paid / Portland, ME / full-time
Senior Biostatistician/Faculty Scientist
Maine Medical Center
Full time – Days
Maine Medical Center is seeking a Senior Biostatistician/Faculty Scientist in Portland. The Maine Medical Center Research Institute’s Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) and MaineHealth seek to hire a faculty member with health-related research experience and expertise in biostatistics. We are seeking candidates at the level of Associate or Full Professor. They will also receive rank of appointment, within the Tufts University School of Medicine, commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position will have significant leadership and management responsibilities, and candidates with prior leadership experience are preferred. The position will involve significant consulting with and mentoring other faculty on relevant research methods, grant applications, and publications.
This faculty position will report to the CORE Director. CORE is a research center supporting the advancement of health services research and translational research at MaineHealth. CORE 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, MMCRI and CORE cultivate strong research and educational collaborations with external partners including Northeastern University’s Roux Institute, University of New England, University of Southern Maine, University of Vermont, Dartmouth, 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 lead the CORE Biostatistics group, including directly supervising a growing team of data analysts and data scientists. In addition to leading this team, the candidate will be funded to consult with faculty regarding applied research and will engage in collaborative research. They may also develop and conduct original methodological research if they desire. They will support proposals to secure external funding, and contribute to our educational mission including teaching post-docs and faculty across the various sponsored fellowships and other educational programs.
This is a full-time, 12-month position, to start as soon as possible with substantial non-grant secure funding for consultation and development roles. The Biostatistics group will be essential in achieving CORE and MMCRI’s research and educational missions.
We seek experienced individuals with prior research experience and funding. Experience with federal funding (e.g., R awards at NIH/AHRQ or equivalent) is required. Specific areas of interest include expertise in pragmatic trials, step-wedge designs, longitudinal data, administrative claims data, survey data, causal inference, cluster-randomized trials, and analysis of electronic health records.
- Doctoral degree in relevant social, psychological or health sciences discipline.
- 5 years of experience as a Faculty Scientist II (or Assoc. Prof)
- Outstanding interpersonal skills.
- Visual acuity, manual dexterity, math skills and a scientific acumen are required.
- Demonstrated ability to read, write, and speak English effectively
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Successful track record of R01 funding or equivalent research support
- First or Senior author publications in major peer-reviewed social, psychological or health sciences journals
- Evidence of national and international recognition in selected field as demonstrated by invited presentations at national and international social, psychological or health sciences meetings and invited reviews for major social, psychological or health sciences publications.
- Demonstrated ability to design and conduct novel and potentially high impact social, psychological or health sciences experiments
- Evidence of significant mentorship and teaching accomplishments such as serving as thesis advisor for graduate students
- Evidence of significant institutional citizenship such as chairing a major committee(s)
About Maine Medical Center:
Maine Medical Center is a Magnet designated 606-bed tertiary care and teaching institution. MMC is Maine's largest hospital and a state-wide health care resource. MMC offers outstanding career opportunities and quality of life in Portland.
Maine Medical Center is a complete healthcare resource for the people of greater Portland, the entire state of Maine and Northern New England. With a history dating back to 1864, Maine Medical Center is the state’s largest medical center and the flagship facility of MaineHealth, with 637 beds and more than 7,000 employees. In addition, we have achieved Magnet™ status in recognition of our commitment to the highest standards of nursing excellence. Maine Medical Center’s unique role as both a community hospital and a referral center requires an unparalleled depth and breadth of services, including the state’s only medical school, through a partnership with Tufts University School of Medicine, and a world-class biomedical research center, the Maine Medical Center Research Institute.
Inside and out, you’ll find what you’re looking for when you join Maine Medical Center. As the largest hospital in northern New England, MMC is committed to helping you grow professionally throughout your career. From tuition assistance and scholarships, to ongoing education, leadership training, mentoring and promotion opportunities, we offer the resources you need to achieve your career goals.
MaineHealth values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.