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Post-Doctoral Research Associate - NIMBIOS

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Post-Doctoral Research Associate - NIMBioS, National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis

Regular, Full-time, Pay Grade 00

NIMBioS, National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, and The Department of Mathematics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications for one Postdoctoral Research Associate (non-tenure eligible) position in Mathematical Data Science with an appointment beginning as soon as possible but no later than Summer 2022.

 The successful candidate will join a thriving and multidisciplinary applied math community at NIMBioS to work directly with Professor Vasileios Maroulas in the emerging area of topological machine learning with applications to neuroscience. The position is a 12-month 100% research appointment renewable for one or two years, based upon annual performance.


A PhD in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or equivalent degree is required. Salary will be competitive. The candidate should have their PhD at the time of their appointment. 

 Candidates must upload 1) a cover letter, which indicates why this position is of interest to the applicant, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a research statement, and 4) a publication list. At least three professional reference letters addressing research must be provided. Application deadline is November 15, 2021, but later applications may be considered.

 The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is the flagship university in the Tennessee state higher education system. Knoxville is a diverse medium-sized city in the Tennessee Valley of East Tennessee with a relatively low cost of living.

Job: Research Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Administration-Arts & Sciences
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Oct 18, 2021, 5:27:19 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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