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Post Doc Computational

Requisition Details

Requisition Information

Requisition Title Post Doc Computational
Requisition Number 01881-R

Opening Information

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

Computational Post-Doctoral Position at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory invites applications for a post-doctoral position in the laboratory of Dr. Jesse Gillis. The successful candidate will join a team at CSHL working to understand the molecular and functional basis of neuronal identity and diversity in mammalian brains. The post-doc position is largely computational but it involves substantial collaboration with wet-lab researchers providing data and is focused on fundamental biology. This interdisciplinary project offers opportunities to address important questions in computational biology and neuroscience with first access to large novel data sets from single-cell RNA-seq. The expected duration of the position is approximately 3-5 years with renewal at the end of each year.
A major conceptual focus of the project will be developing novel ways of assessing large-scale data for replicable signals. This position offers some scope for training for candidates interested in making a leap from either computer science or neuroscience to more data-focused research, particularly if it has arisen informally in their previous work.

Position Requirements

This research sits at the intersection of three research areas: Computational analysis, genetics, and neuroscience. A strong candidate would have expertise in two out of the three areas and an interest in learning about the third. While a broad range of backgrounds are suitable for this position, a PhD in bioinformatics or computational biology is desirable.

A particular focus of our methodological research is replicability and meta-analysis and an interest in these areas is helpful. Experience with either Matlab or R is a plus.
Exceptional applicants without a formal computational background will also be considered, particularly if they are familiar with standard bioinformatics tools.

Please include a letter of interest outlining your research accomplishments and include the contact information of three references.
Applications can be sent directly to

To be considered candidates must also apply for this position via the CSHL website at

Position number: 01881-R

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.

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

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

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