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We are always looking for talented and driven students to join our group. The lab resides in a newly renovated space at the main (Morningside Heights) campus, in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows have access to subsidized housing within walking distance from campus. Past and present lab members come from a diverse set of backgrounds including Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science and Biology, making for an exciting intellectual environment. Lab member also take part in weekly journal clubs and lab meetings held jointly with the Przeworski and Pickrell labs, providing a larger community. Lab members also participate in other forums in genomics, population genetics and computational biology at Columbia and in the New York Area more broadly. Please feel free to write to Guy about joining the lab.

Graduate students. Ph.D. applications should go through one of Columbia’s Ph.D. programs. We welcome students from life sciences programs (e.g., Systems Biology and Biological Sciences) as well as from quantitative fields such as Physics, Mathematics, CS, etc. The general application process for these programs can be found on department websites, and entrance is to a program not to a specific lab, but you are welcome to write to Guy with pre-application inquiries.

Our research requires a variety of tools, such as mathematical modeling, programming, statistics, as well as a background in biology. Students joining the lab usually have background in one or two of these fields and pick up the others during their studies. If you are interested in joining the lab, either for a rotation or for your Ph.D., please contact Guy to discuss.

Postdocs. We consider postdoctoral applications on a rolling basis, depending on fit to the lab and available space. To apply for a postdoc position, please email Guy the following: (i) a CV; (ii) information describing your research skills and experience; (iii) your goals and research interests for your postdoc training; and (iv) contact details for three references.

Postdoctoral applicants are expected to have a background in population or evolutionary genetics or to come from a quantitative field (such as physics or computer science) and have a demonstrated interest in genetics or evolution. Strong programming and/or bioinformatics skills are essential. Applicants must be highly motivated and able to work independently when needed.

Undergraduates. Undergraduates should have strong computational or quantitative skills and an interest in biological questions. If you meet these criteria, please contact Guy to discuss.