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Postdoctoral Fellow - Biostatistics

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for candidates with a Ph.D. in biostatistics, statistics, or a related quantitative field for a Postdoctoral position within the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Rollins School of Public Health, at Emory University. The candidate will join Dr. Suprateek Kundu’s team and also get opportunities to participate in activities at the Center for Biomedical Imaging Statistics Core –(http://web1.sph.emory.edu/bios/CBIS/ ). The starting date for this position will be September, 2020, but applications will be continuously reviewed until the position is filled. The length of the position is one year, with a possibility for an additional one year extension.

The candidate will work with Dr. Suprateek Kundu on multimodal data from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) studies, and interface with scientists from Department of Psychiatry at Emory University. The primary focus of the role is the development of Bayesian methodological and computational tools to model high-dimensional neuroimaging data in order to explain clinical outcomes, motivated by PTSD applications. Prior experience with neuroimaging data analysis or PTSD data is not necessary, but a solid methodological background in statistics is preferred. Methodological areas of interest include high-dimensional data analysis, functional data analysis, Hidden Markov Models, network analysis, predictive modeling using complex neuroimaging data, and variational Bayes. In addition, the candidate will also get an opportunity to work on collaborative projects to gain experience and produce co-authored publications. The positions are funded via R01 grant funded by National Institute of Mental Health. More information about Suprateek Kundu is available here: https://sites.google.com/view/suprateek/

Position Qualifications

Candidates should possess a doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics, or a related quantitative field. Strong methodological and computational training in statistics. Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English is required.