Postdoctoral Research Scientist – Life Sciences


Title:                           Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Department:              Department of Biomedical Informatics & Systems Biology Columbia University

Location:                    New York City, NY


Postdoctoral Research Scientist in viral evolution, genomics, and mathematical modeling.


The Rabadan Lab ( is a multi-disciplinary team at the Columbia University Medical Center consisting of computational and evolutionary biologists, applied mathematicians, physicists, and physicians. As part of the Departments of Systems Biology and Biomedical Informatics, we collaborate with clinicians and public health researchers from around the world to explore the genetic underpinnings and epidemiology of infectious diseases and cancer. As part of the Center for Topology of Cancer Evolution and Heterogeneity, we are building a vibrant community of researchers who use insights and techniques from computational topology to solve pressing biomedical problems.


We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher who wants to work in a creative and collaborative environment on new mathematical approaches for understanding viral evolution.


Candidate qualifications include:

  • PhD degree in life sciences with strong focus on mathematical modeling and computation; or PhD in quantitative sciences with interest in biology research.
  • Background in evolutionary biology, molecular epidemiology, population genetics, virus dynamics, immunology, public health, or related fields;
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills are necessary.


Application process:


Interested applicants should submit: Cover letter (highlighting experience with quantitative methods for understanding biological data and evolutionary processes); CV; Names and contact information for three references to


Columbia University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities.