University of Houston, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: 370-PDSYNTHBIO [#9497]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Position Location: Houston, Texas 77204, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Mathematics/Applied Mathematics/Interdisciplinary Science Application Deadline (none - we will look at applicants on a rolling basis)
Starting Date: 2016/10/14
Application Deadline: finished (2016/10/14, finished 2018/06/03)
Position Description:    

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

We are seeking qualified applicants for a postdoctoral researcher to work on an NIH funded project to develop control systems for synthetic probiotic bacteria. Specifically, we seek a postdoctoral researcher to model the dynamics of synthetic gene circuits at the single cell and population levels. The position is part of a collaborative effort that involves experimental biologists and applied mathematicians: The successful applicant will work with the mathematicians K. Josić and W. Ott (University of Houston), and biologists M. Bennett (Rice University) and L. Swint-Kruse (University of Kansas) on modeling and developing new methods for transcriptional bacterial computing. The project will involve mathematical modeling, model analysis, data analysis, and regular interactions with experimental scientists. A PhD or equivalent degree in mathematics, physics or related field is required. We are especially interested in identifying candidates with a background in mathematical biology, nonlinear dynamics, and/or statistical physics.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, a research statement, and three letters of recommendation to MathJobs.Org.

The University of Houston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For further information, please contact Dr. Ott

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Further Info:
Department of Mathematics
University of Houston
4800 Calhoun
Houston, TX 77204-3008

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