Quantitative Methodology Program Postdoc


Friday, June 30, 2017

The Quantitative Methodology Program is an interdisciplinary research program at the Survey Research Center of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. The successful applicant will have exceptional resources to facilitate his or her research, including access to administrative support staff, any required hardware and software, and travel funds for at least one scientific conference annually. The position is for one year, with possibility of re-funding for at least one additional year subject to annual progress evaluations. Review of applications begins now and will continue until the position is filled. 

The research fellow will work with Dr. Nahum-Shani and Dr. Almirall on the development, advancement, and dissemination of approaches for building highly efficacious Adaptive Interventions.  These approaches include the Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial design and related data analytic methods. Duties include conducting data analyses; participating in preparing conference presentations and scientific articles for publication; interfacing with intervention scientists who are collaborators or potential collaborators in this research; and participating in team teaching of courses and workshops.  There will be opportunities for authorship on publications, including first authorship, and preparing applications for external funding.  

Qualified individuals will have a Ph.D. in the social, behavioral or health sciences, strong data management skills, strong methodological skills and interests, an interest in behavioral, bio-behavioral or educational intervention sciences, and strong communication skills. Individuals with a Ph.D. in statistics or biostatistics with a demonstrated interest in the social, behavioral or health sciences, particularly intervention science, will also be considered.

For more information, visit the University of Michigan’s website.