The Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with interest in infectious diseases and health equity. The fellow will join Dr. Nadia Abuelezam’s multidisciplinary team to develop cutting-edge strategies to incorporate structural causes (like racism) into mathematical models of influenza, COVID, and other infectious diseases. Dr. Abuelezam is an infectious disease epidemiologist with a strong publication record in both mathematical modeling and health inequities for minoritized populations.
The full-time position offers up to three years of postdoctoral training with compensation commensurate with experience, benefits and funds to travel to professional conferences and meetings. The postdoctoral research fellow will develop their own research goals, establish a strong publication record, and receive mentorship and guidance from Dr. Abuelezam. Individuals with the following characteristics will be competitive for the position: strong motivation and commitment to a career in infectious disease epidemiology, strong quantitative computational skills including experience with large datasets, excellent communication and presentation skills, and an ability 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 strongly encouraged to apply.
-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):
-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.
About Boston College
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.