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Computational Biology Approach Development for Lung Diseases

Institute for Computational Medicine at Johns Hopkins University and United Therapeutics Corporation, Baltimore, Maryland

Position Description:

We are seeking recent Ph.D. graduates to join a postdoctoral fellowship program developing computational biology approaches for lung diseases. The fellowship program is jointly advised by faculty at the Institute for Computational Medicine (ICM) at Johns Hopkins University and by researchers at the United Therapeutics Corporation Computational Lab for In Silico Molecular Biology. This unique opportunity will allow postdoctoral fellows to gain industry and academic research experience working on pharmaceutical R&D projects.

Successful candidates will have an interest in improving computational modeling of biological systems. We are using multiscale mechanistic modeling to study the normal function and pathophysiology of the lung at scales ranging from organ level down to cellular and molecular level. With mentorship from Johns Hopkins and United Therapeutics, projects for postdoctoral fellows will involve applying a wide range of techniques to formulate computational models based on experimental data. These models will be used to understand the key drivers that govern system behavior and to explore potential therapeutic approaches.


Applicants are not required to be United States citizens, but due to pandemic restrictions they must reside in the U.S. to be considered for the position.

  • Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, computational biology, or related field of study
  • Highly motivated, collaborative researcher with a strong publication record
  • Expertise in techniques for mathematical modeling of biological systems, including ODE/PDE-based, stochastic, and/or rule-based methods
ICM Faculty:
Raimond Winslow
Director, Institute for Computational Medicine
Raj and Neera Singh Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering

To Apply:

Applicants should send complete applications (see below) to

  • Cover letter including a) description of suitability of this position and b) career goals including and following the postdoctoral position
  • CV including publications, presentations, and other relevant experience
  • List of referees, with contact info and description of their relationship to the applicant


This post will be available until November 14, 2020 or until filled.

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