Staff Biostatistician Hiring Process

The following is an outline of the application and hiring process for Department of Biostatistics staff statisticians. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us. Our department will make every effort to keep candidates apprised of their status throughout the process.

Initial steps:
  • Review the How To Apply section from Vanderbilt's Human Resources department.
  • Go to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Jobline site. Search for Biostatistics, or type in requisition number SF58396.
  • Once you have applied for any position you feel qualified for, please do NOT contact any department personnel directly. All applications must pass through Vanderbilt's Human Resources screening process; until our department receives applications from HR, we have no knowledge of them. Once we receive your application, you will be notified of your status by a department member. If you have not heard from us and would like to check the status of your application, please call HR Express at (615) 343-4380.

Department of Biostatistics recruitment process:
1. Candidate submits applications to HR through Jobline.
2. Application is initially screened by designated HR recruiter. If applicant meets minimum qualifications, his or her application is forwarded to MS search committee chair.
3. Search committee and Department chairs review application materials.
4. Chair presents candidate to search committee, if appropriate. Search committee currently meets every two weeks.
5. If committee members vote to move to next step(s), candidate will be contacted for an initial phone interview.
6. If phone interview is favorable, candidate will be asked to complete a background check consent form and have reference letters sent to search committee chair.
7. Committee members contact references and prior employers and verify background information.
8. With a successful background check in place and positive feedback from references, candidate may be invited for an interview with 2-4 weeks.
9. Members of the biostatistics administrative team will coordinate travel and meeting itinerary with candidate, typically via email. Airline tickets, hotel accommodations, ground travel will be pre-paid by Department; meals will be paid by candidate with receipts submitted to admin team after the interview visit.
10. On the day of interview, candidate should plan to be at VUMC from 8:30AM-4:30PM. Parking or other transportation arrangements will be provided with itinerary.
11. Interview Arrangement Q&A
1. Candidate will be contacted within two weeks regarding status (i.e., offer or no offer).
2. If position is offered, candidate will be provided with a written offer letter with title, salary (determined by both experience and internal equity), relocation policy for staff biostatisticians and Office of International Services policies and internal visa processing requirement(s), if necessary. The offer letter will request written acceptance or rejection within two weeks of offer date.
3. Start date is negotiable but generally preferred within 6-8 weeks.
Total time estimate from initial application through interview date is approximately 4-6 weeks on average.
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