Post-doctoral fellow positions in computational biology focusing on gene expression.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory invites applications for post-doctoral positions in the laboratory of Dr. Jesse Gillis and colleagues. The successful candidates will join a team at CSHL working to understand the molecular and functional basis of cellular properties, focusing on mammalian brains. This is a largescale project involving a number of complementary positions, ranging from bioinformatics, to neuroscience, to molecular genetics. While the focus of the position is computational, all projects involve substantial collaboration with wet-lab researchers generating unique data. This interdisciplinary work 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 new ways of assessing large-scale data for replicable signals. This position offers substantial scope for training for candidates interested in making a leap from computer science, neuroscience or genetics to data-focused research, particularly if it has arisen informally in their previous work.
In addition to a collaborative focus within the project itself, successful applicants will enjoy a wide range of educational opportunities at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. 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.
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 JGillis@cshl.edu.
To be considered candidates must also apply for this position via the CSHL website at https://www.cshl.edu/careers.
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.
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