Post Doctoral Fellow in the Theory and Modeling of Living Systems

Emory University

Atlanta, GA

Job posting number: #7083722

Posted: August 24, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Emory University invites applications for multiple theoretical and experimental Postdoctoral Fellows positions affiliated with the Theory and Modeling of Living Systems (TMLS) Initiative. TMLS is an interdepartmental initiative connecting theorists and experimentalists who work on quantitative, model-driven understanding of biological phenomena across all scales and subfields of life sciences. Fellows will have a wide latitude to choose which experimental or theoretical problems to work on, while interacting closely with TMLS faculty. TMLS Core Faculty Gordon Berman (animal behavior and computational neuroscience), Laura Finzi (single molecule biophysics and cell mechanics), Minsu Kim (quantitative microbiology), Ilya Nemenman (theoretical biophysics and computational neuroscience), Shashank Shekhar (single molecule biophysics and biochemistry), Samuel Sober (computational and systems neuroscience), and Daniel Weissman (evolutionary theory) are particularly interested in mentoring the next class of TMLS Fellows, while additional research opportunities may exist in the groups of Rustom Antia (theoretical immunology), David Civitello (host-pathogen interactions), Katia Koelle (viral dynamics), Astrid Prinz (computational neuroscience), Jennifer Rieser (organismal biophysics), Daniel Sussman (theory of living matter), and Nic Vega (host-microbiome dynamics).

Emory University is one of the world’s leading research universities, with top-ranked programs in Population Biology Ecology and Evolution, Computational Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, and Biophysics. The outstanding Emory School of Medicine, Rollins School of Public Health, and the nearby Georgia Institute of Technology provide ample opportunities for collaborations. The hired postdoctoral scientists will benefit from unique resources available at Emory, such as the Centers for Disease Control, adjacent to Emory Campus, and the Yerkes Primate Research Center. Emory is located in a green neighborhood in the heart of Atlanta, a major cultural center and transportation hub, which offers high quality of life.

Members of historically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Emory University is an AA/EEO employer.

A successful applicant will have a PhD and a strong publication record in quantitative biology, biophysics, computational neuroscience, or a related field. We are particularly interested in candidates with a track record of scientific creativity and independent thinking. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Appointments may start as early as Aug 2021.

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