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Postdoctoral Associate

University of Florida

Job Description

Classification Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Job Description:

Postdoctoral Position in Disease Modeling


Applications are invited for a two-year postdoctoral position in disease modeling, with Helen Moore, PhD in the Laboratory of Systems Medicine, University of Florida. Start date will be September 6, 2022 or later.
This is an opportunity to learn biology and advanced modeling methods, and to prepare for a faculty position in academia or for a modeling and simulation scientist position in the biopharma industry. Work on a project that can directly impact patients’ lives. Write manuscripts and contribute to grant proposals. Train with an award-winning teacher and mentor, who has spent 12 years in academia and 15 years in industry. Join a diverse group in a supportive department. Live in Gainesville, FL, a vibrant university town with a low cost of living and year-round access to nature and outdoor activities.


In this project, we will create and analyze a mathematical model for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD). AATD is a rare disease that is caused by an inherited genetic mutation. We will be closely collaborating with Mark Brantly, MD, who is a world expert in AATD and who initiated this project. Disease knowledge, data, and additional mentoring will be provided by Dr. Brantly and members of his lab. Project plans include literature searches, model development, calibration to data, model validation, sensitivity analysis, and optimal control. Promising model predictions will be tested by our experimental collaborators.

Expected Salary:

Salary is negotiable, commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

PhD in engineering, applied mathematics, mathematics, or similar fields by start date.

Preferred Qualifications: •Experience with:
-ODE modeling of an in-host disease
-fitting model parameters to data
-programming in MATLAB
-writing manuscripts
•ability to collaborate and communicate with scientists in other fields
•interest in applications to biology and diseases
•interest in learning model validation, sensitivity analysis, optimal control
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications should include:
•cover letter/email
•curriculum vitae, including contact information for 3 references
•any relevant peer-reviewed publications and posters

Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For more information or to apply for this position, send an email to helen.moore@medicine.ufl.edu .

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/ .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No.

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