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Biostatistician, Radiation Effects Research Foundation - Hiroshima, Japan

Location: Radiation Effects Research Foundation - Hiroshima, Japan
Department: Div on Earth & Life Studies
Job Req #: 120058
Basic Requirements: U.S. citizenship. Earned Ph.D. degree (or equivalent degree/experience) in biostatistics, bioinformatics, or statistics. Demonstrated record of productivity in a relevant research field commensurate with the level of appointment. Good oral and written communication skills. Ability to relocate to Japan. Strong interest and experience in applied statistics with an emphasis on biostatistics desired. Experience in one or more of the following: radiation dosimetry modeling; risk estimation/hazard function modeling; analysis of longitudinal data; design and analysis of epidemiologic studies (cohort, nested case-control, gene-environment interactions); statistical methods for analysis of high-dimensional (e.g., DNA sequencing, microarray) data also desired.

Description

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) seeks a scientist to fill a biostatistics position at the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF) in Hiroshima, Japan. The primary responsibilities of this position are statistical consulting on the design of radiation research protocols and analysis of research data in consultation with RERF epidemiologists, clinical researchers, and laboratory scientists, with additional independent research on related statistical methodologies and applications. Candidates must be U.S. citizens; hold an earned Ph.D. degree (or equivalent degree/experience) in biostatistics, bioinformatics, or statistics; and have a demonstrated record of productivity in a relevant research field commensurate with the level of appointment. The appointment can be made at any career level (postdoc to senior scientist) for a minimum of one year but preferably for a two-year renewable appointment. Please contact Dr. Kevin Crowley at NAS (kcrowley@nas.edu) or Dr. Harry Cullings at RERF (cullings@rerf.or.jp) for additional information.

RERF is a bi-national foundation supported by the governments of Japan and the United States, the latter represented by the U.S. Department of Energy, and is a global leader in the study of long-term effects of radiation exposure on human health and its interactions with genes, lifestyle, and environment. Established as the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) in 1947, RERF studies the health of Japanese atomic bombing survivors in three large cohorts: Life Span Study, Adult Health Study, and a study of survivor offspring (F1 Study). The NAS established the ABCC at the request of the U.S. Government and has a long-standing cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy to recruit and hire U.S. scientists to work at RERF.

Position Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to spend at least 75% time on statistical consulting duties, primarily to assist in the design of radiation research protocols, analysis and interpretation of data, and development of publications in consultation with epidemiologists, clinical researchers, and laboratory scientists; and the remaining time on independent research on statistical methodology development on study design, data analysis, and mathematical modeling pertinent to RERF’s research on radiation health effects. Manuscript preparation, editing, and oral presentations are important responsibilities of this position.



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