Weitz Group @ Georgia Tech Theoretical Ecology and Quantitative Biology

Quantitative Biology Postdoc @ Georgia Tech

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A postdoctoral position in quantitative biology is available under the direction of Prof. Joshua Weitz (Biology, Georgia Tech). The postdoc will join an interdisciplinary research group of biologists, physicists, and computational scientists. The postdoc will collaborate on research focusing on viral dynamics and evolution, at the molecular and ecological scales, as well as have the opportunity to develop new projects at the interface of integrative biology, bioinformatics & dynamical systems.

The position, starting in August 2009, provides competitive salaries and benefits and will be based in the School of Biology. The initial appointment is for one year, with renewal up to three years subject to satisfactory progress and mutual agreement. The start date is flexible.

REQUIREMENTS: (1) PhD in computational biology, physics, mathematics, microbiology, ecology or related area; (2) Demonstrated research excellence; (3) Strong quantitative skills; (4) Strong oral and written communication skills. Ideal candidates from the biological sciences should have experience with scientific programming. Ideal candidates from the physical/mathematical sciences should have prior exposure to research in the biological sciences. However, outstanding applicants looking to broaden their field of interest will also be considered.

TO APPLY: Applications should be emailed to jsweitz(at)gatech.edu and consist of (1) a cover letter describing your interest in the position, (2) the names and contact information for three references, (3) a curriculum vita (including publications). Applications will be reviewed starting from March 15, 2009, and continue until the position is filled.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Weitz group is supported by grants from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, the James F. McDonnell Foundation, DARPA, and the National Science Foundation. For more information, consult the Weitz group website or contact Joshua Weitz: jsweitz(at)gatech.edu.