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Visiting Faculty Member: Biostatistics and Health Data Science

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Position Type: Faculty Full-time (Non-Tenure Track)
Location: Portland, ME Campus
Categories: Regional Campuses

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:

The Roux Institute of Northeastern University, in partnership with MaineHealth, seeks to hire a visiting faculty member (one year, renewable). We are seeking candidates with expertise in biostatistics and health data science at the level of Associate or Full Professor are preferred, but candidates at the Assistant Professor level with at least five years of postdoctoral experience will be given full consideration. Specific areas of interest include expertise in pragmatic trials, step-wedge designs, longitudinal data, causal inference, cluster-randomized trials, and analysis of electronic health records. We also have an interest in applications of machine learning to genomics research.

Appointed at the Roux Institute in Portland, Maine, this faculty position will have their academic affiliation with both Northeastern University and the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) at MaineHealth and will report jointly to the VP for Research at MaineHealth and the Academic Lead at the Roux Institute. CORE is a research center supporting the advancement of health services research and T3-T4 translational research at MaineHealth and serves as the focal point for health care professionals, researchers, and analysts from across MaineHealth to foster multidisciplinary collaborations that bring together our diverse skills and talents to pursue health services research and education. In addition, CORE and the Roux Institute cultivate strong research and educational collaborations with external partners including University of New England, University of Southern Maine, University of Vermont, The Dartmouth Institute, the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute, The Jackson Laboratory, other health care delivery systems, community organizations, and state and local government agencies.

The successful candidate will be engaged with other multidisciplinary faculty, including physician-scientists and doctoral-level health services researchers engaging in collaborative research and developing and conducting original methodological research as required. They will support proposals to secure external funding, and contribute to our educational mission including mentoring post-docs and faculty across the various sponsored fellowships and other educational programs across MaineHealth and Northeastern University.

This is an internally funded, full-time, 12-month position, to start as soon as possible. This visiting faculty member will be essential in achieving CORE and Roux’s research and educational missions.

This posting seeks experienced individuals with prior independent research experience and funding. Experience in leading federally-funded research (e.g., R awards at NIH/AHRQ or equivalent) is strongly desired. The position will involve significant consulting with and mentoring other faculty on relevant research methods, grant applications, and publications. The rank of visiting faculty appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Responsibilities / Examples of Work Performed
• Serve on mentor committees for faculty career development awards
• Serve as a co-investigator on research studies
• Serve on CORE and institutional committees


Minimum Qualifications

• A doctoral degree in statistics, biostatistics, mathematics, computer science, applied mathematics or related fields with at least five years of professional experience.

• Demonstrated success in establishing an independent program of research funding

• A portfolio of peer reviewed publications in biostatistics, health data analytics, or adjacent fields

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills

• Ability to work well in teams

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

• Expertise in developing and conducting biostatistical research in health outcomes

• Strong skills in relevant programming languages (e.g. R, SAS, Python, SQL)

• Demonstrated skills in grant acquisition and management, particularly at the federal level (e.g., NIH, AHRQ)

• Demonstrated record of peer reviewed publications in collaborative research in diverse areas of health research.

• Willingness and ability to provide biostatistical expertise to other health research investigations.

• Willingness and ability to provide mentoring to junior faculty and fellows

• Excellent organizational skills

• Excellent time management skills

• Ability to communicate complex technical concepts and translate research findings to diverse audiences

Preferred Qualifications

• Associate Professor rank or higher

• At least five years of experience, post terminal degree, in an academic setting or research institute

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Additional Information:

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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