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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Opening

With Professors Xumign He & Kean Ming Tan

University of Michigan, Department of Statistics

Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Statistics at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor is soliciting applications for a postdoctoral fellow.  The postdoc fellow will be jointly supervised by Professor Xuming He and Assistant Professor Kean Ming Tan.  The initial appointment for the position is one year, with possible renewal for another year based on satisfactory performance and fund availability.  Travel funds will be provided for presentation at academic conferences. The postdoctoral fellow is a 100% research position, to start by Fall 2021.

The successful applicant will work primarily on developing statistical theory and methods in the area of quantile regression, post-selection inference, and/or analysis of data heterogeneity.  The applicant will also have opportunities to collaborate with neuroscientists on applications of statistical methods to large-scale contemporary neuroscience datasets.   

Position Qualifications

Candidates will be expected to have a doctoral degree in Statistics and Biostatistics, or related fields.  Outstanding writing and communication skills are required.  Prior experiences on high-dimensional data analysis, optimization, and/or big data computation are helpful.

Application Instructions

Please send a CV along with the name of three references to Kean Ming Tan ( and Xuming He (  Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.


The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.