Tenure Track Faculty Position — Division of Biostatistics

Biostatistics is a division within the Department of Population Health Sciences, the flagship population health research department of Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. The Division of Biostatistics seeks multiple full-time tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. This is a full-time (100% FTE), 12-month service period position. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Population Health Science is home to six divisions. The Department is multi-disciplinary with substantial research strengths across a variety of areas including health policy and economics, health data science and data analytics, health informatics, comparative effectiveness & outcomes research, healthcare delivery science, epidemiology, and biostatistics. The Division of Biostatistics is comprised of faculty and master’s level staff dedicated to careers developing, applying, and teaching the highest standard of biostatistical methods. Through education, scholarship, and collaboration, we strive for transformative impact on population health, clinical outcomes, and health services research to inform prevention and treatment strategies.

The Division of Biostatistics is seeking applicants for a full-time salaried position, at the rank of Associate Professor or potentially Full Professor. The position requires biostatistical or statistical expertise with an interest in biomedical research that enables a robust population science research agenda with a focus on cancer. An outstanding record of research excellence as evidenced by the ability to obtain and sustain independent and collaborative extramural NIH or other NIH-type funding is expected. Qualified applicants must have the demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of colleagues and communities, and to educate and mentor a diverse and talented student body.

The candidate should have a demonstrated expertise in an area of biostatistics or statistics that will contribute to the mission of the Division of Biostatistics within the growing Department Population Health Sciences and the emerging Population Sciences Program within the Meyer Cancer Center. We are also looking for a track record of methodological and applied interdisciplinary research accomplishments and publications, as well as interest in working with population scientists, clinical and basic science investigators focused on a range of public health problems focused on cancer.

The successful applicant will be expected to conduct collaborative and transdisciplinary research, maintain a strong publication record, and have expertise that fills existing gaps and enables a robust population sciences research agenda in cancer, including, but not limited to, methodological work related to the design and analysis of epidemiologic and clinical studies, statistical genetics, molecular epidemiology, risk prediction modelling, big data, and survival analysis. They will contribute to growing the research and teaching missions of the Department of Population Sciences, including developing curricula and courses leading to degrees in epidemiology, biostatistics, and population health science at the graduate levels.


Essential qualifications include:

  • PhD or DrPH, or equivalent with training in biostatistics, statistics, or another related field
  • Knowledge of current standards in biostatistics/statistics research and education, and the ability to help integrate research into the community and/or clinical enterprises
  • A collaborative style that fosters and supports teamwork and innovation
  • Experience teaching and mentoring undergraduate, graduate, and/or postdoctoral students
  • Strong record of research accomplishments and publications with demonstrated experience relevant to cancer and population health

Desirable qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated ability to obtain peer-reviewed funding (as a PI or Co-I) in a cancer related area
  • Demonstrated success in translating scientific discovery into new research directions applicable to populations at risk for cancer

Salary established below per annum commensurate with qualifications experience:

Professor: $100,000 –$145,000
Associate Professor: $85,000-$100,000

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY. The Division recognizes that health disparities stem from inequity, and encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty, and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, geography, spiritual practice, mental and physical disability, and age. It strives to develop and maintain increased representation and recognition of each dimension of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS. All applicants are asked to submit:

1.   a cover letter describing what they see as their future potential contribution with respect cancer population science
2.   an up-to-date curriculum vitae detailing publications, teaching and funding history
3.   contact information for three (3) references

Interested applications should send their CV and a letter of interest to Ms. Dinika Mirpuri (dim4005@med.cornell.edu).

Review of applications will begin immediately, continuing until the position is filled. Please send the requested information to Dinika Mirpuri at dim4005@med.cornell.edu.

CONTACT INFORMATION. For questions, please contact Karla Ballman at kab2053@med.cornell.edu.

Diversity is one of Weill Cornell Medicine’s core values and is essential to achieving excellence in patient care, research, and education. We welcome applications from candidates who share our commitment to fostering a culture of fairness, equity, and belonging. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

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