Postdoctoral Scholar - The Center for Targeted Learning - The School of Public Health
Position: Postdoctoral Scholar - Employee Location: University of California, Berkeley, CA Salary: Commensurate with experience Target start date: Fall 2020
The School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a Post-doctoral Scholar research opening for data-scientist interested in machine learning and causal inference methods. This is a full-time position with an expected start date in fall 2020. The position will be funded for a minimum of 1 year at 100% FTE and will be supervised by Professor Mark van der Laan and Professor Maya Petersen.
The Center for Targeted Learning in the School of Public Health is recruiting for a postdoctoral scholar position in support of the aims in an NIH-RO1-grant on the development and application of statistical methodology for adaptive designs. In particular, it involves the development and application of a data adaptive surveillance system involving random sampling and testing for infectious diseases such as COVID-ID and HIV. In addition, it involves extending these adaptive surveillance systems to also include adaptive learning of (optimal) intervention strategies. These adaptive designs involve learning from the past, adjusting the sampling/test/treatment randomization probabilities, and online estimators with inference for various causal queries and measures of performance about the system one observes over time.
Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on UC Berkeley Postdoc salary scales. The University of California, Berkeley offer Postdoctoral Scholars a generous health and welfare package through Gallagher Benefit Services, more information can be found here: https://clients.garnett-powers.com/pd/uc/
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UC Postdocs are exclusively represented by the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) local (5810).
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