Postdoctoral Fellow, Spatial Genomics, School of Medicine

Boston University
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Postdoctoral Fellow, Spatial Genomics, School of Medicine

Tracking Code22599930220906Job Description

**Do not apply through the BU website. Please forward your CV and letter of intent to [email protected]**

We are looking for an enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow with an interest in spatial genomics. Ideally, this person has prior experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • (Spatial) Data science, Statistics or Genomics
  • Software or method development (R / Python / C++ / JavaScript / …)
  • Imaging or image processing
  • Primary tissue and sample processing
  • In vitro cancer modeling

Our main focus is on breast cancer and associated cancer disparities that are observed in our underserved patient populations at Boston Medical Center (BMC). We also collaborate on projects that investigate other cancer types (e.g. osteosarcoma) or important organs in development (e.g. fetal liver). We offer a unique and inclusive environment and the opportunity to explore and work with new cutting-edge tools. Our approaches encompass a combination of both experimental and computational instruments and allow you to grow as a scientist and develop the skills necessary for interdisciplinary research. In this role the fellow can also directly interact with our excellent (under)graduate students and provide mentorship and support where needed. Each individual will be given the opportunity to carve out an individual growth trajectory that matches their previous expertise and future goals.

Required Skills


  • Design, conduct, troubleshoot, and/or validate experiments
  • Data generation, interpretation, and presentation
  • Development of computational pipelines for data analysis
  • Training and mentorship of junior lab members
  • Stay up to date with the latest developments in cancer biology and spatial transcriptomics
  • Develop and write research and review papers, present at scientific conferences
  • Apply for grants

Preferred Education and Skills

  • Candidate must have a PhD in a related field (biology, statistics, bioengineering, comp. science, …)
  • Candidate must have high motivation to learn
  • Candidate must be able to work independently and collaboratively

Who we are

We are a young lab situated at the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and we closely collaborate with dedicated clinicians at BMC. We make use of state-of-the-art facilities and emerging spatial technologies (e.g. MERFISH) and apply them directly on primary tumor tissues. We aim to mimic biological processes using 3D multi-cellular in vitro models, such as (tumor) organoids and spheroids. These systems can then be challenged through genetic engineering and be profiled using a wide array of genomics and imaging technologies.

For more information please visit our website ( or email Ruben Dries at [email protected] If interested, include both a CV and a letter of intent.

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 COVID-19 Resources 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, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular


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