Duke University, Statistical Science

Position ID:Duke-StatSci-PDERC [#15088]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associates in High-Dimensional Modeling
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Statistics
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/10/11, finished 2020/04/01, listed until 2020/04/07)
Position Description:    

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Duke University invites applications for multiple Postdoctoral Associate positions focused on developing novel Bayesian, machine learning and signal processing methodology for massive-dimensional structured datasets. Although the over-arching focus is on developing fundamentally new modeling frameworks and algorithms, motivation is drawn from global studies of biodiversity collecting unprecedented data on millions of species of insects, fungi, animals and birds, a large number of which are currently unknown to science. These positions will be supervised by Professor David Dunson.

Candidates are expected to have a PhD in statistics or a related field, and (ideally) to have experience in Bayesian modeling and computation including in complex and challenging settings. The position will require skills in handling very large datasets and in developing novel computational frameworks for model-based inferences from such datasets in collaboration with ecologists. In addition, successful candidates will be adept at working in inter-disciplinary teams and at mentoring students of all levels. There will be substantial opportunities for travel to Europe and other locations associated with the project.

To apply, submit a current CV, list of three references, and a statement of interest to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15088.

Questions about the position should be emailed to dunson@duke.edu

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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