Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Systems Biology
Columbia University
United States

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Job Requisition Number 00001203

Field(s) of Specialization

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Department JSB Systems Biology

Division Systems Biology

Location Medical Center

Summary Description

The Rabadan Lab ( is a multi-disciplinary team at Columbia University Medical Center consisting of computational and evolutionary biologists, applied mathematicians, physicists, and physicians.


As part of the Department of Systems Biology and Department of Biomedical Informatics, we collaborate with clinicians and public health researchers from around the world to explore several disease systems, focusing particularly on the genetics and epidemiology of infectious diseases and cancer. As part of the Program for Mathematical Genomics, we are building a vibrant community of researchers who use insights and techniques from computational topology and biological data to solve pressing biomedical problems.


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 sequencing and 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.


Preferred Qualifications

Additional Information

RAPS posting date 10/29/2019

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Please include the following:
-Cover letter/statement of interest
-Names and contact information for three references


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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer —Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.


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