Careers

Associate Research Scientist / Research Scientist – Software, CCN
Full-time|New York, NY

Applications are invited for an Associate Research Scientist or Research Scientist – Software with expertise in developing open-source software in support of statistical and machine learning applications in neuroscience. The level of the position will depend on experience and qualifications. This full-time position offers an exceptional career opportunity at the interface of science and computing, with flexibility to be immersed in frontier scientific research while focusing on the dissemination and support of research advances through computing, algorithms, and technical support. The Associate Research Scientist level is a term-limited position

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Application deadline: Rolling
Flatiron Research Fellow, Computational Vision, CCN
Full-time|New York, NY

Applications are invited for Flatiron Research Fellowships in the Laboratory for Computational Vision, at the Center for Computational Neuroscience, within the Flatiron Institute of the Simons Foundation. The research of the group is focused on analysis and representation of visual information, including empirical study of the structures of visual scenes, development of mathematical/statistical theories for representation and processing that structure, implementation and simulation of biologically plausible instantiations of these theories, and development of associated machine vision methods.

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Application deadline: Rolling
Open Rank, Foundational Models for Science (AI/Machine Learning)
Full-time|New York, NY

The Simons Foundation’s Flatiron Institute seeks a full-time open-rank research position with a strong focus on software development and support as part of its new initiative, Foundational Models for Science.  The final hire may be classified either as a Research Analyst or Flatiron Research Fellow, depending on educational background and experience.  Recent advances in machine learning, including Large Language Models and diffusion-based generative models have driven significant advances in Artificial Intelligence. The Flatiron Institute seeks to leverage these ideas to develop the next generation of AI-powered scientific analysis tools, seeking more powerful and more interpretable models with broad applications to many scientific disciplines. Our group includes researchers from multiple scientific disciplines ranging from machine learning, to astrophysics, biology, neuroscience and quantum computing.

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Application deadline: Rolling
Associate Research Scientist/Research Scientist, Initiative for Computational Catalysis (ICC)
Full-time|New York, NY

The Initiative for Computational Catalysis (ICC) of the Simons Foundation’s Flatiron Institute, invites applications for an Associate Research Scientist or Research Scientist. The initial appointment for an Associate Research Scientist is three years, with a possible extension of another three years. Research Scientist positions are not term-limited. Starting dates are flexible, typically between August 2024 and November 2024. Applications will be reviewed beginning in Fall 2023 and considered on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. For full consideration, application by December 8th, 2023 is recommended. Associate Research Scientists/Research Scientists at ICC are researchers who develop theoretical concepts, algorithms and codes, and apply these to obtain new insights into the electronic structure and dynamics of catalyzed chemical reactions.

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Application deadline: Rolling
Flatiron Research Fellow, NeuroAI and Geometric Data Analysis, CCN
Full-time|New York, NY

Applications are invited for Flatiron Research Fellowships (FRF) in the NeuroAI and Geometric Data Analysis Group (SueYeon Chung, PI) at the Center for Computational Neuroscience at the Flatiron Institute of the Simons Foundation, whose focus is on understanding computation in the brain and artificial neural networks by: (1) analyzing geometries underlying neural or feature representations, embedding and transferring information, and (2) developing neural network models and learning rules guided by neuroscience. To do this, the group utilizes analytical methods from statistical physics, machine learning theory, and high-dimensional statistics and geometry.The CCN FRF program offers the opportunity for postdoctoral research in areas that have strong synergy with one or more of the existing research groups at CCN or other centers at the Flatiron Institute. In addition to carrying out an independent research program, Flatiron Research Fellows are expected to: disseminate their results through scientific presentations, publications, and software release, collaborate with other members of the CCN or Flatiron Institute, and participate in the scientific life of the CCN and Flatiron Institute by attending seminars, colloquia, and group meetings. Flatiron Research Fellows may have the opportunity to organize workshops and to mentor graduate and undergraduate students.

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Application deadline: Rolling
Infrastructure Software Engineer
Full-time|New York, NY

As a member of SCC, the Infrastructure Software Engineer will provide support for researchers developing, building, documenting, packaging, releasing, and deploying software tools, libraries, and servers; implement automated build and test CI (continuous integration) workflows on Github, Jenkins, and other platforms for these packages as specified by researchers and developers; and work with others in SCC to maintain and develop tools and components supporting storage, networking, and monitoring systems.

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Application deadline: Rolling
HPC Systems Engineer
Full-time|New York, NY

As a member of the SCC team, the HPC Systems Engineer is responsible for the deployment, operation and maintenance of the Flatiron Institute’s Scientific computing infrastructure. The responsibilities include hardware monitoring and replacement for large scale HPC clusters with high-performance interconnects such as InfiniBand and Ethernet.

