Durham, North Carolina

This Position is Fully Grant Funded

School of Medicine:


Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.


Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.


Position Description:


This position is to develop innovative statistical methods to detect treatment effect heterogeneity by using multiple data sources from randomized clinical trials to electronic health record data in the application of mental health (schizophrenia and major depressive disorder) under the supervision of Dr. Hwanhee Hong at Duke University. This project will use methods for meta-analysis, adaptive borrowing across multiple datasets, and personalized medicine. The primary statistical framework that will be considered is Bayesian but not limited to. This project is a collaboration with a research team led by Dr. Elizabeth Stuart at Johns Hopkins University. The selected candidate will have opportunity to learn new statistical methods, develop methodology, lead to both collaborative and methodological projects, and write/co-author manuscripts for high-quality peer-reviewed journals. In addition, this position will have many opportunities to collaborate with other interesting relevant projects within the Department or Duke Clinical Research Institute.  



 Candidates must have the following:

  • A doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics, or related fields with solid training in statistical methods and biomedical research.
  • Experience with Bayesian hierarchical modeling and clinical trial data analysis
  • Basic understanding about causal inference
  • Demonstrated evidence of excellent programming, collaboration, and communication skills are required. 

    The initial term for the appointment is 2 years with the possibility of extensions. Consideration of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted until the position is filled.


    An application should include

  • Cover letter including a brief statement of interest/research and two names of references
  • CV




Minimum Qualifications



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Durham, North Carolina

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