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 resources
and 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 in
functional 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
offer very 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 using the following
link: https://career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=97649&company=dukeuniverP1 Please include your CV, contact
information for 2-3 references, and a cover letter addressing your research
interests. An optional Research
Statement (one page or longer) is encouraged.
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