Research Associate

Job description

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Biomedical Engineering

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 08-04-2017

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia's Cardiac Systems Biology Lab, directed by Dr. Jeff Saucerman, and Cardiac Biomechanics Group, directed by Dr. Jeff Holmes, seek a Postdoctoral Research Associate to develop and test computational models of cardiac fibrosis. We are integrating network models of intracellular signaling with agent-based models of inflammation and scar formation to design novel pharmacologic interventions that provide spatial and temporal control over cardiac fibrosis. The Research Associate will spearhead the development, integration, and validation of signaling and agent-based models of post-infarction healing and fibrosis.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering, or a related field by the start date, and must have extensive experience with computational modeling. Candidates must also have good communication skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a large collaborative team. Successful applicants will have performed computational modeling studies that resulted in lead-author publications in systems biology, bioinformatics, or biomechanics journals. Prior experience in Java/Python/MATLAB programming is preferred, as is experience with modeling of biological networks, biochemical reaction rate modeling, agent-based modeling, and/or finite-element modeling. Experience with fibroblast cell culture, histology, or other experimental techniques relevant to cardiac fibrosis would be beneficial but is not required.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0621445. Complete a Candidate Profile on-line; attach a current CV, cover letter, statement of research interests, and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled.

For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Saucerman ([email protected]) or Dr. Holmes ([email protected]). For a description of the labs' overall research interests, visit and

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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