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University of Rochester Assistant Professor; Associate Professor; Professor - 236499 in Rochester, New York

Assistant Professor; Associate Professor; Professor Job ID 236499

Location School of Medicine & Dentistry Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 000 Surgery-Cancer Control


NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Research Base

In the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State, The University of Rochester Cancer Center (URCC) NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Research Base at the University of Rochester Medical Center is seeking highly qualified applicants for an open rank tenure-track biostatistician faculty position. Academic rank will be commensurate with credentials and experience. Funded by the NCI to develop and conduct nation-wide clinical trials in cancer control and cancer care delivery research, the Research Base is housed in the Division of Supportive Care in Cancer within the Department of Surgery. Faculty will receive a primary appointment in the Department of Surgery with the possibility of a secondary appointment in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology. The successful candidate will serve as a lead statistician for the Research Base.

The Research Base biostatistics group is comprised of 3-4 biostatisticians (PHD level and Masters level statisticians). Candidates must have ability to lead statistical teams, work in multidisciplinary teams, and work collaboratively with Research Base faculty, as well as, statistical and bioinformatics colleagues from Wilmot Cancer Institute, the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, the NCI and community-based oncology colleagues across the nation. The successful candidate will work, under the direction of the Research Base PIs, to design and conduct single- and multi-site phase I-III clinical trials, prospective cohort trials and correlative studies focused in cancer control and cancer care delivery.

Candidates will be expected to contribute to URCC NCORP Research Base grant proposals and submissions, submit data and reports to NCI, oversee data quality and control, mentor and teach trainees and junior faculty in statistical methods, publish papers as primary author and co-author, and serve on Research Base and NCI committees and task forces as designated by the Research Base PIs. Applicants are required to have interests and excellent expertise in classical methodology such as multi-level longitudinal analysis, survival analysis, non-parametric statistics, generalized linear models and applied statistics.

Applicants are welcome from a variety of statistical training backgrounds and expertise. Candidates with any combination of the following main areas of interest and experience are encouraged to apply: (a) design, conduct, analysis and reporting of clinical trials (randomized, non-randomized, individual, cluster, adaptive trials, stepped wedge design, SMART design, etc, (b) scoring and analysis of patient-reported outcomes, (c) analysis of data from wearable devices such as accelerometers, heart monitors, sleep monitors, smartphones, applications and a wide variety of digital health mobile monitoring and/or sensing devices and electronic platforms, (d) analysis of data from physiological assessments such as indirect calorimetry, isokinetic muscle testing, EMG, plesmography, DEXA, CT, PET and MRI scans, and (e) analysis of immune, genetic, epigenetic, RNA-sequencing and other biomarker data.

Position Qualifications: Doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics or strongly related discipline. Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Candidates for Associate Professor and Professor should also have an established track record of peer-reviewed publications, demonstrated success in attracting extramural research funding through working with multidisciplinary teams, and evidence of teaching/mentoring excellence at the graduate and post-graduate level. The University of Rochester, a private Tier 1 research university founded in 1850 and member of the Association of American Universities (1941). Underrepresented minority candidates (e.g., Women, Blacks, Hispanics, first generation college students, LGBTQI, etc) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested individuals should apply on-line to Job posting #236499 at and should send cover letter, personal statement regarding research, teaching and service, CV, and 3 letters of reference to:

Dr. Karen Mustian

URCC NCORP Research Base Co-Director and MPI

University of Rochester School of Medicine

Department of Surgery

NCI Community Oncology Research Program Research Base

C/O Ms. Shari Hofmann

Post offer health assessment is required. University of Rochester is an equal opportunity employer.

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The University of Rochester is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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