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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position and will be used to assess your written communication skills. Please also include the names and contact information for three references.

Job Summary

Being part of something greater, of serving a larger mission of discovery and care — that's the heart of what drives people to work at Michigan. In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. It's adding a purpose to your profession. Work at Michigan and become a victor for the greater good.

The Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher under the supervision of Dr. Jian Kang ( You will have the opportunity to participate in collaborative research projects in the School of Public Health and Michigan Medicine. 

Preference will be given to those who have experience in metabolomics data and/or imaging data analysis. 


You will work on developing statistical methods and theory for large-scale complex biomedical data with a focus on metabolomics and imaging data. The specific areas include, but are not limited to, Bayesian methods, Gaussian processes, deep neural networks, scalable computation algorithms, ultrahigh-dimensional feature selection, latent source separation methods, graphical models, network inference, composite likelihood approach and missing data problems. 

Required Qualifications*

  • Ph.D. (or expected to have the Ph.D. in summer 2021) in Biostatistics, Statistics, Machine Learning, or a related area
  • Strong programming skills for statistical computing using R, Python or C/C++

Additional Information

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

  • Generous time off
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for dependent care expenses

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

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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