The Department of Biostatistics, founded in 2003, is currently home to 52 faculty members and nearly 60 staff biostatisticians, bioinformaticians, data scientists, analysts, and application developers. It is a supportive community that celebrates teamwork across many areas of expertise. The department places a strong emphasis on continuing education and professional development. Its members are expected to be at the forefront of biomedical research.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a top-ranked healthcare provider and research institution located in Nashville, Tennessee—a vibrant metropolis known proudly as Music City, USA. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine hosts one of the nation’s top 15 research programs, according to U.S. News and World Report’s annual ranking of top medical schools for research, released in the 2022 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is on the USNWR 2021–2023 Honor Rolls of America's Best Hospitals (the top 20 out of more than 5,000 evaluated) and Becker's "Great hospitals in America." In the 2022 USNWR survey of top biostatistics graduate programs (conducted quadriennially), ours is ranked 13th.
We are accepting applications for new faculty positions on the Basic Science Educator track. Our ideal candidates are enthusiastic about biostatistics and data science methods research, devoted to teaching and mentorship, and keen to engage in interdisciplinary collaborative research projects with investigators from across the medical center, as well as with staff biostatisticians and PhD/MS students.
We seek highly motivated researchers with significant interest and/or experience in the following:
• Methodological development and implementation in transplantation science and other clinical and translational research. The individual selected for this position can expect to work closely with the Vanderbilt Biostatistics Data Coordinating Center (VBDCC), Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR), and other research support teams.
• Global health research, particularly with regards to HIV and TB prevention and treatment. We are recruiting for this position in partnership with the Aurum Institute, which is headquartered in Johannesburg. Candidates for this position must be willing and able to spend several months per year in South Africa. This faculty member will also work closely with Vanderbilt's Division of Infectious Diseases.
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