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Staff Scientist

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC

About the position

The primary responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to: 1) Lead scientific activities in developing powerful statistical methods for population-based epidemiological studies. Specific research areas include but are not limited to time-to-event and longitudinal data, risk assessment and prediction, and environmental mixtures analysis; 2) Provide statistical support on new and established projects in the group; 3) Serve as a resource for knowledge of statistical methods developed by the group for collaborators and trainees.

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What you'll need to apply

How to apply: Interested candidates must submit materials as one combined PDF via email to Ms. Bonnie Earnhardt at All emails should include vacancy number NR144-ASG in the subject line. A complete application includes:

  • Cover letter: Please include a description of relevant research experience.
  • Curriculum Vitae with full Bibliography.
  • Research Statement: A two-page statement describing your research and collaboration experience.
  • DEIA Statement: Include a statement, not to exceed one page, which addresses your commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility.

In addition, you must also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to Letters should be on official letterhead, when possible, signed, and dated. Referees must include the applicant’s name and vacancy number NR144-ASG in the email subject line.

Incomplete applications or paper applications will not be reviewed.

Contact name

Bonnie Earnhardt

Contact email


Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a strong background in statistical theory and computational skills. They need to be skilled in oral and written communication, statistical programming with R and other languages such as Python, Matlab, C/C++, and have proven experience working productively with multidisciplinary teams. Experience with time-to-event outcomes, longitudinal data, cancer and environmental studies is desirable. Candidates should have a doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics, or a closely related field with demonstrated biostatistical experience. For additional information, contact Dr. Shanshan Zhao, Principal Investigator, Biostatistics and Computational Biology Branch (

Additional Information

The NIH is dedicated to building a community in its training and employment programs and encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.