Upcoming Research Assistant (RA) Opportunity
We have an open RA position in Computational Biology and Machine Learning
with a start date of July 1st, 2016 and duration of 1-2 years.
Microsoft Research is in Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA. The position
is ideal for a recent undergraduate wishing to gain research experience
prior to pursuing a Ph.D. For more information and instructions on how to apply, go
Our CRISPR predictive modeling paper is now out
Genome editing is about deleting or changing parts of the genetic code.
It has long been a goal of molecular biology because it would help us to understand mechanisms of
disease and enable precision medicine and drug development, to name just a few important applications.
In the past few years a revolutionary new molecular biology technique called CRISPR emerged, which
dramatically changed the field of gene editing. In collaboration with the Broad Institute,
we have used machine learning to develop a state-of-the-art predictive
model to enable substantially more efficient CRISPR gene editing.
The paper in Nature Biotechnology can be found
A Broad blog post on our project is
A Microsoft blog post on our project is
Our project page including links to the data and code is available from
Post-doc positions in computational biology
A computational biology postdoc position starting July 1st, 2017 is currently open. Although
interviews may not be scheduled until January 2017, please apply as soon as you are ready to do
so as we may fill the position on a rolling basis.
Most post-docs stay for 2 years but because many already have faculty positions lined
up which they defer for a year, the position can also be for only one year.
MSR New England, located in Cambridge, MA and adjacent to MIT is a multi-displinary lab which
includes areas in addition to computational biology, of machine learning,
theoretical computer science, economics and social media. For instructions
on how to apply, see
ignore the deadline written there.
Computational Biology Talks at MSR NE
From time to time we host
computational biology talks at MSR New England.
To subscribe to the talk announcement list, send a message to email@example.com
and enter "subscribe msrne-cb-announce" in the body of the message, or simply click
here to generate that email automatically.
We hire exceptional Ph.D. students with expertise in computational biology, genetics, applied
statistics and/or machine learning for 3-month internships. Relocation, including
work visa, housing and transportation are taken care of; internships are well-paid.
If you are interested please send me a cover letter and CV with the subject "intern applicant: FirstName LastName".
Also note that the best window of opportunity to secure an internship is early in the year and so it's best
to send your materials in December, although most interns choose to start in early summer.
N.B. We have filled all our positions for the year 2016.