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Postdoctoral position is for three years, with an optional fourth year. Start date in June- August 2020. Approximately 75% effort will be in the research lab, and 25% will involve teaching-related training and activities. Scholar will be co-mentored by a core engineering faculty member and a partnering clinician. Research areas include Biomedical Imaging Sciences, Regenerative and Immune Engineering, Genome and Epigenome Engineering, Molecular and Cellular Systems Biology, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Treatment, Computational Medicine, Cancer Engineering, and Systems Neuroscience and Neuroengineering. For their training in instructional approaches and their teaching internships, fellows will be guided and mentored by experienced STEM faculty from Morgan State and Coppin State University, two Historically Black Universities (HBCUs) in Baltimore City.

Qualifications

Must have a background or interest in biomedical engineering and its applications and have received a PhD or MD/PhD in engineering, computer science, biophysics, chemistry, molecular/cellular physiology, neuroscience or genetics within the past two years. MD degree may also qualify if having a previous degree in engineering. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and commit full-time effort to the program for three years. Successful applicant must have an expressed interest in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students.  Applicants should be able to explain how training in teaching and mentoring undergraduates will enhance their future career success. Underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, and women are strongly encouraged to apply

Application Instructions

The following documents must be uploaded to the Interfolio application site http://apply.interfolio.com/72355 by the March 1, 2020 deadline. (1) Cover letter including brief description of PhD thesis and a brief statement of why you think this program is right for you. (2) Current CV. (3) Teaching Statement

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.
We are seeking recent Ph.D. graduates to join a postdoctoral fellowship program applying computational biology to 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. The fellowship provides an annual salary of $60,000 with full healthcare benefits. Postdoctoral fellows will be employees of Johns Hopkins University.

Qualifications

  • 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

Application Instructions

How to apply:
  • 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
Applicants should apply online via Interfolio by clicking the "Apply Now" button. There is a rolling deadline for this position.
The Wilson Lab in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University is currently in search of talented postdoc candidates with a passion for science and a strong desire to make a positive impact on human health. The Wilson Lab’s research focuses on the synthesis and preclinical validation of biomaterials-based immunomodulatory therapies that bias the adaptive immune response for the treatment of cancer, autoimmunity and infectious diseases. The work includes the synthesis of novel biomaterials via small-molecule and polymer chemistry and the characterization of novel materials via sophisticated techniques including FT-IF, NMR, LC/MS/MS, UV/Vis, DLS, confocal microcopy, flow cytometry, SEM, and TEM. If desired, the individual will also have the opportunity to test biomaterial functionality in vitro cell culture and in vivo animal disease models. The individual will assist in the training of junior lab members, thus excellent interpersonal skills are required. Postdocs will be expected to demonstrate independence in experimental design and execution, work effectively with others in a collaborative setting, present results at both national and international meetings, and ultimately author publications for peer-reviewed journals.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated and have a proven track record of conducting independent research. Broad experience in small-molecule and polymer synthesis and characterization is an absolute requirement. Experience in developing biomaterials for drug delivery or tissue engineering and the testing of materials in vitro and/or in vivo is highly desirable. A PhD degree in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science or related disciplines is a prerequisite.

The postdoc will have the opportunity to work with collaborators of the Wilson Lab and will have a unique opportunity to perform highly original, cross-cutting research between immunotherapy and materials development on the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Applicants are required to submit 1) curriculum vitae, 2) cover letter, 3) a list of three references with contact information including phone number and e-mail address.  For more information on the Wilson Lab and to apply: www.immunoengineeringlab.com.
The Wilson Lab in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University is currently in search of a talented lab technician with a passion for science and a strong desire to make a positive impact on human health. The Wilson Lab’s research focuses on the synthesis and preclinical validation of biomaterials-based immunomodulatory therapies that bias the adaptive immune response for the treatment of cancer, autoimmunity and infectious diseases.

Responsibilities:
    • Synthesis of novel biomaterials via small-molecule and polymer chemistry
    • Characterization of novel materials via sophisticated techniques including FT-IF, NMR, LC/MS/MS, UV/Vis, DLS, confocal microcopy, flow cytometry, SEM, and TEM
    • Maintain an adequate inventory of supplies, reagents, and materials
    • Work closely with and communicate with other lab associates
    • Operate, calibrate, and maintain all lab equipment
The successful candidate will be highly motivated and have some experience in small-molecule and/or polymer synthesis and characterization.  An undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science or related disciplines is a prerequisite. The individual will have the opportunity to work with collaborators of the Wilson Lab and will have a unique opportunity to perform highly original, cross-cutting research between immunotherapy and materials development on the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  The appointment will be for one year, and could be extended based on performance. Applicants are required to submit a curriculum vitae.  For more information on the Wilson Lab and to apply: www.immunoengineeringlab.com.