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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
The Ohio State University

Company Information: Division of Biostatistics, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University and the Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) invite applications for an open post-doctoral fellow position. This position is created with funding support from the College of Public Health and the Center for Pediatric Trauma Research at NCH, to explore new statistical methodological issues concerning health outcome research and big data analysis. This post-doctoral fellow will be officially managed by the NCH Patient-Centered Pediatric Research Fellowship Program. The fellow will have opportunities to participate in pediatric/injury research projects in collaboration with clinical investigators and other post-doctoral fellows. The appointment will be for a two-year period.

Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will work under the joint supervision of Drs. Bo Lu (Division of Biostatistics), Steve MacEachern (Department of Statistics) and Henry Xiang (NCH and Division of Epidemiology), and will be supported by a team of epidemiologists and data managers. The general research topics focus on Bayesian methods for causal inference, statistical models for big data with applications in healthcare and health services research. Publications in peer-reviewed journals are expected.

Position Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in biostatistics, statistics, or related quantitative fields; interest and track record in statistical methodology research; strong programming skills; working knowledge of Bayesian models or causal inference is a plus; excellent written and oral communication skills.

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Benefits: This position will be eligible for full time benefits offered to all full time employees at NCH.


Application Information: Applicants should arrange to send a letter of interest (including a summary of research interests), curriculum vitae, relevant transcripts, up to two publications or working papers, and the contact information for three references as one PDF file to Dr. Bo Lu (Email:; phone: 614-247-7913) or Dr. Henry Xiang (Email:; phone; 614-355-5893)

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Application Deadline: 06/30/2017