University of Waterloo, Applied Mathematics

Position ID: 1163-PDFBIOMED [#18606]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow / Quantitative Biology and Medicine Lab
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada [map]
Subject Area: Quantitative Biology and Medicine
Application Deadline: 2022/03/31 11:59PMhelp popup* (posted 2021/10/13, listed until 2022/03/31)
Position Description:    

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Postdoctoral Fellow 
Quantitative Biology and Medicine Lab 

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo, with a flexible start date. The successful candidate will work with the Quantitative Biology and Medicine group, in a dynamic and vibrant computational lab with a proven track record of outstanding achievements.

We are looking for someone who: 
  • Has a Ph.D. in computer science, mathematics, statistics, computer engineering, or a related discipline 
  • Most importantly, highly skilled in programming, including Matlab, Python, and R
  • Has relevant research experience with a proven publication record
Primary duties: 
  • Manage interdisciplinary collaborations and projects 
  • Develop complex computational models (outstanding programming skills required) to better understand complex biological processes, including diabetes, hypertension and ageing 
  • Perform statistical analysis 
  • Lead the publication of study findings 
  • Work with undergraduate and graduate research assistants
Potential projects include: 
  • Multiscale modeling to understand the effect of aging on kidney function 
  • Multiscale modeling to understand the race differences in the development of hypertension and response to treatments 
  • Virtual patient platform for assessing drug efficacy and side effects in different patient cohorts, including pregnant women and children
Skills and experience to enable success: 
  • Curiosity about science, health and disease 
  • Passion about learning and professional growth 
  • Excellent technical writing skills and experience
  • Proficiency in machine learning and the use of statistical software 
  • Working knowledge of cell biology and physiology, sufficient to dig through biological and clinical literature for elusive data 
  • Creativity, the ability to think outside the box 
  • Willingness to work hard and strong drive to excel
For more information about the research group, see

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The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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The University of Waterloo understands the impact that career interruptions (e.g. parental leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate's achievement and encourages potential candidates to explain in their application the impact this may have on their record; this information will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process.

Application for this fellowship is through the website Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae to Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted through website. 

The application deadline is March 31, 2022 or until position is filled.

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:
University of Waterloo
Department of Applied Mathematics
Waterloo, Ontario
N2L 3G1