POSTING DATE: January 5th, 2012
Multi-scale Modeling in Immunology
A postdoctoral position is available jointly in the laboratories of Jennifer Linderman
in the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering and Denise Kirschner
in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, both at the University of Michigan.
The project is part of grants to use systems biology approaches to build multi-scale
and multi-organ approaches to understand the immune response to tuberculosis and
involves integrating data derived by our collaborators together with in silico models
developed in our groups. An estimated one-third of the human population is infected
with the pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, making it a global health problem.
The post-doctoral fellow will concentrate on projects that require skills in computational
modeling in biology. Thus the ideal applicant will have extensive experience in modeling
and programming needed for refining our existing agent-based models, and, in addition,
will have an ability to read scientific literature in immunology, microbiology and systems
biology. Good communication skills -both written and oral- are essential. Pay is
determined by the standard NIH post-doc pay scale, which is commensurate with
education and experience.
Applicants should send a CV, names of 3 references, and a letter describing research
interests and summarizing Ph.D. work to Denise Kirschner firstname.lastname@example.org and Jennifer
Copies of published papers are welcome.