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The Social Data Science Center (SoDa) at the University of Maryland is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher with a background in survey statistics, statistical disclosure control, and data privacy. The successful applicant will work in a project on differential privacy for surveys funded by the U.S. Census Bureau and conducted in close collaboration with researchers from Georgetown University, Boston University, and Harvard University. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. The position will be located at the University of Maryland College Park. The contract duration will be 12 months.
An earned doctoral degree in statistics or a related field is required.
Criteria for selection include a demonstrated research ability in survey statistics and data confidentiality, strong computational skills and a good knowledge of the R programming language, commitment to collaborative research, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Candidates should have experience and expertise in working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds. A background in computer science and knowledge of Python is a plus.
Applications should include a personal statement of background and experience relevant to the position; a signed, dated Curriculum Vitae; and names and addresses (including e-mail) of 3-5 references.
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
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