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01/08/2018
Postdoctoral fellow in Biostatistics
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Company Information: Located in Houston, Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center has been ranked as one of the top two hospitals in cancer care every year since U.S. News & World Report began its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey in 1990. MD Anderson also has a great reputation for promoting career development among postdoctoral fellows. The institution is still growing, bringing together cancer biologists, computational biologists, biostatisticians, software engineers, and medical professionals. As the 4th largest city and recently named the most diverse city in the U.S., Houston offers numerous opportunities for cultural enrichment, entertainment, great dining, continuing higher education, and year-round recreation. It features great neighborhoods, a reasonable cost of living, and a variety of lifestyle choices. It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by MD Anderson policy or by federal, state or local laws, unless such distinction is required by law. All positions at MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. MD Anderson Cancer Center provides a smoke-free and drug-free environment.

Position Title: Postdoctoral fellow in Biostatistics

Duties and Responsibilities: The postdoctoral fellows will work under the joint supervision of Dr. Yu Shen and Dr. Jing Ning. The research areas of particular interest include but not limited to: developing novel statistical methodology for complex survival data, risk prediction, causal inference, and longitudinal data with informative observation process.

Position Qualifications: We seek a highly motivated individual with a Ph.D. degree in statistics/biostatistics. Must have solid methodology training in statistics/biostatistics; strong programming skills, in particular R/Matlab and preferably one lower level computer language such as C or Fortran; interest in statistical methodology research. Expertise or skills in any of the following areas are desirable: longitudinal and survival data analysis for observational studies, missing data analysis, numerical optimization, nonparametric and semi-parametric inference.

Salary Range: $65,000+

Benefits: Competitive benefits See: http://www.mdanderson.org/education-and-research/education-and-training/schools-and-programs/research-training/programs-and-courses/postdoctoral-research-programs/benefits/index.html

Website: https://www.mdanderson.org

Application Information: Interested applicants should send a cover letter, statement of research interests, curriculum vitae and three references to jning@mdanderson.org (Subject line: Drs. Shen and Ning postdoc application)

Contact Email: jning@mdanderson.org

Application Deadline: 03/31/2018