The Weitz group welcomes computational and physical scientists interested in biology and biologists interested in applying/developing quantitative and computational methods to their systems. We have positions available for graduate students and undergraduate researchers. We also have an open search for a new hire in Scientific Project Coordination and Data Communication.
Open Position (as of June 2020): Scientific Project Coordinator and Data Communications Specialist
A full-time position in scientific project coordination and data communication (2 years, with possibility of extension) is available in Prof. Joshua Weitz’s group in the School of Biological Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This new position will help advance the group’s research efforts to understand how viruses transform human health and the fate of our planet.
The coordinator will lead efforts to manage multiple extramurally funded collaborative projects, coordinate research activities with a network of national and international collaborators, communicate data, models, and software, develop platforms and initiatives to engage with the scientific and broader community, develop and implement strategic plans for fostering team science, and support early career development as part of an interdisciplinary research group.
Preferences for applicants include: (1) PhD/MS degree in biosciences, ecology, evolutionary biology, physics, applied mathematics, computing or related area; (2) Excellent communication skills, including experience writing, proofing, and editing science communication materials, web content, and other related documents; (3) Demonstrated organizational skills, including project management experience. Candidates with graduate degrees in related fields (PhD or MS) preferred, but not required; candidates with B.S. degree and relevant professional work experience in scientific project coordination will also be considered.
Position available as of August 2020, start date negotiable, includes competitive salary, benefits, and budget for professional development. To apply, please e-mail Joshua Weitz (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a resume, a one page statement of how your professional interests are related to this position, and contact information for 3 references. Screening of applications will begin on June 22, 2020 and continue until position is filled.
More information on the group’s research can be found at https://ecotheory.biosci.gatech.edu/. Georgia Tech is located in Atlanta, GA in the Midtown neighborhood – a vibrant, urban community: http://www.midtownatl.com/.
Georgia Tech is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Students interested in pursuing graduate work in theoretical ecology and integrative biology at Georgia Tech are encouraged to contact Dr. Joshua Weitz. The Weitz group has expertise in ecology, microbiology, systems biology, mathematics and physics, and we are actively seeking students with quantitative training to work on problems ranging from the evolutionary dynamics of viruses, coexistence in microbial communities, to the structure and function of biological networks. The deadline for applications depends on the PhD program, see below:
Send cover letter explaining why you want to join the group along with a CV to jsweitz (at) gatech.edu.
Dr. Weitz can mentor students affiliated with the following departments and programs:
Fellowships are available from a variety of sources:
Students with strong computational background and an interest in the natural sciences are encouraged to contact Dr. Joshua Weitz regarding the possibility of for-credit or for-pay term or summer projects. Current possibilities exist for computational projects related to virus-host dynamics.
Send email explaining what you hope to get out of an
undergraduate research experience, along with brief CV, including GPA, to
jsweitz (at) gatech.edu.