JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
This position will offer opportunities to develop statistical methods for the analysis of high-dimensional clinical and biological longitudinal data to better understand the heterogeneity underlying neurodegenerative diseases. The following two research areas are of particular interest: 1) scalable and robust methods of latent trajectory class analysis with adjustment for informative missing data patterns; and 2) joint models of latent trajectory classes and times to competing-risks events. The postdoc will be mentored by Drs. John Hanfelt and Limin Peng in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics. The successful candidate is expected to conduct independent methodological research including writing peer-reviewed publications for statistical journals, giving presentations at professional conferences, and developing stand-alone statistical software, such as R packages. Extensive interactions with graduate students and faculty are expected. In addition, the successful candidate will have opportunities to conduct collaborative research at the Emory Alzheimer¿s Disease Research Center Company Information: The Department includes 35 primary faculty members, and approximately 40 PhD students and 70 masters students. Rollins School of Public Health currently employs over 190 full-time faculty members and enrolls over 1200 full- and part-time graduate students in its MPH, MSPH and doctoral programs. The School is located on the Emory University campus in Atlanta, Georgia, adjacent to the CDC, Emory¿s Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and a number of laboratory and clinical facilities. Emory is a major research university and member of the AAU; its endowment is among the largest of US universities. The university enrolls over 14,000 students, approximately half in undergraduate programs and half in graduate and professional programs, taught by 3,000 faculty. Emory University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action / Disability / Veteran Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and Veterans are encouraged to apply. Application Instructions: Applicants should include a cover letter, research statement, CV, and contact information (email and phone) for three references You should also email these documents to Dr. John Hanfelt, firstname.lastname@example.org.-The following skills are desirable: excellent methodological training in statistics; excellent programming skills in R/SAS and optionally Python or Julia; and excellent written and oral communication skills.-79313BR