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Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2009 18:45:31 -0500
From: "Gillaspy, Trevor" <[log in to unmask]>
To: undisclosed-recipients:  ;
Subject: Postdoc positions available at the Barabási Lab


This email is to spread the word on postdoctoral research positions at the Center for Complex Network Research.  Please forward this information to all interested parties...

Complex Networks: Systems Biology and Social Networks
Northeastern University and Harvard University

The Center for Complex Network Research (CCNR) at Northeastern University, Department of Physics, in the group of Professor László Barabási<> is looking for exceptional candidates to fill several postdoctoral positions. The group currently focuses on two main lines of research, involving systems biology and social networks. We are seeking candidates in each area.  Our research on systems biology focuses on the properties of biological networks, with applications to metabolic modeling, flux balance methods, and human diseases.  The research on social networks involves the study and modeling of extensive communication datasets.

Performs basic or applied research of a limited scope, primarily using existing theories and methods. Assists in initiating, executing, and completing clinical research and experiments. Assists the supervisor in the interpretation and publication of results and grants. Prepares and writes research papers, presentations, grant proposals, etc. Maintains the laboratory and may exercise functional supervision over supporting research staff. Primary responsibility is ensuring that the research is complete. The appointment generally does not extend beyond two years.

The ideal candidate will have a recent Ph.D., a background in biophysics, computational biology, statistical mechanics, data mining, statistics or related areas and experience in computational modeling and analysis. Candidates with a strong analytical background and interest in interdisciplinary research will be also given particular attention. Experience with network theory is a plus, but not a requirement.

Must have a Ph.D. or equivalent; be able to undertake substantially full-time research or scholarship; work under the supervision of a senior scholar. Strong analytical background and interest in interdisciplinary research including biophysics, computational biology, statistical mechanics, data mining, statistics and related areas and experience in computational modeling and analysis.

A completed application consists of an email containing (i) a current CV with publication list, (ii) a short statement of research experience and interests, and (iii) two letters of recommendations emailed separately by the writers to:

Trevor Gillaspy by e-mail, [log in to unmask], or mail to Northeastern University, 111 Dana/Department of Physics, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University.


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