Assistant Research Professor, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

  • George Washington University
  • Washington, DC
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time

Job Description

 Posting Number: F002068

Rank: Assistant Research Professor

Discipline: Public Health

Specialty: Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology

Contract Type: Research

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Position Description Summary

The Biostatistics Center (Center) of the George Washington Milken Institute School of Public Health (GWSPH) is recruiting a 12-month Assistant Research Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics to serve as Co-Investigator on an existing grant studying diabetes or other conditions. As a member of the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (DBB) faculty, the candidate will participate in Milken Institute School of Public Health faculty activities as well as educational activities at the graduate level. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. GW has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and accordingly we encourage applications from members of underrepresented populations. Position will begin in Fall 2022.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will join a highly competent team of research biostatisticians and bioinformaticians, contribute to the design and analysis of major medical studies, seek substantive scientific responsibility and statistical leadership, interact with medical investigators, participate in the publication of major papers in leading medical journals, and make an impact on issues important to public health through contributions in multiple facets of project involvement. The successful candidate will be expected to develop expertise in the design, conduct, analysis, and reporting of multi-center collaborative research, with the career goal of directing a research project as the principal investigator of the coordinating center with NIH funding.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must either have a Doctorate in Statistics, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Epidemiology or Medicine, or have completed all of the requirements for the degree other than completion of dissertation, and have excellent oral and written communication skills, and pre- or post-doctoral collaborative medical research experience and publications as a co-investigator. Applicants pending completion of the dissertation will be considered for a conditional specialized faculty appointment at the rank of Research Instructor and must have their doctoral degree conferred by within 6 months of the start date of the position.

Other Information

Founded in 1972 and located in proximity of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Biostatistics Center is celebrating 50 years of groundbreaking research that has improved the health outcomes and quality of life for millions of people worldwide. The Center has a 50-year history of leadership in practice-changing clinical trials and biostatistical methodology research. Research studies conducted by the Center have been: recognized in reports to the United States President and Congress, cited in reports from the United States White House, recognized in Time Magazine's The Year in Medicine, named the #1 advance in medicine by the Harvard Health Letter, received the Society for Clinical Trials (SCT) "Trial of the Year" Award, received the Norman F. Gant Award for best research in maternal medicine, recognized in Clinical Research Forum's Top Ten Awards, featured in People magazine, recognized in "Drazen's Dozen". The Center has published over 60 publications in the New England Journal of Medicine, and hundreds in other medical journals, and over 250 methodological publications.

The Center's mission is to: provide leadership and expertise in the execution of all types of studies including clinical trials, observational studies, genetics and diagnostic studies; to foster biostatistical science by developing and implementing innovative approaches for the design, monitoring, analysis, and reporting of clinical research studies; and to provide training and education relevant to clinical trials and other clinical research.

The Center has a staff of over 110 with more than 40 biostatisticians/epidemiologists that includes more Fellows of the Society for Clinical Trials (SCT) than any other institution. Twenty faculty members at the Center provide biostatistical leadership and manage $65-70 million annually for projects in medical areas such as diabetes, maternal fetal medicine, infectious disease, and cardiovascular disease. 

For further information about the Center, please see:

Launched in summer of 2019, the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics elevates Milken Institute School of Public Health's commitment to the quantitative sciences and supports the university-wide focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The vision of the Department is to improve public health through excellence in education and teaching in biostatistics and bioinformatics, transformative scientific research, and dedicated service to the university, profession and community.

For further information about DBB, please see:[VJP1] 

Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered please complete an online faculty application at The following documents are required:

1) Curriculum Vitae

2) Cover letter including a synopsis of your experience and qualifications including any medical scientific presentations or publications

3) Statement of research experience, interest, and plans to include a statement of career goals and how this position can help you achieve those goals.

Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on August 5, 2022 and will remain ongoing until the position is filled. Three letters of reference will be requested from the position finalists. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

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Open Until Filled: Yes

Background Screening
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EEO Statement

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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