Washington University School of Medicine

PhD in Biostatistics or Statistics

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is seeking a recent PhD in Biostatistics or Statistics to work as a post-doc on an NIH funded project 'Statistical Methods for Recursively Partitioned Trees'. This grant continues the work described in Shannon, W., Banks, D., (1999) "Combining classification trees using maximum likelihood estimation", Statistics In Medicine, 18, pp. 727-740.

Candidates must possess the following qualifications:

1. Advanced statistical computing including SAS, S-Plus, C, C++, or FORTRAN, and UNIX

2. Experience as indicated by publications and dissertation in the area of statistical cluster and classification analysis (previous work on recursive partitioned trees especially valuable).

Candidates without peer-reviewed publications and demonstrated ADVANCED COMPUTING skills will not be considered. Opportunities for some biostatistical consulting on biomedical research being done at Washington University School of Medicine are available for interested candidates, but is not a requirement for this post-doc.

Interested candidates should read the above paper and look at http://ilya.wustl.edu/~shannon. To apply mail a cover letter, CV, reprints, copy of Dissertation Abstract and Introduction, and names of three academic references to:

William D. Shannon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics in Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
Campus Box 8005, 660 S. Euclid
St. Louis, MO 63110