Postdoctoral position

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Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Duties & Responsibilities: The Department of Biostatistics in the Division of Quantitative Sciences at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has postdoctoral positions open for computational statistics with applications in biostatistics & bioinformatics. The postdoctoral fellows will work under the supervision of Dr. Jeffrey S. Morris. The primary research focus will be on developing novel statistical and computational methodology for the analysis of complex, high-dimensional object data, including high-dimensional functional data, neuroimaging data, shape data, and genomics data. Potential application areas include functional MRI, electrical response potentials (ERP), shape data, and various types of genomics data including copy number, methylation, miRNA, microarray, proteomics, and next generation sequencing data. Some potential projects include integration of information across outcomes of various types, and flexible modeling approaches that incorporate both biological knowledge and empirical structures.

Position Qualifications:

We seek a highly motivated individual with a Ph.D. degree in statistics/biostatistics or related quantitative fields. Must have strong methodology training in statistics/biostatistics; strong programming skills, in particular R/Matlab and preferably one lower level computer language such as C or Fortran; interest in statistical methodology research. Interest or background in bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics or neuroimaging is a plus. Expertise or skills in any of the following areas are desirable: analysis of high-dimensional data, Bayesian MCMC computations, Bayesian variable selection and sparsity priors, linear models, nonparametric regression, spatio-temporal data, multivariate techniques, functional data analysis.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, or veteran status except where such discrimination is required by law. All positions are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. Smoke-free and drug-free work environment.

Salary Range: $65,000 USD/year


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Application Address: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume (with three references) to: Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.(Subject line: Morris postdoc)

Application Deadline: Consideration of applications will begin immediately, and continue until positions are filled.