Fellow (Post Doc) (Anatomy & Physiology)

Manhattan KS
Dec 23, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Description of Position: The Department of Anatomy & Physiology within the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants for a Fellow (Post Doc). This position will support research projects and grant applications in Dr. Zhoumeng Lin’s laboratory, conducting new research projects and publishing novel findings in high quality peer-reviewed journals and supporting the research mission of the Department and the Institute of Computational Comparative Medicine (ICCM). This position will also provide proper and quality training in computational pharmacology and toxicology to a young researcher. Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community.  Job Description: - Design and develop computational models for nanomaterials, drugs, or environmental chemicals in animals and humans. The computational models include physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) models, quantitative systems pharmacology models, population-based nonlinear mixed effects pharmacokinetic (popPK or NLME-PK) models, biologically-based dose response (BBDR) models, or other related models.

- Apply biostatistical methods to analyze various datasets, including drug residue depletion data from the Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank (FARAD), nanomaterial biodistribution data, metabolomics data, and other relevant pharmacology and toxicology data.

- Write and edit manuscripts toward publication in high quality peer-reviewed journals in the field of pharmacology and toxicology.

- Prepare documents for grant applications. 

Required Minimum Qualifications: - PhD in pharmacometrics, pharmacology, toxicology, epidemiology, environmental health, biostatistics, bioinformatics, or a related field.

- Experience doing physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling, quantitative systems pharmacology (QSP) modeling, population pharmacokinetic (popPK) modeling, dose-response modeling, biostatistical analysis of epidemiology/toxicology data, metabolomics analysis, or other relevant quantitative modeling and biostatistical skills. 

- Good verbal and written English skills; willing to learn new knowledge and techniques

Preferred Qualifications: - PhD in which dissertation research was related to pharmacometric, pharmacokinetic, systems pharmacology, biostatistical, or bioinformatic modeling.

- Experience with one of the following software programs, including MATLAB, R language, Systems Biology Markup Language (SBML), Pharmacometrics Markup Language (PharmML), Berkeley Madonna, acslX, Phoenix, PK-Sim, MoBi, Simcyp, or GastroPlus. The ability to professionally interact with collaborating scientists involved in these projects. 

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit an application along with a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. Screening of Applications Begins: Screening begins February 2, 2018 and continues until position is filled. Salary Range / Pay Rate: $ 47,476 - $ 60,000 Annual Salary Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.