Applicant Information

The Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology is seeking candidate(s) for its T32 Training Program in Cardiovascular Epidemiology awarded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Trainees will focus their 2-year training on the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease such as coronary heart disease, stroke, heart failure and other forms of vascular disease, following one of the training pathways: statistical genetics and genomics, computational biology and bioinformatics, or clinical epidemiology.

The successful candidate will participate in training activities including pathway-specific coursework and workshops, as well as individual professional development plan workshops, one-on-one professional counseling and career planning, grant writing workshops, research seminars, journal internships, and working on research projects with a Boston University senior investigator on longitudinal epidemiological studies such as Framingham Heart Study, Long Life Family Study and other cohort studies. All trainees will be supervised by their assigned faculty mentor as well as by the program’s co-directors for progress evaluation.

Earliest Training Program Start DateApril 1, 2024

Required Qualifications:

    1. U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or permanent U.S. resident
    2. Doctoral degree as follows: Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Genetics and Genomics, or related field; or an M.D. degree
    3. Programming skills such as SAS and/or R preferred

        This position is a postdoctoral training opportunity paid a bi-monthly stipend, and the successful individual will be engaged in a 2-year period of mentored advanced training and professional development following completion of a doctoral degree program.  Boston University provides benefits for employee postdocs (Postdoctoral Associate NRSA). Please visit BU Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs for details.

         Interested candidates should apply via WebCAMP at the link below. Please contact Donna Gibson at with any questions. Boston University is an equal opportunity employer. Under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information visit Boston University Human Resources.

        • Cover letter indicating reason for applying to this training program
        • Curriculum vitae
        • 2 recommendation letters

        Apply Here

        Please contact Dr. Vanessa Xanthakis, Principal Investigator for additional information.

        Vanessa Xanthakis, PhD FAHA
        Associate Professor of Medicine and Biostatistics
        Director of Research Training, Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology
        phone: (617) 358-1304