University of California, Irvine, Mathematics

Position ID: UCIrvine-MCB_POSTDOC [#9585]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar in Computational Biology - START DATE EXTENDED
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Irvine, California 92697, United States [map]
Application Deadline: finished (2016/10/26, finished 2017/06/28)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed. ***

The Enciso lab at the University of California, Irvine, has an open position for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of mathematical and computational biology. We will develop new theoretical methods to approximate noise in stochastic chemical reaction networks. These methods will be used in the context of experimental models in molecular and cell biology. This work is part of a new interdisciplinary collaboration together with systems biology researchers at Harvard Medical School and Caltech, funded by DARPA.

We are looking for a motivated mathematician, physicist or other quantitative scientist, with experience carrying out mathematical analysis in molecular biology. Experience with numerical simulations, preferably using Matlab, is strongly desired, as is also a familiarity with stochastic methods (chemical master equation, moment closure, SSA algorithm etc). The successful candidate should also be familiar with the analysis of deterministic chemical reaction networks, using methods such as deficiency theory. For a sample of the work involved see the recent publication in J Royal Society Interface,

Candidates are encouraged to write to PI Enciso about their interest in this position, while they prepare a formal application. Applications are welcome until the position is filled. The position is open to start January 2017, but a later time is also possible up to Summer 2017. It will last for up to three years in total, with an annual evaluation. J1 and H1 visas can be processed for international candidates. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, including women, African Americans, Hispanics and other minorities.

Completed applications must be submitted electronically through and must contain:

·       Cover Letter (Required)

·       Curriculum Vitae (Required)

·       Research Statement (Required)

·       Misc/Additional documents (Optional)

·       Letters of recommendation (Up to 3 letters, all optional)

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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Contact: German Enciso
Postal Mail:
Department of Mathematics
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-3875
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