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Research Assistant or/and PhD Student position in Computational Systems Biology open


The Lobo Lab (http://lobolab.umbc.edu) has an NSF-funded opening for a Research Assistant and/or PhD student in the fields of Computational Biology and Systems Biology. The project involves the development of new computational systems and methods to automatically reverse-engineer quantitative dynamic models from experimental data, produce testable hypothesis, and find the best next set of novel experiments to test at the bench. The global vision of the lab is to understand, control, and design the dynamic regulatory mechanisms that direct complex biological processes. We seek to discover the mechanisms of development and regeneration, find therapies for cancer and other diseases, and streamline the application of systems and synthetic biology. 


BS degree in Computer Science, Computational Biology, or equivalent is required.

Knowledge or experience with C++, computer simulation, high performance computing, and Windows/Linux/Mac multi-platform development are desirable.

Biological, mathematical, artificial intelligence, or databases knowledge or research experience are a plus. 

How to Apply

To apply, please send an email to lobo (at) umbc.edu with your CV or resume and a statement outlining how your experience and interests fit with the research done in the lab. Good luck!

About UMBC

UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service, and located on 500 acres 15 minutes from Baltimore's Inner Harbor and 45 minutes from Washington, D.C. This year UMBC has again been honored as one of the world's top higher education institutions by both the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) and Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), which focus on such qualities as faculty research output and major awards. The Chronicle of Higher Education has named UMBC an outstanding academic workplace for the seventh consecutive year. For the fourth consecutive year, UMBC also captured a coveted spot on Times Higher Education's list of top 100 universities around the globe under age 50. This ranking recognizes institutions with strong research, innovation, and an international outlook and, like the U.S. News "Most Innovative" list, is meant to highlight rising, "forward-looking" leaders beyond "the academy's traditional, ancient elite." UMBC continues to lead U.S. News national university rankings for strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, tied with Yale at #6 on the list and ranked ahead of Stanford and Duke. In a new ranking of "Most Innovative Schools," UMBC is #4 in the nation, joining MIT and Stanford in the top five. The rankings reflect results of a poll of presidents, provosts, and admissions officers at other national research universities.

posted 2016.08.16