Department of Mathematics, North Carolina State University

Position ID: NCSU-PRS171 [#10387]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Raleigh, North Carolina 27695, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Applied Mathematics, Quantitative Biology and Physics
Starting Date: 2017/09/01
Application Deadline: 2017/08/01 finished (posted 2017/06/26, finished 2018/01/31, listed until 2017/12/26)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

An exciting post-doc position is available in the Ke lab in the Department of Mathematics at North Carolina State University (NCSU). Our lab is interested in developing multiscale models for virus infection in general. The successful candidate will work on a human influenza virus project as well as HIV projects in the lab. The influenza project is part of a larger grant that aims to understand the functional organization of influenza viruses at multiple scales and to develop novel antiviral therapies. It will involve modeling the population and evolutionary dynamics of influenza and novel therapies at the intracellular scale and the within-host scale and estimating parameters from datasets generated from collaborating labs. The other research focus in the lab is on HIV latency and reversal. The existence of HIV latent reservoir is a major barrier to an HIV cure. We are interested in developing mathematical models to understand the dynamics of the HIV latent reservoir especially under novel intervention strategies, such as latency reversal agents and/or immunotherapies. The post-doc will work closely with theoreticians and experimentalists within multidisciplinary teams.

We encourage applications from highly motivated and creative individuals who have backgrounds in one or more of the following: 1) mathematical modeling (ideally infectious disease modeling or intracellular signaling and gene regulation modeling), 2) parameter fitting of nonlinear models to data, and 3) theoretical biology. Successful applicants will have a PhD in applied mathematics, quantitative biology, physics or other quantitative field. Good communication skills are essential. Strong programming skills are preferred.

NCSU has highly active communities of researchers working on mathematical biology, infectious diseases and biomedical problems. We are ideally situated in the Research Triangle area, and have close collaborations with biologists and clinicians at the three major universities.

To apply, please submit your application material to this site. In the cover letter, please specify why you are interested in this position and how you think your skills fit in the projects listed above. The starting date is flexible. We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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Further Info:
North Carolina State University
Department of Mathematics
Box 8205
Raleigh, NC 27695-8205

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