Skip to main content

Postdoctoral Scholar – Statistics & Applied Probability (COVID-19 prediction modeling)

Position overview

Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar
Percent time: 100 %
Anticipated start: April- June 2022
Position duration: (1) year with a possible second (1) year reappointment based on continuation of funding and performance

Application Window

Open date: February 22nd, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, Apr 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Sep 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

A postdoctoral position is available in the research group of Professor Yuedong Wang in the Department of Statistics & Applied Probability at the University of California Santa Barbara. The postdoctoral researcher will contribute to projects on prediction modeling for COVID-19 infection in dialysis patients.

The project is funded by the National Institute of Health and involves three principal investigators at UCSB, University of Pennsylvania, and Renal Research Institute. Applicants with expertise in statistics, biostatistics, and data science are especially encouraged.

Postdoctoral appointments are full-time training programs of advanced academic preparation and research training under the mentorship of a faculty member.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity & excellence of the academic community through teaching, research and service.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit an optional statement on Contributions to Diversity.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

To apply for this position(s), Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation in Statistics, Biostatistics, Data Science, or a related discipline at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

PhD conferred by the anticipated appointment start date.

Preferred qualifications

Prior experience would be viewed especially favorably in the areas of statistical methods with electronic health records, longitudinal analysis, and prediction modeling. Strong programming skills in either Python or R are desirable.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Applicants should provide the names and contact information for 3 or more references and must request letters of reference within the system in order to complete application requirements.

Apply link:

Help contact:

Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA