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Position TitlePostdoctoral Associate

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Please follow the link to learn more about the Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Geriatrics and Department of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health.

Duties and Responsibilities

An exciting full-time opportunity as a Postdoctoral Associate exists in Gerontologic Biostatistics at the Yale School of Medicine. This candidate will be mentored by Drs. Heather Allore, Fan Li at Yale School of Public Health and Dr. Monica Taljaard at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI). The position is for 18 months and opportunities for travel to collaborating institutions are available.
We are seeking a highly motivated researcher with an interest in cluster randomized trials to work on methodological development in the area of pragmatic stepped wedge and other multiple period cluster randomized designs. Specifically, the focus will be on developing new methods to deal with multiple layers of clustering in the design and analysis of these increasingly important trial designs. The position is supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) IMbedded Pragmatic Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and AD Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) Clinical Trials (IMPACT) Collaboratory with additional mentorship from faculty members at Brown University and NYU School of Medicine. Principal goals of the NIA IMPACT Collaboratory are to develop and disseminate research methods and best practices in the conduct, dissemination and implementation of embedded pragmatic clinical trials (ePCT) for people living with dementia and their caregivers. The Postdoctoral Associate will have the opportunity to work with a variety of mentors in the IMPACT Collaboratory and world leaders in pragmatic and cluster randomized trial designs.

Position Qualifications

Qualifications are a PhD in statistics or biostatistics or relevant areas, strong programming skills, as well as good written and oral communication skills. Prior course work in study design, clinical trials and causal inference are preferred. Strong preference will also be given to individuals who are highly motivated to work in pragmatic trials and/or AD/ADRD care.