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Computational Biology Postdoctoral Researcher


We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in computational biology at Reed College under the supervision of Dr. Anna Ritz.

This NSF-funded research position focuses on algorithm development to investigate cellular signaling.  Projects in the lab include identifying signaling dysregulation in human cancers and predicting regulators involved in fundamental cellular processes in model organisms.  This interdisciplinary work involves collaborating with other biologists at Reed College.

Located in Portland, Oregon, Reed College is one of the country's leading liberal arts colleges, offering a rigorous academic program to approximately 1,400 undergraduates.  

This is a full-time one-year position with opportunity for renewal, and Reed offers an exceptional benefits package.  The start date is flexible, encouraging applications from those who are close to completing their degrees.


Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in computer science, mathematics, biology, or a closely related area.  Those with a degree in computer science and/or a background in applied algorithms are strongly encouraged to apply.  Applicants with strong communication skills and a desire to mentor undergraduates, work independently, and secure external funding are preferred.  

Application Instructions

Click below to apply. You will be directed to Interfolio to create a free account and begin your application, which requires a CV, cover letter, contact information for three references, and a brief response to a question about diversity. In your cover letter, please discuss why you are interested in this position.

You will be notified by email before your references are contacted. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled.  Please direct any inquiries to Dr. Anna Ritz (

Reed College replies to every candidate. We will confirm that your application is received, and if you are not selected, we will let you know as soon as possible.

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Reed College values cultural diversity and intellectual pluralism as critical components of academic excellence. We welcome applications from members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, persons who have served in the military and others who would bring additional dimensions of experience to our community.