Careers in Population and Data Sciences

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Faculty, Quantitative Biomedical Research Center (QBRC)

Assistant Professor

The Quantitative Biomedical Research Center is a well-established research center in the Department of Population and Data Sciences at UT Southwestern Medical Center. It aims to foster quantitative research methodology development and collaborations involving quantitative methods and technologies in any aspect of biomedical research, particularly for understanding disease etiologies and developing treatment and prevention strategies. We are actively recruiting new members to join this dynamic research group. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.

Duties & Responsibilities

To develop novel methods and algorithms in artificial intelligence (AI). The QBRC is actively developing cutting-edge AI algorithms in clinical image analysis and genomic data analysis. This faculty member will focus on AI methodology development and will be involved in teaching and mentoring students and postdocs in the field of AI and machine learning. Although independent research funding is not required, the faculty member will be highly encouraged to apply for AI methodology grants from NIH and NSF. At UTSW, there are great opportunities for researchers to collaborate with outstanding biomedical investigators and work on exciting research projects. UT Southwestern provides a friendly, dynamic, collaborative, and integrative research and training environment with state-of-the-art facilities.

Position Qualifications

Ph.D. degree in computer sciences, statistics, biomedical sciences, engineering or related field. Preferred experience in AI, machine learning, predictive modeling, imaging analysis, or digital pathology. Interested candidates should apply online and upload a current CV.

Application Deadline: until filled

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Faculty, Population Science & Cancer Control

The Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, in conjunction with the Department of Population & Data Sciences at UT Southwestern, is seeking multiple scientific investigators to join our dynamic research program in Population Science and Cancer Control. We are particularly interested in applicants with innovative, independent, and collaborative research programs in biomarker validation, obesity and metabolic syndrome, molecular/cancer epidemiology, and cancer care delivery across the cancer control continuum.

Position Qualifications

Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in behavioral or biological science, bioinformatics or biostatistics, communication, epidemiology, health services, psychology, or public health. The Cancer Center leadership will consider interested and qualified senior investigators for leadership positions. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.

The Population Sciences and Cancer Control Program is one of six research programs in the Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, which received NCI designation in 2010 and achieved Comprehensive status in 2015. The Program has 27 members from diverse disciplines (social and behavioral sciences, economics, epidemiology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, implementation science, outcomes/health services) and receives annual peer-reviewed funding of ~$6 million. The Program has established research portfolios in cancer care delivery research in safety-net health care settings and cancer screening, cancer survivorship, and dissemination and implementation research. Members are highly collaborative with several multi-investigator awards.

One-third of Program members have primary or secondary appointments in the Department of Population & Data Sciences, the multidisciplinary, research-intensive academic home for population scientists conducting innovative research in a range of diseases, including cancer. Thirty-one Department faculty maintain a robust research portfolio conducting large, population-based observational and interventional studies, many using the comprehensive electronic health record of our University and public safety-net health system partners. Our recruitment goal is to expand the positive impact of our research across the 13 counties of our catchment area – the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. This North Texas region has over 7.5 million residents and four of the fastest growing counties in the U.S. DFW is a majority-minority population (43% White, 29% Hispanic, 17% Black, 7% Asian) with one of the highest uninsured rates (21% vs. 10%) in the country. We are committed to research that reduces health disparities and increases health equity across North Texas and beyond.

UT Southwestern offers an outstanding collaborative environment for research with world-class basic science and clinical colleagues, excellent benefits, and competitive salaries. Attractive start-up funds are available commensurate with rank and record. Faculty will be eligible to apply for grants from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), the second-largest cancer research funding agency in the U.S. CPRIT also provides competitive faculty recruitment awards for investigators new to Texas.

Dallas is the ninth largest city by population and one of the most ethnically diverse in the U.S. As a major urban metroplex, the Dallas-Arlington-Fort Worth region continues to experience rapid population growth, with arts and culture offerings as renowned as the athletic franchises.

Qualified candidates should apply online and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and provide a written statement that describes your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and how that commitment may contribute to the teaching, research and patient-care missions of UT Southwestern. Your statement may include specific examples from your past or present education and employment experience, and/or aspirational activities you would like to work toward in the future.

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Faculty, Public Health

Assistant Professor - (Research Track)

The Department of Population & Data Sciences at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is seeking candidates for faculty members across all ranks in epidemiology, health policy, quantitative and data science, health systems science, health behavior, and dissemination and implementation science. These positions will support departmental research and also provide teaching for the MPH and PhD programs for our emerging School of Public Health.

UT Southwestern is establishing a 21st-century School of Public Health cemented in its core research strength and reinforced through integral collaboration with area institutions and health systems. UTSW has more than 2,800 full-time faculty who garner ~ $524 million in annual grant funding. UTSW’s outstanding Department of Population & Data Sciences, with more than $8 million in research funding annually and emerging leadership in population health, will serve as the foundation for building the new school.

Position Qualifications

Qualified candidates should have a doctoral degree in Public Health or related field with excellent oral and written communication skills and advanced expertise in research design and methodology. Candidates with a record of teaching, community collaboration, and extramural grant support are highly preferred. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.

Qualified candidates should apply online and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and provide a written statement that describes your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and how that commitment may contribute to the teaching, research and patient-care missions of UT Southwestern. Your statement may include specific examples from your past or present education and employment experience, and/or aspirational activities you would like to work toward in the future. More information about statements on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for academic applications can be found at: https://careerservices.upenn.edu/application-materials-for-the-faculty-job-search/diversity-statements-for-faculty-job-applications/.

About UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern, one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, integrates pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education. The institution’s faculty has received six Nobel Prizes, and includes 25 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 17 members of the National Academy of Medicine, and 13 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators. The full-time faculty of more than 2,800 is responsible for groundbreaking medical advances and is committed to translating science-driven research quickly to new clinical treatments. UT Southwestern physicians provide care in about 80 specialties to more than 117,000 hospitalized patients, more than 360,000 emergency room cases, and oversee nearly 3 million outpatient visits a year.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or veteran status. To learn more, please visit: https://jobs.utsouthwestern.edu/why-work-here/diversity-inclusion/.

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