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Bioinformatics / Computational Systems Biology Postdoctoral Fellow open

We are looking for an exceptional and highly motivated post-doctoral researcher to develop multi-scale computational models, and algorithms and software tools to study biochemical networks involved in host-pathogen interactions. One of the main objectives of the project is the integration of biological data from various biological databases and across multiple scales into predictive computational and mathematical models. Using existing and newly developed computational models, the researcher will be responsible for identification of novel drug targets and development of biologically plausible disease models for experimental and clinical validations. 

Candidates must have a PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biophysics, Computer Science, Engineering or a closely related field. 

The researcher will work in collaboration with other members of the group, and will have the opportunity to work on multiple projects in an international and a highly interdisciplinary setting with laboratory scientists, computer scientists, engineers, and mathematicians. 

  • Experience with computational/mathematical modeling and simulations of networks is required. 
  • Strong computational skills (e.g., in the areas of Markov Models, machine learning, statistics, agent-based systems) 
  • Prior experience in network inference and analysis 
  • Experience with extracting and manipulating large data sets from various databases, and integration of these data into predictive computational models 
  • Strong programming skills in C/C++ and/or Java, as well as R 
  • Experience with algorithm design 

If interested, please send a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Tomas Helikar at thelikar2 at unl dot edu. 

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posted 2013.12.03