For Future Members of Qbio at Harvard


We are looking for independent postdoctoral fellows to work at the interface between the life and mathematical sciences as part of Harvard’s Initiative in Quantitative Biology and its NSF/Simons Center for the Mathematical and Statistical Analysis of Biology. Funds from the Simons Foundation will support the fellow for 2-3 years. If their work is theoretical or computational, fellows can work fully independently, whereas if their work has an experimental component it will be located in the labs of one of the 21 faculty who are associated with the grant. We are especially interested in those whose graduate training is in mathematics and statistics and are interested in applying their knowledge and creativity to biological problems.

We are accepting applications on the Harvard Academic Positions portal with a deadline of January 31st, 2020, accessible at:

The program seeks to appoint researchers who have completed a Ph.D. within 18 months of their appointment.



We now welcoming applications to the Visiting Scholars Program at the NSF-Simons Research Center for Mathematics of Complex Biological Systems at Harvard University.

We are particularly interested in welcoming early-career researchers (graduate students or postdocs) who are excited to (a) learn about ongoing research across the life, physical, mathematical, statistical, or engineering sciences and (b) dream up new research programs at the interface between these disciplines.


The program: The Visiting Scholars Program brings diverse researchers to the Center for visits of 1 -12 weeks. Visiting Scholars take part in Center activities, including our weekly seminar series and lab meeting, and will have the opportunity to interact with faculty, postdocs, and graduate students across science and engineering departments at Harvard and other local institutions. Award: Travel and lodging will be provided for the duration of the visit.


Criteria: We are interested in hosting scholars who bring new perspectives to the Center. In particular, we would like to host early-career researchers who would enjoy the opportunity to engage with projects across the life, physical, mathematical, statistical, or engineering sciences. Preference will be given to applicants who are creative, open-minded, willing to learn about new fields, unafraid to ask questions, and have a demonstrated track record of enhancing the quality and success of their community. Scholars with no previous affiliation to Harvard are strongly encouraged to apply.


Application: Please submit the following through the HU Funding portal here:

  • Brief (1-page) description of your research, written in a manner accessible to a multidisciplinary science & engineering community

  • Brief (1-page) description of your intended program of study at the Center and what you would contribute to our community

  • CV

  • Proposed timeframe of visit (potential dates and duration)