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PostDoctoral Research Associate

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Boulder, Colorado





Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The Department of Applied Mathematics To undertake research under the guidance of the Principal Investigator and support the supervision of any graduate and undergraduate students who may be assisting with the research on the modeling and analysis of online-offline spillover systems. 

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The departmental roots go back to the turn of the last century when it originally was the Department of Engineering Mathematics. The Department teaches thousands of students and has a major research presence in computational and physical/biological mathematics and the statistical sciences. It has 20 tenured or tenure track faculty. In addition there are 13 full time instructors, more than 110 graduate students including approximately 40 teaching assistants, about 179 applied math majors, 109 statistics majors, 105 minors and a thriving Bachelor's-Accelerated Master's program.

The Department strives to be a leading program of applied mathematics. In 2018, the US News & World Report ranked the unit’s graduate program 14th in the nation. The unit also ranked positively in many measures by the National Research Council in its 2010 decadal survey.

Our faculty have won numerous awards including: four being named fellows of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, two being named fellows of the American Mathematical Society, two being named fellows of the American Physical Society, two Guggenheim Fellows, American Statistical Association Fellow, Sloan Fellow. At CU-System: one Distinguished Professor, and at CU-Boulder: Hazel Barnes Prize, Professor of Distinction, winners of numerous CU-Boulder faculty awards, and two distinguished research lecturers.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • The successful candidate will independently undertake research in the modeling and analysis of various online-offline systems. 
  • The postdoctoral researcher will play a big role in the modeling, numerical simulations, and theoretical analysis of network-based models of online dissipation of social tension and spillover effects offline. 
  • The researcher will also work on supporting the simulation of dynamics of networks related to psychological experiments, which will be run by colleagues at UCLA. 
  • The researcher will also be responsible for producing high quality reports and or manuscripts and help disseminate the research to the wider academic community. 
  • The researcher will also support the supervision of a graduate and undergraduate student. 
  • The researcher will be responsible for giving weekly updates during the main grant research meeting. 

What We Can Offer

$50,000.00 - $55,000.00.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Be ambitious. Be groundbreaking. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • A PhD.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume/CV.
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.

If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version (if applicable) as an optional attachment.

This position will remain posted until filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Nancy Rodriguez

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