Pennsylvania State University, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: PennState-PR [#17669]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Researchers
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, United States [map]
Application Deadline: 2022/02/28 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/05/07, listed until 2022/02/02)
Position Description:    

Howard (Howie) Weiss’ newly established Biomathematics group in the Departments of Biology and Mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University seeks two quantitatively trained Postdoctoral researchers who are highly curious about how microbes grow, evolve and cause disease. A major lab focus will involve developing new machine learning (ML) based tools and models to improve the performance of classical spatial microbial population and evolutionary dynamics models and classical infectious disease transmission models. Applicants will also be encouraged to pursue their own research passions and collaborations. The position requires a Ph.D. in a STEM field and is a fixed-term appointment funded for one-year from the date of hire, with a possibility of re-funding for up to three years. Demonstrated computational modeling experience with ML is highly desired. Applicants should be willing to closely collaborate with life scientists. Strong communication and writing skills are highly valued. Travel funds will be available for conference travel and visits with collaborators. Apply online at: https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PSU_Academic/job/University-Park-Campus/Postdoctoral-Scholar---Weiss-Lab_REQ_0000013030-1 Applications must be submitted electronically. A complete application will include a cover letter detailing experience and research interests, a current CV, and letters of recommendation from three current faculty members. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. To review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters and policies, please go to https://police.psu.edu/annual-security-reports, which will also explain how to request a paper copy of the Annual Security Report. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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