POST DOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health

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POST DOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health

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Dr. Gina Peloso is seeking to hire a two-year, renewable post-doctoral position to develop and implement statistical approaches for analysis of human genetics and genomics data with a focus on complex disease. The position is to conduct large scale analyses within the framework of the Global Lipids Genetic Consortium and TOPMed Program. The successful applicant will work closely with Dr. Peloso and her collaborators, lead large-scale projects, and it is expected they will write multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts as first author and present their work at national conferences.

We are particularly interested in applicants who have experience with methods and analysis of big data, especially genetics and genomics datasets. Successful applicants are highly motivated, dependable, ability to conduct efficient and reproducible analyses, have excellent communication and writing skills, and a strong desire to work in a team setting. Strong programming skills are required in R and/or SAS. Additional background with high-level programming languages such as Python, and experience with Linux cluster computing environment is strongly preferred.

The Department of Biostatistics believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, post-docs, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. We are eager to have join our ranks a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring BU is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where all constituents can thrive. The School of Public Health actively seeks to enrich its student, post-doc, and faculty ranks, recognizing that diversity of experience deepens the intellectual endeavor. We seek to embed—within our curricular and co-curricular activities—the principle that pluralism within a learning community is a source of insight and effectiveness.

Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in statistics, biostatistics, human genetics, data science, or bioinformatics, with strong computing skills. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Boston University is an AAU institution with a rich tradition dedicated to inclusion and social justice. We are proud that we were the first American university to award a Ph.D. to a woman and we continue that tradition of educating a diverse and talented student body. The School of Public Health takes the University’s commitment even further with its own detailed plan for fostering a diverse and inclusive community.


Application: Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a cover letter detailing your research experience, career goals, and how you will contribute to our goals to engender a more inclusive and diverse school, and contact information for three references to Gina Peloso at [email protected] with the subject line “Application for Postdoctoral Associate Position in the Peloso Lab”

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location Boston, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular




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Posted: 4/25/2021
Application Due: 7/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time