Purdue University, Mathematics

Position ID: Purdue-PFMB [#23709]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematical Biology
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2067, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Applied Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2023/12/05 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/11/01, finished 2024/04/10, listed until 2024/05/01)
Position Description:    

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

Applied Mathematics, Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematical Biology
Purdue University welcomes applications for a research postdoctoral fellow in the area of biological pattern formation and complex systems, within Alexandria Volkening’s group (https://www.alexandriavolkening.com) in the Department of Mathematics (https://www.math.purdue.edu) and 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, vertex-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. Applicants with experience in parameter estimation, equation learning, or mathematical modeling are especially encouraged to apply. 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 (possibility of third year depends on availability of funding and performance). Funding is available to cover some moving expenses and conference travel. Anticipated start date is August 2024, but an earlier start date is also possible if the selected candidate prefers this.
Applications should consist of: cover letter; CV; research statement; statement on teaching or mentoring; and three or more letters of recommendation. A statement on diversity and inclusion is also encouraged. All of these materials should be submitted on MathJobs, and application review will begin December 5, 2023.

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. 


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Further Info:
email address
765 496-1052
Department of Mathematics
150 N. University St.
West Lafayette, IN