Postdoctoral Fellow in Statistics

Massachusetts, United States
06 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Faculty of Arts and Sciences



Position Description

The Department of Statistics invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow with Assistant Professor Tracy Ke. Assistant Professor Ke’s lab focuses on research in high-dimensional data analysis, machine learning, social network analysis, text mining, bioinformatics and statistical genetics. Potential research projects include (but are not limited to) developing statistical methods and theory for large-scale multiple testing, variable selection, spectral clustering, matrix factorization, network community detection and mixed membership estimation, topic modeling and word embedding.

The appointment will be for up to two years with annual renewal based on satisfactory performance and continued availability of funding.

Basic Qualifications

Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, Computer Science, or directly related field at time of appointment is required.

Additional Qualifications

The successful applicant will be expected to have a solid statistical background, research experiences showing independence and innovation, and demonstrated academic writing skills.

Special Instructions

Please upload the following application materials; curriculum vitae, statement of research experience and interests, and names and contact information for three references. Optional Documents; cover letter and up to two representative publications.

The position will remain open until filled, and start date is flexible.

Contact Information

Assistant Professor Tracy Ke
Department of Statistics
Harvard University
1 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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