Application Information

The Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology is seeking candidates 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.

Next Training Program Start Date: July 1, 2023

Qualifications required:

  1. US Citizen or green card holder
  2. Doctoral degree: Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Genetics and Genomics, or related field, or MD degree
  3. Programming skills (SAS and/or R) preferred

This position is a postdoctoral training opportunity paid a 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 non-employee postdocs (paid a stipend by an externally-funded training grant). Please visit the BU Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs website for details.

Interested candidates should send the following materials to Donna Gibson (

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

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Further Information can be obtained by contacting the program director

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