Pennsylvania State University, Department of Statistics

Position ID: PSU-POSTDOC [#17555, 11750]
Position Title: Postdoc Scholar
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: State College, Pennsylvania 16802, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Statistics, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology
Application Deadline: 2021/08/17 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/04/07, listed until 2021/08/17)
Position Description:    

The Department of Statistics, at The Pennsylvania State University, invites applications for multiple Postdoctoral Scholar positions in the lab of Dr. Qunhua Li. Potential research projects include (but not limited to) developing novel statistical and computational methods for analyzing large-scale genomics and genetic/epigenetic data from next-generation sequencing technologies and single cell technologies.

A Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Computational biology or directly related field at time of appointment is required.

The successful applicants will be expected to have a solid background in statistical modeling and computational skills, research experiences showing independence and innovation, and demonstrated academic writing skills. Prior experience in quantitative data analyses for large-scale biological data is preferred. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from the date of hire with the possibility of re-funding.

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Applicants must complete the Penn State application and must submit an application through with the following materials in order for the application to be complete: (1) Curriculum Vitae; (2) Statement of Research Experience and Interests; (3) Names and Contact Information for two references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions have been filled. Informal inquiries about this search may be directed to Dr. Qunhua Li (

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Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Faculty Search Committee
Department of Statistics
326-MJ Thomas Building
University Park, PA 16802-2111

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