Job Title: Statistics Postdoctoral Fellowship – Harvard University

Date of Postdoc Position Posting: 12/2/21

Postdoctoral Position Discipline: Mathematics – Statistics

Position Description

The Department of Statistics invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow with Assistant Professor Pragya Sur. Dr. Sur’s lab focuses on research in high-dimensional statistics and statistical machine learning. Potential research projects include (but are not limited to) developing statistical theory and methods for high-dimensional transfer learning; learning from large-scale (potentially) heterogeneous training data arising from multiple studies/environments/sources; causal inference in high dimensions; high-dimensional Bayesian inference; understanding properties of ensemble learning algorithms used in the analysis of large-scale datasets, e.g. boosting, neural networks, etc.

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

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Statistics, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Machine Learning, or a directly related field at time of appointment is required.

Desired Qualifications

The successful applicant will be expected to have a solid background in statistics and probability theory, research experience showing independence and innovation, and demonstrated academic writing skills.

Additional Position Details

  • Opportunity for teaching: Yes
  • Opportunity for supervision/mentoring: Yes
  • Opportunity for community outreach and engagement: Yes

How to Apply:

Please upload the following application materials to; 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.

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