Columbia University, Department of Statistics, and

Position ID: 2415-DPF [#15358]
Position Title: Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in Statistics
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: New York, New York 10027, United States
Application Deadline: finished (2019/12/04, finished 2020/12/05, listed until 2020/06/04)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Statistics invites applications for Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships in Statistics. These fellowships seek to bring exceptional scientists of outstanding potential to Columbia University. These two-year fellowships, with no teaching obligations, are to begin between July and September 2020. The Fellows will hold the rank of postdoctoral research scientist in the Department of Statistics. A competitive annual salary will be supplemented with generous funding for conference travel and research support.

Applications in all areas of statistics and probability will be considered: the primary selection criterion will be the candidates’ exceptional promise to produce high quality and visible research. Candidates must have a PhD in statistics or related field by the date of appointment. Fellows will be expected to pursue a vigorous research agenda and to participate actively in the intellectual life of the Department.

The Department currently consists of 35 faculty members and 59 PhD students. The department has been expanding rapidly and, like the University itself, is an extraordinarily vibrant academic community. We are especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. For further information about the department and our activities, centers, research areas, and curricular programs, please go to our web page at

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer —Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

All applications must be submitted through Columbia’s online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS) at:

The application must include the following:

• A cover letter that explains your motivation for applying for this position and indicates your choice of mentors from the statistics faculty.

• A curriculum vitae (including a list of publications)

• A brief research statement that summarizes current research interests, past accomplishments, and future research goals. It should contain a short proposal for the research activities you plan to conduct while at Columbia.

• The names of 3 references—references will be asked to upload letters of recommendation in RAPS.

Review of applications begins on January 13, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries may be made to

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer —Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

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Contact: Dood Kalicharan
Postal Mail:
Department of Statistics
1255 Amsterdam Ave.
Room 1005 SSW, MC 4690
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027
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