POSTDOC in TB modeling

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    Multi-scale Modeling in Immunology and Treatment of of Tuberculosis


    An exciting opportunity is available for a mathematical/computational modeler to work in a multidisciplinary team on immune responses in the context of tuberculosis as well as treatment interventions.  The position is available in the laboratory of Denise Kirschner in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, at the University of Michigan. The project uses a systems biology approach to integrate our multi-scale and multi-organ in silico models with data from humans and non-human primates derived by our collaborators. An estimated one-third of the human population is infected with the pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, making it a critical global health issue.

    The postdoctoral fellow must have skills in mathematical modeling in biology. Thus the ideal applicant will have extensive experience in modeling, MATLAB, ODEs and parameter estimation.  Experience with python a plus. In addition, will have a desire to read scientific literature in drug treatment of TB. Good communication skills are essential.

    How to apply:  Send a CV, names of 3 references, and a letter describing research interests and summarizing Ph.D. work to Denise Kirschner

    Copies of published papers are welcome. Funding for this from the NIH and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation MRI.

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