Boston College Introduction
Location: Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.Job Description
The Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursinginvites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with interest ininfectious diseases and health equity. The fellow will join Dr. NadiaAbuelezam's multidisciplinary team to develop cutting-edge strategies toincorporate structural causes (like racism) into mathematical models ofinfluenza, COVID, and other infectious diseases. Dr. Abuelezam is an infectiousdisease epidemiologist with a strong publication record in both mathematicalmodeling and health inequities for minoritized populations.
The full-time position offers up to three years ofpostdoctoral training with compensation commensurate with experience, benefitsand funds to travel to professional conferences and meetings. The postdoctoralresearch fellow will develop their own research goals, establish a strongpublication record, and receive mentorship and guidance from Dr. Abuelezam.Individuals with the following characteristics will be competitive for theposition: strong motivation and commitment to a career in infectious diseaseepidemiology, strong quantitative computational skills including experiencewith large datasets, excellent communication and presentation skills, and anability to conduct research in a self-directed and collaborative manner.Candidates must also be interested in mentoring undergraduate research fellows.Women and applications from under-represented backgrounds are stronglyencouraged to apply.Requirements
-PhD, ScD, or equivalent degree in Computational Biology, Applied Mathematics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Engineering, or related analytical discipline.
-Comprehensive understanding of statistical concepts and methodologies
-Experience in processing and analyzing large datasets
-Strong data visualization skills
-Proficiency in at least one statistical programming language (e.g. SAS, R)
-Excellent communication, writing, and presentation skills in English
-Strong commitment to dismantling structural racism and health equity
Desired (but not required):Closing Statement
-Experience in mathematical modeling of high dimensional systems and individual based modeling
-Proficiency in at least one other programming language (e.g. python, Matlab, C/C++)
Required application documents: cover letter, CV, 2 writing samples or publications, 1 research statement. In your cover letter, please describe the unique contribution you aim to make to infectious disease epidemiology and health equity scholarship.
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
- Tuition remission for Employees
- Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
- Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- Low-Cost Life Insurance
- Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
- Paid Holidays Annually
- Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
- Additional benefits can be found on https://www.bc.edu/employeehandbook
Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at https://www.bc.edu/nondiscrimination.