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Open Faculty Positions

The Department of Biostatistics is seeking candidates for one tenure-track faculty position at the assistant, associate, or full professor level.  The department invites applications from qualified individuals able to establish themselves as research leaders and demonstrate prowess in interdisciplinary collaborative scientific research.  A Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics or a related field is required.

We are particularly interested in researchers who can contribute to the development of statistical methodology and its applications to the integration of multiple data types and/or correlated imaging data arising from emerging technologies for early detection of tumor angiogenesis, cancer staging and surveillance, and discernment of tumor maintenance pathways. A few examples include multiparametric MRI data, and data generated from MR spectroscopy, perfusion CT, and FDG-PET. 

The Department of Biostatistics has 23 faculty members and 40 masters and doctoral-level research analysts and 13 postdoctoral fellows. Faculty members are actively involved in collaborative and methodological research in such diverse areas as clinical trial design, computer-intensive statistical methodology, Bayesian methodology, decision models, cancer screening, cancer early detection, bioinformatics, genomic pathway analysis, integrative modeling of multiple types of complex data including high-dimensional genomic data, functional data analysis, image data analysis, survival analysis, statistical genetics, and behavioral and social statistics. Faculty members also have opportunities in the affiliated biostatistics doctoral programs at the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Rice University, and Texas A&M University. The department is supported by strong resources, which include an active quantitative research computing team with specialties in database design, web-based clinical trial support, scientific programming, and software engineering.

Further questions regarding the position may be directed to Professor Jeffrey S. Morris via email:

Consideration of applications will continue until the position is filled.  

Interested applicants should e-mail (or mail) the 6 following items to the e-mail address (or postal mail address) given below:

  • cover letter outlining how their research experience and interests are relevant to this position
  • curriculum vitae
  • brief statement of current and proposed research plans
  • 3 letters of recommendation (with contact information)

E-mail to
Biostatistics Faculty Search Committee

or post mail to
Faculty Search Committee
Department of Biostatistics, Unit 1411
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
PO Box 301402
Houston, TX 77230-1402


The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center offers competitive salaries and an outstanding personal and professional benefits package. Houston, Texas is one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities, nurturing great neighborhoods, competitive private and public schools, an exceptional music and theater scene, highly acclaimed museums, international cuisine, and year-round outdoor recreational activities.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or veteran status except where such distinction is required by law. All positions at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information.  MD Anderson Cancer Center is a smoke-free and drug-free environment.

Posted August 27, 2014

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