University of South Carolina
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Research Assistant Professor
Research Assistant Professor
Arnold School of Public Health
ASPH Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Advertised Salary Range
Salary commensurate with experience
Location of Vacancy
Hours per Week
Type of Grant Funded Position
Research Grant (RGP)
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Advertised Job Summary
Research Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
As part of the UofSC Excellence Initiative, the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (EPI/BIOS) and Big Data Health Science Center (BDHSC) in the Arnold School of Public Health (ASPH) at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) invite applications for a research assistant professor position in Biostatistics. The successful applicant will have an earned doctoral degree in biostatistics or closely related field by the start date of employment with expertise in developing advanced statistical methods and in using methods such as high-dimensional data analysis, artificial intelligence, and machine learning with applications to large databases. The successful applicant will be expected to successfully compete for external research funding and collaborate with public health researchers, and to contribute to the EPI/BIOS and BDHSCs mission of research and training by maintaining an active methodological research program, engaging with multidisciplinary research teams, and mentoring graduate students.
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is home to 30 faculty members, 20 in the Division of Epidemiology and 10 in the Division of Biostatistics. The facultys robust research portfolio includes funding from a broad spectrum of federal agencies (e.g., NIH and CDC) and non-profit organizations. The department has a rich tradition of producing outstanding trainees. Currently more than 80 students are enrolled in our masters and doctoral degree programs. The department, school, and university provide a strong collaborative environment for interdisciplinary team science across the public health research continuum. More information about ASPH and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics can be found at www.sph.sc.edu.
Big Data Health Science Center (
) was funded by the UofSC Excellence Initiative in 2019. The BDHSC serves as a campus-wide interdisciplinary enterprise that conducts leading edge research and discovery, offers professional development and academic training, and provides service to the community and industry. There are five content cores in BDHSC (electronic health core, genomic core, AI for sensing and diagnosis core, geospatial core and social media core) and two functional hubs (technology and business/entrepreneurship) with the participation of more than 40 faculty members across 19 departments and 10 colleges at UofSC.
Required Education and Experience
PhD in Biostatistics or closely related field by start date.
The successful applicant will have an earned doctoral degree in biostatistics or closely related field by the start date of employment with expertise in developing advanced statistical methods and in using methods such as high-dimensional data analysis, artificial intelligence, and machine learning with applications to large databases. The successful applicant will be expected to successfully compete for external research funding and collaborate with public health researchers, and to contribute to the EPI/BIOS and BDHSCs mission of research and training by maintaining an active methodological research program, engaging with multidisciplinary research teams, and mentoring graduate students.
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How to apply: Applications require: 1) letter of application; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) research statement; 4) diversity statement that describes how your approach to research and service activities contribute to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and 5) contact information for three references. Submit your application at the following link: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/
Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.
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