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Position TitlePostdoctoral Research Position in Quantitative Sciences for Cancer Research

Company Information

The Department of Biostatistics ( offers an exceptional environment to pursue research and education in biostatistics while being at the forefront of efforts to benefit the health of populations worldwide. Our faculty are leaders in the development of methods for the design and analysis of clinical trials and observational studies, missing data, causal inference, precision health, network analysis, computational and systems biology, microbiome analysis, statistical genetics and genomics, neurostatistics, and environmental statistics. Our innovative approaches to the analysis of massive health-related data are strengthened by a deep foundation in theory and application. Our unique and diverse community provides unparalleled collaborative opportunities with academic departments across Harvard, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and other world-class Harvard affiliated hospitals.

Duties and Responsibilities

The ideal candidate is an independent, solution-oriented thinker with a strong quantitive background and a clear commitment to cancer research. Other qualifications include:
• Required: PhD in Statistics, Biostatistics, Computer Science, Data Science, or related field
• Required: U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency
• Preferred: Interest in developing open-source software, reproducibility.
• Preferred: Familiarity with multiple data science tools and ability to learn new tools as required.
• Preferred: Excellent communication and writing skills.

Position Qualifications

Information on resources for career development and work/life balance at SPH can be found at:

The application should include an indication of which preceptor or preceptors would be the candidate’s preferred choice. The list of preceptors can be found at