Chaolin Zhang

Career Opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellow

Experimental: Applicants should have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in biochemistry, molecular biology or molecular neuroscience. Previous experience working on RNA, and mice and/or mammalian cell culture is highly desirable. Experience with stem cells (mESC/iPS) and exposure to high-throughput techniques such as next-generation sequencing are preferred but not a must.

Computational: Applicants should have a PhD degree in computational or systems biology, bioinformatics, computer science, or physics, working in two broad categories: i) statistical machine learning and algorithm development; ii) computational genomics and large-scale biological data analysis.

Postdoctoral applicants should provide i) a cover letter briefly describing potential projects you are interested in and your previous experience; ii) a curriculum vitae; and iii) contacts of three references.

Graduate students

We are looking for graduate students to rotate or join the lab. Applicants must be enrolled in the PhD or MD/PhD program at Columbia University Medical Center, and be interested in RNA systems biology. Candidates from either the experimental or the computational side are welcome. Candidates who are currently not enrolled at Columbia should apply to the systems biology or computational biology specialization within the Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Studies, or an affiliated PhD program. Go here for more information.


We are looking for a senior technician with a track record in molecular biology and biochemical work, and extensive experience in wet lab management. Previous experience working on RNA, and mice and/or mammalian cell culture is highly preferred.