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The West Virginia University Department of Community Medicine seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track public health faculty position in biostatistics, to join an active, growing group of clinical translational, population, health services, and community intervention researchers. This position is specifically intended to augment the goals of our Clinical and Translational Research Institute, and may reflect statistical expertise in any aspect of translational research, including support of clinical trials and interventions. The Department of Community Medicine is located within the School of Medicine at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Candidates should have a record of, or significant promise for, excellence in research and teaching in biostatistics, as well as peer-reviewed publications. Biostatisticians are expected to participate in NIH or comparable competitive extramural funding at the co-investigator level. Graduate teaching and mentorship is expected, and excellent communication skills are needed. This new position comes with a competitive salary and start-up package, as well as a team of like-minded investigators.

The Department of Community Medicine has several national research programs, including federally funded centers, a thriving, CEPH-accredited MPH program, and a new PhD program in Public Health Sciences with two tracks: Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Population Epidemiology and Biostatistics. An overview of our research and graduate programs can be found at our website:

Applicants for this position should possess a terminal degree and have academic preparation/expertise in biostatistics. An interest in broader implications of research as it relates to biology, policy, and practice is a competitive advantage. Candidates should be able to collaborate with multidisciplinary research teams of basic, clinical, and applied researchers. The Department of Community Medicine has close ties with multiple research centers and institutes including the CDC-funded Injury Control Research Center, a CDC-funded Prevention Research Center, the Center on Aging, the Center for Health Ethics and Law, the Center for Rural Emergency Medicine, the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, the Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, and others. We are adjacent to and a frequent research and educational collaborator with CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

West Virginia University is a comprehensive, land-grant, Carnegie-designated Doctoral Research/Extensive public institution, with approximately 22,000 undergraduates plus 5,500 graduate and professional students. The Health Sciences Center includes the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry and Nursing, each of which offers professional and graduate training programs. Patient care-facilities include a 460-bed teaching hospital, a Level I trauma center, and a 70-bed psychiatric hospital. Morgantown is consistently and broadly rated as one of the best small towns in the U.S., with affordable housing, excellent schools, a picturesque countryside, many outdoor recreational activities, and close proximity to major cities, such as Pittsburgh and Washington, DC. The WVU Health Sciences Center is participating in a major research facility and faculty expansion.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter describing their research and teaching experience, contact information for three references, and curriculum vitae to:

Crystal Toth, WVU Department of Community Medicine,
PO Box 9190
Morgantown, WV 26506-9190

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This position will remain open until filled.

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer.
WVU Health Sciences Center is a tobacco-free campus.

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