University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 87874

Please Note: A change was made to this position announcement on 11/16/16


Working Title:
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor
Official Title:
Degree and area of specialization:
Doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, or equivalent) in Biostatistics, Statistics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biomedical Informatics, Computer Sciences, or a closely related quantitative area.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Years of experience will be commensurate with the rank sought. All candidates must have proven success in conducting research appropriate to their stage of career. Associate/Full Professor candidates must possess experience and scholarly credentials for appointment with tenure at UW-Madison.
Principal duties:
Successful applicants will be expected to:

1. conduct research on novel methods and applications of biostatistics and/or biomedical informatics;
2. collaborate with investigators at UW-Madison and/or its partner institutions in the areas of biostatistics and/or biomedical informatics;
3. publish results in leading biostatistics, statistical genetics, computational biology, biomedical informatics, and/or biomedical journals appropriate to areas of application;
4. teach courses, usually about 1 course per year; and
5. participate in the training and mentoring of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.

Each successful applicant will need to develop his or her own independent research program in biostatistics and/or biomedical informatics. Attracting and maintaining external funding are parts of the position expectations.

Successful applicants will also participate in professional, university, and community service appropriate to their faculty rank.

Areas of especial interest include: clinical or population health biostatistics, statistical genetics and genomics, and biomedical informatics (including bioinformatics).
  Additional Information:
 Depending on qualifications and interest, the potential exists for a joint appointment with the Department of Statistics or of Computer Sciences in the College of Letters & Sciences, or with the Department of Population Health Sciences in the School of Medicine and Public Health. In this event, the position may be on an academic year (9-month) basis.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

  Employee Class:
Department(s):SMPH/BIOSTAT & MED I
Full Time Salary Rate:Negotiable
ANNUAL (12 months)
Appointment percent:100%
Anticipated begin date:JULY 01, 2017
Number of Positions:3

Application must be received by: DECEMBER 15, 2016

In order to apply, applications must be submitted online at
Interested individuals should electronically submit (using JobApply) a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and several sample publications. To aid in applicant screening, please indicate a primary area of interest as "clinical and population health statistics,"statistical genetics and genomics," or "biomedical informatics" in the cover letter. Interested applicants should also arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent to: Search and Screen Committee, c/o Chris Lindstrom at The application deadline for ensured consideration is December 15, although the Search and Screen Committees may accept applications received after the December 15 deadline.
Questions about the position can be directed to:
Molly Mitchell
Phone: 608-265-0684
600 Highland Ave   
Fax: N/A
K6/419 Clinical Science Center   
Madison, WI 53792-0001   
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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NOTE: Please indicate in writing if you request that your identity be kept confidential. If you do not indicate your preference to remain confidential, the University may be required to disclose your identify and/or application materials. The identity of finalists and successful candidates will be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).  

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.