University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Systems Biology Postdoc

UMB is looking to hire a Systems Biology post-doc to support a joint UCSF-UMB grant from the Gates Foundation – Are you interested in joining our world-class team?

Briefly the project goal is to develop a large animal neuroprotective preclinical platform to help test and translate lead drug candidates for the prevention and/or treatment of birth asphyxia. Building on our extensive experience studying sheep models of fetal, neonatal and pediatric cardiovascular and pulmonary disease states, as well as our expertise investigating newborn brain injury, we will produce a clinically relevant model of birth asphyxia (BA) using well-established protocols. Additionally, our clinical pharmacology expertise will enable us to integrate physiologically-based pharmacokinetic modeling and systems biology approaches to maximize translational success in the target neonatal population. Importantly, our extensive regulatory expertise will help ensure alignment of pre-clinical and clinical trial design. This is particularly important for drug development in central nervous system (CNS) diseases which have been plagued by poor translation of efficacy from animal models into humans. Experience in Julia Language or equivalent is preferred!

The position is for 2 years and the pay scale will be based on NIH guidelines. Apply now by sending: a) letter describing your interests; and b)latest CV to Prof Gobburu!

Joga Gobburu
Executive Director & Professor
Center for Translational Medicine
University of Maryland, Baltimore.