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University of Pennsylvania  –  Research Associate

Applications are invited to fill one open post-doctoral research position in the Complex Systems Group of the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA). Both positions will be in the general area of network science, graph theory, and complex systems approaches as applied to large-scale structural and functional neuroimaging data, and the associated projects will include both computational modeling and data analysis components. The ideal appointee will have a background in mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering, neuroscience, psychology, or a related discipline with a demonstrated interest in biological applications, biomedical imaging, or network statistics.

Candidates should have, or be in the final stages of obtaining, a PhD in neuroscience, neuroimaging methods, applied statistics, applied mathematics, computational/theoretical physics, or engineering. Knowledge of and experience in advanced imaging analyses, particularly connectivity analysis is preferred, and experience in neuroimaging data processing, probability and statistical inference, and control and dynamical systems would be advantageous. Excellent computer programming skills (MATLAB, R, Python, or C/C++) are essential. Candidates should be able to communicate effectively and flourish as the center of a diverse interdisciplinary team.

University of Pennsylvania is a growing center of network science research, boasting the new Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences, and the Networked and Social Systems Engineering Program.  The presence of the world-class medical school enables a unique clinical and translational component for ongoing theoretical and computational research programs. The Complex Systems Group maintains strong ties across departments and schools, bridging engineering, physics, applied mathematics, radiology, and neurology and is affiliated with the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science.

Applications in the form of a covering letter, a CV with full publication list, and 3 letters of reference should be sent to Danielle S. Bassett at

  • Closing date: 31 Dec 2013
  • Start date: Negotiable. Position available as soon as 1 October 2013
  • Limit of tenure: Term is for 1 year with possible extension to 2 years
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience
  • Benefits: Health insurance and travel for research-related purposes

The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability , veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.