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Duke University in Durham, North Carolina
Date Posted 02/17/2021
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School of Medicine:

Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.

Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

Postdoctoral Associate in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

Duke University is seeking a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics (https://biostat.duke.edu/) within the School of Medicine. Duke University is regularly ranked among the top research institutions in the US and worldwide. Duke University School of Medicine is ranked among country’s top 10 medical schools and is located in Durham, North Carolina.

Position Description: The overall goal of this position funded by a new 5-year NIH project (https://tinyurl.com/yy8xwtoq) is to: (1) develop inference and dynamic prediction models using a wide variety of data, including clinical, wearable devices, neuroimaging, and –omics data from electronic health record, registry, and research initiatives; and (2) develop and apply novel statistical models to investigate gene by environment interactions and to utilize bioinformatics resourcesand high -dimensional –omics data to elucidate the biological significance of the statistical analysis. The postdoctoral associate, under the mentorship of Dr. Sheng Luo, is required to work on at least one of these objectives. The application areas include neurological diseases, aging research, cardiovascular diseases, and radiology. The work will involve both methodological research with biostatistics faculty and collaboration with biomedical investigators.

Requirements and Expectations: A Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, statistical genetics or other related disciplines is required.  Strong interest, research background and experience in the methodology research infunctional data analysis, high-dimensional variable selection, longitudinal and survival analysis, machine/deep learning, bioinformatics methods in -omics data are preferred. Demonstrated evidence of excellent programming, collaboration,and communication skills. 

Compensation and Benefits: We offervery competitive salary and excellent benefits . Visit the Duke University Office of Postdoctoral Service website at http://www.postdoc.duke.edu and Duke HR website at www.hr.duke.edu for details.

Start Date: Negotiable

Application: Please apply online on the Duke HR website. Upload your

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