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Post-Baccalaureate Research Assistant, Division of Nature Sciences & Math

Employer
University of Denver
Location
Denver, Colorado (US)

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Position Summary

The University of Denver is a medium-size (12,000 students) private university located in a thriving metropolis at the base of the Rocky Mountains. The Department of Physics and Astronomy employs diverse and dynamic full-time faculty of 12, including 4 women. We provide an attentive, hands-on research and learning environment for students up to the PhD level. Our student population comprises about 50 undergraduates and 20-25 graduate students. The program is recognized by the APS among US PhD-granting departments for our high percentage (50%) of female graduates: placing second nationally at the undergraduate level and third at the graduate level (APS data for the period 2011-2013). More information about the department can be found at http://www.physics.du.edu

Dr. Kingshuk Ghosh seeks a post-baccalaureate summer research assistant to generate and analyze stochastic data in gene networks using tools of statistical physics and machine learning.

This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions

The research assistant will generate data of gene networks with known models using machine learning and principle of Maximum Caliber, will write python scripts to extract relevant physical parameters, to interpret results, test robustness and collaborate with other members of the research group in writing up results for publication.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to read and synthesize scientific papers
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Creative and self-directed approach to research tasks
  • Dedication to fostering an inclusive and collaborative group environment.

Required Qualifications

  • BS in physics
  • At least 2 years of undergraduate research experience in data analysis and statistical mechanics based tools
  • Ability to code in Python, use Pytorch

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Bayesian Inference, Machine Learning, Statistical Physics and gene circuits
  • Experience mentoring junior researchers
  • Experience writing scientific reports


Hourly Range
The hourly range for the position is $16.00 - $20.00.
 

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

 

Benefits

The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Monday May 30th, 2022.

 

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through https://www.du.edu/jobs/ to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university’s educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university’s complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see https://www.du.edu/equalopportunity/non-discrimination-statement.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

Organization

Founded in 1864—just a few years after the city of Denver itself was founded—the University of Denver is one of the country's premier private universities.

The University's 125-acre campus, a few miles south of downtown Denver, is home to more than 11,500 students hailing from all regions of the United States and 83 other countries.

The University offers:

Regardless of what they study, University of Denver students embark on a personal educational journey that helps them find and follow their individual purpose.

Collaborative, Experiential Learning

Our students work closely with faculty, peers and members of the community on projects, research and fieldwork. They cross disciplines to discover new perspectives and approaches to problem solving.

In and out of the classroom, our students learn by doing, whether they're collecting data in the field or putting theory into practice in a clinical setting.

The University of Denver Culture

Across the University of Denver’s many divisions, departments, and offices, supervisors are searching for new employees who strive to excel and innovate, prize integrity, and who value the opportunity to engage with the community.  The University is always looking for creative problem solvers, critical thinkers, and lifelong learners who want to know more and do more.

At the University of Denver, our culture is steeped in ethics and social responsibility. As a result, our faculty and students represent a wide array of perspectives and enjoy the healthy dialogue that grows out of diversity. University of Maryland, Baltimore

For all their differences, the members of our community are united by a common purpose: They're determined to confront society's most pressing challenges—everything from world health and the global economy to access to education.

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