University of Saskatchewan, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: 1475-CBPD [#13725]
Position Title: Computational Biology Postdoc
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N5E6, Canada [map]
Subject Area: Computational Biology
Application Deadline: 2019/09/08help popup finished (2019/03/08, finished 2020/03/15, listed until 2019/09/08)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology (Computational Biology)

Open Date: 07/01/2019

Come be a postdoc in an exciting and growing multidisciplinary research group of mathematicians, physicists, engineers, and biologists in the Benson Cryobiology Laboratory in the Department of Biology at the University of Saskatchewan. 

To build on existing projects in the lab, we are seeking a postdoctoral fellow in computational biology with an emphasis in agent based mathematical modeling of complex tissues. These models will combine models of individual cell responses to cryopreservation processes (heat and mass transport, accumulation of toxicity, ice formation, etc) with intercellular mechanics models to capture and optimize damage mechanisms in tissues and organs. These models will be tested directly in the lab using cutting edge experimental tools. 

Tight interaction is expected among all lab members to inform models, test hypotheses, and test predicted optimal protocols both in silico and in vitro. In fact, all lab members are trained in both benchtop lab work and computer modeling. 

Multiple collaborative opportunities exist both within the lab and on campus using innovative experimental and computational tools, and with worldwide collaborators trying to successfully cryopreserve a number of clinically relevant tissues and organs for medical and agricultural applications. Many opportunities to publish and present work in high impact national and international settings will be available. 

We seek a Postdoctoral Fellow for a two year term starting as soon as possible, but start times for promising candidates can be delayed to the summer. No teaching duties are expected, but teaching opportunities can be arranged if desired. Extensions for additional years are possible upon satisfactory review. 

1) Completed a Ph.D. within the last five years in a computationally intensive discipline.  
2) Strong C++ skills.
3) A strong background in biophysics, agent based modeling, or computational biology. 

For postdoctoral fellows will depend on qualifications and experience starting at $55,000/year. 

Additional Application Instructions: 

Application material for the position should be submitted online through (  It should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, the AMS Standard Cover Sheet, and at least three letters of reference submitted directly by the writers, one of which should include detailed comments on the abilities of the applicant. 

Review of applications is ongoing but will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. 

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Collaborative Science Research Building, Room 320.2
112 Science Place
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK
Canada, S7N 5E2

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