Postdoctoral Research Scientist – Quantitative Sciences

Title:                           Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Department:              Department of Biomedical Informatics & Systems Biology Columbia University

Location:                    New York City, NY


Postdoctoral Research Scientist in 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 development of mathematical techniques for the analysis of tumors.


Candidate qualifications include:

  • PhD degree in any quantitative science (preferably mathematics, computer science, physics, astrophysics, computational biology, statistics, or engineering)
  • Expertise in high-throughput sequencing technologies is highly valued.
  • The candidate should have a working knowledge of programming and statistical analysis with demonstrated experience in problem solving.
  • 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.