Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor (TT) Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials_Open Department - School of Public Health

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor (TT) Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials_Open Department - School of Public Health

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Requisition #: 22000383

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health invites applications to fill one tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor level on the Houston Campus located in theTexas Medical Center. The position is available and affiliated with theCoordinating Center for Clinical Trials(CCCT), a large and well-established research center within theDepartment of Biostatistics and Data Science at the School of Public Health.

Position Key Accountabilities:

This faculty position will integrate into the research, teaching, and service roles within one of four departments (Biostatistics and Data Science/Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Science/Health Promotions and Behavioral Sciences/Management, Policy, and Community Health). The Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials is celebrating 50 years of clinical trial leadership, design, management, execution, analysis, and dissemination (both NIH and industry-sponsored).

The successful candidate will provide guidance and mentorship to graduate and post-doctoral students. The candidate will also participate in classroom instruction and should be prepared to teach graduate-level classes and direct master theses and doctorial dissertations. Teaching commitment will be agreed upon with Department Chairs and the Curriculum Coordinator in the Department.

We aim to recruit outstanding research scholars, and the compensation package will be competitive. Houston is the fourth-most populous city in the United States with a cosmopolitan culture yet a low cost of living.


  • Ph.D. degree in biostatistics, statistics, or a related field and/or an MD with experience in leading clinical trials is required.

  • Experience in the execution of clinical trials or peer-reviewed publications in developing clinical trial methodology.

  • Strong communication skills (oral and written).

  • Commitment to mentorship.

Senior applicants must demonstrate experience as independent researchers with funded research studies, presentations at national and international conferences, and a record of high-quality peer-reviewed publications. Junior applicants should demonstrate the potential to develop an independent program of research in areas related to the above.


  • Background in public health

  • An excellent track record of mentorship and working with graduate students

  • Expertise in grant writing

  • A successful track record of manuscript publications

  • A broad background in trial design (e.g., adaptive randomization, seamless trials, cluster/group-randomized trials, group sequential monitoring, Bayesian adaptive design)

  • Experience with multicenter clinical trials

  • Experience with innovative trial designs and complex data analysis in clinical trials (e.g., EHR data, wearable devices, mobile health)

  • Experience in designing and managing large cohorts or epidemiological studies

  • Use of auxiliary information or historical controls for the planning of such studies

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Candidates should submit a letter describing their qualifications and interests, unofficial transcripts of their degree, along with their curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to: contact search committee chair, José-Miguel Yamal with any questions or concerns at email:Jose-Miguel.Yamal@uth.tmc.eduentitling the correspondence as CCCT Faculty Search.

This is a security-sensitive position and thereby subject to Texas Education Code §51.215. A background check will be required for the final candidates.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

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In addition, all UTHealth Houston ​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’s Houston rules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.