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02/01/2018
Postdoctoral Fellow in Biostatistics
Emory University

Company Information: The Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, includes 35 primary faculty members, and approximately 40 PhD students and 70 masters students. Rollins School of Public Health currently employs over 190 full-time faculty members and enrolls over 1200 full- and part-time graduate students in its MPH, MSPH and doctoral programs. The School is located on the Emory University campus in Atlanta, Georgia, adjacent to the CDC, Emory’s Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and a number of laboratory and clinical facilities. Emory is a major research university and member of the AAU; its endowment is among the largest of US universities. The university enrolls over 14,000 students, approximately half in undergraduate programs and half in graduate and professional programs, taught by 3,000 faculty.

Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Biostatistics

Duties and Responsibilities: This position will offer opportunities to develop statistical methods for the analysis of high-dimensional clinical and biological longitudinal data to better understand the heterogeneity underlying neurodegenerative diseases. The following two research areas are of particular interest: 1) scalable and robust methods of latent trajectory class analysis with adjustment for informative missing data patterns; and 2) joint models of latent trajectory classes and times to competing-risks events. The postdoc will be mentored by Drs. John Hanfelt and Limin Peng in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics.

The successful candidate is expected to conduct independent methodological research including writing peer-reviewed publications for statistical journals, giving presentations at professional conferences, and developing stand-alone statistical software, such as R packages. Extensive interactions with graduate students and faculty are expected. In addition, the successful candidate will have opportunities to conduct collaborative research at the Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.

Position Qualifications: PhD degree in biostatistics, statistics, or related quantitative field. The following skills are desirable: excellent methodological training in statistics; excellent programming skills in R/SAS and optionally Python or Julia; and excellent written and oral communication skills.

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Application Information: Applicants should email a cover letter, research statement, CV, and contact information (email and phone) for three references to Dr. John Hanfelt, jhanfel@emory.edu. In addition, applicants must apply on the Emory Careers Site at the following link:

https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=25066&siteid=5449&areq=79313br

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