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Biostatistics Faculty Position (Tenure Track)

Application Window

Open date: October 3rd, 2021

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 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: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 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.

Position description

The University of California (UC), Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences is seeking to fill one open rank faculty position in the Regular/In-Residence series to collaborate on cancer clinical trials and related clinical/translational cancer research.

As an Assistant, Associate, or Full Regular/In Residence Professor of Biostatistics, the appointee chosen for this position will be responsible for independent research, collaborative research, teaching, mentoring, and service. Collaborative research will include supporting the design, development, and analysis of innovative investigator-initiated cancer clinical trials as well as other clinical and population-based cancer research investigations. This work will be performed as part of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Biostatistics Shared Resource. Applicants must possess a doctoral degree (PhD or ScD) in biostatistics or statistics with at least 5 years of experience in a similar academic faculty position that includes teaching biostatistics or statistics. 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 cancer-related research studies; and experience obtaining extramural grant funding, including participation in grant writing. 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. Areas of active research in the Department include cancer, occupational/environmental health, health disparities, reproductive and women’s health, aging, nutrition, infectious and pulmonary disease, and injuries/accidents, as well as biostatistical methods related to these areas. The Division of Biostatistics 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 Clinical and Translational Science Center, the MIND Institute, the Environmental Health Sciences Center, and the Alzheimer's Disease Center.

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is a matrix organization under the aegis of UC Davis and UC Davis Health. It is the only NCI-Designated Cancer Center located in the Central Valley of Northern California and thus is best positioned to address the cancer burden of one of the nation’s most productive agricultural regions. The center’s members are organized into five programs (Molecular Oncology, Comparative Oncology, Cancer Therapeutics, Biomedical Technology, and Population Sciences and Health Disparities), supported by eight shared resources including the Biostatistics Shared Resource. The center uses its transdisciplinary, translational, and transformative research to address and reduce the cancer burden in its highly diverse 19-county catchment area and beyond.

Application Procedure and Deadline:
Applications will be accepted while the position or positions are unfilled, through June 30, 2022. However, for full consideration, please go to https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04392.

For more information regarding the UC Davis Department of Public Health Sciences, please visit the website at https://health.ucdavis.edu/phs/

If you have any questions, please contact Kristi Lusso by email at kllusso@ucdavis.edu or by phone at 530-752-6937.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all first choice candidates for Academic Senate Assistant Professor or Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, Steps 4, 5, or 6, or Acting Professor of Law positions. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for Academic Senate Assistant Professor or Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, Steps 4, 5, or 6, or Acting Professor of Law positions will be subject to reference checks.

UC Davis supports Family-friendly recruitments. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany a faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age.

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The UC Davis Partner Opportunities Program (POP) is a service designed to support departments and dean’s offices in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty. Eligibility is limited to full-time Academic Senate Ladder Rank faculty, Cooperative Extension Specialists, and in a few instances, members of the Senior Management Group. https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/partner-opportunities-program-pop.

UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct. If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

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Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

•Applicants must possess a doctoral degree (PhD or ScD) in biostatistics or statistics with at least 5 years of experience in a similar academic faculty position that includes teaching biostatistics or statistics

• 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 cancer-related research studies; and experience obtaining extramural grant funding, including participation in grant writing

• Candidates must have the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment

Preferred qualifications

• Experience in obtaining grant funding is strongly preferred

• Preference will be given to candidates with strong written and verbal communication abilities

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
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Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04392

Help contact: kllusso@ucdavis.edu

Campus Information

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals’ with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UC Davis positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available at: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. UC Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its community by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment demonstrated through a variety of resources and programs available to academics, staff, and students. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of UC Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by members of our academic community who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs’ Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement. UC Davis is making important progress towards our goal of achieving federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a plethora of resources on their website, and the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) has outlined similar goals in their Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan.” There are a plethora of links available on the About Us webpage where you can learn more about our Administration, Diversity and Inclusion, Rankings, Locations, Native American Land Acknowledgement, Sustainability, Visiting UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and Campus Safety.

The university is consistently ranked among the top institutions in the world for campus sustainability practices by the UI Green Metric World University Rankings. UC Davis is focused on achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and repeatedly shown its commitment to preserving a healthy and sustainable environment for generations to come.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for applicable deadlines. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Davis/Sacramento, California