Job Opening: Departmental Postdoctoral Researcher Position

The Department of Statistics and Data Science of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, is seeking candidates for a Postdoctoral Researcher position in the area of statistics with a focus on high-dimensional statistics, machine learning, and/or applications in genomics. The position is designed to be a career-building step for new scholars. The primary focus is for the scholar to develop her or his research program. A light teaching load will also be part of the position. The position will start in Summer 2022 and continue for two years with a possible extension to three years. A competitive salary will be provided.

Candidates should show outstanding capacity for research, as well as excellent communication skills. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in statistics or a related field from an accredited institution.


To apply you can submit the following materials through our online application system here:

  • Cover letter.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Statement on research and teaching.
  • Job market paper and/or selected publications if available.
  • Contact information for three references who will automatically receive requests for letters of recommendation.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Any questions can also be sent to

The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities / Women / Individuals with disabilities / Protected veterans are encouraged to apply.