US: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Biostatistics at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available immediately in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD) of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC), Seattle, WA. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. The FHCRC provides a highly interactive and supportive environment for junior investigators to grow and develop their future career; it consistently ranks in the top 20 best places to work for postdocs, as surveyed by The Scientist.

Responsibilities 

The successful applicant will work primarily on statistical methods development for research related to the use of biomarkers and surrogate endpoints in cancer and HIV AIDS. Data collected by the HIV Vaccine Trial Network (HVTN) studies and the cancer Early Detection and Research Network (EDRN) will be used as a basis for the methodological works. The applicant will also have the opportunity to carry out collaborative projects relevant for biomarker evaluation to present and publish research results.

Qualifications 

PhD degree in biostatistics/statistics; strong theoretical background and programming skills; strong oral and written communication skills; strong independent problem solving skills. Excellence in R is required. Proficiency in C/C++ a plus. Experience with missing data methods, variable selection, biomarker evaluation, high-dimensional data methods, causal inference, survival analysis, or clinical study design a plus.

Full time position, salary based on NIH scale + excellent benefits.

Position open until filled.

To apply: send a cover letter describing your research interests and interest in the position, with CV and names of three references.

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