Computational Post Doc

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

Computational Post Doc

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), meta-analysis of expression data, developing new ways to computationally interpret 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 large novel genomic data sets. The expected duration of the position is 3-5 years with renewal at the end of each year.


Position Requirements

A broad range of backgrounds are suitable for this position, although a PhD in bioinformatics or computational biology is preferred. Exceptional applicants without a computational background will also be considered. The ideal candidate would have experience with gene network analysis in some form and be familiar with standard bioinformatics tools. Familiarity with either Matlab or R is a plus.

Contact Information: 

Qualified applicants are invited to send a CV, a letter of interest outlining your research accomplishments and the contact information of three references to Dr. Jesse Gillis

Applicants must also apply for this position via the CSHL website at:

Position Number 00645-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