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Postdoctoral Associate Population Health Biostatistics

Position Information

Position Information:

Working Title: Postdoctoral Associate Population Health Biostatistics
Faculty Rank: Postdoctoral Associate
Posting Number: SR0150131
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, is currently ranked as a Top 25 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 25 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). As the Commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech serves a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8000+ faculty and staff from over 100 countries, and is engaged in research around the world. Invent the Future at Virginia Tech.

Position Summary:

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with strong statistical skills to join our team. The fellow will play a central role in our ongoing project examining health outcomes related to heat exposure in urban and rural communities in Alabama. The fellow will take a leadership role in development of data analysis methods for working with diverse sets of data (e.g. health records, geographic and meteorological datasets, and transcriptomics), with an aim for elucidating health effects related to climate change and different land use patterns. The fellow will be in a highly collaborative and multidisciplinary environment, with opportunities for collaborative work with researchers at Johns Hopkins University Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech Department of Statistics, and other relevant Centers and Departments across the Virginia Tech campus.

Required Qualifications:

PhD in biostatistics, statistics, applied or biomathematics, bioinformatics, engineering or related field.
Candidates should have strong programming skills (R, SAS, or Matlab) and excellent communication and collaborative research skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Priority will be given to candidates who have demonstrated analysis experience in spatial epidemiology.

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

For a complete listing and to apply, please visit www.jobs.vt.edu posting # SR0150131
Interested applicants should attach a CV, cover letter and list of 3 references with names, addresses and contact information.

The position will begin review starting on November 1, 2015 and will remain open until filled.

Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: Up to 3 years of renewal. Renewal is contingent up yearly performance.
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Department: Population Health Science
Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F
Job Posting Date: 09/17/2015
Review Begin Date: 11/01/2015
Job Close Date(if applicable):
Restricted to university employees only? No
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Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/60341

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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