Post Doctoral Fellow - Mathematics

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Post Doctoral Fellow - Mathematics

Location:
Clemson, SC
Open Date:
May 4, 2022
Description:

The Clemson School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences (SMSS) seeks to fill one Postdoctoral position, starting Spring 2023 semester. This is a 12-month position beginning January 1st, 2023 with job duties consisting of conducting experimental and mathematical research. 

Applicants will have two research mentors. The candidate will work under the direction of primary research mentor Dr. Keisha Cook in the SMSS. The secondary mentor will be Dr. Angela Alexander-Bryant in the Department of Bioengineering.

The postdoctoral candidate must be interested in the fields of computational biology, applied mathematics, and interdisciplinary scholarship across bioengineering and statistics. The appointment is initially for one year but is renewable for one additional year contingent upon funding and performance. This position is funded by the Clemson R-Initiatives (CU FELLOWS) to work on a specific interdisciplinary project. The preferred candidate should have a strong background in probability, mathematical modeling, and programming skills.

The postdoc will complete experimental research to quantify endosomal escape after successful peptide delivery of bioactive siRNAs into ovarian cancer cells. The postdoctoral research aims to: 1) develop computationally efficient models, methods, and optimization techniques to quantify endosomal escape of siRNAs in cancer cells, 2) validate the proposed models on experimental data collected by using novel fluorescent microscopy methods on experiments of peptide endosome escape, and 3) develop packages to make the models available for a wide array of applications of population dynamics in gene delivery. The postdoc will receive laboratory training and will assume general responsibility for scientific operations in the lab.

The SMSS contains two divisions: Mathematics and Statistics & Operations Research, and includes the areas of algebra and discrete mathematics, data science, computational mathematics, operations research, probability and mathematical statistics, and pure and applied analysis. The school offers the full range of Baccalaureate, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees. For further information regarding the school, its research areas and programs, please visit the web site http://www.math.clemson.edu.

Clemson University has the highest Carnegie research designation (Very High, R1), and recently completed its Clemson Forward plan with strategic focus on advancing our doctoral programs and strengthening our research and scholarly impact while still preserving the outstanding signature undergraduate experience that is at the heart of Clemson. The Clemson Forward plan directed the building of a new world-class College of Science that harnesses the disciplines of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Genetics and Biochemistry, Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, and Physics & Astronomy to solve tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Clemson Forward has at its core the mission of inclusive excellence in our students and faculty that will help Clemson ascend to a top 20 public university and a model for the 21st Century land grant university.

Moreover, the University, the College of Science, and the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences are committed to building a community of inclusive excellence, where faculty scholars are dedicated to working and teaching in a multi-cultural environment (http://www.clemson.edu/inclusion/). We are particularly interested in receiving applications from those who have experience and/or a commitment toward mentoring students from diverse backgrounds, as well as those who have demonstrated a commitment to understanding the challenges in promoting diversity and inclusion. In addition, the college is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.

The College of Science advances the life, physical, and mathematical sciences as it mobilizes curiosity-driven faculty and students through innovative academic programs and research, including transdisciplinary research at the intersection of many fields.


Qualifications:

Candidates must have received their Ph.D. in mathematics or a related field within 4 years of January 2023.


Application Instructions:

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference addressing research competence.

Applications must be completed through http://apply.interfolio.com/106276 and will be accepted until the position has been filled. Completed applications for the postdoctoral position received before October 31, 2022 will receive full consideration.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

Organization

Working at Clemson University

Clemson is a dynamic research university located in Upstate South Carolina at the center of the booming I-85 corridor between Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga. One of the nation’s most selective public research universities according to U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Clemson University is the school of choice among top students in South Carolina and is increasingly competitive for the best students in the region and the nation. More than 17,100 students select from 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through five academic colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life SciencesArchitecture, Arts and HumanitiesBusiness and Behavioral ScienceEngineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.

Clemson’s transformation into a leading research institution — currently attracting in excess of $140 million in externally funded research and sponsored program awards per year — is based upon an academic plan that identifies eight emphasis areas in which the University has opportunities to increase education and research, to align with South Carolina’s economic development needs and to draw upon faculty strengths. Emphasis areas include automotive and transportation technology, advanced materials, biotechnology and biomedical sciences, leadership and entrepreneurship, sustainable environment, information and communication technology, family and community living, and general education.

Major economic development initiatives that have emerged from the academic plan include the Clemson International Center for Automotive Research — a 250-acre campus in Greenville, which has generated more than $225 million in public and private commitments in just four years; an advanced materials initiative at the Clemson Research Park, which includes a new LEED Silver-certified facility; and the South Carolina Health Sciences Collaborative — an initiative of the state’s three research universities and major health-care systems.

As the state’s land-grant university, Clemson reaches out to citizens, communities and businesses all over South Carolina. The Public Service Activities division includes the county-based Cooperative Extension Service, five off-campus research and education centers through the Clemson University Experiment Station and critical regulatory responsibilities for plant and animal health.

The University boasts a 1,400-acre campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounding the campus are 18,000 acres of University farms and woodlands devoted to research. A warm campus environment, great weather and recreational activities offered by proximity to both the natural surroundings and large cities are part of the Clemson Experience.

 

Points of interest at Clemson include the following:

The Clemson Conference Center and Inn is a state-of-the-art facility for symposia, meetings, seminars and special events. The complex includes the Madren Continuing Education and Conference Center, the Walker Golf Course and the Martin Inn.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden, a 295-acre public garden, features several thousand varieties of ornamental plants and a unique collection of nature-based sculptures.

The Robert Howell Brooks Center for the Performing Arts brings an exciting array of concert, theater, dance, comedy and other live performances to the community.

The Robert Campbell Geology Museum at the Botanical Garden displays meteorites, minerals, dinosaur fossils and the largest faceted-stone collection in the Southeast.

The T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena is a showplace for livestock activities in the state and has hosted horse and livestock shows, rodeos, sales, 4-H activities, educational programs, and industrial and agricultural exhibitions.

Fort Hill, the home of John C. Calhoun and later of his son-in-law, University founder Thomas Green Clemson, is a registered National Historic Landmark located in the center of campus.

The Class of 1944 Visitors Center is the front door to Clemson — a friendly place to get tours, information, assistance and an introduction to this beautiful, historic university and community.

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