Strength Through Diversity
Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.
- A postdoctoral position is now available in the Luksza laboratory at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The research of the lab is focused on the studying the dynamics of evolution of cancer and pathogens, like influenza virus, and their interactions with the immune system. We develop computational approaches using methods from machine learning, information theory and biophysics to understand patterns in genomic and phenotypic data.
We are looking for candidates with strong computational background and interests in biological systems and biological data analysis. The goal of the postdoctoral project will be to provide rationalized strategies for universal vaccine selection and design. The research will involve large-scale, computational analysis of sequence and antigenic datasets across influenza virus lineages. The insights from the analysis will be incorporated into predictive models for evolution and immune escape of the virus. The project will be conducted in a close collaboration with experimental laboratories of Florian Krammer and Viviana Simon from the Microbiology department at Mount Sinai.
- Perform independent research in the above-mentioned topic areas.
- Collaborate with researchers and other members in interpretation of data.
- Participate in the preparation of manuscripts and presentations.
- Ph.D (BS and MS will also be considered) in computer science, physics, mathematics, computational biology, bioinformatics or other quantitative discipline
- Programming and software development skills in (eg. Python, R, Java or C++)
- Experience with developing and implementing algorithms in software packages is a plus
- Team oriented with abilities to think creatively and work independently