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Postdoctoral Fellow


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Job Location

One Bungtown Road
Cold Spg Hbr, NY 11724
United States


Commensurate with experience


Comprehensive Benefits Package 

Job Description

The lab of Justin B. Kinney at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) seeks a self-directed postdoctoral fellow who is passionate about quantitatively understanding alternative mRNA splicing in humans, as well as the mechanisms by which splice-modifying drugs work. The position will primarily involve experimental work, carried out in the Kinney Lab, using a combination of massively parallel reporter assays, high-precision biochemical assays, and other techniques as needed. We especially encourage applicants who are interested in developing new DNA-sequencing-based technologies, as well as computationally analyzing the data that they produce. This effort will be pursued in close partnership with Adrian Krainer (CSHL), who will serve as a secondary mentor to the successful applicant. 
The Kinney Lab pursues interdisciplinary research into the biophysical mechanisms of gene regulation, including both transcriptional regulation and alternative mRNA splicing. We do this using a tightly knit combination of experiments, computation, and mathematical theory. Please visit for more information. We are part of the Simons Center for Quantitative Biology, a closely knit community that studies diverse topics in genomics, evolution, biophysics, neuroscience, and other quantitative areas. Members of the CSHL community also benefit from easy access to a vibrant Meetings and Courses program, which hosts leading conferences in many biological disciplines. CSHL is located on the north shore of Long Island and is readily accessible from New York City via the Long Island Rail Road. This position is affiliated with the Simons Center for Quantitative Biology (SCQB).

If interested, please apply for this position via the CSHL careers website at: position number 02993-R. Please include a cover letter, CV, and contact information for two individuals who can provide letters of reference. Please contact Dr. Kinney ([email protected]) for more information or if you have any questions.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory offers a highly collaborative social and scientific environment as well as a competitive salary and benefits in a beautiful location about one hour from New York City.

 We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits program, including medical and dental insurance, and access to an affordable and licensed on-site childcare center. In addition, CSHLMeetings and Courses program provides an opportunity for interacting with a broad range of researchers and exposure to timely advances in many areas of scientific research.

You are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition to your employment at the Laboratory, except in instances where you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance that is contrary to receiving the vaccine. You will be required to provide proof of your vaccination on your first day of employment. For those individuals, who are unable to receive a vaccine due to access issues, they will be expected to receive the vaccine upon arrival in New York. 

 CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. VEVERRA 


Applicants should have a recent or soon-to-be obtained PhD in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biophysics, or a related field. Applicants should also have a record of first-author publications, strong written and oral communication skills, and be eager to integrate into an interdisciplinary research group interested in machine learning and the biophysics of gene regulation. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

About Our Organization

Founded in 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a world-renowned research and educational institution with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology, genomics, and bioinformatics. CSHL is a private, not-for-profit institution in New York and has been home to eight Nobel Prize winners. Today, CSHL’s multidisciplinary scientific community is bolstered by more than 600 researchers and its Scientific Meetings & Courses Program, which hosts more than 9,000 scientists from around the world each year on its campus. Website: