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  1. Assistant Professor Biostatistics

  2. Assistant Professor Biostatistics

  3. Chief, Division of Epidemiology

  4. Assistant to Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Tenure Track) - 23044

  5. Assistant to Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Tenure Track) -23124

  6. Associate Professor, Cancer Inequity Research

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Biostatistics

Assistant Professor Biostatistics

Posted May 13th, 2016

Description:
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Department of Preventive Medicine, Division of Biostatistics seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor for an academic position in Biostatistics (rank dependent on experience and credentials). We seek candidates with a strong training in biostatistics and statistical aspects of data science. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a diverse research portfolio with a mixture of collaborative and independent methodological research. All areas of biostatistics are of interest, but we are especially interested in candidates with a demonstrated interest in large observational studies, complex heterogeneous datasets, high-throughput data, and statistical computing.

Assistant Professor Biostatistics

Posted April 6th, 2016

Description:
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Preventive Medicine and Division of Biostatistics seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor for an academic position in Biostatistics. We seek candidates with a strong training in biostatistics and statistical aspects of data science. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a diverse research portfolio with a mixture of collaborative and independent methodological research. All areas of biostatistics are of interest, but we are especially interested in candidates with a demonstrated interest in large observational studies, complex heterogeneous datasets, high-throughput data, and statistical computing. Minimum qualifications for the position are a Ph.D in Statistics or Biostatistics or related area. Candidates with clinical and public health research experience are especially encouraged to apply. Primary criteria for appointment will be experience, demonstrated ability in research, a relevant publication record in peer-reviewed journals, and evidence of successful teaching. The successful applicant will work closely with faculty and staff in the Division of Biostatistics, other members of the Department of Preventive Medicine and faculty and staff across the UTHSC campus and its affiliate organizations. Responsibilities for this position include: (1) Methodological research, alone or in collaboration with other faculty, that results in peer-reviewed publications: (2) Collaborative research with biomedical faculty including assistance with grant applications, and data analysis on funded grants: (3) Teaching of 1 -2 graduate courses per year and supervision of graduate students: and (4) Internal consulting in our CTSl-supported biostatistics, epidemiology and research design (BERD) unit.

Epidemiology

Chief, Division of Epidemiology


Posted November 26th, 2016

Description:
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Preventive Medicine, seeks an outstanding faculty member to serve as Chief of the Division of Epidemiology. This is a full-time, tenure track position. The Division of Epidemiology supports the design and analysis of clinical and epidemiologic research and serves as the academic home for epidemiology for the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The Division also provides leadership for our Masters in Epidemiology program. In addition to directing his/her own research, the Division Chief will play a leadership role in the design and execution of clinical and epidemiologic research across UTHSC and its affiliated institutions. The Division Chief will receive a faculty appointment in the Department of Preventive Medicine as an Associate or Full Professor, depending on experience. Successful candidates will hold a doctoral degree in epidemiology or closely related field, a doctoral degree plus postdoctoral training in epidemiology, or a clinical degree (MD, DO) and graduate/postdoctoral training in epidemiology. The candidate should have a proven record of research which has led to extramural funding and program development, extensive experience in mentorship and teaching, and excellent oral and written communication skills. Expertise in large epidemiological cohort studies is highly valued and collaborative leadership skills are critical. While this position will receive state direct support, the successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain substantial salary support through funded research programs.

Assistant to Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Tenure Track) Pin# - 23044


Posted November 18th, 2016

Description:

The Division of Epidemiology in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) seeks a full-time tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor with strong training in epidemiology and quantitative methods. All areas of epidemiology are of interest, but we especially encourage candidates with expertise in chronic disease epidemiology, and those whose research addresses underserved populations (e.g., low income, minority) or health disparities, to apply. Requirements for this position include a doctoral degree in epidemiology and a career interest in research and grantsmanship. Primary criteria for appointment will be experience, demonstrated research ability, a relevant publication record in peer-reviewed journals, and evidence of successful teaching experience. This person should also have strong collaboration and communication skills. Candidates for assistant professor should show promise of future research funding, while candidates for associate professor should already have a strong track record of research funding. While this position will receive state support, the successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain a significant portion of salary support through funded research programs.

