Postdoctoral Fellow Positions in Quantitative Viral Dynamics

Multiple postdoctoral scientist positions (2+ years) are available in Prof. Joshua Weitz’s group in the School of Biological Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA with potential cross-appointment at IBENS in Paris, France where Prof. Weitz holds the Blaise Pascal Chair. The postdoc positions are in two, complementary areas: (i) phage therapy & (ii) marine virus ecology. In both positions, postdocs will have the opportunity to develop mechanistic, eco-evolutionary models of phage-microbe interactions in a systems context, connect quantitative model predictions with experimental datasets, and take a leadership role in interdisciplinary collaborations. The phage therapy position will be part of a NIH-supported project joint between Georgia Tech and the Institut Pasteur intended to advance quantitative understanding of withinhost phage targeting of bacterial pathogens. The marine virus ecology position will be part of a Simons Foundation-supported project intended to advance quantitative understanding of the role of viruses in shaping the fates of marine microbes, populations, and ecosystem functioning. Preferences for applicants include: (1) PhD in quantitative biosciences, physics, ecology, evolutionary biology, applied mathematics, or related area; (2) Strong quantitative & computational skills; (3) Excellent communication skills; (4) Interest and experience in model-data integration and some experience in pathogen and/or virus dynamics. Positions to start approximately January 2022; start date negotiable, includes competitive salary, benefits, collaborative opportunities in the USA and France, and travel budget. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and applications will be considered until positions are filled. More information on the group’s research can be found at the Weitz group website: Georgia Tech is located in Atlanta, GA in the Midtown neighborhood – a vibrant, urban community: Depending on circumstances, postdocs may also be based at IBENS located in Paris near the Pantheon in the heart of a vibrant life science research community.

Application Procedure:

You can apply for this job at the Georgia Tech's Career Website, job posting 235756:

Submit a CV, a 1- page statement of how your research interests are related to the phage therapy and/or marine virus ecology position, and contact information for 3 references.