Duke University, Statistical Science

Position ID:Duke-StatSci-RCSPDA [#20947]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708-0251, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Statistics
Appl Deadline:2022/04/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/01/13, finished 2022/11/05, listed until 2022/07/13)
Position Description:    

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

The Department of Statistical Science at Duke University is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Associate in statistical science with strong skills in applied statistics and or machine learning. Priority will be given to statisticians/CS with expertise in the areas of record linkage, data privacy, and machine learning, and Bayesian methods. Priority will also be given to those with strong programming skills, development of open source software, and a track record of publishing.

This position will be supervised by Assistant Professor Rebecca C. Steorts, Department of Statistical Science with affiliations in the information initiative at Duke (iid) and the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI). The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to develop new methods and algorithms for record linkage and data privacy, where applications focus on human rights violations, official statistics, personalized medicine, among others. The fellow will be expected to collaborate with computer scientists, machine learners, and those in social science. The fellow will be expected to participate in research leading to publications in top statistical and applied journals (and reproducible software). The appointment will be for a one year contract with potential for up to two years renewal. The fellow will be expected to participate in mentoring of students within the Steorts research group and mentoring students in the Duke Machine Learning Program.

Position Qualifications: Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, Mathematics or Computer Science prior to the date of appointment.

Applicants should upload their CV, a brief statement of their background and interests and contact information only for at least three references to AcademicJobsOnline.org (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20947).

All applications received by April 30, 2022 will be fully considered, and the position will remain open until filled.

Duke University 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.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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