A postdoctoral position in DEEPLEARNING for GENOMICS is available in the laboratory of Dr. Peter Koo at the Simons Center for Quantitative Biology at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Interested candidates should send a cover letter with a brief statement of research interests, CV, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Koo Laboratory studies the functional impact of genomic mutations through a computational lens using data-driven artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. We are broadly interested in applications for studying gene regulation and protein (dys)function. Our approach develops methods to interpret high-performing AI models to distill knowledge that they learn from big, noisy biological sequence data. Our goal is to elucidate biological mechanisms that underlie sequence-function relationships, with a broader aim of advancing precision medicine for complex diseases, including cancer. For more information, check out https://koo-lab.github.io/.
The successful candidate will develop deep learning solutions to address cutting edge problems in regulatory genomics. Candidates with prior knowledge of computational biology or a machine learning background with a strong interest in transitioning into biological data space are encouraged to apply.
This position is affiliated with the Simons Center for Quantitative Biology (SCQB).
Qualifications: PhD in Computer Science, Physics, (Applied) Math, Statistics, Engineering or other quantitative field. Graduate students expecting to complete their doctoral studies within the next 12 months are also welcome to apply. Machine learning experience is required, as is enthusiasm for biology or biomedicine. In-depth knowledge of one or more of the following: generative adversarial networks, variational autoencoders, transformer networks, normalizing flows, adversarial attacks/training, and interpretability techniques for black-box models. Ideal candidates will have strong communication skills and a desire to work in an interdisciplinary environment. Prior experience with biological sequence data is a plus, but not necessary.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory offers a highly collaborative social and scientific environment as well as a competitive salary and benefits in a beautiful location about one hour from New York City.
If you are interested in joining the lab, please send a CV and a statement of your research accomplishments and interests along with the names of three references to: email@example.com as well as submitting an online application here: http://cshl.peopleadmin.com/postings/15732
Position Number: 02452-R
About us: 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 is located on the north shore of Long Island and is readily accessible from New York City via the Long Island Rail Road.
Internal Number: 02452-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.