Post-Doc Research Associate

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
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Department Mathematics - 318900
Posting Open Date 01/21/2022
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Title Post-Doc Research Associate
Vacancy ID PDS003342
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary
Hours per week 40
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range Dependent on Qualifications
Proposed Start Date 07/01/2022
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The mission of the Department of Mathematics is to extend the frontiers of mathematical knowledge and the ways it is used in the real world, to disseminate that knowledge and train the next generation of teachers and researchers, as well as those choosing careers with industry or government. The Department is committed to building and nourishing interaction with other units across campus using mathematics, institutes and industries in the research triangle, across the state and the nation. The Department maintains a strong research program as well as a comprehensive educational program. An active, healthy research environment is essential for the training of graduate students and enlivens the teaching of undergraduate courses, bringing students into contact with new and relevant mathematics and creating a population with the necessary mathematical skills and appreciation, encouraging some to join the next generation of researchers and educators. The fundamental importance of education in mathematics is reflected in the General College curriculum’s foundations and connections requirements in quantitative methods. The Department is strongly committed to making its programs open and accessible to members of groups historically underrepresented in the sciences.
Position Summary
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate position within the Department of Mathematics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests align with those of the faculty affiliated with the Carolina Center for Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics (, including but not limited to Mathematical and Computational Methods applied to Biology at all scales, Data Science, Drug Design and Delivery, Fluid Mechanics, Medicine, Materials Science, and Virology/Immunology. The initial year of the appointment will be as the Neil and Sherry Zimmerman Postdoctoral Fellow. After Year 1, a postdoctoral position within Mathematics is anticipated to be offered for up to two additional years, pending adequate progress and availability of funding. The successful candidate will have a mentoring committee of three faculty and the position comes with modest teaching responsibilities. Applicants should post the following at (1) a vita; (2) a research statement of research i; and (3) three letters of reference. In addition, applicants must apply online at to be considered for this position. Applications will be considered until position is filled.
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Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
A PhD in applied mathematics, mathematics, or a related field is required.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Research experience in mathematical and computational methods applied to biology at all scales, data science, drug design and delivery, fluid mechanics, medicine, materials science, and virology/immunology.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Preferred research experience in mathematical and computational methods applied to biology at all scales, data science, drug design and delivery, fluid mechanics, medicine, materials science, and virology/immunology.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
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Department Contact Name and Title Greg Forest, Grant Dahlstrom Distinguished Professor
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