The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: PennState-POSTDOCRES [#7575, 59571]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, United States [map]
Application Deadline: 2016/09/30 finished (2015/09/04, finished 2016/09/15, listed until 2016/09/30)
Position Description:    

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

The Department of Mathematics is seeking to fill two postdoctoral positions to work at the interface of theoretical neuroscience and applied algebra or topology. An ideal candidate is a new/recent mathematics Ph.D. with background in areas such as algebraic topology, geometry, or combinatorics; applicants in other fields will be also considered. Prior familiarity with neuroscience is not required, but interest in learning the relevant background is expected. The research associate will engage in the development of novel mathematical methods for understanding neural coding and neural networks. This position may include light teaching, depending on the preferences. This is a non-tenure track 48-week appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of refunding. A Ph.D. in mathematics is required. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must complete the Penn State application at and must submit an application through ( with the following materials in order for the application to be complete: 1) at least three reference letters (one letter must address in details the candidate’s abilities as a teacher), (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) Publication List, (4) Cover letter which should reference this position for full consideration, and (5) Research Statement. Further information can be received from See also for more information.

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Further Info:
Department of Mathematics
107 McAllister Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802 U.S.A.

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