Biostatistics Employment Opportunities

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

Assistant Department Chair for Finance and Administration

The Department of Biostatistics (BIOS) is internationally recognized as a leader in Biostatistics research and training. It is one of eight departments in the Gillings School of Global Public Health whose mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of the population. This mission is accomplished through the interaction of teaching, research and service. The department is one of the largest, most complex departments on campus, for FY16, Biostatistics was 7th in research funding at UNC Chapel Hill and currently has almost 300 employees. The total operating budget is $30 million. The Department has 49 EHRA and EHRA Non-Faculty members, 72 permanent staff members and 145 temporary employees. The Department has 193 students (144 graduate students and 49 undergraduate students). The Department of Biostatistics is housed in three different locations: administrative and faculty offices, including a suite of offices for graduate students in McGavran-Greenberg Hall, the Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center (CSCC) at CVS Plaza building and the Carolina Survey Research Laboratory (CSRL) at Bolin Creek Center.

This position is responsible for managing the department’s overall budget, planning and reporting on financial issues. The position is responsible for ensuring compliance with relevant external and University policies related to business practices, research practices and human resources. The position is responsible for oversight of departmental administrative staff and services including IT and space management. This position also provides administrative guidance and supervision to the Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center (CSCC) Business Manager and accounting personnel at the CSCC. The position reports to the department Chair, but serves the needs of department faculty in support of their research, academic and service missions.

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Biostatistics Faculty Position – Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center (CSCC)

The Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center (CSCC) in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) is seeking applications for a faculty appointment in the Department of Biostatistics in UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. The track (tenured, research, clinical, or practice) and rank will depend on qualifications and research focus of the applicant.

Strong preference will be given to applicants with experience commensurate with appointment at the associate or full professor level. A doctoral degree in biostatistics or equivalent is required. Applicants should have broad research interests, with a strong publications record, and experience working at a coordinating center or equivalent. Applicants should have the potential to serve as coordinating center Principal Investigator for multi-center clinical trials and epidemiological studies and the ability to engage in collaborative research. Additional information.

Visiting / Part-time Faculty – Pranab K. Sen Distinguished Visiting Professor

The Department of Biostatistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) 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 2018 for a period up to five months, or for summer 2018 up to three months. Preference will be given to applicants from developing countries as defined by the Departments of Biostatistics and Statistics and Operations Research and in consort with the dean of the Gillings School of Global Public Health. Preference will also be given to applicants who provide a plan of proposed research. The visiting faculty, who will come from an area of statistical science, broadly defined, including bioinformatics, will come to UNC-CH 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-CH. 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.  Applicants should hold a PhD in statistics or biostatistics or have commensurate educational background.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions

Postdoctoral Trainee – Environmental Biostatistics, Statistical Genetics and Genomics

The Department of Biostatistics seeks to fill one post-doctoral position on its training grant in environmental biostatistics. Research topic for this position may involve but is not restricted to developing and applying statistical and computational methods for analysis of high-throughput genetic and genomic data, with environmental factors/exposures.

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.

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