Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 05, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 231903-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional
Department: DEPT-A5312

Position Summary:

The UW Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics (BMI) has a long history of research, training, and collaborative activity in clinical trials, including, for example, fundamental research on interim monitoring (Lan-DeMets error spending function). The department continues this tradition through its growing Clinical Trials Program, which supports both data coordinating center activities and interim-monitoring, as well as extensive training in biostatistics and clinical trials methods. Contemporary clinical research demands new biostatistical approaches, techniques, and strategies for the design, monitoring, and analysis of clinical trials.

The successful applicant for this position will join a vibrant academic department; establish a research program supporting clinical research; contribute to statistical methods for clinical trials, including training and mentoring in clinical trials methodology for graduate students and clinical investigators; engage in collaborative clinical trials activity within the SMPH or with national and international efforts; and engage in professional service appropriate to the faculty rank.

Principal Duties:

The successful applicant will contribute to the training and research missions of the BMI Clinical Trials Program, and develop a substantial sponsored research portfolio.

70% Develop an independent research program in clinical biostatistics, focused on some aspects in the design, monitoring, or analysis of clinical trials. Possible methodological research areas include, but are not limited to multi-center clinical trials, the use of observational data to guide recruitment or monitoring, health services research, data management for clinical trials, statistical methods for precision medicine. The successful applicant will establish strong statistical methods research program and collaborations with investigators at UW-Madison and/or its partner institutions in the broad area of clinical biostatistics; develop a strong sponsored funding portfolio; and publish research results in leading high-impact statistics, biostatistics, biomedical and clinical-trials journals appropriate to the area of research interest and application.

20% Teach courses, usually one (1) per year, at the graduate level. Train and mentor graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and clinical investigators.

10% Engage in professional and university service appropriate to the faculty rank.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD in Biostatistics, Statistics, Clinical Biostatistics, or closely related quantative area required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Years of experience will be commensurate with the rank sought. All candidates must have a proven record of conducting research, publishing papers in high-impact journals or conference proceedings, and teaching appropriate to their stage of career.

Assistant professor candidates must have relevant research experience in biostatistics, statistics, clinical biostatistics, or a closely related quantitative area. This research experience may have been acquired in the PhD degree program.

Associate professor candidates must have tenure-track faculty experience in biostatistics, statistics, clinical biostatistics, or a closely related quantitative area, including developing a robust research program, teaching graduate courses, mentoring graduate students, and engaging in professional and institutional service. Associate professor candidates must have the credentials required for tenure in the Department of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Additional Information:

A competitive recruitment and selection process was conducted for this employment opportunity and a U.S. worker was not selected. An application for Alien Employment Certification is being filed on behalf of an alien to fill the employment opportunity. Anyone with documentary evidence relative to the application, or available workers, wages and/or working conditions, may contact the Regional Certifying Office of the Department of Labor at the following address:

U.S Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Foreign Labor Certification National Processing Center
Harris Tower
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Atlanta GA 30303
Phone: 404-893-0101, Fax: 404-893-4642



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

APRIL 10, 2021


ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

The position has been filled. This posting is mandatory to meet a United States Department of Labor requirement. See the job posting for more details.


Lily Kramer
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Advertised: 04 Mar 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications close: 05 Apr 2021 Central Daylight Time

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