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Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

A postdoctoral position is available in a NIH funded laboratory with interest in elucidating pathogenic mechanisms of rare bone disorders by multiple molecular and functional analyses in mouse models as well as patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).

Candidates must have PhD, MD/PhD, or MD and must be highly motivated.

The successful applicant will have strong background in BONE RESEARCH with technical expertise in molecular biology, cell biology, stem cell biology or signal transduction.

Our newly renovated laboratory is embedded in the Center for Regenerative Medicine and Skeletal Development at University of Connecticut Health within a vibrant research environment. We study molecular mechanisms of disease-related mutated genes with a current focus on osteoclast biology. We further test findings from mouse models in patient-specific iPS cell culture systems.

Candidates must be innovative, enthusiastic and have a solid background in at least one of the identified areas (bone biology, molecular biology, cell biology, stem cell biology or signal transduction) and must be motivated and capable to engage in other areas of expertise as required by the project. The dynamics of this research project requires the ability for multitasking, to work independently as well as collaboratively with other lab members and external collaborators. A broad biological and technical background will be of advantage.

Please send CV, statement of research interests and research accomplishments, and contact information for 3 references to:

I-Ping Chen, PhD

(Associate Professor)
University of Connecticut Health (UCH)

Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences

263 Farmington Avenue

Farmington, CT 06030-3705

Tel: 860-679-1030

Fax: 860-679-2910

email: ipchen@uchc.edu

The Laubenbacher and Mendes Research Groups at the Center for Quantitative Medicine at UConn Health have an immediate opening for a postdoctoral researcher to join an interdisciplinary team focused on an NIH-funded project to develop novel approaches to the control of heterogeneous multispecies microbial biofilms. The project team combines expertise in mathematical modeling and control, biochemistry, and microbial ecology. The team includes the laboratory of Dr. Dongari-Bagtzoglou in the UConn School of Dental Medicine. For more details see https://health.uconn.edu/laubenbacher/research/projects/

The position is for two years, with the possibility of an extension. The researcher to fill this position will play an important leadership role in the development of the mathematical modeling and control component of the project. Required expertise for the position includes a Ph.D. in mathematics, computer science, or computational biology, knowledge of one programming language, a solid understanding of the mathematics underlying dynamic models, interest in developing a new agent-based model of multi-species microbial biofilms, and prior experience with at least one type of computational modeling. Desired expertise includes good knowledge of the Java programming language, prior experience with agent-based models, knowledge/experience in microbiology, and experience with the software package IDynoMiCS.

UConn Health is an affirmative action employer in addition to an EEO and M/F/V/PwD employer.

Please direct inquiries to Reinhard Laubenbacher, laubenbacher@uchc.edu

The Calhoun Cardiology Center at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to write papers for publication and assist in managing treatment studies related to:

· substance use disorders
· Internet gaming disorder
· medication adherence
· HIV and health disparities and/or
· diabetes prevention and treatment

Past fellows published 4-12 papers in 1-2 year periods. All attained choice university positions, most received independent NIH grant support, and many who applied obtained support from the NIH Loan Repayment Program.
Excellent opportunity for experimental or health psychologists interested in applied clinical work and for clinical psychologists with strong research backgrounds. Some clinical work and supervision is possible (but not required). Individuals with doctoral degrees in disciplines related to psychology may also apply.

Please send CV, names of 3 references, and cover letter to:
Nancy Petry, Ph.D.
Director of Behavioral Cardiovascular Prevention: npetry@uchc.edu.

Start date is open. Fellows must be US citizens or permanent residents. UCONN is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

The Laubenbacher Research Group at UConn Health and the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral researcher to join an interdisciplinary team focused on an NIH-funded project to develop new software design approaches to multiscale computational modeling. The application area is the innate immune response to fungal infections in the lung. For more details see

https://health.uconn.edu/laubenbacher/research/projects/
The project team combines expertise in mathematical modeling, pulmonary immunology, and scientific visualization. The position is for two years, with the possibility of an extension. The researcher to fill this position will play an important leadership role in the development of innovative approaches to disease models in biomedicine. The Laubenbacher Group has several other ongoing and planned multiscale disease modeling projects that will also benefit from this research.

An important focus of the project is on the design of novel software architectures for multiscale models, combining a strongly modular design with Dockerization to build models that are easily extendable, modifiable, shareable, and whose output is reproducible. Innovative visualization techniques will make the models usable by non-modelers.

We are looking for a researcher who has experience with up-to-date software design approaches in the context of multiscale mathematical and computational modeling, the use of Docker containers, and familiarity with popular programming languages, such as Java, Python, and C++. Previous experience in implementing parallel and multithreaded applications is required. A strong mathematical background related to various aspects of dynamic models would be a great plus.

UConn Health is an affirmative action employer in addition to an EEO and M/F/V/PwD employer.

Please direct inquiries to Reinhard Laubenbacher, laubenbacher@uchc.edu

We are seeking young scientists to join our efforts in developing new super-resolution imaging technologies for studying cancer signaling. The positions are open to applicants with a PhD (or equivalent) in any (biological or non-biological) scientific disciplines, but researchers with extensive experiences in cell signaling or optical imaging are preferred. The research team is jointly led by Prof. Ji Yu and Prof. Bruce Mayer. Please send any inquiries directly to:
jyu@uchc.edu.

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