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Postdoctoral Research Fellow (#602)

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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a post-doctoral research fellow in Biostatistics to begin in January 2018. Qualifications include a doctoral degree in Statistics, Biostatistics or a related field, demonstrated proficiency in R, and a commitment to scholarship.

The post-doc will join a collaborative team of investigators to work on statistical methods for the genomics of cardiometabolic disease. Under the direct supervision of Dr. Foulkes, the post-doc will:

  • Develop and implement new statistical methodologies;
  • Assist in the writing and presentation of manuscripts demonstrating the new methodologies and their applications;
  • Write R code and associated documentation for submission to CRAN;
  • Attend weekly lab meetings;
  •  Support the supervision of advanced undergraduates in research projects.

Additional opportunities for undergraduate-level teaching are available but not required. 

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half of the faculty are women and one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references by 11/15/2017 for full consideration.

This is a one-year position, renewable contingent upon available funding. The post-doctoral research fellow will receive support from an award from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences which includes an annual stipend of $47, 500.

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of institutional excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups, including faculty, staff, and administration of color, diverse gender identities, first generation college students and individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college, and individuals with a demonstrated leadership commitment to including diverse backgrounds and perspectives.