Computational biology is a rapidly growing field at the intersection of computer science and biology. Because of the inherently interdisciplinary nature of the field, opportunities in computational biology arise in a variety of different places. Tech giants are starting to plow massive funding into research of human aging and cognition. Big pharmaceutical companies take an eye toward personalized medicine, while startup competitors each craft a single drug for a rare disease. Traditional biological research institutes are continuing to be revolutionized by computational approaches. Genetics testing companies unlock the secrets of your own ancestry. And so on.

This website was originally designed as a resource for our students in the Computational Biology Department housed within Carnegie Mellon University’s world-leading School of Computer Science. As our project grew, however, even we were surprised by the number and variety of the many different organizations offering opportunities in computational biology. And so we wanted to broaden our site into a public repository to be used by anyone interested in learning more about opportunities in computational biology along with the companies and institutions offering them.

If you represent a company and are interested in visiting us at CMU’s Computational Biology or otherwise interacting with our super-talented students, please feel free to [appeal to contact information; need something fleshed out here, I’d imagine that we also might feature a “job fairs at CMU” page?].

Finally, since this is an academic site, we would ask that you help us ensure its accuracy. If you represent a company that we have neglected to feature, or you have updated company information, please get in touch with us at

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