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Consideration of applications will begin in February 2021 on a rolling basis. Preference will be given to applicants who have submitted all requested materials prior to March 15th, 2021. Interested applicants should submit their CV, a statement of research interest, the names of three references, and academic transcripts (if a recent graduate) to  

Job Summary

The Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan is seeking applicants for a Research Assistant Professor or Assistant Research Scientist faculty position to begin in Fall 2021. Candidates must have a strong research background with a doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics, mathematics, the computational sciences or a related field. Candidates being considered for this position will be expected to develop an outstanding research program. A particular focus of this search is on candidates who are interested in cancer biostatistical research aligned with the Cancer Data Science mission to provide high-level biostatistical support and collaboration with the Rogel Cancer Center investigators across the spectrum of basic, clinical and population sciences research. Specifically, the focus will be on developing and implementing advanced and rigorous quantitative methodologies for cancer data and clinical trial designs. Excellent candidates with other research focus will also be considered and are encouraged to apply. 

Underfill Statement

This position is posted as Research Assistant Professor/Assistant Research Scientist/Research Investigator. The rank of the selected candidate will depend upon the candidate's qualifications.

Please check here for more information on these tracks, including required qualifications.

Additional Information

The Department of Biostatistics has 41 primary faculty members and 170 full-time PhD and Masters students.  The Department is involved in cutting edge methodological research and scientific investigation in many areas of public health and biomedical research. The Department has close ties with the Department of Statistics, the Institute for Social Research, the Medical School, the Michigan Institute for Data Science, The Institute of Health Policy and Innovation, the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center, and other research groups across campus.  

The University of Michigan offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Ann Arbor is a progressive city of about 118,000 year-round residents, and approximately 43,000 students, with excellent schools and a wide variety of sporting and musical activities. It is rated very highly in national surveys for its quality of life and has the amenities of a city many times its size. 

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Contact Information

Please contact the University of Michigan Department of Biostatistics at

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.