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Post-Doc: Engineering meets Zebrafish
New York University

Date Posted Aug. 31, 2019
Title Post-Doc: Engineering meets Zebrafish
University New York University
Brooklyn, NY, United States
Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering - Biomedical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2019
  • Post-Doc
  • Physics - General
    Mathematics/Applied Mathematics
    Marine/Freshwater Sciences
    Biomedical Sciences
    Biology - Neuroscience/Neurobiology
    Biology - Computational
    Biology - Biostatistics
    Biology - General

Post-doc positions are available in the Dynamical Systems Laboratory (DSL) at the Tandon School of Engineering, New York University, to conduct fundamental research on individual and social behavior of zebrafish. Our highly-interdisciplinary research spans behavioral experiments using cutting edge techniques in robotics and computer vision, data-driven mathematical modeling based on stochastic differential equations, and statistical analysis grounded in information theory. Several ongoing grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health are currently active at the DSL, fueling exciting research on zebrafish.

Ideal applicants are expected to have: i) a Ph.D. in Engineering, Mathematics, Neuroscience, or any closely-related fields, ii) a demonstrated ability to conduct original research, (theoretical, experimental, or computational) as evidenced by high-quality journal 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; and v) evidence of good project/laboratory management skills.

The DSL was established over ten years ago by Prof. Maurizio Porfiri (Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and in the newly established Department of Biomedical Engineering). The DSL is home to a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary group of young scholars, with complementary expertise across theory, experiments, and computation. The director of the DSL, Prof. Porfiri, is the author of approximately 300 journal publications and the recipient of numerous professional awards (

Candidates are encouraged to contact Prof. Porfiri via email ( The email to Prof. Porfiri should include a a single pdf file containing: detailed curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of past research experience, and a list of references. Review of applications will begin immediately and candidates are expected to join as early as September 2019.

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  • Maurizio Porfiri
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering - Biomedical Engineering
    New York University
    Brooklyn, NY 11201


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