Sponsored Postdoctoral Fellowships

In addition to regular postdoctoral fellows there are also sponsored postdoctoral fellows, who are partially supported by a bioscience department or bioscience lab in the public or private sector. The sponsored postdoctoral fellow spends 50% time on research suggested by the sponsor. We are seeking condidates for the following sponsored positions:

  1. Battelle


    Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

    Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in human health, security, environment, and energy. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

    Battelle is seeking to co-sponsor 2 MBI Postdoctoral Fellows to work on projects in either Healthcare Quality Improvement or Neurotechnology.

    • Healthcare Quality Improvement Postdoctoral Researcher


      The Battelle Advanced Analytics and Health Resource group is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to join a team of researchers located in Columbus, OH. Someone in this role is expected to:

      • Perform sophisticated modeling and analyses of datasets in order to answer specific research questions
      • Determine appropriate methods, fill in technical details, identify problems and implement solutions, developing new methods if necessary
      • Oversee others in extracting data from existing databases or literature and preparing data for statistical/bio-statistical analysis

      The postdoctoral researcher will primarily contribute to one or more ongoing projects/initiatives related to innovations in healthcare quality improvement, clinician and facility performance measurement, service delivery models, and alternative payment models. In addition, AAHR supports government, academic and private industry clients in the areas of national defense, environmental, education, transportation, and energy.


      • Participate in multiple, assigned research projects with minimal supervision and within time and budget constraints
      • Organize data from many different types of sources and at significantly varying scales for subsequent statistical/bio-statistical analysis
      • Critically evaluate data for quality measures such as completeness, accuracy, and applicability, applying understanding of relevant research area nomenclature
      • Solve unusual problems using a combination of appropriate statistics, bio-statistics, and machine learning methods
      • Create technical reports and presentations, describing results with tables, graphs, and software tools in a manner that the less technical users can understand
      • Present research results to collaborating Battelle researchers
      • Contribute to high-impact scientific publications


      • Expertise in manipulating and analyzing data (e.g., regression, classification, mixed and generalized linear models, time series analysis, longitudinal methods, Bayesian methods)
      • Programming experience in SAS, R and/or Matlab
      • Strong analytical, multi-tasking, problem solving, organizational, and planning skills
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills
      • Attention to detail and adaptability


      • Experience with other statistical languages, such as Stata, SPSS, or StatXact
      • Experience with C, C++, Python, C#, Java, or similar programming languages
      • Experience in working with Protected Health Information, including HL7 and/or FHIR
      • Demonstrated machine learning experience
      • Demonstrated capabilities in statistical analysis and programming.
      • Ability to write and understand scientific algorithms

    • Neurotechnology Postdoctoral Researcher


      The Neurotechnology group at Battelle is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to contribute to one or more ongoing projects/initiatives. Examples include:

      • The NeuroLifeTM program which is a joint Battelle-OSU collaboration which aims to develop technologies that allows individuals with spinal cord injuries to regain usage of their own paralyzed limbs
      • The development of therapeutic technologies to aid in Stroke rehabilitation
      • Bioelectronic medicine/peripheral nerve stimulation


      • Data analysis and advanced algorithm development/modeling
      • Present research results to collaborating Battelle researchers
      • Contribute to high-impact scientific publications


      • Strong programming capabilities in at least one of Matlab, Python, or R (preferably Python).
      • Experience analyzing messy real-world data
      • Strong collaboration skills
      • Basic understanding of machine learning principles
      • Strong scientific writing skills
      • Attention to detail and adaptability


      • Strong background in Machine Learning (expertise/experience with Deep Learning techniques would be strongly desired)
      • Background in Neuroscience, Neurophysiology, and/or Computational Neuroscience
      • Experience working with either EEG or neural spike train data
      • Experience with Neural encoding/decoding problems


    The TRIPODS project

    Transdisciplinary Research In Principles Of Data Science (TRIPODS) is an NSF-funded program that aims to bring together the statistics, mathematics, and theoretical computer science communities to develop the theoretical foundations of data science through integrated research and training activities. Phase I supports the development of small collaborative Institutes.

    The TRIPODS award to Ohio State

    In the past few decades, a large number of models, methods, and algorithmic frameworks have been developed for data science. However, as data become increasingly more complex, the field faces new challenges. In particular, the non-Euclidean nature, the higher order connectivity, the hidden global cues, and the dynamics regulating the data pose further challenges to existing methods. This project will explore and leverage the geometric and topological structures inherent in the data to tackle some of these problems.

    TRIPODS Postdoctoral Positions

    Candidates with background in topological data analysis and geometric algorithms are sought for the TRIPODS project. It aims to solve three aspects in data analysis, namely structure, shape, dynamics from data using topological and geometric techniques.