Postdoc Research Positions in Modeling Influenza Infections

Location: University of Tennessee, Health Science Centre
Closing date: 25 April 2024
Campus: Smith Lab., Department of Pediatrics
Application Instructions: Please send a brief statement of research interests and CV to
Application Deadline: Review will continue until the positions are filled.

Postdoctoral research positions are available in the Department of Pediatrics and the Institute for the Study of Host-Pathogen Systems at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis, TN in the lab of Dr. Amber Smith. Postdocs will develop and analyze mathematical models of the immune response to influenza virus infections and coinfections. The Smith lab is a dual dry/wet laboratory and uniquely generates robust data sets to train and validate model predictions. Successful candidates will develop and analyze dynamical infection models, use parameter estimation to investigate experimental and clinical data, help design new experiments, and generate new hypotheses about infection biology.


  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, Physics, Engineering, or a related field
  • Prior experience in modeling viral infections, bacterial infections, and/or immune response dynamics
  • Experience with parameter estimation techniques and data-driven modeling
  • Proficient programming skills in Python and/or Matlab
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to work well in a fast paced, collaborative, medically focused research environment are also preferred.

Experience and willingness to work closely with experimental collaborators and design experiments is also highly desired. The position requires independent, career-focused, and creative individuals.

For more information or to apply, see this page.