Job:Computational postdoctoral fellow for cancer disparities research (Boston University)
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The Campbell lab is seeking postdoctoral fellows to join the Division of Computational Biomedicine (CBM) in the Department of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). African American (AA) men have the highest incidence and mortality rate from prostate cancer in the United States. While the causes of this stark disparity are multifactorial, prostate cancers from AA men may harbor unique molecular alterations that give rise to more aggressive disease. We are utilizing DNA sequencing, single cell genomics, and proteomics to identify molecular and cellular differences between tumors from different populations that may contribute to these disparities. The Campbell lab is also developing and applying novel computational methods to large-scale genomic data in order to gain meaningful insights into disease biology and elucidate the molecular underpinnings of cancer disparities. This postdoc will be funded by an R01 from the NCI’s Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV/resume to Dr. Joshua Campbell (

Advantages of performing research at BU:

  • Boston University is a top-rated research institution and acquired over 374 million dollars in research funding in 2020.
  • Boston University has strong postdoctoral programing that provide guidance, trainings and networking opportunities.
  • BU is associated with Boston Medical Center (BMC), whose mission is to provide high quality care to all, particularly the supporting the needs of vulnerable populations. Your research can lead to major improvements in health for all people.
  • The BU-BMC Cancer Center recently received a donation of 10 million dollars to fast track state-of-the-art research in prostate, lung, and breast cancer. Training programs and pilot grants are available to accelerate your research in cancer.
  • The greater Boston area is a hotspot for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. At BU, there are opportunities to interact with industry and learn how public-private partnerships can spur academic research.

Job requirements:

  • Ph.D. in bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics, or a related field within the past 5 years.
  • Excellent communication skills in both spoken and written English are required.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving abilities are required.
  • Experience developing and applying algorithms for analyzing large-scale genomic datasets is preferred.
  • Experience with Unix/Linux is required and experience with R and python is preferred.
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