Employment opportunities

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The Ohio State University College of Nursing has embarked on a new era of excellence led by a nationally-renowned dean who is also the university’s chief wellness officer and associate vice president for health promotion. Under Dean Bernadette Melnyk’s leadership, the college is engaged in new strategic directions to enhance the quality, innovation and diversity of educational programs, build novel faculty practice models, and lead cutting-edge transdisciplinary research. The college is located on the largest health sciences campus in the country and is one of seven health science colleges at Ohio State with outstanding collaborations with the world-renowned Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University and the James Comprehensive Cancer Center. The college offers robust programs in nursing pre-licensure education, an accelerated second degree entry program, ten master’s specialties, and PhD and DNP programs, as well as moving toward offering interprofessional degrees.

The Ohio State University College of Nursing is seeking candidates for the following positions:

Associate Professor – Senior Biostatistician

The Senior Biostatistician will be responsible for a wide variety of advanced biometrical statistical and technical activities for the design, analysis, and interpretation of statistical data.  Supervise and provide training for statistician. The Senior Biostatistician position is responsible for independently applying a variety of intermediate and advanced statistical techniques and technical skills to promote the collection, analysis and interpretation of data arising from research studies in the College of Nursing research program. The Senior Biostatistician will provide statistical support, such as study/clinical trial design, sample selection, sample size and power calculation, analysis plan construction and execution. The ideal candidate will also present analysis results to the individual principal investigators. The other responsibilities include the ability to extract specifications, to design and develop or modify complex database structures in a relational or object oriented environment. The Senior Biostatistician designs, codes, benchmark testing, debugging and documentation of programs.

Successful candidates must have a doctoral degree in biostatistics or epidemiology, or a doctoral-level degree in a health-related discipline with a quantitative emphasis, plus at least 5 years of post-doctorate experience. Demonstrated record of serving as co-investigator on NIH or NIH-equivalent grants is required.  History of first authorship or co-authorship on articles in scientific journals is also required.

The candidate must have experience with statistical packages (e.g., SAS, SPSS, Stata, MPlus, R, PASS). 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Works with principal investigators to specify the experimental design and statistical analysis plan required for grant submissions;  
  • Evaluates research studies and recommend statistical procedures, including, but not limited to, hypothesis tests, regression models and multivariate analysis to analyze the data;
  • Performs a variety of advanced biometrical statistical and technical activities for the design, analysis and interpretation of statistical data in conjunction with the College of Nursing research program;  
  • Performs complex statistical analyses for a broad spectrum of types of data and types of studies
  • Works with the Associate Dean for Research & Transdisciplinary Scholarship regarding strategic planning and resource utilization;  
  • Designs and develops or modify complex database structures in a relational or object oriented environment;
  • Designs, codes, benchmark testing, debugging and documentation of programs;
  • Provides input and oversight for implementing efficient computerized research data management systems using commercially available software and hardware;  
  • Develops operational procedures for the collection, editing, verification and management of statistical data;
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A PhD in biostatistics, bioinformatics, or epidemiology  or a doctoral-level degree in a health-related discipline with a quantitative emphasis plus 3-5 years appropriate experience in biostatistical data analysis and data management.  
  • Proficiency in the use of statistical software applications such as SAS, SPSS, STATA, MPLUS, R and other statistical software as required;
  • Experience with Windows PC and UNIX Environments;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Attention to detail and accurate record keeping.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in an academic or health care computing environment;
  • Record of taking the initiative to solve problems and working with high standards;
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills;

The Ohio State University offers excellent research and clinical facilities, rich interdisciplinary collaboration and a diverse and supportive environment.

Send cover letter and curriculum vitae to:

Kimberly Arcoleo, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor
Associate Dean for Research & Transdisciplinary Scholarship
Director, Center for Women, Children & Youth

The Ohio State University College of Nursing
1585 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

or

Arcoleo.1@osu.edu

The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Health Disparities

The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Nursing invites applications from individuals interested in obtaining postdoctoral research experience in the area of cancer health disparities. OSU, located in Columbus, is home to the OSU James Comprehensive Cancer Center. The College of Nursing is a vibrant environment that includes three centers of excellence, with a commitment to mentoring young investigators to their full potential.

Successful candidates will partake in one year of full time formalized training in health disparities research that includes: 1) specialized curriculum of instruction, 2) mentored research experiences, and 3) development of a NIH grant proposal. The postdoctoral trainee will gain research experience by working with Dr. Usha Menon [http://www.nursing.osu.edu/faculty-and-staff/faculty-directory/menon-usha.html] on projects related to cancer screening and survivorship. The program seeks individuals with an earned doctoral degree in a health-related discipline. A generous stipend, tuition, health insurance, research support, and travel to scientific meetings are provided.

Eligibility
Prior relevant research experience and a strong commitment to a continuing career in cancer-related research are desirable. Applicants will be considered based on the quality of academic doctoral preparation and the rigor of the dissertation research. The OSU College of Nursing values diversity and especially encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups. Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents. Applications for 2013 are being accepted now and will be reviewed beginning January 2013.

Applications should include the following:

  • All graduate transcripts
  • A statement of research interests and goals to be accomplished through the training period
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation (including one from dissertation advisor or equivalent)

Applications should be sent as one email attachment to Dr. Usha Menon at menon.48@osu.edu or via mail to:

Madhurima Sarkar, PhD, Research Programs Manager, College of Nursing at The Ohio State University, 034H Newton Hall, 1585 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201


 

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Tenure track faculty positions
The Ohio State University College of Nursing invites applications for tenure track faculty positions. We are seeking senior faculty with an established program of research and junior faculty with a developing program of research, who desire a career at a world-class research extensive university. An earned doctorate is required. We are particularly seeking individuals with expertise and research related to: reducing health risk behavior in vulnerable populations; improving health care outcomes in the acutely and chronically ill; and population health.

The Ohio State University offers excellent research and clinical facilities, rich interdisciplinary collaboration and a diverse and supportive environment.

Qualifications:
• Doctorally prepared in nursing or a related field
• Eligible for RN licensure in Ohio
• Record of research and scholarship
• Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications

Send curriculum vitae to:

Dr. Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk
Associate Vice President for Health Promotion
University Chief Wellness Officer
Dean, College of Nursing

The Ohio State University College of Nursing
1585 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
or
melnyk.15@osu.edu

The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.