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Application deadline: Rolling
Flatiron Research Fellow, Neural Circuits and Algorithms, CCN
Full-time|New York, NY

Applications are invited for Flatiron Research Fellowships (FRF) in the Neural Circuits and Algorithms group (Dmitri “Mitya” Chklovskii, PI) at the Center for Computational Neuroscience at the Flatiron Institute of the Simons Foundation, whose focus is on reverse engineering neural computation on the algorithmic level to facilitate building artificial intelligence and treating mental illness. The CCN FRF program offers the opportunity for postdoctoral research in areas that have strong synergy with one or more of the existing research groups at CCN or other centers at the Flatiron Institute. In addition to carrying out an independent research program, Flatiron Research Fellows are expected to: disseminate their results through scientific presentations, publications, and software release, collaborate with other members of the CCN or Flatiron Institute, and participate in the scientific life of the CCN and Flatiron Institute by attending seminars, colloquia, and group meetings. Flatiron Research Fellows may have the opportunity to organize workshops and to mentor graduate and undergraduate students.

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Application deadline: Rolling
Flatiron Research Fellow, Connectomics (Neural Circuits and Algorithms), CCN
Full-time|New York, NY

The Center for Computational Neuroscience (CCN) invites applications for Flatiron Research Fellowships (FRFs – our designation for Postdoctoral Fellows) in the Connectomics project of CCN’s neural circuits and algorithms (NCA) group. The goal of the CCN NCA group is to understand how the brain analyzes large and complex datasets streamed by sensory organs in order to aid efforts at building artificial neural systems and treating mental illness. The Connectomics project of the NCA group, specifically, is focused on reconstruction the brain wiring diagram of the microscopic wasp utilizing automated high-throughput reconstruction software, results that are then verified by a team of research analysts who proofread and annotate the software’s work; using this method, the Connectomics project has assembled the largest connectome to date based on synapse count. While the current open position is in the neural circuits and algorithms group only, CCN scientists are encouraged to collaborate across research groups and the wider Flatiron Institute. Interested candidates should review the CCN public website for specific information.

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Application deadline: Rolling
Flatiron Research Fellow, Biophysical Modeling, CCB
Full-time|New York, NY

The Center for Computational Biology (CCB) of the Simons Foundation’s Flatiron Institute is actively seeking enthusiastic, full-time post-doctoral Flatiron Research Fellows to join its Biophysical Modeling Group. The Biophysical Modeling group focuses on the modeling and simulation of complex systems that arise in biology and soft condensed matter physics. Areas of interest include the dynamics of complex and active materials, and aspects of collective behavior and self-organization in both natural systems (e.g., inside the cell) and synthetic ones. Ongoing projects focus on understanding the organization and dynamics of the nucleus, the structure and assembly of spindles, the positioning and transport of cellular organelles, and fluid-structure problems in biology. To address these, often in close collaboration with experimental collaborators, we build numerical and theoretical models from the ground up, revealing how the known mechanics of individual components give rise to collective behavior. Many such phenomena occur only within dense, highly interacting systems, inaccessible to standard techniques. To probe such regimes requires the development of fast and scalable algorithms for many-component systems, and of coarse-grained models that can be analyzed and simulated. Strong applicants with backgrounds in applied and computational mathematics, biophysics, engineering, statistical inference, and related fields are particularly encouraged to apply.

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Application deadline: November 10, 2023
Software Engineer, CCM
Full-time|New York, NY

CCM seeks a full-time software engineer and scientific programmer to help build, improve, and support high-quality, open-source software libraries relating to efforts within the center.  Areas of interest include scientific computing, partial differential equations, neuroscience, imaging, machine learning, statistics, signal processing, fast algorithms, and mathematical libraries. For some of the packages currently under development, see:
https://www.simonsfoundation.org/flatiron/software/?type=40178
 
The Software Engineer will:
• implement, test and optimize mathematical, statistical, and machine-learning algorithms, in languages such as C, C++, Python, MATLAB, and Fortran
• develop interfaces, packages and installers, documentation, user support, and training courses;
• develop user interfaces and collaborate with SCC and other centers within Flatiron and the larger scientific community and
• lead and improve open-source software practices.
 
The software engineer will report to a research scientist at CCM and will join a growing team of developers within CCM and the other centers across Flatiron Institute. The position will be based, and have a principal office, at the Simons Foundation in New York City.

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Application deadline: Rolling
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