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Assistant Professor, focus in population health and big data

The Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is recruiting a position at the Assistant Professor level with a focus in population health and big data. We invite applications from candidates with strengths in epidemiology, big data (e.g. EMR data), health econometrics, machine learning, data science, and biostatistics. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent program of research as well as actively collaborate and provide statistical expertise to faculty and residents within the Department. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in teaching activities.

The applicant should have experience analyzing population health data using statistical software such as SAS, Stata, TreeAge or R.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in data science area, epidemiology, population health, or related discipline
  • Recognition or promise of outstanding contributions as a scholar

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must have advanced skills in computer programming and data management with software such as SAS, Stata, R, Hadoop, and TreeAge
  • Experience working with complex datasets (e.g. NHANES)
  • Plan and conduct independent research; write and publish peer-reviewed manuscripts

UMMC is located in the heart of Jackson, the capital of Mississippi.  This modern city, containing many historic buildings and sites, is home to a diverse dining, shopping and entertainment scene. The community includes recreational lakes, trails and other outdoor activities. Home to 500,000 residents, metropolitan Jackson boasts affordable living with a warm, welcoming southern culture.

The University of Mississippi Medical Center provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The Medical Center complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information. Inquiries or complaints may be referred to the Office of the Director, Employee Relations, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216-4505.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants should email their CV with a note of interest to ent@umc.edu