Opportunities


Postdoctoral Fellow / Senior Scientist in Computational Neuroscience and Cancer Biology


The Multiscale Network Modeling Laboratory (MNML) at Icahn Institute of Genomics and Multiscale Biology, led by Prof. Bin Zhang, is seeking excellent candidates for Postdoctoral Fellow and Senior Scientist positions in Computational Neuroscience and Cancer Biology. Candidates must have a PhD in Bioinformatics, Neuroscience, Cancer Biology or a closely related field. The successful candidates are expected to develop and apply novel network inference and mining approaches to analyze large scale genetic, genomic, epigenetic and clinical data in cancer or neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Huntington's and Parkinson's etc. The candidates will be responsible for identification of novel disease targets and pathways and development of biologically plausible disease models for experimental and clinical validations. The candidates will work in a multidisciplinary environment including an international team of leading scientists in systems biology, cancer and neuroscience.


MNML is focused on construction and characterization of multiscale biological networks from large-scale genetic and genomic data for discovery of novel targets and mechanisms underlying complex human diseases. Several influential gene network inference algorithms developed by MNML have been extensively used for identification of novel pathways and gene targets, as well as development of drugs. The latest research by MNML in collaboration with several other groups uncovered dramatic changes in gene-gene interaction patterns in Alzheimer's disease and pinpointed an immune/microglia gene network as the top pathway causally linked to the disease (http://www.cell.com/abstract/S0092-8674(13)00387-5). The new additions to MNML are expected to significantly broaden and deepen our current state-of-the-art research in cancer, ageing and neurodegenerative diseases.


For more information about MNML, please also visit http://icahn.mssm.edu/profiles/bin-zhang . Please send your cover letter and resume alongside contact information of at least three referees to Prof. Bin Zhang (email: bin.zhang@mssm.edu).