The Mathematical Biosciences Institute
The Ohio State University

Postdoctoral Researcher

Sponsored Postdoctoral Fellowship with Battelle Memorial Institute

Qualifications: PhD in Statistics or Biostatistics with a demonstrated interest in spatial and spatial-temporal statistical modeling including applications in biomarker and disease mapping.

Description and Duties: Human health risks from toxic substances in the environment depend not only on their toxicity, but also on complex interactions between numerous substances in the environment and frequency and duration of human exposure. Exposure and health risk assessment therefore contain many uncertainties and often require advanced statistical modeling approaches with complex numerical solutions. Within a Bayesian hierarchical modeling framework, this program will exploit recent advances in scienti c computing to incorporate spatial-temporal structures in statistical models designed to advance the science of exposure modeling and disease mapping.

The MBI postdoctoral researcher will spend 50% of his/her time on this and related Battelle projects. Excellent communication and computing skills are expected. The other 50% will be spent in the MBI on her/his chosen research. For more information on Battelle duties, contact Dr. Steven Bortnick ( Dr. Noel Cressie ( of the Department of Statistics at Ohio State will serve as the MBI postdoc mentor.

Deadline: Screening of applications will start February 2, 2004, until the position is filled

Applications: Applications should include the MBI application form (available on-line at; a personal statement of scienti c activities and accomplishments, future research plans, and reasons for wishing to participate in the MBI program; a curriculum vitae and a list of publications; and three letters of recommendation.

Applications and letters should be sent to:

MBI/Battelle Sponsored Postdoc
Mathematical Biosciences Institute
The Ohio State University
231 W. 18th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210

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