Assistant Professor. Department of Biostatistics University of Iowa

The University of Iowa Department of Biostatistics invites applications for an open tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Existing departmental methodological research interests include Bayesian modeling and inference, causal inference, clinical trials, clustering, computational statistics, epidemic modeling, high-dimensional data analysis, longitudinal data analysis, model selection, network data analysis, penalized likelihood models, predictive modeling, semiparametric and nonparametric modeling, spatial and spatio-temporal modeling, statistical genetics and genomics, statistical and machine learning, survival data analysis, syndromic surveillance, and time series analysis. The Department is looking to hire faculty who will either enhance or complement these research areas. Qualified candidates with all areas of expertise will be given full consideration. The position requires a PhD or equivalent in Biostatistics, Statistics, or a related area, as well as evidence of excellent written and verbal communication skills. The successful candidate must demonstrate the potential to develop a research agenda comprised of methodological and applied interdisciplinary contributions, the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team, the potential to excel as a teacher and mentor, and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The successful candidate will be involved in teaching, service, and research. The Department of Biostatistics is currently comprised of 14 primary faculty, 13 adjunct/secondary faculty, 30 staff and approximately 70 graduate students ( The Department includes the Clinical Trials and Statistical Data Management Center ( and provides leadership to the Center for Public Health Statistics ( The Department offers MPH, MS, and PhD degrees in Biostatistics. Computational resources provided through the department and college include support for workstations and servers using all major operating systems, a computer lab for instructional purposes with both Linux and Windows machines, and access to dedicated nodes in the University's high performance computing cluster. Department faculty members enjoy strong collaborative relationships with other departments in the College of Public Health, as well as the Carver College of Medicine, the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Veteran's Administration Medical Center, and other groups across campus. Information about The University of Iowa is available at Candidates must submit applications online at requisition #74297. Screening of applications will commence December 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references who would be willing to provide letters of recommendation upon request. Potential applicants may direct questions about the position or their application to the search committee co-chairs, Chris Coffey ( and Jake Oleson (, the Department Chair, Joe Cavanaugh (, or the email address The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

