The lab is physically located at MU Bond Life Sciences Center for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, especially influenza viruses, by developing and applying integrated, multi-scale, and evidence-based approaches that combining laboratory, clinical and computational methods.
Function: Perform Computational Biology and Systems Biology Research
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The responsibilities of the position are 1) to develop and apply computational algorithms and tools to predict phenotypes (e.g. antigenicity, replication ability, receptor binding preference, transmission risks, pathogenesis risks, and vaccine responses) of influenza viruses and other emerging pathogens (e.g. SARS-CoV-2) using omics data and laboratory generated phenotypic data, 2) to design novel and broadly protective influenza vaccine candidates, 3) to understand the molecular mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions using systems approaches, and/or 4) to study evolutionary pathways of influenza viruses and other emerging pathogens (e.g. SARS-CoV-2). S/he will be responsible for recording all methods, results, and other relevant information in an organized manner as instructed by the Principal Investigator. S/he will be expected to work closely with other lab members to acquire bench data and validate the computational findings.
This position requires a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Virology, Microbiology, Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology, Infectious Diseases, or a related field. US citizenship is not required. Basic programming skills are required. Prior experience in machine learning is preferred but not required. The position is funded for three years with the second and third year contingent upon success in the prior year.
Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of References
$47,476 - $57,000
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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