Cancer Center Jobs

Research Assistant Professor

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

October 11, 2023
The Biostatistics Facility Shared Resource in the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, University of Pittsburgh, is currently searching to hire a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of Pittsburgh. The UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is the only comprehensive cancer center in western Pennsylvania and one of only 56 throughout the entire country.  It is funded by a Comprehensive Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) from the National Cancer Institute.  The state-of-the-art research environment at Hillman comprises 10 CCSG-supported shared resources to support cutting edge research, as well as pioneering faculty who conduct impactful basic, clinical/translational, and population science research that is changing the way we detect, diagnose, and treat cancer.  Hillman Cancer Center also includes 7 research programs: Biobehavioral Cancer Control, Cancer Biology, Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention, Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy, Cancer Therapeutics, Cancer Virology, and Genome Stability.

Successful candidates will have PhD or equivalent in Biostatistics, Statistics, or related field with the ability to work collaboratively with other scientific investigators. There is strong a collaboration with other faculty in cancer data science, bioinformatics, and AI. Candidates will also be required to have the expertise and/or strong interest in the biostatistical design and analysis of early phase clinical trials, and a solid record of methodological development, as reflected by statistical publications.

A focus of the position will be to develop statistical collaborations with researchers within the Center, work on early phase clinical trial design and analysis, pre-clinical experimental designs, and mentor master’s level staff statisticians, as well as biostatistics students. It is important that this new faculty person have an interest in clinical trial work. There will also be an expectation and strong support for statistical methods development that can directly enhance one or more of the Center’s research programs.  This includes work with -omics and/or imaging data, dimension reduction, computational statistics, and machine learning methods. Given the dynamic and collaborative research environment as well as novel data being generated at the Hillman Cancer Center, this faculty position provides an excellent opportunity to develop a cutting-edge methods research program and establish important scientific collaborations.

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is located within the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which is routinely ranked as one of the most livable and affordable cities in the United States.  UPMC Hillman serves 29 western PA counties and provides unique opportunities to collaborate with clinical and translational research programs involved in cancer patient care, including the University of Pittsburgh, Magee-Women’s Research Institute and UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Interested applicants should submit a CV and 1-page personal statement highlighting your qualifications and experience to UPMC Hillman Bio-Stats Co-Director, Curtis Tatsuoka, PhD via email at [email protected].

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.