Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biostatistics and Medical Informatics

WorkplaceMadison, Wisconsin, USA
Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Biostatistics and Medical Informatics Until filled

Requirements: The laboratory of Dr. Jiwei Zhao at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is now inviting applications for a postdoctoral position in clinical biostatistics and statistical learning. The candidate should have a PhD degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Clinical Biostatistics, or a related quantitative field. The following qualifications are not required, but highly valued: (a) strong background and training in statistical theory and methodology; (b) proficiency/experience in R-package development using computer languages such as C/C++ or Python; (c) excellent oral and written communication skills.

Job Duties: The candidate will receive balanced training in both methodological and interdisciplinary research. The candidate will have the flexibility to pursue methodological topics with Dr. Zhao’s ongoing areas of research (such as missing data, clinical trial, patient-reported outcomes, electronic health records, semi-supervised learning, transfer learning, data privacy) or develop a new project with Dr. Zhao and his statistical collaborators (such as faculty members at Department of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics of UW-Madison, Department of Statistics of UW-Madison, Department of Statistics of Penn State, Department of Statistics and Data Science of Cornell). The candidate will have plenty of opportunities to conduct interdisciplinary research with Dr. Zhao’s scientific collaborators at UW-Madison and elsewhere. The candidate will also have the opportunity to attend scientific conferences and meetings with Dr. Zhao’s support. Dr. Zhao’s lab has a collaborative, kind and inclusive culture, which allows everyone can do their best work. The overarching goal of this hire is to cultivate the candidate’s eventual independence and future career success. The lab has high standards for rigor, quality, and ethics and lab members help each other meet these requirements. The position is available immediately. The initial appointment is 1 year with renewal for an additional 1-2 years by mutual agreement. The salary and benefit packages for this position are very competitive. Interested candidates should send their CV and any other documents that provide evidence of their qualifications to this position to Dr. Jiwei Zhao ( Direct any other inquiries about the position to The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Begin Date: immediately
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: very competitive

Jiwei Zhao

In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 2254782.