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Boston University ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE, OR FULL PROFESSOR, Biomedical Data Science Core for the School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts

ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE, OR FULL PROFESSOR, Biomedical Data Science Core for the School of Medicine 



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Boston, MA

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The Associate Dean of Research at the Boston University (BU) School of Medicine is excited to announce a new faculty position to start in Summer or Fall 2021 to lead innovative data science scholarship and work collaboratively with School of Medicine faculty from various biomedical disciplines, and to teach and mentor students, with the possibility of a secondary appointment with the Faculty of Computing and Data Sciences ( for qualified and interested candidates.

Position Qualifications.

Successful applicants at any faculty rank will direct the Biomedical Data Science Core, actively engage in both methodological and collaborative research; participate in teaching and mentoring students in the School’s MD, MS, and PhD programs and provide service to the school, university, and profession. This creative faculty member will:

  • hire, develop and manage a dedicated staff for the Applied Biomedical Data Science Core within the Boston University School of Medicine Data Science Initiative, with expertise in data science, big data analytics, machine learning, or related disciplines.

  • work with investigators from a wide variety of biomedical disciplines (genomics, proteomics, large cohorts, etc) to incorporate bioinformatics and data science approaches into their research.

  • write relevant sections of grant applications as key personnel with other investigators to obtain funding for projects and of manuscripts for publication.

  • develop and deliver training workshops and develop course in biomedical data science and related topics contributing to the medical education program.

  • develop innovative methods to support biological and medical research, and pursue their own research projects.

The successful applicant must have a biomedical mindset, and:

  • Significant expertise in data science methods, high throughput sequence analysis, programming in bash, python, and R, and use of high-performance compute cluster technologies.

  • A PhD in an applicable field, such as Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Applied Statistics, Biology, Biochemistry, etc, or equivalent experience.

  • Excellent communication and management skills with the ability to work independently on multiple complex projects simultaneously are critical.

  • Demonstrated research record, a strong commitment to teaching.

The School of Medicine is internationally recognized for their innovation in research and scholarship in a diverse range of areas of data science including genetics and gemomics, clinical trials, surveillance, longitudinal studies, and risk prediction. Medical School faculty are the principal investigators of several large clinical trials and observational studies such as the renowned Framingham Heart Study, and the Black Women's Health Study. Their work has contributed new knowledge in the fields of cardiovascular disease, dementia and Alzheimer's disease, osteoporosis and arthritis, nutrition, healthy aging and extreme longevity. Many of these findings have been effectively translated into current clinical practice.

The School of Medicine believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. We seek a colleague who will support our institutional commitment to ensuring that BU is inclusive, equitable, and diverse. BU is an AAU institution with a rich tradition dedicated to inclusion and social justice. As the first medical school to award an MD to a Black woman and the first American university to award a Ph.D. to a woman, we are proud to continue our tradition of educating a diverse and talented student body. The Boston University School of Medicine’s strategic plan fostering a diverse and inclusive community recognizing that diversity of experience deepens the intellectual endeavor.

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Applicants should provide their curriculum vitae; a cover letter; a research statement describing their research interests and previous experience; a teaching statement; a diversity statement that details how their research, mentoring, and teaching will promote diversity and inclusivity at our school; and three letters of reference. Please email your application materials to: Eliana Bolanos, Executive Assistant, School of Medicine - Office of Associate Dean for Research at