Postdoctoral Fellow

Please refer to reference number PDFO-56455 when applying for this position.


Post-doctoral Associate in causal inference, machine learning, and heath-care analytics at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University 

Position: The post-doc will work with Dr. Yi Qian ( or, Dr. Hui Xie ( on research projects funded by Canadian Tri-councils (Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada). The research will focus on applying, developing, and implementing novel statistical methods for causal inference, integrative data analysis, and machine learning with large administrative health and economic data. In addition to new methods development and evaluations, the job responsibilities include software development (mostly in R), possibly theory development, simulation studies, real data analysis, and writing manuscripts.

The annually renewable appointment is for 1-2 years, possibly extendable to year 3, conditional on satisfactory performance and funding availability. Salary is competitive and commeasurable with experience and qualifications.

Due to the proprietary data story and strict confidentiality, the post-doc has to work in-person at the designated location on campus, so candidates with Canadian status will be given preference.

Qualifications: A PhD degree in Economics, Marketing, Biostatistics/Statistics, or a related field, strong computing/programming and communication skills, and previous research experience in at least one of 1) causal inference, 2) quantitative economics and marketing, and 3) machine learning, and 4) a related topic (e.g. Big Data) are required.

Deadline: The position is open until filled. To apply for the position, please email a cover letter and a current CV to or

How to apply?

Please send applications to and refer to reference number PDFO-56455.

Desired start date: 01 Mar 2023
Duration: Fixed term / Temporary
Contract Type: Full Time

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.