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Open Rank Biostatistics Faculty Position

Job ID 193118BR Date posted 11/09/2022
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Full Time
  • Clinical Trials & Biostatistics
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About the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Jacksonville, Florida

The Department of Quantitative Health Sciences in Florida is comprised of 8 faculty and 22 staff with diverse expertise. The department in Florida is part of a larger unit that includes faculty and staff based in Phoenix, Arizona and Rochester, Minnesota.  This position is expected to be housed in the department’s Division of Clinical Trials & Biostatistics, a robust division that contributes to research areas spanning from basic science to translational research, clinical trials, population health, and data science. Division staff are scientific leaders and collaborate with multidisciplinary research teams within and outside of Mayo Clinic.

The department’s unique collaboration model emphasizes the importance of disease area knowledge in the design and analysis of research studies by integrating a dedicated statistical team into research groups. Faculty members develop, maintain, and promote state-of-the-art designs and analytical methods expertise and lead multiple initiatives surrounding study designs, data acquisition, data management, analyses, and interpretation of research studies. 

Why Mayo Clinic?

Mayo Clinic is a multidisciplinary academic medical center with over 4,000 physicians and scientists in an integrated multi-campus system spanning the globe. We have been recognized as the best hospital in the nation for 2022-2023 by U.S. News and World Report. Our unified mission is to provide the best patient care, backed by our expertise and supported by innovation in education, research and practice, to bring hope and healing in times of need. We support a vibrant and diverse research enterprise, with programs in basic, translational, clinical, and data sciences. In 2021, the institution received over $600 million in extramural research awards, supplemented with over $405 million of institutional support. Mayo Clinic has a world class faculty, laboratories, and state-of-the-art core facilities and biorepositories.

Mayo Clinic offers an outstanding, comprehensive benefits package that includes plenty of options for medical, dental and vision care; flexible spending accounts; life insurance; short- and long-term disability coverage; generous time away; and more! We are proud to be among the few U.S. companies to provide a pension benefit at no cost to employees plus you can add the Mayo 403(b) plan which features an employer match. The Research shield at Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment and recognizes that diverse research teams make better decisions; are more equipped to solve complex problems and adapt to change; and produce better outcomes.

Position description

The Department of Quantitative Health Sciences is seeking to hire an outstanding faculty member with a record of, or the strong potential for, achievement and demonstrated ability for successful collaborations to serve as the lead biostatistician for the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center – Jacksonville and other research programs in the space of neurodegeneration. The candidate should have the ability to assimilate relevant information and initiate new areas of research particularly in the domains of a) complex longitudinal data that may include or be applied to neuroimaging and cognitive measures and b) novel therapeutic clinical trials in vulnerable populations. Translational efforts may extend beyond human studies to engage with discovery science laboratories where there will be a required willingness to consult on the design of animal studies. Discovery science labs also include a strong genetic focus, which would require interactions by the candidate with bioinformatics to support development and evaluation of genetics projects. Interest in digital technologies to expand and enrich participant inclusion and deep phenotyping in neurodegenerative diseases will be favorably considered. Further, there should be a willingness and appreciation to pursue machine learning approaches with potential interactions with the Neurology AI Program (NAIP).

The candidate should have documented experience working with a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and clinicians; clear history of leadership skills with the ability to give scientific direction to a team of support staff; and demonstrate flexibility, creativity and excellent communication skills to build and expand research within their working environment. Early career individuals that show strong potential to achieve these attributes will be fully considered.

Applications should include a full CV/Bibliography, statement of research interests, statement of contributions to equity/inclusion/diversity, and the names/contact information of five references.

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Jacksonville is the largest city in area in the continental United States. A beautiful coastal Florida city that features excellent year-round climate, over 20 miles of beaches and outstanding outdoor recreational, cultural and family-oriented amenities. The “River City by the Sea” has an excellent school system, reasonable cost of living and a thriving business environment. Medical professionals and patients are drawn to Jacksonville by an extraordinary network of high-profile healthcare facilities. Jacksonville continues to grow as more people relocate from all over the U.S. and abroad, to see what the great River City has to offer!

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