Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow – Wigler Lab

Job Number: 64321

Location: Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA, US

Job Description

Position Description 

The Levy and Wigler research groups at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY are seeking independent and motivated researchers in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.

The successful candidate will have a key role in a multi-disciplinary team of wet-bench and computational researchers working to revolutionize cancer detection and treatment by developing novel genomic technologies. The candidate will work closely with bench scientists to draft the initial computational workflows to analyze new experimental data. Developing a relationship of feedback and understanding between the bench and the computer is essential to work of our groups. Rather than building a single pipeline to analyze a set of standardized data, our computational scientists routinely develop custom algorithms that shape the protocol development and design. For candidates eager to obtain cross-discipline experience, this position is an opportunity to learn from a group with substantial expertise in both computational and molecular biology.

The Levy and Wigler research groups are re-envisioning the tools of genetics research by coupling innovation at the bench with novel computational methods. We have developed methods for inexpensive copy number (SMASH), generating long reads from short-read sequencers (muSeq), encapsulation of cells in acrylamide gel (BAG-seq), sensitive detection of cancer genomes (MASQ), and most recently mutational sequencing for short tandem repeats (muSTR). Applicants may review our most recent publications at


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a world-renowned biomedical research institution in New York. It has shaped contemporary biomedical research and is the home of eight Nobel Prize laureates. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory provides a highly dynamic and interactive research environment and also a unique opportunity of timely exposure to advances in various biomedical research fields and of interaction with a broad range of researchers from all over the world through its renowned Meetings and Courses program. We believe that science is for everyone. We have had researchers with a variety of backgrounds and believe in the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Position Requirements 

o PhD or equivalent experience in computational biology, genetics, statistics, computer science, mathematics, molecular biology, biophysics or a related field.
o A strong record of quality work and compelling professional references.
o Excellent communication, analytic and organization skills enabling effective interaction with a diverse cohort of researchers and collaborators.
o Programming competence in some computer language and the flexibility to learn a new one.
o Bonus: Prior experience working with genomic sequence data, analyzing biological datasets, or developing computational workflows.


Compensation and Benefits

Our employees are compensated in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional health benefits, retirement plans, paid time off, and a range of recognition and wellness programs. Visit our CSHL Benefits , Postdoctoral Landing & Postdoctoral Fellow Stipend Schedule (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader)  sites to learn more.

We strongly recommend to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 however; it is not a requirement for employment.

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. VEVERRA

Application Deadline: 2024-02-21


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