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Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in Statistics
Department of Statistics, Columbia University

Company Information: The Department currently consists of 30 faculty members, 50 PhD students, and over 300 MA students. The department has been expanding rapidly and, like the University itself, is an extraordinarily vibrant academic community. We are especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching and/or service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. For further information about the department and our programs, please go to our web page at:

Position Title: Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in Statistics

Duties and Responsibilities: The Department of Statistics invites applications for the newly created Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship in Statistics. The fellowship seeks to bring exceptional scientists of outstanding potential to Columbia University. This two-year fellowship, with no teaching obligations, is to begin between July and September 2018. The Fellow will hold the rank of postdoctoral research scientist in the Department of Statistics. A competitive annual salary will be supplemented with generous funding for conference travel and research support.

Applications in all areas of statistics and probability will be considered: the primary selection criterion will be the candidate’s exceptional promise to produce high quality and visible research. Candidates must have a PhD in statistics or related field by the date of appointment. The Fellow will be expected to pursue a vigorous research agenda and to participate actively in the intellectual life of the Department.

Position Qualifications: PhD

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Application Information: All applications must be submitted through Columbia’s online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS) at

The application must include the following:

• A cover letter that explains your motivation for applying for this position and indicates your choice of mentors from the statistics faculty.
• A curriculum vitae (including a list of publications)
• A brief research statement that summarizes current research interests, past accomplishments, and future research goals. It should contain a short proposal for the research activities you plan to conduct while at Columbia.
• The names of 3 references–references will be asked to upload letters of recommendation in RAPS.

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