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Postdoctoral Fellow in Statistical Modeling
University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho
Date Posted 12/09/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Posting Number SP003133P
Position Title Postdoctoral Fellow in Statistical Modeling
Location Moscow
Division/College University Research (Div)
Department Institute for Modeling Collaboration & Innovation (IMCI)
FLSA Status Overtime Exempt
Employee Category Exempt
Pay Range $52,704 + DOE
Type of Appointment Fiscal year or academic year, depending on chosen candidate
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Position Overview
This postdoctoral researcher will join of group of postdocs that form the Modeling Core within Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation (IMCI). They will bring expertise in statistical modeling to this group with diverse modeling skills. They will participate in research funded by NIH COBRE grant number P20-GM104420. This includes participation on Research Project Grants, Modeling Access Grants, or Pilot Grants funded under this mechanism.

Unit Overview
The Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation (IMCI) is a multidisciplinary, collaborative unit with a goal to foster the convergence of research around modeling. It reports directly to the Office of Research and Economic Development. It strives to create an intellectual, cultural, and physical environment that fosters synergy and promote modeling-based research at the University. A key feature of IMCI is the Modeling Core: a unique group of talented postdoctoral researchers with diverse modeling skills. These postdocs provide modeling services to the community as part of Modeling Access Grants (MAGs). The central idea behind the Modeling Core is that when a group of bright, skilled people share ideas about each other’s work, it will generate stronger, more innovative research. Current areas of expertise include mathematical modeling, statistical modeling, geospatial modeling, and machine learning.
Funding This position is contingent upon the continuation of work and/or funding.
A visa sponsorship is available for the position listed in this vacancy. Uncertain
Internal Posting?

Position Responsibilities

Key Accountability Participate in Modeling Based Research by:
Job Duties
  • Engaging in two to three Research Project Grants, Modeling Access Grants, or Pilot Grants funded under P20-GM104420. 
  • Participating in the Working Group associated with each project. 
  • Independently collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data relevant to each project; working collaboratively to integrate the results of the research.
  • Keeping up-to-date research notebooks and computer files of standard protocols. 

Key Accountability Document and present research results by:
Job Duties
  • Compiling and reporting findings, preparing figures and tables that summarize data and results.
  • Writing manuscripts for publication peer-reviewed journals.
  • Presenting work in Working Groups and Brown Bag Lunch.
  • Participating regularly in IMCI activities including seminars, workshops, and Brown Bag Lunches.

Key Accountability Engage in collaborative activities by:
Job Duties
  • Presenting results in the form of talks or posters at regional, national, and international conferences.
  • Assisting in supervising and training undergraduate and graduate students engaged in projects on which postdoc participates.
  • Initiating new interdisciplinary collaborations at the university.

Required Experience
  • Experience with statistics and statistical modeling demonstrated by publications in the field.
  • Strong computer programming skills.  
  • Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills. 

Required Education
  • Ph.D. by the time of appointment in statistics or a related discipline. 
Required Licensures, Certifications or other
Additional Preferred
  • Experience working on biomedical problems. 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and/or adapt models to new problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience with machine learning techniques.

Physical Requirements
Working Conditions
Degree Requirement Listed degree qualification is required at time of application.

Posting Date 11/29/2021
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
  • Please address required and preferred qualifications in letter of application.
  • Upload up to 3 PDFs of publications or submitted manuscripts into the Other Documents.
  • Please list contact information within the application.
  • Preferential review of applicants will begin on Dec. 14, 2021.
Background Check Statement
Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
EEO Statement

The University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs.

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