Postdoctoral Scientist (Fellowship in Computational Medicine)

We are seeking recent Ph.D. graduates to join a postdoctoral fellowship program developing computational biology approaches for lung diseases. The fellowship program is jointly advised by faculty at the Institute for Computational Medicine (ICM) at Johns Hopkins University and by researchers at the United Therapeutics Corporation Computational Lab for In Silico Molecular Biology. This unique opportunity will allow postdoctoral fellows to gain industry and academic research experience working on pharmaceutical R&D projects.

Successful candidates will have an interest in improving computational modeling of biological systems. We are using multiscale mechanistic modeling to study the normal function and pathophysiology of the lung at scales ranging from organ level down to cellular and molecular level. With mentorship from Johns Hopkins and United Therapeutics, projects for postdoctoral fellows will involve applying a wide range of techniques to formulate computational models based on experimental data. These models will be used to understand the key drivers that govern system behavior and to explore potential therapeutic approaches.

The fellowship provides an annual salary of $60,000 with full healthcare benefits. Postdoctoral scientists will be employees of Johns Hopkins University.

Applicants are not required to be United States citizens.



  • Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, computational biology, or related field of study
  • Highly motivated, collaborative researcher with a strong publication record
  • Expertise in techniques for mathematical modeling of biological systems, including ODE/PDE-based, stochastic, and/or rule-based methods


ICM Faculty:

Joel Bader
Director, Institute for Computational Medicine
Raj and Neera Singh Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering

Feilim Mac Gabhann
Associate Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering


How to apply:

  • Cover letter including a) description of suitability of this position and b) career goals including and following the postdoctoral position
  • CV including publications, presentations, and other relevant experience
  • List of referees, with contact info and description of their relationship to the applicant

Applicants should apply online at


Application deadline: 

There is a rolling deadline for applications.


Johns Hopkins University and United Therapeutics Corporation are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers of Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities and encourage applications from these and other protected group members.

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