Duke University, Statistical Science

Position ID:Duke-StatSci-DDPDA [#17466]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associates in Bayesian and High-Dimensional Statistics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Statistics
Appl Deadline:2021/03/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/11/04, finished 2021/05/24, listed until 2021/05/04)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Duke University Department of Statistical Science has multiple Postdoctoral Associate positions to work with Professors David Dunson and Amy Herring in developing novel statistical methods for high-dimensional, complex and/or structured data. A particular focus is on inferring latent structure (e.g., clusters) in data, while characterizing uncertainty. Motivating applications include ecology studies of biodiversity, environmental health, infectious disease subtyping, and neuroscience. A particular focus is on developing fundamentally new classes of statistical models, along with associated theory support and efficient computational algorithm development, directly motivated by scientific and medical applications. Research will ideally lead to not only publications in leading statistical journals but also practical algorithms and corresponding code that can be used by scientists in other fields. Ideal candidates will be finishing up a PhD in statistics, mathematics or a closely related field with rigorous technical training and background combined with a strong publication record and proven abilities in applied-driven methods development. Interest and experience in analyzing large audio and image datasets are a plus, as are experience in complex Bayesian modeling and in successful collaboration with researchers outside statistics.

The positions can start anytime and review of applications will start immediately. Teaching opportunities will be available to interested and qualified candidates. Please submit a CV, brief letter of interest and names of 3 or more references to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17466.

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Box 90251, 214 Old Chemistry
Durham, NC 27708

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