Post Doctoral Fellow - Biostatistics

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Public Health
SPH: Biostatistics
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Required Documents
Letter of Interest, List of References, Transcripts

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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.


Duties and Responsibilities
Applications are invited for candidates with a Ph.D. in biostatistics, statistics, or a related quantitative field for a Postdoctoral position within the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Rollins School of Public Health, at Emory University. The candidate will join Dr. Suprateek Kundu’s team and also get opportunities to participate in activities at the Center for Biomedical Imaging Statistics Core –(http://web1.sph.emory.edu/bios/CBIS/ ). The starting date for this position will be September, 2020, but applications will be continuously reviewed until the position is filled. The length of the position is one year, with a possibility for an additional one year extension.

The candidate will work with Dr. Kundu on multimodal data from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) studies, and interface with scientists from Department of Psychiatry at Emory University. The primary focus of the role is the development of Bayesian methodological and computational tools to model high-dimensional neuroimaging data in order to explain clinical outcomes, motivated by PTSD applications. Prior experience with neuroimaging data analysis or PTSD data is not necessary, but a solid methodological background in statistics is preferred. Methodological areas of interest include high-dimensional data analysis, functional data analysis, Hidden Markov Models, network analysis, predictive modeling using complex neuroimaging data, and variational Bayes. In addition, the candidate will also get an opportunity to work on collaborative projects to gain experience and produce co-authored publications. The positions are funded via Dr. Kundu’s R01 grant funded by National Institute of Mental Health. More information about Dr. Kundu is available here: https://sites.google.com/view/suprateek/


Position Qualifications
Candidates should possess a doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics, or a related quantitative field. Strong methodological and computational training in statistics. Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English is required.


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