Stony Brook University, Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology

Position ID:SBU-LauferCenter-POSTDOC [#16044, 2000036]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Stony Brook, New York 11794, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physical Biology
Computational, Quantitative or Systems Biology
Appl Deadline:2020/03/15help popup finished (2020/02/20, finished 2020/03/17, listed until 2020/03/15)
Position Description:    

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Postdoctoral Associate - 2000036

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume): PhD (or foreign equivalent) in Physics, Biophysics, Chemistry or a closely related field in hand by June 30, 2020. Strong background and research experience in theoretical and computational modeling in statistical physics.

Preferred Qualifications: Expertise in one or more of these areas: 1) Maximum Entropy or its dynamical counterpart, Maximum Caliber, 2) Networks and traffic flows 3) Modeling complexity in biology.

Brief Description of Duties: Ken Dill in the Laufer Center at Stony Brook University seeks a Postdoctoral Associate to work on statistical mechanical modeling of how trafficking on networks can be routed and re-routed by external driving forces. We are applying methods in statistical physics to computational neuroscience. The modeling is multi-scale and data-driven, with human data acquired from ultra-high-field fMRI, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and positron emission tomography. This work will be in collaboration with the fMRI experimental brain biophysics group of Lilianne R. Mujica-Parodi. In particular, we aim to learn the principles by which changes in neuronal traffic patterns in the brain results from changing global constraints such as age, disease or metabolic state. This project involves theory and modeling of networks, and will utilize approaches such as Maximum Entropy, Maximum Caliber (the dynamical version of Max Ent), Ising models and network theories.

-- Conduct research to develop theory and simulations of neuronal traffic patterns in the brain under changes in global constraints and external driving forces. May need to write code associated with the research, and run and interpret computer simulations. 
-- Utilize relevant scientific literature and interpret it within the context of computer modeling of these processes.
-- In collaboration with the PIs, write up manuscripts for publication in scientific journals and develop presentations. May also assist in grant writing.
-- Other duties as assigned, which may include attending scientific conferences and meetings or some graduate teaching.


Special Notes: The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation. Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption. Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information,veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

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