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

Preference may be given to applications received by April 1.

Job Summary

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The Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan School of Public Health invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellow under the supervision of Dr. Bhramar Mukherjee and the Center for Precision Health Data Science. Our department is ranked number one in the nation by the National Research Council. We have a thriving body of 41 faculty, 9 postdocs, 170 students, and 119 research and administrative staff members and close ties with the Department of Statistics, the Institute for Social Research, the Medical School, the Michigan Institute for Data Science, The Institute of Health Policy and Innovation, and other research groups across campus. 

The start date is flexible; the selected candidate will ideally begin by September 2021. 


You will work with Dr. Mukherjee and her team of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and faculty colleagues in the areas of: electronic health records, gene-environment interaction, shrinkage estimation, and statistical methods for analyzing high dimensional environmental exposure and biobank data.

Preference may be given to candidates with: experience in Python or C++ programming, an interest in computational statistics and developing R packages and scalable algorithms, a demonstrated track-record of successful research as evidenced by papers, software, and preprints, and a passion for conducting impactful and influential scientific research. Experience in any of the following areas is also beneficial: Bayesian methods, causal inference, high-dimensional statistics, machine learning, mediation, missing data, sample survey, selection, and shrinkage methods.

Required Qualifications*

  • Doctoral degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Human Genetics, Epidemiology, Bioinformatics, or a related quantitative field
  • Experience in R programming  

Additional Information

Ann Arbor is a progressive city of about 118,000 year-round residents, and approximately 43,000 students, with excellent schools and a wide variety of sporting and musical activities. It is rated very highly in national surveys for its quality of life and has the amenities of a city many times its size. 

Postdoctoral research fellows are appointed in one year terms. This position is expected to be funded for two years with the possibility of a third year based on available funding and performance. We also offer excellent benefits

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.