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Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.

Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

Postdoctoral Associate in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

Duke University is seeking a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics ( within the School of Medicine. Duke University is regularly ranked among the top research institutions in the US and worldwide. Duke University School of Medicine is ranked among country’s top 10 medical schools and is located in Durham, North Carolina.

Position Description: The overall goal of this position funded by a new 5-year NIH project ( is to: (1) develop inference and dynamic prediction models using a wide variety of data, including clinical, wearable devices, neuroimaging, and –omics data from electronic health record, registry, and research initiatives; and (2) develop and apply novel statistical models to investigate gene by environment interactions and to utilize bioinformatics resourcesand high -dimensional –omics data to elucidate the biological significance of the statistical analysis. The postdoctoral associate, under the mentorship of Dr. Sheng Luo, is required to work on at least one of these objectives. The application areas include neurological diseases, aging research, cardiovascular diseases, and radiology. The work will involve both methodological research with biostatistics faculty and collaboration with biomedical investigators.

Requirements and Expectations: A Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, statistical genetics or other related disciplines is required.Strong interest, research background and experience in the methodology research infunctional data analysis, high-dimensional variable selection, longitudinal and survival analysis, machine/deep learning, bioinformatics methods in -omics data are preferred. Demonstrated evidence of excellent programming, collaboration,and communication skills.

Compensation and Benefits: We offer very competitive salary and excellent benefits . Visit the Duke University Office of Postdoctoral Service website at and Duke HR website at for details.

Start Date: Negotiable

Application: Please apply online on the Duke HR website. Upload your CV, contact information for 2-3 references, and a cover letter addressing your research interests. An optional Research Statement (one page or longer) is encouraged.

Min Degree Requirements: Relevant Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g. Sc.D.,M.D.,D.V.M.). If the candidate has completed all of the requirements for a degree, but the degree has not been formally conferred; the candidate may present evidence of completion of the degree requirements, together with a statement documenting the date on which the degree is to be conferred. Other Credential/Experiential Requirements: This position is limited to those with no more than 5 years combined of Duke and external postdoctoral experience, or no more than 4 years of Duke experience if that is the only postdoctoral experience.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.




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Posted: 2/17/2021
Application Due: 2/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time