Applicants to this program generally are of three types: (1) predoctoral students who seek doctoral training in biostatistics, statistics, or computer science with a strong emphasis in genetics, (2) predoctoral students who seek doctoral training in human genetics or biology with a strong emphasis in biostatistics or computer science, and (3) postdoctoral students with PhDs in the mathematical or biological sciences who seek training at the interface between statistical and molecular genetics. Applicants may come from the participating departments of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Bioinformatics, from the departments of the other participating faculty in Biological Chemistry, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Environmental Health Sciences, Internal Medicine, Nutritional Sciences, and Statistics, or from departments not currently identified with the training program.
Applications and nominations should include: CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, GRE scores, at least three letters of recommendation from undergraduate or graduate faculty, and a statement of research interests, experience, and training goals. The statement should (1) include the manner in which the applicant learned of our program and (2) make clear the interdisciplinary nature of the applicant's interests.
Applications should be e-mailed or sent directly to:
Department of Biostatistics
University of Michigan
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029
The Training Program Executive Committee meets in early March to evaluate and select trainees for the program. Nominations and applications must be received by March 2, 2020, to receive full consideration; later submissions will be considered if positions remain.