Duke University, Statistical Science

Position ID:Duke-StatSci-MAPDA [#21097]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Statistics
Appl Deadline:2022/04/30 11:59PMhelp popup withdrawn (posted 2022/02/02, listed until 2022/08/02)
Position Description:    

The Department of Statistical Science at Duke University is offering a postdoc position under the direction of Prof. Li Ma (http://www.stat.duke.edu/~lm186/).

The position will focus on statistical modeling and method development for complex multivariate data and building scalable computational algorithms. One research area of particular interest involves developing models and methods for high-dimensional compositional data arising from microbiome sequencing experiments. Another research area involve developing nonparametric models and theory for inference on latent structures and characterizing cross-sample variability in multivariate data. The candidate may work in one or both areas depending on their strength and interest. There will also be opportunities for collaboration with biomedical experts.

A Ph.D. in Statistics, or a related subject, is required. A strong background in Bayesian modeling/inference, computing, a genuine interest in tackling practical data analytical challenges in biomedical applications are all considered a plus.

Interested parties should submit a cover letter describing their interests and experiences with regard to this position along with a CV and three references in Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21097).

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.

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