We are looking for postdoctoral fellows to work at the interface between the life and mathematical sciences as part of Harvard’s Initiative in Quantitative Biology and its NSF-Simons Center for the Mathematical and Statistical Analysis of Biology. The purpose of our NSF-Simons Center and our QBio Initiative are to enable innovative research at the intersection between the mathematical sciences (including statistics and computational science) and the life sciences. We facilitate new developments of biology-inspired mathematical theories, methodologies, and innovative modeling approaches which advance the understanding of challenging biological problems.
We are especially interested in applicants whose graduate training is in mathematics, statistics, and/or computational science who are interested in applying their knowledge and creativity to biological problems.
Postdoctoral fellows will be embedded within a host faculty lab and are expected to make meaningful contributions to work in that lab. As members of the Center and the Initiative, postdoctoral fellows will have access to a vibrant, diverse community of scholars (faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates) working across disciplines to identify “rules of life.” Postdoctoral fellows are not expected to teach or mentor, though they will have ample opportunities to do so. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to participate in core Center activities, including our weekly seminar.
Funds from the Simons Foundation will support the postdoctoral fellow for up to one year. The one-year appointment must start no later than September 1, 2022, and is not renewable. If the candidate wishes to remain at Harvard after the one-year appointment, an alternate source of funding will be required.
We seek new members to our Center; however, postdoctoral fellows who have started at Harvard no later than December 1, 2021 are eligible to apply. We are accepting applications until March 1, 2022. International applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible to provide ample time to obtain appropriate visa sponsorship.
For more information please visit: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10935