Research Associate

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Chestnut Hill, MASSACHUSETTS


Posted: 17-Mar-24

Location: Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open



Internal Number: 8625

Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,484 full-time undergraduates and 5,250 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 888 full-time and 1,281 FTE faculty, 2,711 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.4 billion, and an endowment in excess of $3.5 billion.

Job Description

Research Associate
The Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing invites applications for a resourceful and well-organized Research Associate to work with Dr. Nadia Abuelezam. The Research Associate will be involved in every aspect of research examining the incorporation of structural causes (like racism) into mathematical models of infectious disease transmission. Dr. Abuelezam is an infectious disease epidemiologist with a strong publication record in both mathematical modeling and health inequities. She is committed to training the next generation of public health leaders and scholars. This opportunity is well suited to individuals interested in pursuing future careers/degrees in public health and/or data analytics.

This work is funded by an R35 through NIGMS. The Research Associate will be a vital member of a multidisciplinary team and will be responsible for implementing, executing, and completing research projects according to a strict timeline and budget. The Research Associate will be responsible for completing research analyses and mathematical modeling independently (with guidance from the PI). In addition to coding and data analysis, the research associate will be responsible for manuscript preparation. As needed, the Research Associate will be able to work with undergraduate research assistants to help complete their research priorities. The position may involve travel to national meetings once to twice per year. Women and applications from under-represented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Individuals with the following characteristics will be competitive for the position: strong motivation and commitment to a career in public health and health equity, strong quantitative computational skills, excellent communication and presentation skills, and an ability to conduct research in a self-directed and collaborative manner.

- Master's Degree in epidemiology, (bio)statistics, ,data science, or a similar quantitative discipline
- Prior experience in scientific research, developing research questions, and writing scientific manuscripts
- Understanding and implementation of statistical concepts and methodologies using well documented code
- Proficiency in at least one programming language (e.g. R, Python, C/C++, Matlab)
- Experience in finding, processing and analyzing large datasets
- Ability to conduct literature searches and produce reviews
- Excellent communication, writing, and presentation skills in English
- Strong commitment to dismantling structural racism
- Strong motivation for independent learning

Required application documents: cover letter, CV, 1 writing sample or publication. Please highlight relevant experience and motivation to participate in research aiming to dismantle structural racism and experience in cover letter. CV should indicate role and responsibility in research that was conducted previously.

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees
  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Low-Cost Life Insurance
  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
  • Additional benefits can be found on

Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at .

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