NITMB Postdoctoral Fellows Program at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago, USA

Miller Research Fellowship 2020-2023, UC Berkeley, USA

NITMB Postdoctoral Fellows Program: The newly formed NSF-Simons National Institute for Theory and Mathematics in Biology (NITMB), jointly hosted by Northwestern University and the University of Chicago, invites applications for the 2024-2027 NITMB Fellows Program.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Biology, or related fields

Northwestern University and the University of Chicago, United States

Applicants should have completed a doctoral degree in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Biology, or related fields by September 2024. This opportunity is open to researchers who want to develop theory and computational approaches to study any area of biology. The position is open to individuals who are less than seven years post attainment of their Ph.D. degree.

Under the mentorship of NITMB leadership, fellows will develop an independent research program aligned with the Institute’s interest in the constraints and capabilities of living systems, fostering collaborations with NITMB members or others outside the Institute. This three-year fellowship offers a competitive salary and generous research stipend. Appointments can start as early as February 1, 2024, but no later than September 1, 2024, and will be at the internal University rank of Postdoctoral Scholar. NITMB Fellows will be part of a thriving intellectual community with no teaching obligations, allowing full dedication to groundbreaking research. There are opportunities to participate in NITMB-sponsored outreach programs.

Candidates apply by emailing their application documents to, and will be asked to provide the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications and preprints
  • Description of research interests to be pursued at the NITMB.

In addition, at least three letters of recommendation must be received from faculty members or senior research scientists who are active in the field of study in question. These should also be sent by email to with the candidate’s last name in the subject line.

Required materials and the letters of reference must be received by November 1, 2023.

November 1, 2023

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