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Two Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions (University of Pennsylvania)

last modified Oct 07, 2013 05:50 PM

Applications are invited to fill two open post-doctoral research positions in the Complex Systems Group of the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA). Both positions will be in the general area of network science, graph theory, and complex systems approaches as applied to critical problems in human neuroscience, and the associated projects will include both computational modeling and data analysis components.

The ideal appointee will (1) have, or be in the final stages of obtaining, a PhD in applied statistics, applied mathematics, computational/theoretical physics, engineering, or computer science, (2) have expertise in network statistics, and (3) have an interest in biological applications. Familiarity with computational techniques from control and dynamical systems would be advantageous. Excellent computer programming skills (MATLAB, R, Python, or C/C++) are essential. Candidates should be able to communicate effectively and flourish as the center of a diverse interdisciplinary team.

University of Pennsylvania is a growing center of network science research, boasting the new Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences, and the Networked and Social Systems Engineering Program.  The presence of the world-class medical school enables a unique clinical and translational context for ongoing theoretical and computational research programs. The Complex Systems Group maintains strong ties across departments and schools at Penn, bridging engineering, physics, applied mathematics, radiology, and neurology and is affiliated with the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science.

Applications in the form of a covering letter, a CV with full publication list, and 3 letters of reference should be sent to Danielle S. Bassett at

Closing date: 31 Dec 2013

Start date: Negotiable. Position available as soon as 1 October 2013

Limit of tenure: Term is for 1 year with possible extension to 2 years

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Benefits: Health insurance and travel for research-related purposes