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Postdoctoral Fellow
Rice University in Houston, Texas
Date Posted 09/03/2020
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Title

Postdoctoral Fellow



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Benefits Eligible


Position Summary

Rice University’s department of Statistics is dedicated to the advancement of the scientific discipline of statistics, the innovative application of statistics to meet modern scientific, engineering, and societal challenges, the expert education of students in statistics and other disciplines, and statistical leadership in the local, national, and international communities.
Applications are currently being accepted to fill one full-time, 12-month postdoctoral fellow positions (with a maximum of two annual renewals given continued service) at the Department of Statistics in the School of Engineering, Rice University. Research work will be focus on methodology and applications in environmental statistics and statistical epidemiology.
The proposed starting date is August 1, 2020. The postdoctoral fellows will be mentored by faculty members, Kathy Ensor and Dan Kowal at Rice University and Marie Lynn Miranda of Notre Dame University. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Education Required

Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate


Statistics, applied mathematics, computer science, or a related field

Education Preferred

Experience Required

No experience required.

Experience Preferred

Skills Required

- Knowledge of statistical software packages such as R, SAS, and Python
- Knowledge of statistical analysis methodology such as regression, multilevel models, and Bayesian methods
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as oral presentation skills
- Organization and time management skills
- Ability to work in a collaborative environment
- Ability to work independently and professionally with minimal supervision and direction

Skills Preferred

Physical Demands


Working Conditions

Regular office environment or remote work environment

Security Sensitive

As defined under the Texas Education Code and Rice Policy No. 425, this position is security sensitive and employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Essential Personnel

Position is not considered essential during a campus emergency.

Rice University Standard of Civility

Serves as a representative of the University, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration and discretion in all interactions with other members of the Rice community and with the public.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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Essential Functions

- Researches a general range of topics in environmental and epidemiological statistics
- Develops statistical methodology
- Produces software for reproducible research
- Performs advanced statistical analysis
- Documents, analyzes, and maintains research data
- Publishes and presents research findings
- Provides academic services (ie. teaching classes) to the department as required
- Performs all other duties as assigned

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