Biostatistician (Tenure Track)

Location
Edinburg
Posted
Jan 18, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Biostatistician (Tenure Track)

Job Class Code: 00031
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV0868
Location: Harlingen, Texas
Division/Organization: Division of President
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position: 1 year
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
FTE: 12 month, 100%

Scope of Job:
The Department of Population Health & Biostatistics at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, School of Medicine (UTRGV SOM) is seeking a biostatistician faculty member (open rank) for a tenure-track appointment.

The incumbent for this position will build a biostatistics consultation program for the School of Medicine. Job duties include providing study design and biostatistical support and consultation for faculty across the translational science spectrum from basic science to population health, medical students enrolled in research electives, residents, and STEM and undergraduate pipeline students.

It is highly desirable applicants will have university teaching experience in clinical areas as well as biostatistics and research techniques, a focus on population health, and evidence of ability to work collegially with clinical faculty from various disciplines. Candidate should have demonstrated success collaborating with investigators and interdisciplinary study teams.

The UTRGV SOM provides unique access to clinical and community-based, translational research programs along the U.S./Mexico border. Substantial population health programs with sister UT institutions allow for collaborative research on chronic and infectious diseases.

Motivated by the school's unique geographic location at the US-Mexico border, UTRGV SOM strives to create and sustain a spirit of diversity, inclusion and enrichment to foster research, the generation of new knowledge, public service, culturally aware care, and increase the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine.

The Department of Population Health and Biostatistics encourages applications from diverse areas of public health. Combinations of areas of expertise are welcome and interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged. Successful candidates will have doctoral degrees in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, or related areas. We seek individuals with strong scholarly credentials and a record of external research funding. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Statistics, Epidemiology, or related field

• Academic experience and credentials to be awarded rank at level commensurate with experience

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:


Preferred Qualification:
Applicants with experience supporting research and teaching in the areas of chronic disease, maternal child health, aging, cancer, health disparities, and health informatics are particularly encouraged to apply.

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?:
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 03/01/2019

EEO Statement:
EEO Statement
UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


Diversity Statement
UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

Open Date: 01/17/2019

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth
*Social Security Number
*Gender
*Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may
require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is
performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive
and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code
§51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of
Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least
135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement
Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week
and at least 135 days in length.

Please Note:
Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to
demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based
test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the
International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications
will not be considered.

To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/20265





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