The Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate who will work on a NIH-funded project with Drs. Hua Yen Chen and Mary Turyk.
The primary responsibility of this position is to work on an NIH-funded project to develop innovative statistical methods for the analysis of environmental health data. Specifically, the successful applicant will work with the PIs and other co-investigators of the project on methodology development and software implementation, and application of the methods with the developed software to the analysis of a range of environmental health data.
The postdoctoral research associate will have opportunities to participate in the study of the proposed methods, develop and test software programs, interact with other researchers in this project in writing, presenting, and publishing peer-reviewed scientific papers.
The postdoctoral research associate will also receive training to work collaboratively with biostatisticians, epidemiologists, and environmental researchers, while working on the current project and be prepared for a future career in academic and/or research institutes, or relevant industries.
The successful candidate must have a doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics, or related quantitative fields, and strong programming skills. Interest in environmental statistics is necessary. Experiences in statistical methodology development is preferred. Additionally, strong background in theoretical development in areas such as graphical model, random matrix theory, asymptotic and non-asymptotic statistics for high-dimensional data is a plus.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience
Internal Number: JOBID: 116408
About University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health
The division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (EPI-BIO) comprises two separate teaching programs in the School of Public Health (SPH).
Epidemiology, the basic science of public health, studies the distribution and determinants of disease and other health-related events. Epidemiologic methods help us establish links between risk factors and disease, clarify disease distributions, elucidate the natural history of diseases, assess the effectiveness of public health interventions, and evaluate the use of health resources.
Biostatistics refers the development and application of statistical methods in biology, medicine, public health, and other life sciences. Such methods allow us to better characterize public health problems, and to draw important inferences about them. Along with designing studies, students learn how to manage, analyze, and interpret data in a way that illuminates the complexities of public health.
EPI-BIO offers a wide range of degrees, helping students gain professional expertise while honing their research skills.