Tenure-Track Investigator, NICHD

Review begins: April 15, 2022

The Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Branch (BBB) in the Division of Population Health Research (DiPHR) (https://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/org/dir/dph/officebranch/bbb), Division of Intramural Research (DIR), of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is recruiting a tenure-track investigator with an independent research program broadly in methods focused around causal inference. Areas of applications should align with DiPHR research, such as assessing social and behavioral determinants of health, assessing prenatal exposure as well as couple-based information on pregnancy/neonatal outcomes and child health, embedding experiments within cohorts and leveraging randomized variables to infer causality of non-randomized variables. The methodological expertise should include areas such as analysis of time to event data, high dimensional genomic data, longitudinal data, multi-level data, and network data.

The mission of BBB is to develop novel statistical and computational methodologies motivated by the Division’s population health research that spans human fecundity and fertility, pregnancy, child and adolescent development, diet, mental health, and other health-related behaviors, as well as basic science and clinical research conducted in the Division of Intramural Research (DIR). This includes developing and implementing methods that support original research seeking to answer critical data gaps, analysis of large heterogeneous databases, and dissemination of statistical and computational methodologies.

The branch currently has expertise in multiple areas of biostatistics and bioinformatics such as analysis of time-to-event data, Bayesian statistics, biomarker data, constrained inference, longitudinal and correlated data, and as well as in computational biology, microbiome, metabolomics, and other ‘omics’. Other areas of emerging focus include analysis of actigraphy data, accelerometry data, 3D ultrasound, and other high dimensional data. Branch scientists are actively engaged in inter-disciplinary collaborations with researchers within DiPHR as well as outside, keeping with the team science paradigm practiced by the Division and the Institute. The BBB mission also emphasizes mentoring the next generation of leaders in the fields of biostatistics, bioinformatics and computational statistics.

NICHD offers an outstanding data-rich research environment with distinguished collaborators working on important scientific questions. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics, or a closely related field. Excellent communication skills with keen interest in biomedical applications and collaborations are required. Appointees may be US citizens, resident aliens, or non- resident aliens with or eligible to obtain a valid employment-authorized visa. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. A full benefits package is available, including retirement, health insurance, life insurance, long-term care insurance, annual and sick leave, and Thrift Savings Plan (401K equivalent).

Interested candidates should email a complete application package consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, as well as a one-page description of your mentoring philosophy and how you have promoted or will promote equity, diversity and inclusion in the biomedical research workforce. Three letters of reference should also be sent to:

Ms. Adrienne Lonaberger
Program Analyst, DiPHR, DIR, NICHD

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All inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Rajeshwari (Raji) Sundaram (sundaramr2@mail.nih.gov), chair of the search committee. Review of completed applications will begin on April 15, 2022, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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