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From: Henry Warchall <> Date: Fri, Nov 4, 2016 at 10:57 AM Subject: NSF Webinar: Transdisciplinary Research in Principles..., Nov 15 The National Science Foundation will hold a webinar (teleconference seminar) to outline the goals of, and proposal-submission requirements for, the new NSF program Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS). There will be a question-and-answer session following the presentation. The webinar will take place on November 15, 2016. Registration is required. Please see the NSF Event page for details.
From: Owens, Roland (NIH/OD) [E] <> Resent-from: Raymond Mejía <> Date: Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 1:12 PM Subject: Selected NIH Intramural Research and Other Job Openings, Nov Chief Cancer Data Science Laboratory, NCI-CCR (deadline: December 9) The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is seeking a visionary scientist in cancer computational biology and data science to establish and lead the new Cancer Data Science Laboratory (CDSL) in the Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute. The position of Chief is equivalent to that of an academic department chair. The CDSL will be the hub for computational and bioinformatics activities across the CCR which is the largest component of the NIH Intramural Research Program with more than 230 investigators performing basic, translational and clinical research on cancer. The CDSL will house a group of principal investigators, led by the Chief, working at the forefront of data science in fields such as, but not limited to, integrative genomics, network approaches to biology, computational modeling, and mathematical oncology. In addition to conducting original research, the incumbent will have the opportunity to build a new multi-PI research program, define the scope and direction of the CDSL, and oversee all aspects of its development, including recruitment of faculty. The Chief will also administratively oversee a computational Collaboratory consisting of multiple computational scientists with the goal of enabling high-end computational analysis projects for the entire CCR community. In addition, the Chief will also provide leadership in team science and will integrate CCR computational activities with ongoing trans- NIH computational and data science efforts across the research spectrum present in the CCR. The NCI is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), a federal agency. The CCR comprises more than 2000 scientific staff and provides a protected environment to pursue distinctive basic, translational, and clinical research in a highly interdisciplinary environment. Additional information on NCI CCR can be found at In addition to a Ph.D. and/or M.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline, applicants must have a proven track record of scientific excellence at the international level. Salary will be commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Applications should include a curriculum vitae including publication list, description of past and proposed future research activities and a statement outlining the vision for the CDSL. Applications must be submitted electronically between October 11, 2016 and December 9, 2016 to NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. U.S. citizenship is not required. DHHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers. Chief and Senior Investigator Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Branch, NICHD (deadline: January 13, 2017) The Division of Intramural Population Health Research is located within the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Chief and Senior Investigator of the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Branch. As one of three intramural branches in the Division, the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Branch mission is to develop novel statistical methods motivated by the Division's population health research that includes human fecundity and fertility, pregnancy, and child and adolescent health and behavior. In addition, Branch scientists serve as statistical co-investigators on all etiologic and interventional research in keeping with the team science research paradigm practiced by the Division. The Branch's mission also includes a strong commitment to mentoring trainees at varying career stages and professional service. As an intramural entity, the Branch is expected to develop innovative methodologic and collaborative research that uses the rich trans-disciplinary environment of the Division and the NIH Intramural Research Program. This expectation includes developing and implementing methods that support original research seeking to answer critical data gaps, and in the analysis of a vast array of databases from completed and ongoing research studies. The Biostatistics and Bioinformatics branch currently houses 4 investigators, with room for growth. A description of the Branch may be found at and an overview of all Division research is summarized in the Division's annual report The Branch Chief must be a dynamic leader who provides scientific, administrative and fiscal leadership, while maintaining his/her own original methodologic and collaborative research. Candidates must have an earned doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics or a closely related quantitative field. The successful candidate must be an internationally recognized methodologist whose accomplishments are commensurate with the academic rank of a tenured full professor, as demonstrated by a strong upward trajectory of high quality statistical publications, a trajectory of high quality and impact collaborative publications, an international reputation, extramural funding (for academic candidates), and a clear vision of biostatistics' and bioinformatics' essential role in population health research. The Chief is expected to lead in strengthening current research areas and in developing new areas of expertise to address increasingly challenging designs and analyses, including priorities such as bioinformatics and causal inference. The Chief is expected to lead in developing and implementing the infrastructure and culture of reproducible research. The position requires excellent inter-personnel and communication skills, and experience leading trans-disciplinary scientific teams and recruiting early stage biostatisticians are highly desirable. The Chief will serve as a member of the Division's senior leadership working to further the Division and Institute's vision and mission. The Branch Chief will be eligible for tenure, at a salary commensurate with his/her credentials and experience. Full federal government benefits will be provided, including leave, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, retirement plan, and savings plan (401k equivalent). Interested candidates should submit the following items: Curriculum vitae; brief (2-3 pages) cover letter that summarizes professional training and experience in the following areas: leadership, management, administration, research, professional service, and mentoring; brief (2-3 pages) vision statement for the Branch; and names, affiliations, and contact details for three references (who will only be contacted following an interview). Please email these materials as one package to: Ms. Adrienne Lonaberger; Program Analyst, DIPHR, NICHD; 6710B Rockledge Drive; Room 3141D; Bethesda, MD 20892; 301-496-6324; or All inquiries about the position should be directed to the Committee Chair: Dr. Enrique Schisterman; Chief and Senior Investigator; Epidemiology Branch, DIPHR, NICHD; 6710B Rockledge Drive, Room 3136; Bethesda, MD 20892; 301-435-6893, Complete applications received by January 13, 2017, will be considered for a first round of interviews, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The selected candidate is expected to assume the position and be onsite by July 1, 2017. HHS, NIH, and NICHD are equal opportunity employers. The NIH Intramural Research Program Link to Fellowships and Positions of Interest to fellows
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