Computational Postdoc

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Job Location
One Bungtown Road
Human Resources
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Job Description

The Atwal lab in the new Simons Center for Quantitative Biology (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) invites applications from highly motivated candidates for a postdoctoral position working on cutting edge computational biology research.

We are looking for quantitative/computational scientists to work at the exciting interface of mathematics, single-cell genomics, and cancer biology, in close collaboration with experimentalists and clinicians. The postdoctoral scientist is expected to exhibit resourcefulness and independence, developing new statistical models of high-dimensional data and implementing computational pipelines.

Interested candidates should apply online at:

The candidates should also email their application to Mickey Atwal ([email protected]) as a single pdf file with subject: Computational Postdoc Application. The application file should include: (1) a CV, (2) a brief statement of research interests, (3) contact information for three references, and (4) no more than two sample publications.


-Ph.D. level degree in the quatitative sciences (i.e., physics, mathematics or computer science). Candidates with a degree in the life sciences but with a proven quantitative research record will also be considered.
- Expertise in scientific programming, e.g. C, C++, Python, or R. Proficiency working in a Linux environment, with large data sets, computer clusters, and databases.
- Research publications in computational biology, machine learning or physics. The ideal candidate will have experience dealing with next-gen DNA sequencing data and/or cancer biology.
- Effective communication skills, both written and oral.
- Above all, a passion for solving difficult research problems at the frontier of computational biology.

To be considered, please apply for this position via the CSHL Careers website:

Position Number 01361-R

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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How to Apply

To be considered, please apply for this position via the CSHL Careers website:

Position Number 01361-R

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.

Research at the Laboratory is enriched by collaborations with scientists at other universities, hospitals, and in the biotech and pharmaceutical sectors. Scientific interaction and exchange of new ideas within the institution's research community is enhanced by a robust Meeting and Courses program that attracts approximately 9,850 scientists from around the world each year to CSHL facilities on Long Island.  A new meeting venue in China attracts an additional 2,650 participants.

The innovative spirit, vision, and talent of the Laboratory’s scientists continue to place CSHL among the top 1% of life science institutions most cited in published research. The dynamic, collaborative environment at CSHL also fosters a superb educational experience for an outstanding group graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.

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