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Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Institution: Rice University
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
Duties: The Montague Lab works on computational models of neuromodulation alongside electrophysiological, electrochemical, and electromagnetic (optically pumped magnetometry) data derived from the conscious human brain. The project aims at the development of novel statistical models for the analysis of such data
Requirements: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in statistics, computer science, applied mathematics, or a related field
   
Text: Skip to Main Content alternate_text_here Home Search Jobs Applicant Interest Cards Create Account Log In Help About Rice Annual Security Report Houston: It's Cooler Than You Think Take a Virtual Tour of Rice Rice University Privacy Notice Postdoctoral Research Associate | | Posting Details Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate Department Statistics Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Requisition Number P20083 Open Date 03/12/2020 Close Date Benefits Eligible Yes Position Summary The Department of Statistics is looking to fill a postdoctoral position beginning July 1, 2020. The postdoctoral fellow will join Dr. Marina Vannucci’s research group. The research is part of an ongoing collaborative effort with Read Montague’s lab at Virginia Tech:https://research.vtc.vt.edu/people/read-montague/. The Montague Lab works on computational models of neuromodulation alongside electrophysiological, electrochemical, and electromagnetic (optically pumped magnetometry) data derived from the conscious human brain. The project aims at the development of novel statistical models for the analysis of such data. Dr. Vannucci’ research is focused on the development of Bayesian statistical models for complex problems, with particular emphasis on problems from neuroimaging, neuroscience, engineering and large-scale genomics. The Montague lab conducts leading-edge research on the dynamics of neurotransmitter delivery and action in the human brain and the connection of these dynamics to reinforcement learning models. This position is an excellent opportunity for a statistically-oriented person to conduct research in Neuroscience and expand the biological problems to which their training can be applied. We are seeking candidates who have demonstrated ability to lead and/or work collaboratively in teams comprised of individuals of diverse backgrounds, skills, and perspectives. Consistent with the National Research Council’s report, Convergence: Facilitating Transdisciplinary Integration of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Beyond, we are seeking candidates who have demonstrated ability to work in research groups that integrate the knowledge, tools, and ways of thinking from engineering, mathematics, and computational, natural, social and behavioral sciences to solve societal problems using a convergent approach. We seek greater representation of women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans in disciplines in which they have historically been underrepresented; to attract international students from a wider range of countries and backgrounds; to accelerate progress in building a faculty and staff who are diverse in background and thought; and we support an inclusive environment that fosters interaction and understanding within our diverse community. The George R. Brown School of Engineering ranks among the top 20 of undergraduate engineering programs (US News & World Report) and is strongly committed to nurturing the aspirations of faculty, staff and students in an inclusive environment. Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. Education Required PhD or other Doctoral Degree Major/Discipline Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in statistics, computer science, applied mathematics, or a related field Education Preferred Experience Required No experience required Experience Preferred Candidates with demonstrated track record of research excellence as indicated by peer reviewed publications and presentations. In addition to scientific competence, the position requires creativity, leadership, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams. Skills Required - Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as oral presentation skills - Organization and time management skills - Knowledge of modern research methods, data collection and analyses - Able to work in a collaborative environment - Able to work independently and professionally with minimal supervision and direction Skills Preferred Physical Demands none Working Conditions Regular office 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 Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/23221 Essential Functions - Documents, analyzes, and maintains research data - Works in R and Python - Works on modeling, multivariate data, statistical learning and big data - Performs all other duties as assigned Job Duties Job Duty Name Research Description of Job Duty - Documents, analyzes, and maintains research data - Supports project management and collaboration across institutions or disciplines - Designs and implements research protocols; adapts new procedures, methods or instrumentation relative to research procedures - Performs all other duties as assigned Percentage Of Time 100 Applicant Documents Required Documents Cover Letter Resume Research Statement Publications List Letter of Support Optional Documents Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * Have you completed all the requirements of a PhD or other doctoral degree in statistics, computer science, applied mathematics, or a related field, including defense and final submission of thesis? Yes No Will have degree conferred before the start of the appointment 6100 Main, Houston, Texas 77005-1892 | Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1892, Houston, Texas 77251-1892 Return to the Top    Copyright @ PeopleAdmin
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