Department of Mathematics, Duke University, and

Position ID: Duke-MATHSTAT [#10207]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics and Statistics
Starting Date: 2017/07/01
Application Deadline: 2017/06/01* finished (posted 2017/04/04, listed until 2017/06/30)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

We invite applicants for a Postdoctoral Associate position joint in the Departments of Mathematics and Statistical Science at Duke University. The postdoc will work with Professors David Dunson, Paul Bendich and John Harer on developing new data analytic and statistical methodology for analysis of high-dimensional and complex data. A particular focus will be on methods that exploit geometric and topological structure in the data to improve efficiency and insight. In addition, an emphasis will be on probability modeling approaches, which characterize uncertainty in statistical learning and inferences, including Bayesian methods. The research will be driven by important applications in neuroscience, defense and other areas, and will attempt to develop broad new theoretically justified methodology that has a direct practical impact.

Requirements include a PhD in mathematics, statistics or a closely related field. In addition, applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. The candidate will be hired as part of a program funded by the NSF Research Training Grant "Structure in Complex Data," which establishes an extensive program of research and education in the mathematics and statistics needed to analyse modern data. Teaching expectation is one course per semester.

Applicants are asked to submit (a) an AMS standard coversheet; (b) cover letter; (c) a vita; (d) a research statement describing current and past research; and (e) a teaching statement. The applicant should request at least four letters of recommendation, including one that evaluates the applicant's teaching. These letters should be uploaded, by their authors, at or sent to the Duke University Department of Mathematics by late May.

The AMS Standard Cover Sheet should be completed online at Applicants are encouraged to submit all of their materials electronically at this site. Applicants who do not have internet access may mail their materials to: Appointments Committee Department of Mathematics, Box 90320, Duke University Durham, NC 27708-­0320

Applications received by June 1, 2017 will be guaranteed full consideration; early application is advisable.

Duke University seeks to build a diverse faculty: women and under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Appointments Committee
Department of Mathematics
Box 90320 Duke University
Durham, NC 27708

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