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Post-Doctoral Research Associate- National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee
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Date Posted December 09, 2021
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Post-Doctoral Research Associate- National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis - 21000002H3 


Post-Doctoral Research Associate- NIMBios
Regular Full-time

Applications are currently being solicited for a post-doctoral research associate in the area of mathematical modeling of biological systems in the Fefferman Lab at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.


The work will involve mathematical modeling, focusing initially on analysis and simulations of difference and differential equation models of physiological processes. An ideal candidate would have some experience in at least one relevant area of applied bio-mathematical research. Beyond the initial project, this position will entail collaborating to design new mathematical models for a diversity of novel applications. Any candidate should be comfortable with a variety of modeling techniques and willing to learn new areas of modeling application in collaboration with interdisciplinary research teams.


The researcher will be expected to help formulate mathematical models, characterize analytic properties of the systems, implement numerical simulations, take a primary role in preparing manuscripts for publication, contribute to a collaborative research group environment, and participate in preparation of new grant proposals.





-          A Ph.D. in some pertinent field. Such fields could include, but are not limited to applied mathematics, epidemiology, ecology, evolutionary biology, physics, engineering, or computer science

-          Some research experience in applied mathematical modeling (in the fields of epidemiology or evolutionary biology are preferred, but not required)

-          Familiarity with at least two of the following mathematical modeling techniques: ODEs, PDEs, SDEs, Game Theory, Cellular Automata, Network Theory, Decision Theory, and Agent Based Modeling

-          The ability to write clearly and scientifically (e.g. to produce drafts of papers for publication in scientific journals and web-based public outreach without too much oversight); evidence of successful prior publication is a plus

-          Ability to work/communicate with a multidisciplinary team

-          Fluency in a mathematical programming environment (preferably Matlab, but Mathematica, R, Python, or equivalent are also acceptable)


The lab is affiliated with the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, the Department of Mathematics, and NIMBioS and the candidate will be welcome to participate in any/all of these communities.  The Fefferman lab has been operating virtually and will continue to do so thru Spring 2021 semester, there is therefore the potential for this position to begin as fully remote.


This is a full-time, one year position, with the potential for renewal if things work out well. Ideal start date: February 1st , 2021. For further questions, send email to Nina H. Fefferman at . Applications will be reviewed as they arrive.


  Research Professional 
Primary Location
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Campus/Institute  Knoxville 
Job Posting
  Dec 7, 2021, 7:28:49 AM 

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