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Subject: [d-ssc] Tenure track Biostatistican position at University of Calgary
Date: March 3, 2020 at 11:57:42 AM PST

Please see the following advertisement in the Cumming School of Medicine.

Please contact dr Patten directly as stated in the ad


Tenure-Track Position in Biostatistics, Department of Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine
Job ID: 20223

Updated: Today

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Description

The Department of Community Health Sciences in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, in partnership with the O’Brien Institute for Public Health, is inviting applications for a tenure-track position, at the Assistant Professor level, in the field of biostatistics.

Qualifications include a recent advanced research degree, PhD or equivalent in Biostatistics/Statistics, with application to Health Services and/or Epidemiological Research, and at least 1-3 years of teaching/research experience beyond the PhD degree. A proven record of excellence, as demonstrated by scholarly publications and the ability to compete successfully for external funding, is required. The successful candidate is expected to have teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate level and research expertise in areas of Biostatistics, as well as the ability to actively collaborate with and provide statistical expertise to medical and health researchers at the University of Calgary.

This position offers an excellent opportunity to develop a vigorous and independent externally-funded research program in Biostatistics within a dynamic, collaborative and multidisciplinary environment. The position provides the following time allocations: 50% for research, 40% for teaching in the undergraduate/graduate training programs in the Department of Community Health Sciences, and 10% for administration/service related tasks. The successful candidate will also be expected to apply for and successfully obtain extramural support from national/provincial agencies for operating funds to sustain a research program, including supervision of graduate students and highly qualified personnel (e.g., postdoctoral fellows).

The successful candidate will join the Department of Community Health Sciences in the Cumming School of Medicine, in close proximity to other investigators with similar interests. The O’Brien Institute for Public Health  and other Institutes at the Cumming School of Medicine are also home to a number of excellent core research facilities. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will be affiliated with the Centre for Health Informatics at the Cumming School of Medicine. Please visit our websites at www.ucalgary.ca/communityhealthsciences/about-us, www.obrieniph.ucalgary.ca and https://cumming.ucalgary.ca/centres/centre-health-informatics and www.cumming.ucalgary.ca for more information.  Other affiliations may be appropriate depending on the interests of the successful applicant.

The Cumming School of Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce that will contribute to creating the future of health. We are committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests, and talents feel welcome and supported.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via University of Calgary Careers webpage using the ‘Apply Now’ link.

Please be aware that the application process allows for a maximum of four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (you are encouraged to merge documents to reduce the number of attachments):

Cover letter
Curriculum vitae
Research interest statement (not to exceed 2 pages)
Teaching Dossier
The names and contact information for three (3) referees
Questions about this position may be directed to:
Dr. Scott Patten
Interim Head, Department of Community Health Sciences

Application deadline:  April 10, 2020

Alberto Nettel-Aguirre, PhD, PStat;
Associate Professor, Departments of Paediatrics and Community Health Sciences,
Cumming School of Medicine;
Statistician, Child Health Research Unit
Director, ACHRI's Education and Training

Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute
O’Brien Institute of Public Health
Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre

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