Postdoctoral Research Associate

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department Statistics
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
Requisition Number P17022
Open Date 08/24/2016
Close Date
Benefits Eligible Yes
Position Summary

The Departments of Statistics and of Computer Science at Rice University are seeking candidates for two postdoctoral research associate positions, as part of a recently awarded Research Training Groups in Mathematical Sciences (RTG) grant (http://as102.http.sasm3.net/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1547433).

The successful candidates will work with faculty members and graduate students in both Statistics and Computer Science to develop innovative methodologies for data science. The positions will involve working closely with faculty members to develop and teach a new course on data science that will be offered to graduate and advanced undergraduate students who participate in the Research Training Group. Highly motivated and qualified candidates with research experience in areas such as statistical inference and machine learning are encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in Statistics, Computer Science, or related fields is required. This opportunity is restricted to US Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

Rice University has recently announced a $150 million investment in research excellence, with data science identified as one of the core areas in this investment. As part of this initiative, Rice University is also broadly hiring faculty members (http://datascience.rice.edu) and post-doctoral research associates (http://www.riceacademy.rice.edu/).

Review of applications will begin immediately. Please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a research statement, two representative publications, and contact information for three references. For more information, please contact Phyllis Huitron at Phyllis@rice.edu. The positions will remain open until filled.

Education Required PhD or other Doctoral Degree
Concentration / Degree Type

Statistics, computer science, or related fields is required.

Education Preferred
Experience Required No experience required
Type of Experience
Experience Preferred
Skills Required

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Skills Preferred
Physical Demands

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Working Conditions

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Security Sensitive Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin immediately. Please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, two representative publications (combined under "Other Document), and contact information for three references. For more information, please contact Phyllis Huitron at Phyllis@rice.edu. The positions will remain open until filled.

Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/8321

Job Duties

Job Duty Name Research and Teaching
Description of Job Duty

The position will involve working closely with faculty members to develop and teach a new course on data science that will be offered to graduate and advanced undergraduate students who participate in the Research Training Group.

Percentage of Time 100

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Research Statement
  3. Cover Letter
  4. Other Document
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a PhD or other doctoral degree in statistics, computer science or other related fields?
    • Yes
    • No