HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Postdoctoral Fellow in Statistics

Location
Massachusetts, United States
Posted
05 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Jan 2019
Ref
8673
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

School

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area

Statistics

Position Description

Join us as a postdoctoral fellow in Professor Susan Murphy’s Statistical Reinforcement Learning Group. Our research concerns sequential decision making in mobile health, including experimental design and reinforcement learning algorithms. We combine statistical methods with algorithms from reinforcement learning so as to provide inferential tools.

The successful applicant will be expected to develop an innovative research program in sequential decision making. Our lab is involved in a number of mobile health studies in obesity, cardiac health, physical activity, mental illness and substance abuse across the world.
The appointment will be for up to three years with annual renewal based on satisfactory performance and continued availability of funding.

Basic Qualifications

Ph.D. in Statistics, Computer Science, Operations Research, or Electrical Engineering at time of appointment is required.

Contact Information

Jessamyn Jackson
Department of Statistics
Science Center #316
1 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email

jessjackson@fas.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.

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