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Location: San Antonio, TX
Employer: Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
Position: Senior Epidemiologist
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Contact Name: Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez
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Posted: 1/12/2017
EpiMonitor ID: 2016-2261

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We seek an experienced Epidemiologist for the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). We encourage applications from candidates who have demonstrated skills in epidemiological research with a special interest in cancer control to community intervention trials to molecular and genetic studies, a strong record of extramural funding, robust interpersonal skills, an interest in working with faculty researchers, and dedication to positioning the Department at the pinnacle of the profession while advancing the missions of our thriving academic institution and cancer center.

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is located on UTHSCSA’s main campus near its medical, dental, and nursing schools in the heart of South Texas Medical Center, 900 acres of medical-related institutions in San Antonio that employ 28,000 people with a $3.3 billion budget. The Department has 20 full-time faculty (with additional affiliate faculty and 46 support staff) with expertise in translational scientific discovery, clinical- and population-based investigation, applying epidemiological and biostatistical principles to clinical problem-solving and health services organizational management, formulation of health policy, and developing epidemiological and biostatistical research methods. The mission of the Department is to: develop and enhance population-based, clinical and translational research in clinical and community settings; develop epidemiologic, biostatistical and medical informatics resources to enhance UTHSCSA researchers’ ability to conduct novel research, promote health, deliver quality health care, and inform health policy decisions; and promote epidemiology and biostatistical education for all UTHSCSA medical students and staff.

The Department has close research and education collaborations with the San Antonio Campus of The UT School of Public Health and the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at UTHSCSA, the only NCI-designated center in South Texas, serving a multiethnic population of 4 million people in a 45,970-square-mile region. The CTRC is building on its strong reputation as a leader in population research, integrated multidisciplinary science and care, and translation of research findings into the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer while improving the quality of life of cancer survivors. CTRC’s 77 researchers have more than $29 million in extramural research funding and have a broad range of basic, clinical, and population science expertise in three research programs (Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Cancer Development and Progression, and Experimental and Developmental Therapeutics) that utilize eight shared resource facilities to reduce the cancer burden in our area.

The successful applicant must have an MD, PhD, MD/PhD, or equivalent degree and a demonstrated track record of research productivity in epidemiological and population studies, potential for successful extramural funding as evidenced by peer-reviewed funding and publications, and effective leadership skills. We expect that the appointment will be at the level of Associate or Full Professor, tenure track. The successful candidate will have opportunities to apply for additional support funds from a number of funding mechanisms administered by Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. All faculty appointments are designated as security sensitive positions. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities. Information about the Department is available here: For full consideration please email a cover letter detailing qualifications, a curriculum vitae, an overview of current and future research plans (1-2 pages), and contact information for three references to Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, Professor and Chair Ad Interim of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UTHSCSA, and Associate Director for Cancer Prevention and Health Disparities at CTRC at



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