*Department:*Biostatistics - 462001
*Posting Open Date:*04/23/2021
*Open Until Filled:*Yes
*Position Type:*Permanent Faculty
*Working Title:*Director of the Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center
*Hiring Range:*Commensurate with Experience
*Proposed Start Date:*09/01/2021
*Position Summary:*The Department of Biostatistics at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking applications for Director of the Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center (CSCC). The academic appointment will be in the Department of Biostatistics in UNC's Gillings School of Global Public Health. A doctoral degree in Biostatistics or a closely related field is required. The Director will have extensive experience in managing multi-disciplinary scientific research. Evidence of success in competing for grants and/or contracts for coordinating center projects is highly desirable. The academic rank is full professor . The academic track (tenured, research, clinical, or practice) will depend on the qualifications and research focus of the applicant.
Established in 1971, the CSCC is the longest running NIH-funded Coordinating Center, with a portfolio of studies spanning a wide variety of disease areas (e.g., cardiovascular, pulmonary, HIV/AIDS, psychiatry, pain, pediatrics, physical activity, diabetes, neurocognitive, gastrointestinal) and involving various types of study designs, including epidemiological studies, clinical trials and trial networks, and patient registries. The CSCC is a vital component of the Biostatistics Department in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and provides valuable collaborative research training opportunities for graduate students in biostatistics, epidemiology, and other disciplines. The department is ranked 4th in the nation of biostatistics departments, and the Gillings School is ranked 1st among public health schools in public universities and 2nd overall. The University of North Carolina is among the nation's top public research universities, with dynamic programs in biostatistics, epidemiology, statistical genetics, bioinformatics, public health, and medicine. This position is an excellent opportunity for a senior level leader seeking to play a major role in a dynamic research environment with a highly multidisciplinary focus.
*Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:*A doctoral degree in Biostatistics or a closely-related field is required.
*Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:*The Director will have extensive experience in managing multi-disciplinary scientific research. Evidence of success in competing for grants and/or contracts for coordinating center projects is highly desirable.
*Special Instructions:*To apply, use the electronic submission website at https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/1913212 and upload PDF versions of your CV, cover letter, and research and teaching statements. Candidates must also arrange for three letters of recommendation to arrive via email to Annette Raines at firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Anastasia Ivanova, Chair of the Search Committee at email@example.com.