Job:Postdoctoral Fellow in whole-cell modeling (computational systems biology) @ NYC
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The Karr Lab at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is seeking talented, ambitious researchers to develop cutting-edge whole-cell computational models of individual cells, as well as new technologies to enable larger and more accurate whole-cell models.

Despite the explosion of experimental data, we do not understand the details of how phenotype arises from genotype and the environment. We are developing whole-cell computational models which comprehensively predict how behavior emerges from the molecular level by representing all of the biochemical activity inside cells. Our goal is to use whole-cell models to transform bioengineering and medicine into rigorous, quantitative disciplines. Our research is highly interdisciplinary, involving systems biology, genomics, bioinformatics, data integration, parallel simulation, optimization, software engineering, and data visualization, and highly team-oriented.

Responsibilities. We are currently looking for team members in three areas:

  • Human whole-cell modeling
  • Bacterial whole-cell modeling
  • Whole-cell modeling methods and technology development
    • Integrating systems dynamical modeling with genomics and bioinformatics
    • High performance simulation
    • Parameter estimation
    • Model verification

Desired skills/experience. Because whole-cell modeling is highly interdisciplinary, we're looking for scientists and engineers with a broad range of skills and experience.

  • PhD, MS, or BS in computational biology, genomics, bioinformatics, dynamical modeling, computer science or related field;
  • Passion for transforming bioengineering and medicine;
  • Commitment to innovation;
  • Ability to think creatively;
  • Excellent communication skills; and
  • Abilities to work independently and within a team.

Salary. Commensurate with experience and education.

Benefits. All employees are eligible for medical, dental, and health insurance. Subsidized housing is available for postdoctoral fellows.

About the Institute for Genomics & Multiscale Biology and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The Icahn Institute for Genomics & Multiscale Biology is a leader in basic and translational genomic and computational biology research. The institute's multidisciplinary researchers bring state-of-the-art genomic technologies together with advanced computational analyses to discover new disease mechanisms, develop new diagnostics, and identify new drug targets. The institute is a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment. Please see the institute's website for more information.

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is a world leader in translational medicine. The school's multidisciplinary research institutes foster collaboration along a seamless continuum from the laboratory to patient care. State-of-the-art laboratories support groundbreaking research, and abundant clinical venues offer superb patient care and training.

More information. Please see our website ( or contact Jonathan Karr (

How to apply. Please email a cover letter outlining your research interests and a CV to Jonathan Karr (

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