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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal

Company Information: The Clinical Trials and Outcomes Branch of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) is recruiting a post-doctoral research fellow. Research in the branch is in the broad areas of health outcomes and health services research. We focus on studies of health outcomes of patients with rheumatic diseases, using observational studies, clinical trials, and analyses of large administrative datasets. The branch includes 2 physician investigators, 2 biostatisticians, 2 post-doctoral fellows, and support personnel.

Position Title: Postdoctoral Research fellow

Duties and Responsibilities: The fellow will work with the physician investigators and biostatisticians on projects related to health outcomes, under the supervision of Michael Ward, MD, MPH. The successful candidate will have methodological interest in longitudinal data analysis, the application of statistics in epidemiology, and machine learning. Experience working with large administrative datasets is a plus. He/she will be responsible for leading analyses of independent projects, preparing manuscripts, and contributing to the methodological development of studies by other investigators in the section. The NIH has a broad community of methodologists and content experts and hosts a diverse set of lectures, mini-courses, and resources for professional development.

Position Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics, economics, or a related field. A record of peer-reviewed publications in one of these fields is helpful. The successful candidate should have strong communication skills. Applications will be evaluated on demonstrated ability to analyze epidemiologic data and to collaborate effectively.

Salary Range: depends on experience

Benefits: Health benefits, 10 federal holidays per year, 3 weeks annual vacation


Application Information: Interested individuals should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief summary of research experience, accomplishments and research interests and goals, copies of three publications or reprints, and three letters of reference electronically to or mailed to:
Dr. Michael Ward
Building 10 CRC, Room 4-1339
10 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-1468

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Application Deadline: 07/01/2017