Post-Doctoral Associate

University of Minnesota - Office of Human Resources
March 25, 2020
Twin Cities, MN
Job Type


A PhD degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, Bioinformatics, Computer Science or a related field, strong computing/programming and communication skills, and interest in statistical genetics/genomics or Big Data/deep learning are required. Experience in statistical genetics and/or Big Data/deep learning is preferred, but not required.

About the Job

Post-doctoral Associate in Statistical Genetics/Omics or Deep Learning in the Division of Biostatistics, University of Minnesota

Multiple post-doc positions are available now (until filled) in the Division of Biostatistics at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA. For more info, visit

The post-doc will work with Dr. Wei Pan ( or and his collaborators within and outside the University of Minnesota. The research will focus on applying, developing and implementing novel statistical methods for association analysis and causal inference with GWAS/sequencing data, including integrative analysis of multiple types of omic/neuroimaging data, such as TWAS and IWAS. The candidate is also encouraged to expand or focus his/her research to/on deep learning for GWAS, omic and neuroimaging data. In addition to new methods development and evaluations, the job responsibilities include new methods and software development (mostly in R, or in Python/TensorFlow/Keras/PyTorch for deep learning) and documentation (60%), real data analysis for cardiovascular diseases and Alzheimer's disease (30%), and others (10%).

The positions are available immediately, and will remain open until filled. Each appointment is annually renewable for two years, possibly extendable to year 3, conditional on satisfactory performance and funding availability.

How To Apply

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This position will remain open until filled.

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About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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