Postdoctoral Research Fellow

how to apply:

Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter that addresses their specific interest in this position, skills and experiences directly related to this position, and highlight overall research interests and plan, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) the names and contact information of three references. Please send application materials and direct any questions regarding this position to Dr. Irina Gaynanova at

job summary:

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. Irina Gaynanova. Opportunities for collaboration across the Department of Biostatistics, the School of Public Health and Michigan Medicine will be available. The start date is flexible; the selected candidate will ideally begin by September 2024. 


You will work with Dr. Gaynanova and her research team in developing statistical methods to analyze large-scale and high-dimensional biomedical data. Possible areas include but are not limited to multi-omic data integration, microbiome data analysis, and methods for wearable device data (continuous glucose monitors, ambulatory blood pressure monitors, activity trackers). The postdoctoral fellow is expected to develop statistical methods and apply them to real-world studies, write manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, disseminate research findings at professional conferences, and collaborate with biomedical researchers. 

required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Statistics, Data Science, Computer Science or a related field by the time of the appointment
  • Strong programming skills for statistical computing using R, Python or C/C++

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. In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of an additional 2 years based on available funding and performance. 

background screening:

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third-party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. 

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.