Post-doctoral position in Computational Genomics

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Job Location: 
Cold Spring Harbor, New York


Job Description: 

Post-doctoral position in Computational Genomics at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory invites applications for a post-doctoral position in the laboratory of Jesse Gillis. The focus will be on using gene networks to explore the functional connection between neuropsychiatric disease candidates. Potential projects include developing gene networks tailored to conditions of interest (such as age or tissue), characterizing the effectiveness of machine learning methods in function prediction or disease candidate prioritization, developing new ways to operationalize “gene function”, and other questions at the systems level of computational genomics.

The successful candidate will join a team at the Stanley Institute for Cognitive Genomics at CSHL working to identify the genetic causes of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression. This interdisciplinary project offers opportunities to address fundamental questions in computational genomics with first access to very large and novel genomic data sets. The expected duration of the position is 3-5 years with renewal at the end of each year.

A broad range of backgrounds are suitable for this position.


A PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science or computational neuroscience is strongly preferred. Exceptional applicants without a computational degree will also be considered. The ideal candidate would have experience with gene network analysis in some form, be familiar with standard bioinformatics tools and have proven ability in elements of either machine learning, signal processing, or detailed computational modeling. Knowledge in genetics or neuroscience is helpful but not necessary. Familiarity with either Matlab or R is a plus.

For more information about the Gillis Lab visit:

Contact Information: 

Qualified applicants are invited to apply online at:

Please include a letter of interest outlining your research accomplishments and include the contact information of three references.

Position Number 0000645-R


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Our Organization: 

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a world-renowned research and educational institution with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology, genomics and bioinformatics. The Laboratory is recognized internationally for its excellence in research and educational activities.