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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.


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

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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.


  • 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.
We are seeking a motivated postdoctoral researcher interested in the intersection of bioengineering and translational aging research. Projects are based on defining the multiscale dependence of aging in the context of health and disease. These include developing cell-based biomarkers of aging and developing a framework to define how aging rates change and manifest across length scales (i.e. molecular, cellular, clinical and populations). The long term goal of these studies are to develop pathways for modifiable aging trajectories.

The successful candidate will take advantage of this NIH T32 funded position, a competitive salary and a rich academic environment, with opportunities to learn from and collaborate with leading researchers in engineering, medicine, public health and more.

Trainees will also be able to take advantage of career development and educational programs available within the institute for NanoBiotechnology (INBT) as well as within the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

Interested candidates with an advanced degree in areas related to bioengineering, biomedical sciences, biomedical data science having interest in translational aging research are encouraged to apply. Please send your updated CV, cover letter and the contact information for three references to Dr. Jude Phillip at jphillip@jhu.edu. Inquiries about the position are also welcomed.

Jude M. Phillip, PhD.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Secondary appointment in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Core Researcher in the Institute for Nanobiotechnology (INBT)