Postdoctoral

Postdoctoral Scholar

The Conway Lab (http://jmconway.org) at Penn State is seeking an enthusiastic Postdoctoral Scholar for an investigation of early HIV infection. This project is in collaboration with Brandon Keele and Taina Immonen in the AIDS and Cancer Virus Program (ACVP) at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research(https://frederick.cancer.gov/science/aids-and-cancer-virus-program).

The successful candidate will develop mathematical models aiming to delineate the dynamics of SIV transmission, from cervicovaginal exposure, to establishment of systemic infection. Outcomes will be validated by ground-breaking data from the Keele lab which show, for the first time, the tissue-level dynamics of discriminable but phenotypically identical SIV clones during early infection. Improved characterization of the earliest events of SIV infection will facilitate the development of more efficient HIV prevention measures, since nonhuman primate models are relied upon to guide public health measures regarding HIV when direct observations, such as tissue-level viral dynamics following exposure, are unavailable.
This position is a 48-week appointment and funded for one year.

The Conway Lab is an interdisciplinary lab at Penn State, with affiliations with the Departments of Mathematics and Biology, and the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (CIDD) (https://www.huck.psu.edu/institutes-and-centers/center-for-infectious-di...) We investigate the interplay of viral responses, immune responses, and curative or other treatments, with recent emphasis on HIV. We emphasize validation of models with data and collaborate with empirical scientists and clinicians.
Qualifications:

  • PhD in applied quantitative discipline, such as computational biology or mathematics, with a strong interest in infectious diseases.
  • Ideal candidates would have publications demonstrating experience with computational and/or mathematical biology, computer programming, and infectious disease modeling.
  • The candidate should be hardworking, self-motivated, and excited to learn, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.

Applicants must apply to each the following locations including your CV, references, and a brief description of research interests: Penn State Careers website (https://hr.psu.edu/careers) and Mathjobs (www.mathjobs.org). 

In addition to applying at each of the above websites, please send an email to Dr. Conway (jmconway@psu.edu) including your CV, references, and a brief description of research interests. Please put the words “Postdoc Application” in the subject line.

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Postdoctoral Researcher

The Center for Computational Mathematics and Applications (CCMA) in the Department of Mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, is seeking scholars for postdoctoral appointments. Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. in mathematics or related field (such as statistics, computer science, physics and engineering). This position requires expertise in numerical methods for partial differential equations or data science with adequate programming experiences. Appointed candidates will work closely with the faculty at the CCMA on research related to numerical methods for partial differential equations or big data. The postdoctoral scholar will contribute to a number of research projects including the CCMA’s projects supported by the NSF, the DOE, and industries. These appointments may include the possibility of teaching. This is a non-tenure track appointment. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding.

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Postdoctoral Scholar

The Department of Mathematics is seeking to hire postdoctoral scholars. Applicants must have recently completed a Ph.D. and have exceptional research potential. Teaching may be required. These are non-tenure track appointments and are typically funded for one year. A Ph.D. in mathematics is required. Candidates from all areas of mathematics will be considered. Applicants must complete the Penn State application (http://jobs.psu.edu) and must submit an application through Mathjobs.org (https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs) with the following materials in order for the application to be complete: Cover letter; Curriculum Vitae; at least three reference letters (one letter must address in detail the candidate’s abilities as a teacher); Publication List; Research Statement; Teaching Statement. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled. Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/89056

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.