Brandeis University, Mathematics

Position ID: Brandeis-PFP24 [#23931]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow Position
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Waltham, Massachusetts 02454, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Mathematical Biology/Computational Neuroscience
Application Deadline: (posted 2023/11/21, listed until 2024/05/31)
Position Description:    

A postdoctoral fellow position is available at Brandeis University Department of Mathematics ( to work with Dr. Yangyang Wang on dynamical systems and computational neuroscience. The position is for up to 3 years, contingent on yearly reappointment based on satisfactory progress, with a competitive salary and benefits package. First consideration will be given to applications received by 2023/12/31. However, application review will continue until the position is filled.

Research topics include (but are not limited to) multiple timescale and network dynamics in biology with a focus on modeling of neural networks and investigating impact of neuromodulators on their properties. Modeling projects will involve close collaborations with experimentalists and analysis of neural recordings.

The postdoctoral fellow will be able to participate in the vibrant academic life at Brandeis and in the Boston area, obtain mentoring experience, and has a potential for teaching opportunities if they are interested. The successful applicant will join Department of Mathematics at Brandeis University and have strong ties to Neuroscience Program ( The start date is negotiable.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in mathematics or a closely related field, including computational neuroscience, physics or engineering, prior to the start of appointment. Competitive candidates should have a strong background in dynamical systems and computational neuroscience, and be familiar with computational programming. Applicants with experience in data-driven modeling are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications should be submitted through, and should consist of: (1) a cover letter that briefly comments on fit for the position; (2) CV; (3) research statement; (4) at least two letters of recommendation.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Yangyang Wang (

Brandeis is a thriving, medium-sized university, ideally located in Waltham, which is a convenient twenty minutes from Boston — a hub of innovation and higher education. At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates that represent a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging, and sustaining a pluralistic, just, and inclusive campus community.

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