Postdoctoral Fellow

Post-doctoral Associate in causal inference, machine learning, and heath-care analytics at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University 

Position: The post-doc will work with Dr. Yi Qian (https://www.sauder.ubc.ca/people/yi-qian or https://users.nber.org/~yiqian/), Dr. Hui Xie (https://www.sfu.ca/fhs/about/people/profiles/hui-xie.html) on research projects funded by Canadian Tri-councils (Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada). The research will focus on applying, developing, and implementing novel statistical methods for causal inference, integrative data analysis, and machine learning with large administrative health and economic data. In addition to new methods development and evaluations, the job responsibilities include software development (mostly in R), possibly theory development, simulation studies, real data analysis, and writing manuscripts.

The annually renewable appointment is for 1-2 years, possibly extendable to year 3, conditional on satisfactory performance and funding availability. Salary is competitive and commeasurable with experience and qualifications.

Due to the proprietary data story and strict confidentiality, the post-doc has to work in-person at the designated location on campus, so candidates with Canadian status will be given preference.

Qualifications: A PhD degree in Economics, Marketing, Biostatistics/Statistics, or a related field, strong computing/programming and communication skills, and previous research experience in at least one of 1) causal inference, 2) quantitative economics and marketing, and 3) machine learning, and 4) a related topic (e.g. Big Data) are required.

Deadline: The position is open until filled. To apply for the position, please email a cover letter and a current CV to yi.qian@sauder.ubc.ca or xiehuix@sfu.ca

 
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