Full Professor and Chief of Division of Biostatistics

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The University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences is seeking to fill a faculty position for Chief of the Division of Biostatistics at the Full Professor level.

Full Recruitment Information

As Professor and Chief of the Division of Biostatistics, the appointee chosen for the position will be expected to:

  • Develop, in collaboration with faculty and staff, the vision and strategic priorities for the Division’s operations and growth.
  • Represent the Division in Department, School of Medicine, and University affairs, as well as in outside professional settings.
  • Oversee, in collaboration with the Department Chair, the teaching and academic program responsibilities of Division faculty.
  • Oversee, in collaboration with the Department Chair and staff, Division faculty affairs, including recruitment, mentoring, merits, and promotions.
  • Contribute to the Department’s leadership and governance, along with the Department Chair, Vice Chairs and other Division Chiefs, to promote the goals of the Department.
  • Provide intellectual leadership, in collaboration with Division faculty, for major team science initiatives including the Clinical and Translational Science Center, Comprehensive Cancer Center, and other UC Davis and national partnerships.
  • Maintain an independent research program.
  • Foster an academic environment that stimulates collaborative and independent research by Division of Biostatistics faculty.
  • Teach and mentor students in one or more settings such as graduate programs in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Clinical Research, and Public Health; the medical degree program; or post-graduate training.

Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in biostatistics or statistics. An established record of collaborative and independent biostatistics methodological research is required, including recent peer-reviewed publications; demonstrated experience with the design, analysis, and reporting of epidemiologic and/or clinical studies; and experience in obtaining extramural grant funding. Candidates must have strong written and verbal communication skills. Previous leadership experience in a School of Medicine or School of Public Health is highly desirable.

Candidates must have the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment.

The fields of specialization are open, but particular consideration will be given to candidates with experience and/or interests in collaborative biomedical research.

The following are examples of areas of potential interest:

  • Preclinical or translational science
  • Clinical trials
  • Epidemiological/observational studies
  • “Big data” statistics: omics, administrative data and/or electronic health records
  • Biomarker discovery
  • Cancer

Basic qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, or a related field.
  • Established record of collaborative and independent methodological research, including recent peer-reviewed publications; demonstrated experience with the design, analysis, and reporting of epidemiologic and/or medical studies.
  • Experience in obtaining grant funding.
  • Experience in teaching biostatistics to non-statisticians.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Candidates must have the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment.

Additional qualifications:

  • Leadership experience in a School of Medicine or School of Public Health.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in clinical/ translational science.

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