Statisticians & biostatisticians (psychiatry research)

upitt

University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychiatry
Pittsburgh, United States

Job description

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) are seeking statistics and biostatistics researchers for full-time faculty positions with appointment in the tenure stream as appropriate. Candidates who are interested in conducting their own funded independent research (applied and/or methodological developments in psychiatry and related disciplines) are sought. The successful candidates will also engage in statistical collaborations with clinical/scientific investigators who direct internationally recognized research programs in multiple domains of psychiatry. We are seeking candidates with a wide range of expertise including, but not limited to, methods in genetics/transcriptomics, ecological momentary assessment, high dimensional data analysis, structural equation modelling, item response theory and/or complex or adaptive clinical trial designs. Because growth is sought in these areas and resources are available, multiple positions are open at the assistant and associate levels. Primary selection criteria are history of productivity and collaboration and the ability to enhance an interactive and dynamic research community within and across departments in the greater Pittsburgh academic environment. 

Successful candidates will be provided with resources and support to successfully develop their careers. They will join a vibrant and highly collaborative research community with a long history of excellence in basic, translational, and clinical research. 

Our Department seeks to be an inclusive and safe space for all who work here. We value diversity and are committed to rectifying longstanding inequities within research and academia. Thus, women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:

  • PhD in Statistics, Biostatistics or related field.
  • Demonstrated interest in psychiatry research (e.g., as shown through peer review publications). 
  • Success in authoring original research and review articles in refereed journals. The quality of the journals themselves and the position of authorship will be considered.
  • Success in securing federal funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or other sources (such as state and foundation funding).
  • Demonstrated research skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a rapidly changing/growing educational institution

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity, EOE, including disability/veterans.

About the employer

At the University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry, we excel in our mission to

  • provide superb behavioral health services to our patients and their families;
  • pursue the development of better diagnostic techniques and therapeutic interventions through innovative research;
  • provide a stimulating learning environment for medical and graduate students, residents, psychology interns, and postdoctoral fellows.

Our success in each of these areas is dependent upon an interactive community of clinicians, scientists and educators who bring diversity in background, experience, expertise and perspective to our mission.

An essential partner in this work is UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, a national leader in innovative treatment of mental health and addiction disorders. Moreover, Pitt Psychiatry’s preeminent academic faculty of more than 200 members trained in multiple basic and clinical science disciplines is at the heart of our success in providing superior behavioural health care and in training the next generation of innovative researchers and clinicians.

Areas of Research

  • Statistics
  • Biostatistics
  • Psychology
  • Psychiatry
  • Neuroscience

How to Apply

Please apply by sending your CV and statement of interest to the director of Faculty Recruitment, Lisa Murphree (murphreea@upmc.edu).

Thursday, September 9, 2021

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