University of Calgary, Mathematics & Statistics

1188 18154Position ID: 1188-BIOSTAT1 [#18154]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Position in Biostatistics
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada [map]
Subject Area: Biostatistics
Application Deadline: 2021/10/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/09/13, listed until 2021/12/31)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Applications are invited for a full-time postdoctoral fellow position in Biostatistics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Calgary. The successful candidate will work with Drs. Thierry Chekouo, Hua Shen and Jingjing Wu on the development of new statistical methods for the analysis of complex data arising from public health and medical research. Examples of possible projects include integrative statistical methods for omics data, complex outcome data (e.g., survival data, recurrent events, mixed outcomes, etc.), high dimensional data, missing data or data with measurement errors. Possible domains of applications include diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, osteoarthritis and obesity. Specific research topics of the successful candidate could be flexible, subject to the mutual interests of the candidate and the supervisors.  

Subject to budgetary restrictions and satisfactory performance, these positions are renewable for a second year. This position is supported by the supervisors’ research grants and departmental teaching supplements. Postdoctoral fellows in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics are expected to teach up to two courses per academic year.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in statistics, biostatistics or related discipline within the past three years (after September 2018) or expected to receive by October 2021. A solid background in statistics or biostatistics is required, and high proficiency with scripting and programming language in one or more of R, python, C/C++, Stan or BUGS is highly preferred. 

Applications should be received ideally before October 31, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The start date is negotiable but preferably on or before January 1, 2022. To apply, please submit electronically through A complete application should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, transcripts, up to three representative publications (optional), and three reference letters with at least one addressing teaching capability.

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.

How to apply
Applications can be submitted electronically through and consist of:
  • Cover letter, including the name(s) and justification of the target research group
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research Statement
  • Transcripts
  • Three (3) letters of reference, at least one addressing teaching.

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:
MS 476, 2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary, AB
T2N 1N4

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