Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Postdoc: New mathematical techniques to enhance microbial classification and comparison from next-generation sequencing technology.

Simon Foucart let me know of this very interesting postdoc opportunity

Mathematics, Drexel University

Position ID: Drexel-PPM [#3666] 
Position Title: Postdoctoral Position in Mathematics
Position Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: (posted 2012/04/04, listed until 2012/09/01)
Position Description:   Apply    
The Department of Mathematics at Drexel University, Philadelphia, anticipates to make a postdoctoral appointment with a starting date of September 1st, 2012 (negotiable). Applicants are required to hold a PhD in Mathematics or related area, with expertise in Sparse Approximation/Compressive Sensing/Statistics. They should have knowledge of (or be willing to learn) bioinformatics and genomics. Strong computational skills are also a plus. The position requires working on the NSF-funded collaborative project "Improving Analysis of Microbial Mixtures through Sparse Reconstruction and Statistical Inference" under the joint mentorship of Simon Foucart (Mathematics), Gail Rosen (Engineering), and Loni Philip Tabb (Biostatistics). The goal of this project is to develop new mathematical techniques to enhance microbial classification and comparison from next-generation sequencing technology. The position carries no teaching duties, but a small teaching contribution is possible upon request and is encouraged. The appointment is renewable for 1 year, assuming satisfactory performance. Applications including a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a brief research statement, and at least three letters of reference should be submitted electronically on www.mathjobs.org before May 11th, 2011. Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Drexel University is a private, urban university, with over 10,000 full-time undergraduates and is well-known for its co-operative education program. The Mathematics Department offers undergraduate, masters and PhD degrees. Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and, to diversify its faculty and enrich its curriculum, women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Material Required:
Submit the following items online at this website:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement
  • Publication List
  • Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at this site )
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of Mathematics
Drexel University
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Thanks Simon

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