Postdoctoral positions

We have an opening for a postdoctoral fellow in computational genetics and genomics. We are broadly interested in methods development and analyses centered on the study of human genetic history, evolution, and the genetic basis of human disease. Immediate research opportunities include (1) methods development for local ancestry in multi-way admixed samples, (2) methods for inferring haplotypes in large scale genetic data, and (3) studies of methods for identity-by-descent detection in large samples. Projects should fit within the lab’s goals, however the successful candidate may have substantial input to the specific nature of their work.

The lab is located at Cornell University in the Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology. Lab members will benefit from a collaborative environment including interactions with neighboring labs in the department, as well as individual mentoring with opportunities to develop one’s own research interests and ideas.

Initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of extension based on performance. Position includes competitive salary and benefits. Start date is flexible and can be immediate.


Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in computational biology, computer science, statistics, genetics, applied mathematics, or related disciplines. Strong quantitative and programming experience (ideally in C or C++) as well as ability to process large scale datasets are essential skills. While beneficial, prior experience in genetics and genomics is not required, but candidates must have a strong interest in research in this area.

Informal inquiries and applications are welcome via email to alw289 at To apply, email a CV, one page statement of research interests and experience, and email addresses for at least three references. Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Graduate and undergraduate researchers

Graduate students enrolled at Cornell are welcome to apply to the lab. The lab is affiliated with the fields of:

  • Computational Biology
  • Computational Biology and Medicine
  • Computer Science
  • Genetics, Genomics, and Development

We will soon seek affiliations with the Applied Math and Statistics fields.

Undergraduate students enrolled at Cornell and studying computational or statistical disciplines who can devote ~15 hours per week to research during the term are welcome to apply to the lab. We host 1-2 undergraduate students per semester, and the positions are competitive. Send an email with your CV or resume and a description of your interests to alw289 at