We currently offer a MS in Epidemiology, and our faculty expertise includes cardiovascular, pediatric, nutritional, and genetic epidemiology. The successful applicant will work closely with faculty in the Division of Epidemiology, other members of the Department of Preventive Medicine and faculty and staff across UTHSC and its affiliate organizations. UTHSC is a major medical and research center located in Memphis, Tennessee, which is a medium size, ethnically diverse, culturally rich, family-friendly city with a low cost of living. The department is home to the CANDLE Study (Conditions Affecting Neurocognitive Development and Learning in Early Childhood), a longitudinal birth cohort study of 1500 mother-child dyads based in Shelby County, TN (www.candlestudy.com) is in the 11th year of follow up. CANDLE was chosen to participate in the NIH’s recently funded Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program. To facilitate research on our local population, the UTHSC Center for Biomedical Informatics, in collaboration with our partner health system, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare maintains a research Enterprise Data Warehouse (rEDW). The rEDW serves as a comprehensive and integrated repository of clinical and administrative data to facilitate cohort discovery, observational studies, and quality and operations improvement. Interested applicants should electronically submit a copy of their curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing research interests and teaching experience, and at least three recommendation letters, to Epidemiology Search Committee Chair, preventivemed@uthsc.edu. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA/V institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.

Interested applicants should electronically submit a copy of their curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing research interests and teaching experience, and at least three recommendation letters, to Epidemiology Search Committee Chair, preventivemed@uthsc.edu. Please reference the pin number for the position when submitting documents. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and equal opportunity.

Assistant to Associate Professor (Tenure-Track) Pin# - 23124

Posted April 1st, 2017

Description:

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Preventive Medicine - Division of Epidemiology, seeks a full-time tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor with strong training in epidemiology and quantitative methods. All areas of epidemiology are of interest, but we especially encourage candidates with expertise in chronic disease epidemiology, and those whose research addresses underserved populations (e.g., low income, minority) or health disparities, to apply. Requirements for this position include a doctoral degree in epidemiology and a career interest in research and grantsmanship. Primary criteria for appointment will be experience, demonstrated research ability, a relevant publication record in peer-reviewed journals, and evidence of successful teaching experience. This person should also have strong collaboration and communication skills. Candidates for assistant professor should show promise of future research funding, while candidates for associate professor should already have a strong track record of research funding. While this position will receive state support, the successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain a significant portion of salary support through funded research programs.

We currently offer a MS in Epidemiology, and our faculty expertise includes cardiovascular, pediatric, nutritional, and genetic epidemiology. The successful applicant will work closely with faculty in the Division of Epidemiology, other members of the Department of Preventive Medicine and faculty and staff across UTHSC and its affiliate organizations. UTHSC is a major medical and research center located in Memphis, Tennessee, which is a medium size, ethnically diverse, culturally rich, family-friendly city with a low cost of living. The department is home to the CANDLE Study (Conditions Affecting Neurocognitive Development and Learning in Early Childhood), a longitudinal birth cohort study of 1500 mother-child dyads based in Shelby County, TN (www.candlestudy.com) is in the 11th year of follow up. CANDLE was chosen to participate in the NIH’s recently funded Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program. To facilitate research on our local population, the UTHSC Center for Biomedical Informatics, in collaboration with our partner health system, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare maintains a research Enterprise Data Warehouse (rEDW). The rEDW serves as a comprehensive and integrated repository of clinical and administrative data to facilitate cohort discovery, observational studies, and quality and operations improvement.

Interested applicants should electronically submit a copy of their curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing research interests and teaching experience, and at least three recommendation letters, to Epidemiology Search Committee Chair, preventivemed@uthsc.edu. Please reference the pin number for the position when submitting documents. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and equal opportunity.

Cancer Inequity Research

 

Associate Professor, Cancer Inequity Research

Posted May 13th, 2016

Description:
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Preventive Medicine is seeking highly motivated applicants with well-documented expertise in cancer prevention and control research to join a new research center established to address inequities across the cancer continuum. This new center will focus on the development and implementation of evidence-based strategies to reduce cancer risk, increase early detection and optimize health outcomes for individuals diagnosed with cancer. Successful candidates will have a PhD, MD, DrPH or equivalent degree. We are interested in candidates with a background in psychology, public health, health communications, health services research, or other similar scientific disciplines/experience. They should also have an ability to acquire sustained, external, investigator-initiated funding, and excellent oral and written communication skills, including relevant publications in peer-reviewed journals. Strong preference will be given to candidates with a track record of conducting research in partnership with underserved populations. We are interested in candidates who will collaborate with other faculty, community members and organizations, healthcare systems, and government agencies to develop, test, and implement interventions to improve the health of communities most affected by disparities. For this particular Search, we are especially interested in individuals with a research portfolio that reflects the early stages of the cancer continuum (e.g., cancer prevention or screening interventions for early detection) and/or individuals with demonstrated expertise in dissemination and implementation research. We will however, consider individuals with a strong portfolio of cancer survivorship research and can offer the opportunity to work closely with the West Cancer Center, a major provider of oncology services in Memphis.

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Teresa M. Waters, PhD
Chair
Department of
Preventive Medicine
66 N. Pauline Street, Suite 633
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-5900