Company:  Confidential

Job Title: PhD or Postdocs in computational disease biology & biomedical data science

Job Number: 71292

Location: Lowell, MA, US

Job Description

TWO PhD student or Postdoc positions now available for 2024 researching Computational Disease Biology at UMass Lowell. This research sits at the crossroads of computational biology, data science, and epidemiology, and there are a number of possible projects Your ideas for other projects are welcome!

Our work is 100% computational, modeling public and proprietary biomedical genomic and health records data sets. We use R/python machine learning, neural networks, and statistical modeling toolboxes (such as pytorch, stan, network methods) . In addition to state of the art computational infrastructure, we have access to exciting non-public data on health histories of millions of people, including biobank and health records data.

Positions available:

  1. Computational biology PhD or Postdoc:  Candidate will be mentored by Dr. Rachel Melamed, with input by collaborators in public health and the nearby Veteran’s Health Administration research site. PhD can be in either applied biology, or biomedical engineering
  2. Biomedical data science PhD or Postdoc: The candidate will be mentored by Dr. Rachel Melamed, an expert in biomedical data science, and co-mentored by Dr. Tingjian Ge, a computer science professor and expert in graph neural network models. PhD in either computer science, applied biology, or biomedical engineering.

Recent projects/papers include: [Please click the Apply button for the link or email] that may have latent impact on developing cancer; a[Please click the Apply button for the link or email] how medications impact genes driving disease; drug repurposing by [Please click the Apply button for the link or email] of rare and common disease

As part of the Center for Health Data Science, we have collaborators in computer science, applied math, engineering, epidemiology, and health science. Our lab has a focus on mentorship and maximizing the potential for each trainee to achieve their career goals in a healthy, motivated, supported environment. Trainees are invited to attend national and international conferences in the field. Lowell is in greater Boston, and a short drive from the seashore and mountains.

Rolling application, but looking to hire someone as soon as possible.

Application Deadline: 2024-03-31


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