Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Leskovec Lab
Foundation Models for Biomedicine

February, 2024


Prof. Jure Leskovec is inviting applications for a research position of Postdoctoral Scholar in the Leskovec Lab. The group is one of the leading centers for applied machine learning. Our research focuses on modeling complex interconnected systems from biomedical, information, and social domains. For this position, we are looking for researchers that will contribute to our research on foundation models for biology. The goal is to develop an AI-powered virtual cell modeling system that will lead to breakthroughs in the understanding of diseases. The overarching objective is to create open access tools that enable researchers to reach meaningful conclusions quickly thus speeding up the pace of scientific discovery.


We are seeking highly motivated postdoctoral researchers with background in computer science, machine learning, and biology to join our group in a quest to perform breakthrough research. An ideal candidate has strong research skills in relevant areas: machine learning, foundation models, computational biomedicine. A Ph.D. degree or equivalent is required. Significant experience with programming, project management, and large-scale model training is a plus.

How to Apply

To apply, please send us your application and reference letters:

  1. The application should include:
    • A 1-2 page research statement, please make sure to address the following:
      • the specific areas you want to work on,
      • how they fit with research in our group,
      • how they build upon your previous work, and
      • your preferred start date;
    • Your current CV with research background and a list of your publications;
    • Copies of your two representative publications.
    Submit the application via email to, under the subject line "Postdoctoral Fellowship Application". We encourage you to also include links to any software that you have developed.

  2. Arrange for two letters of reference from your previous research supervisors and collaborators to be sent directly to within two weeks of submitting your application.

Several positions are available. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

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