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Position TitlePost-Doctoral Research Fellow

Company Information

The Department of Biostatistics at Columbia University is looking for a short-term (one to two years) Postdoctoral Associate to join our group. The Department is one of the primer in Biostatistics and has strong collaborative connections within the Mailman School of Public Health (MSPH), the Columbia University Medical Center and the Department of Statistics at Columbia University.

Duties and Responsibilities

Dr. Linda Valeri in the Department of Biostatistics at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. The position is available starting February 1, 2020. The one-year position could be extended to one additional year on the basis of performance, evaluated at the end of the first year.
The successful candidate will develop causal inference approaches and automated software tools to harness exposomic and mobile health data to investigate the joint causal effects of environmental and behavioral factors monitored continuously over time to inform policy on environmental mixtures and to discover behavioral targets of treatment in psychosis. The position will be overseen by Principal Investigator Dr. Linda Valeri, with the opportunity to work with our exciting and experienced team (Prof. Brent Coull and Jukka-Pekka Onnela, at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health).

Position Qualifications

Doctoral degree in Biostatistics, Computer Science, Statistics, or a related discipline; experience and proficiency in Linux/Unix command line and research environments; working knowledge of R, in addition to other scripting environments appropriate for scientific data management (Python, shell, etc.); excellence in research, communication, and collaboration skills, as evidenced by publication record. Experience in causal inference and software development is highly considered.