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Multiple computational positions available to study the dynamics of the immune response to influenza, from B cells to populations

The Cobey Lab is currently seeking computational postdoctoral researchers to study the evolution of B cells, the development of protective antibody responses to influenza, the antigenic evolution of influenza viruses, vaccination, and how they all fit together. Postdoctoral researchers will work closely with our collaborators in immunology, virology, and epidemiology in developing statistical models to investigate these dynamics. There are several projects available and many opportunities to develop new methods and theory. The projects span molecular evolution to statistical ecology.

Successful applicants will have strong quantitative skills and an established record of productive research. They will have a PhD in a relevant field (e.g., applied math, computer science, ecology and evolution, epidemiology, physics, statistics) or will be on track to obtain one before joining the lab. They must have strong written and oral communication skills and a demonstrated ability to get things done while being reliable and constructive team members.

Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please email a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, and two or three relevant publications/preprints to Sarah Cobey at In the cover letter, please describe the problems that interest you. Application review will begin August 22, 2019, and continue until the positions are filled.

*An ad for a similar position will soon be posted for individuals who would prefer to work as a research scientist/programmer, i.e., with a longer-term arrangement in mind. This position will potentially be open to non-PhD-holders with very strong backgrounds. Please see the lab's website for more details.

University of Chicago
United States
Closing date
August 22nd, 2019
Posted on
July 18th, 2019 17:45
Last updated
July 18th, 2019 17:45