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Research Scientist (Open Rank)

The Herbert and Florence Irving Institute for Cancer Dynamics of Columbia University
Job Location
Schermerhorn Hall, 1180 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027
United States
Job Description

The Herbert and Florence Irving Institute for Cancer Dynamics of Columbia University invites applications for Professional Officers of Research (Open Rank) position in computational aspects of cancer research.

The Herbert and Florence Irving Institute for Cancer Dynamics (IICD) is an interdisciplinary institute located on the Morningside Heights campus of Columbia University and focused on the interplay between mathematical sciences and cancer research, collaborating across disciplinary boundaries to develop aspects of science, engineering and the social sciences that can improve our understanding of cancer biology, origins, treatment and prevention.

The IICD invites applications from researchers who have strong research expertise in an application of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and related statistical methods in any aspect of cancer research, including, but not limited to, early detection, cancer immunology, and spatial single cell technologies.

To this end, we expect successful candidates to:
- Conduct independent, cutting-edge research in cancer data science (75% effort)
- Support the mission of the Institute on developing the interplay between mathematical sciences and cancer research, through contributions to outreach and training (15% effort)
- Identify and attract external funding to support their research program (10% effort)

Candidates for Associate Research Scientist are strongly encouraged, but not required to have postdoctoral experience. Candidates for Research Scientist should have made substantial contributions in their field and have experience in collaborative research and in training students, postdocs or researchers. Candidates for Senior Research Scientist should be established in their field and have extensive experience of collaborative research and in training students, postdocs or researchers.


Candidates must have a doctorate degree in a quantitative discipline such as computer science, statistics, or have a strong quantitative component in a discipline such as biology or medicine.

Minimum Qualifications:

- Strong knowledge of computer science and statistics 
- Experience in computational cancer genomics methodology or pipeline development
- Strong analytical, computational, and quantitative skills
- A record of outstanding research, commensurate with years of professional experience, as evidenced by
publications, grants, software outputs, and other measures of impact.
- A record of successful research collaborations 
- Experience managing collaborative projects involving a wide variety of constituents and stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience participating in open source software development; significant contributions to open source projects are highly valued for this role

- Experience with statistical software

Addtional Information:

Candidates for professional officer of research positions are expected to have established their ability to conduct original, independent scientific research. To hold the senior research scientist rank, candidates’ qualifications and contributions to their fields of research must be equivalent to those of a full professor; for the rank of research scientist, associate professor; and for the rank of associate research scientist, assistant professor. All candidates for all Professional Officer of Research positions are expected to be able to work well in teams and to communicate effectively the results of their research or research activities both orally and in writing.

How to Apply

Please submit your application to the link below.

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