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Multiple Math Bio/Computational Topology Research Associates Positions Announced at Michigan State University

Michigan State University, Posted: July 19, 2023

The Department of Mathematics at Michigan State University invites applications for Mathematical Biology/Computational Topology Research Associates with an open starting date from October 1, 2023, to August 16, 2024. Candidates will be evaluated continuously until multiple positions are filled. These are one-year, benefits-eligible positions that are potentially renewable on an annual basis contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Candidates will be mainly evaluated on their potential in research. Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in Mathematics or an equivalent area, such as computational chemistry/biology/biophysics and computer science. Applications will be considered from any of the focus areas:

  1. AI-based drug design and discovery
  2. Bioinformatics/protein engineering/single-cell RNA sequence analysis
  3. Machine learning/deep learning
  4. Computational topology/geometry/graph

Research Associates will be affiliated with Professor Guowei Wei, who will direct their research activities. The research associates will engage in our active instructional mentoring program if their appointment includes an instructional component.

Applicants must submit their application materials for the Mathematical Biology/Computational Topology Research Associate job posting on at to be considered. A complete application includes a vita, a research statement the indicates their experience in any of the four-focus areas, and at least three letters of recommendation, one of which must address their teaching experience.

Minimum Requirements: Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in Mathematics or an equivalent area before the starting date. Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2023, and continue until positions are filled. A background check is required for employment.

Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Job applicants are considered for employment opportunities and employees are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.