Principal Investigator
Justin B. Kinney
Assistant Professor
Simons Center for Quantitative Biology
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
PhD, Princeton, 2008; CV
jkinney@cshl.edu

The Kinney Lab pursues an integrated combination of experiment, computation, and theory focused on problems in molecular biophysics, machine learning, and the study of sequence-function relationships. We are part of the Simons Center for Quantitative Biology at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

Job Opportunities


Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Kinney seeks a talented and self-directed Postdoctoral Fellow to join his research group. Research activities will include mathematical and computational work aimed at developing new Bayesian Field Theory (a.k.a. Bayesian Nonparametric) methods for the precision analysis of small-sample-size data sets. Problems to be addressed include density estimation, mutual information estimation, and survival analysis. Applicants with PhD-level training in theoretical physics, computational physics, computational chemistry, mathematics, machine learning, statistics, or related fields are encouraged to apply. Numerical programming experience is a plus. Apply here if interested; please include a cover letter, CV, and contact information for two references. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


Scientific Programmer

Dr. Kinney seeks a talented and self-directed Scientific Programmer to join his research group. Responsibilities will include assisting lab members in the creation, packaging, and upkeep of scientific software written in R and Python, as well as in the deployment of such software via interactive web servers. Applicants with BS-level training in computer science, software engineering, or related fields, are encouraged to apply. So are applicants with substantial programming experience. Applicants should be proficient in both Python and R. Experience in web programming is a plus. Apply here if interested; please include a cover letter, CV, and contact information for two references. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Selected Publications

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