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Statistician/Bio-statistician Faculty Position

University of Utah
Bonnie, Utah
Closing date
Jun 8, 2023

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Position Type
Research Scientist / Analyst
Full Time
Organization Type
Position Information
Position/Rank Rank and Track Dependent on Qualifications
Department 00964 - DFPM-Division of Public Health
City Salt Lake City, UT
Track Track Dependent on Qualifications
New Position to Begin When filled
The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine is seeking exceptional candidates for a statistician or biostatistician faculty position. Rank and track are dependent on qualifications. We seek applications from exceptional individuals in statistics or biostatistics.
Qualified individuals with substantive expertise in the expert integration of statistics with public health, epidemiology, health services research, community-engaged research, mixed methods, translational science, clinical research, and implementation science research are strongly encouraged to apply.
This faculty position is primarily dedicated to conducting extramurally-funded research as either a co-investigator or principal investigator, but will also provide opportunities for teaching and leadership for educating graduate biostatistics students, involvement in administration/service, and collaborative research/statistical consulting. Leadership opportunities include the Director of the Biostatistical Support Unit within the Department. The successful candidate will have opportunities for collaboration with the broader biostatistics community at the University of Utah through affiliation with the Division of Biostatistics in the Department of Population Health Sciences and through membership in the Study Design and Biostatistics Center ( SDBC ) of the University of Utah's Clinical and Translational Science Awards ( CTSA ) Program.
Candidates should possess a doctoral degree in statistics or biostatistics from an accredited institution of higher education. Candidates interested in positions on the tenure track are expected to demonstrate excellent potential (Assistant Professor) or a track record (Associate/Full Professor) of obtaining extramural funding to advance their research program. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills in English are necessary.
Faculty rank and salary level is competitive and commensurate with experience. The position offers opportunity to collaborate with teams of highly successful researchers in the department as well as in the University of Utah Health Sciences, including the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, Huntsman Cancer Institute, the Salt Lake City Veteran's Affairs Center of Innovation, the Woman and Child Institute, the Utah Genome Project/Precision Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Center, the Diabetes-Metabolism Research Center, and the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences. Additional collaborative opportunities are available across the University of Utah in areas such as psychology, sociology, business, social work, engineering, anthropology, economics, etc.
Additional preferred qualifications:
• Postdoctoral or fellowship research training
• Strong record of peer-reviewed publications
• Strong record of obtaining extramural research funding
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively on concurrent research projects
• Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral skills
The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine was founded in 1970 making it one of the oldest and most established family medicine departments in the country. Currently ranked #2 in NIH funding in the 2020 Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research report, the Department comprises four complimentary Divisions: Public Health, Physician Assistant Studies, Family Medicine, and Occupational and Environmental Health. The Department offers eight different graduate degrees, teaches medical students, and trains residents in Family Medicine and Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine optimizes quality of life through scholarship that advances health and well being in home, workplaces, and communities. We value intellectual curiosity, respectful working environment, integrity, collaboration, accountability, and excellence.
The University of Utah was founded in 1850, is a member of the PAC -12, is ranked as one of the top US public research universities and is particularly distinguished in medicine, genetics, and engineering. Located in Salt Lake City adjacent to the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the flagship institution of higher learning in Utah, serving over 31,000 students, including over 2,000 international students and scholars from over 114 different countries.
Candidates should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae, along with the completed application. The online application is available at:
Please contact Alex Lenzen, ( with any questions regarding this posting.
University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and Respect. University of Utah Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.
Each employee has a unique background and life experience. We believe that maximizing diversity fuels the success of our organization. In your cover letter or during your interview, we invite you to share how your background, beliefs, and experience will prepare you to be effective in working in an environment that values diversity and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
EEO/Non-Discrimination Information
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.
Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.
To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:
Director/ Title IX Coordinator
Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)
135 Park Building
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Online reports may be submitted at
For more information:
To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (" URS "). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.
Special Instructions for Candidates
Open Date 08/06/2021
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Requisition Number PRN02719F
Type Faculty

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