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Overview: The Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics is soliciting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in quantitative biological modeling to begin  September 1, 2018. This position is part of a National Science Foundation Research Training Grant (NSF-RTG).     

Duties: Postdoctoral fellows will conduct research on the quantitative modeling of biological systems and will teach three quarter courses per year in the department. The position will typically be for three years. Postdoctoral fellows will additionally participate in RTG-related training and career development activities. 

Environment: Postdoctoral fellows will be part of an interdisciplinary environment focusing on current problems in experimental and computational biology. Fellows will gain experience from training in  mathematical modeling, numerical methods, and modern data analysis/statistical tools relevant to biological problems. Research internships outside of Northwestern will broaden fellows' perspectives. Each fellow's research will be mentored by faculty from both applied mathematics and a biological discipline. Ongoing collaborations exist with faculty in Neurobiology, Molecular Biosciences, Environmental Engineering and Preventive Medicine, and additional areas of interest are welcome. An overall goal of the program is to broaden computational biological modeling in the department and at Northwestern. 

Requirements: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, three reference letters (one addressing teaching qualifications) and brief research and teaching statements online at the URL:

If desired, one or two representative publications may also be submitted. Applications are currently being reviewed and will continue being considered until the position is filled. 

Inquiries about the position may be directed to:
Hermann Riecke
Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics
Northwestern University
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3125
Phone: (847) 491-3345

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Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.