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Postdoc positions available - University of Tennessee Health Science Center

  • 29 Jan 2024 4:16 PM
    Message # 13307518
    Amber Smith (Administrator)
    • Open Postdoc Research Positions in Modeling Influenza Infections


      Multiple staff and postdoctoral research positions are available in the Department of Pediatrics and the Institute for the Study of Host-Pathogen Systems at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis, TN. The successful applicant will work with Dr. Amber Smith ( to develop and analyze mathematical models of the immune response to influenza virus infections and coinfections. The Smith lab is a dual dry/wet laboratory and uniquely generates robust data sets to train and validate the models and their predictions.


      Successful candidates will develop and analyze dynamical infection models, use parameter estimation to investigate experimental and clinical data, help design new experiments, and generate new hypotheses about infection biology.


    • Ph.D. in Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, Physics, Engineering, or a related field
    • Previous experience in modeling viral infections, bacterial infections, and/or immune response dynamics
    • Experience with parameter estimation techniques and data-driven modeling
    • Proficient programming skills in Python and Matlab
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills

    The ability to work well in a fast paced, collaborative, medically focused research environment are also preferred. Experience and willingness to work closely with experimental collaborators and design experiments is also highly desired. The positions require independent, career-focused, and creative individuals.


    Application Instructions:
Please send a brief statement of research interests and CV to


    Application Deadline: Review will continue until the positions are filled.

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