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Postdoctoral fellow
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Company Information: Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a top-ranked medical center located in Nashville, Tennessee – a vibrant, engaging city known proudly as Music City, U.S.A. The Department of Biostatistics, founded in 2003, is currently home to 33 faculty, 21 staff biostatisticians, 15 IT staff, and 35 graduate students.

Position Title: Postdoctoral fellow

Duties and Responsibilities: This is a 2.5 year post-doc funded to work on a project titled, “Statistical methods and designs for addressing correlated errors in outcomes and covariates in studies using electronic health records data,” funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Duties include working with a team led by study project principal investigators, Bryan Shepherd (Vanderbilt) and Pamela Shaw (University of Pennsylvania), to develop and apply novel statistical methods and sampling designs to address data errors in electronic health records data. We are hiring 2 post-docs for this project – one to be housed at Vanderbilt, the other at the University of Pennsylvania; please see related announcement from the University of Pennsylvania.

Position Qualifications: PhD. in biostatistics, statistics, or a related field. Experience with methods for measurement error, missing data, two-phase sampling, or survey sampling is desired. Strong statistical knowledge and computation skills are required.

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Application Information: Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references to Bryan Shepherd at

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