Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Department of Bioengineering The George Mason University Department of Bioengineering, within the Volgenau School of Engineering, is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to contribute to ongoing cutting-edge neuroinformatics research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under the BRAIN initiative. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
Responsibilities: The initial focus is on quantitative analysis, modeling, and simulations of neuronal classification, network connectivity, and circuit dynamics. Post-doc will join the Center for Neural Informatics, Structures, and Plasticity (CN3) in George Mason University's Volgenau School of Engineering in northern Virginia (20 miles west of Washington DC). CN3 is an interdisciplinary, energetic, and creative research group in the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study of the main Fairfax campus. The position entails tight collaborations with faculty and trainees in the Bioengineering, Neuroscience, and Mathematics programs. The successful applicant will work directly with the CN3 director and will have unlimited access to dedicated supercomputer and server facilities, flexible working schedule, salary based on the NIH postdoctoral scale, and state employee benefits.
Required Qualifications: The successful candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in a discipline related to biomedical engineering, applied mathematics, computer science, neuroscience, physics, data science, or related fields.
Preferred Qualifications: The incumbent should have research experience with programming and scripting languages (C++, Java, R, MatLab). Working knowledge of network neuroscience, clustering techniques, statistics, graph theory, and/or machine learning are desirable.
About Mason: George Mason University, a tier-1 research institution, is considered one of the top "Up and Coming" educational institutions in America by the U.S. News and World Report. It is conveniently located in the Washington D.C., metropolitan area within easy access to several national laboratories and research centers (including the National Institutes of Health and the Janelia Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute), and provides a highly stimulating environment for interdisciplinary science. Biomedical research is a major area of strategic focus for Mason, and the Center for Neural Informatics has been at the forefront of computational neuroscience research since its establishment in 2006.
For full consideration, applicants must complete and submit the online application at https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/42954
Finalist will be required to submit three letters of recommendation upon request. Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. This position will be renewed annually subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Non-resident aliens are welcome to apply. Questions regarding the position should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.