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Postdoctoral Fellowship at Rice University

Postdoctoral Fellowship at Rice University in the United States

Country: USA
City: Texas
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Rice University Department of Statistics calls application for Postdoctoral Fellowship.

The department is dedicated to the advancement of the scientific discipline of statistics, the innovative application of statistics to meet modern scientific, engineering, and societal challenges, the expert education of students in statistics and other disciplines, and statistical leadership in the local, national, and international communities.

Position Summary

This intern will fill one full-time, 12-month postdoctoral fellow position (with a maximum of two annual renewals given continued service) at the Department of Statistics in the School of Engineering, Rice University. Research work will be a focus on methodology and applications in environmental statistics and statistical epidemiology. The proposed starting date is August 1, 2020. The postdoctoral fellows will be mentored by faculty members, Kathy Ensor and Dan Kowal at Rice University and Marie Lynn Miranda of Notre Dame University. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Essential Functions

  • Researches a general range of topics in environmental and epidemiological statistics.
  • Develops statistical methodology.
  • Produces software for reproducible research.
  • Performs advanced statistical analysis.
  • Documents, analyzes, and maintains research data.
  • Publishes and presents research findings.
  • Provides academic services (ie. teaching classes) to the department as necessary.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


Candidates must have the following qualifications in order to be eligible for this Postdoctoral Fellowship at Rice University

  • Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in Statistics, applied mathematics, computer science, or a related field.
  • Knowledge of statistical software packages such as R, SAS, and Python.
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis methodology such as regression, multilevel models, and Bayesian methods.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as oral presentation skills.
  • Organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to work independently and professionally with minimal supervision and direction.

Rice University 

William Marsh Rice University, commonly known as Rice University, is a private research university with an undergraduate focus in Houston, Texas. The university is situated on a 300-acre (121 ha) campus near the Houston Museum District and is adjacent to the Texas Medical Center. The university has a very high level of research activity, with $156 million in sponsored research funding in 2019.[10] Rice is noted for its applied science programs in the fields of artificial heart research, structural chemical analysis, signal processing, space science, and nanotechnology. In 2010, it was ranked first in the world in materials science research by Times Higher Education (THE).

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline31 August,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerRice University



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