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Postdoctoral Fellow

Company Information

The University of Michigan offers competing salary and excellent benefits. Ann Arbor is a progressive city of about 100,000, with excellent students and a wide variety of sports and musical activities. The city is rated very highly in national surveys for quality of life and has the amenities of a city many times its size. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellow position to join Dr. Xiang Zhou’s research group in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan. This position emphasizes developing statistical methods and computational tools for high-dimensional genetic and genomic data. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to, (1) SNP heritability estimation and polygenic risk score construction in large-scale biobank studies; (2) integrative modeling of complex traits and omics data through mediation and Medenlian randomization; (3) modeling and analysis of single cell sequencing data; (4) modeling of spatially resolved transcriptomics studies. The successful candidate will be undertaking methodological development and will have the opportunity to analyze a variety of large-scale data types. See http://www.xzlab.org for more details and recent publications.

Position Qualifications

Applicants should have, or be studying for, a PhD in biostatistics, applied statistics, computer science, electronic engineering, bioinformatics, computational biology, or related quantitative discipline. A strong computational background is also required.