The Division of Adolescent Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics and the Biostatistics and Research Design Center at Boston Children's Hospital seek a PhD biostatistician or epidemiologist to collaborate with investigators on basic and clinical research primarily in the area of adolescent medicine. Current research areas of interest in the Division include, but are not limited to, studies on eating disorders, obesity, nutrition, bone health, sexual behavior, community programs, substance abuse, transgender care, and the effects of media exposure on adolescent health risk behaviors. The candidate will also be a member of the Biostatistics and Research Design Center, a group of 15-20 faculty and master’s statisticians with extensive involvement and long experience in the hospital’s program of pediatric research. Faculty appointment will be at the Harvard Medical School. Rank requested will be commensurate with experience and scholarly contributions.
The mission of the Biostatistics Center is to promote excellence in the design and conduct of clinical and translational research by providing biostatistical and methodological expertise, consultation and collaboration to the clinical and translational investigators at Boston Children’s Hospital. Toward this goal, the candidate’s responsibilities include collaborating with investigators to define the appropriate design, analysis and reporting of research studies, and teaching short courses and mentoring adolescent medicine trainees and junior faculty in statistical methodology.
The successful candidate will have a doctorate in biostatistics, statistics or epidemiology with at least 2 years of experience, excellent oral and written communication skills, and a strong interest in collaborative research. Experience and expertise are highly desired in such areas as longitudinal analysis, multi-level sampling, structural equation modeling, and related software.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter describing their background and experience, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to: Hernan Santana, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
About Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age
Children's records approximately 24,943 inpatient admissions each year, and our 228 specialized clinical programs schedule more than 557,620 visits and have performed 26,534 surgical procedures.
Children's is also home to the world's largest research enterprise based at a pediatric hospital. More than 1,100 scientists, including nine members of the National Academy of Sciences, 11 on-staff members of the Institute of Medicine and 9 members of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, comprise our research community.