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Postdoctoral Associate

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Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Statistical Science at Duke University is offering up to two postdoc positions to join the research group of Prof. Li Ma (

The position will focus on statistical modeling and method development for complex multivariate data arising from high-throughput biological experiments. One research area focuses on developing models and methods for high-dimensional compositional data from microbiome sequencing experiments such as 16S and metagenomic shotgun sequencing. Another research area involves developing statistical models and methods for single-cell experiments from immunological studies including flow and mass cytometry data. The main responsibilities of these positions include models/methods development, software implementation, data analysis, and manuscript writing.

Position Qualifications

Doctoral degree in statistics, biostatistics, or related fields.