Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University

Position ID: AppliedMathNorthwest-POSTDOC1 [#12207]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Position Location: Evanston, Illinois 60208, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Statistics, Applied Math & Molecular Biosciences
Application Deadline: 2018/12/31 (posted 2018/07/31, listed until 2018/12/31)
Position Description:    

One Postdoctoral fellow position is immediately available in the newly funded NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology at Northwestern University. The Center offers a highly interdisciplinary research environment where biologists and mathematicians or statisticians are teamed up to develop novel mathematical/statistical approaches to tackle important but unanswered questions in biology.

Duties and Responsibilities

The fellow to be hired will be jointly mentored by a group of PIs from Departments of Statistics (primary mentor), Applied Math and Molecular Biosciences to develop new data-driven approaches for inference of metabolic network structures and dynamics in the model organism C. elegans. The fellow will also be responsible for performing integrative analyses of genomic, genetic and metabolic data. The position is most appropriate for those interested in learning and developing new methods for network inference and model identification. The position provides opportunities to aid in experimental design and/or perform experiments (not required).

Position Qualifications

A successful candidate should possess a Ph.D. Degree in Statistics, mathematics, bioinformatics or related computational majors. Statistical training or experience in graphical methods such as Gaussian network or Bayesian network is desirable. Experience or knowledge in system dynamics or bioinformatics will be a plus. Strong programming skills are expected.

Salary Range: NIH Standard or Commensurate with experience. Benefits: https://www.northwestern.edu/hr/benefits/health-plans/index.html

Interested applicants should send a CV, a cover letter describing your interest in the position, and three reference letters to Dr. Ji-Ping Wang (jzwang@northwestern.edu.


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Catherine Cotter
Northwestern University
MCC Eng Sci & Applied Math
2145 Sheridan Road M426
Evanston IL 60208-3125

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