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Position TitleDirector for Biostatistics Shared Resource/Biostatistician

Company Information

The Rutgers School of Public Health is devoted to an interdisciplinary model, which aims to improve health locally, domestically and worldwide through a unique blend of public health research and practice. Applicants will find a wide range of collaborative experts within the School and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences including the Cancer Institute. Rutgers Cancer Institute is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the state and is easily accessible to Manhattan, Newark Airport, and Philadelphia by public transportation.

Duties and Responsibilities

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, a National Cancer Institute Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center seeks applications at the Associate Professor to Professor level for a Director for the Biostatistics Shared Resource (BSR). A tenure-track position with a competitive research package is available for the right candidate. The academic appointment will be in the Rutgers School of Public Health with a resident faculty appointment at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The BSR consists of seven PhD faculty who engage in collaborative research with clinicians and scientists at Rutgers Cancer Institute as well as three Master’s level research staff who provide programming and data analysis support. The BSR is dedicated to reducing cancer burden through collaborations and research in traditional and innovative study designs and analytical methods. Our BSR biostatisticians have developed innovative designs for clinical trials, including adaptive designs and designs for precision medicine.

The Director is responsible for the overall operation of the biometrics/biostatistics resource, providing lead expertise in research project design and development, supporting multidisciplinary and evolving science at the Rutgers Cancer Institute, under the guidelines of the NCI- Cancer Center Support Grant, and for writing the biometrics portion of the CCSG renewals in accordance with these guidelines. The BSR is a high quality unit providing easy access to the optimal range of capabilities to our Cancer Center members under the Direction of the Associate Director for Shared Resources. The Director is expected to maintain an understanding of the cancer center members with regard to cancer focus and peer-reviewed funding to enable optimal prioritization and execution of services. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage in exciting teaching and mentorship activities for junior faculty and students at the Rutgers School of Public Health. As a member of Rutgers Cancer Institute, this position will have the opportunity to collaborate with an exceptional, CTSA-funded bioinformatics group.

Position Qualifications

A PhD in biostatistics, applied statistics, quantitative methods or related field is required. We seek candidates with a sustained record of peer reviewed grant funding and publications in biostatistical fields. Experience in a biometrics shared resource in NCI designated/affiliated cancer center is preferred. The optimal candidate will have expertise in developing methods in emerging areas of statistics directly relevant to cancer research, including innovative clinical trial designs and precision genomics.