POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE

Work Arrangement: 
Requisition Number:  230661
Regular or Temporary:  Regular
Location: 

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  MEDICAL CENTER
Date:  Nov 22, 2023
School of Medicine Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation's top medical schools. Ranked sixth among medical schools in the nation, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe. Composed of more than 2,500 faculty physicians and researchers, more than 1,300 students, and more than 6,000 staff, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University Health System and the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) comprise Duke Health. a world-class academic medical center. The Health System encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

Positions: Postdoctoral Associate – Biostatistics

 

Duke University is seeking a successful Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (www.biostat.duke.edu). Duke University is regularly ranked among the top research institutions in the US and worldwide. It is located in Durham, North Carolina.

 

Position Description: A position is available to develop innovative statistical methods in clinical trial design, variable selection methods in high dimensional data that will predict clinical outcomes (such as overall survival), missing data and meta analyses. The successful candidate will collaborate with investigators within and outside Duke University. The objectives of these projects are: to identify and validate surrogate endpoints of overall survival using data from cancer clinical trials in patients with cancer; to identify and validate predictive biomarkers of clinical outcomes in cancer; and perform meta- analyses using the Bayesian framework. These projects will lead to both collaborative and methodological publications in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals.

 

Qualifications: Candidate must have the following: a doctoral degree in statistics or biostatistics; solid training in statistical methods; and experience in analyzing clinical trials data. The applicant must have excellent communication skills (verbal and written), strong programming skills in R with proficiency in UNIX/Linux system. For the meta-analysis project, Bayesian background with experience in hierarchical modelling and mixed effect models is preferred. Knowledge in survival analysis, machine learning, and bioinformatics in omics data is desired.

 

Interested candidates please apply online on the Duke Careers website at this link: https://careers.duke.edu/job-invite/230661/  The application needs to include: CV and statement of research interests and three names of references.

 

Consideration of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. The initial appointment is for one year with possibility of renewal.

 

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

 

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

 

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

 

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

 

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

 


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