Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Systems Biology

Columbia University New York Department of Systems Biology

Job Requisition Number 00001806

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Department JSB Systems Biology

Division Systems Biology

Location Medical Center

Summary Description

The Program for Mathematical Genomics group in the Department of Systems Biology ( is a cross campus interdisciplinary effort that brings together evolutionary biologists, computer scientists, physicists and mathematicians, to uncover the structure of genomic data and to study the maps that link genotype to phenotype. It constitutes a space for the free exchange of ideas and methods of quantitatively-minded scientists with the goal of achieving a quantitative understanding of biological systems. We collaborate with clinicians and public health researchers from around the world to explore several disease systems, including the genetics and epidemiology of infectious diseases, cancer, and the human microbiome; carry out basic biological research in microbial metabolism, protein structure and function; and the modeling of biological networks using biologically-motivated machine learning. We are building a vibrant community of researchers who use their insights and techniques to solve pressing problems in translational and basic biology.

We are now seeking postdoctoral researchers to join a creative team in a collaborative environment developing mathematical techniques for the analysis of high-dimensional, high-throughput biological data.

Minimum Degree Required

Minimum Qualifications
PhD degree in any quantitative science (preferably mathematics, computer science, physics, astrophysics, computational biology, statistics, or engineering) is required.
Expertise in high-throughput sequencing technologies is highly valued.
Experience with clinical data from large biobanks is also highly valued.
Candidates should have a working knowledge of programming (Python, R, Java or C++) and statistical analysis with demonstrated experience in problem solving.
Practical knowledge of algorithms and databases is required.
Excellent organizational and communication skills are a must.

RAPS posting date 08/13/2020

Search Closing Date 12/31/2020

Special Instructions to the Applicant
Applications are open until all positions are filled.

Please apply on RAPS no later than October 15, 2020 and please include the following:
● Cover letter
● CV
● Names and contact information for three references

EEO Statement
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
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