Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical and Computational Systems Biology
Michigan State University
January 25, 2018
East Lansing, Michigan
Biological Sciences, Computer Science: Data Structures, Physics: Theoretical
One Research Associate position is available on a NIH-funded interdisciplinary project applying concepts and techniques from theoretical physics to biomedical and systems biology problems. A Ph. D degree in physics, mathematics, computer science, or related area is required prior to the starting date. Methods including spin glass theory, complex networks, nonlinear physics to analyze large genomic data sets from normal and cancer patients as well as building prognostic models will be utilized. The project involves a direct collaboration with experimentalists at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in La Jolla, CA. Please check our recent publication on PLOS Comp. Bio. for a sample of the research activity: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005849. Candidates should have a strong background in statistical physics, programming skills in python, basic knowledge of genetics and biochemistry. The position is for one year and possible renewable for an additional year.
Applications should be uploaded to the web site careers.msu.edu using posting number 486761. Include a cover letter, a CV, a statement of research interests as well as accomplishments (no more than 2 pages), and a list of publications, all combined in a single PDF file. Candidates should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted electronically through the same application system.
Review of applications will start on Feb. 15th and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be made to the PI of the project Prof. Carlo Piermarocchi, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 486761
About Michigan State University
Michigan State University (MSU) is a public research university in East Lansing, Michigan, United States. MSU is one of the largest universities in the United States (in terms of enrollment) and has approximately 552,000 living alumni worldwide. Michigan State frequently ranks among the top 30 public universities in the United States and the top 100 research universities in the world. MSU is a member of the Association of American Universities, an organization of 62 leading research universities in North America. The university's campus houses the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, the W. J. Beal Botanical Garden, the Abrams Planetarium, the Wharton Center for Performing Arts, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, and the country's largest residence hall system.