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University of Miami Associate Professor (Research Track) in Coral Gables, Florida

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The 2017 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” ranks the SONHS’ master’s programs 40th out of 259 schools; the Doctorate in Nursing Practice program was 38th in the first-ever rankings of D.N.P. programs. Among schools of nursing, the SONHS’ scientific portfolio is ranked first in Florida and 22nd in the nation for NIH funding. Cutting-edge research conducted by some of the world’s top healthcare scientists focuses on topics such as health disparities, cultural competence in healthcare, HIV and other STIs, substance abuse, family and intimate partner violence, mental health, and patient safety, with a focus on nursing education and nursing workforce issues. The SONHS’ 5-story, 41,000 square-foot, cutting-edge Simulation Hospital, will replicate the true flow of activities in a clinical practice and hospital and will be a global destination center for simulation-based education, research and service; this facility will be a resource for expansion of healthcare education and research initiatives.As a research associate professor r esponsibilities include teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs, academic advising of students in the program, scholarship and research activities, community and academic service activities, and participating in School committees. Additionally this faculty member will be responsible for evaluating students performances, developing teaching methods, delivering a range of teaching and assessment activities including lectures, coursework, practicals, placements according to own area of subject specialism. He/she will be responsible for practical/clinical work where applicable, carrying out designated School functions, including, participation in committee work, assisting in the process of admissions, preparation of submission for teaching quality etc. Be responsible for the record-keeping associated with teaching and the preparation of teaching materials. The candidate must possess a Master degree in nursing or related field.The selected individual will be a research track Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Health Studies with a strong background in biostatistics to collaborate closely with tenured and tenure-track faculty to support grant and manuscript submissions that advance the research mission of the school. The selected individual will work with the Associate Dean for Research and the SONHS Office of Research Infrastructure to lead biostatistical writing plan and reviews for grants. Additionally, the selected individual will be encouraged to continue developing their own program of research focused on issues related to health equity and health disparities. Candidates should have the ability to:Have strong teamwork skills and statistical leadership skills Strong experience with statistical support and consultation, specially relevant to NIH grant submission and management Collaborate with other faculty to obtain research funding for trans-disciplinary research Submit NIH grants as biostatistician or PI in topics related to health equity and health disparities and/or statistical advancements Present research findings at professional meetings in local communities, nationally, and across the globe. Publish seminal research findings in refereed, high impact, peer-reviewed journals. Motivate and mentor graduate students by engaging students in strategic thinking.Qualifications:

  • PhD degree with specific graduate training in biostatistics or a related field

  • Advanced skills and experience with statistical epidemiology (cohort studies), intervention studies, and (if possible) molecular epidemiology (epigenetics and genetics)

  • Advanced skills in data management and statistical analysis

  • Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems.

  • Experience collaborating with nurses in NIH grant submission

  • Strong programing skills, especially with R and SAS.

  • Experience working with cluster computing servers.

  • Committed to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace.

  • Evidence of high-impact publications where the candidate has served as the biostatistician or lead researcher

  • Evidence of being able to secure grant funding to support a program of research

  • Ability to work in a large team to and assist in the development of major NIH grants.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills including presentations at scientific meetings, and a significant publication record in peer-reviewed high impact journals

  • Demonstrated ability to lead innovative research projects to successful conclusions

  • Experience mentoring graduate students and supervising senior research staff.

To apply: Applicant must submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and 3 professional references via the online application system. For questions, please contact Ms. Vanessa Enrizo at

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