SMS scnews item created by Mary Myerscough at Mon 20 Jan 2020 1128
Type: Announce
Distribution: World
Expiry: 17 Feb 2020
Auth: marym@ (mmye5626) in SMS-SAML

Postdoctoral positions in Mathematical Biology at the University of Michigan

The Schnell Lab ( at the University of Michigan
Medical School’s Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology has two postdoctoral
positions available in the areas of Mathematical Biology or Quantitative Cellular &
Systems Engineering.  One postdoctoral fellow will work on the development of
standard-based tools and measurement approaches in enzymology.  The other postdoctoral
fellow will work on the development of models to investigate the molecular mechanisms
regulating protein homeostasis.  

The positions will allow both the flexibility of developing and leading individual
projects as well as working as a team member.  The successful applicant will interact
with our collaborators in Germany, Norway, Great Britain and Israel, and may have the
opportunity to train in experimental techniques as well.  Candidates should have
experience in the mathematical modeling and numerical solutions of differential
equations, parameter estimation, and an understanding of biochemical kinetics,
biochemistry and cell biology.  These positions would suit individuals who have a PhD in
engineering, applied mathematics, or theoretical physical-chemistry.  Candidates must
have experience writing publications, excellent communication skills and have a strong
work ethic.  These positions are available for up to four years.  They will be renewed
annually subject to satisfactory performance.  Salary level is determined by the number
of full years of relevant postdoctoral experience at the NIH NRSA scale.  

The positions are full-time.  Applicants are advised that they will undergo standard
pre-employment screening for medical school and health care system.  Applications should
include a full CV, and a cover letter explaining suitability for the position.
Candidates are encouraged to read some of our recent papers on enzymology or protein
homeostasis (, and write a brief
proposal outlining how they can contribute to our projects and what they would like to
do in our research group.  Candidates must arrange for two referees to send references
directly to Prof.  Schnell.  Review of applications will continue until the positions
are filled.  

For inquiries, please contact Prof.  Santiago Schnell via email at

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