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 To apply, please visit  and submit a CV, a research statement, a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, and the contact information for at least three references. We welcome applications from members of all groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM.  

Job Summary

A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Statistics at the University of Michigan working with Liza Levina and Ji Zhu.  We are looking for an independent, creative candidate with strong programming and communication skills and an interest and experience in statistical network analysis, high-dimensional statistical inference, or a related area.  The postdoc will have a lot of freedom in setting their research agenda and we are open to a range of options including theory, methodological developments, and applications, especially to neuroimaging and healthcare.   

The position starts in Fall 2021 and is renewable annually for up to three years. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.

Required Qualifications*

A PhD in statistics or a related discipline is required.

Additional Information

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.  

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin on February 1 and continue until the position is filled.   

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.