Postdoc NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology

Updated: 11 months ago
Location: Evanston, ILLINOIS
Deadline: 05 Aug 2019
NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology at Northwestern University (Evanston campus) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position open immediately as of July 29, 2018. The Center is one of four recently funded nation-wide dedicated to promote close collaborations between biologists and mathematicians/statisticians to tackle challenging problems in developmental and molecular biology (

We are seeking a motivated individual to develop computational models to study dynamic gene regulatory networks using CRISPR and next generation sequencing data in mammalian stem cells. The fellow will be closely mentored by two PIs, Alec Wang (Biologist) and Ji-Ping Wang (Statistician). Examples of our past publications include: Cell 167 (1555-1570), Journal of American Statistical Association 109 (48-62), Molecular Cell. 55 (758-770), Nature 486 (496–501).

Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent in statistics or related computational majors. The background in genomics or computational biology is a plus. Strong computing skills to deal with large-scale genomic data are highly desirable. Proficient communication skills in English is required.

Interested applicants should send the following to Dr. A. Wang ( ) or Dr. J.P. Wang ( • Cover Letter • Curriculum Vitae • Summary of previous research accomplishments (2-page limit) • Statement of Purpose to pursue a career at the interface of mathematics and biology (1-page limit) • Names and contact information of three references to provide letters of recommendation. • References should send their letters of recommendation directly to Dr. A. Wang and Dr. J. Wang.

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