Postdoctoral Fellow

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Job TitlePostdoctoral FellowDepartmentCenter for Theoretical Biological PhysicsFull Time/Part TimeFull-TimeRequisition NumberP20014Open Date08/15/2019Close DateBenefits EligibleYesPosition Summary

The Center for Theoretical Biological Physics is actively recruiting recent quantitative science (physics, mathematics, chemistry, etc.) Ph.D. graduates for postdoctoral positions beginning January 1, 2020. We are looking to fill at least one position with postdoctoral candidates well-versed in quantitative science, but also very interested in learning and tackling research problems in the realm of biology and medicine.

Education RequiredPhD or other Doctoral DegreeMajor/Discipline

Any quantitative science, such as physics, chemistry, mathematics, bioengineering, systems biology, etc.

Education PreferredExperience RequiredNo experience requiredType of ExperienceExperience PreferredSkills Required

- Ability to conduct original scientific research

Skills PreferredPhysical Demands


Working Conditions

Regular office situation.

Weekend, evening work, and some travel.

Security SensitiveYes Special Instructions to Applicants

This is a theoretical research center. There are no experimentalists or labs.

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Job Duty NameScientific ResearchDescription of Job Duty

Identify problem or issue of importance in the functioning of living systems and identify possible mechanisms underlying the function. Create physical science-based models to quantitatively investigate these models. Research will require the ability to glean information and data from biology literature, while being able to use analytical and computational skills to derive and formulate model results to be compared to that literature. Examples include, molecular biophysics, information processing and signaling networks, self-organization at the cellular and multi-cellular scales, as well as evolution and ecological dynamics. Write about your research and work in papers to be published in leading scientific journals and discussed at leading conferences.

Percentage of Time60 Job Duties

Job Duty NameTravelDescription of Job Duty

Attend scientific conferences, make presentations, collaborate with other researchers at this and other institutions.

Percentage of Time15 Job Duties

Job Duty NameMentoringDescription of Job Duty

Mentor and help teach graduate and undergraduate students at the Center. Will be asked to mentor a summer undergraduate research fellow.

Percentage of Time15 Job Duties

Job Duty NameWriting proposalsDescription of Job Duty

Write proposals to obtain research funding.

Percentage of Time10Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Research Statement
  3. Transcripts
  4. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Research Plan (not to exceed six pages including figures)
  2. Publications List
  3. Letter of Support
  4. Personal Statement
  5. Research Proposal
  6. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  7. Research Papers
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a PhD or other doctoral degree in a quantitative science, such as physics, chemistry, mathematics, bioengineering, systems biology, etc.?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Will have degree conferred before January 2020




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Posted: 8/28/2019
Application Due: 11/2/2019
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