Post-Doctoral Positions, Statistical Genetics and/or Genetic Epidemiology, Stanford University, Summer 2021 +

The Witte lab ( is moving to Stanford and has openings for enthusiastic post-docs to work on the development of analytical methods and their application to cancer and other diseases / traits. We offer flexibility to pursue projects broadly related to the lab’s efforts in:   

1) Developing and applying novel approaches for the analysis of polygenic risk scores in diverse populations

2) Evaluating pleiotropy and co-heritability of different phenotypes

3) Incorporating genetic information to improve biomarker screening for disease (e.g., prostate specific antigen in cancer)

4) Analyses of sequence data and rare variants

The lab provides extensive research support and mentoring to help members succeed in their career goals. Post-docs will join the vibrant epidemiology, data science, and genetics communities at Stanford and the SF Bay Area, with opportunities to participate in large-scale collaborative projects.  

Candidates with the following qualifications are encouraged to apply: a quantitative background; experience developing and applying statistical models to genetic epidemiologic studies; expertise in data science / programming; strong written and verbal communication skills. 

For consideration, please submit a brief statement of interest, a resume, and names of two references to John Witte (@johnwitte; [email protected]).