Postdoctoral Associate, Computational Biology, School of Medicine

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Postdoctoral Associate, Computational Biology, School of Medicine

Tracking Code2250028930428Job Description

Dr. Chao Zhang’s lab at Boston University School of Medicine is seeking a computational biology postdoctoral associate who is interested in studying immuno-oncology or aging. The postdoctoral scholar is expected to lead the development of novel bioinformatic algorithms and integrate multiple types of high throughput biological omics data from the lab and collaborators. Salary is competitive and funds will be available to purchase computational equipment and to attend national and international conferences. For additional information, visit the Zhang lab.


  • Develop principled methods, based on machine learning and advanced statistical modeling techniques to address biological questions.
  • Analyze massive functional genomics data at single cell and population levels.
  • Prepare manuscripts and scientific reports.


Please send letter of interest, CV and contact information of three references to Dr. Chao Zhang at [email protected].

Required Skills


  • PhD in Computational Biology, Computer Science, Data Science, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Mathematics or other related quantitative areas.
  • Experience with teamwork and group communication.
  • Experience with self-guided learning in a quickly evolving technical environment.
  • Experience with scientific software development under Linux and Mac OS environments.
  • Familiarity with at least one of common programming languages: R, Python, or Java.

Additional preferred but not required

  • A background in machine learning or substantial experience analyzing large genomic datasets
  • Full stack web site technology
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Experience with single cell data analysis or microbiome research

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


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