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Req ID:  6843

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  MEDICAL CENTER

School of Medicine:


Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.


Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.



Postdoctoral Associate – Biostatistics


Duke University is seeking several successful postdoctoral associates 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: The objectives of these projects are: to identify and validate surrogate endpoints of overall survival using data from cancer clinical trials in men; to identify and validate predictive biomarkers of clinical outcomes in cancer; update prognostic model of overall survival by integrating molecular and GWAS data; and study relationship of high dimensional molecular data (RNA, DNA and GWAS data) and clinical outcomes.


These projects will lead to both collaborative and methodological publications in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals. The selected candidates will have the opportunity to learn new statistical methods and applying new skills to the projects, testing for surrogacy, building prognostic models, validating models, developing methodology and co-authoring manuscripts. Other opportunities include gaining experience with writing manuscripts and grant proposals.


Qualifications:  Candidates 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. Being able to work as part of a team as well as independently are important skills. For the meta-analysis project, Bayesian background with experience in hierarchical modeling and mixed effect models is preferred.


For the other positions, knowledge in longitudinal and survival analysis, machine learning, bioinformatics methods in –omics data are desired.


Benefits:  Visit the Duke University Office of Postdoctoral Service website at http://www.postdoc.duke.edu and Duke HR website at www.hr.duke.edu for details.

Application Deadline:  Consideration of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the positions are filled. Interviews will be conducted until the positions are filled and appointments will be made for two-years.




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.


Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job 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