Postdoctoral Research Associate

Job Description

Postdoctoral Research Associate – CIT – Rwanda-2015725


Carnegie Mellon University is a private, global research university that is positioned among the world’s most renowned education institutions and serves a diverse community of more than 14,000 students, 104,000 active alumni, and 6,300 faculty and staff. This role is based at the university’s Africa campus location in Kigali, Rwanda. Carnegie Mellon values equity and inclusion, and the curious and passionate are challenged to deliver work that matters.

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to carry out advanced independent and/or directed research to achieve the objectives of the research project. This position will require an in depth knowledge of a specialized field, process, or discipline and may involve prioritizing and implementing complex research plans, the development of methods of research, testing and data collection, analysis and evaluation, and writing reports which contain descriptive, analytical and evaluative content. The purpose of this role is to acquire the professional skills needed to pursue a career path of his or her choosing.

Core responsibilities will include:

Leverage recent developments in cybersecurity models, game theory, and machine learning to develop tools and algorithms that will lead to the design, implementation, and operation of self-organized networks with the necessary resilience and performance guarantees.

Develop high-quality research and forge productive collaborations.

Lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies may be required depending on area and specialty.

Participate/assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentations. May also assist in grant writing.

Collect and analyze data, including periodical/literature search and utilizing specialized skills in related field to analyze the collected data.

Conduct research experiments within the predetermined research scope and methodology of department and university.

You should have strong written and communication skills, excellent problem-solving and reasoning skills, organization and planning skills, a team-oriented approach. Resourcefulness, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within CIT – Rwanda. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued proficiencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to optimally interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

Are you interested in this opportunity? Please apply!


Doctorate degree


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  • Job Function: Research
  • Primary Location: Rwanda-Kigali-Kigali
  • Time Type: Full Time
  • Minimum Education Level: Doctorate

Postdoctoral Scholars

Job Description

The Morotti and Grandi Labs at the Department of Pharmacology, University of California Davis, seek two Postdoctoral Scholars to develop computational multi-scale models of cardiac and vascular smooth signaling and electrophysiology. The labs utilize computational approaches and theory to study molecular, cellular, and tissue-level mechanisms that mediate cardiovascular responses to stress and to identify targeted pharmacological approaches to arrhythmia and
cardiovascular dysfunction. The Postdoctoral Scholars will perform research on NIH-funded research projects aimed at developing physiologically-detailed descriptions of heterocellular cardiac and vascular tissue.

Job Requirements

Candidates must hold a PhD in bioengineering, applied math, physics, biophysics, or closely related fields by the start date and lead-author publication(s) in computational biology. Candidates must also have strong communication skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team. Prior experience in cardiac modeling and MATLAB/C++ programming is preferred. Some experience with experimental cell electrophysiology is a plus.

Job Information

For questions about the position and/or to apply, please send a CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references to: The positions will remain open until filled. Salary depends on experience, in accordance with NIH Guidelines. The University of California Davis is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

  • Location: Davis, California, USA
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: 1-2 Years
  • Min Education: Ph.D.