Assistant Professor in Mathematical and Computational Life Science at University of Pittsburgh Position Announcement

The Dietrich School at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level in Mathematical and Computational Life Sciences to begin in the fall term of 2019. Successful candidates will be placed in the departments most suitable for their backgrounds and research programs from among the Departments of Mathematics, Biology, Neuroscience, Physics, and Chemistry.  We seek outstanding scientists who will enhance and complement our existing strengths and who will collaborate with members of our sizable neuroscience, biology, biophysics, and biochemistry communities.

One position is in Mathematical and Computational Neuroscience. Candidates working on the following topics are especially encouraged to apply:

  • Circuits and information flow in neuroscience
  • Neuronal and population dynamics
  • Synaptic mechanisms and dynamics
  • Neuronal membrane properties and ion channel function

The other position is in Mathematics and Theory of Biological Processes.  Candidates working on the following topics are especially encouraged to apply:

  • Mathematical ecology
  • Evolutionary theory
  • Cellular sensing and signal processing
  • Epigenetic and gene network dynamics

The University of Pittsburgh is an active center for interdisciplinary research in the life sciences offering exciting opportunities for collaborations across departments as well as with our highly ranked medical school. The University is currently ranked third in the nation in total NIH funding, and the city of Pittsburgh is often voted “most livable” in the nation.  These positions represent part of a vision to grow our community of researchers at the interface of mathematics, physics, chemistry and the life sciences.

Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. and should demonstrate substantial research accomplishment and dedication to teaching.  They will be expected to establish an extramurally funded research program, train graduate students, and actively participate in undergraduate education. Review of applications will begin on October 23, 2018, and will continue until the positions are filledApplicants can apply online at: Candidates should submit (a) a cover letter, (b) a CV, (c) a statement of research accomplishments and future plans, (d) a brief description of teaching interests, (e) a brief description of how your research, teaching or service demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and (f) at least three letters of reference (for each reference, you will have the opportunity to input an email address through Interfolio’s Online Application system and a notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions). The positions are pending budgetary approval.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.


Person to Contact:
Erika Carpio
139 University Place
Room 302
Pittsburgh, PA 15206