North Carolina State University, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: NCSU-PDRSKF [#24114]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Raleigh, North Carolina 27695, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Mathematical Biology, Machine Learning, Agent-Based Modeling, Uncertainty Quantification
Application Deadline: (posted 2023/12/20, listed until 2024/03/21)
Position Description:    

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Applications are invited for one postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Mathematics at North Carolina State University under the supervision of Prof. Kevin Flores and Prof. Osman Ozaltin. The initial term of the appointment would be for one year, with the potential for renewal of up to three years pending adequate progress and continued availability of funding. The postdoc will be expected to perform interdisciplinary research and have the opportunity to teach up to two courses per year.

 The applicants must have a PhD in mathematics or a closely related field (e.g., mathematical biology, physics, bioengineering or computer science). We are seeking applicants with a strong background in mathematical modeling and scientific computing. Particular areas of interest are parameter estimation, uncertainty quantification, machine learning, and agent-based modeling.

Research Responsibilities 
The scholar will work with Prof. Kevin Flores and Prof. Osman Ozaltin at NC State and collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of faculty at NC State and UNC Chapel Hill: Prof. Maria Mayorga, Prof. Julie Swann, and Prof. Paschal Sheeran on a project funded by the National Science Foundation.

The postdoc is expected to support the research activities as described in the grant abstract. The overarching goal of the project is to develop and validate new mathematical frameworks to integrate human behavior into epidemiological models. The postdoc will develop new equation learning and bilevel optimization algorithms and demonstrate their performance on a range of applications of relevance to predicting the impact of behavioral and social interventions on COVID-19 disease spread. Teaching This position also includes the opportunity to teach courses in the Department of Mathematics at NC State. The amount of teaching will be up to two courses per year.

Application procedure and Other Details

Start date: Applications before January 31st, 2024 will be given full consideration but review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The start date is August 1st, 2024.

How to apply: Applicants must provide the following through

1. Curriculum Vitae
 2. Research statement
 3. Three letters of recommendation

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

The College of Sciences aims at creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable working environment. The selected candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is supportive, welcoming of all groups, and abides by the cultural and behavioral aspirations in our culture charter. Please visit for more information on the College of Sciences Culture Charter.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
email address
North Carolina State University
Department of Mathematics
Box 8205
Raleigh, NC 27695