University of Waterloo

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo is seeking applications for a post-doctoral fellow for a one-year appointment with possibility of renewal for a second year. The fellow will work under the supervision of Dr. Alex Stringer with additional guidance and mentorship from Dr. Patrick Brown of the Centre for Global Health Research at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.

The position is partially funded by a research contract with Health Canada. Teaching is not mandatory for this position, but the postdoctoral fellow may have the opportunity to teach (with compensation) no more than one course in Statistics or Actuarial Science per academic year based on teaching qualifications.

The fellow will develop novel non-linear, multi-pollutant models for trends in the associations of air pollution concentrations with health outcomes. Fitted models will be used to make inferences about these associations, with findings to be disseminated in both Statistics and Epidemiology journals. The work will be based on a rich and comprehensive database of proprietary health data provided by Health Canada for purposes of executing this research. The fellow will be part of a larger research group in computational statistics and biostatistics, located within a large and vibrant Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo, and have access to substantial institutional computing resources to support their work.

Qualifications include a doctoral degree in Statistics or Biostatistics. Strong computational and data skills and enthusiasm are required.

The position will be posted until a suitable candidate is found, and can commence as early as May 1st, 2023. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact Alex Stringer via email ( with an application package including: a brief cover letter (one half to one page) describing their background and interest in this position, doctoral transcripts (unofficial), curriculum vitae, and links to or PDFs of one or two of your manuscripts or preprints that you are most proud of. Letters of reference are not required but please include them if they are available. Alternatively, applicants can submit the required documentation on MathJobs.

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

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Doctoral transcripts
  • Manuscripts or Preprints
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo ON N2L 3G1

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