Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Preventive Medicine

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Staff Openings

Division of Behavioral Medicine, Division of Biostatistics, Division of Epidemiology, Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics, Division of Nutrition, Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies

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Research Assistant Professor in Biostatistics & Measurement Science, Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Division of Biostatistics, Division of Epidemiology

We are seeking highly qualified applicants in Biostatistics and Psychometric Science at the Assistant Professor level to conduct biostatistical research in the area of the developmental origins of chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease and neurodevelopmental syndromes.  This is a full-time position for a collaborative biostatistician who will work as part of several multidisciplinary team including statisticians, epidemiologists, psychometricians, physicians, and psychologists.  The academic home for the position will be in the Feinberg School of Medicine (FSM) Department of Preventive Medicine Division of Biostatistics with joint affiliations with the Department of Medical Social Sciences (MSS) Psychometrics and Statistics Core, and the university-wide Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences (DevSci).  The position is a team science role funded primarily by two large scale initiatives including the Northwestern-based Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Patient-Reported Outcomes Core, and DevSci’s Data Science Hub, with both roles emphasizing combining disparate data, harmonization methods and the creation of synthetic cohorts. 

 

The Departments of Preventive Medicine and Medical Social Sciences as well as the DevSci Institute have long-standing success in conducting high-quality epidemiologic and developmental research and in developing novel biostatistical methods that assist such research.  For this position, we are seeking experienced faculty investigators with a strong theoretical biostatistics background, and prior experience in complex, multilevel research in cohort studies.  The successful candidate will have experience in one or more of the following areas: missing data, longitudinal data analysis, measurement science, psychometrics, item response theory, and Bayesian statistics. We are particularly interested in candidates who can drive and apply harmonization methods for clinical research with a focus on the developmental origins of disease.  Statistical harmonization methods of particular interest include imputation, linking and scaling, integrative data analysis methods and coordinated analyses. In addition, we are interested in candidates with methodological knowledge of the patient-reported assessment development and validation process. Publications and presentations at scientific meetings are expected and encouraged.  As part of these two research teams, the candidate will be expected to participate in grant writing and publishing.  The Department of Preventive Medicine has a Division of Biostatistics consisting of 14 full-time faculty who provide a collegial, biostatistical environment with a history of mentoring junior faculty biostatisticians. In addition, DPM includes a large group of masters’ level data analysts.  DPM will serve as the base for the DevSci activities.  In his/her ECHO role, the faculty member will also collaborate closely with the MSS Psychometrics and Statistics Core, which includes multiple quantitative and psychometric faculty as well as a team of masters’ level data analysts. As part of the Institute for Innovations in Developmental Science (DevSci) the applicant will work with the directors of the Data Science Hub to promote and develop sophisticated statistical methods that can be used to drive DevSci’s ‘Healthier Earlier’ mission.  

 

Applicants must have a PhD in Biostatistics or Statistics, experience in biostatistics methodology research, measurement science, and programming in R.  The candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills and attention to detail and work well in a fast paced collaborative environment.  The ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team is essential.  Primary academic appointment would be in the Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine.  Time would be split equally across the two roles. Successful candidates can anticipate a competitive base salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits.

 

Interested individuals should send a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing their academic experience/interests to Norrina-allen@northwestern.edu.

 

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Assistant or Associate Professor in Cancer Population Science, Department of Preventive Medicine and Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Division of Epidemiology

The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention in the Department of Preventive Medicine (DPM) together with the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, seeks an excellent population researcher with a strong line of research in cancer, particularly with a focus on multiple myeloma. This is a full time position on the tenure-eligible track at the rank of assistant or associate professor.  DPM and the Lurie Cancer Center jointly provide a rich platform for research including a diverse and broad scientific portfolio of cancer-related studies, biostatistical and health informatics cores, expertise in multi-level assessment methods and technology implementation and collaborative relationships across Northwestern’s biomedical and life sciences campuses. Because an interdisciplinary, collaborative orientation is a defining element of the Department and the Cancer Center, both provide an ideal home for scholars whose work is collaborative, integrative and cuts across traditional content areas.

