Path to Independence Program

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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 Associate Research Scientists here.

Current openings for Associate Research Scientists here.

Read an article about our Path to Independence Program here.

Poly Hannah da Silva, PhD. Project: "Development of Statistical and Probabilistic Methods to Understand Various Aspects of Cancer and Molecular Evolution"

Khanh N. Dinh, PhD. Project: "Modeling of Cancer Evolution from Bulk and Single-Cell DNA Sequencing Data"

Yue Wang, PhD. Project: " Application of Different Mathematical Tools to Population Dynamics, Gene Regulation, and Developmental Biology"

Arash Jamshidpey, PhD. Project: "Understanding the Co-evolution of Cells and/or Clones in Solid Tumors and their Microenvironments"

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"