The Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science (http://beyond.asu.edu) at Arizona State University invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in the physics of living systems. The project combines aspects of biophysics with information theory, and involves a collaboration with the Levin Lab at Tufts University. Members of the group include Paul Davies and Sara Imari Walker. A specific focus will be on the propagation and storage of biological information via patterns of electrical membrane potentials. The successful candidate will be expected to spend substantial amounts of time at Tufts University, for which travel funds are available. The projected start date is January 1, 2016. Applicants must have a PhD in a related field by the time of appointment. Ideal candidates will have a background in computational modeling of complex systems, information theory, and/or dynamical systems. Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and should arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation to be sent to Jeanette Perez at firstname.lastname@example.org. The applications deadline is November 30, 2015. Application materials should be in pdf format. Further inquiries should be emailed directly to Sara Imari Walker (email@example.com) or Paul Davies (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
Sara Imari Walker