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Postdoctoral Associate NRSA, School of Medicine, Computational Biomedicine

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Postdoctoral Associate NRSA, School of Medicine, Computational Biomedicine

Tracking Code24599933640223Job Description

The Boston University Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology is seeking postdoctoral candidates for its T32 Training Program in Cardiovascular Epidemiology awarded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Scholars will focus their training on the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease such as coronary heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and other forms of vascular disease, following one of the training pathways: statistical genetics and genomics, computational biology and bioinformatics, or clinical epidemiology. Please visit for additional program information.

The successful candidate will participate in training activities including pathway-specific coursework and workshops, as well as individual professional development workshops, one-on-one professional counseling and career planning, grant writing workshops, research seminars, journal internships, and working on research projects with a Boston University senior investigator on longitudinal epidemiological studies such as the Framingham Heart Study, Long Life Family Study, Risk Underlying Rural Areas Longitudinal study, and other cohort studies. All trainees will be supervised by their assigned faculty mentor as well as by the program’s co-directors for progress evaluation.

Earliest Training Program Start Date: April 1, 2024

Required Skills

Required Qualifications:

1.US Citizen or green card holder

2.Ph.D. degree in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Genetics/Genomics or related field or M.D. degree

Programming skills (SAS and/or R) preferred

This position is a postdoctoral training opportunity which provides a bi-monthly stipend.The successful individual will be engaged in a 2-year period of mentored advanced training and professional development following completion of a doctoral degree program.Boston University provides benefits for employee postdocs (Postdoctoral Associate NRSA). Please visit the Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs website for details.

Interested candidates may apply by submitting the materials listed below.

  • Cover letter indicating reason for applying to this training program.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • 2 recommendation letters

  • Initiate an application at the following website:$$$webcampt32$SourceCode$

    Please contact Dr. Vanessa Xanthakis, Principal Investigator for additional information.
    Vanessa Xanthakis, PhD FAHA
    Associate Professor of Medicine and Biostatistics
    Director of Research Training, Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology

    Boston University is an equal opportunity employer. Under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Please contact Donna Gibson, Administrative Director ( for assistance with the application process.

    We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, 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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