Biostatistician/Epidemiologist

Location
Austin, TX
Posted
Oct 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Department of Population Health - Dell Medical School - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, Texas
Open: Apr 27, 2017

Description
The Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking senior and junior biostatisticians and epidemiologists in the Department of Population Health.

BACKGROUND

Dell Medical School's mission is to revolutionize how people get and stay healthy by:
  • Educating leaders who transform health care;
  • Evolving new models of person-centered, multidisciplinary care that reward value;
  • Advancing innovation from discovery to outcomes;
  • Improving health in our community as a model for the nation; and
  • Redesigning the academic health environment to better serve society.

As part of The University of Texas at Austin, one of the nation's leading research universities, the Dell Medical School (Dell Med) will pursue innovation in the re-design of healthcare delivery, excellence in healthcare research, and programs in interdisciplinary and inter-professional education.

Dell Med is the first medical school established in nearly five decades by a member of the Association of American Universities, an organization of leading public and private research universities. An extraordinary commitment of resources, both public and private, have been made to enable its development and success. DMS is partnering closely with the community and regional healthcare providers and payers to provide new models for health promotion, healthcare delivery, and clinical care for the community's underserved population.

Health and health care require access to high-quality, actionable information to guide clinical practice and community-centered health promotion and disease prevention activities. The data can come from a variety of sources: electronic health record systems, health care management and billing systems, insurance claims, state and county public health departments, social services providers, the Census Bureau, the Environmental Protection Agency, criminal justice agencies, NASA and NOAA, and even civilian traffic control systems. Making sense and use of these data requires close collaboration between data providers, data analysts using advanced data analytic and visualization tools to translate data into information, and the clinicians, clinical managers and planners, governmental agencies, and researchers who turn this information into action.

JOB SUMMARY

Dell Med's biostatisticians and epidemiologists will play a key role in the design, conduct, and analysis of research studies and development of methods to evaluate new models of health care and address complex challenges in improving population health. They will collaborate with a variety of internal and external partners to provide high-quality data analysis of both clinical and non-clinical data to meet the service, teaching, and research missions of Dell Medical School.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Contribute to the ongoing development, implementation, management, and use of the Dell Medical School's evolving health data enterprise.
  • Collaborate with researchers to provide data analysis expertise to prospective and retrospective research projects.
  • Provide high-quality data and information to health care planning activities.
  • Assess the process and outcomes of the new, innovative models of health care delivery implemented by Dell Med and its clinical partner health care organizations.
  • Collaborate with computer and information scientists in other UT-Austin schools, including Engineering, Natural Sciences, Computer Sciences, Liberal Arts, etc. to develop new approaches to the analyses of complex, messy clinical and non-clinical health-related data.
  • Mentor more junior faculty and fellows in the analytic sciences.


Qualifications
  • PhD or related doctoral degree
  • Eligible for a faculty appointment at the University of Texas
  • Experience analyzing complex, messy clinical and non-clinical health-related data
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Experience mentoring junior faculty, fellows, and undergraduate students and success in their career development
  • Strong teaching skills

SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
  • Experience with a wide range of data management and analysis tools and approaches
  • Well-documented speaking, teaching, and writing skills
  • Ability to communicate with others in a clear, understandable and professional manner in person and on the phone
  • Effective professional management skills, including the ability to plan, organize and schedule work in an efficient and productive manner, focusing on key priorities and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to interact with peers, executives, employees, and consultants in a manner that represents the Dell Medical School positively
  • Ability to build and lead high-performing teams; must be able to provide clear and accurate direction and guidance
  • Sound judgment in decision-making
  • Ability to learn and apply new information, knowledge and experiences in a timely manner
  • Flexibility and adaptability to change
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and projects and to prioritize.


The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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