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Assistant Director of LISA, Department of Statistics, Virginia Tech The Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (LISA) in the Department of Statistics at Virginia Tech is seeking applicants for a research, non-tenure-track position to begin August 10, 2010. Qualified candidates should have particular interest in biomedical applications and must be committed to the role of statistician/biostatistician as interdisciplinary researcher and collaborator. Appointment will be at the assistant research professor level. As the Assistant Director of LISA-the university's source for expert statistical analysis since 1948-the successful candidate will encounter a wide range of research problems. Responsibilities will include providing statistical collaboration and consulting services to faculty and graduate students from a variety of departments within Virginia Tech as well as to clients outside the university, supporting the training and mentoring of graduate students in statistical analysis and the practice of statistical collaboration, supporting the department's service teaching program, developing educational tools to improve the statistical literacy of the university community, and working with departmental faculty in obtaining funded projects with researchers in other departments or university units. A Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics, or a closely related field is required. Nestled in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university serving the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world community. The Department of Statistics, founded in 1949, is one of the oldest in the nation. It has added eight new faculty in the past four years as part of an expansion that is expected to continue for several more years. In fulfillment of its mission to provide statistical service, research, and education, LISA (the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) offers free statistical collaboration, walk-in consulting, and short courses to all Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students. Please see for a complete description of the position responsibilities, the Department of Statistics, and LISA. All applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research and teaching goals should be submitted electronically to (posting #0100040). Separately, mail three letters of recommendation to Eric Vance, Search Chair, Department of Statistics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0439. Direct questions to Dr. Vance at or by phone at 540-231-4597. Review of applications will begin April 5, 2010. Virginia Tech is committed to recruiting, selecting, promoting, and retaining women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities. The university is a recipient of an NSF Advance grant which opens up a wide range of networking and development opportunities to women in science and engineering ( We strongly value diversity in the university and seek to assure equality in education and employment.

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04 March 2010