PostDoctoral Fellow, Leshchiner Lab, Computational Biology and Biomedicine

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Job Details

PostDoctoral Fellow, Leshchiner Lab, Computational Biology and Biomedicine

Tracking Code2871Job Description

The Leshchiner Lab in the Section of Computational Biomedicine, Boston University School of Medicine, is seeking exceptional candidates for postdoctoral fellowships focused on computational and statistical genomics, cancer computational biology, cancer resistance and immunotherapy.

The Leshchiner Lab develops computational approaches to use genomic data to understand or better treat human diseases, with a strong focus on cancer. Our research lies at the intersection of computer science, statistical genetics, and computational biology, and it includes the development of fundamental statistical methods and computational algorithms, computational modeling, large-scale data analysis, single-cell multiomics and spatial imaging approaches. We play leadership roles in several high-profile national and international consortia.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about learning and developing cutting-edge techniques in the field of “big data” genomic science and be motivated to publish research that significantly impacts current understanding of cancer.

The lab will provide resources and unparalleled opportunity for a motivated postdoc to scientifically grow and achieve high impact science, all within the community of the broader Boston metropolitan area. Remote working options could be considered.


Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a cover letter, CV, list of publications, and brief statement of research interests to Dr. Ignaty Leshchiner at [email protected].

Required Skills

Applicants should have a PhD/MD, ideally in a quantitative field, and experience with data analysis and programming/scripting; prior knowledge of computational biology or genetics is a plus but not required.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the Back2BU site.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job LocationBoston, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular


The Difference Is Our DNA

What compelled the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to award Boston University a grant to fight newborn mortality in Zambia? Why did Martin Luther King, Jr. adopt BU as a place where he could hone his message of justice and equality? And what is the catalyst that prompts 32,557 students from 135 countries to call BU their home every semester? It’s in our DNA: an inherent desire in each of our students, faculty, and staff to vigorously and dauntlessly pursue knowledge—and embrace the unlimited possibilities that come with it.

A Community Unlike Any Other

As you can see below, it takes people, ideas, and a little luck (Boston, you’re our town) to make BU what it is today: one of the most dynamic universities in the world.

Celebrated thinkers: On any given day, students will find themselves mesmerized by Nobel Prize winners, a poet laureate, and the first biomedical engineer ever to receive a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Award,” among others.

Extraordinary teaching: When a classroom starts to percolate with new ideas, it’s because our faculty of scholars and accomplished practitioners know how to ignite students’ imaginations. That’s why we reward our best teachers with BU’s most prestigious honor: The Metcalf Cup and Prize.

Groundbreaking research: With faculty dedicated to a creative, interdisciplinary approach to problem solving, BU has become a leading global research institution—propelled forward by over $350 million a year in sponsored program revenue.

World-class students: Elite students from all 50 states and 135 countries pursue higher education on BU campuses in Boston and at programs in L.A., D.C., and more than 30 other cities on six continents.

A city within a city: Today, 80% of our undergrads live on campus, which could explain the 525 student activity groups alone.

The greatest college town in the world: Boston. ’Nuff said.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert