University of Calgary, Mathematics & Statistics

Fellowship ID: 1188-PDFBIO [#13950]
Fellowship Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biostatistics, Department of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of Calgary
Fellowship Type: Postdoctoral
Fellowship Location: Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada [map]
Subject Area: Biostatistics
Application Deadline: 2019/07/10** (listed until 2019/07/10)
Fellowship Description:    

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position opportunity in Biostatistics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Calgary. The successful candidate will work with Drs. Thierry Chekouo (Depts. of Math & Stat and Biochem & Mol Biol), Quan Long (Depts. of Biochem & Mol Biol, Med Genet, and Math & Stat) and Qingrun Zhang (Depts. of Biochem & Mol Biol and Math & Stat) on the development of Bayesian statistical/machine learning methods for the analysis of high-throughput molecular data (i.e., genome, transcriptome, epi-genome, and more). The methods would be able to systematically integrate biomedical/biological knowledge in order to improve the prediction power of clinical outcomes. Domains of applications may include cardiovascular diseases, neurodevelopment disorders and cancer diseases. Postdoctoral fellows in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics are expected to teach up to two courses per year.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop cutting-edge big-data methods tailoring to various application fields to generate practical impact. The supervisors are statisticians with in-depth understanding of domain knowledges. They are members of several research institutes (Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute and O’Brien Institute for Public Health) with access to large-scale medical ‘omics data and collaborators who can experimentally validate statistical predictions.

Qualifications: The successful candidate should have (or is expected to complete by September 2019) a PhD in statistics, biostatistics, mathematics, physics or related discipline. A solid background in statistics or biostatistics, and strong proficiency with scripting and programming languages in one or more of Java, Python, C/C++, R, Stan or BUGS is preferred.

Applications must be received no later than July 10, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The start date is negotiable but preferably on September 1, 2019.

Calgary, Canada’s fastest growing major city, offers a vibrant, multicultural and family-oriented environment with a population of more than one million. Situated near the Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park and Lake Louise, Calgary has great quality of life and outstanding recreational activities. To apply, please email to the supervisors (;; or submit electronically through a single PDF file consisting of • Cover letter • Curriculum vitae • Transcripts • Contact information of at least two referees

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
The University of Calgary
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB
T2N 1N4

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