Eliza Barkan joins the lab for her rotation.

A warm welcome to new lab member Eliza Barkan.

Eliza joins us as a graduate rotation student in the MCB Program for this spring semester. She will be studying signatures of structural alterations in advanced prostate cancer tumor genomes.

Anna-Lisa Doebley joins the lab. Welcome, Anna-Lisa!

A warm welcome to the newest lab member Anna-Lisa Doebley.

Anna-Lisa Doebley is joining us as an MSTP student in the MCB Program. She will be developing and applying novel approaches to analyze cell-free DNA from advanced cancer patients.

Welcome to the lab, Katharine Chen and Megan Chiang

A warm welcome to new lab members Katharine Chen and Megan Chiang.

Katharine joins us as a graduate rotation student in the MCB Program for this winter semester. She will be investigating approaches to analyze cell-free DNA from advanced cancer patients.

Megan join us as a bioinformatics intern from Northeastern University where she is completing her MSc. She will be analyzing tumor whole genome sequencing data from castration-resistant prostate cancer.

We are excited for them to start working on these exciting projects.

Computational Biologist/Bioinformatics Analyst position available

A computational biologist/bioinformatics analyst position in the laboratory of Dr. Gavin Ha and the Computational Biology Program is available immediately. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who is interested in studying the genetics and epigenetics of cancer using computational approaches. Candidates who are excited about large/complex ‘omics’ data analysis and cancer research are encouraged to apply. The position has a competitive salary with great benefits.

Please apply through the job posting here

Applicants must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in one of these disciplines:

  • Computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science, data science, statistics, biostatistics, biomedical engineering, computer/electrical engineering, physics, or other related fields

Applicants should have some of the following skills and experience:

  • Work well in team environments; strong communication skills; detail-oriented
  • Strong programming experience (R, Python, Matlab, Java, C/C++, Perl or other languages for research)
  • Experience with high performance computing environments or cloud computing environments is a plus
  • Experience with analyzing sequencing data is considered an asset
  • A background in cancer biology is considered an asset.

To apply, please submit your application with the following:

  • Cover letter describing your experience and/or research interests
  • CV
  • Example of your code either as (1) an attachment or (2) link(s) to public repositories (e.g. GitHub)
Postdoc position available

A postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Dr. Gavin Ha and the Computational Biology Program is available immediately. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who is interested in studying cancer and understanding the genetic and epigenetic basis driving cancer progression. Candidates who are excited about large/complex ‘omics’ data analysis and methods development for cancer research are encouraged to apply. The position has a competitive salary and great benefits.

Please apply through the job posting here

Applicants must have a PhD in one of these disciplines:

  • Computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science, data science, statistics, computer/electrical engineering, physics, or other related fields

Applicants should have some of the following skills and experience:

  • Work well in team environments; strong communication/organization skills; detail-oriented
  • Strong programming experience (R, Python, Matlab, Java, C/C++, Perl or other languages for research)
  • Experience with high performance computing environments and cloud computing environments is a plus
  • Experience with analyzing sequencing data is considered a strong asset
  • Applicants must have a demonstrated publication track record.
  • A background in cancer biology (esp in prostate or breast cancer) is considered a strong asset.

To apply, please submit your application with the following:

  • A statement of research interests and past accomplishments
  • CV
  • Names and email addresses of three references
  • Two representative publications or preprints (if available)
Paper on structural alterations in prostate cancer published in Cell

Check out the paper here

New website for the (Gavin) Ha Lab

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