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Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Astrobiology

The Santa Fe Institute – a private, not-for-profit theoretical research and education facility – is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral fellowship to develop a theoretical and computational framework for agnostic biosignatures to be used in a variety of astrobiological contexts. The research program seeks to assess the signs of life at the most general theoretical level, evaluate existing biosignatures and data from a broad team of researchers, and to propose novel biosignatures. The research will draw on a wide range of techniques spanning mathematical biology to machine learning.  

Manager of the Pequod Project

The Pequod is the Institute's new invitation-only social club, whose guests view the identification of complexity’s universal generative mechanisms as the ultimate White Whale. The Pequod hosts events geared towards exposing guests to complexity science and its real-world applications. The Manager will facilitate all aspects of Pequod events, from atmosphere to experience, guiding conversation in small groups, building relationships, and developing an understanding of guests’ interests in SFI.


Applied Complexity Assistant

The Santa Fe Institute is looking for a tech-savvy assistant to support our high-energy Applied Complexity team. The Applied Complexity group is responsible for disseminating SFI's insights beyond academia. Towards this end, we collaborate with government agencies, businesses, donors, NGOs, and other nonprofits. The successful candidate will have a strong technical acumen and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with strong attention to detail. There will never be a dull moment.


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