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

Professor and Chair of Biostatistics

The Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for Professor and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics. The candidate must be eligible for appointment at the rank of Full Professor with tenure and have an outstanding publication and funding record as well as an international reputation in biostatistics. She or he must have a demonstrated commitment to: professional and public service, interdisciplinary collaboration, promotion of diversity and inclusion, mentoring and teaching 21st century learners. The candidate should be an innovator with demonstrated leadership, communication and administrative abilities who can help the department articulate its mission and promote strategies to achieve that mission. The applicant should have a proven ability to think and lead strategically, and to balance multiple priorities, assist with development activities and manage the finances and human resources of our large, dynamic and diverse department. Candidates should also be prepared to serve as a leader in the School and to collaborate across the School and University with other department and senior leaders.
The Department of Biostatistics is internationally recognized as a leader in Biostatistics research and training. It is one of seven departments in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and was founded in 1949 with the mission to improve the health and wellbeing of the population. This mission is accomplished through the interaction of teaching, research and service. Major research strengths include: genomics and statistical genetics, survival analysis, analyses relevant to environmental health, precision health, machine learning/artificial intelligence, imaging, longitudinal data, and semiparametric inference, among other areas. The Department of Biostatistics has advanced a major teaching and research initiative in data science in recent years. The department has NIH training grants in genomics, imaging, environmental health, and Big data. In the US News & World Report, the department is ranked #4 in the US and ranks 1st in NIH funding. Biostatistics was 4th among all departments and centers across campus in research funding at UNC Chapel Hill for fiscal year 2019, with $47M sponsored research awards to faculty. The Department ( consists of 18 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 15 fixed-term faculty, 7 joint faculty, 73 permanent staff members and 49 temporary employees. As part of its mission to solve public health problems, the Department of Biostatistics houses the highly successful Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center (CSCC) and the Carolina Survey Research Laboratory (CSRL). The Department has 125 doctoral students, 59 master’s students, and 51 undergraduate students.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the nation’s first state university, distinguished by its academic prestige and unlimited opportunities for collaboration on campus, across the state and the nation, and globally. At the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, diversity, inclusiveness and civility are core values as well as characteristics of the School. We strongly encourage applications from diverse individuals, including but not limited to diversity in characteristics such as race/ethnicity, color, national origin, age, gender, socioeconomic background, religion, creed, veteran’s status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation and disability. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Inclusive Excellence is a core value at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. We expect our faculty and staff to actively contribute to fostering an academic workplace climate that is welcoming and supportive for all.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit a curriculum vitae and letter describing their specific leadership and administrative qualifications and interest in the position to:

Biostatistics Faculty Position – Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty

The Department of Biostatistics is seeking applications for up to two tenure-track or tenured positions.  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.
The focus of the search is on areas of biostatistics related to big data and complex data, including but not limited to electronic health record data, precision medicine, data linkage and integration, machine learning, medical imaging, among other areas.
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Biostatistics Faculty Position – Open Rank Fixed-Term Faculty

The Department of Biostatistics in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the School of Nursing (SON) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are seeking a non-tenure Research- or Clinical-track faculty member with strong interest and commitment to engage in collaborative research in nursing, teach, and conduct independent methodological research at a level commensurate with the non-tenure Research- or Clinical track. This 12-month full-time position is open at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank with primary appointment in Biostatistics and secondary appointment in Nursing.
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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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Student Career Opportunities

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Post-doctoral Research Associate

The Department of Biostatistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks to fill one post-doctoral position in Bayesian Clinical Trial Design and Computation. The position involves both subject-matter and methodologic research. The post-doctoral fellow will work under the supervision of Drs. Joseph Ibrahim and Matthew Psioda to design and develop statistical software for innovative Bayesian clinical trial designs and to develop statistical methods for new innovative Bayesian clinical trial designs.

Candidates must have a PhD in Statistics, Biostatistics, Computer science or a related discipline.

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Postdoctoral Trainee

The Department of Biostatistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 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 #2 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.

The typical successful applicant has a strong quantitative background with a doctorate in biostatistics, statistics, or a related discipline.

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