Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center

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Position ID:BroadInstitute-Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center-POSTDOC [#23677]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Machine Learning
Artificial Intelligence
Appl Deadline: (posted 2022/11/10, listed until 2023/07/01)
Position Description:    

The Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center (EWSC) at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is seeking exceptional postdoctoral fellows to join the center. The EWSC seeks to understand the programs of life and how they connect across biological scales—from the molecular to the genetic to the cellular to the organismal—by creating a strong community at the interface of machine learning and biology. We will do this by creating novel mathematical, computational and algorithmic paradigms, and applying these insights to solve the most pressing biomedical problems.

We welcome outstanding applicants with research interests in any area of machine learning, statistics, or mathematics that could drive the frontier of biomedical research. The role will be focused on the development of novel computational and algorithmic methods, with a strong bent towards developing the mathematical foundations of which algorithms are most suitable to biological applications and why.  While experience in machine learning or related fields is critical for the role, prior exposure to biology or medicine is advantageous but not required. 

This will be a one-year appointment beginning on or after July 1, 2023, or an earlier/later mutually agreed upon date, with the possibility of renewal for a second and third year based upon satisfactory performance.

 Qualifications and Requirements: 
  • Ph.D. (expected or obtained) in Computer Science, Engineering, (Bio)Statistics, or a related field 
  • Strong analytical and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively describe scientific material to both specialized and lay audiences. 
  • Ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary environment and commitment to participating in EWSC activities 
Completed application review will begin on a rolling basis after December 20, 2022

For full consideration, candidates must submit the following documents: 
  • CV and a cover letter, which may include potential avenues of collaboration and supervision by Broad-, Harvard-, or MIT-affiliated faculty 
  • A research statement of up to three pages, including references (this can be focused on research thus far, and need not be biomedical in nature) 
  • Names and email addresses of three or more individuals who will provide letters of recommendation 
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The Broad Institute will offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

All Broad employees, regardless of work location, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Requests for exemption for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will be considered.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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