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AMS-BME Transdisciplinary Training Postdoctoral Fellowship

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 11, 2023

Job Details

Johns Hopkins, founded in 1876, is America's first research university and home to nine world-class academic divisions working together as one university.


The Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics (AMS) and the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Johns Hopkins University offers an exceptional opportunity for recent PhDs in the mathematical sciences to prepare for a career in research and education in Mathematical Biology. We seek to fill a postdoctoral position in which the successful candidate will hold an appointment in AMS. The postdoc’s responsibilities are:

1. Teaching: teach BME courses in Math Biology, supervise undergraduate research in AMS; equivalent to a 1.5-course teaching load per academic year.

2. Research: conduct transdisciplinary research under the supervision of a BME faculty in her/his laboratory. Johns Hopkins BME is ranked No. 1 in the US.

The AMS-BME Transdisciplinary Training Postdoctoral Fellowship is ideal for mathematical scientists who wish to pursue a career involving interdisciplinary research in academia, industry, or government lab. The fellowship begins July 1, 2024 and can be renewed up to a total of two years. The position offers a competitive salary with funds for professional development.


Required Qualifications :

A Ph.D. in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, biostatistics, operations research or related areas by the start of the appointment.

· Strong programming skills – proficiency in one or more programming languages, familiarity with others.

· Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and written skills.

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics values diversity and inclusion as essential to achieving excellence. We especially encourage applications from those belonging to groups traditionally underrepresented in the mathematical sciences.

Application Instructions

Consideration of applications will begin on January 10, 2024, until the positions is filled.

Applicants should apply using

Submit the relevant materials:

· A cover letter that describes the candidate’s motivation for seeking the position and career goals. The letter must identify a faculty member in BME with whom they wish to work. The candidate may consult the list of faculty at this URL

· An up-to-date CV

· Research statement with a concise description of research interests and goals

· Teaching statement that includes a discussion of the applicant's experience with or ideas for teaching in a diverse and inclusive classroom

· Three letters of recommendation, with at least one letter addressing the applicant's teaching, to be submitted online.

An important part of the application is the research statement which should not only outline your research interests and goals, but should also explain why the AMS-BME Transdisciplinary Training Postdoctoral Fellowship would be valuable for the candidate’s interests and goals.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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