Job:Post-doctoral Researcher (3-year) in Computational Biology and Medicine
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Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated junior-level postdoctoral researcher to join the Voice Research Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine at McGill University in Canada. This appointment is expected to begin in September 2018 (start date negotiable). It is a 3-year position with possibility of extension.

The Voice Research Laboratory focuses on advancing personalized medicine in laryngologythrough the development of numerical simulations, wearable devices, non-invasive diagnostics and tissue engineering products. More information can be found on:

The successful applicant will work on highly interdisciplinary research projects in computational biology and translational research. The primary duty of this position is to further develop existing agent-based models for vocal fold biomaterial design and tissue reconstruction. Additional training on wet lab skills, advance microscopy and tissue mechanics are available if the applicant is interested in. The ultimate goal is to develop a multiscale computing platform that will allow systematic investigation of how individual parameters of biomaterials affect the property and behavior of bioengineered vocal folds across microscopic (cell activity), mesoscopic (ECM microstructure) and macroscopic levels (tissue mechanics).

Desired Skills and Experience

A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in computational biology, biomedical engineering, or related quantitative scientific discipline is required by the time the appointment begins.

The applicant should have expertise and experience in multiscale computational modeling and analysis of biological systems. Skills in numerical simulations, e.g., development of agent-based models using C/C++ and/ or Matlab/Mathematica, experience in sensitivity analysis, model calibration and verification, as well as implementation of mathematical descriptions of physical biological processes are required. Applicants with advanced computational training as well as knowledge of cellular biology and tissue biomechanics are preferred.

Proven track record in peer-reviewed publications in related fields is expected. Qualified candidates should be highly self-motivated and possess the ability to work independently, as well as in a multidisciplinary collaborative environment. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written technical and scientific English communication skills are required.

The applicant will work closely with the team under direct supervision of Dr. Nicole Li-Jessen (Canada Research Chair) and with her dynamic team members from mechanical engineering, computer science and laryngology at McGill University and other institutions in Canada and the United States. The applicant will have the opportunity to work on advanced, challenging research projects, primarily through development of predictive multiscale models in the field of laryngeal scarring and tissue engineering. If interested, the applicant can also lead or participate in relevant projects available in the lab.

How to Apply

Candidates are encouraged to apply by May 31, 2018. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Please send the application to Dr. Nicole Li-Jessen <>

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research statement (1-page)
  • Three references with contact information
  • Publications if applicable

McGill University is one of the top research universities in Canada. McGill is ranked 32nd in the world (2018 QS World). Montreal, where McGill is located, ranks among the most livable cities in the world. Canada is the world’s most livable country according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.

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