Joint Postdoc Position - Munch and Chitwood

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The labs of Dr. Elizabeth Munch ( and Dr. Dan Chitwood ( in the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science & Engineering at Michigan State University invite applications for a Research Associate-Fixed Term (Postdoctoral Researcher). The successful candidate will have previous experience in applying Topological Data Analysis (TDA) to scientific questions and working productively with mathematicians and computer scientists, as well as domain scientists without mathematical training. A focus of the research the candidate will undertake will be using TDA to quantify 3D, voxel-based images collected using X-ray Computed Tomography. The research team the candidate will join focuses on applying TDA to models of plant morphology, but the candidate will also work broadly across disparate fields of science, and a collaborative, diplomatic, team-oriented personality is a prerequisite for this position. Enthusiasm for education and outreach is a must, as in addition to publishing results, the candidate will disseminate TDA methods, code, data, and resources they develop to the scientific community in a reproducible, open, and innovative way. Above all, the candidate will have a passion for applying TDA approaches in the sciences and working with scientists in a productive manner to arrive at a working theory of applied topology in the sciences. 

Review of applications will begin on December 16, 2019, and will continue until the position has been filled.