Rice University’s Department of Statistics is dedicated to the advancement of the scientific discipline of statistics, the innovative application of statistics to meet modern scientific, engineering, and societal challenges, the expert education of students in statistics and other disciplines, and statistical leadership in the local, national, and international communities.
Applications are currently being accepted to fill two full-time, 12-month postdoctoral fellow positions (with a maximum of two annual renewals given continued service) at the Department of Statistics in the School of Engineering, Rice University or at the Biostatistics Department at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Research work will be done on a general range of topics in biostatistics, bioinformatics and stochastic modeling of cancer.
The proposed starting date is July 1, 2020 or earlier. This is funded from an NIH-NCI T32 NCI Grant that requires US citizenship or US residency. The postdoctoral fellows will be mentored by qualified faculty members at Rice University or MD Anderson Cancer Center with possible co-mentorship from other institutions of the Texas Medical Center. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
Ph.D. degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science or a related field.
US citizens or US permanent residents only.
Extensive experience with R and Python is strongly desirable.
Candidates should also have a background in modeling, multivariate data, statistical learning and working with big data.
Additional Salary Information: standard NIH salary cap
Internal Number: 20085
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About Rice University
The George R. Brown School of Engineering ranks among the top 20 of undergraduate engineering programs (US News & World Report) and is strongly committed to nurturing the aspirations of faculty, staff and students in an inclusive environment.
We are seeking candidates who have demonstrated ability to lead and/or work collaboratively in teams comprised of individuals of diverse backgrounds, skills, and perspectives. Consistent with the National Research Council’s report, Convergence: Facilitating Transdisciplinary Integration of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Beyond, we are seeking candidates who have demonstrated ability to work in research groups that integrate the knowledge, tools, and ways of thinking from engineering, mathematics, and computational, natural, social and behavioral sciences to solve societal problems using a convergent approach.
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