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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Company Information: Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutchinson’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Duties and Responsibilities: We are seeking a postdoctoral candidate for statistical methods for big data in mobile health. The fellow will develop new methods in areas such as functional data analysis, measurement error, statistical learning, and apply them to large-scale epidemiologic studies with very rich data on mobile health data (e.g., accelerometry, mobile apps, etc.). The position is available in the research group of Dr. Chongzhi Di, and fellow will engage in collaborative projects with investigators at the Fred Hutch.

Position Qualifications: Suitable applicants should have a PhD or equivalent degree in Statistics or Biostatistics. Strong theoretical, computational, and communication skills are desired. Knowledge and experiences in nonparametric smoothing, functional data analysis and measurement error are preferred. In particular, a successful candidate should be able to write efficient programs in R and/or C to handle massive data. The position is available immediately and for up to two years.

Salary Range: Salary based on NIH scale + excellent benefits



Application Information: Apply as soon as possible and we will continue searching until the positions are filled. Please send a current CV and names of three references to Dr. Di ( to inquire about the position.

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