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Postdoctoral Scholar - Weiss Lab
Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Illinois
 
 
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Date Posted 04/23/2021
Category
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

CURRENT EMPLOYEES OR STUDENTS:

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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Howard (Howie) Weiss’ newly established Biomathematics group in the Departments of Biology and Mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University seeks two quantitatively trained Postdoctoral researchers who are highly curious about how microbes grow, evolve and cause disease. 

A major lab focus will involve developing new machine learning (ML) based tools and models to improve the performance of classical spatial microbial population and evolutionary dynamics models and classical infectious disease transmission models. Applicants will also be encouraged to pursue their own research passions and collaborations.

The position requires a Ph.D. in a STEM field and is a fixed-term appointment funded for one-year from the date of hire, with a possibility of re-funding for up to three years. Demonstrated computational modeling experience with ML is highly desired. Applicants should be willing to closely collaborate with life scientists. Strong communication and writing skills are highly valued. Travel funds will be available for conference travel and visits with collaborators. 

Applications must be submitted electronically. A complete application will include a cover letter detailing experience and research interests, a current CV, and letters of recommendation from three current faculty members. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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CURRENT EMPLOYEES OR STUDENTS:

If you are a current employee (faculty, staff, technical service, or student) at Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the internal application process . If you are a current student at Penn State and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process .

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Howard (Howie) Weiss’ newly established Biomathematics group in the Departments of Biology and Mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University seeks two quantitatively trained Postdoctoral researchers who are highly curious about how microbes grow, evolve and cause disease. 

A major lab focus will involve developing new machine learning (ML) based tools and models to improve the performance of classical spatial microbial population and evolutionary dynamics models and classical infectious disease transmission models. Applicants will also be encouraged to pursue their own research passions and collaborations.

The position requires a Ph.D. in a STEM field and is a fixed-term appointment funded for one-year from the date of hire, with a possibility of re-funding for up to three years. Demonstrated computational modeling experience with ML is highly desired. Applicants should be willing to closely collaborate with life scientists. Strong communication and writing skills are highly valued. Travel funds will be available for conference travel and visits with collaborators. 

Applications must be submitted electronically. A complete application will include a cover letter detailing experience and research interests, a current CV, and letters of recommendation from three current faculty members. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

Affirmative Action

Penn State Policies

Copyright Information

Hotlines

University Park, PA

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