Post-Doctoral Associate - Biostatistics & Health Data Sciences
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salary: 58,000.00 - 60,000.00
Internal Number: 358639
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The School of Public Health Division of Biostatistics and Health Data Science is seeking applications for a full-time Post-doctoral Associate in Biostatistics (9546 Post-doctoral Associate).
Starting pay is dependent upon the selected candidateâ™s relevant qualifications, experience, and internal equity. $58,000-$60,000.
Work Arrangements: The University of Minnesota endorses a âœWork with Flexibilityâ approach that encourages employees to select a work location where they can do their best work. We offer a flexible work environment that meets the needs of our students, faculty, staff, and partners we serve. This position will have a hybrid work option.
Duration: This appointment is for 1-2 years, with a possible extension to year 3, contingent on satisfactory performance and funding availability.
Starting Date: Negotiable. Position will remain open until filled.
The successful candidate will be working with Dr. Thierry Chekouo and his collaborators within and outside the University of Minnesota. The research will focus on the development of Bayesian statistical/machine learning methods for the data integration analysis of high-throughput imaging and molecular data (i.e., genome, transcriptome, epigenome, and more). The methods would be able to systematically integrate biomedical/biological knowledge to improve the prediction power of clinical outcomes. Domains of applications may include cancer and cardiovascular diseases, and neurodevelopment disorders. More details on the study goals can be found on this link. The post-doc will also work on software development (in R, or in Python, Java, Stan, or BUGS or interfacing R with C/C++), simulation studies, real data analysis, and writing manuscripts.
A PhD degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, or a related field, strong computing/programming and communication skills, and a strong interest in omics and/or imaging data analysis are required. Experience in Bayesian high-dimensional data analysis is highly preferred.
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