Biostatistician Faculty Appointment

Application Deadline: 

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


Population Health Research Institute

The Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI) at McMaster University is seeking an experienced public-health biostatistician to lead methodological development and collaborate with clinical and epidemiological research as a statistical scientist within the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI).  The successful candidate will be appointed as a full-time faculty member in the Department of HEI at a rank commensurate with experience.  

This position will be of a vibrant and highly successful research group at PHRI, which has over 50 researchers and 300 research staff including 20 biostatisticians and 8 biometric programmers. PHRI is a research coordinating center which conducts high impact, large, multi-center clinical trials and observational studies, many of which have changed medical practice. As a global leader in cardiovascular disease research, PHRI offers multiple opportunities for statistical methodology development.  

The focus of this position is research on statistical and epidemiological methods applicable to health research. 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 candidate will have numerous opportunities to conduct methodologic research. Knowledge of randomized controlled trials and the coordination of multicenter studies are essential to this position. Expertise in areas such as complex study designs, clustered or multilevel data, handling of missing data and experience in cardiovascular disease, regulatory needs and global health research would be assets. 

As a faculty member in HEI, the successful applicant will teach and supervise students in the Health Research Methodology Graduate Program, Master of Public Health Program, Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Bachelor of Health Sciences Undergraduate Program and/or other educational programs at McMaster.  

The successful candidate will engage in independent research and will be a close collaborator with Professor Shrikant Bangdiwala, Director of Statistics at PHRI. The successful candidate will be an academic leader in the Department of HEI at McMaster University, through the provision of scientific guidance to statisticians and clinical investigators on the methodological statistical developments emanating from the various research programs at PHRI.  


Doctorate in Biostatistics or related field

Experience teaching and supervising graduate students in biostatistics, health research methods, and/or epidemiology, and a research portfolio in public-health policy or practice, environmental health, or public-health research methodology. Experience in grant writing and collaborative work with clinical and health researchers in clinical trials and longitudinal studies.  Excellent communication skills are highly desired.

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.

Applicants are invited to submit their curriculum vitae, statement of academic goals and research interests, and the names of three referees to
Job ID 23577 at

Questions regarding the position can be addressed to: Dr. Shrikant I. Bangdiwalac/o and/or Dr. Holger Sch├╝nemann c/o