Biostatistician Faculty Appointment


Application Deadline: 

The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.


The Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact (HEI) at McMaster University is seeking an outstanding candidate for a faculty position in biostatistics at the Associate or Full Professor rank. The academic rank, appointment category, and salary will be commensurate with the experience and expertise of the selected candidate. This position will be part of a vibrant and highly successful research group at PHRI which has over 45 researchers and 300 research staff including 21 statisticians and 9 biometric programmers. The PHRI conducts high impact, large, multi-centre clinical trials and observational trials, many of which have changed medical practice. The PHRI is the highest ranked research institute in Canada and was ranked no. 7 in the world in 2012. The PHRI publishes about 350 papers each year with a high proportion in leading clinical journals. The PHRI is seeking a mid-to-advanced-career biostatistician for a senior research position in a leadership position within the group.


Qualifications include a PhD or equivalent in biostatistics, an established record of research in  statistics related to high impact clinical trials, knowledge of regulatory needs, a significant track record of publications in high impact peer-reviewed journals and participation as PI or Co-I on peer‑reviewed or industry funded research, experience in developing statistical methods for clinical trials, epidemiology and health research, and proficiency with statistical applications in observational studies, clinical trials and/or  health services research. An excellent record of collegiality and collaboration and the ability to work and communicate with clinicians are essential for these positions. Experience in the application and teaching of biostatistics in health research and statistical consultation with clinician researchers are important attributes.


Statistical research at PHRI and in the Department is typically motivated by problems encountered in clinical studies. Given the large and varied data sets currently existing at PHRI, the selected candidate will have numerous opportunities to conduct methodologic research. However, the ideal candidate would combine applied statistics, supervision of study designs, and statistical analyses with the opportunities to conduct methodologic research on related issues. All prospective candidates are encouraged to review the information available at the PHRI website ( and to review key articles published by PHRI researchers in the last few years.


The successful applicants will contribute to relevant educational programs at McMaster such as the Health Research Methodology Graduate Program, Master of Public Health Program, and the Bachelor of Health Sciences Program and/or other educational programs at McMaster. They will lead mentoring of junior statisticians and consult on research programs through the Population Health Research Institute and the HEI.


McMaster University is “research intensive” and regularly rated as the most innovative university in Canada. Located mid-way between the Niagara Peninsula and Metropolitan Toronto, it offers an unparalleled social, cultural and recreational living environment, and a challenging academic career in one of Canada’s première health universities. The Department is world renowned for the pioneering nature and high quality of its research and education programs. HEI provides an exciting academic environment, operating on a collegial model with interdisciplinary research teams and a mentorship program for junior faculty. For more information about the Department, visit and for information about the Faculty, go to




Applicants are invited to submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and academic goals, and the names of three referees to Job Opening ID #24580 at

Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Dr. Shrikant I. Bangdiwala c/o and/or  Dr. Holger Schünemann c/o