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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Bioinformatics Analyst More information

The Single Cell Analysis Core of the JP Sulzberger Columbia Genome Center within the Department of Systems Biology provides single-cell library preparation, sequencing, and analysis services to a diverse group of researchers both within and external to Columbia University. The Core primarily focuses on single-cell RNA-seq and supports 10x Genomics products as well as an internally developed plate based single-cell RNA-seq platform. The Core is currently seeking a bioinformatics analyst to operate data processing pipelines and perform analyses for Core users. Training will be provided so that the analyst can ultimately maintain and update the Core’s pipelines and perform more complex analyses.

Technician B More information

A Technician B position is available in the Department of Systems Biology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center to play an essential role in a recently funded effort to develop new technology for precision oncology. The position will involve the development and implementation of methods for processing human tissues for single-cell genomic analysis and the preparation of libraries for next-generation sequencing. 


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.

Postdoctoral Research Scientist More information

The department of Systems Biology (DSB) is seeking a qualified candidate for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position. The candidate will contribute to computational research performed in Dr. Aris Floratos’s laboratory, in the context of interdisciplinary collaborations with experimental and computational scientists in diverse research areas, including cancer and immunology. This work involves integrative analysis of multimodal datasets, including bulk and single-cell molecular profiles (e.g., gene expression, microRNA, epigenomics, genetic, and genomic data), leveraging well-established computational pipelines as well as novel network biology methodologies developed by our group and our DSB collaborators.

Research and Administrative Staff More information

The Columbia University Medical Center human resources office maintains a current list of open positions for faculty, laboratory research staff, and administrative staff.

Postdoctoral Training More information

The Columbia University Department of Systems Biology offers postdoctoral training opportunities for early career scientists interested in pursuing research in systems and computational biology. 

Graduate Education More information

Through courses, laboratory rotations, and doctoral research, graduate students at Columbia learn to move smoothly between the worlds of experimentation and computation, and develop the skills necessary to make significant contributions at the cutting edge of biomedical research.

Opportunities for Undergraduates

If you are an undergraduate student with a strong scientific background and an interest in pursuing research in systems and computational biology, the Department of Systems Biology offers opportunities to gain valuable experience.

ICBP Summer Internship Program More information

As a member of the National Cancer Institute’s Integrated Cancer Biology Program, Columbia University offers opportunities for college sophomores, juniors, and seniors to spend a summer working in laboratories doing cancer research.

Summer Program for Under-Represented Students (SPURS) More information

SPURS awards fellowships to undergraduates from diverse and economically disadvantaged backgrounds, giving the opportunity to spend a summer working in a laboratory at Columbia University. Students gain knowledge about biology and biomedical research, as well as valuable experience designing experiments, making presentations and posters, and participating in journal clubs and seminars.