Assistant/Associate Professor, Preventive Medicine--Biostatistics - 35614

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS

The Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seeks highly qualified applicants for a full-time faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  Responsibilities include biostatistical research with applications to epidemiologic studies, particularly in the area of cardiovascular disease and aging.  The Department of Preventive Medicine has long-standing success in conducting high-quality epidemiologic cardiovascular research and in developing novel biostatistical methods in the context of such research. Additional faculty/investigators are needed in order to develop innovative analytic methodology while pursuing several research projects, including but not limited to epidemiologic, genomic, health services research using electronic health records, and prevention research in cardiovascular disease. The Department specifically seeks experienced faculty/ investigators with a strong theoretical biostatistics background, and prior collaborative experience in epidemiological cohort studies.  Additional expertise in biostatistical methods related to genetic epidemiology, longitudinal/repeated measures, hierarchical modeling or survival analysis is not required, but is a plus. The successful candidate will be expected to be a co-investigator on current and future federally funded epidemiological studies and may develop independently-funded research as principal investigator, as appropriate.  The department has a Division of Biostatistics consisting of 20 full-time faculty biostatisticians who provide a collegial, biostatistical environment.  Faculty are expected to teach in one of Northwestern’s Program in Public Health academic programs and mentoring master’s students and postdoctoral fellows. The position is based in the Feinberg School of Medicine on the Chicago lakefront campus.  Association with the Department of Statistics on the Evanston campus is possible.

Qualified candidates will have a PhD in Biostatistics or Statistics. Experience in biostatistics methodology research and epidemiologic studies is required.  Good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team are essential. Academic primary appointment will be in the Division of Biostatistics, Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. This full-time faculty position carries the title Assistant or Associate Professor and is part of the Team Scientist faculty track. The department has a long history of mentoring junior faculty biostatisticians successfully. As part of general faculty responsibilities, participation in department meetings as well as departmental, school and university-wide committees is expected. Participation in scientific meetings and scholarly activities to build national reputation are encouraged and expected.  Successful candidates can anticipate excellent benefits and a competitive base salary commensurate with experience.

The start date is negotiable and the position will remain open until filled.

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