Post Doctoral Associate

New York University

United States

October 20, 2021


Post Doctoral Associate New York University: NYU - NY: Tandon School of Engineering Location

Brooklyn, NY

Open Date

Sep 14, 2021


Dynamical systems for social good

Post-Doctoral position - Tandon School of Engineering, New York University

Post-doc positions are available in the Dynamical Systems Laboratory (DSL) at the Tandon School of Engineering, New York University in a wide variety of research projects that are signature scopes of our multidisciplinary group. The positions are fully funded with a competitive salary.

We seek for independent, motivated, and creative individuals to conduct fundamental research in the broad area of complex systems. The candidate will be making important contributions to one or multiple research projects supported by our several ongoing grants (see https: // We strongly encourage applications from candidates with a strong background in network science, data science, applied mathematics, and statistics. Depending on the candidate's background and interests, their research could involve a wide range of topics, from causal inference to mathematical modeling and analysis of sociotechnical and engineering systems. For example, ongoing research seeks to understand the causes of firearm-related harms and improve healthcare working through data- intensive enhanced cognition.

The DSL was established fifteen years ago by Prof. Maurizio Porfiri (Institute Professor at Tandon School of Engineering, with appointments at the Center for Urban Science and Progress, the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and the Department of Civil and Urban Engineering). The DSL is home to a highly collaborative, vibrant group of young scholars, with complementary expertise across theory, experiments, and computation. The director, Prof. Porfiri, is the author of more than 350 journal publications and the recipient of numerous professional awards (https: //


Beyond a Ph.D. in a relevant field, ideal candidates are expected to have: i) the drive to pursue an excellent career in research upon completion of their post-doc training; ii) a demonstrated ability to conduct original research, as evidenced by a number of high-quality journal and conference publications; iii) outstanding English language oral and written communication skills; iv) a strong work ethic with the ability to work independently as well as in a research group; v) evidence of good project/laboratory management skills; and vi) the ability to strategize the goals of projects as well as design, conduct, and interpret experiments, under the mentorship of the Principal Investigator.

Application Instructions

Candidates are encouraged to apply.

Applications should include a detailed curriculum vitae, a one-page cover letter, a statement of past research experience, and a list of references. The cover letter should include applicants' research interests, and their future plans, both in general and research-wise.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and candidates are expected to join as early as October 2021.

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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