Faculty, Biostatistics

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Work type: Full-time Faculty
Location: Macon, GA
Categories: Medical Faculty/Physicians

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Faculty, Biostatistics


Community Medicine


School of Medicine

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Macon, GA

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The Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) Department of Community Medicine seeks a new faculty member to join our department beginning June 1, 2019. The department is a deeply rooted, integral part of MUSM. For over thirty years, it has focused on training medical students to fulfill MUSM’s mission of preparing healthcare professionals to meet the primary care and health care needs of rural and underserved Georgia residents and communities. Emphasizing interactive and problem-based teaching strategies, our student-centered faculty provides a conceptual and practical foundation that equips graduates to be discerning consumers and innovative producers of knowledge across a variety of medical and community settings, as well as academic institutions. Through teaching, scholarship, and service, students and faculty work closely to have local, regional, national, and international impact.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • participating in the design, analysis, and interpretation of results from health-related datasets
  • supervising students on research projects and preceptor visits
  • preparing statistical information in support of research/study publications
  • writing methods and results sections of manuscripts and reports
  • presenting research findings to internal and external stakeholders
  • publishing scholarly or informational works
  • teaching in/contributing to the Population Health and Medical Research curriculum
  • collaborating and working to strengthen relationships with others in the School of Medicine and all health disciplines across the university
  • engaging in efforts to acquire extramural funding and support
  • serving on Department, College, and University committees as needed
  • engaging with community organizations and agencies regarding service opportunities and research
  • performing service for the department, university, and profession
  • serving as a role-model for interdisciplinary collaborative partnerships through service to the university and community

Candidates must:

  • hold at least a Master's degree from an accredited college/university in biostatistics, statistics or related field
  • have experience in research and statistical design and analysis
  • experience with complex survey data analysis

The ideal candidate will have:

  • proficiency in at least two of R, SAS, SPSS, or STATA  
  • experience mentoring students or research trainees in statistical design and analysis
  • experience communicating technical statistical concepts to clinical and lay audiences
  • experience in efforts to acquire extramural funding and support
  • teaching experience
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • ability to work well with others and design and supervise research projects, publish, and contribute to efforts to obtain extramural funding
  • skills in descriptive analysis, modeling of data, and graphic interfaces
  • familiarity and/or experience with medical settings and culture
Background Check

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested candidates will need to complete a brief online application and submit a CV, letter of interest, and three letters of reference with contact information. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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