Director, Biomedical Statistics Research Core, Larner College of Medicine, The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Director, Biomedical Statistics Research Core, Larner College of Medicine, The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Posting Date: 04/03/2019

Job Information/Description:

Director Biomedical Statistics Research Core

The University of Vermont (UVM) is recruiting a research scholar pathway biomedical statistician eligible for appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor rank to serve as Director of our Biomedical Statistics Research Core in the Larner College of Medicine (LCOM).

The Biomedical Statistics Research Core,, provides consultative services for investigators and trainees. The majority of core services are associated with LCOM although the core also serves other UVM campus units and external entities. The most common consultation requests are for assistance with clinical trials and secondary data analyses. Core services include assistance with study design, outcome measurement, data management, analysis, and reporting. Investigators are encouraged to contact the core in the early phases of grant development. Growth is projected in the need for services supporting our new Center for Health Services Research, Consultations will include requests for assistance with secondary data analyses of large electronic healthcare and claims databases. In addition to its key research service role, the core also has education and training components that include collaboration with the Statistics Program housed in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, .

The research scholar pathway is a full time renewable faculty appointment corresponding to 4- and 6-year faculty appointments for the Associate Professor and Professor ranks, respectively. The primary faculty appointment for the new core Director will reside in an LCOM department appropriate to the expertise and interests of the selected candidate. In the capacity of core director, the selected candidate will report directly to the Senior Associate Dean for Research at LCOM.


  1. Direct the Biomedical Statistics Research Core including oversight of affiliated research faculty and support staff, and associated operating budgets.
  • Leading priority is to maintain a strong biomedical statistics consultation service with a primary focus on support of the research activities of faculty and
  • Education and training – engage, educate, and mentor faculty/trainees.
  • Recruit and support PhD faculty and MS-level staff to maintain a strong Biomedical Statistics
  • Work closely with the Senior Associate Dean for Research to foster collaboration with other units like the Department of Mathematics and
  • There is opportunity to engage in teaching and to pursue independent funding for research activities, but the selected candidate is expected to maintain at least a 70% biomedical statistics consultative


  1. Doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) with strong expertise in biomedical
  2. Experience in biomedical statistics research that includes the oversight and provision of consultative
  3. Experience in the management and analysis of large healthcare and claims databases for research purposes is
  4. A strong record of participating in scholarly peer-reviewed publications and securing extramural research salary support as a consulting statistician that are consistent with appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor
  5. Evidence of success in leading, coordinating, and facilitating biomedical statistics research

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.

The University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, founded in 1882, is the nation’s seventh oldest medical school and is widely recognized for innovations in education and research. The University of Vermont is located in Burlington, Vermont, on the shore of Lake Champlain between the Adirondack and Green Mountains. Burlington is a vibrant community with year¬ round recreational opportunities, and is frequently cited as one of the most livable small cities in America.


Contact Information:

Interested applicants should apply online at Please reference position number 00024943. If you ions about the position, please contact Dr. Gordon Jensen, Senior Associate Dean for Research,

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