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Open Rank Regular/In Residence Professor of Biostatistics

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 28th, 2019

Last review date: Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences is seeking to fill one or two open-rank faculty positions in the Regular and In-Residence series/or Adjunct series.

As an Assistant, Associate, or Full Regular/In Residence Professor/Adjunct of Biostatistics, the appointee chosen for this position will be responsible for independent research, collaborative research, teaching, mentoring, and service. Applicants must possess a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or ScD) in biostatistics or statistics and have experience in teaching biostatistics or statistics to non-specialist audiences. An established record of collaborative and independent methodological research is required, including recent peer-reviewed publications; demonstrated experience with the design, analysis, and reporting of epidemiologic and/or medical studies; and experience in obtaining grant funding. The fields of specialization are open, but particular consideration will be given to candidates with experience and/or interests in biostatistical methods related to collaborative biomedical research, and with a focus on one or more of the following areas:

• Behavioral health statistics
• Cancer biostatistics
• Clinical trials
• Causal inference methods
• Environmental health statistics
• High-dimensional data analysis
• Statistical genomics/genetics

Candidates with experience in other areas of research will also be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with strong written and verbal communication abilities. Candidates must have the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment.

The Department of Public Health Sciences is a major research and teaching department in the School of Medicine, with 36 full-time faculty members. Areas of active research in the Department include occupational/environmental health, cancer, reproductive and women’s health, aging, nutrition, infectious and pulmonary disease, and injuries/accidents and biostatistical methods related to these areas. Biostatistics Division faculty have active collaborations both within the department and with faculty in many other departments and centers including the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, the MIND Institute, the Environmental Health Sciences Center, and the Alzheimer's Disease Center.

Application Procedure and Deadline:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled through June 30, 2020. However, for full consideration please apply by December 31, 2019 at to submit your cover letter, CV, Statement of Research, Statement of Teaching, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Authorization to Release Information form, and names of three references. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Valerie M. Anderson by email ( or phone (530-752-3627).

For more information regarding the UC Davis Department of Public Health Sciences, please visit the website at:

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Job location

Davis, CA


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