Michigan State University, Mathematics

Position ID: MSU-SS2023RA [#20327]
Position Title: Research Associate - Fixed Term
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: East Lansing, Michigan 48824, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Mathematics, Computational Chemistry, Biology, Biophysics, or Computer Science
Application Deadline: 2022/10/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/08/17, updated 2022/08/03, listed until 2023/05/15)
Position Description:    

The Department of Mathematics at Michigan State University invites applications for Mathematical Biology Research Associates with a starting date of August 16, 2023. However, earlier starting dates are possible. These are one-year, benefits-eligible positions that are potentially renewable on an annual basis contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding. Candidates will be mainly evaluated on their potential in research.

Duties include:
  • Research in one or mutliple areas including:
  1. AI-based drug design and discover
  2. Bioinformatics/protein engineering/single cell RNA seq analysis
  3. Machine learning/deep learning
  4. Computational topology/geometry/graph
  • Mathematical instruction
  • Potential mentoring of graduate students in support of research activities
  • Potential research funding applications to NSF, NIH, and other funding agencies

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in Mathematics or equivalent area, such as computational chemistry/biology/biophysics and computer science. Applications are considered from any of the focus areas 1) AI-based drug design and discovery, 2) Bioinformatics/protein engineering/single-cell RNA sequence analysis, 3) Machine learning/deep learning, 4) Computational topology/geometry/graph.

Research Associates will be affiliated with Professor Guowei Wei, who will direct their research activities. The research associates will engage in our active instructional mentoring program if their appointment includes an instructional component. Applicants must submit their application materials to the Mathematical Biology Research Associate job posting on Mathjobs.org  <https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/20327> to be considered. A complete application includes a vita, research statement the indicates their experience in any of the four focus area, and at least 3 letters of recommendation, one of which must address their teaching experience.

Minimum Requirements: Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in Mathematics or equivalent area before the starting date.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2022 and continue until positions are filled. A background check is required for employment.

Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Job applicants are considered for employment opportunities and employees are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Department of Mathematics
Michigan State University
619 Red Cedar Road
C212 Wells Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824