Faculty in this tenure track position will collaborate on existing projects and will develop an independent research portfolio leading to tenure. This will include: publishing research results in leading peer-reviewed sources; presenting at relevant national conferences; collaborating and consulting with other investigators at Northwestern; teaching graduate-level courses; competing successfully for extramural funding; and participating in departmental and national scientific duties, such as committee membership and peer review of research proposals and publications.

Successful candidates will have an MD, PhD or equivalent. A strong potential to become independently funded is expected of junior candidates. An ability to work in both multidisciplinary teams as well as independently is essential. This full time position is based in the Feinberg School of Medicine at the Chicago lakefront campus. Primary academic appointment will be in the Department of Preventive Medicine.

The Department of Preventive Medicine is comprised of nationally and internationally recognized faculty with expertise in biostatistics, bioinformatics, epidemiology, cancer epidemiology, behavioral medicine, chronic disease prevention, nutrition and exercise. The Cancer Center has an established and dynamic prevention and control program, involving a variety of prevention and control scientists. The Medical School recognizes this as an important area for further development. Successful candidates can anticipate favorable startup package, benefits, and a competitive base salary commensurate with experience. The start date is estimated for September 2017; however, is flexible. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Interested candidates please apply online at https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/OTE.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Assistant-Associate Professor in Ehealth/Mhealth, Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies, Department of Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies

The Department of Medical Social Sciences (MSS) and the Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs), www.cbits.northwestern.edu, in the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University seek an outstanding scientist for a tenure-eligible position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  The successful candidate will be based within CBITs, with the faculty position in MSS.  CBITs is a multidisciplinary center, including faculty with backgrounds in behavioral science, computer science, engineering, statistics, and implementation science focused. CBITs also has a software development facility that that has supported more than 60 funded projects (including 35 NIMH as well as others from PCORI, NSF and the DoD). CBITs’ mission is to develop, evaluate, and implement innovative eHealth/mHealth technologies. Core academic strengths of the center lie in mental health and wellness, however, the center has many collaborations across a broad range of health problems.

MSS provides a unique scientific home for applied researchers who integrate biomedical and social science approaches to improvement of health and health care delivery across the lifespan (www.mss.northwestern.edu). The department has a strong emphasis on transdisciplinary science and houses a number of health informatics, mental health and mind-body researchers who are synergistic with CBITs. Thus, MSS will provide an outstanding academic home for the candidate.

We are searching for an exceptional scientist to help build our research capacities in any of a number of diverse areas related to design, development, evaluation, and implementation of eHealth/mHealth technologies. The successful candidate will have demonstrated an innovative programmatic approach to his/her research, an outstanding record of scholarly publication, and a history of extramural funding.  We are also looking for expertise that builds on existing strengths in digital mental health and builds new bridges across CBITs and MSS, as well as with other schools in Northwestern, such as Engineering, Communications, and Education and Social Policy. For example, scientists with expertise in real world implementation of ehealth/mHealth interventions using patient-reported outcomes or computational models of implementation in complex systems would be of great interest. CBITs and MSS have highly collaborative cultures in which multiple investigators work in tandem on large-scale, team science research. A critical consideration will be the extent to which the candidate’s focus is synergistic with ongoing CBITs and MSS research and culture of collaboration. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a strong body of independent research; submit grant applications as principal investigator; publish research results in leading peer-reviewed sources; collaborate broadly across Northwestern and beyond; mentor trainees and/or faculty as appropriate; and contribute to CBITs, MSS, and the University through service.

Applicants may have a doctoral degree in any of a variety of fields, including psychology, medicine, computer science, or engineering, and must have a strong record of federal funding and scholarly productivity. Rank and salary are to be determined based on qualifications and experience. Please send a letter explaining your career goals, a CV, and a list of 3 references to the attention of David C. Mohr, Ph.D., c/o Regime Dean (regime.billingsly@northwestern.edu). Review of applications will continue until position is filled.  Please refer to job ID-30265 when applying.  Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.