Research Fellow Position (Postdoctoral Scholar)

Company Information:
A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore’s flagship university, which offers a global approach to education and research with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. Its 17 schools across three campus locations in Singapore – Kent Ridge, Bukit Timah and Outram – provide a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment. NUS’ transformative education includes programmes such as student exchange, entrepreneurial internships at NUS Overseas Colleges, and double degree and joint degree programmes with some of the world’s top universities, offering students opportunities and challenges to realise their potential. The learning experience is complemented by a vibrant residential life with avenues for artistic, cultural and sporting pursuits. There are about 38,000 students from 100 countries who further enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives.
Position Title: Research Fellow (Postdoctoral Scholar)

Duties and Responsibilities:
We are seeking a motivated applicant with mathematical/statistical backgrounds to join an active research team led by Dr. Zhigang Yao. The work will involve developing novel theoretic and applied statistical methods for large scale problems. The postdoc will have opportunities to collaborate with Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). The postdoc will also have opportunities to collaborate with other researchers from Duke-NUS medical school, and Department of Statistics and Applied Probability at NUS. More details can be found at

Position Qualifications:
Research topics fall within the scope of the translational data science research. Indicatively, these may include statistical machine learning, optimization and big data analytics with applications to real life problems. The position will be in the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, in support of the Data Science initiatives of NUS. Programming experience in statistical program R and scripting languages such as Matlab is required.

Salary Range: Competitive

Benefits: Common benefits as provided to postdoctoral scholars by the National University of Singapore, plus funding for research trips.

Application Information: Interested applicants should email CV (including the names and addresses of three referees), List of publications, a research statement, one reprint/preprint to Dr. Zhigang Yao ( Review of applications starts immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

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Application Deadline: N/A

Contact and application information
Friday, December 15, 2017
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