Kantorovich Initiative Postdoc Opportunities

Kantorovich Initiative Inaugural Postdoc Position

The Kantorovich Initiative (KI) invites applications for its inaugural postdoctoral position. KI is an interdisciplinary collaborative research group focusing on the mathematics of optimal transport and its applications to different branches of mathematics, biology, economics, engineering, statistics and data science. See Kantorovich.org.

This is a one year position, renewable for a second year subject to satisfactory performance. The location can be either at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, or at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. The final decision will be determined between the successful candidate and the selection committee. The start date is September 1, 2022, although there is some flexibility to accommodate the successful candidate’s schedule.

The ideal candidate is a mathematically talented and original researcher, with interests varying from analysis and probability to optimization and discrete mathematics. The candidate should have a strong background in the mathematics of optimal transport, a keen interest in applications, and an aptitude for learning about related new fields.

Applications should be submitted through mathjobs where more details can be found. For further questions, please contact Soumik Pal, Brendan Pass; or Young-Heon Kim by email.

Mathematical Foundations of Biological Data Analysis - UBC Postdoc Position

We are looking to hire several postdoctoral fellows to work on mathematical foundations of biological data analysis.

New measurement technologies like single-cell RNA sequencing are bringing ‘big data’ to biology. Our group develops new mathematical techniques that help bring new measurement technologies to their full potential. Current projects relate to analysis of single cell RNA-seq time-courses with thousands of time-points and to large-scale spatial transcriptomics datasets.

We aim to develop a mathematical theory to answer questions like How does a stem cell transform into a muscle cell, a skin cell, or a neuron? How can we reprogram a skin cell into a neuron?

Funding for these positions is available for 2 years, renewable up to 4. To apply, please submit an application on MathJobs and also alert Geoff Schiebinger by email.

Soumik Pal
Soumik Pal