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Post Doc Computational: McCandlish Lab


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Job Location

One Bungtown Road
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
United States




We offer comprehensive benefits program, including medical and dental insurance, and access to an affordable and licensed on-site childcare center.

Job Description

A post-doctoral position in computational biology is available in David McCandlish’s group in the Simons Center for Quantitative Biology at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. 
Research in the McCandlish laboratory is focused on the analysis of high-throughput mutagenesis data, with the goal of accurately predicting the phenotypic, health, and evolutionary consequences of both single and multiple mutations in protein coding and regulatory sequences. 
The successful candidate will develop new statistical and mathematical techniques for modeling the effects of mutations and will conduct analyses on a variety of data sets. Current research directions involve semi-parametric statistics, Markov chains, Gaussian processes, and population-genetic theory. 
This position is affiliated with the Simons Center for Quantitative Biology (SCQB).


Education: Applicants must hold a PhD in a quantitative discipline such as computational biology, evolutionary biology, molecular evolution, quantitative genetics, bioinformatics, biochemistry, or molecular genetics. Individuals with backgrounds in mathematics, physics or computer science will also be considered.
Experience/Skills: Ideal candidates from the biological sciences should have proficiency in at least one computational environment for the development of new statistical techniques such as R, Mathematica, Matlab, Julia, Python, C, etc. Ideal candidates from the physical/mathematical sciences should have prior exposure to research in the biological sciences.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply online to position #02802-R using the following link: Please include a CV and publication list, a statement of research interest and contact information of three references.

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.
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You are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition to your employment at the Laboratory, except in instances where you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance that is contrary to receiving the vaccine. You will be required to provide proof of your vaccination on your first day of employment. For those individuals, who are unable to receive a vaccine due to access issues, they will be expected to receive the vaccine upon arrival in New York.
CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status. 
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