Post-Doctoral Associate in Dynamics/Control, Quantitative Modeling, System Identification, and ML
The Network Dynamics and Synthetic Biology group at New York University Abu Dhabi seeks highly motivated and collaborative applicants to fill multiple Postdoctoral Associate positions in synthetic biology. Research in the group revolves around topics at the interface of engineering (dynamical systems and control theory, network science, statistics, optimization) and synthetic biology. Projects will target one of the major bottlenecks in the rational design of synthetic biocircuits: scalability. The main goal is the development of a combined theoretical/experimental framework to accurately predict the complex behaviors that emerge when parts are interconnected, thus accounting for various sources of context-dependence, such as the sharing of limited resources. Additionally, projects in the lab also center around controlling cellular behavior both by developing genetic control circuits as well as external computer-based solutions using machine learning and optogenetics. Therefore, projects will focus on system and parameter identification using noisy data, optimization for experiment design, analyzing/designing pattern formation over large-scale networks, machine learning using experimental data, and the development of novel tools for the rational design of synthetic gene circuits. Candidates are welcome to propose projects related to the work done in the lab. Members of our interdisciplinary team will leverage experiments to inform modeling/theoretical analysis and vice versa. For more information, visit https://netb.io/. The positions are available immediately with a flexible start date, initially for 2 years with the possibility of renewal based on performance.
Who should apply? The ideal candidate is self-motivated and hard-working with a PhD in engineering, statistics, optimization, physics, mathematics, computer science, or in a related field. The position requires experience with some of the following: dynamical systems, quantitative modeling, statistics, stochastic systems, optimization, control theory, machine learning. Experience working with researchers from the life sciences is desired, but not required. Successful candidates will take part in collaborative projects involving multiple laboratories from the US and Europe. Excellent communication skills in English, ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams, and scientific creativity are essential. We seek driven and enthusiastic individuals with a proven track record of independent research whose priority is to excel in their career while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
How to apply? Applications will be accepted at https://apply.interfolio.com/85580 on a rolling basis and candidates will be considered until the positions are filled. To be considered, prepare in PDF format: (1) cover letter summarizing research experience and specific interest in the position; (2) curriculum vitae including full list of publications; and (3) the names and contact details of three references. If you have any questions, please contact Andras Gyorgy at email@example.com.
Salary The positions provide salary higher than internationally competitive rates, in addition to substantial benefits (generous housing, transportation and travel allowances, educational subsidies for children), together with full health insurance and retirement contributions. The UAE does not levy income tax.
About NYUAD: NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU's global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities. UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.
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