Research Scientist Position Opening

Research Scientist

The Herbert and Florence Irving Institute for Cancer Dynamics of Columbia University (IICD) invites applications for an open rank Research Scientist position in computational aspects of cancer research. Learn more about the IICD Path to Independence Program.

The IICD invites applications from researchers who have strong research expertise in application of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and related statistical methods in any aspect of cancer research, including, but not limited to, early detection, cancer immunology, and spatial single cell technologies.

To this end, we expect successful candidates to:

- Conduct independent, cutting-edge research in cancer data science (75% effort)

- Support the mission of the Institute on developing the interplay between mathematical sciences and cancer research, through contributions to outreach and training (15% effort)

- Identify and attract external funding to support their research program (10% effort)

Candidates for Associate Research Scientist are strongly encouraged, but not required to have postdoctoral experience. Candidates for Research Scientist should have made substantial contributions in their field and have experience in collaborative research and in training students, postdocs or researchers. Candidates for Senior Research Scientist should be established in their field and have extensive experience of collaborative research and in training students, postdocs or researchers. Additionally, all candidates are expected to have:

Candidates must have a doctorate in a quantitative discipline such as statistics or computer science, or have a strong quantitative component in a discipline such as biology or medicine

Minimum Qualifications          

- Strong knowledge of computer science and statistics

- Experience in computational cancer genomics methodology or pipeline development

- Strong analytical, computational, and quantitative skills

- A record of outstanding research, commensurate with years of professional experience, as evidenced by publications, grants, software outputs, and other measures of impact.

- A record of successful research collaborations

-Experience managing collaborative projects involving a wide variety of constituents and stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience participating in open source software development; significant contributions to open source projects are highly valued for this role

- Experience with statistical software

EEO Statement

Columbia University is Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Please submit your application to the link below.