• Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Biology

    Job Number
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    School Of Public Health
    SPH: Environmental Health
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Not Applicable
    Required Documents
    Cover letter, List of References
  • Description

    JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.


    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.

    Additional Details

    The Department of Environmental Health in Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University is seeking a highly qualified and motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct computational toxicology research in the area of dynamical systems modeling of biological pathways. The successful candidate will use integrated systems approaches to develop computational models of the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid gland (HPT) axis, to understand the homeostatic control of thyroid hormones, and to apply the models to human health risk assessment of environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals. The initial appointment is for one year, with renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Emory University is an EO/AA/Disability/Veteran Employer. Applicants must apply online by submitting a curriculum vita, cover letter stating research interests, experiences and qualifications, and contact information of three references. Inquiries about the position and research project can be sent to Dr. Qiang Zhang at qiang.zhang@emory.edu, Dept. of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322.-Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in one of the following areas: (1) biomedical engineering, systems biology, physics, mathematics, or other quantitative sciences with adequate knowledge in molecular, cell biology and human physiology, or (2) biology, toxicology, or other biological sciences supplemented with evidence of mathematical, programming, and dynamical modeling skills. Knowledge and experience in control theory will be a plus. In addition, applicants should have excellent scientific writing skills, as well as the ability to work effectively, collaboratively, and collegially.-80434BR


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