Postdoctoral Job Postings

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Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

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

The Dongari-Bagtzoglou lab is interested in interactions between commensal bacteria and fungi that promote inflammatory mucosal disease. The post-doctoral fellow will work on an NIH-funded project studying the interactions of mucosal cells and tissues of the upper and lower GI tract with polymicrobial biofilms. The project involves the study of mucosal (epithelial) and innate immune cell responses to mixed biofilms (bacterial and fungal), dissecting antimicrobial mechanisms and defining biofilm-and host-specific resistance traits to mucosal clearance. The fellow will be trained to work with mouse, organotypic and other in vitro polymicrobial systems/models and will be mentored in grant writing.

Requirements: PhD in Immunology with experience in immune cell phenotyping and functional assays. Alternatively, PhD in Microbiology with a background/interest in the pathogenesis of mucosal infectious diseases.

Positon available immediately and open until filled.

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

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.

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. The candidate should be proficient in basic molecular biology techniques,
including RT‐PCR, Western blots, immunostaining, immunoprecipitation, sequencing, cloning
and cell cultures.

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

I‐Ping Chen, PhD
(Assistant Professor)

University of Connecticut Health (UCH)
Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030‐3705

Tel: 860‐679‐1030
email: ipchen@uchc.edu

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