ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE OR PROFESSOR OF BIOSTATISTICS AND MEDICAL INFO-CLUSTER HIRE
JOB NO.: 94255-FA
Work Type: Faculty-Full Time
Department: SMPH/BIOSTAT & MED I/BIOST&M I
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Instructional, Management/Supervisory, Research, Scientific
Employment Class: Faculty
Position Vacancy ID: 94255-FA
Working Title: Assistant, Associate or Professor of Biostatistics and Medical Info-Cluster Hire
Official Title: PROFESSOR(C20NN) or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR(C30NN) or ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(C40NN)
Anticipated Begin Date: JULY 01, 2019
ANNUAL (12 months)
Degree and Area of Specialization:
Doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, or equivalent) in biostatistics, statistics, biomedical informatics, computer science, computational biology or a closely related quantitative area.
Area of specialization: development and application of quantitative approaches and methodologies in genetics and genomics.
Prefer candidates with experience or a demonstrated interest in both methodological development and collaborative applications, and in motivating their methodological research through such biological, clinical, and/or public health sciences applications.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Years of experience will be commensurate with the rank sought. All candidates must have proven success in leading and conducting research and teaching appropriate to their stage of career. Associate/Full Professor candidates must possess experience and scholarly credentials for appointment with tenure at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison).
A key consideration is the ability to and interest in working in a collaborative interdisciplinary environment.
License or certificate:
As part of a campus-wide cluster hiring initiative (https://facstaff.provost.wisc.edu/cluster-hiring-initiative/), the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), in collaboration with several key academic departments, seeks to hire three new tenure-track faculty members, with expertise and interests in functional genetics/genomics of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) across the lifespan. One of the three positions is a biostatistician/bioinformatician with a focus on developing both computational and statistical strategies to identify risk genes and/or gene networks for neurodevelopmental or neurodegenerative diseases. Whereas the ultimate tenure home will be determined at the time of hire based on the selected candidate's qualifications and interests, a key partner in this hire and likely tenure home is the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics.
UW-Madison is a world class academic institution with an international reputation for basic, applied, and interdisciplinary research. UW-Madison regularly ranks in the top 10 among U.S. public universities, and regularly surpasses $1 billion in annual research expenditures. Madison provides a vibrant, culturally rich environment highly ranked in national surveys for quality of life. UW-Madison is committed to building diversity and especially encourages applications from female and underrepresented minorities, and is committed to the professional development and success of such individuals throughout their careers.
The UW-Madison Waisman Center (www.waisman.wisc.edu) is an interdisciplinary research center internationally recognized for its pioneering contributions to the understanding of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs). The center supports interdisciplinary research of 63 faculty from 24 academic departments across 8 schools/colleges spanning biochemical, molecular, cell biological, animal model, human and animal brain imaging, and human cognitive and behavioral analyses. It also hosts an array of clinics specialized in various IDDs with > 2,800 unique patients per year. The Waisman Center is home to an Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC), a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), and a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Related Disorders (LEND) programs, all federally-designated.
The Department of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics (BMI), housed in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH), provides an exceptional environment for academic activity and interdisciplinary collaboration. BMI faculty collaborate with scientists across UW and the state, including those in the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, the UW Carbone Cancer Center, the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, the Morgridge Institute for Research, and the Waisman Center. BMI maintains strong ties to the world class Departments of Computer Sciences and of Statistics, through which most of its PhD students have traditionally been trained. BMI is home to the Center for Predictive Computational Phenotyping, funded under the NIH "Big Data to Knowledge" initiative, a large training program in biomedical informatics funded by the NIH (National Library of Medicine), and a newly established PhD program in Biomedical Data Science, with the first cohort of 11 students beginning in fall 2018.
UW-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our campus' interdisciplinary research strength in key areas of current and future research promise, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their work in a manner that advances our committment to research excellence.
Instructions to applicants:
Interested individuals should use the online UW Job application system to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), statements of research (3-page) and teaching (1-page) interests, three (3) sample publications, and contact information for three references. We will contact the references to request confidential letters of recommendation.
To ensure full consideration, please apply by November 1, 2018. The position will remain open and applicants may be considered until the position is filled.
Applications must be submitted through our online UW Job Application system, applications submitted outside of this system will not be considered.
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Advertised: Aug 29 2018 Central Daylight Time