Duke University, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

Position ID:Duke-Biostatistics & Bioinformatics-POSTDOC19 [#14468]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate-Biostatistics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27710, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Biostatistics / Biostatistics, Clinical Trials
Appl Deadline:2020/03/31 11:59PMhelp popup filled (posted 2019/09/05, updated 2020/02/17)
Position Description:    

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Postdoctoral Associate – Biostatistics

Duke University is seeking several successful postdoctoral associates in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (www.biostat.duke.edu). Duke University is regularly ranked among the top research institutions in the US and worldwide. It is located in Durham, North Carolina.

Position Description: The objectives of these projects are: to identify and validate surrogate endpoints of overall survival using data from cancer clinical trials in men; to identify and validate predictive biomarkers of clinical outcomes in cancer; update prognostic model of overall survival by integrating molecular and GWAS data; and study relationship of high dimensional molecular data (RNA, DNA and GWAS data) and clinical outcomes.

These projects will lead to both collaborative and methodological publications in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals. The selected candidates will have the opportunity to learn new statistical methods and applying new skills to the projects, testing for surrogacy, building prognostic models, validating models, developing methodology and co-authoring manuscripts. Other opportunities include gaining experience with writing manuscripts and grant proposals.

Qualifications: Candidates must have the following: a doctoral degree in statistics or biostatistics; solid training in statistical methods; and experience in analyzing clinical trials data. The applicant must have excellent communication skills (verbal and written), strong programming skills in R with proficiency in UNIX/Linux system. Being able to work as part of a team as well as independently are important skills. For the meta-analysis project, Bayesian background with experience in hierarchical modeling and mixed effect models is preferred. For the other positions, knowledge in longitudinal and survival analysis, machine learning, bioinformatics methods in –omics data are desired.

Benefits: Visit the Duke University Office of Postdoctoral Service website at http://www.postdoc.duke.edu and Duke HR website at www.hr.duke.edu for details.

Application Deadline: If interested in this position, please apply online on the Duke HR website using the following link:


Consideration of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the positions are filled. Interviews will be conducted until the positions are filled and appointments will be made for two-years.

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