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Post-doctoral Openings in Systems Biology (starting 2009)

What might you gain while pursuing post-doctoral research in the Yin lab?

  1. Hands-on training in the emerging and exciting area of systems biology, focusing on virus-host interactions,
  2. Experience in how to integrate research, teaching and learning (see - skills that are highly valued by academic employers and funding agencies,
  3. Guidance by a mentor who has a strong record of placing students and post-docs in stimulating academic (Caltech, Duke, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Tufts, UConn-Storrs, UC-Berkeley), government, and industry positions,
  4. Opportunities for personal growth at a world-class university, located in safe, attractive and affordable city surrounded by beautiful lakes.

We are advancing new technologies to better understand the growth, spread and evolution of viruses. Active NIH-supported projects are in three areas

  1. flow-enhanced spread and characterization of infections in microfluidic devices
  2. phenotype distributions from measurements and models of infections initiated by single virus particles
  3. dynamics of virus populations in anti-viral environments.

Systems of current interest are influenza virus and vesicular stomatitis virus. The most competitive applicants will be exceptionally creative, highly-motivated individuals with experience in

Quantitative biology: methods to detect and/or quantify nucleic acids, proteins, viruses, virus-like particles, activation of innate immunity. Experience in microscopy, construction or characterization of live-cell reporters of gene expression, quantitative imaging and image analysis would be especially valuable.

Madison, Wisconsin routinely ranks at the top of national surveys of 'best places to live,' and post-docs here thrive on a rich diversity of outdoor and cultural opportunities. Forward your CV with cover letter, and have three letters of reference sent to John Yin by e-mail (, fax (608/262-5434) or regular mail: Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706-1607 USA.

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