The Department of Biostatistics at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health seeks applicants for an open-rank tenure-track, tenured, or non-tenure track faculty position in Biostatistics in areas of biostatistics and data science relevant to climate science and health. The Department of Biostatistics at Columbia University is one of the premier biostatistics departments in the nation. The Department has more than 30 faculty (including 12 ASA Fellows) and 15 biostatistician research staff members. The Department boasts strong research profiles in clinical trial design, survival analysis, nonparametric and semi-parametric statistics, precision medicine, causal inference, machine learning, functional data analysis, imaging statistics, statistical genetics, environmental biostatistics, statistical methods for mental health and many other fields. The Department has built strong collaborative connections within the Mailman School of Public Health (MSPH), a top-ranked school nationally, and in the world-class Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC). The Department has thriving education programs leading to M.S., M.P.H., Ph.D., and Dr.P.H. degrees in biostatistics and public health data science. MSPH is one of the largest recipients of sponsored research for all schools of public health in the nation. Its internationally recognized and highly interdisciplinary faculty is comprised of over 500 fulltime faculty members, of whom almost 40 percent hold joint or interdisciplinary appointments with other departments of the university, as well as a large network of adjunct faculty. CUIMC includes four schools (College of Physicians and Surgeons, College of Dental Medicine, School of Nursing, and Mailman School of Public Health) and accounts for roughly half of the University’s $4 billion annual budget. CUIMC provides world-class leadership in scientific research, health and medical education, and patient care. CUIMC faculty have made profound breakthroughs historically ― among them, the first blood test for cancer, the first medical use of the laser, and the first successful transfer of genes from one cell to another. Columbia has recently established a climate school (a first of its kind in the nation) and MSPH has a well-established group in climate and health.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to be a leading scholar in the development and application of cutting-edge biostatistical, statistical, and machine learning techniques to a wide range of topics related to the environment – with special focus on climate and health. Successful candidates will maintain an active research program, both in biostatistical methodology and in collaborative research; teach effectively; mentor graduate students; provide service to the department, the school, the university, and the profession.
Internal Number: 7128
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