Post Doc Computational

Requisition Details

Requisition Information

Requisition Title Post Doc Computational
Requisition Number 01688-R

Opening Information

Job Status Full Time
Position Category Post Doctoral
Education Required Graduate Degree
Experience Required 1 - 3 Years
Position 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 ( 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.

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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Requisition Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * 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
  2. * 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)

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

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * 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)

  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

Applicant Documents

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