Weill Cornell Medicine — Tenure Track Faculty Position, Biostatistics / Data Coordinating Center Director

Tenure Track Faculty Position
Data Coordinating Center Director
Division of Biostatistics
Department of Population Health Science

Biostatistics is a division within the Department of Population Health Science, the flagship population health research department of Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. The Division of Biostatistics seeks multiple full-time tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. This is a full-time (100% FTE), 12-month service period position. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Population Health Science (https://hpr.weill.cornell.edu/) is home to six Divisions. The Department is multi-disciplinary with substantial research strengths across a variety of areas including health policy and economics, health data science and data analytics, health informatics, comparative effectiveness & outcomes research, healthcare delivery science, epidemiology, and biostatistics. The Division of Biostatistics is comprised of faculty and master’s level staff dedicated to careers developing, applying, and teaching the highest standard of biostatistical methods. Through education, scholarship, and collaboration, we strive for transformative impact on population health, clinical outcomes, and health services research to inform prevention and treatment strategies.

The Division is searching for a senior statistician to build and lead a Data Coordinating Center (DCC) that will support clinical research initiatives across the Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) campus, obtain new DCC grants or contracts, and expand our capability in this area. Preference would be for a focus in cardiology or pulmonary diseases, but this is not required. Candidates should have considerable experience collaborating on clinical research studies in an academic health care setting as well as leading a statistics and data coordination group. Statistical methodological research relevant to clinical trials, especially pragmatic trials, is desirable. Excellent academic writing and communication skills must be clearly demonstrated. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD in biostatistics or related field
  • At least 10 years of experience as a biostatistician in a collaborative clinical research setting
  • A successful record in a leadership role in one or more DCCs
  • Experience developing/enhancing infrastructure required for an efficient DCC operation
  • Demonstrated ability to design and analyze randomized clinical trials and/or observational studies
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate well with clinical researchers
  • Authorship of peer-reviewed publication demonstrating expertise in clinical research and use of advanced statistical methodology

The successful candidate will participate in writing grant applications, lead and manage the DCC, and contribute to the design and analysis of multi-center studies. The candidate will oversee implementation of all the necessary components of a DCC including data management, quality assurance processes, and site monitoring. Some independent methodological research in a related area will be expected, and teaching opportunities are available. Support for junior faculty, master’s-level statisticians, and other administrative personnel will be provided. The faculty appointment will likely be at the Professor rank, although exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor rank will be considered. This position is a recognized leadership role within the institution. 

Diversity is one of Weill Cornell Medicine’s core values and is essential to achieving excellence in patient care, research, and education. We welcome applications from candidates who share our commitment to fostering a culture of fairness, equity and belonging. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status or genetic information.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS. All applicants are asked to submit:

  1. a cover letter describing what they see as their future potential contribution with respect to establishing and leading a DCC
  2. an up-to-date curriculum vitae detailing publications, teaching and funding history
  3. contact information for three (3) references

Interested applications should send their CV and a letter of interest to Ms. Dinika Mirpuri (dim4005@med.cornell.edu). 

Review of applications will begin immediately, continuing until the position is filled. Please send the requested information to Dinika Mirpuri at dim4005@med.cornell.edu.

CONTACT INFORMATION. For questions, please contact Karla Ballman at kab2053@med.cornell.edu. 

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY. The Division recognizes that health disparities stem from inequity, and encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty, and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, geography, spiritual practice, mental and physical disability, and age. It strives to develop and maintain increased representation and recognition of each dimension of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. 

Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status or genetic information.

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