Norbert Wiener Postdoctoral Fellowship in Statistics

Massachusetts, United States
23 Apr 2020
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23 Jun 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

NORBERT WIENER POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN STATISTICSInstitute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS)-Statistics and Data Science Center, to perform independent research in statistics and lead activities within IDSS. Qualified candidates will have backgrounds and interests in the broad areas of statistics, ranging from theoretical focus to applications of statistics in various domains in engineering, management, science, life science, and social science.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a Ph.D. (expected or obtained) in statistics, engineering, computer science, operations research, economics, mathematics, or a related field; strong analytical and written communication skills; ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary environment; and a commitment to participating in IDSS activities. Job #18258

In addition to applying online via the MIT HR website with a cover letter and CV, candidates must also submit the following documents in PDF format to Academic Jobs Online at research statement of up to three pages, with references (may include potential avenues of collaboration with IDSS faculty); and the names and addresses of three or more individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. At least one letter-writer should be external to MIT. The letters must also be submitted directly through at

The application deadline is February 1, 2020.

This will be a one-year appointment beginning on September 1, 2020, or a later, mutually agreed upon date, with the possibility of renewal for a second year based upon satisfactory performance.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.