Post-doctoral position, Higgins lab

November 11, 2010 § Leave a comment

John Higgins, whose work you can read a bit more about here, is recruiting for a post-doc.  Lots of exciting projects for the right person.  Here’s the ad:

The Higgins lab in the HMS Department of Systems Biology and Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Systems Biology has a postdoctoral position available in the area of dynamical systems modeling of human pathophysiology. Qualified applicants will have extensive knowledge of and interest in human pathophysiology, dynamical systems theory, numerical analysis, and good software engineering practices. For example, candidates should be able to compare and contrast the following: lymphocyte and myelocyte, apoptosis and necrosis, quicksort and bubble sort, finite elements and finite differences.

Expected activities will include:1) studying existing research on relevant aspects of human pathophysiology, 2) implementing dynamic models in well-structured MATLAB code, 3) developing complex structured queries for clinical databases to identify cases appropriate for model development and validation, 4) acquiring clinical specimens from hospital laboratories, 5) working closely with basic science and clinical collaborators to design and execute molecular and cellular measurements of human clinical specimens and collaborator model organisms. The successful applicant will become part of a new research group that is located at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Systems Biology and is an integral part of the Harvard Medical School Department of Systems Biology and the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Pathology.

Requirements: M.D. or Ph.D. degree, or students in their final year of their doctoral studies. Due to funding restriction, only US citizens or green card holder will be considered. Please submit a cover letter detailing your research interests along with a CV, complete contact information for three references to John Higgins (

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