SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Application deadline: 6/01/2020
Start date: 01/10/2020
Position-related principal activities are equally shared between teaching and research. In complement, the candidate will be involved in various administrative responsibilities related to the usual functioning of the School of Public Health (juries, deliberations, recruitment commissions, faculty committee for PhD…). At last, he/she will contribute to the visibility and reinforcement of the SPH’s place in the national and international expertise regarding biostatistics and quantitative methods applied to epidemiology.
Supported by the environment provided by the SPH and the ULB, he/she will have the opportunity to develop a fruitful research of high level. Such research developments will particularly be fostered by collaboration with the SPH research centers, faculties of the ULB Health Cluster, the biostatistics platform BIOPS, along with other national and international institutions. The permanent appointment will occur after the probation 3-year period.
Area of Research
The candidate has previously acquired research skills which will be fully integrated in the philosophy of the research axes developed at the Research Center “Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Clinical Research” (CR2). Since a wide spectrum of health domains is covered at the SPH, in particular the CR2, possibilities for implementing applied biostatistical methods are rich. The candidate will lead such research projects himself/herself and will apply to any fund call or projects external to the University (FNRS, Regions, Europe…). In that respect, he/she will propose a development plan of applied research in his/her application file.
As a biostatician connected to this Research Center, he/she will in particular carry out methodological research related to the CR2 activities or to those of the other SPH Research Centers (see the SPH website). Such collaborations would be, among others, to propose statistical methods applied to the health sciences and well-adapted to the needs, particularly by using methods which have been rather rarely used up to now in the domains covered at the SPH.
The candidate will benefit from the technical and administrative support of the SPH, the ULB Research Department and of the Europe Unit for the preparation and the management of his/her research projects. At last, within his/her participation in the community services, he/she will have the occasion to contribute in consultings activities in relation to the ULB Health Cluster and the BIOPS Platform (https://www.ulb.ac.be/polesante/pole-sante-biops.html).
Educational and scientific goals
The candidate will be involved in the Master in Public Health Sciences (in French; common part and stream “Epidemiology and Biostatistics”) and in the Specialized Masters (in French or English). He/she could be also involved in the development of distance training programs.
He/she will mobilize his/her pedagogical competences so that students will acquire theoretical and applied biostatistical skills that will allow them to face professional situations which require rigorous scientific approaches. Therefore he/she will teach them biostatistical components matching with the quantitative methods used in epidemiology and clinical research. He/she will also participate in the supervision of Master theses.
Les compétences attendues incluent des pratiques enseignantes mobilisant des pédagogies actives et l’utilisation des technologies actuelles d’information et de communication. Les contenus des enseignements ainsi que leur évaluation seront adaptés aux profils et aux effectifs étudiants.
Expected skills for teaching practices include active pedagogy and use of information and communication technologies. Teaching methods and evaluation will be adapted to the learners’ profiles and population.
In his/her application file, the candidate may refer to the competences referential (learning profile) of the Master in Public Health Sciences; available on: http://www.ulb.ac.be/facs/esp/.
The candidate will be responsible of the assistant activities (or assistant-students) who give directed exercises related to his/her lessons. In addition, he/she will frequently interact with the other teachers of the Learning Units in which he/she is involved in order to ensure the consistency of the contents. At last, he/she will implement the learning evaluation according to the modes he/she will define consistently with his/her courses (written exams, personal works…).
Courses covered at the time of recruitment
During the first year, the maximal teaching assignment will be of 90 hours and will progressively increase up to 120 hours after three years. In order to understand the detailed content of these learning units, the candidate will consult the Courses catalogue on the SPH website. This teaching part is indicative and may change according the candidate competences and the Master programs’ needs.
Master in Public Health Sciences
Master in Public Health Methodology
PhD Degree (with doctoral thesis)
- in statistics or mathematics applied to public health sciences;
- in biostatistics;
- in public health sciences oriented towards biostatistics;
- or equivalent domains.
For more information regarding research and teaching, please contact Mr Alain Levêque (telephone: +32 2 555.40.44 – E-mail: email@example.com). For administrative questions, information can obtained by Mrs Joëlle Herzet Mme Joëlle HERZET (phone: +32 2 555.40.21 – E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
They must include the following:
The appointment to the academic staff of ULB is made at “Premier Assistant” level, if the candidate has had a PhD for less than eight years (on 1 October of the year of appointment). If the candidate has had a PhD for eight or more years, on 1 October of the year of appointment, then the appointment is made at ”Chargé de Cours” level. As of their appointment, members of academic staff are authorised to use the honorary title of ”Professeur”.
By sending in their application, applicants acknowledge they have read and understood the additional information and the regulations relevant to research staff, available at the following address http://www.ulb.ac.be/emploi/academique.html.Continue reading
|Title||Full-time Academic Position in Biostatistics|
|Employer||Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)|
|Job location||Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50, 1050 Brussels|
|Published||September 12, 2019|
|Application deadline||January 6, 2020|
|Job types||Professor,   Assistant / Associate Professor  |
|Fields||Biostatistics,   Clinical Sciences,   Epidemiology,   Public Health  |