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Position TitleOpen rank, faculty positions

Company Information

The Department of Biostatistics, founded in 2003, is currently home to more than 40 faculty members and 50 staff including, biostatisticians, bioinformaticians, data scientists, and application developers. Department members participate in methodological research, as well as collaborative efforts ranging from basic science, to translational and clinical research, to big data questions across a variety of domains. In the big data space, the BioVU resource, which houses more than a quarter million unique biospecimens along with anonymized clinical (electronic health records) data, is an increasingly rich source of genomic and phenomic data, available to Vanderbilt faculty for interrogation of questions of interest.

The Department places a strong emphasis on continuing education and professional development. Department faculty members are expected to be on the forefront of biomedical research and leaders in the biomedical field.

The Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a top-ranked medical center located in Nashville, Tennessee – a vibrant, engaging city known proudly as Music City, U.S.A. The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine ranks in the top 20 among the nation’s elite programs, according to U.S. News and World Report's annual ranking of top medical schools for research, released in the 2019 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Biostatistics is seeking applicants for two open-rank, faculty positions on the non-tenure, clinical educator and/or research tracks. The successful applicants will be enthusiastic about leading interdisciplinary collaborative research, applied methodological and/or Data Science research, mentoring staff and students, and teaching. Currently, we have a number of opportunities for those interested in research involving, but not limited to, biomarker-based predictive modeling, analyses of large complex biomedical databases, genetic and environmental determinants of health, randomized clinical trials, pragmatic clinical trials, the learning health system, machine learning and applications in data science. Collaborative research areas are numerous and include cancer research, anesthesiology and pain research, and the All of Us (AOU) Research Program. AOU is a federally funded research program that seeks to advance precision medicine by collecting detailed data from one million participants.

The positions offer a rich environment for collaborative research, opportunities for teaching, and close interactions with PhD and MS students. Candidates should have a doctoral degree (or equivalent experience) in biostatistics, statistics, mathematics, computer science, or another quantitative field.

Position Qualifications

Candidates should have a doctoral degree (or equivalent experience) in biostatistics, statistics, mathematics, computer science, or another quantitative field.