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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Biostatistics

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 18th, 2017
Last review date: May 1st, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: September 18th, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Family Medicine and Public Health (FMPH) ( at the University of California, San Diego, is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

We invite applications for one or more faculty positions in FMPH’s Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (, with a dual focus on research in statistical methodology and in collaborative biomedical science. The Department has need of outstanding statistical expertise in clinical trials and innovative trial designs and in computational statistics, among other areas. Opportunities are available for participation in a large Alzheimer’s Disease research consortium, at the Moores UCSD Cancer Center, at the San Diego Center for AIDS research, at the UCSD Clinical and Translational Research Institute, and with other outstanding research groups at UCSD. These positions entail a substantial commitment to methodological statistical research, including teaching and mentoring at the PhD and Master’s level.

The Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics is located within the research-intensive environment of UC San Diego School of Medicine, which has research funding of nearly $1 billion annually. The Division offers the PhD in Biostatistics, and we support major research initiatives in Alzheimer’s Disease, HIV/AIDS, Cancer, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Public Health, as well as the UCSD Clinical and Translational Research Institute.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, or a closely related field and will be expected to teach in the PhD program in Biostatistics and in other Departmental initiatives. The successful candidate(s) must have evidence of accomplishment in collaborative biomedical research and in research in statistical methodology, as demonstrated by impactful publication and independent funding, or by demonstrated potential in these areas. All research areas of biostatistics and applied statistics are welcome; excellent oral and written communication skills are required. An outstanding program of relevant methods research and mentoring, or outstanding promise in these areas, is preferred. At least 2 years of relevant post-doctoral experience is preferred. The Department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, research and service which contribute to an equitable, inclusive and diverse scholarly environment.

Candidates must have an established research program and a strong record of publication in the peer-reviewed literature. Candidates must have demonstrated potential for obtaining NIH (or comparable) funding and high productivity of impactful publication in both the statistical and biomedical peer-reviewed literature.

Appointment will be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank. Series will be Adjunct or In Residence and determined by the successful candidate’s skills, qualifications and funding. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT system at:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Diego, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Letter of Interest

  • Statement Summarizing Research Interests and Teaching Experience

  • Statement of Contributions to diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 references required (contact information only)

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