Postdoctoral Researcher Positions Available at Department of Statistics, UCLA


The research group “Junction of Statistics and Biology” led by Professor Jingyi Jessica Li ( in the Department of Statistics at UCLA invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position. The research in the group focuses on developing statistical methods to address important biological and biomedical questions from high-throughput genetic and genomic data. Our current projects include: identifying disease/trait-associated genes from population-scale bulk RNA-seq data, studying temporal and spatial dynamics from single-cell multi-omics data, benchmarking computational tools, and statistical methodology development for asymmetric classification and multiple testing motivated by genomic applications. We will strongly support highly motivated postdocs to initiate independent lines of research.


To be considered for this position, an applicant should have:

·       a PhD degree in a related field (statistics, biostatistics, computer science, machine learning, mathematics, bioinformatics, computational biology, etc.)

·       strong programming skills: (Python | C | C++ | Java) & (R | Matlab)

·       strong quantitative background (statistical modeling, machine learning, etc.) or extensive computational genomics experiences (high-throughput sequencing data analysis, bioinformatic applications, etc.)

·       first author paper(s) written in English in previous area of research, with status as accepted or published in journals or conference proceedings

·       strong oral and written communication skills in English

Application Process

Interested applicants should submit (1) a letter of interest, (2) a one-page proposal for a project to be conducted in Professor Li's group, (3) CV, and (4) three references (including name and contact information) to jli [at] with subject line “Postdoc application.”