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Faculty Search: Quantitative & Systems Biology


The NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology is pleased to announce new programming that will lay the foundation for collaborations at the intersection of mathematics and biology across the nation and the globe.


Visiting Scholars Program 

The Center is investing in a community of visiting scholars to enhance the intellectual environment at the Center, at Northwestern University, and beyond.  We hope our Visiting Scholars Program will lay the foundation for interdisciplinary quantitative biology research at an international level. The Center for Quantitative Biology’s Visiting Scholar Program is accepting applications for one to six-month appointments at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.  The Center is looking for scholars interested in pursuing interdisciplinary research at the interface of mathematics and biology.  Click here for application instructions.

Pilot Projects Program

The Center will award seed funding to two pilot projects that are closely aligned with the central research mission of the Center. The CQuB, one of four national centers funded by the National Science Foundation and the Simons Foundation, is focused on “transforming our understanding of organismal growth and development through quantitative approaches”. Pilot projects should be high-risk high-reward research, interdisciplinary in nature, and be working at the interface of biology and mathematics. Selected projects will be funded for one year for up to $40,000 direct costs each. The second funding period submission deadline is May 31, 2019. Click here for application instructions.

Postdoctoral Positions

The NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology at Northwestern University is a place where mathematical scientists and developmental biologists intensely work together on a broad range of questions arising from investigations into the biology of animal development. The scientific goals of the Center require new approaches to studying the growth and development of living organisms. To promote innovation and creativity, the Center uses funds from the Simons Foundation and the NSF to provide salary and research support for postdoctoral fellows. Fellows conduct their research under the mentorship of one of the Center faculty as part of his/her research group. Supported postdoctoral fellows are designated Center for Quantitative Biology Scholars. Research groups seeking postdoctoral fellows include: Rosemary Braun, William KathJiPing Wang, and Xiaozhong (Alec) Wang. Click here to find out more.

Prize for Undergraduate Research in Quantitative Biology

The NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology’s Prize for Undergraduate Research in Quantitative Biology recognizes outstanding undergraduate research in quantitative biology. Up to five ­finalists will be invited to present posters describing their research at the NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology Annual Conference, to be held on November 16-17, 2018 at Northwestern University. Awardees will be chosen based on the content and presentation of their research projects. Prize: 1st: $1000; 2nd: $750; 3rd: $500  DEADLINE: October 12, 2018. Click here for application instructions.

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