Computational Postdoc -

Cold Spring Harbor Lab
Job Location
Cold Spring Harbor
New York, NY 11724
Commensurate with experience

Comprehensive benefits package

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.


Position Requirements

- Ph.D. level degree in the quantitative 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.

How to Apply:

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

Position Number 01688-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

How to Apply:

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

Position Number 01688-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.

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