7th December 2018 : Postdoc Simon Fraser University

Université Paris-Sud

Université Paris-Sud / CNRS

De: "bechhoef@sfu.ca" <johnb@sfu.ca>
À: "statphys27" <info.statphys@listes.ens-lyon.fr>
Envoyé: Vendredi 30 Novembre 2018 07:58:24
Objet: [info.statphys] Postdoctoral position at Simon Fraser University (Canada)

Dear Colleague:

I am writing to advertise a postdoctoral fellowship in theoretical / computational statistical physics, funded by an NIH R01 grant for a study on DNA replication.   The initial appointment will be for one year, starting September 1, 2019, and can be extended for two more years.  Please forward this announcement to any interested parties.  

My group has pioneered quantitative statistical modeling of DNA replication in cell populations.  New technology is giving information about replication in individual cells.  How much of the stochasticity seen in populations is due to different replication “programs” of individual cells?  The present position is funded as part of a collaboration with one of the leading biology groups in the world studying replication.  

The ideal candidate would have experience with computer programming, modeling of biological systems, statistical mechanics, and a PhD in a relevant field such as physics or biophysics, or an equivalent training.  But most important is intellectual curiosity, enthusiasm for research in this area, and an excellent track record in whatever field that has been pursued.  

The position will be based primarily at Simon Fraser University (SFU), which is just outside Vancouver, British Columbia.  The city is regularly ranked amongst the most livable in the world  with a wealth of cultures and amazing outdoor activities near by.  The position includes opportunities to interact with SFU’s active Biophysics and Soft Matter group

To apply, please send a CV, list of publications, and contact information (preferably in the form of email addresses) for two references to John Bechhoefer (johnb@sfu.ca).

Thank you in advance!
John Bechhoefer

John Bechhoefer                                        Professor
tel. 778-782-5923/4                                    Dept. of Physics
fax  778-782-3592                                      Simon Fraser University
e-mail:  johnb 'at' sfu.ca                              Burnaby, BC  V5A 1S6
web:  http://www.sfu.ca/chaos/                   Canada