post-doc to work on NIMBLE - UC-Berkeley

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post-doc to work on NIMBLE - UC-Berkeley

Postby egc » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:33 am

Post-doc developing and applying methods with NIMBLE

We have an opening for a post-doctoral scholar to work on methods for and applications of hierarchical statistical models using the NIMBLE software ( at the University of California, Berkeley. NIMBLE is an R package that combines a new implementation of a model language similar to BUGS/JAGS, a system for writing new algorithms and MCMC samplers, and a compiler that generates C++ for each model and set of algorithms.

The successful candidate will work with Chris Paciorek, Perry de Valpine, and potentially other NIMBLE collaborators to pursue a research program with a combination of building and applying methods in NIMBLE. Specific methods and application areas will be determined based on interests of the successful candidate. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Statistics or a related discipline.

We are open to non-Ph.D. candidates who can make a compelling case that they have relevant experience. The position is funded for two years, with an expected start date between October 2018 and June 2019.

Applicants should send a cover letter, including a statement of how their interests relate to NIMBLE, the names of three references, and a CV to, with "NIMBLE post-doc application" in the subject. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis starting 15 October, 2018.
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