Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of British Columbia


Job Class
School Non Bargaining

Job Title
Postdoctoral Analysis Fellow

Stringhini Laboratory Faculty of Inhabitants and Public Well being School of Medication (Silvia Stringhini)

Posting Finish Date
March 5, 2024

Notice: Functions will probably be accepted till 11:59 PM on the day previous to the Posting Finish Date above.

Job Finish Date
Apr 30, 2025

Hours per week will probably be 32 (80% FTE).

Annual pay vary primarily based on 80% FTE: $48,000 to 60,000.

(Hours per week and an annual pay vary of 80% FTE are negotiable primarily based on expertise.)

Dr. Stringhini’s s lab is in search of a extremely certified half time information scientist to contribute to the event of our analysis program on lifecourse socio-economic determinants of well being and ageing within the position of Postdoctoral Analysis fellow. The best candidate may have sturdy quantitative abilities, familiarity with pc programming, and documented organizational skills. A wonderful publication data is fascinating, in addition to a willingness to study massive scale multi-cohort information and a need to unravel issues related to human well being are important. The profitable candidate will probably be employed for an preliminary time period of 1 12 months, with the potential of renewal.

The Postdoctoral Analysis Fellow will report on to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Silvia Stringhini. The mission of Stringhini’s Lab is to grasp the affect of socioeconomic circumstances throughout the lifecourse on trajectories of well being and ageing from delivery to middle-to-old age. We leverage large-scale population-level biobank information and cohorts, with a serious concentrate on longitudinal information and biomarkers/omics information, and we work on the interface of epidemiology, social sciences, statistics, bioinformatics, and genetics.

Housed inside the School of Medication, the Faculty of Inhabitants and Public Well being (SPPH) is an modern unit that encompasses most of the health-related groupings at UBC as a collaborative enterprise. The Faculty is structured round 4 divisions: Occupational and Environmental Well being; Well being Companies and Coverage; Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Well being Apply; and Well being in Populations. The ensuing mixture of professions and disciplines is seen as a way of connecting people and learners to impress the connection between well being analysis, public well being and well being providers and to boost studying.

The first actions of the Postdoctoral Analysis Fellow embody:

  • Contribute to challenge planning and to the event of challenge targets, scope, and technique;
  • Apply superior statistical approaches to large-scale information, together with (epi)genomic information, longitudinal information and structured and unstructured information in inhabitants well being registries and digital well being data;
  • Analyze, interpret, and doc ends in a digital lab pocket book equivalent to Evernote, and contribute to the technology of publication-quality tables and figures for displays and manuscripts;
  • Coordinate and talk challenge targets with Stringhini Lab members and exterior stakeholders;
  • Examine potential funding sources;
  • Assist the preparation of manuscripts, grants, information entry requests, and so forth. by composing, enhancing, and proofing paperwork;
  • Take part in common lab conferences with Stringhini Lab members and the Principal Investigator;
  • Contribute to duties associated to lab enterprise (paper and/or grant submissions, administrative kinds, coordination of trainees hiring and so forth).

Unreliable information, resulting in an incorrect technology of analysis outcomes, may end in misguided findings and defective publications which might have critical implications for present and future funding.

This place will probably be accountable for entry, assortment, use and disclosure of private data in accordance with the BC Freedom of Data and Safety of Privateness Act (RSBC 1996) and different UBC privateness and safety insurance policies. This place requires staff to work beneath strict confidentiality necessities; inside procedures and insurance policies to guard private data should be adopted and adherence to those necessities will probably be frequently reviewed by the employer.

Supervision Obtained:

The candidate experiences on to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Silvia Stringhini.

Supervision Given:

The candidate will present related coaching to junior employees and trainees.

Schooling/Work Expertise:

PhD in statistics, biostatistics, and epidemiology most well-liked. Individuals with a PhD in one other quantitative self-discipline (e.g., arithmetic, pc science) may even be thought-about.

Minimal of two years of expertise in analysis. Expertise with longitudinal information evaluation and counterfactual mediation modelling will probably be an asset. Facile with programming in R and Python. Demonstrated expertise working in interdisciplinary groups and contributing to the educational and development of junior personnel.


Experience in statistical evaluation of high-dimensional information.

Potential to handle a number of duties and priorities, and to work successfully beneath stress to fulfill deadlines.

Potential to speak successfully verbally and in writing. Potential to research issues, determine key data and points, and successfully resolve.

Wonderful writing abilities.

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