Postdoctoral Research Fellow / Research Associate Position in Data Science

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
Friday, 14 August 2020
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 14 October 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Postdoctoral Research Fellow / Research Associate Position in Data Science and Smartphone-Based Digital Phenotyping
School    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Department/Area    Biostatistics

Position Description    
The Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, is seeking candidates with a Ph.D. in biostatistics,  applied mathematics, statistical physics, computer science, or a related quantitative field for a two-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow or Research Associate position to work on a digital women’s health study. For general details of the study, including study investigators, please see https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/harvard-apple-nih-study/.

The researcher will work as part of a large interdisciplinary team consisting of epidemiologists, clinicians, biostatisticians, computer scientists, and biomedical engineers to develop and apply methods to data collected by a smartphone or wearable device. This is a very exciting research area for anyone with a serious interest in temporally dense, high-dimensional data and its applications in women’s health. Methodologic challenges within this context will include dealing with missing data and dropout, the development of multi-stage sampling strategies for validation sub-studies, as well as the potential to develop novel data integration methods that link survey and passively collected data with other data types. 

Basic Qualifications     
Doctoral degree in biostatistics or statistics, computer science, applied mathematics, statistical physics, or a related quantitative field. Excellent programming skills in Python is essential, and familiarity with big data analysis frameworks, such as Apache Spark, is advantageous. Must be able to work independently and in a team environment and must have strong communication skills. Appointment at the research fellow or associate will depend on prior experience of the successful candidate. 

Additional Qualifications    

Special Instructions    

Contact Information    
Academic questions regarding this position can be sent to JP Onnela (onnela@hsph.harvard.edu

Contact Email    biostat_postdoc@hsph.harvard.edu 

Equal Opportunity Employer     
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Minimum Number of References Required    2   
Maximum Number of References Allowed    5