Open Rank Tenure-Track Faculty Position – Machine Learning, Data Science, Informatics


Duke University
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

The Duke University Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions in all aspects of machine learning, artificial intelligence, data science, or biomedical informatics. Successful candidates will have a strong interest in motivating their theoretical and/or algorithmic research by data and needs in health, prevention, or healthcare, including health equity and equity and diversity more broadly.  Example application areas include machine learning or causal discovery/inference from electronic health records or other observational clinical data, socioeconomic determinants of health, medical image data, mobile health data, and/or microbiome or -omics data.  Particular attractions of this position include the exceptional data and translational opportunities of Duke Health and the School of Medicine and the opportunity for a flexible teaching load in order to optimize research productivity and impact.  The Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics has Masters and PhD programs, and our algorithmic-oriented faculty also supervise PhD students in other leading programs on campus.  Duke has an exceptional history in healthcare innovation, and Durham and the Research Triangle form a vibrant community with an outstanding climate intellectually, culturally, and for year-round physical activity and recreation.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Statistics, Biomedical Informatics, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, or a related field by the date of the start of their appointment. Joint appointments with other departments are possible for appropriate candidates.  The application package should include a cover letter accompanied by a one-page diversity statement, a curriculum vitae, and a three-page statement of research (organized as one page summary of past research accomplishments and a two-page summary of your future research plans), and 3 letters of recommendation.

All applications should be submitted through: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22393

Diversity and Inclusion: Duke University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Candidates with backgrounds underrepresented in science are especially encouraged to apply. The diversity statement should address why the candidate believes diversity and inclusion are important with examples from their experiences and plans for future contributions. More information about the department’s diversity, inclusion, and antiracist work can be found at: https://biostat.duke.edu/about/diversity-and-inclusion 

Important Dates: Applications should be received by November 15, 2022, for full consideration.