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Post-doc (Dynamical systems for social good)
New York University

Date Posted Sep. 15, 2021
Title Post-doc (Dynamical systems for social good)
University New York University
Brooklyn, NY, United States
Department Center for Urban Science and Progress Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Biomedical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Robotics
    Mechanical Engineering
    Engineering Physics
    Engineering Mechanics
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    Computer Science
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
    Engineering - Other

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 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 (

Qualifications: 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 through Interfolio ( 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.

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Contact Information

  • Maurizio Porfiri
    Center for Urban Science and Progress Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Biomedical Engineering
    New York University
    Brooklyn, NY


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