Postdoctoral Job Postings

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Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

The postdoctoral fellow will work on an NIH-funded project that develops the widely used simulation software COPASI. This project is focused on parallel optimization algorithms for high-performance computing to accelerate parameter estimation of biochemical models. The postdoc will contribute to the C++ source code of COPASI and the python code of Cloud-COPASI. The postdoc will join the International team that are developing COPASI with collaborators in the University of Virginia and University of Heidelberg, Germany.

The environment at UConn Health is particularly rich in the area of computational biology and the successful candidate will be able to interact with other teams working in systems biology, computational biology and bioinformatics, including related computational biology projects (VCell, BioNetGen, etc.).

Requirements: A PhD or equivalent in computational biology, computer science, mathematics, physics, or related areas. Experience of programming in C++ or python are essential. Previous experience of using COPASI or other systems biology simulation software is desirable but not essential.

Availability: this position is available immediately and open until filled. Contact Pedro Mendes pmendes@uchc.edu for further details.

The post-doctoral fellow will work on an NIH-funded project studying the interactions of Candida albicans with lactic acid bacteria in polymicrobial biofilms. The project is multidisciplinary and involves the study of polymicrobial biofilms using advanced biofilm imaging and image analysis techniques, as well as mathematical modeling of factors controlling biofilm growth using agent-based simulations. The post-doc will be trained to work with experimental polymicrobial systems/models in the laboratory of Dr Dongari-Bagtzoglou and will work closely with a modeling post-doc from the Quantitative Medicine Center to apply experimental data in mathematical model calibration and validation. The post-doc will be mentored in grant writing.

Requirements: PhD in Microbiology with experience in basic microbiology-related cell and molecular biology assays. Alternatively, PhD in Environmental Engineering or Biomedical Engineering with a background/interest in Microbiology and biofilm control methods.

Positon available immediately and open until filled.

Contact Person: Anna Dongari-Bagtzoglou, PhD, adongari@uchc.edu, 860-679-4543

CT Convergence Institute at UConn Health seeks to hire a 12-month full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow.

Responsibilities:
• Contribute to research and community engagement initiatives associated with the CT Convergence Institute Health Disparities Core Projects.
• Work on a new National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine Roundtable on Black Men and Black Women in Medicine, Engineering and Science.
• Part time collaboration on the development of Perspective papers and surveys related to issues facing Black Men and Black Women in Medicine, Engineering and Science.
• Work with Roundtable members on formulation of follow up projects.
• Engage in community health disparities projects funded by an Aetna Foundation Community Partnership Grant to the Connecticut Convergence Institute.
• Serve on the editorial board of the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, published by Springer Nature and having its home at the Connecticut Convergence Institute at UCONN.

Qualifications:
• The successful candidate must hold a terminal professional degree (e.g. Ph.D. M.D., and/or M.P.H.)
• Must have a demonstrated history of success based on scholarly record and interest in health disparities.
• Ability to work in collaboration with clinical, translational and/or basic scientists.

Application Instructions:
Please address questions to, or submit the below to Diane Evans at evans@uchc.edu.
Your submission should include all of the following:

• A current curriculum vitae (CV).
• A cover letter addressed to Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, Chief Executive Officer highlighting your professional background/research interests and your qualifications for this position.
• Contact information including email addresses and telephone numbers of three individuals knowledgeable about your training, experience and skills.

 

The Laboratory of Microbiome Science at University of Connecticut Health Center is a new laboratory that is interested in developing microbiome-based diagnosis and therapeutics for human diseases. We are looking for a dedicated postdoctoral candidate to study host-gut microbiome interaction in multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease affecting central nervous system. By integrating experimental and multi-OMICS approaches, the postdoc associate will investigate how the gut microbiome modulates local gut immune response and affects neuroinflammations in an animal model of multiple sclerosis. The postdoc associate will have the opportunity to perform microbiome manipulation including fecal transplantation and anaerobic culturing, immune assays and bioinformatics.

Minimal requirement:
• Ph.D. degree in microbiology or immunology.
• Have a good publication record

Skills and abilities:
– Have strong scientific credentials in the field of immunology or microbiology.

– Have the ability to design experiments and effectively perform experiments and trouble shooting.

– Experienced in animal work, cell culture, immune assay, or microbiology techniques including anaerobic culturing and bacterial engineering.

– Good written and verbal communication skills

– Bioinformatic skills are preferred but not required

Open date:
Immediate

Special instructions to applicants:
Interested persons should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 references to Dr. Yanjiao Zhou via
yazhou@uchc.edu

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