Postdoctoral Opportunity for a Mathematical Modeler interested in Improving Antibiotic Dosing

Project Description

Applications from PhD or other doctoral-level degree holders are welcomed for a full-time position funded by an award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The project aims to develop mathematical models to predict optimal antibiotic treatment strategies based on the molecular mechanisms of antibiotic action. The funded activities include the application and extension of a newly developed mathematical modeling framework for predicting antibiotic effects from chemical kinetic parameters and the analysis of data from microbiological experiments and clinical data.
The successful candidate will work collaboratively with other faculty, scientists, and post-docs in our multi-disciplinary group to enhance our research activities in the area of modeling and simulation of antibiotic treatment. Other disciplines represented in our group include biochemistry, theoretical biology, microbiology, epidemiology, clinical medicine, health economics, decision science and operations research.
There are opportunities for career development, travel, speaking, and authorship of research manuscripts arising from this work. We are eager to speak with candidates that are passionate about applying their experience in mathematical modeling in biology, chemistry, pharmacology or medicine and their scientific computing skills to help address an urgent public health problem.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Doctoral degree in (Bio-)Chemistry, Systems Biology, Theoretical Biology, Pharmacology, Computer Science, Computational Biology, Biostatistics, Applied Mathematics or related disciplines.
  • Experience in mathematical modeling in biology or medicine and solid understanding of biological processes
  • Experience in analyzing biological or clinical data
  • Experience in programming in R and preferentially C required, experience in parallel and distributed computing, and using High Performance Computing clusters is advantageous
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

Benefit and Compensation Information

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.
To apply:

Please submit a cover letter along with an updated resume/CV with contact information for 3 professional references and apply online at:

For any additional information, please visit and contact:

Dr. Ted Cohen
Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases
Yale School of Public Health


Dr. Pia Abel zur Wiesch
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases
Yale School of Public Health

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities and protected veterans.