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Postdoc, Mathematics/Statistics
National Center for Toxicological Research

Company Information: The Division of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics at FDA National Center for Toxicological Research invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate position based in Jefferson, Arkansas. The National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) is the only FDA Center located outside the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. The one-million square foot research campus in Jefferson, Arkansas plays a critical role in the missions of FDA and the Department of Health and Human Services to promote and protect public health. Regulatory science researchers, academia, and other regulatory science research organizations and groups from around the world investigate, learn, and train at the Federal facility. NCTR, FDA’s internationally recognized research center, plays a critical role in FDA’s mission. The unique scientific expertise of NCTR is critical in supporting FDA product centers and their regulatory roles. General information of the center can be found at

Position Title: Postdoc, Mathematics/Statistics

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will collaborate with scientists in the Division of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics to conduct applied research of interest to FDA with quantitative models. Current projects include investigating the impact of deep sequencing error performance profile on precision medicine applications and mining regulatory databases for disease trends. Method development, programming, data analysis, and manuscript preparation are expected for this position.

Position Qualifications: The candidate should have a Ph.D. degree (within the last five years) in mathematics, statistics, computer science, or other related fields. We also encourage students who have conducted Ph.D. research in theoretical areas of mathematics/physical sciences but want to gain experience on practical applications to apply. Familiarity with quantitative modeling, statistical concepts and good programming skills are desirable. Strong work ethics and good communication skills are expected.

Both domestic and international candidates will be considered. International candidates are required to have spent at least three years during the last five in the United States to qualify.

Salary Range: Competitive



Application Information: Please send the CV and a cover letter to

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Application Deadline: 10/27/2017