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  • A postdoctoral position in theoretical immunology is available September 2016

    The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY 10029 A postdoctoral position in theoretical immunology is available September 2016 in the Sealfon Laboratory at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City (Manhattan). The position is funded by NIH/NIAID through a multi-institutional grant "Modeling Early Immunity to Human Influenza Infection ". The aim of the grant is to elucidate the stochastic dynamics of the human innate immune response to Influenza A infection and to understand how various factors including cell-to-cell variability, differences in virus strains, and spatio-temporal dynamics affect the outcome of infection. The position entails the application of deterministic and stochastic models to study the interaction between influenza A viruses and the innate immune system, at the level of cell populations and of single cells. The modeling project is to be done in concert with extensive experimentation. It will benefit from the participation of Professors C. Jayaprakash (Ohio State University), S. Kleinstein (Yale University), and F. Hayot (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai), and the close collaboration with leading experimental virologists and immunologists from the Department of Microbiology and the Immunology Institute at Mount Sinai with ample opportunities for interactions. Highly motivated applicants with expertise in theoretical and computational methods applied to biology are particularly encouraged to apply. Expert knowledge of programming in C++ /Fortran, Mathematica and Matlab, and of standard theoretical techniques is a must. Knowledge of immunology is not required, but a willingness and aptitude for learning the needed biological and immunological background is important. For the results of an earlier grant dealing with similar issues of immune response to influenza A infection, please see the PRiME web site (http://tsb.mssm.edu/primeportal) The appointment is renewable annually for up to five years. Interested candidates should send by email to Professor Fernand Hayot (Sealfon Laboratory, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, fernand.hayot@mssm.edu) a cover letter stating relevant background, with a curriculum vitae and list of publications attached, and the names and contact information of three referees. The Mount Sinai Health System, which includes the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences. Applications from minorities, women, persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.