Postdoctoral research positions are available at University of California San Diego in Mathematical Biology and Evolutionary Dynamics.

Postdoctoral research positions are available at University of California San Diego in Mathematical Biology and Evolutionary Dynamics. Candidates will be working as part of the research groups of Dominik Wodarz (Department of Ecology, Behavior & Evolution, Biological Sciences, UCSD, dwodarz@ucsd.edu) and Natalia Komarova (Department of Mathematics, UCSD, nkomarova@ucsd.edu).

Research topics include: evolutionary theory, mathematical oncology including cancer evolution and cancer therapy, models of stem cell dynamics, modeling infectious disease dynamics, and modeling complex social phenomena. There are currently many ongoing projects available in our groups in all of these fields, and successful candidates will work on projects based on their interest and expertise. In several of these research areas, application of mathematical models to experimental or clinical data is available through collaboration with experimental and clinical labs.

A PhD in a relevant discipline is required for this position, such Mathematics, Biology (with a computational emphasis), Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, or Statistics. Expertise should include fields such as scientific computing, numerical analysis, differential equations, and probability. We encourage applications from researchers who have demonstrated a strong connection between computational mathematics and applications in biology.

The Wodarz and Komarova labs have recently moved from UC Irvine to UC San Diego and are looking to build up vibrant and interactive groups at UCSD consisting of PhD students and postdoctoral scholars. The two groups work closely together and group members are encouraged to interact and collaborate. More generally, UCSD presents a unique environment for researchers interested in mathematical biology and evolutionary dynamics, with expertise spanning Mathematics, Ecology, Behavior & Evolution, Physics, and Engineering. A particular strength is access to cutting edge experimental / clinical labs in the School of Biology and the School of Medicine, presenting opportunities for collaborations and application of mathematical models to experimental and clinical data.

This position is initially for 2 years, and renewable for subsequent years. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, in accordance with the University of California salary scales. Please send your CV, research statement, and names of three reference letter writers to the email addresses above.

Type
Postdoc
Institution
University of California San Diego
City
La Jolla, CA
Country
USA
Closing date
March 4th, 2024
Posted on
February 4th, 2024 22:59
Last updated
February 4th, 2024 22:59
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