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Faculty positions

While TMLS does not hire faculty directly, we collaborate with multiple departments across the university and facilitate recruitment of faculty with TMLS-related research interests in those departments. This year, we encourage relevant candidates to apply for the following faculty searches:


There are currently no faculty opportunities available.

Postdoctoral positions

Emory University invites applications for multiple theoretical and experimental Postdoctoral Fellows positions affiliated with the Theory and Modeling of Living Systems (TMLS) Initiative. TMLS is an interdepartmental initiative connecting theorists and experimentalists who work on quantitative, model-driven understanding of biological phenomena across all scales and subfields of life sciences. Fellows will have a wide latitude to choose which experimental or theoretical problems to work on, while interacting closely with TMLS faculty. TMLS Core Faculty Gordon Berman (animal behavior and computational neuroscience), Laura Finzi (single molecule biophysics and cell mechanics), Minsu Kim (quantitative microbiology), Ilya Nemenman (theoretical biophysics and computational neuroscience), Shashank Shekhar (single molecule biophysics and biochemistry), Samuel Sober (computational and systems neuroscience), and Daniel Weissman (evolutionary theory) are particularly interested in mentoring the next class of TMLS Fellows, while additional research opportunities may exist in the groups of Rustom Antia (theoretical immunology), David Civitello (host-pathogen interactions), Katia Koelle (viral dynamics), Astrid Prinz (computational neuroscience), Jennifer Rieser (organismal biophysics), Daniel Sussman (theory of living matter), and Nic Vega (host-microbiome dynamics).

Emory University is one of the world’s leading research universities, with top-ranked programs in Population Biology Ecology and EvolutionComputational NeuroscienceBiomedical Engineering, and Biophysics. The outstanding Emory School of MedicineRollins School of Public Health, and the nearby Georgia Institute of Technology provide ample opportunities for collaborations. The hired postdoctoral scientists will benefit from unique resources available at Emory, such as the Centers for Disease Control, adjacent to Emory Campus, and the Yerkes Primate Research Center. Emory is located in a green neighborhood in the heart of Atlanta, a major cultural center and transportation hub, which offers high quality of life.

Members of historically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Emory University is an AA/EEO employer.


A successful applicant will have a PhD and a strong publication record in quantitative biology, biophysics, computational neuroscience, or a related field. We are particularly interested in candidates with a track record of scientific creativity and independent thinking. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Appointments may start as early as Aug 2021.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.

Application Instructions

Please submit the following: 

1. Cover letter

2. CV

3. Statement of Research Experience and Interests

4. Contact information for 3 references 

Apply Here



Undergraduate Opportunities

The Prinz lab in Emory's Department of Biology is looking for a motivated undergraduate researcher with an interest in computational neuroscience. Some program experience and/or basic neuroscience knowledge would be ideal. The research project involves computational simulation of nerve cells to explore the influence of temperature on action potential propagation failure at axonal branch points. If interested, please contact

Undergraduate Need-based Research Fellowships for Spring 2022

The application is brief, but you will need:

  1. Your contact info
  2. Your research mentor’s contact info
  3. Three brief statements of:
    1. Summarize your past research experiences
    2. How participating in undergraduate research connects to your personal and professional goals
    3. How will this stipend support your participation in neuroscience research


*While the application is open to any undergraduate doing biology or neuroscience research with financial need, we are particularly enthusiastic about supporting students who have limited resources/options for other support like undocumented students or students from families of mixed immigration status.*

Please send any pre-application questions to Dr. Jaeger at