Postdoc, Mayo Clinic

Posted on the IGES website: July 1, 2019

Mayo Clinic ( in Rochester, Minnesota is seeking a postdoctoral candidate with a Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics, or epidemiology and training in statistical genetics. The successful candidate will work primarily on genetic studies in bipolar disorder and/or alcohol use disorders, but will also have an opportunity to work on the development and evaluation of statistical methods for genetic studies of complex human traits. The percent effort dedicated to methods development versus applied studies is flexible, and will depend on the successful candidate’s interests and career goals.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. degree in statistics, biostatistics, or a closely aligned quantitative area, with strong statistical training and computer programming skills. Preference will be given to candidates with background in statistical genetics. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. The position is available immediately, and can be either 1 or 2 years duration (with possible extension).

Mayo Clinic is a world-class health care institute, with cutting-edge genetic research programs. The Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics (BSI) includes more than 300 experts in biostatistics, bioinformatics, and clinical informatics. Our scientists work collaboratively with basic and clinical researchers, providing analytical and interpretative expertise to enable or validate discoveries with high impact on patient care. BSI also leads the development of statistical and informatics methodologies to provide novel approaches to analyze biomedical data.

Inquiries about this position should be sent to Dr. Joanna Biernacka (

 To apply, please submit your curriculum vitae and cover letter including a statement of research interests to Dr. Joanna Biernacka or Dr. Stacey Winham (contact information below). Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Joanna Biernacka, Ph.D.
Professor of Biostatistics
Director, Psychiatric Genomics and Pharmacogenomics Research Program, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology
Phone: 507-538-5274 Email:

Stacey Winham, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biostatistics
Phone: 507-266-3662 Email: