Path to Independence Program

The Herbert and Florence Irving Institute for Cancer Dynamics supports several Associate Research Scientists positions. With these Research Scientist positions, the IICD continues building a strong foundation for the next generation of interdisciplinary cancer researchers. The Research Scientists not only pursue their own research but also provide mentorship for postdocs and other trainees in computational biology, typically in collaborative projects within the Columbia community. They also have opportunities to apply for independent funding. This provides them with a path to independence, preparing them to apply for faculty positions. 

Meet our current Research Scientists here.


Karol Nowicki-Osuch, PhDProject: "Development of Experimental and Computational Methods for the Analysis of Solid Tumors in Three Dimensions in Partnership with the New York Genome Center and Cambridge University."

Sanket Rane, PhD. Project: "Development of Integrative Approaches that Synthesize Deterministic and Stochastic Mathematical Models with Experimental Data-Sets from Perturbed and Unperturbed Systems, and Robust Statistical Methods. Characterization of the Collective Responses of Lymphocyte Populations to Infections, Vaccines, and Tumor-Antigens."

David Tourigny, PhD. Project: "Development and Application of Computational Approaches to Understand Single-Cell Metabolism. Role of Metabolic Heterogeneity in Cancer."