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Subject: Biostatistician faculty position at the University of Calgary
Date: 5 November, 2013 1:52:20 PM PST
To: SSC Discussion <d-ssc@ssc.ca>, SSC Biostats <ssc-biostat@sfu.ca>

Dear Colleagues:

Please bring this opportunity to the attention of any Biostatisticians
who may be interested in it. Applications need to be sent to
Dr. J. Gregory Cairncross directly (see below). This advertisement is also
posted at:

Thank you,

Karen Kopciuk

In anticipation of a new Comprehensive Cancer Centre in Calgary, Alberta,
the Southern Alberta Cancer Research Institute and Department of Oncology,
invite applications for a full-time academic position (Assistant or
Associate Professor) in Biostatistics. The position offers the opportunity
to pursue independent and collaborative research in a multidisciplinary
environment that includes a new Institute of Public Heath and new Clinical
Research Unit, both located within the Faculty of Medicine.

Duties will include teaching, graduate student supervision, and
participation in continuous professional development for the local health
care community. There will be significant protected time (50-75%) for
research. The preferred candidate will be expected to compete successfully
for research support from national agencies such as the Canadian
Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Applicants will have a PhD in Statistics or Biostatistics with evidence of
strong methodological and analysis skills as applied to clinical,
population, or public health research. Candidates with strong records of
successful collaboration with others in epidemiology or related health
disciplines are encouraged to apply. Expertise in design and analysis of
cancer clinical trials or health services research in oncology would be
viewed favorably. Good communication skills and teaching skills are

The successful candidate will benefit from the new emphasis on
biostatistics at the University of Calgary and work closely with
physicians and researchers at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.

Calgary is a young, vibrant, rapidly growing, multicultural city of over
1,000,000 (population). It is one Canada's major corporate centers and
situated near the Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park and Lake Louise.

Increasing scholarly capacity will help the University of Calgary meet its
strategic goal to become one of Canada's top five research universities by
2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in
hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead.
The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic
motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes.'

Please submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and the
names and addresses of three references, by December 15, 2013, to: Dr. J.
Gregory Cairncross M.D. Director, Southern Alberta Cancer Research
Institute, University of Calgary jgcairnx@ucalgary.ca

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply: however, Canadian
citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of
Calgary respects, appreciates and encourages diversity.
Karen A. Kopciuk, Ph.D.
Research Scientist/Statistician
 Population Health Research,
   CancerControl Alberta, Alberta Health Services
and Adjunct Associate Professor,
Departments of Oncology, & Mathematics and Statistics, University of Calgary

Temporary mailing address until Sept 15, 2013 (due to flooding)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

Temporary phone: (403) 220 -2833 (HRIC)
e-mail: kakopciu@ucalgary.ca, Karen.Kopciuk@albertahealthservices.ca
website: www.epi-research.org