Duke University, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

Position ID:Duke-Biostatistics & Bioinformatics-PD239922LUO [#26875]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate-Biostatistics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27710, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Biostatistics / Biostatistics and Data Science
Data Science / Machine Learning
Statistics / Statistics
Appl Deadline: filled (posted 2023/12/14)
Position Description:    

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Postdoctoral Associate in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics 

Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine, located in Durham, North Carolina, is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. The School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe. 

Comprised of 2,600 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations. 

Duke University is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics (https://biostat.duke.edu/) within the School of Medicine. In 2023, Duke University was ranked as the 7th leading research institution in the US, and its School of Medicine secured the 5th position among the best medical schools for research, according to the US News and World Report. 

Position Description: This postdoctoral fellow position is funded by multiple NIH projects, e.g., https://tinyurl.com/yy8xwtoq, https://tinyurl.com/bhkr2mm5, https://tinyurl.com/2f99j7df, https://tinyurl.com/3rsvupdz, and https://tinyurl.com/ysxhmujv The overall goal is to: (1) develop inference and dynamic 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 fellow, 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, aging research, cancers, and radiology. The work will involve both methodological research with biostatistics faculty and collaboration with biomedical investigators.

 

Requirements and Expectations: A Ph.D. in statistics/biostatistics, computer science, bioinformatics, or other related disciplines is required. Strong interest, research background and experience in the methodology research in functional data analysis, tensor regression, high-dimensional variable selection, longitudinal and survival analysis, machine/deep learning, bioinformatics methods in -omics data are preferred. Demonstrated evidence of excellent programming, collaboration, and communication skills.

 

Compensation and Benefits: We offer a very competitive salary and excellent 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. 

Start Date: Negotiable 

Application: Please submit a CV, contact information for 2-3 references, and a cover letter addressing the research interests. An optional Research Statement (one page or longer) is encouraged.



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