Postdoctoral Fellow (Causal Inference)

Denver, CO
Feb 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Anschutz Medical Campus

Colorado School of Public Health

Department of Biostatistics and Informatics


Nature of Work

The Department of Biostatistics and Informatics, Colorado School of Public Health, is seeking a two-year post-doctoral fellow in causal inference, available to start immediately. The focus of this position will be the development and implementation of novel statistical and computational methods motivated by potential applications to observational studies. The work will involve both methodological research with biostatistics faculty and collaboration with biomedical investigators. The incumbent will report directly to Dr. Debashis Ghosh. The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a highly collaborative campus, and the particular collaborative direction will depend on the interests of the applicant.

Specific duties include:

  • Research (70%)
    • Data management
    • Statistical methods development
    • Exploratory data analysis
    • Bioinformatics analysis
  • Statistical computing (10%)
    • R package development
  • Research results (20%)
    • Presentations at conferences
    • Manuscript preparation


Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD/ ScD from an accredited college or university in statistics, biostatistics, computer science or related field at the start of the postdoc.
  • Background in causal inference
  • Minimum of 2 year(s) experience in statistical software R, Matlab, Python or equivalent
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) using the English language
  • The ability to work independently on data analysis and research

Desired or Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with development of R packages or other software
  • Minimum 1 year experience in machine learning methods

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:Questions should be directed to Debashis Ghosh, PhD at

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 08650

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Denver

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 21419 - CSPH-Bio Info General Ops

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Feb 27, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Dr. Debashis Ghosh

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00654874


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