SIU School of Medicine is seeking an individual to provide biostatistical/bioinformatics support with a focus on quantitative, epidemiologic and outcomes research for the Department of Population Science and Policy (PSP). This individual will provide expertise in database creation and maintenance, computer and statistical programming, study design and advanced statistical methodologies for population science based research and programs at SIU School of Medicine. The candidate will also be expected to develop and pursue a portfolio of externally funded research complementary to high priority areas of PSP including cancer, children’s health, sexually transmitted diseases and other projects of interest. Minimum qualifications include Ph.D. with at least 2 years post-doctoral training appropriate to their area of specialization or M.D. combined with a master’s in biostatistics, epidemiology, psychology, bioinformatics, computer science or health services research. Sensitive to the needs of underrepresented minority populations.
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Ph.D. with at least 2 years post-doctoral training appropriate to their area of specialization or MD/DO combined with a master’s in biostatistics, epidemiology, psychology, bioinformatics, computer science or health services research.
Sensitive to the needs of underrepresented minority populations.
Demonstrable experience in state of the art approaches to data acquisition and analysis of longitudinal clinical datasets as well as large public use epidemiological datasets such as NHANES.
Experience working on NIH funded grants such as R21, R03 or R01.
Record of methodological and statistical contributions to peer-reviewed articles.
Demonstrated competence with SAS and at least one other statistical software (e.g., STATA, R, SPSS).
Proficient in multiple methods of data imputation, cumulative and Cox hazards modeling, survival analysis structural equation modeling, linear mixed models, generalized estimating equations, the development and validation of prediction models, and non-parametric methodologies.
Proficient in machine learning, Bayesian statistics, relational database (such as SQL), predictive modeling and at least one computer language (Python, PHP)
Experience with state of the art methods for analyzing big data is highly desirable.
Above average to excellent verbal and written communication skills.
A proven track record of working effectively on teams inclusive of diverse individuals with varying research experience and backgrounds.
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
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About SIU Medicine
SIU School of Medicine was established in 1970 with a mission to educate physicians for central and southern Illinois. We are a medical school with four areas of excellence: medical education, patient care, research and community service. SIU School of Medicine provides education to undergraduate medical students, medical and surgical residents, fellows, and physician assistant students. Our clinical practice, SIU Medicine, includes a team of more than 250 health care professionals including university physicians and faculty members who are collectively dedicated to providing excellent medical care, advancement of care through research, and training the next generation of physicians. As the premier provider of health care services, SIU Medicine offers both primary care and specialized treatment services including preventative and diagnostic. SIU works in partnership with hospitals and clinics throughout central and southern Illinois to meet the health care needs of our communities.