Post-doctoral Position in Biostatistics: Growth Curve Modeling

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo is seeking applications for a post-doctoral fellow for a two-year appointment. The fellow will be expected to develop and evaluate innovative statistical methods for growth curve modeling involving physical measurements and measures of cognitive function. The fellow will work under the supervision of Professor Richard Cook, with additional guidance and mentoring from Professor Louise Ryan at University of Technology Sydney. The Fellow will be an active member of a larger interdisciplinary team of neuroscientists and epidemiologists synthesizing data from a series of cohort studies examining the relation between prenatal alcohol exposure and growth and development, from infancy to young adulthood. Models and methods of interest include hierarchical regression models, mixture models, propensity score modelling and causal inference. Experience in some of these areas would be helpful but not required. Qualifications include a doctoral degree in Biostatistics or Statistics. Strong programming skills are required.

The position can commence July 1st, 2022. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact Richard Cook ( with an application package including a cover letter describing your interests and fit for this position, transcripts, and curriculum vitae.

The University of Waterloo regards diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to employment equity and accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from women, Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) peoples, persons with disabilities, members of diverse gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. At Waterloo, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse student body, situated in a rapidly growing community that has been termed a “hub of innovation.”

Three reasons to apply: Why Waterloo.