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PostDoc position available in Imperial College London open

Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College working under the supervision of Dr Reiko Tanaka.

This post is for a project aimed at understanding design principles of biological control systems. We will employ a diverse range of theoretical/engineering methodologies to model and elucidate the regulatory mechanisms for skin barrier homeostasis and inflammatory signalling. The project will include collaboration with experimentalists and clinicians. The main responsibilities of this post will include development of mathematical models for skin barrier homeostasis and inflammation, proposition of the experiments, coordination, integration and analysis of experimental data, and the statistical analysis and reformulations of these models in light of the collected data. More information on research activities in Dr Tanaka's group is found in http://www.bg.ic.ac.uk/research/r.tanaka.

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent in a relevant area (Computational Biology, Control Engineering, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or closely aligned disciplines) to undertake this project. You should also have experience in modelling and analysis of biological systems, expertise in modelling with differential equations and numerical methods, and strong interest in biology. We look for highly motivated applicants with excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and enthusiasm for exposure to a diversity of scientific projects.

For further details of the post contact Dr Reiko Tanaka (r.tanaka @ imperial.ac.uk). Interested applicants should send a current curriculum vitae and research statement to Dr Tanaka by e-mail. Candidates will be required to apply online via the Imperial College website at http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment where you will find a job description and person specification for this post. Please select "Job Search", then enter the job title or vacancy reference number EN20120212FH into "Keywords". Complete and upload an application form as directed.

Closing date: September 5th 2012

Start date: as soon as possible

A fixed term appointment for up to 16 months

posted 2012.08.03