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Duke University in Durham, North Carolina
Date Posted 10/30/2021
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Application Deadline Open until filled

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 reg ularly ranked among the top research institutions in the US and worldwid e. 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 mod els using a wide variety of data, including clinical, wearable devices, neuroimaging, and –omics data from electronic health record, registry, a nd research initiatives; and (2) develop and apply novel statistical mod els to investigate gene by environment interactions and to utilize bioin formatics resources and high-dimensional –omics data to elucidate the bi ological significance of the statistical analysis. The postdoctoral asso ciate, under the mentorship of Dr. Sheng Luo, is requir ed to work on at least one of these objectives. The application areas in clude neurological diseases, aging research, cardiovascular diseases, an d radiology. The work will involve both methodological research with bio statistics faculty and collaboration with biomedical investigators.

Requirements and Exp ectations: A Ph.D.in statistics, biostatistics, bi oinformatics, statistical genetics or other related disciplines is requi red.  Strong interest, research background and experience in the methodo logy research in functional data analysis, high-dimensional variable selection, longitudinal and survival analysis, machine/deep learning, bioin formatics methods in -omics data are preferred. Demonstrated evidence of excellent programming, collaboration, and communication skills. 

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