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Professor/Program Chair - Simons Center for Quantitative Biology


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) on Long Island in New York seeks an innovative scientific leader with expertise in creatively applying quantitative analysis to biological research as founding Program Chair for the Simons Center for Quantitative Biology. The Simons Center is a new, dynamic program that brings together leading researchers with expertise in mathematics, computer science, theoretical physics, and engineering to apply their approaches to areas of biological and medical research in close collaboration with the other research programs at CSHL. Areas of current focus for the Center include genomic analysis, population genetics, neurobiology, evolutionary biology, and signal and image processing. Integration of information across modalities and scales, spanning genomes, cells, circuits and behavior remains an extremely difficult problem, which we expect these researchers to tackle.

We seek a senior scientist with strong training and experience in applied quantitative methods to take the leadership role in the Simons Center as Program Chair. Candidates should possess outstanding communication skills as well as broad biological interests that will enable them to facilitate interactions between biologists and quantitative scientists. Their research interests should be compatible with the existing CSHL research programs, which include, but are not limited to, cancer, neuroscience, plant biology, and population genetics.

The Center is endowed through generous contributions from the Simons Foundation and the Starr Foundation. Currently, the Center has eight faculty & fellows and we anticipate recruiting an additional four to five faculty members over the next few years, including the Program Chair. Information about the Center and associated faculty can be found at:

How to apply
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has retained Park Square Executive Search to provide assistance in this important search process. Nominations and applications should be directed to Richard von Rueden, MD, and Jessica Ray at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; (617-401-2988), 101 Main Street, 14thFloor, Cambridge, MA 02142.

All positions are subject to approval

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