The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) seeks applicants for a postdoctoral research position in Applied Mathematics or Computational Biology (see department info at https://newcollege.asu.edu/mns). Given the multidisciplinary nature of the research, a highly self-directed, creative and self-motivated individual is sought. The position is a one-year full-time fiscal-year appointment with an anticipated start date of 7/1/18. Salary range is dependent on experience, with associated University benefits.
Investigate retinal degeneration via mathematical and computational approaches. This involves creating systems of equations that model aspects of the retina in normal vision and/or degeneration, analyzing such a system analytically and computationally, and interpreting the results in terms of the application. Expertise in MATLAB, Python, or other similar software package is essential to conduct the computational aspect of the research. Additional expertise should either be in physiology with an emphasis on the retina or in mathematical biology with an emphasis on population models and multi-scale methods to analyze such systems. Wetlab experiments will not be conducted but collaboration with wetlab experimentalists will be done. Excellent oral and written communication skills required.