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Postdoctoral Scholar in Mathematical Biology and/or Biophysics

Application Window

Open date: October 20th, 2021

Last review date: Monday, Nov 22, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

A postdoctoral researcher opening is available in the area of Mathematical Biology and/or Biophysics at the University of California, Irvine, working with Assistant Professor Christopher Miles. The postdoctoral fellow will be affiliated with the Mathematics department ( and the NSF-Simons Center for Multiscale Cell Fate Research (

The postdoctoral fellow will work on mathematical modeling and data analysis in topics of stochastic spatial organization at the cellular and molecular scale, primarily in direct collaboration with experimental scientists in an interdisciplinary research environment. Possible projects include single-particle trajectory analysis of DNA and RNA movement within cells and developing data science tools for studying collective motion data.

The position is renewable up to three years based upon availability of funding and performance of the postdoctoral scholar. The review process is ongoing and will continue until positions are filled. Appointments can start as early as January 2022.

For further inquiry on the positions, please contact Dr. Christopher Miles ( Please use Reference Job #JPF07199 in subject line of all correspondence.

Completed applications must be submitted electronically through and must contain:

(1) Cover letter
(2) Curriculum Vitae
(3) Research statement
(4) Inclusive Excellence Diversity Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement:
(5) Two reference letters that should submitted through


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must possess a PhD in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, Biology or related fields by appointment start date.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 2-4 letters of reference required
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Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA