Purdue University, Mathematics

Position ID: Purdue-PFMB [#19016]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematical Biology
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2067, United States [map]
Subject Area: Applied Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2021/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/11/15, finished 2022/04/13, listed until 2022/05/10)
Position Description:    

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

Purdue University welcomes applications for a postdoctoral fellow in the area of pattern formation and complex systems, to work with Alexandria Volkening (https://www.alexandriavolkening.com) in the Department of Mathematics (https://www.math.purdue.edu) or the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering (https://engineering.purdue.edu/BME).

The successful applicant will collaborate on one or more multidisciplinary projects in the Volkening group; possible projects include (but are not limited to) data-driven, agent-based, or PDE modeling of pattern formation for developmental-biology applications, such as skin-pattern formation or plant growth. Projects may use biological data and questions to motivate the development of topological techniques or parameter-estimation methods for complex systems. The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to co-mentor undergraduate researchers if they are interested.

The position is intended for up to three years, with an initial appointment of two years (third year possible based on availability of funding and performance). Funding is available to cover some moving expenses and conference travel.

Applications should consist of: cover letter, CV, research statement, statement on diversity and inclusion, and three letters of recommendation. A teaching statement and additional references beyond three letters are optional. All of these materials should be submitted on https://www.mathjobs.org and application review will begin December 15, 2021. A background check will be required for employment.

Questions are welcome — please contact Dr. Alexandria Volkening (avolkening@purdue.edu).

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans 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:
765 496-1052
Department of Mathematics
150 N. University St.
West Lafayette, IN