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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Summer Han

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Han, Summer
Department Name: 
Medicine - Biomedical Informatics Research
How to Submit Application Materials: 

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

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Statistical Genetics and Biostatistics at Stanford University
Applications are invited for postdoctoral fellow positions 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 statistical methods for analyzing various types of cancer data that include: genome-wide association studies, metabolomic data, and cancer registry data under a large consortium setting. The projects for this position will include a newly NIH funded genome-wide association study for
second primary lung cancer based on >25000 lung cancer cases and controls, whose data have been collected from the International Lung Cancer Consortium (ILCCO)(
Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to, (1) GWAS analysis; (2) polygenic risk analysis; (3) risk prediction model; and (4) survival analysis using GWAS. We seek an individual with strong statistical and computing backgrounds. Experience with statistical and computational approaches for big data (using parallel computing) and statistical genetics (e.g. developing an analysis pipeline for GWAS) is preferred. The work will involve both methodological research and collaboration with researchers.  

Required Qualifications: 
  • Successful applicants should have a strong background in statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, or genetic epidemiology
  • Ph.D.
  • Strong programming skill in R is required
Required Application Materials: 
  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • 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.