Open Jobs

Here I keep a list of job openings in my group as well as my colleagues / collaborators.

Postdoctoral research scientists in the Center for Statistical Genetics at Columbia Neurology

Postdoctoral positions posted upon request of our collaborators and friends

Graduate students

Visiting students and scholars

Please contact Gao Wang for opportunity of visiting scholarship, if you are interested in our research, fluent in English, and have a computational background.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

  • Do you recruit PhD students?

If you are already a Columbia PhD student in the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S), it would be possible to work with me from your graduate program. Even if you are student from other colleges at Columbia, I believe it is in general possible to work with me regardless of your departmental affiliations, although we will need to discuss with your home department academic program administrators and directors about completing your thesis project in my group if you would like to do that.

For potential incoming PhD students: my primary appointment is at the Department of Neurology at Columbia VP&S, with joint appointment at the Gertude H. Sergievsky Center for Neuroepidemiology at Columbia University Medical Center. Here is a list of programs offered at VP&S, in particular the Integrative Biology Program with Genetics track. I also work closely with the graduate program in the Department of Biostatistics where I mentor master and PhD students. Although it is possible to work with me as a PhD student through the Biostatistics MS or PhD programs, you will have to be admitted to the program in the first place. Our PhD programs, like many others in the US, is quite competitive and faculty members have little involvement and influence on the admission decision.

For visiting PhD students with your own funding source: please email me your CV and a statement of intent. Here are some FAQ I have received for visiting student & scholar inquiries.

  • Could you write me a reference letter for my job applications?

I will be happy to provide letters of recommendation for your applications upon request, if you have productively worked with me for more than 6 months on one of our research projects. Unfortunately it would be difficult for me to write a reference letter merely based on your classroom performance where your research skills cannot be thoroughly assessed.