Dr. Saket Navlakha and his research group is seeking a self-directed postdoctoral fellow broadly interested in studying biological information processing from an algorithmic perspective. The goal is to discover new computational ideas by studying problem-solving strategies used in nature, and to ground these ideas by fostering deep collaborations with experimental biologists. We have most recently been interested in neural circuit computation and plant architecture optimization, but new areas are also welcome.
We are part of the Simons Center for Quantitative Biology at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. CSHL is located on the north shore of Long Island and is readily accessible from New York City via the Long Island Rail Road.
Relevant publications include: 1. A neural algorithm for a fundamental computing problem (Science, 2017) 2. A neural data structure for novelty detection (PNAS, 2018) 3. High-resolution laser scanning reveals plant architectures that reflect universal network design principles (Cell Systems, 2017). This position is affiliated with the Simons Center for Quantitative Biology (SCQB).
Applicants with PhD-level in computer science, or related field. Strong algorithmic and programming skills, publications in strong computational biology conferences or journals, and experience or interest in learning biology and collaborating with experimentalists.
Please submit a CV, a short description of how our research interests overlap, and contact information for two references to: email@example.com. In addition, could you please apply to the online application found here: http://cshl.peopleadmin.com/postings/15663
Position ID: 02441-R
We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits program, including medical and dental insurance, and access to an affordable and licensed on-site childcare center. In addition, CSHL Meetings and Courses program provides an opportunity for interacting with a broad range of researchers and exposure to timely advances in many areas of scientific research.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a world-renowned research and educational institution recognized internationally for its excellence in fundamental areas, such as cancer, neuroscience, plant biology, genomics, and quantitative biology. The Laboratory has long been recognized as a place for nurturing young scientists, with postdoctoral researchers being an integral part of the discovery process. The Laboratory offers a warm, collegial, and collaborative work environment in a beautiful location about one hour from New York City.
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, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 02441-R
About Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Since 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has been a global leader in research and education. The international scientific community at CSHL provides a unique and stimulating atmosphere for doctoral research?an environment where students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty work side-by-side. The Watson School of Biological Sciences (WSBS) was founded on the belief that with well thought-out mechanisms, enthusiastic involvement of faculty, and highly motivated students, an innovative curriculum could be provided that would allow students to earn a doctoral degree in a shorter time than in traditional programs without compromising the quality of their training. The curriculum is designed to train students to become scholars and independent thinkers.