Computational Postdoc

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Job Location
Cold Spring Harbor, NC 11724
Job Description

Professor McCombie is seeking highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellows in Statistical Genomics and Human Genetics for his group at the Stanley Institute of Cognitive Genomics, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The Stanley Institute of Cognitive Genomics is a multidisciplinary organization using genomics, computational biology and clinical knowledge to understand the genetic and pathogenesis of complex mental diseases. In particular, Professor McCombie’s group is applying the latest high through put exome and genome sequencing technologies, to identify rare nucleotide and structural variation underlying bipolar disorder, major depression and schizophrenia. The applicant will be expected to integrate with others at the Stanley Institute and analyze family and population based genomic data of neurological and psychiatric diseases.



Applicants with a PhD in Statistical Genomics, Quantitative Genetics, Biostatistics, Genetic Epidemiology, Statistical Molecular Genetics or a related field with a focus on genetics are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates with doctoral degrees in Physics, Statistics and Computer Science with a strong interest in human genetics are also welcome. Interested applicants with a Masters Degree in the fields described above and 3 years’ experience in the statistical analysis of genetic data will also be considered.

The accepted applicant should have strong written and communication skills, and be proficient in
R, MatLab or other statistical programming tools.
Familiarity with UNIX
Computer Programming Languages
QTL Theory
Experimental Design
Experience with Family or large population data sets

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

Position Number 01291-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 01291-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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