Job:Summer Research Assistant/Associate, Center for Computational Biology
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The Center for Computational Biology (CCB) of the Simons Foundation's Flatiron Institute aims to advance the understanding of fundamental and historically challenging biological processes by developing theory, innovative modeling tools for large-scale biophysical simulations, and computational frameworks for analyzing increasingly large and complex experimental datasets. Living systems are built hierarchically; as such, CCB's research activities span several scales of biological organization, bridging the gap between microscopic detail and large-scale behaviors, and providing natural continuity between our groups' efforts. CCB currently comprises more than 45 research and data scientists at career stages from recent Ph.D. graduates through senior scientists, as well as visiting scientists, guest researchers, graduate students, interns, and administrative support staff. For a full description of CCB research areas and scientific staff, please see our website.

The Center for Computational Biology (CCB) of the Simons Foundation's Flatiron Institute invites applications for our Summer Research Assistant (undergraduate-level interns) and Summer Research Associate (graduate-level interns) internship position(s).


Our seasonal, full-time research interns working will work in one or more of our active areas of research, which include:

  • Biophysical Modeling
  • Developmental Dynamics
  • Genomics
  • Structural and Molecular Biophysics
  • Systems Biology

Interns will be assigned a primary mentor and research group within the center, and will participate in research group's meetings and seminars. They will also participate in other center- and Flatiron Institute-wide activities such as guest lectures, training on use of the Institute's robust scientific computing resources, and intern social activities.

This is a paid, full-time internship that will take place in our New York City offices. CCB will reimburse travel to New York City, and housing will be available for interns based outside of the five boroughs of New York City. CCB interns are invited to participate as full members of the CCB and Flatiron communities during their internship.

Visit the Flatiron Institute career page to learn more.



  • Applicants must be currently pursuing or recently completed a bachelor's, master's, or be only in the initial stages of their PhD program (first 1-2 years) in applied mathematics, statistics, computational biology, biophysics, computer science, engineering, mathematics physics, or related disciplines.

Related Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated abilities in mathematical modeling, biophysical analysis and/or scientific computation, scientific software and algorithm development, data analysis and inference, and image analysis
  • Ability to do original and outstanding research in computational biology
  • Ability to work well in an interdisciplinary environment, and to collaborate with experimentalists
  • Strong oral and written communication, data documentation, and presentation skills
  • Excellent collaborative and interpersonal skills.


Applications must include:

  • Resume or CV
  • Transcript (unofficial or official)
  • Cover letter (1 page max, essay and/or bullet points), which addresses the following questions
  • What are your qualifications for computational biology research?
  • Why are you interested in computational biology?
  • What are some project directions you could be interested in exploring?

Intern Semesters and Deadlines

  • Summer Internship Period: May 30 to August 11
  • Applications for Summer 2023 internships will be reviewed beginning mid-January 2023, and will be considered on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. For full consideration, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their complete applications by January 15, 2023.


  • Interns at the Research Assistant (undergraduate) level will earn $20.00 per hour.

  • Interns at the Research Associate (graduate) level will earn $25.00 per hour.


Many of the greatest ideas and discoveries come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences, and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment. The Simons Foundation actively seeks a diverse applicant pool and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. We provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under federal, state and local law.

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