Johns Hopkins University, Physics and Astronomy

Position ID:JHU-Physics-POSTDOC [#10563]
Position Title: Post Doctoral Scholar
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Baltimore, Maryland 21218, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Condensed Matter Physics
Appl Deadline: finished (2017/11/29, finished 2018/10/07)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

We are looking for a postdoctoral scholar to work on physics of cell biology using theory and computation with Prof. Brian Camley at Johns Hopkins University. This research position could be on one of several broad questions including:
  • What are the fundamental physical and information-based limits that control the ability of cells to cooperate and make decisions?
  • How do mechanical forces between cells organize collective behavior in a tissue?
  • How can we best extract useful information describing cell motility from experimental trajectories of cell motion?

    Postdocs who have additional ideas for projects in line with the group's expertise are encouraged to mention them in their cover letter!

    This position will be for one year, renewable for up to three years total.

    Who would do well in this job? Like everyone else, we are looking for a highly motivated postdoc with strong communication skills. We use tools from soft matter and statistical physics, so Physics PhDs are a natural fit but many other PhDs (Mathematics, Engineering, Biophysics, etc.) may be appropriate. Fluency in computational methods is required; prior experience in biological systems is nice but not necessary.

    These aren't required, but in your application's cover letter, you should highlight it if you have experience with fields/techniques like: Numerical solution of PDEs, Phase field methods, General-purpose GPU computation, Active matter, Developing or improving molecular dynamics methods, Stochastic methods (Langevin dynamics, Master equations, Gillespie, Monte Carlo etc.), Bayesian inference (especially including MCMC methods), Estimation theory, statistical signal processing, information theory, etc., Rheology and dynamics of viscoelastic materials, Low Reynolds number hydrodynamics, or Systems biology and modeling signaling networks.

    Applications submitted before January 1, 2018 will receive full consideration, though applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

    JHU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and we welcome applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

  • Application Materials Required:
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    Further Info:
    The Johns Hopkins University
    Department of Physics and Astronomy
    3400 N. Charles Street
    Baltimore, MD 21218

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