Pennsylvania State University, Department of Statistics

Position ID: PSU-POSTDOC1 [#23617]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: State College, Pennsylvania 16802, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Statistics
Application Deadline: (posted 2023/10/24, listed until 2024/06/01)
Position Description:    

The Department of Statistics at The Pennsylvania State University, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position in the lab of Dr. Lingzhou Xue. Potential research projects include (but not limited to) the development of new statistical methods for high-dimensional statistics, nonparametric statistics, graphical models, etc., and their applications to metagenomics and microbiome analysis. A Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, Computer Science, Operations Research, or directly related field at time of appointment is required. The successful applicants will be expected to have a solid statistical background, research experiences, showing independence and innovation, and demonstrated academic writing skills.

This is a limited term position that is initially funded for one-year from date of hire with the possibility of re-funding. Applicants must complete the Penn State application at 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 three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions have been filled. Informal inquiries about this search may be directed to Dr. Lingzhou Xue (

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Further Info:
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Penn State University
Attn: Lingzhou Xue
Department of Statistics
326 Thomas Building
University Park, PA 16802