Tenured / Tenure-Track Open-Rank Professor

Rockville, MD

The George Washington University Biostatistics Ctr

Tenured / Tenure-Track Open-Rank Professor

The Biostatistics Center (Center) of the George Washington University MilkenCut Institute School of Public Health (GWSPH) is recruiting a 12-month open-rank tenure-track or tenured faculty member. The successful candidate will develop a program of sponsored research at the Biostatistics Center, and contribute to the graduate education programs, with an academic appointment in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (DBB) of the George Washington University GWSPH. Academic rank and salary are competitive and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will establish an externally funded, internationally recognized, and interdisciplinary research portfolio in clinical trials, epidemiological studies, or other areas of biomedical/public health research including, but not limited to data science applications, utilization of electronic medical records, diagnostic studies, forensic statistics, or the study of health effects due to climate change. The portfolio may include development of expertise and leadership in the design, conduct, analysis, and reporting of collaborative research in areas such as oncology, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, neurology, drug addiction, or other areas of medicine. The successful candidate will also contribute to the development of statistical or clinical trial/diagnostic study methodologies. Areas of interest may include but are not limited to: pragmatic trials, SMART/MAMS trials, and causal inference. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the academic mission of the Center and DBB through teaching, mentoring students, or departmental service.

Basic Qualifications

Applicants must have: a doctorate in statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, data science or medicine; a track record of peer-reviewed publications; experience proposing and/or implementing funded research in clinical trials, epidemiologic studies, or diagnostic studies; experience in the design, data monitoring, analysis and/or reporting of clinical trials or other studies; and excellent oral and written communication skills. Collaborative research experience as evidenced by subject matter publications is required. All but dissertation (ABD) applicants will be considered for a conditional appointment at the rank of instructor and must have their doctoral degree conferred within 6 months of the effective date of appointment.


Founded in 1972 and located off campus in proximity of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Center has a 47-year history of leadership in practice-changing clinical trials and biostatistical methodology research. Research studies conducted by the Center have been: recognized in reports to the United States President and Congress, cited in reports from the United States White House, recognized in Time Magazine’s The Year in Medicine, named the #1 advance in medicine by the Harvard Health Letter, received the Society for Clinical Trials (SCT) “Trial of the Year” Award, received the Norman F. Gant Award for best research in maternal medicine, recognized in Clinical Research Forum’s Top Ten Awards, featured in People magazine, recognized in “Drazen’s Dozen”. The Center has published over 60 publications in the New England Journal of Medicine, and hundreds in other medical journals, and over 100 methodological publications.

The Center’s mission is to: provide leadership and expertise in the execution of all types of studies including clinical trials, observational studies, genetics and diagnostic studies; to foster biostatistical science by developing and implementing innovative approaches for the design, monitoring, analysis, and reporting of clinical research studies; and to provide training and education relevant to clinical trials and other clinical research.

The Center has a staff of approximately 120 with more than 40 biostatisticians/epidemiologists that includes more Fellows of the Society for Clinical Trials (SCT) than any other institution. Twenty faculty members at the Center provide biostatistical leadership and manage $65-70 million annually for projects in medical areas such as diabetes, maternal fetal medicine, infectious disease, and cardiovascular disease.

For further information about the Center, please see: http://biostatcenter.gwu.edu/.

Launched in the summer of 2019, the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (DBB) elevates the Milken Institute School of Public Health’s (GWSPH) commitment to the quantitative sciences and supports the university-wide focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The vision of the DBB is to improve public health through excellence in education and teaching in biostatistics and bioinformatics, transformative scientific research, and dedicated service to the university, profession and community.

For further information about DBB, please see: https://publichealth.gwu.edu/departments/biostatistics-and-bioinformatics

Additional Information

Additional information about the Milken Institute SPH can be found at: http://publichealth.gwu.edu/.

Application Procedures

To be considered please complete an online faculty application at:
http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/70726and upload the following documents:

1. Cover letter including a synopsis of experience and qualifications;

2. Curriculum vitae;

3. Statement of research experience, interest, and plans;

  4. Statement of teaching experience, interest, and plans

Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on 11.15.2019 and will remain ongoing until the position is filled. Three letters of reference will be requested from the position finalists; phone reference checks will be completed on the successful candidate. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

GW has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and accordingly we encourage applications from members of underrepresented populations.

The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


Posted: 11/21/2019