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From: "Joseph Beyene" <beyene@mcmaster.ca>
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Subject: Post-doctoral position in advanced meta-analysis and network meta-analysis in perinatology at McMaster University Health Sciences



Post-doctoral position in advanced meta-analysis and network meta-analysis in perinatology at McMaster University Health Sciences 



Recent new research funds from a Canada Research Chair position have become available for a post-doctoral position in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster University Health Sciences/Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, to work on advanced techniques in meta-analysis and network meta-analysis to improve the health of women and infants. 



The successful candidate will be co-supervised in a vibrant, collaborative environment by Dr. Sarah McDonald, a perinatal clinical epidemiologist and high risk obstetrician and Dr. Joseph Beyene, an academic biostatistician and Co-Convenor of the Cochrane Statistical Methods Group (SMG). Work will involve development and application of advanced meta-analytic methods including both conventional as well as network meta-analysis, examining both maternal and infant outcomes. Opportunities include collaborations with teams in other departments, centres, provinces and internationally. 



We are seeking highly motivated applicants who have a Ph.D. in (Bio)Statistics, Clinical Epidemiology, or a very closely-related field..The applicant should be enthusiastic and motivated. Experience in research in obstetrics, neonatology or perinatology would be an asset. Being able to work as part of a team as well as independently are important skills. 



The primary responsibilities of this position involve designing and carrying out meta-analyses and network meta-analyses in perinatology, analyzing data using statistical packages, such as R, SAS and WinBUGS/JAGS. Other key responsibilities will include co-authoring and submitting manuscripts and research grants. Other opportunities will include gaining experience with writing publications and grants and the supervision of students. The position will be tailored to the applicant’s career goals. 



The appointment will be for 2-3 years dependent on the candidate’s goals, qualifications, fit and productivity. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. McMaster University is recognized and internationally ranked research and educational institution, and the Dept of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics is particularly renowned with a vibrant series of rounds and other educational opportunities. 



Interested applicants should send: 1) their curriculum vitae, 2) along with a letter expressing why they are interested in this position, 3) copies of all their transcripts (notarized translated if necessary), 4) for all statistical or epidemiological courses a course description including course duration, 5) copies of a maximum of three publications on which they have been an author (first or co-author) as well as a complete list of publications in the cv, 6) the names and contact information for three references by email (please include Advanced Meta-analysis PDF in the Subject) to: 



Dr. Sarah McDonald 

Canada Research Chair 

Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Radiology, and Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics 
McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, room 3N52B; Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4K1; Email: mcdonals@mcmaster.ca 



Applications will continue to be processed until the position is filled. We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 




________________________________________________________________ 

Joseph Beyene , PhD 

Professor of Biostatistics 

Director, Statistics for Integrative Genomics and Meta-Analysis (SIGMA) Laboratory, 

John D. Cameron Endowed Chair in the Genetic Determinants of Chronic Diseases, 

Program in Population Genomics, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, 

Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, 

1280 Main Street West, MDCL 3211, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1 

E-Mail: beyene@mcmaster.ca 

Website : http://beyene-sigma-lab.com/ and http://fhs.mcmaster.ca/ceb/faculty_member_beyene.htm 

SKYPE name : joseph.beyene 

Phone : (905) 525-9140 x 21333 

Fax : (905) 528-2814 

________________________________________________________________ 

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance" ~ Derek Bok 


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