Postdoctoral Associate
Rockville, MD 
Posted 16 days ago
Job Description

Job Description Summary:
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The Biostatistics Center at the Milken Institute School of Public Health of The George Washington University is an off-campus research facility of The George Washington University located in Rockville, Maryland. The Biostatistics Center serves as the coordinating center for large scale multi-center clinical trials and epidemiological studies funded by federal agencies including the National Institutes of Health. The Biostatistics Center is a leader in the statistical coordination of major medical research programs of national and international scope. Visit our website at: .

The Biostatistics Center invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate appointment for development and application of statistical methods and software for benefit:risk methodologies in clinical trials, observational studies, and diagnostic studies with applications to antibiotic resistance and other areas of medicine. Specific areas of focus will include benefit:risk evaluation using the desirability of outcome ranking (DOOR), partial credit, sequential multiple-assignment randomized trials for comparing personalized antibiotic strategies (SMART COMPASS), and benefit:risk evaluation for diagnostics: a framework (BED-FRAME). The position will be under the joint supervision of Professor Scott Evans and Professor Toshimitsu Hamasaki.

Postdocs will design, organize and conduct specialized and advanced experiments using established scientific protocols, troubleshoot and design new protocols, summarize findings and publish results in research journals, under the general supervision of a faculty member. In some cases, postdocs will assume general responsibility for general scientific operations in the lab, and/or provide supervision and guidance to laboratory staff, trainees and other researchers.

The Postdoctoral Associate will:

* Develop and apply statistical methods, and software for design, monitoring, analysis and reporting of clinical trials using benefit:risk methodologies, and using personalized antibiotic strategy designs
* Collaborate with biostatistics and medical colleagues
* Write scientific articles and research proposals
* Performs other duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

A Postdoctoral Associate:
* holds a PhD or equivalent degree;
* develops skills by participating in scholarly projects that are actively mentored by a member of the university faculty;
* receives financial support in the form of a salary that is typically funded by grants, contracts or departmental funds secured by a faculty mentor; and
* has a limited term of up to five years at GW.
In collaboration with experienced researchers, this role will participate in the planning and conduction of discovery research, data analysis and interpretation, preparation of materials for publication, presentations at conferences and meetings, and may develop new theories and methodologies. This role can expect timely advice as to research directions and career planning for a future independent career.
Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Special Instructions to the Applicant:
Appointments are limited-term and are designed for those who have recently received a doctorate. Appointments are made to academic departments with the approval of the department head and may require senior officer approval. Appointments are usually for not less than one term and are normally not renewed beyond a total of five years. This appointment is not intended for long-term, indefinite, or career appointments.
Minimum Qualifications:
Qualified candidates will hold a Doctoral degree or comparable doctoral degree in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.
Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:
-Experience in analyzing real data, strong programming skills (SAS and R) for software package development, and familiarity with statistical methods.
-Excellent communication and writing skills.
-Interest in developing and applying novel and practical statistical tools for clinical research in antibiotic resistance and other disease areas.
Typical Hiring Range Commensurate with experience.

Campus Location: Rockville, Maryland
College/School/Department: Biostats
Family Research and Labs
Sub-Family Laboratory Research
Stream Individual Contributor
Level Level 3
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Hours Per Week: 35
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Will this job require the employee to work on site? No
Employee Onsite Status Hybrid
Telework: Yes
Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status
Internal Applicants Only? No
Posting Number: R001771
Job Open Date: 11/28/2022
Job Close Date:
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.
EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Required Experience
5+ years
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