Employment opportunities

The Department of Biostatistics has the open position(s) listed below for which it is presently recruiting.

Faculty Positions

Pranab K. Sen Distinguished Visiting Professor

The Department of Biostatistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking to recruit an aspiring international scholar in statistical science for the Pranab K. Sen Distinguished Visiting Professorship in biostatistics. The position is for the fall semester beginning August 2017 for a period up to five months. The visiting faculty, who will come from an area of statistical science, broadly defined, including bioinformatics, will come to UNC-Chapel Hill to conduct research, possibly teach, and interact with faculty, students, and the university community. The major benefit will be an intensive interaction of the visitor’s strong methodology background with applications to interdisciplinary research underway at UNC-Chapel Hill. The visiting professorship, at the assistant, associate or full professor level, offers salary support commensurate with the rank. Financial support for other expenses such as travel is negotiable. Ideally, the visiting scholar will return to his or her home country for at least one year upon completing the appointment to further expand the reach of interdisciplinary work begun in Chapel Hill. Additional information.

Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty – Statistical Genetics/Genomics/Computation Biology

The Departments of Biostatistics and Genetics at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are seeking applications for multiple tenure-track or tenured positions in statistical genetics/genomics/computational biology, starting in the fall of 2017. Primary appointments will be in the Department of Biostatistics in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, with one of the appointments being joint in the Department of Genetics in the School of Medicine. Appointments may be at the assistant, associate or full professor level, depending on qualifications. At least one position will be at the assistant professor rank. Additional information.

Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Environmental Biostatistics

The Department of Biostatistics seeks to fill one post-doctoral position on its training grant in environmental biostatistics.

The department has numerous exciting research programs of relevance to environmental health science, including focus areas in genomics and big data, and the postdoctoral scholars funded by this grant span the three disciplines of biostatistics, environmental health science, and environmental epidemiology. The department is a center of cutting-edge research in statistical science with strong collaborative relationships within the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, ranked second nationally. Postdoctoral scholars funded on this grant are free to work with a wide variety of faculty members in biostatistics as primary mentors and to collaborate on research relevant to environmental health science with faculty members throughout the university. Additional information.

Staff Positions

Research Project Director – Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center

Acts as the project director or project manager for Data Coordinating Center activities of multi-site observational public health studies or clinical trials. Duties include directing the activities of large project teams, lead internal and external meetings, interfacing with study investigators, clinical sites, reading centers and project sponsors around the country, providing professional support and leadership for all study staff/personnel, and monitoring the timelines, quality and budget of all project tasks. Also includes functional management of one or more social/clinical research staff and the development and implementation of new Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center (CSCC) initiatives and standard operating procedures. Successful research supervisors must be leaders, innovative problem solvers and creative strategists with excellent communication skills and technical familiarity with data management and/or statistical programming. Additional information.

Assistant Director of Operations – Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center

The assistant director of operations for the Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center (CSCC) reports to the center’s director and leads the operational and strategic planning activities of the center. The assistant director of operations and the CSCC director are jointly responsible for overseeing every aspect of the CSCC, with assistance from other members of the leadership team, namely the deputy director and the heads of the CSCC’s functional groups (administration, biostatistics, data management, information technology, project management, research/project support, and statistical programming). Additional information.

Student Career Opportunities

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