Faculty Openings


  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Cancer Prevention

    Applicants with a doctoral degree (PhD, DrPH, or comparable degree) in epidemiology, statistics, public health, demography, sociology, or related fields are invited to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship in cancer prevention. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team that engages in clinical research and the mentorship of medical/graduate students. Our team has been extremely successful in securing research support for cancer prevention, having received more than $15 million in funding over the past decade.

    All postdoctoral fellows at UTMB are automatically enrolled in the tuition-free postdoctoral certificate program and will have access to useful didactics, opportunities to mentor medical/graduate students if desired, and numerous career development resources.

    Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter briefly describing their experience, research interests, and career goals to the Search Committee (abberens@utmb.edu).

    The UTMB campus is located along the Gulf coast on Galveston Island, a popular location that includes beautiful beaches, museums, historical architecture, a vibrant arts community, excellent restaurants, and warm weather year-round. Galveston is only 45 minutes away from Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city. UTMB currently consists of four schools (Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions, and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences) and is adding a School of Public Health in 2022. The institution owns a network of hospitals and clinics that provide numerous opportunities to conduct clinical research. Within UTMB, total grant funding for FY2020 was $168.9 million, an increase of $29.4 million from the previous fiscal year.

    UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


     

  • Research Scientist in Cancer Prevention

    The Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women’s Health (CIRWH) at UTMB is recruiting for an experienced research scientist who will conduct, report, and present research on HPV-related cancers, HPV vaccine uptake, and HPV prevalence within the US population under the supervision of the CIRWH Director. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team that engages in clinical research and has a strong history of research support for cancer prevention, with over $15 million in secured funding over the past decade.

    Applicants with a doctoral degree (PhD, DrPH, or comparable degree) in epidemiology, statistics, public health, demography, sociology, or related fields are invited to apply. Preferred qualifications for this position include excellent writing skills and prior experience with research on cancer prevention and/or human papillomavirus vaccines. Previous postdoctoral experience is preferred but not required. Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter briefly describing their experience, research interests, and career goals to the Search Committee ( abberens@utmb.edu).

    The UTMB campus is located along the Gulf coast on Galveston Island, a popular location that includes beautiful beaches, museums, historical architecture, a vibrant arts community, excellent restaurants, and warm weather year-round. Galveston is only 45 minutes away from Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city. UTMB currently consists of four schools (Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions, and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences) and is adding a School of Public Health in 2022. The institution owns a network of hospitals and clinics that provide numerous opportunities to conduct clinical research. Within UTMB, total grant funding for FY2020 was $168.9 million, an increase of $29.4 million from the previous fiscal year.

    UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

    UTMB Health Careers Job Posting #2202788


     

  • Biostatistician II - Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women's Health (CIRWH)

    Job Summary:

    The Biostatistician II provides statistical support services to faculty, staff, and students at UTMB.

    Job Duties:

    Opening for a biostatistician to conduct research in the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women’s Health at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) located on the Gulf Coast in Galveston, Texas.

    Our group is actively working on projects related to women’s health, with a focus on cancer prevention. We have need of an individual who can mine large data sets, conduct complex analysis, and write the statistics sections of grants and manuscripts. The ideal candidate would have a thorough knowledge of methods in observational epidemiology as well as in conducting clinical trials.

    The biostatistician will provide statistical support services to faculty, staff, and postdoctoral fellows. Our Center conducts research using a wide variety of data sources, including surveys, clinical records, administrative health records, and secondary data.

    • Collaborates with investigators to identify problems and provide statistical consultation including design of experiments or surveys, analysis of data, interpretation of results and preparation of reports
    • Assists with client data organization and management
    • Performs statistical computations
    • Provides graphical and tabular representations
    • Develops, maintains and modifies programs for in-house use
    • Performs non-statistical components of consulting such as providing analogous examples and explanations using nontechnical terminology, and helping researchers formulate and clarify research issues
    • Analyze/evaluate data and make appropriate decisions/recommendations
    • Monitors students, residents, & fellows in performing statistical analysis
    • Communicate technical information to non-statisticians

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Master’s in Biostatistics/Statistics and six years related experience.

    OR

    • Ph.D. in Biostatistics / Statistics and three years related experience.

    Preferred Skills:

    • Personal computer
    • Proficiency in computing, including knowledge of statistical packages such as Stata, SAS, SPSS, R, or SQL
    • Familiar with database management
    • Problem-solving
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Good organization skills
    • Knowledge of statistical and scientific research design
    • Previous experience analyzing survey data

    Salary is commensurate with experience. Starting salary will range from approximately $70,480 - $80,000 annually.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

    UTMB Health Careers Job Posting #2105073


     

Contact Us

Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women's Health
John Sealy Annex, Suite 3.108
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX 77555-0587
Office: (409) 772-2417
Email: Abbey Berenson, MD, PhD