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Faculty Biostatistics & Epidemiology – Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic - Collaborates with the Musculoskeletal Research Center

Cleveland Clinic
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Public and Environmental Health

The Cleveland Clinic Department of Quantitative Health Sciences has a faculty opening, at the Cleveland Ohio main campus, for an early to mid-career biostatistician with interest in a long-term commitment to lead biostatical collaborations an further strengthen and expand a nationally preeminent musculoskeletal research program. This a full-time position that will consist of 70% complex collaborative, multidisciplinary investigations with clinical faculty focused on designing and analyzing observational studies and clinical trials, and 30% independent research lead by the recruit. Appointment will be at the Assistant or Associate Staff level with equivalent level appointment available as Assistant or Associate Professor in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

Current activities of the Musculoskeletal Research Center include NIH and industry-funded clinical trials and prospective cohort studies of upper and lower extremity orthopaedic surgeries and non-operative procedures, development of improved imaging markers of musculoskeletal disease progression and response to treatment, and retrospective cohort studies using institutional and multicenter databases.

We are seeking an individual with expertise in clinical research design and statistical tools for analysis of cohort studies and clinical trials, including longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis and modern variable selection methods. Good written and oral communication skills and enthusiasm for research in orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine, biomechanics, and related health outcome measures are important for this position. Understanding of measurement validation, causal modeling from observational databases including propensity score methods, causal estimands and graphical models, as well as some experience with observational databases are highly desirable. Successful candidates will have strong leadership and collaborative skills and clinical knowledge to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams of scientists, engineers, and physicians across the enterprise.


Hard-money position with no explicit requirements to obtain salary support.

Primary collaborating units: Department of Orthopaedics and investigators across the Musculoskeletal Research Center.

70% collaboration; 30% independent research


* PhD in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, or a related discipline.

  • Experience as a collaborative biostatistician in a clinical setting.
  • Ability and desire to lead an existing team of MS-level biostatisticians supporting musculoskeletal research.
  • Expertise in design and analysis of complex observational studies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Interested candidates should email a curriculum vitae, the names of at least three references and a letter summarizing experience, research interests, and fit for the position to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Quantitative Health Sciences has 30 faculty and over 130 members. Areas of disciplinary research application include biostatistical methods, clinical trials, population health, statistical genetics, bioinformatics, statistical computing, predictive modeling, and computational biology. For more career information see the Quantitative Health Sciences Career site.

The metropolitan and suburban areas of Cleveland comprise a population of over 3 million, rich in cultural resources and diversity. The city itself is centrally located to several other large cities and enjoys a low cost of living index. Cleveland Clinic is among the world’s largest, busiest health centers, and ranked the second-best U.S. hospital by U.S. News & World Report.

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. We are a smoke/drug free environment.

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