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Requisition Details

Requisition Information

Requisition Title Post Doc Computational
Requisition Number 01210-R

Opening Information

Job Status Full Time
Position Category Post Doctoral
Education Required Graduate Degree
Experience Required Not Indicated
Position Description

The Simons Center for Quantitative Biology at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is seeking highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellows in information extraction from the bio-medical literature to join Ivan Iossifov’s group.

We are looking to develop a new flexible system for extracting heterogeneous knowledge from medical articles. Rather than solely tagging a specific article for named entities and relations expressed in the article, the goal is to leverage existing techniques for these tasks over a large corpus of bio-medical articles in order to extract rich knowledge about diverse relations such as those between a gene and a disease, relations between brain regions, disease-disease and protein to protein interactions. This would require combination of evidence about a particular relation from different sources, the confidence of prediction in multiple instances in the corpus and possibly the quality of the articles in which the relation is discovered.

The target application domain is the literature on autism, which will require the integration of information from disparate disciplines like medicine, biology, neuroscience and genetics. The final outcomes of the project will be evaluated both by the correctness of extracted information and by its utility for autism researchers.

Position Requirements

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must hold, or soon expect to hold, a PhD. Strong candidates with a background in information extraction, machine learning, data mining and natural language processing will be considered.

For more information about research in the Iossifov Laboratory, see

To Apply:
Candidates should submit their application as a single pdf file, sent to Ivan Iossifov at <>, with subject: Knowledge Discovery Postdoc. The application PDF file should include: (1) a CV, (2) a Brief Statement of Research Interest and Relevant Background, (3) the Names and Contact Information for Three References, and (4) Two Sample Publications.

Ivan Iossifov, Ph.D.
Simons Center for Quantitative Biology
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
One Bungtown Road
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

Interested candidates must also apply for this position via the CSHL careers website at:

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.

For more information about CSHL, please visit us at

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, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Requisition Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Please list in chronological order any graduate or professional schools attended, your degree(s) (eg. PhD, MD, DVM), date the degree was or is expected to be awarded. (Please refrain from referring to other documents)

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. Please list any previous postdoctoral or residency training experience (if applicable). Please refrain from referring to other documents.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Please provide the title of your doctoral thesis and the name of your thesis advisor(s). Please refrain from referring to other documents.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. Please indicate the fields that you are interested in seeking training in at CSHL (check all that apply):
    • Cancer
    • Neuroscience
    • Plant Biology
    • Quantitative Biology
    • Bioinformatics and Genomics
    • Other
    • No Answer
  5. If you are authorized to work for all employers in the US on a full time basis, will you now or in the future require sponsorship for an employment-authorized visa status?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. If you are offered employment by CSHL, you must complete and sign the I-9 form required by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service no later than your first day of employment and provide documentation to verify your identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. within three (3) business days of your date of hire.
    • I have read and understood the above statement

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents