Associate Professor in Biostatistics and Clinical Data Evaluation

Associate Professor
Job Field:CLTA
Faculty / Division: Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Department: Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: December 7, 2015
Job Closing: February 16, 2016 (Open Until Filled)


The Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, a Faculty of the University of Toronto, invites applications for one Contractually Limited Term Appointment in the area of Biostatistics and Clinical Data Evaluation. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor and will commence on July 1, 2016.

We seek candidates who have earned a Ph.D. degree in biostatistics or mathematical statistics with an emphasis on statistical models of treatment effects in chronic hepatitis B and C, PBC/PSC and liver transplantation. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated record of excellence in international research and teaching with a proven ability to lead international collaborative research programs and clinical trials within a multi-country sites environment in the field of hepatology. The successful candidate should have a strong record of publications (original peer reviewed) and a demonstrated ability to compete and attract research funding from international sponsors.

The successful candidate will teach courses in the area of biostatistics/medical statistics and will provide mentorship to research stream students. IHPME is the largest and most prestigious Institute of its kind in Canada. With a goal to increase its global visibility, IHPME is a wellspring of opportunity, learning and innovation integrating a broad range of health care stakeholders to drive intellectual exchange and transform how people think about health care and what they do to improve it.

This position will be funded through the University Health Network, Toronto Centre for Liver Disease (TCLD), one of the largest liver units in North America which cares for patients with many types of liver diseases, including hepatitis B and hepatitis C, alcoholic liver disease, fatty liver disease, autoimmune liver diseases and other more rare diseases like Wilson’s disease and is home to the largest live donor liver program in North America and one of the highest volume deceased donor programs.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to form and maintain active research collaborations in the area of new statistical techniques and methodologies in the medical science, big data mining as well as multi-disciplinary collaborative research addressing a wide range of hepatology topics. For more information on research and innovation at TCLD, please visit the Research page at

The University of Toronto offers excellent opportunities to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. The Faculty of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation provides a context in which to work in an interdisciplinary environment with close ties to a range of collaborative programs. For more information on the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, please visit our websites, respectively, at and

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to Apply

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a statement outlining current and future research interests. Applicants should ask three references to send letters endorsing and attesting to the candidate’s expertise, achievements, and potential for leadership in the research area. Referees should send their letters directly to the Institute via e-mail to

All application materials should be submitted online. Applications received on or before February 16, 2016 will be considered first, and reviews of subsequent applications will continue until the position is filled.

The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at

If you have questions about this position, please contact


Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Policy

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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