Southeast Center for Mathematics and Biology, Southeast Center for Mathematics and Biology

Position ID: 2047-SCMBPD [#12021]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Various locations, United States
Application Deadline: finished (2018/05/29, finished 2020/02/02, listed until 2019/07/28)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

The Southeast Center for Mathematics and Biology (SCMB) invites applications for postdoctoral scholar positions for 2019-2020.

SCMB is a new NSF-Simons Research Center for Mathematics of Complex Biological Systems, with a core mission of catalyzing new cross-disciplinary collaborations between interdisciplinary mathematicians and experimental biologists.

As part of that initiative, SCMB is supporting a total of seven postdoctoral positions for recent PhD's, two of which are already filled; we are actively recruiting for the remaining five positions. Each postdoctoral scholar is being appointed to one of the SCMB home institutions. S/he will be mentored by an interdisciplinary mathematician at that institution, and collaborate with biosystems experimentalists at Georgia Tech as part of an SCMB-funded Seed Project team.

The home institutions and seed projects currently recruiting are:

  • Georgia Institute of Technology — RNA structural ensembles in evolution;
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory — Identifying disorder-to-order transitions in post-translationally modified proteins;
  • Tulane University — Stochastic modeling in cellular internalization and transport;
  • Clemson University — Modeling emergent patterning within pluripotent colonies through Boolean canalizing functions;
  • University of Florida — Topological data analysis to understand genetic control of morphological phenotype.

For more information on the different Seed Projects, see

Each position will provide a competitive yearly salary with standard benefits. The appointment is expected to be for three years, with annual renewal subject to satisfactory progress. Based on candidate availability, an appointment may begin in August 2019, May 2019, or even January 2019.

Requirements include:

  1. A PhD (or its equivalent) in mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics or other closely related field;

  2. Demonstrated research excellence;

  3. Strong oral and written communication skills.

Applications from recent PhDs (within three years of the start of the appointment) will receive priority review.

Note that prior interdisciplinary experience is not required; excellent candidates looking to broaden their field of interest are strongly encouraged to apply.

SCMB is committed to diversity in excellence, and participating faculty have strong track records supporting inclusive research environments. Hence, applications by highly qualified candidates from groups underrepresented in the mathematical sciences are particularly encouraged.

Applications must be submitted through the website.

For full consideration, all required materials must be included.

Required materials are an AMS Standard Cover Sheet, cover letter, curriculum vitae (including publication list), research statement, teaching statement, and four letters of recommendation.

One letter of recommendation must explicitly address teaching interest, abilities, and related experience.

Additionally, the candidate's cover letter must clearly communicate interest in an interdisciplinary postdoctoral position and list one, or more, specific Seed Projects of interest.

Review of applications will begin 15 November 2018 and continue until the positions are filled.

Questions regarding specific Seed Projects should be directed to the individual faculty listed under

General questions regarding SCMB postdoctoral positions may be directed to

SCMB, Georgia Tech, and all partner institutions are equal opportunity employers and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Consistent with its obligations under federal law, each company that is a federal contractor or subcontractor is committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans. Candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities are encouraged to apply.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
School of Mathematics
Georgia Institute of Technology
686 Cherry Street
Atlanta, GA 30332-0160 USA

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