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Emory University Post Doctoral Fellow- Biostatistics in Atlanta, Georgia


JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.

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This position will offer opportunities to develop statistical methods for the analysis of high-dimensional clinical and biological longitudinal data to better understand the heterogeneity underlying neurodegenerative diseases. The following two research areas are of particular interest: 1) scalable and robust methods of latent trajectory class analysis with adjustment for informative missing data patterns; and 2) joint models of latent trajectory classes and times to competing-risks events. The postdoc will be mentored by Drs. John Hanfelt and Limin Peng in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics.

Ph.D. degree in biostatistics, statistics, or related quantitative field. The following skills are desirable: excellent methodological training in statistics; excellent programming skills in R/SAS and optionally Python or Julia; and excellent written and oral communication skills.

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Job Number 24732

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Public Health

Department SPH: Biostatistics

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Required Documents Cover letter, List of References, Research Interests, Transcripts

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