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Published: Friday, June 23, 2023

POSITION: Non-tenure Track Position in Biostatistics or Quantitative Psychology

SETTING: The growing TSET Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC) at the NCI Designated Stephenson Cancer Center and University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The mission of the HPRC ( is to reduce the burden of disease by addressing a broad range of modifiable health risk factors, including tobacco use, sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, and risky alcohol and other substance use through research, novel intervention development, and dissemination of research findings. The HPRC has 16 full-time faculty ( and contains four major resources that facilitate research: 1) the Tobacco Treatment Research Program (TTRP), 2) the Tobacco Regulatory Science Lab, 3) the Mobile Health Shared Resource (see, and 4) the HPRC Training Program (see

RANK AND SALARY: Research Assistant or Associate Professor, salary (up to $130,000 per year + benefits + start up)

SALARY: will be based on experience and credentials. There are many opportunities for professional development, including conference attendance and professional statistical trainings.


1. Provide research support and statistical consultation on multiple federally funded and pilot studies focused on: health behavior change interventions (e.g., smoking cessation, other substance use cessation, increasing physical activity, improving diet), tobacco regulatory science and cannabis policy research, laboratory smoking and vaping topography clinical trials, smartphone-based assessments and just-in-time adaptive interventions, and multiple health behavior change interventions. See active studies here:

2. Assist in designing and submitting research studies to funding agencies.

3. Assist in writing up research results for publication.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics, quantitative psychology, or related field and 12 months of experience in conducting collaborative research during pre- or post-doctoral training or previous employment. Experience with intensive longitudinal data analysis, multilevel modeling, power analysis, and handling missing data is preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Preferred experience with large datasets (e.g., using multilevel models to analyze ecological momentary assessment data).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of candidates will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

APPLICATIONS: Email applications, including a cover letter outlining research interests and expertise and complete curriculum vitae to: Michael Businelle, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, Professor, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center; Email:

Oklahoma City is a rapidly growing, multicultural metropolitan area with a population of 1.4 million, over 300 days of sunshine annually, affordable cost of living, excellent schools and a wide array of cultural amenities. The OUHSC is the hub of the Oklahoma Health Center, which includes 25 public and private health institutions. Located near the vibrant and growing Oklahoma City ( The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Institution. For more Information go to