Postdoctoral Fellowship in Statistics

Norbert Wiener Postdoctoral Fellowship in Statistics



The MIT Statistics and Data Science Center at IDSS is seeking applicants for the Norbert Wiener postdoctoral fellowship. Qualified candidates will have backgrounds and interests in the broad areas of Statistics ranging from theoretical focus to applications of Statistics in various domains in Engineering, Management, Science, Life Science and Social Science. Duties will include performing independent research in statistics and leading activities within IDSS.

This will be a one-year appointment beginning on September 2018 or a later mutually agreed upon date, with the possibility of renewal for a second year based upon satisfactory performance.

Job Requirements

Required: Ph.D. (expected or obtained) in Statistics, Engineering, Computer Science, Operations Research, Economics, Mathematics or a related field; strong analytical and written communication skills, ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary environment and commitment to participating in IDSS activities.

Candidates must apply for Job Number #15496 online, with a cover letter and CV at:

Candidates must also submit the following documents in PDF to :

  • A research statement of up to three pages, with Applicants may include potential avenues of collaboration with IDSS faculty.
  • Names and addresses of three or more individuals who will provide letters of At least one letter-writer should be external to MIT. The letters must be submitted directly via email to