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Job Description: The Systems Biomedicine & Pharmaceutics Lab in the School of Chemical Engineering at Oklahoma State University is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow to (a) develop methods to accelerate and facilitate the construction and reuse of multiscale computational models and (b) create new multiscale models to improve physiological understanding of how local and systemic immune stimulants affect tissue damage with applications to inflammation and immunotherapies. Other duties include conducting computational modeling studies, preparing manuscripts and presentations, and writing codes and documentation for models to be disseminated as open source software projects.

The Systems Biomedicine & Pharmaceutics Lab at Oklahoma State University is directed by Dr. Ashlee N. Ford Versypt in the School of Chemical Engineering. Chemical, physical, and biological processes interact across multiple length and time scales and lead to consequences for human physiology, disease progression, and medical therapeutics. Multiscale systems engineering approaches allow for quantitative descriptions of interconnected processes, which aid understanding of the mechanisms for the links between the processes that cannot be decoupled easily in experiments. The Systems Biomedicine & Pharmaceutics Lab develops multiscale computational models and methods for building and solving those models to enhance understanding of the mechanisms governing tissue remodeling and damage as a result of diseases and infections and to simulate the treatment of those conditions to improve human health. The research is at the intersection of chemical engineering, computational science and engineering, applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, physiology, and pharmaceutical science. Current projects are supported by NIH R35 MIRA and NSF CAREER grants. See for lab website.    

Qualifications: The applicant should have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in engineering, mathematics, computational science, chemistry, or a biomedical science discipline or a closely related field with significant experience in computer programming (e.g., MATLAB or Python).  Experience in one or more of the following areas will be considered:  multiscale modeling, partial differential equations, numerical methods, heat and/or mass transport, agent-based modeling, pharmacokinetics, biophysics, biomechanics, machine learning, computational fluid dynamics, immunology.

The applicant should have strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.

The Postdoctoral Fellow is a full-time, benefits-eligible position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of extension based on performance and funding. 

Submit a single PDF file to [log in to unmask] containing – (i) a one-page cover letter, (ii) a curriculum vita, (iii) a statement of research interests and goals, and (iv) contact information of three references.   

Ashlee N. Ford Versypt, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Chemical Engineering, Oklahoma State University
Member, Harold Hamm Diabetes Center, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
420 Engineering North, OSU, Stillwater, OK 74078
Ph: 405-744-5280