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Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Pennsylvania

Company Information: The University of Pennsylvania is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Additionally, the Perelman School of Medicine ranked 3rd among the best medical schools in the United States in 2016, the 19th year in a row that it has been ranked among the top five medical schools. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Duties and Responsibilities: Applications are invited for candidates with a Ph.D. in biostatistics, statistics, or a related quantitative field for a two-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow position within the
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine, at the
University of Pennsylvania. This position involves developing statistical methods, software, data analytic tools, and mathematical models for analyzing smartphone data in biomedical research cohorts with the goal of establishing more precise and dynamic disease phenotypes. There will be considerable opportunity to submit methods papers in top statistical journals as well as submit applied papers arising from our mobile health and precision medicine collaborations. Dr. Ian Barnett, who will be supervising the successful candidate, will be joining the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology as an Assistant Professor in July 2017.

Position Qualifications: Required qualifications: Doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics, or a related quantitative field. Excellent programming skills in R and Python. Excellent communication skills (written and oral). Preferred qualifications: Experience in interdisciplinary biomedical research. Proficiency in C++. Experience working with big data.

Salary Range: Competitive



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