Opening: Post-doctoral Research Associate

Post-doctoral Research Associate
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Chemical and Biological Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Yin Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison ( has an immediate opening at the postdoctoral level to pursue projects in computational biology at the interface between mechanistic modeling and machine learning. NIH and NSF funded projects span diverse application areas that include bio-electronic medicine (lower urinary tract dynamics and control), multi-scale modeling (molecular-to-cellular, tissue-to-organ), and virus-cell interactions and dynamics (including coronavirus). The position also provides opportunity to train for careers in inclusive teaching and research mentoring ( Members of historically underrepresented groups in science and engineering are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have earned a Ph.D. in engineering, statistics, mathematics, biophysical science, or a related field. Strong analytical, quantitative, and programming skills, as well as proficiency in machine learning, are essential. Further requirements include: ability to effectively collaborate, work independently, meet deadlines, initiate and complete tasks without close supervision, and conduct independent analyses of qualitative and quantitative data.

Earliest Start Date: July 1, 2021 Percent Time: 100% Salary: NIH post-doctoral level (at least $ 53,760)

To Apply: send by email (subject: post-doc opening) a CV and cover letter with contact info for 3 references to

Welcome Oluleye Hezekiah Babatunde!

Hezekiah BabatundeOur new postdoc, Dr. Babatunde, comes to use by way of Nigeria and Australia. He studies quantitative modeling and analysis of chemical and biological systems generally, and specifically looks at development of mathematical methods for advancement of mechanistic and system-level understanding of virus and host processes during virus infections using established and culture systems, mathematical modeling and quantitative imaging of infection spread.

Congratulations Ashley Baltes, Ph.D.!

Ashley Baltes successfully defended her dissertation The development and optimization of quantitative fluorescent reporters to visualize real-time kinetics of virus-host interactions.
She will remain with the lab for the summer of 2016 and then move to Seattle to pursue a career. Congratulations and best wishes to Ashley in her future endeavors!

John Yin explores systems chemistry and origins of life

John Yin has been working for years on characterizing virus growth and infection spread with computational models, studying antiviral cellular defense, and battling viruses with new strategies. His leadership in chemical engineering and virology as well as in WID’s Systems Biology theme has made him a prolific researcher. But starting now, Yin is ready to open a new chapter, one that has been on his mind since the beginning of his career: the Origins of Life.
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