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Research Associate Positions in Math Biology Announced at Michigan State University

Michigan State University, Posted: September 21, 2022

The Department of Mathematics at Michigan State University invites applications for Mathematical Biology Research Associates with a starting date of August 16, 2023. However, earlier starting dates are possible. 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 equivalent area, such as computational chemistry/biology/biophysics and computer science. Applications are 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 the Mathematical Biology Research Associate job posting on at to be considered. A complete application includes a vita, research statement the indicates their experience in any of the four focus area, and at least 3 letters of recommendation, one of which must address their teaching experience.

Minimum Requirements: Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in Mathematics or equivalent area before the starting date.

Review of applications will begin on October 5, 2022 and continue until positions are filled. A background check is required for employment.

Remote Work Statement: MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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