Biostatistician, Assistant or Associate Professor

  • Dalhousie University, Community Health and Epidemiology Department
  • Halifax, NS, Canada
  • Dec 02, 2019
Full time   Medicine & Dentistry

Job Description

Tenure-stream Faculty Position – Biostatistician, Assistant or Associate Professor

Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University


The Department of Community Health and Epidemiology in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University invites applications for a Tenure-stream Biostatistician at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.


Dalhousie University is a leading academic and research institution in Atlantic Canada. The Department of Community Health and Epidemiology is a vibrant and research-intensive department of 18 full-time faculty and more than 50 cross-appointed faculty with grant funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and many other national and provincial funding agencies. The Department offers MSc and Ph.D. training in Epidemiology and Applied Health Research, has recently integrated the Master of Health Informatics program, and contributes to the undergraduate medical education program. The Department houses key university and province-wide resources, including Health Data Nova Scotia, the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, and the Health and Environments Research Centre Laboratory, and works closely with the Maritime Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research SUPPORT Unit, housed by Nova Scotia Health Authority, providing leadership on its advisory and scientific committees.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Candidates must have a PhD in Biostatistics or a related field, completed by the start date of the appointment. They will be expected to: (1) have strong training and experience in the application of statistical methods to: epidemiology; clinical research; public and population health research; and/or health services research; (2) demonstrate the ability to carry out independent research in their field and have the potential to lead an externally funded program of research; (3) demonstrate a strong interest and aptitude for teaching and student mentorship; and (4) demonstrate a commitment to working collaboratively with colleagues and students in the Department and the University.

Application Details


Applications will be accepted until January 30, 2020. A complete application includes a curriculum vitae, a statement of current and proposed research, and a teaching dossier. Applications must be submitted on-line at:


For information about the job requirements, please contact the Chair of the Search & Selection Committee, Dr. Yukiko Asada, via email at For information about the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, please contact the Department Administrator, Jillian Slevin via email at


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit


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Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted until January 30, 2020.