Work Arrangement: 
Requisition Number:  244360
Regular or Temporary:  Regular

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  MEDICAL CENTER
Date:  Jun 13, 2024

This Position is Fully Grant Funded


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 2,600 faculty physicians and researchers, nearly 2,000 students, and more than 6,200 staff, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing, and Duke University Health System comprise Duke Health, a world-class academic medical center. The Health System encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Health Integrated Practice, Duke Primary Care, Duke Home Care and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

Postdoctoral Associate


Position Overview

We are seeking Postdoctoral Fellows to join our team at the Duke University. The successful candidates will be involved in the development of cutting-edge statistical methods and machine learning algorithms inspired by massive healthcare datasets.


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop innovative statistical methods and machine learning algorithms for healthcare data analysis, with the opportunity to develop corresponding statistical theory if interested.
  • Conduct research in areas of interest including, but not limited to generative models for biomedical data (e.g., echocardiograms, genetics, EHRs); dynamic risk prediction models. Data harmonization techniques. EHR phenotyping.
  • Collaborate with Dr. Anru Zhang, Eugene Anson Stead, Jr. M.D. Associate Professor.
  • Contribute to the writing and publication of scientific papers.



  • Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, Biomedical Informatics, Computer Science, Data Science, Engineering, or a related quantitative field.
  • Strong quantitative research background with proficiency in statistical analysis and programming (R, Python).
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to write scientific papers.
  • Experience with EHR data, generative models, and natural language processing is preferred.


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.


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh