March 24, 2023

Postdoctoral Researcher Position

Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Applied Mathematics and Decision Sciences

We are seeking a motivated postdoctoral researcher as part of a collaborative research projects between California State University at Northridge (PI: Maria D'Orsogna), UCLA Computational Medicine (PI: Tom Chou) and the Franfurt School of Management (PI: Lucas Böttcher). The successful candidate will be responsible for developing mathematical models and algorithms for decision-making under uncertainty, network analysis, and data science, and applying them to the behavioral and/or medical sciences.

While there is some freedom to shape the repertoire of research problems, specific areas of interest include decision analysis and dynamic programming, dynamical systems, data assimilation and optimal control, and network science, along with their applications to social science.

The position is officially funded through California State University at Northridge (CSUN), but the performance site will be in the Department of Computational Medicine at UCLA. Opportunities for professional educational development and engagement with CSUN's diverse student body may also be arranged.

Applicants must hold a PhD in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Operations Research, Theoretical Physics, or Statistics, and must demonstrate relevant previous research experience. The ideal candidate will have a background related to one or more of the research areas described above as well as a keen interest in interdisciplinary collaboration and real-world applications. Finally, the candidate must have possess strong communication skills, excellent written English, and good attention to detail. The annual salary will start at around $63,000 and include health benefits. The position is renewable yearly for up to three years contingent upon satisfactory performance.

Application Procedure: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Professor Maria R. D'Orsogna (, Professor Lucas Böttcher (, or Professor Tom Chou (

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The starting date for the position is flexible, but preferably on or around September 01, 2023.

  Contact Info:



Dept. of Computational Medicine
University of California Los Angeles
LS 5209
Los Angeles
CA 90095-1766



email : tomchou (at) ucla (dot) edu
Lab    : (310)-206-2787
Fax    : (310)-825-8685