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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.
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.
- 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
- Familiarity with Bayesian Inference, Machine Learning, Statistical Physics and gene circuits
- Experience mentoring junior researchers
- Experience writing scientific reports
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.
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For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Monday May 30th, 2022.
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:
- Cover Letter
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