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Two Post-Doctoral Positions open

1. Biological Modeling Post-Doctoral Position.
2. Metabolic Modeling Post-Doctoral Position.

Jennifer Reed
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dept of Chemical and Biological Engineering
1415 Engineering Dr, 3639 Engineering Hall Madison, WI 53706
jlreed @ wisc.edu

1. Biological Modeling Post-Doctoral Position.
An immediate Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center funded post doctoral position is available to work on developing computational models for improving cellulose degradation. The developed model will assess the metabolic burden of producing recombinant cellulases, and compare strategies of enzyme secretion versus membrane localization. The developed model will include mass transfer processes (diffusion) and transport rate equations to evaluate the strategies to maximize cellulose degradation and utilization. Modeling experience (stochastic, dynamic, transport, and/or spatial/temporal) is required. Experience with optimization approaches and languages is desirable. Research will be conducted in the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Interested candidates should e-mail their CVs to Jennie Reed (jlreed @ wisc.edu)


2. Metabolic Modeling Post-Doctoral Position.
An immediate DOE funded post doctoral position through the Shewanella Federation is available to work on building constraint-based metabolic and regulatory models for Shewanella oneidensis MR-1. S. oneidensis MR-1 is a bacterium capable of reducing a wide variety of electron acceptors, including various metals. The individual which will be responsible for maintaining a metabolic model for the organism, based on genome annotation updates and available experimental data. Experimental results and genome annotation updates will be the primary mechanism through which model improvements will be based, and will be collected from work both inside and outside the Shewanella Federation. The individual will work closely with other researchers in the Federation to integrate and analyze experimental results as they are generated, as well as to use the models to propose additional experiments. Experience with optimization and a background in microbiology are desirable. Research will be conducted in the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Interested candidates should e-mail their CVs to Jennie Reed (jlreed @ wisc.edu).

Jennifer Reed
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dept of Chemical and Biological Engineering
1415 Engineering Dr, 3639 Engineering Hall Madison, WI 53706
jlreed @ wisc.edu

posted 2008.04.22