Cancer Center Jobs

Director, Biostatistics Shared Resource

Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina

September 10, 2020
The Department of Public Health Sciences (DPHS) and the Hollings Cancer Center (HCC), a National Cancer Institute-designated center at the Medical University of South Carolina, seek an outstanding biostatistician with a track record of peer-reviewed, cancer-focused funding and strong leadership skills to serve as the Director of the HCC Biostatistics Shared Resource. Qualified applicants will be considered for a tenure track Associate or Full Professor position in the Department of Public Health Sciences, College of Medicine.

The Biostatistics Shared Resource (BSR) is composed of highly qualified biostatisticians with complementary expertise in statistical methods relevant to cancer research and provides the HCC research community with outstanding support in the design, conduct, and analysis of clinical trials and cancer-related basic, translational, and population studies. BSR personnel develop novel methodologic approaches to address emerging analytic challenges, ensure the use of state-of-the-art statistical methods, and enhance the quality of science in the HCC.

The successful candidate must have a doctoral degree in statistics or biostatistics with a strong background in cancer-focused methods and collaborative research. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to assist in developing extramural grant applications in collaboration with cancer center investigators, including SPORE, program-project, and other multi-project grants, provide mentorship and training to HCC-affiliated junior faculty and hematology/oncology fellows, and participate in DPHS’ graduate training programs in biostatistics, epidemiology, and bioinformatics/data science.

DPHS is home to a talented and diverse faculty with appointments in a range of public health specialties including: Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Biomedical Informatics and Data Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Epidemiology, and Health Services Research. The department has two successful and long-standing masters and doctoral degree programs in biostatistics and epidemiology, a new joint PhD/MS program with Clemson University in Biomedical Data Science and Informatics, and offers MPH degrees in biostatistics, epidemiology, and health behavior and health promotion.

Located on the Atlantic coast in South Carolina, Charleston boasts one of the nation's most historic downtown areas and offers a superb quality of life including easy access to ocean beaches, extensive outdoor recreation, and internationally renowned arts and cultural events.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing qualifications and curriculum vitae to Peggy Boehrig at Applicants must also apply on the MUSC Job Site at: MUSC is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and strongly encourages applications from individuals in groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences. The posting will remain open until filled.

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

For additional information or questions, please contact Dr. Steve Rosenzweig at