Postdoctoral Scholar in Mathematics & Computational Biology (Enciso lab)

Irvine, CA
Mar 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
  • School of Physical Sciences - Mathematics


    Open date: October 26th, 2016

    Last review date: January 31st, 2017
    Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

    Final date: August 1st, 2017
    Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


    The Enciso lab at the University of California, Irvine, has an open position for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of mathematical and computational biology. We will develop new theoretical methods to approximate noise in stochastic chemical reaction networks. These methods will be used in the context of experimental models in molecular and cell biology. This work is part of a new interdisciplinary collaboration together with systems biology researchers at Harvard Medical School and Caltech, funded by DARPA.

    We are looking for a motivated mathematician, physicist or other quantitative scientist, with experience carrying out mathematical analysis in molecular biology. Experience with numerical simulations, preferably using Matlab, is strongly desired, as is also a familiarity with stochastic methods (chemical master equation, moment closure, SSA algorithm etc). The successful candidate should also be familiar with the analysis of deterministic chemical reaction networks, using methods such as deficiency theory. For a sample of the work involved see the recent publication in J Royal Society Interface,

    Candidates are encouraged to write to PI Enciso about their interest in this position, while they prepare a formal application. Applications are welcome until the position is filled. The position is open to start January 2017, but a later time is also possible up to Summer 2017. It will last up to three years in total, with an annual evaluation. J1 and H1 visas can be processed for international candidates. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, including women, African Americans, Hispanics and other minorities.

    Completed applications must be submitted electronically through and must contain:
    • Cover Letter (Required)
    • Curriculum Vitae (Required)
    • Research Statement (Required)
    • Misc/Additional documents (Optional)
    • Letters of recommendation (Up to 3 letters, all optional)

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
    Job location Irvine, CA


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