University of California, Division of Biostatistics

Post-Doctoral Position

Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

I am seeking a recent PhD in Biostatistics, Statistics, or Computer Science as a post-doctoral student to work on a pharmacy sponsored research project in bioinformatics developing new statistical methods for mulitple aligned protein sequence data. This position will involve developing software using S-Plus and C programs in a UNIX computer operating environment, implement numerical optimzation methods based on genetic algorithms and other search strategies, validates software, performs large-scale statistical simulations to assess accuracy of new methods, applies methods to real datasets, and assists in manuscript and grant preparation.

Candidates must possess the following qualifications:

1. Advanced statistical computing (preferably SAS and/or S-Plus), UNIX, and a higher level programming language (C, C++, or FORTRAN).

2. Experience as indicated by publications and dissertation in the area of statistical cluster and classification analysis, or machine learning.

Candidates without peer-reviewed publications and demonstrated ADVANCED COMPUTING skills will not be considered. Interested candidates should look at http://ilya.wustl.edu/~shannon for information on my research program.

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

Also, please e-mail your interest to wshannon@im.wustl.edu