Postdoctoral Positon at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Job Location: 
One Bungtown Road, Cold Spring Harbor, New York
Job Description: 

Postdoctoral researchers are sought for a large-scale effort to use
genomic technologies to understand the biological basis of cognitive
disorders & cancer by studying the sequence variation in humans.


1. Analysis of Genetic Variation in Large (for instance thousands of genes or very large genomic regions) Targeted Areas of the Genome to Study Cognitive Disorders, including schizophrenia (Thomson PA, Parla JS, McRae AF, Kramer M, Ramakrishnan K, Yao J, et al. 708 Common and 2010 rare DISC1 locus variants identified in 1542 subjects: analysis for association with psychiatric disorder and cognitive traits. Mol Psychiatry. 2013.doi: 10.1038/mp.2013.68.

2. Development of new technologies and strategies for next generation sequencing and targeted capture.


A Ph.D. in molecular biology, genetics, or biotechnology and expertise in a wide range of molecular biology skills is required. Strong bioinformatics background and previous experience in the next generation sequencing and genomics data analysis will be a plus. The successful candidate must have outstanding achievements in their doctoral research and possess independent research abilities and ambitious scientific goals.

Contact Information: 

For more information about Professor McCombie’s Lab please visit:

Interested candidates should apply for this position via the CSHL website at:

Position number 00753-R


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer.

About Our Organization: 

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a world-renowned, private research and education institution with research programs in Cancer, Neuroscience, Plant Biology, Quantitative Biology, and Bioinformatics & Genomics. The research environment is highly collaborative, allowing CSHL scientists to work together across disciplines to solve biology’s most challenging problems. The ultimate goal is to apply this research on basic biological mechanisms to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, neurological disorders and other diseases.