Applicants to this program generally are of three types: (1) pre-doctoral students who seek doctoral training in biostatistics, statistics, or computer science with a strong emphasis in genetics, (2) pre-doctoral students who seek doctoral training in human genetics or biology with a strong emphasis in biostatistics or computer science, and (3) post-doctoral 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 and Human Genetics, from the departments of the other participating faculty: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Epidemiology; Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology; Mathematics; Statistics, and Bioinformatics, or from departments not currently identified with the training program.
We will likely support ten predoctoral trainees and 3 postdoctoral trainees in 2017-2018, though some spaces will be used by students continuing on the GSTP.
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 can 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 1, 2018, to receive full consideration; later submissions will be considered if positions remain.