Summer Research Training Program in Big Data Science

maayan summer programThe 2016 BD2K-LINCS DCIC Summer Research Training Program in Biomedical Big Data Science begins June 6. Read More

Positions Available | Training Opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellow, Computational Systems Biology and Big Data Science

Posted February 2016

A full-time postdoctoral position is available in the Ma’ayan Laboratory of Computational Systems Biology and the BD2K-LINCS Data Coordination and Integration Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York to develop tools and algorithms for the analysis of large scale biological data including genomics, proteomics and molecular and cellular imaging using advanced web development technologies, machine learning and other statistical approaches.

The Ma’ayan Laboratory conducts multi-disciplinary NIH funded research that utilizes Big Data analytics to develop better understanding about drug action in human cells, build molecular regulatory networks from high-content genome-wide data, and predict optimized therapeutics for individual patients across several complex diseases.

Candidates are required to have a recent PhD degree in one of the following: Biomedical Sciences, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Electrical or Systems Engineering and relevant experience with applications to biology and bioinformatics. Candidates should demonstrate strong programming skills with languages such as Python, Java, JavaScript, R and MATLAB. 

To apply, please e-mail your CV, research statement, and the names and contact information of three references to: sherry.jenkins@mssm.edu

Full Stack Software Developer, Computational Systems Biology and Big Data Science

Posted February 2016

A full-time software developer position is available in the Ma’ayan Laboratory of Computational Systems Biology and the BD2K-LINCS Data Coordination and Integration Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. The Ma’ayan Laboratory conducts multi-disciplinary NIH funded research that utilizes Big Data analytics to develop better understanding about drug action in human cells, build molecular regulatory networks from high-content genome-wide data, and predict optimized therapeutics for individual patients across several complex diseases.

The successful candidate will collaborate with an interdisciplinary team on projects related to bioinformatics, Big Data science, and systems biology including developing, implementing, documenting and maintaining web-based software applications used by the larger scientific community. Project work would include, but not limited to developing and maintaining search engines, data visualization applications, responsive mobile applications, object oriented databases, and automated bioinformatics workflows.

Required Skills: BS or MS in Computer Science or related field of study; extensive knowledge of data structures and algorithms, i.e., graphs, trees, and hash tables; experience writing web-based and mobile applications; excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

Highly Desired Skills: Knowledge of molecular and cell biology; experience with bioinformatics projects; experience with artificial intelligence and machine learning methods; ability to write well; experience with multithread programming and coding for HPC; knowledge of Python, R, Java, JavaScript, Python, Node.JS, MongoDB and MySQL.

To apply, please e-mail your CV, research statement, and the names and contact information of three references to: sherry.jenkins@mssm.edu

Summer Research Training Program in Biomedical Big Data Science

Participate in cutting-edge research projects aimed at solving data-intensive biomedical problems!

Program Dates: June 6 - August 12, 2016

The Summer Research Training Program in Biomedical Big Data Science sponsored by the BD2K-LINCS Data Coordination and Integration Center (DCIC) is a research intensive ten-week training program for undergraduate and graduate students. Students will be awarded a $4000 stipend for the ten-week training period. The application deadline is March 4, 2016.

The BD2K-LINCS DCIC supports data science research focused on developing methods that would further extract knowledge from LINCS data by integrating LINCS data with other relevant resources. The data science projects will address methodological and computational challenges related to such integrative analyses.

2015 BD2K-LINCS DCIC Fellows | Program Poster for Summer 2016

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for this program, applicants must be:

  • US citizens or permanent residents
  • an undergraduate or master's student in good academic standing

Who Should Apply?

  • Students majoring in Computer Science, Informatics, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Engineering, Chemistry/Chemical Sciences and Biological Sciences who have an interest in Biomedical Big Data Science.
  • Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please complete the online application form and e-mail your resume, letter of recommendation and an unofficial copy of your school transcripts in pdf format to: sherry.jenkins@mssm.edu

Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds. Mount Sinai Health System – An EEO/AA-D/V Employer


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