University of Houston — Open Rank Faculty Position in Biostatistics and Biostatistician for the Humana Integrated Health System Sciences Institute

Summary:  

The Department of Health Systems and Population Health Sciences in the newly established University of Houston College of Medicine invites applications for a faculty position in the field of biostatistics and as a biostatistician within the Humana Integrated Health System Sciences Institute. We are recruiting new faculty that have achieved excellence in education and research and are prepared to contribute to our bold vision (http://www.uh.edu/medicine/). 

This faculty is expected to engage in collaborative research within the Department, Institute, College, and University, teach medical students, and, when appropriate, mentor junior faculty and students. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in biostatistics, or a related field, with a track record as an investigator on grants and evidence of interactive, integrative, and cross-disciplinary teaching experience. Candidates are expected to participate in funded research through active collaboration with faculty members at the University of Houston. Ideal candidates should also have interest in primary care, public health, population health, or value-based payment models and have expertise in clinical trials, observational studies, longitudinal studies, diagnostic studies, bioinformatics, surveillance, Bayesian statistics, risk prediction, geospatial analyses, or machine learning.  

The faculty will be a critical force for planning, funding, promoting, and executing programs for the Department and Institute. The newly formed Institute has a mission to improve the value of healthcare, with a focus on primary care, through research, training, and community engagement. Its research will further treatment models, advance clinical sciences in areas such as primary care, nursing, social work, optometry, and pharmacy, and enhance value through high-value care and value-based payment. Its training will prepare health professions students, faculty, and practitioners to thrive in and shape health systems while its engagement activities will partner with communities in pursuit of well-being. 

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching (1-page) and research interests and experience (1-page), students’ evaluations, and names and contact information of three references. 

Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Department of Health Systems and Population Health Sciences Faculty 
    • Supervising and executing relevant aspects of the research process, including question formulation, study design, study implementation, data analysis, and dissemination of results
    • Collaborating with research partners, including the University of Houston’s Colleges, Departments, and Institutes and external organizations
    • Securing extramural funding
    • Developing and teaching relevant sessions within the medical school curriculum, including biostatistics, population health, and research design
    • Supervising medical student scholarly projects 
    • Developing and implementing data management policies
    • Providing feedback to mentees, staff, and students
    • Contributing to relevant College of Medicine committees 
  • Humana Institute Biostatistician 
    • Participating in research, service, and educational activities that contribute to the mission of the Humana Institute
    • Collaborating with Humana researchers

Salary commensurate with academic achievements and experience.

Full-Time: 1 FTE

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in biostatistics, or a related field such as epidemiology, data science, or psychology with extensive statistical training or experience
  • Evidence of scholarly experience and productivity 
  • Track record of extramural funding as a principal investigator, co-investigator
  • Commitment to innovative approaches to education and learning
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with building partnerships across disciplines in pursuit of educational or research objectives
  • Experience analyzing data from clinical trials
  • Advanced analytic software skills (e.g., SAS, SPSS, Stata, SUDAAN, or R)
  • Experience with cross-disciplinary teaching in an integrated medical curricula
  • Experience using different teaching methods which may include case-based learning, ‘flipped classroom’, problem-based learning, interactive large group presentation, and audience response systems. 
  • Experience with curricular and instructional design
  • Experience teaching biostatistics for health professions students
  • Experience with administrative responsibilities within an academic environment.
  • Experience with student mentoring and advising

Rank and salary commensurate with academic achievements and experience.

To Apply:

Open Rank Faculty-Biostatistics & Biostatistician, Humana Institute UH College of Medicine

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Houston is the nation’s fourth largest city that offers a great quality of life that includes affordable housing options in excellent school districts, world-class arts, pro sports, award-winning cuisine and employment opportunities in numerous industries throughout the region.

The University of Houston is located in close proximity to the Texas Medical Center, which is home to The MD Anderson Cancer Center, UT Medical School, Michael E. DeBakey Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, and Baylor College of Medicine, among other institutions. This environment is rich in potential for numerous collaborative opportunities.

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