Postdoctoral Fellow

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Department Center for Theoretical Biological Physics
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
Requisition Number P18025
Open Date 09/27/2017
Close Date
Benefits Eligible Yes
Position Summary

The Center for Theoretical Biological Physics is actively recruiting recent quantitative science (physics, mathematics, chemistry, etc) PhD graduates for postdoctoral positions beginning in 2017-18. We are looking to fill several positions with postdoctoral candidates who are well-versed in quantitative science, but who are very interested in learning and tackling research problems in the realm of biology and medicine.

Education Required PhD or other Doctoral Degree
Concentration / Degree Type

Any quantitative science (physics, mathematics, chemistry, bioengineering, synthetic biology, etc.).

Education Preferred
Experience Required No experience required
Type of Experience
Experience Preferred
Skills Required


Skills Preferred
Physical Demands


Working Conditions

Weekend/evening work and some travel.

Security Sensitive Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

This is a theory group and we will not be hiring experimentalists. We do not have a lab.

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Job Duties

Job Duty Name Scientific Research
Description of Job Duty

- Identifying an issue of importance in the functioning of living systems and identifying possible mechanisms underlying the function and creating physical-science based models to investigate these mechanisms quantitatively. This will require being able to glean information and data from the biology literature, and on the other hand, being able to use analytical and computational skills to derive model results to be compared to that literature. Examples include molecular biophysics, information processing and signaling networks, self-organization at the cellular and multi-cellular scales, as well as evolution and ecological dynamics. Writing about this work in papers that can be published in leading scientific journals.

Percentage of Time 60
Job Duty Name Travel
Description of Job Duty

- Attending scientific conferences, making presentations, and collaborating with researchers at other institutions.

Percentage of Time 15
Job Duty Name Mentoring
Description of Job Duty

- Mentoring and teaching graduate and undergraduate students in the Center. Will be requested to take on a summer undergraduate research fellow to mentor.

Percentage of Time 15
Job Duty Name Proposal Writing
Description of Job Duty

- Writing proposals to obtain research funding.

Percentage of Time 10

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Research Statement
  3. Publications List
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a PhD or other doctoral degree in a quantitative science (physics, mathematics, chemistry, bioengineering, synthetic biology, etc.)?
    • Yes
    • No