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Theoretical Biology and Biophysics Postdoctoral Research Associate

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Closing date
Mar 9, 2022

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Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. We are seeking a highly motivated Theoretical Biology and Biophysics Postdoctoral Research Associate to join our Theoretical Biology and Biophysics Group (T-6) and implement cutting-edge statistical inference methods and apply them to biological data with an emphasis on epidemiological forecasting. Your research will involve the development of efficient and robust methods for high-dimensional computational Bayesian analysis, leveraging both adjoint sensitivity methods and neural computation. The successful candidate will be mentored by Drs. William S. Hlavacek ( and Yen Ting Lin (

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in physics, data science, theoretical chemistry or biophysics, machine learning, bioinformatics, applied mathematics, applied statistics, computer science or related fields completed within the last 4-5 years
  • Proficiency in probabilistic reasoning and uncertainty quantification
  • Scientific/numerical programming experience in Julia, C++, Python or MATLAB
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks under tight time constraints for effective achievements of project goals
  • Strong track record in data science, machine learning or quantitative biology



Desired Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Python, in particular, TensorFlow or PyTorch
  • Proficiency in Julia and software engineering
  • Experience in applying data-driven methods on real biological datasets



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