University of Kentucky, Mathematics

Position ID: UK-POSTDOC [#16642]
Position Title: Post Doctoral Scholar
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: LEXINGTON, Kentucky 40506-0027, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Mathematical Biology, Machine/Deep Learning, Computational Learning Technologies
Application Deadline: 2020/12/04 11:59PMhelp popup filled (posted 2020/10/28)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Scholar position in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky beginning in Fall 2021. The successful candidate is expected to conduct research in machine learning/deep learning with an emphasis on drug design and discovery associated with Prof. Duc Nguyen’s research group. The teaching expectation is three courses per academic year, normally two courses during one semester and one course the other semester. The initial appointment will be for one year and is expected to be renewed for a total of three years, subject to satisfactory performance. An ideal candidate should have a strong experience with recent computational learning technologies such as Pytorch or TensorFlow, excellent knowledge of High Performance Computing, and a solid background in mathematics.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in mathematics or closely related fields by the time the appointment begins and are expected to present evidence of excellence in research and teaching.

In order to be considered a candidate, submit your job market materials to Math These materials should include: the standard AMS Cover Sheet for Academic Employment, a curriculum vitae, a statement about current and future research, a statement on teaching experience and quantitative assessments of teaching, a statement on inclusion, diversity, and equity (described below), and at least three (3) letters of reference addressing the applicant’s research and one (1) letter of reference addressing the applicant’s teaching.


As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all (see For your statement on inclusion, diversity, and equity, in one to two pages, applicants are asked to reflect on their commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity.


Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applications submitted by December 4, 2020 will receive full consideration.


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   The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans,     individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.

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Further Info:
Department of Mathematics
University of Kentucky
715 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY 40506-0027, USA

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