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Job ID: 183466

Postdoctoral Associate (Post-doc)
New York University

Date Posted Apr. 7, 2022
Title Postdoctoral Associate (Post-doc)
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 June 2022
  • Post-Doc
  • Sustainable Engineering
    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 theory. The candidate will be making important contributions to one or multiple reserch projects supported by our several ongoing grants (see DSL: Active Projects). Candidates will be responsible for conducting fundamental theoretical research in the broad area of mathematical modeling, control, and diagnostics of complex systems, with interdisciplinary applications in physical, biological, and social systems. For example, ongoing research seeks to address epidemic processes over networks, hydrodynamic and social interactions underlying fish  schooling, and ion transport in porous membranes. We are seeking individuals with a strong background in mathematical modeling, complexity, network science, statistical physics, statistics, urban science, and/or related field.

Candidate profile:

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 Ph.D. in science, mathematics, or engineering,

iii) a demonstrated ability to conduct original research (theoretical, experimental, or computational), as evidenced by a number of high-quality journal and conference publications;

iv) outstanding English language oral and written communication skills;

v) a strong work ethic with the ability to work independently as well as in a research group;

vi) evidence of good project/laboratory management skills; and

vii) the ability to strategize the goals of projects as well as design, conduct, and interpret experiments, under the mentorship of the Principal Investigator.

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 (Wikipedia/Maurizio_Porfiri).


Candidates are encouraged to contact Prof. Porfiri via Interfolio. Candidates should include a detailed 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 June 2022.

  • New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NYU does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, unemployment status or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

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Contact Information

  • Maurizio Porfiri
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering - Biomedical Engineering
    New York University
    370 Jay St, 13 Floor
    Brooklyn, NY 11201


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