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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Summer Han

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Han, Summer
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Biomedical Informatics
Biomedical Data Sciences
Epidemiology and Population Health
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
2 years (can be extended)
Appointment Start Date: 
July, 1, 2023 or later
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Please email the required application materials to:
Summer Han, Ph.D. (
Associate Professor of Medicine and Neurosurgery
Quantitative Sciences Unit
Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research (BMIR)
Stanford University School of Medicine

Does this position pay above the required minimum?: 
Yes. The expected base pay range for this position is listed in Pay Range field. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the qualifications of the selected candidate, budget availability, and internal equity.
Pay Range: 
Over $70,000

Postdoctoral Fellow in biostatistics and statistical modeling for longitudinal survival data
Applications are invited for postdoctoral fellow positions in biostatistics to join Dr. Summer Han’s research group in the Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research at Stanford University. This position emphasizes developing and applying novel statistical methods for analyzing large electronic health records (EHR) data for patients with cancer or neurological diseases (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease). Specific areas of interest include but are not limited to (1) machine learning methods for analyzing time-to-event outcomes under competing risks, (2) dynamic risk modeling for high-dimensional survival data using longitudinal features, (3) addressing selection and representativeness bias in EHRs; (4) causal inference methods for handling bias due to dependent censoring or competing risks; (5) missing data imputation for longitudinal EHR data, and (6) target trial emulation methods using EHRs or other large administrative claims data.

Required Qualifications: 
  • We seek an individual with strong statistical and computing backgrounds.
  • Successful applicants should have a strong background in statistics with a Ph.D. degree in statistics or biostatistics (or related fields) and hands-on experience in algorithmic implementation, statistical programming, and data manipulation.
  • Strong programming skill in R is required, and experience in SQL or other databases would be welcome.
Required Application Materials: 
  • A cover letter
  • CV
  • A short description of research interests
  • Contact information of three referees


Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.