University of Southern California, LAS - Dept. of Mathematics

Position ID: UoSC-PSRA [#14916]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: LOS ANGELES, California 90089, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Mathematical Statistics, Probability theory and Machine Learning
Application Deadline: 2020/05/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/10/17, finished 2020/08/12, listed until 2020/06/15)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

The Department of Mathematics in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position with an anticipated (but flexible) start date in August 2020. The appointment is for 1 year (12 months) and assumes no teaching load. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or a related area prior to their appointment start date. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with the members of the Statistics group (including Dr. Jay Bartroff, Dr. Larry Goldstein, and Dr. Stanislav Minsker) on problems covering a range of topics in mathematical statistics and statistical learning theory, such as robust algorithms, estimation of covariance matrices, questions in the theory of empirical processes as well as foundations of deep learning. A strong background in probability theory, mathematical statistics and/or related areas such as signal processing is required, and expertise in one of the aforementioned topics is a plus.

To apply, please submit the cover letter, curriculum vitae and the research statement (preferably limited to 5 pages excluding references). Candidates should also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation focusing on applicant’s research. Please submit applications electronically at

In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application: follow this job link:

This is a one-year fixed term position.

Review of applicants will begin on November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

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:
ATTN: Stanislav Minsker
University of Southern California
Department of Mathematics
3620 South Vermont Avenue, KAP 104
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2532

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