Boston University, Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: 347-PDA [#14583]
Position Title: Postdoc Associate
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map]
Application Deadline: 2020/02/28help popup finished (2019/09/25, finished 2020/02/19, listed until 2020/06/30)
Position Description:    

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

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the research group of Prof. Samuel Isaacson in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Boston University. This position is from a recently funded NSF grant to develop stochastic reaction-drift-diffusion methods for studying T cell signaling dynamics in realistic cellular geometries. The project will involve both the development of new particle-based methods for simulating spatial transport and reactions within cells, and the development of mathematical models for T cell signaling in collaboration with experimentalists. The former involves the continuing development of accurate analytical and numerical methods for approximating the solutions to very high dimensional coupled partial-integral differential equations using stochastic methods. Applicants interested in either numerical method development or mathematical modeling are invited to apply.

Applicants should have a background in mathematical biology, biophysics, scientific computing, computational physics, numerical analysis or related areas. As many planned simulations require solving computationally expensive PDE and particle models, expertise in a compiled language is required (C, C++, Fortran or Julia). No previous experience in T cell modeling is required.

Applications should be submitted through Mathjobs, and include a CV, a research statement, and three letters of reference. The start date is flexible, but not before summer 2020. Review of applications will be ongoing until the position is filled. For more information about this position please contact Prof. Isaacson at

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Boston University
111 Cummington Mall
Boston, MA 02215

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