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Computational Biologist

  • Analysis of human genome diversity
  • Comparative analysis of bacterial and viral genomes
  • High-throughput and Systems Biology

Biological Software Engineer

  • Administrator/designer/programmer of biological databases
  • Developer of algorithms in computational biology
  • Application/Web developer for biologists

Pharmaceutical Scientist

  • Computer assisted drug design
  • Biopharmaceutical development
  • Biomarker discovery for personalized medicine


  • Epidemiological modeling
  • Medical informatics
  • Design and analysis of clinical trials


  • Draghicescu Lab: Statistical Modeling of Environmental and Epidemiological data, Department of Mathematics & Statistics
  • Kawamura Lab: Bioorganic and Natural Products, Chemistry Department
  • Mneimneh: Algorithm Development in Genomics, Computer Science Department
  • Qiu Lab: Pathogen Variability and Evolutionary Bioinformatics, Biological Sciences Department


Summer 2014 Internship in Cancer Systems Biology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Each summer the ICBP, the Integrative Cancer Biology Program of the NCI (National Cancer Institute) supports a Summer Cancer Research Fellowship program for selected undergraduates.  The selected candidates will spend 9 weeks at one of 12 Centers for Cancer Systems Biology.  In 2014, the program will run from June 2 to August 1 at MSKCC, and applications will be accepted between December 2, 2013 and January 2, 2014.    The program's website is:

Summer 2014 Internship at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is the largest science and energy laboratory in the federal Department of Energy.  Areas of research include materials science, nautron sciences, energy science, high-performance computing, systems biology and national security.  The internship runs for10 weeks, from June 2 to August 8 of 2014, with participants being engaged in a research project under the direction of a laboratory scientist/engineer.  Each participant will get a $500 weekly stipend and limited travel reimbursement/housing allowance. To be eligible, you must be a full-time undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  The application deadline is January 10, 2014.  To learn more about the program and how to apply, visit


Post Baccalaureate Program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, The Bronx, NY

The new NIH supported Post Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx, NY) is now accepting applications.  The program is designed to provice a year long intensive laboratory based research experience to underrepresented minority college graduates who want to pursue a PhD or MD/PhD in a research intensive program, but lack sufficient research experience.  Additional information and the application are available at


Selected Bioinformatics Job Sites


New York Times article on the bioinformatics of cancer, April 22, 2013

Profiles in Science: Eric Lander, Power in Numbers, January 3, 2012
Small excerpt:
"His Ph.D. is in pure mathematics, in a subfield so esoteric and specialized that even if someone gets a great result, it can be appreciated by only a few dozen people in the entire world.  But, he left that world behind and, with no formal training, entered another; the world of molecular biology, medicine and genomics."

"Soon Dr. Lander had become a central figure in the effort to sequence the human genome, leading the largest of the three centers that did most of the work.  He combined his mathematics and the biology and chemistry he'd learned hanging out in labs.  And he added insights about industrial organization, achieved in his business school days, to streamline the effort and control costs."

DNA Sequencing Caught in Deluge of Data, December 1, 2011
Small excerpt:
"The field of genomics is caught in a data deluge.  DNA sequencing is becoming faster and cheaper at a pace far outstripping Moore's law, which describes the rate at which computing gets faster and cheaper.  The result is that the ability to determine DNA sequencing is starting to outrun the ability of researchers to store, transmit and especially to analyze the data."

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