Post-doc position available in the Tyson group

July 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

Postdoctoral Associate in Computational Cell Biology
John Tyson’s Research Group, Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech

An  opportunity to perform collaborative research on mathematical models of gene-protein regulatory networks controlling cell growth and division. Temporal organization of the budding yeast cell cycle has been studied from two vantage points: bottom-up models emphasize a protein regulatory network centered around cyclin-dependent protein kinases, whereas top-down models focus on a gene regulatory network governed by interrelated transcription factors. The postdoctoral associate supported by this project will be involved in unifying these two perspectives, in collaboration with experts in computer science, data mining, bioinformatics, cell biology, molecular genetics, and mathematical modeling. The associate will be expected to contribute significantly to this research project, to prepare the results for publication and presentation, to help supervise graduate and undergraduate students, and to contribute to grant proposals.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in systems biology or computational biology; or in a traditional field of science, mathematics or engineering provided the applicant has had significant exposure to mathematical modeling of biochemical reaction networks.

Preferred Qualifications:
– Track record of publications in theoretical biology, computational biology, or systems biology.
– Expertise in dynamical systems theory, bifurcation theory, numerical simulations, parameter estimation.
– Creativity, independence, and high motivation for interdisciplinary research.
– Excellent communication skills.
– Ability to work both independently and within an interdisciplinary, collaborative research group.
– Evidence of good project management skills

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and statement of interest upon applying online at www.jobs.vt.edu (posting #0110482).

Three letters of recommendation should be sent via email to Dr. John Tyson, Department of Biological Sciences, MC 0406, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061 USA (tysonATvtDOTedu). Review of applications will begin July 15, 2011.

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