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Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Boston College
Job Location:
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Biological Engineering
Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.

Job Description

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The postdoctoral fellow will work
with Prof. Bryan Ranger and his collaborators (including faculty in the
Computer Science Department and School of Nursing at Boston College) on
projects involving machine learning (ML) for medical image and biomedical
signal analysis. Background and expertise in developing original methods for
recognition in images or videos is essential. Candidates with experience in software
development (AI-enabled) on mobile hardware platforms for computer vision
applications are particularly well-suited for this position. Collaborative
opportunities to apply ML techniques to other types of data, such as clinical
biomarkers and social determinants of health, may also be available if there is

Prof. Ranger's research group
will have a particular focus on developing technologies that will address
challenges in settings with limited resources. Though not required for the
position, experience with human-centered design and a demonstrated interest in
global health is a plus. While the fellow will spend most of their time
conducting research and working on manuscripts, there may be opportunities for
teaching, mentoring and grant writing. The fellow will also get an opportunity
to develop interdisciplinary research skills by collaborating with clinicians
and researchers from other disciplines.

Since the Engineering
department started a new undergraduate human-centered engineering program in
2021, the post doctoral research fellow may also get opportunity to develop leadership skills through
initiating departmental activities and mentoring students in the program.

The fellow will have a PhD in
Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or any other
relevant field by the start date. This is a 1-year appointment with the
possibility for renewal. The successful candidate will be required to adhere to
Boston College's Covid-19 policies.

Applicants should submit a
cover letter that includes a description of research interests, a curriculum
vitae (CV), and the contact information of two references (who will only be
contacted if the candidate is shortlisted for an interview). For further
information or questions, please contact Bryan Ranger


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-Sponsored403bRetirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sickand Vacation Pay
  • Additional benefits can be found on

Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. 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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