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The Daniel Baugh Institute at the Thomas Jefferson University offers a Postdoctoral position for applying computational modeling methods to understand the dynamic coordination in autonomic control circuits regulating cardiovascular function. The successful applicant will participate in a multidisciplinary projet of the Multiscale Modeling Consortium funded by National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
The postdoctoral fellow will work in an interdisciplinary team to develop a multiscale computational model of closed loop vagal control of the heart . He/She will analyze transcriptomic data sets on various neuronal populations in the brainstem autonomic control circuits and incorporate the adaptive dynamics of these neurons into the multiscale model of cardiac control. The position offers excellent scientific opportunities for cross training in leading edge quantitative and bioinformatics methods in a highly stimulating and diverse environment.
The faculty at the Dani el Baugh Institute focus on mammalian systems biology and pathophysio logy by combining experimental studies of biomedical problems with matched computational and mathematical analyses. The team includes faculty, staff and students from many disciplinary back ground s, including neuroscience , cell biology, biochem istry, engineering, bioinform atics, and computer science.
The ideal candidate should have a Ph .D. in computational biology, systems engineering. physiology, or a related field, with significant research experience in application of computational modeling tools and methods. Experience in Matlab, R!BioConductor, or related state of the art tools for simulation and analysi s of computational models is required. Candid ates with a proven track record of work ing on computational modeling research projects are preferred. This position requires a significant amount of teamwork and excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.