University of Michigan, Department of Biostatistics

Fellowship ID: 2741-POSTDOC [#18055]
Fellowship Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Statistical Genetics and Genomics
Fellowship Type: Postdoctoral
Fellowship Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan (MI) 48109, United States
Subject Area: Statistical Genetics and Genomics
Application Deadline: (posted 2021/08/26, listed until 2022/08/26)
Fellowship Description:    

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 biological data from genome-wide association studies and/or functional genomic sequencing studies. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to, (1) genetic prediction of complex traits with polygenic risk scores in large-scale biobank studies; (2) Mendelian randomization, causal inference, mediation analysis and integrative omics analysis; (3) modeling and analysis of single cell sequencing data and spatially resolved transcriptomics data. The successful candidate will be undertaking methodological development and will have the opportunity to analyze a variety of large-scale data types. Example recent publications are available at http://www.xzlab.org/papers.html.

Applicants should have, or be studying for, a PhD in biostatistics, statistics, computer science, bioinformatics, computational biology, mathematics, or related quantitative discipline. A strong computational background is required. Applicants should send a CV, a short statement of research interests, and contact information of three referees to:

Xiang Zhou (734-764-5722, xzhousph@umich.edu)

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Michigan offers competing salaries 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.


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Contact: Xiang Zhou
Postal Mail:
1415 Washington Heights (#4166)
Web Page: www.xzlab.org

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