University of Iowa College of Public Health
Contact: Janet Duncan

Telephone: 3193841526
145 N Riverside Dr S170
Iowa City, IA 52242 United States

Director, Biostatistics Program Office

This position will serve as the Director of the Biostatistics Program Office (BPO) and will oversee a team of biostatisticians that collaborate with and provide support for clinical and translational research in both the intramural and extramural programs of the National Institutes of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The position is within the Office of the Director (OD) and is a direct report to the Deputy Director, NIDDK. The Office of the Director is composed of the BPO, Regulatory Support Program, NIDDK Central Repository and the Technology Advancement office (TAO). These independent programs collaborate to serve as important components that make up the Office of Clinical Research Support (OCRS). The OCRS is responsible for coordinating the development of policies and procedures to guide extramural NIDDK-funded clinical studies and clinical trials, for ensuring that such research is compliant with all NIH and HHS human subjects research policies, and that planning for and management of clinical and translational research is consistent, rigorous, effective and efficient across all divisions. The BPO is a new component of the OD. Historically, NIDDK has had individual Biostatistics staff supporting intramural and extramural activities with multiple, separate reporting structures. NIDDK has now grouped its senior biostatisticians into a single team in the BPO that will work cooperatively to provide more strategic and comprehensive support to both our intramural investigators and our extramural research program under the leadership and supervision of this new position. The incumbent also will have the opportunity to conduct independent research that is consistent or aligned with the Institute’s needs and mission. Specific Responsibilities The incumbent will be responsible for building the BPO program and providing leadership and supervisory oversight to at least three senior biostatisticians engaged in BPO activities to meet the needs of NIDDK intramural and extramural research endeavors. Given that this is a new Office, the incumbent will engage with IC leadership, working closely with the Deputy Director, the Clinical Director of our Intramural program, and other senior members of OD to identify the NIDDK biostatistics needs and set the future direction of the BPO and any new hiring for this group to meet those needs. Frequent communication with intramural and extramural staff and periodic assessment of success in meeting their biostatistics needs are expected from the BPO Director. The BPO Director is responsible for ensuring that the BPO addresses biostatistics needs of NIDDK intramural and extramural staff and directly assist with these activities, as needed. On the intramural side, the BPO will provide expert advice to NIDDK intramural investigators on design, implementation, and statistical analysis of research studies; provide training and updates on newer methods to both junior and senior investigators; and assist investigators with reporting. On the extramural side, the Office will be responsible for providing strategic direction and advice to senior NIDDK extramural staff from the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic diseases (DEM), the Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (DDN), and the Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases (KUH), and the Office of Obesity Research on the design and feasibility of proposed research studies and the conduct and analyses of ongoing studies. The BPO will similarly provide training and updates on emerging new statistical methods to our Extramural Program staff, advise on reporting, and participate more broadly in OCRS-support of extramural activities. The incumbent will serve as an expert advisor to NIDDK and to other governmental and non-governmental research groups in areas relating to the development and application of statistical techniques to research in the biological and medical sciences. Governmental groups include the CDC, FDA, NIH Offices including Disease Prevention and Nutrition Research, the NIH Clinical Trials Operations Workgroup, and NIH biostatistics groups at NCI, NHLBI, NIAID, NICHD and other institutes and centers. Non-governmental research groups include academic institutions and research institutes such as the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The individual will advise the institute and our collaborators/partners on study design and study execution, where appropriate. The position requires an individual with excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to lead the work of a team on a large number of varied and unique projects. The individual must also have extensive knowledge and experience in the design and analysis of clinical and translational research studies. They must have a wide range of skills and knowledge to support a BPO that covers all areas of statistics and study design for clinical studies that range in size from smaller intramural research protocols to large extramural multi-center longitudinal studies and clinical trials and analytic approaches for a variety of data types ranging from qualitative data to large-scale -omics data. The position also requires the incumbent to have extensive experience and expertise in the area of trial design, analysis, and data coordinating center functions, including definitions of outcomes, methods for sample size estimation, preparation of data and safety monitoring plans, development of instruments for data capture and documentation, knowledge of systems for data entry and quality control, randomization procedures, statistical analysis of study data including modeling and graphical techniques, the preparation of reports for and familiarity with data and safety monitoring boards, and expertise in standard statistical software and database management programs. The individual might also be called when a study hits unexpected complexity, emergent crises, or consistently misses targets. Such situations may need a creative expert in cutting-edge methodology to help find a reasonable path forward. The ideal candidate also will be familiar with statistical programs at other NIH Institutes and Centers including NHLBI, NIAID, and NCI. Supervisory Responsibilities The BPO Director serves as a first line supervisor and exercises the full range of supervisor responsibilities. These responsibilities include monitoring and evaluating performance of BPO staff; making recommendations for personnel actions including promotions, reassignments, awards and adverse/disciplinary actions; interviewing candidates for positions; hearing and resolving complaints from employees; identifying developmental and training needs; reviewing and discussing evaluations; and recommending performance awards and salary/bonus distribution for exceptional employees. The BPO Director actively supports and promotes acceptance and adherence to provisions of special programs such as Equal Employment Opportunity, safety, and internal controls. LOCATION: Bethesda, MD REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must possess a doctoral degree in biostatistics or statistics. Also required is the extensive knowledge and experience in the design and analysis of clinical research studies; experience with Data Coordinating Centers, extensive teaching or mentoring experience, and demonstrated activities related to advancing the biomedical data ecosystem; and experience in managing personnel including Masters- and PhD-level biostatisticians. The applicant should have excellent communication and organizational skills with the ability to lead and work collaboratively on numerous and unique projects to solve problems and to make informed decisions. SALARY/BENEFITS: Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate. Full Federal benefits will be provided, including retirement, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, leave, and a Thrift Savings Plan (401K equivalent). A recruitment or relocation bonus may be available, and relocation expenses may be paid. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT: Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization. The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. STANDARDS OF CONDUCT/FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: The NIH inspires public confidence in our science by maintaining high ethical principles. NIH employees are subject to Federal government-wide regulations and statutes, as well as agency-specific regulations described at We encourage applicants to review this information. The position is subject to a background investigation and requires the incumbent to complete a public financial disclosure report prior to the effective date of the appointment. FOREIGN EDUCATION: Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside of the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is equivalent to education received in accredited education institutions in the United States. We will only accept the completed foreign education evaluation. For more information on foreign education verification, visit the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) website. Verification must be received prior to the effective date of the appointment. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: NIH provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodations during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and bibliography, and full contact information for three references. Application packages should be sent via e-mail to Katie Tucker For further information about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair: Theo Heller, M.D., Review of applications will begin on or about November 5, 2021, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR BIRTH DATE OR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER ON APPLICATION MATERIALS. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers and encourage application from women and minorities.

Contact: Katie Tucker

Telephone: 3014512847
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20892 United States

Research Career Fair - Pre-registration

Overview Please join us on Wednesday, September 29th from 2pm-5pm at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester, MA for the UMass Chan Medical School Research Career Fair! We have many opportunities available from entry-level to experienced Researchers! For more information, please visit: Research Career Fair Flyer ( Apply Here: PI147134453

University of Massachusetts Medical School
Contact: Viji Dinakaran

Telephone: 8888888888
Apply Online
Worcester, Massachusetts 01655 United States