Research Scientists and Postdoctoral Fellows (Simons Foundation)

We are looking for motivated individuals to work at the intersection of Big Data analysis, machine learning, and functional genomics, with opportunities for close collaborations with experimentalists and high-impact clinical researchers. Possible projects include developing algorithms and systems for chromatin and epigenetic modeling, heterogeneous data integration, understanding pathway dynamics and cell-lineage specificity, and neurogenomics. Ideal candidates would have a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering or a related field, and have a strong computational background. For exceptional computational candidates, extensive knowledge of biology is not required. This position will be based, and have a principal office or workspace, at the Simons Foundation in New York City, but have extensive interactions and, if desired, an associate affiliation with Princeton University.

To apply, send a CV including three references to Olga with the email subject line ‘Postdoctoral Application’.

Students (Princeton University)

We are open to working with motivated students at all levels (PhD, masters, undergraduate). Fostering a collaborative environment is central to our lab. We help students develop a personal understanding of biology while cultivating the strong computational mindset required for quantitative analysis. Current Princeton students should contact Olga via e-mail and include a brief overview of their background and research interests.

Prospective PhD students are encouraged to apply to any of the following programs at Princeton University: 

Computer Science, Quantitative and Computational Biology, Molecular Biology, Applied Math


Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics

Carl Icahn Laboratory, Room 242 (Office), 270 (Lab)

Washington Road

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ 08544

Department of Computer Science

Computer Science Building, Room 320

35 Olden Street

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ 08544

Flatiron Institute

162 5th Avenue, 7th Floor

Simons Foundation

New York, NY 10010

Principal Investigator:

Olga Troyanskaya

email: ogt at

phone: (609) 258-1749

For administrative assistance:

Marybeth Fedele

Princeton University

email: fedele at

phone: (609) 258-7058

Cindy Rampersad

Simons Foundation

email: crampersad at