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Emory University Theory and Modeling of Living Systems (TMLS) Postdoctoral Fellows at Emory in Atlanta, Georgia


JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.

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Applications are invited for the inaugural Theory and Modeling of Living Systems (TMLS) Postdoctoral Fellows at Emory University. TMLS is a new initiative connecting theorists across departments who are working on theoretical understanding of biological phenomena, including, on particular, information processing in neural and cellular systems, quantifying and modeling animal behavior, evolutionary dynamics, immunology, and statistical inference from biological data. Fellows would have a wide latitude to choose which problems to work on, while working closely with TMLS faculty. TMLS core faculty Rustom Antia, Gordon Berman, Katia Koelle, Ilya Nemenman, and Daniel Weissman are particularly interested in mentoring the inaugural TMLS Fellows.

A successful applicant will have a PhD and a strong publication record in quantitative biology, theoretical physics, 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. Please send your CV, a brief description of your research experience and interests, and a list of three references to

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 Center for Disease Control, located on 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.

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Job Number 33442

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Emory College

Department ECAS: Physics

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

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