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Job Overview

VCU School of Nursing






This is a 12-month collateral, non-tenure track faculty position in the VCU School of Nursing. Rank is Associate Professor.
Primary responsibilities for the successful Biostatistician will be to collaborate with researchers in the School of Nursing and their multi-disciplinary teams on: grant submissions, data analyses, and manuscript preparation.



  • PhD degree in biostatistics or statistics.
  • A minimum of 5 years of health-related research experience in biostatistics.
  • Experience in acquiring data from a variety of sources, including MS Access and REDCap.
  • Expertise in SAS and R statistical packages. JMP and SPSS experience preferred.
  • Documentation of strong communication skills, both the oral and written at a level necessary to interact with state and national counterparts, internal and external senior management project team members, and study participants.
  • Demonstrated ability to direct projects.
  • Citizenship status sufficient for NIH funding.



  • Collaborate on the development of study aims, study design, and measurement systems.
  • Develop, plan and write statistical methods and analysis for research proposals. Oversee quantitative evaluation of the resulting data.
  • Assume leadership responsibilities on assigned project teams, committees, working groups and research project teams including directing and/or supervising project personnel, coordinating quality control efforts and serving on writing teams.
  • Instruct and supervise other personnel (data managers, data coordinators and research assistants) in data management including merging and updating existing databases.
  • Prepare scientific manuscripts and abstracts of research papers.
  • Make oral and visual presentations at professional/scientific meetings workshops and seminar series.
  • Teach biostatistics methods in both classroom and non-classroom setting.
  • Perform other duties as required.


About: Virginia Commonwealth University is an urban, high research institution with a richly diverse university community. The VCU School of Nursing was established in 1893 and offers Doctoral, Master’s and Baccalaureate degree programs. The School is ranked nationally in NIH funding and houses a NINR-sponsored Center of Excellence, establishing a mature environment of sustainable biobehavioral research in symptom management that is clinically focused and interdisciplinary in nature.


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Apply: Please forward a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three professional references to Carol Ann Irby, Human Resources Administrator, VCU School of Nursing, P.O. Box 980567, Richmond, Virginia 23298-0567, or


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