Assistant Professor - Public Health Sciences

Pennsylvania State University
31 Jan 2023
01 Apr 2023
Applied Science
Job Type
Faculty Member
Employment - Hours
Full time

PHS Assistant Professor - Biomedical Artificial Intelligence (non-tenure-eligible)

The Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics in the Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS) in the Penn State College of Medicine, in Hershey, PA announces an open faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor non-tenure-eligible for a qualified individual with expertise in machine learning and artificial intelligence research related to bioinformatics and biomedical imaging analysis.

The PHS mission is to advance health through the design, conduct and analysis of population-based biomedical research, including clinical trials, observational research, health services research, and regulatory and translational science, the support of basic science and clinical research, the education of future generations of health professionals, and the active engagement of the community to improve health and well-being.

PHS consists of four academic divisions, namely, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, Health Services and Behavioral Research, and Clinical Informatics Research. There are more than 60 PHS faculty members (35 tenured/tenure-eligible) and more than 70 support staff members. PHS provides a strong infrastructure for its faculty members and the broader College and Penn State Health in the areas of biostatistics, study design, data management, research computing, project management, and finance and administration. PHS offers six graduate programs, namely, PhD in Epidemiology, PhD in Biostatistics, Doctor of Public Health (DrPH), Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Research, and Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security with an option in Public Health Preparedness, as well as several Graduate Certificate programs.

The successful candidate will possess training and experience in machine learning methodology development and data analysis in genomics, microbiome, or imaging related fields. The candidate is expected to conduct research related to funded research and collaborate with College of Medicine researchers related to the Penn State College of Medicine Strategic Plan Goal 2: Biomedical Informatics and Artificial Intelligence. The successful candidate should possess a doctoral degree in biostatistics, computer science, or a related discipline, have a steadily increasing track record of scholarly activity, and display the potential for developing a strong portfolio of research activities in informatics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence related fields.

The Penn State College of Medicine is located in Hershey, PA, near the state capital of Harrisburg. Large metropolitan areas are within a few hours of driving, such as Philadelphia (1.5 hours), Baltimore (1.5 hours), New York City (2.5 hours), Washington DC (2.5 hours), and Pittsburgh (3.5 hours). Harrisburg International Airport and AMTRAK are located less than ten miles away.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The salary will be commensurate with the candidate's experience and credentials. Candidates should apply and submit a letter of application to include a statement of current and future research interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references.

This is a limited-term non-tenure line position funded for one year from date of hire, with possibility of refunding.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University polices.

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