PhD student position, starting Fall 2021 in Computational Cancer Biology @ University of Massachusetts Lowell

University of Massachusetts, Lowell
United States MA Lowell


PhD student positions now available for Fall 2021 researching Computational Cancer Biology at UMass Lowell. This research sits at the crossroads of computational biology, data science, and epidemiology, and there are a number of possible projects Your ideas for other projects are welcome!

Students who want to work in cancer research, and who are interested in learning and applying data science methods should contact me to join. Our work is 100% computational, using data sets generated by other people. So, students should be excited to learn to visualize and model data sets using tools like R and Python, and packages like tensorflow/pytorch and Stan.

These positions are fully funded with a mix of TAship and research funds. Students should contact me, and can apply to the UML Applied Biology PhD program – applications are rolling.

Lowell is located in greater Boston and with access to numerous biotech and science opportunities.
Other benefits include: access to cutting edge biomedical data; new computing workstations and access to the Massachusetts computing cluster; supportive environment with flexibility to design your own curriculum and research ideas if desired.

Please see more at and email:
- A cover letter describing why you are interested in the lab, how your background is related to this research, and what kind of projects you would like to work on in this lab. The cover letter is mandatory for all applications. I do not guarantee a response to applications that do not include a customized cover letter, but I promise to respond to all applications including a customized cover letter. Please see this link for more guidance on this type of cover letter
- Your resume
- An unofficial transcript (or, relevant course background can be summarized in the resume)


Undergraduate degree in biology or computational sciences or applied math (not all skills are required). Interest in doing research in computational biology!

Start date

September 01, 2021

How to Apply

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