Academic Positions

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Postdoctoral Fellowships (updated January 2019)

Applications are invited for multiple postdoctoral positions in the laboratory of Prof. Peter Park at Harvard Medical School. The long-term goal of the laboratory is to develop and apply innovative computational methods to contribute to our understanding of cancer genetics, neuroscience, and epigenetics. Current areas of interest include structural variation analysis for whole-genome sequencing data, analysis of single cell sequencing data, and development of a genome analysis platform for clincial samples. 

The successful candidate will join a group of supportive and productive computational biologists in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and have an opportunity to collaborate with world-class biologists in the Harvard medical area. Recent fellows from the lab have gone to faculty positions at top institutions in Boston, Cambridge (UK), Chicago and Milan. 

An ideal candidtae will have a Ph.D in computational biology/bioinformatics/computer science or another quantitative field, as well as excellent programming and communication skills. Substantial experience in analysis of high-throughput sequencing data is highly desirable. We are particularly interested in hiring at least one fellow with a rigorous statistics background. Those with an outstanding record in a quantitative field without significant exposure to biology may also be considered. 

Please send your CV and pdfs of your best paper(s) (if possible) with '[POSTDOC]' and your name in the subject line. Scientific programmer positions are also available. 

Graduate Students

There are multiple openings for graduate students. The focus of the work will be computational, but, if desired, the student will have an opportunity to carry out wet-lab work in one of the collaborating laboratories.

NOTE: The student must already be enrolled in a graduate program at Harvard (Biophysics, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, or others) or at MIT (Health Sciences & Technology or others).

Inquires regarding graduate student positions from those not already enrolled in one of these programs will go unanswered. There are no internship positions for foreign medical students.

Undergraduate Research Assistants (MIT UROP or Harvard):

Multiple positions are open for undergraduates throughout the year. A 10-hour commitment during school year and a full-time commitment during summer are required. Strong quantitative background and substantial programming experience are essential. You may also be interested in the Summer Institute in Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics at Harvard-MIT Health, Science and Technology. There are no internship positions for foreign students.