Duke University, Statistical Science

Position ID:Duke-StatSci-PDARS [#13475]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27705, United States [map]
Subject Area: Statistics
Appl Deadline:2019/03/27 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/03/25, finished 2019/09/23, listed until 2019/09/25)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

The Department of Statistical Science at Duke University is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Associate in statistical science with Professor Rebecca Steorts (resteorts.github.io). This Postdoc will work on methodological research related to one or more of the following topics, depending on the candidate's interests: (1) entity resolution (record linkage and de-duplication), including building new methodology for entity resolution and evaluating such method on both simulated and real data, (2) exploring theoretical properties of entity resolution, (3) exploring computational speed ups for entity resolution in large-scale social science data. The Associate will be supervised by Rebecca Steorts, assistant professor in the Department of Statistical Science.

The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. in statistical science, computer science, or machine learning or a related field and will have strong background in complex Bayesian modeling, computation in high dimensions, and an interest in human rights/social science/government applications. No previous experience entity resolution/record linkage methods is necessary, although such experience will be viewed favorably. The Fellow will be expected to participate in methodological research leading to publications in top statistical and applied journals, participate in mentoring of other students, and participate in group research meetings. The appointment will be for a one year contract with potential for up to one years renewal. Salary is $60,000 per year. The Associate may be expect to perform teaching duties, and this will be discussed at the time of hiring.

Applicants should apply through Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13475). Materials to upload include a CV, a statement of background and interests in the particular research described above, and contact information only for three references.

All applications received by March 27 will be fully considered, and the position will remain open until filled.

Duke is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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Further Info:
Box 90251, 214 Old Chemistry
Durham, NC 27708

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