Computational Science Developer I

Monday 27th May 2019

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory invites applications for a Computational Science Developer I in the laboratory of Dr. Jesse Gillis to focusing on bioinformatics and gene expression. This interdisciplinary project offers opportunities to develop, improve and assess software addressing important questions in computational biology and neuroscience with access to large novel data sets. 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 position is computational but it involves substantial collaboration with wet-lab researchers providing data and is focused on fundamental biology.
A strong candidate would have expertise in scientific programming and familiarity with common bioinformatics software. Experience with R or Python is a requirement. A typical background would include a bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field such as bioinformatics, computer science, or statistics, with a working knowledge of biological data. Proven expertise in these areas (e.g., relevant work experience) can substitute for a specific degree. Scientific training in largescale data analysis is an expected component of the project, so enthusiasm in this area of research is a plus.

The position is renewable yearly and could be appropriately filled by both trained candidates interested in a long-term positions, as well as recent graduates specifically seeking additional training.

Along with a brief letter of interest, applications should include a short CV and include the contact information of two references.

Applicant must be willing to relocate to Cold Spring Harbor Labs in Long Island NY.

To be considered candidates must also apply for this position via the CSHL website at: Position Number 02413-R.

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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.
We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
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, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory


Cold Spring Harbor New York


Computational Science Developer I