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Research Fellow, Biostatistics

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts (US)
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
May 25, 2022

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Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Postdoc Fellowship
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Dr. Tayob’s research group at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and Harvard Medical School invites applicants for a biostatistics postdoctoral position. Dr. Tayob’s research program focuses on the development of statistical methods for biomarker evaluation (Tayob et al, Biometrics 2016) and screening algorithms with longitudinal biomarkers (Tayob et al, CGH 2015 and Tayob et al, Biometrics 2017).

The postdoctoral fellow will collaborate with Dr. Tayob to develop and validate longitudinal biomarker algorithms to improve the early detection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This work is highly collaborative, and the postdoctoral fellow will interact with leading researchers in the field of early detection and biomarker development. Longitudinal biomarker algorithms that have demonstrated clinical utility to improve early detection of HCC could improve the poor mortality rates associated with HCC, a leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. These algorithms can also be utilized in many other settings and Dr. Tayob has collaborations with researchers at DFCI to explore these further.


  • A PhD in a quantitative field such as biostatistics, statistics, mathematics, or a related discipline.
  • Strong programming skills.
  • Strong interest or experience in developing R packages and Shiny applications for dissemination of statistical methods.
  • Demonstrated experience working on applied research projects with non-statistical collaborators.
  • A strong track record of scientific publications.
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English.

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About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:

At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.  As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.  Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

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