Duke University, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

Position ID:Duke-Biostatistics & Bioinformatics-POSTDOC20 [#16014]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate-Biostatistics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27710, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Biostatistics / Biostatistics, Clinical Trials, epidemiology
Appl Deadline:2020/07/31 11:59PMhelp popup withdrawn (posted 2020/02/17)
Position Description:    

Postdoctoral Associate in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

Duke University is seeking a successful postdoctoral associate in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (www.biostat.duke.edu). Duke University is regularly ranked among the top research institutions in the US and worldwide. It is located in Durham, North Carolina.

Position Description: The overall goal of this position funded by NIH and Foundation projects is to: (1) develop 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, (https://scholars.duke.edu/person/sheng.luo) is required to work on at least one of these objectives. The application areas include neurological diseases (e.g.,Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease) and aging research. 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, epidemiology 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 learning, bioinformatics methods in -omics data are preferred. Demonstrated evidence of excellent programming, collaboration, and communication skills. 

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.

Application Deadline: If interested in this position, please apply online on the Duke HR website using the following link:


Consideration of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the positions are filled. Interviews will be conducted until the positions are filled and appointments will be made for two-years.

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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