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Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

The UConn Health School of Medicine is recruiting a full-time Post-Doctoral Fellow. The person filling this position will have recently earned a PhD, ScD or equivalent terminal degree. The focus of their doctoral work should have been the effects of air pollution on health and they should have a record of first author publications in respected academic journals. This post-doctoral position will work on projects situated within the multidisciplinary projects of the Community Assessment of Freeway Exposure and Health studies. CAFEH is a community-based participatory research collaboration (sites.tufts.edu/cafeh/).

An emphasis on traffic related air pollution, in home air filtration and/or ultrafine particles would be ideal. The position will conduct secondary analysis of exposure and health outcome data and be based in Connecticut, but also spend some days participating in field work in the Boston area (less than 2-hours from UConn Health School of Medicine). Priority is for applicants with academic skills in one or more of the following areas: environmental epidemiology, environmental exposure assessment and/or environmental science. Experience with community-based participatory research would be a plus. Preference will be for someone with skills in both environmental science and quantitative epidemiologic analysis.

The position will be located within the school’s Department of Community Medicine & Health Care, which directs the University’s public health program. Department faculty maintain vibrant extramural research and service programs that reflect extensive associations with national, state and regional health agencies (www.commed.uchc.edu).

This is a 12-month full-time position. The position could last for up to three years. Preference will be given for someone who can commit to at least 2 years. The CAFEH studies provide regular opportunities for mentorship, travel to and presentation at conferences, engagement with community leaders and local policy makers, as well as the possibility of forming new collaborations and starting new areas of research.

Interested persons should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names of and contact information for 3 references to Holly Samociuk, Administrative Program Coordinator at:

samociuk@uchc.edu

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

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 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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