Director of the Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Internal Number: 191321
Vacancy ID: FAC0003496
The Department of Biostatistics at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking applications for Director of the Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center (CSCC). The academic appointment will be in the Department of Biostatistics in UNC's Gillings School of Global Public Health. A doctoral degree in Biostatistics or a closely related field is required. The Director will have extensive experience in managing multi-disciplinary scientific research. Evidence of success in competing for grants and/or contracts for coordinating center projects is highly desirable. The academic rank is full professor . The academic track (tenured, research, clinical, or practice) will depend on the qualifications and research focus of the applicant.
Established in 1971, the CSCC is the longest running NIH-funded Coordinating Center, with a portfolio of studies spanning a wide variety of disease areas (e.g., cardiovascular, pulmonary, HIV/AIDS, psychiatry, pain, pediatrics, physical activity, diabetes, neurocognitive, gastrointestinal) and involving various types of study designs, including epidemiological studies, clinical trials and trial networks, and patient registries. The CSCC is a vital component of the Biostatistics Department in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and provides valuable collaborative research training opportunities for graduate students in biostatistics, epidemiology, and other disciplines. The department is ranked 4th in the nation of biostatistics departments, and the Gillings School is ranked 1st among public health schools in public universities and 2nd overall. The University of North Carolina is among the nation's top public research universities, with dynamic programs in biostatistics, epidemiology, statistical genetics, bioinformatics, public health, and medicine. This position is an excellent opportunity for a senior level leader seeking to play a major role in a dynamic research environment with a highly multidisciplinary focus.
Education and Experience:
The Director will have extensive experience in managing multi-disciplinary scientific research. Evidence of success in competing for grants and/or contracts for coordinating center projects is highly desirable.
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