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Assistant/Associate/Professor in Bayesian Statistics

University of Manitoba

Department of Pediatrics and Child Health
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Tenure Track - Assistant, Associate or Professor in Bayesian Statistics
Position Number 33719

The Department of Pediatrics and Child Health in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences and Max Rady College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time Probationary (Tenure-track) or tenured faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Professor. The successful applicant will be a PhD level (or equivalent) biostatistician, who will join a dynamic clinical research group to advance randomized controlled trials (RCTs) using Bayesian methods. The start date is January 01, 2024, or as negotiated. This position is within the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) and salary, rank and appointment types will be commensurate with experience.

This new position links with the clinical trials and data science groups within the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI). CHI is a partnership between the University of Manitoba, Shared Health and the Manitoba government that enables and supports patient-oriented research through its key areas of data platform and services, capacity development, patient engagement and research methods and support, all within a learning health system framework ( In addition, the position will have a close affiliation with the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM) (

This position will involve theoretical developments and applications of new techniques for the design and statistical analysis and re-analysis of multicenter clinical trials. The position will work with a growing multidisciplinary team of talented clinical trialists and biostatisticians to leverage healthcare data to create and apply methods for assessing and predicting the quality of healthcare. The successful applicant will conduct research in such areas as adaptive clinical trials design, meta-analysis methods, and Bayesian computational methods.

The division of responsibilities for this position are 75% research (to include both independent and supportive/collaborative research), 20% teaching at graduate and post-graduate levels and 5% service to the department, CHI, and the University community.

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree in relevant life or biostatistical sciences. At the Assistant Professor rank, the successful applicant will display a promising research agenda and have demonstrated success in teaching. At the Associate Professor rank, the successful applicant will have a strong research orientation, a demonstrated record of high-quality publications and successful experience in academic teaching. At the Professor rank, the successful applicant will demonstrate leadership in research, an excellent record of high-quality publications and successful experience in academic teaching.

We are seeking applications from individuals with expertise with Bayesian methods and RCTs, and a demonstrated ability to develop and implement innovative methods and applied biostatistical research. This position has a significant research component - a suitable publication history in high quality, peer-reviewed journals and the potential to secure competitive, extramural research funding is necessary.

We are interested in individuals with an aptitude for teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses related to introductory and/or advanced biostatistics. The successful candidate should be able to contribute to the mentoring and training of undergraduate and graduate students and fellows, so a record supporting these activities is desirable. In addition, on an ad hoc basis the successful candidate will be asked to provide service on committees that support regular departmental, faculty or institutional activities (e.g., hiring, faculty development, event planning).

Additional Information:
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Applications will be reviewed beginning on September 1, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should apply by e-mail (.pdf files) with the following materials, in English:
1) A letter of application referencing position number 33719, with a brief summary of experience, and professional interests (two-page maximum);
2) An outline of a 5-year research plan, including a vision for the research group (three-page maximum);
3) A statement and plan for commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (one-page maximum);
4) A teaching and mentoring statement (one-page maximum);
5) A current curriculum vitae;
6) Two relevant publications;
7) Names and contact information of three referees.

Applications should be addressed to Dr. Terry Klassen, Co-Chair Search Committee, e-mail: Only complete applications will be considered.

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). Recognizing the underrepresentation of Black, Indigenous, and other racially marginalized groups in Rady, this opportunity is to support the University’s commitment to Equity and has been developed based on the Special Program Provisions of the Manitoba Human Rights Code. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and those who self-identify as an Indigenous, Black or Racially marginalized woman will be given priority.

An inclusive, open and diverse community is essential to excellence and fosters voices that have been ignored or discouraged. To address the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, and in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of historically and currently excluded groups, we take proactive measures including implicit bias training for all hiring panels. We strive for diversity and cultural safety throughout the hiring process (hiring panels, short-list of candidates, interviews).

We encourage you to self-identify any aspect of diversity in your cover letter.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled following the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.