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Assistant Professor in Biostatistics
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Nov. 25, 2019
Title Assistant Professor in Biostatistics
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Biostatistics
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Biology - Biostatistics

The Department of Biostatistics, University at Buffalo, seeks to hire an outstanding scientist with
research interests in any of the following areas: observational data analysis, data science methods,
causal inference, visualization, spatial analysis and inference for digital image processing, and
predictive modeling. This is a 12-month, tenure-track, appointment at the Assistant Professor rank, in
the Department of Biostatistics that begins August 2020 and it is part of the university-wide initiative
on developing expertise in Data Science and analysis of "Big Data".

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally funded independent research program, with emphasis on graduate-level teaching, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, develop interdisciplinary collaborations and engage in service activities. The teaching load associated with
this position is one course per semester. The position offers outstanding institutional support and
opportunities for collaboration.

The Department of Biostatistics currently offers an undergraduate major and minor in statistics, along
with three Masters level programs and a Ph.D. program. For more information about the department,

The School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP), at UB offers programs at every degree level and is the home to the following departments: Biostatistics, Community Health and Health Behavior,
Epidemiology and Environmental Health, Exercise Nutrition Sciences, and Rehabilitation Sciences. It is
one of only a few schools across the country that includes health-related professions as an integral
component of the public health educational and research system. Faculty and students engage in
research and community activities designed to improve the health of populations, communities, and
individuals. The SPHHP is located on the South Campus of University at Buffalo. For more information
about the school visit

The University at Buffalo is a research-intensive institution, the largest and most comprehensive of the
campuses of the State University of New York. Opportunities exist for interdisciplinary collaboration both within SPHHP and the University and with other outstanding research centers in the region (e.g. Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Veterans Affairs Western New York Health Care System, UB Health Sciences Schools, UB Clinical and Translational Science Institute).

Western New York has unique characteristics that make it an ideal place to live and work. Buffalo, called
"The City of Good Neighbors", is the second largest city in New York State. Area public schools are
outstanding and housing is very affordable. Buffalo is a cultural center with excellent theater, museums
and music. In addition, the surrounding environment contains two of the Great Lakes for sailing, boating
and fishing, as well as skiing, hiking and the beauty of Niagara Falls. For more information about the area,
please see:

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications
Candidates should have doctoral level training (Ph.D. or equivalent) in statistics/biostatistics or
related quantitative fields. Evaluation of candidates will be based on research productivity, potential
for development of an independent research program and capability of teaching. Preference will be
given to candidates with experience and/or strong interest in interdisciplinary research.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands
Type Full-Time
Campus South Campus
Special Instructions to Applicants
As part of your application, please include a statement describing you research, teaching experience and interests. This can be uploaded in other documents.

Additional Information
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Is a background check required for this posting? No
Background Check Notification Employment in this position will be contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and any other information required by federal or state law, and University at Buffalo policies, including the completion of a criminal history check.

Contact Information
Contact’s Name Dr. Marianthi Markatou
Contact’s Title Professor, Department of Biostatistics, SPHHP
Contact’s Email
Contact’s Phone 716-829-2894

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