Opportunities in the lab

We always welcome talented and motivated scientists at all stages (postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates) to join our lab!


There are a number of openings for undergraduate research positions (research intern/assistant, summer research, honor thesis) in our lab all year around. If you are currently an undergraduate at Dartmouth or from a nearby institution and interested in the sort of interdisciplinary work we do, please feel free to write an inquiry email to Feng.Fu@dartmouth.edu with a brief introduction of yourself (such as your major, potential interests and future career goals). We will do our best to match you with the projects that suit your interests and needs. Most importantly, we will value your contributions to our lab, honor you with authorships on papers where you deserve, and write strong reference for the success of your future career.

We are always seeking passionate and energetic Ph.D. students with curiosity and enthusiasm to explore problems at the interface between mathematics and the life sciences to join our lab. We are particularly excited about understanding social, biological, ecological and clinical phenomena of practical importance with simple math models. Potential applicants with background in the life sciences other than mathematics but interested in quantitative methods are welcome.

We will tailor specific plan for your Ph.D. study according to your strength and research interests. We have strong ties with Harvard, Yale, and ETH, and will help situate your Ph.D. research in a cross-institutional setting. We will provide the best support to your future success.

We suggest you to apply through our applied math Ph.D. program at Dartmouth. The position is usually fully funded by the departmental fellowships and extra funding is possible if necessary. Since graduate admission has contingent requirements and timeline, please contact us well in advance for possible coordination of your application. Please send your inquiry email along with a copy of your CV, a list of three references, and a brief statement of research interests via email to Feng.Fu@dartmouth.edu. We promise quick responses and will get in contact if interested.

We will have one opening for postdoc positions in our lab with flexible starting date. The position is initially for one year and can be renewed to a second year and more, based on performance and funding availability. Applicants need to hold, or will receive upon joining, a Ph.D. in related fields, such as mathematics, biology, and physics. Candidates who have experience with analysis of genome sequencing data and quantitative background will be given preferential consideration. We note that, however, experience with data analysis and programing is a plus but not necessary. We hope the successful candidate can work across disciplinary boundaries and help strengthen collaboration between our applied math program and the medical school. The salary will be at least according to the NIH pay scale for postdocs and commensurate with years of experience and expertise. The successful candidate is expected to work on current projects in the lab, such as stochastic modeling of cancer evolution and infectious diseases, but also is encouraged to explore projects of their own interests.

To apply, please send your CV, one of your best papers, a list of reference, and a brief statement on why you would be a fit to our lab via email to Feng.Fu@dartmouth.edu. We promise quick responses and will get in contact if interested. Positions remain open until filled.

If you already have, or will secure, your own funding and want to spend some time in our lab for joint projects of common interests, please simply reach me via email and let’s discuss in detail how we can best assist you for a successful visiting here at Dartmouth.