Nov 25, 2019

Behavioral Statistics Open Rank Faculty

  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Tampa, FL, USA
Full time Behavioral Oncology Statistics

Job Description

The Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Moffitt Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, is seeking a faculty member in
the tenure-earning rank of Assistant/Associate Member with preference for strong expertise in behavioral statistics. Moffitt is affiliated with the University of South Florida
and a University appointment is available in the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor as applicable. Methodological research is also expected.

The Department currently has 18 faculty and approximately 27 staff engaged in a wide range of statistical and bioinformatics research and collaborations on clinical, biological,
and behavioral studies in cancer and cancer prevention including novel therapeutic and drug discoveries, prognostic and predictive biomarker developments, chemoprevention,
high throughput genomics, proteomics, epidemiological studies, health outcomes and behavioral research, comparative effectiveness research, clinical trial designs, and
personalized medicine studies. Many of these projects draw upon Moffitt’s Total Cancer Care initiative, which provides access to a comprehensive set of clinical and molecular
data on a large number of cancer patients.

The Ideal Candidate:
• We seek candidates with experience and expertise in behavioral statistics who can contribute to the many current health outcomes and behavioral studies at Moffitt, as
evidenced by a history of peer-reviewed publications and involvement in grant supported research projects. Ongoing research includes interventions focusing on smoking cessation
and relapse prevention, improving cancer screening participation, health disparities, and improving post-treatment quality of life.
• Preference will be given to applicants with an outstanding record doing team science or collaborative research with an emphasis in social and behavioral science. Areas
of particular interest include: mediation analysis, path analysis, structural equation modeling, item response theory, factor analysis, categorical data analysis, longitudinal
data analysis, and multi-level / hierarchical modeling.
• The candidate is expected to identify and resolve methodological issues that arise in collaborative research. A major expectation is to identify areas of methodological
research in which to engage that also will benefit the candidate’s collaborative research.

• Collaborate on a variety of health outcomes and behavioral research projects.
• Methodological research.
• Communicate clearly and openly.
• Build relationships to promote a collaborative environment.

Credentials and Qualifications:
Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics, or quantitative psychology, or related field and relevant research training and experience.

Academic rank beyond Assistant Member will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Appointment at the Associate Member rank requires a minimum of five years of
experience at the Assistant Member level.  The position is tenure-earning.  Salary is competitive with similar institutions.

Located in Tampa, this position welcomes someone who appreciates the great beaches and easy living associated with the Gulf Coast of Florida.  Tampa is a thriving city with
culture, restaurants and a high quality of life. Questions about the opportunity may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Brooke Fridley at

To apply, visit and refer to requisition number 36118 or click this link Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Please be sure to attach your CV and cover letter.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Moffitt Cancer Center 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, age, or protected veteran or disabled status. We seek candidates whose skills, and personal and professional
experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.


Moffitt Cancer Center


Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

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