Columbia University seeks highly qualified individuals to fill many roles in our efforts to advance research and education in systems biology and computational biology. Use the links below to find currently available opportunities.

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Staff Associate III  More information

The Staff Associate III will be a part of the Wang Lab http://wanglab.c2b2.columbia.edu/ at Columbia University Medical Center, and will work under the supervision of the principal investigator (PI) and in collaboration with others in the laboratory in the area of systems and synthetic biology and microbiome research. The goal of the research is to develop methods to engineer the mammalian gut microflora to improve health and fight disease. The Staff Associate III should possess at least four years of prior laboratory experience and a solid knowledge of molecular biology, bacterial culturing techniques (anaerobic and aerobic), and recombinant DNA protocols (PCR, transformation, cloning).

Technician B  More information

The laboratory of Professor Harris Wang in the Department of Systems Biology is seeking a research Technician B.  The work in the Wang laboratory is focused on diverse questions in systems and synthetic biology including mammalian microbiome function, host-microbiome interactions in health and disease, microbial horizontal gene flow, and foundational technology development. The candidate for this position will carry out routine molecular biology and microbiology experiments, microbiome studies in vitro and in animal models, library preparations for next-generation sequencing, and microbial cultivation studies to serve ongoing projects. He/she may also perform general laboratory management responsibilities, including media preparation and ordering of supplies.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS POSITION IS INITIALLY FOR ONE YEAR WITH THE POSSIBILITY TO EXTEND.

Manager of User Services  More information

Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC), located in the city of New York, is a part of high ranked premier Ivy League school in the country. The Department of Systems Biology Information Technology (DSBIT) is a core IT team that manages an impressive High Performance Computing and Big Data Storage facility devoted to cutting-edge research in molecular and systems biology. DSBIT strives to provide high-level IT and Research Computing support for numerous departments/institutes/research-labs, including the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Institute for Cancer Genetics and the JP Sulzberger Columbia Genome Center.

DSBIT is searching for a Manager of User Services to lead our talented IT team. The position manages DSBIT DevOps on high-end Servers, complex software environment for highly skilled researchers (PhD students and above). The position requires significant customer service skills involving personal interaction, multi-tasking, and strong time-management skills. Our Data Center services run in a 24x7 mode, occasionally attending emergencies during off-hours is a part of the job.

Postdoctoral Research Scientist  More information

The Rabadan Lab (https://rabadan.c2b2.columbia.edu/) 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 several disease systems, focusing particularly on the genetics and epidemiology of infectious diseases and cancer. As part of the Program for Mathematical Genomics we are building a vibrant community of researchers who use insights and techniques from computational topology and biological data to solve pressing biomedical problems.

We are now seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join a creative team in a collaborative environment developing mathematical techniques for the analysis of high-dimensional, high-throughput sequencing and biological data.

Postdoctoral Research Scientist  More information

The Rabadan Lab (https://rabadan.c2b2.columbia.edu/) 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 several disease systems, focusing particularly on the genetics and epidemiology of infectious diseases and cancer. As part of the Program for Mathematical Genomics we are building a vibrant community of researchers who use insights and techniques from computational topology and biological data to solve pressing biomedical problems.

We are now seeking postdoctoral researchers to join a creative team in a collaborative environment developing mathematical techniques for the analysis of high-dimensional, high-throughput sequencing and biological data.  Specifically, someone to develop high-powered statistical analyses of bulk and single cell data complementing mathematical modeling approaches using glioblastoma as a paradigm.

Staff Associate I  More information

The Staff Associate I, in the High-Throughput Screening Facility within the Judith P. Sulzberger Genome Center at the Columbia University Medical Center, will primarily be responsible for the execution of automated experiments within the lab, utilizing laboratory automation. Currently, the center features three automation pieces: the Cell::Explorer (Perkin Elmer), HighRes Bio, and a LabCyte Echo. In addition to the execution of assays the candidate will also perform routine quality assurance protocols to monitor lab automation performance and prevent systematic errors in our automated processes. Responsibilities also include but not limited to tracking consumable inventory, training users on basic instrument controls, use of informatics to process data, and scheduling instrument usage between users/assays. 

Senior Systems Engineer  More information

Reporting to the Director of IT, the incumbent will assist with technical direction and the research of new technologies. The candidate will require experience in system design and implementation requiring a high level of technical expertise in a variety of technical disciplines such as, Linux based high performance computing (HPC), Windows Server based accounts management, enterprise storage systems, networking, security and data center running 24x7. 

Faculty All Ranks (Tenure track and Tenured) More information

The Program for Mathematical Genomics in the Department of Systems Biology at Columbia University in New York City invites outstanding candidates to apply for tenure track/tenured faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professor or higher rank. This new program seeks individuals with exceptional accomplishments and abilities in broad areas of quantitative biology, including but not limited to systems biology (data-driven and model/theory-based), mathematical and theoretical biology, machine learning, functional genomics, dynamical systems modeling, molecular and single-cell biology, and methods development for the analysis and understanding of biological datasets and their associated phenomena. The successful candidate will join a friendly, highly collaborative faculty and will have access to superb resources. We seek faculty members with a strong commitment to research, mentoring, and teaching, fostering a climate that embraces both excellence and diversity.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in any quantitative discipline, active research in quantitative approaches to biological problems, and must demonstrate the ability to develop a creative independent research program. Applicants should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three-page summary/statement of current and proposed research. We also require three letters of recommendation. Apply here: pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/7274 Required documents may also be sent to pr2470@cumc.columbia.edu.

All positions are open until October 15, 2021.

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

Data Analyst More information

Columbia University's Department of Systems Biology is seeking a highly motivated genomics staff member to join the Rabadan Lab.  The incumbent will take part in cutting-edge projects centered on the theme of untangling the molecular biology of cancer.  These projects, though varied, all approach this problem by analyzing exomic, genomic, and transcriptomic data from both public and private sources. The staff member will contribute to this task as well as develop visualization tools for these data. The candidate will work in a highly multidisciplinary environment and will support several projects from different lab members. The incumbent will be coordinating research computational efforts and data management for the Center for Topology of Cancer Evolution and Heterogeneity. He or she will also be in charge of genomic data coordination for the Program for Mathematical Genomics (PMG) within the Department of Systems Biology.