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Assistant Professor of Biostatistics (Contract/non-tenure track)

Company Information

The Division has significant strengths in biostatistical methods and collaborative research. Current research in statistical methodology includes causal inference, adaptive clinical trials, statistical genetics and bioinformatics including genomics and proteomics, analysis of spatial and longitudinal data, biomedical imaging, survival analysis, meta-analysis and data synthesis, and statistical methods for wearable technology. Division of Biostatistics faculty actively collaborate with researchers throughout the world and in the University of Minnesota’s Academic Health Center on NIH-funded research projects related to cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, dentistry and periodontology, psychiatry/psychology, transplantation, chronic and neurodegenerative diseases, and smoking prevention. At the present time, the Division has statistical and data coordinating centers for NIH-funded clinical trial networks in HIV/AIDS, Ebola and other infectious diseases, blood transfusion medicine, and lower urinary tract infections and bladder health. Multi-year grants and contracts for various Divisional projects total over $150 M.

The Division of Biostatistics ( currently includes 38 graduate faculty and 47 staff. The Division offers MS, MPH, and PhD degrees as well as a Certificate in Applied Biostatistics, and interacts in teaching, advising and research with the University of Minnesota School of Statistics. The Division currently has 91 graduate students (43 MS and 48 PhD).

The CCBR ( has been a global leader in the coordination of large, multi-center clinical trials for over 50 years. The CCBR has a dedicated staff of 89 researchers with expertise in designing, conducting, managing, analyzing and reporting multi-center randomized clinical trials. Major clinical research studies led by the CCBR include MRFIT, START, SMART, PREVAIL, as well as other large, multi-center clinical trials in a number of clinical areas.

Duties and Responsibilities

A successful candidate will be primarily responsible for providing statistical support for large, multi-center clinical trials at the CCBR. The CCBR is currently coordinating a number of national and international clinical trials to evaluate treatments for COVID-19, as well as ongoing trials related to other infectious diseases, COPD, cardiac arrest, and other areas.

Position Qualifications

Applicants must have a PhD in biostatistics, statistics, or a closely related field.