Postdoctoral Associate positions- PBPK Modeling and Artificial Intelligence in Toxicology (84202)

University of Florida (Gainesville)

United States

November 7, 2021


Job Description

Two positions are available in the department of Environmental and Global Health at the University of Florida to develop and apply physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) models and artificial intelligence (AI) methods to toxicology and risk assessment in the laboratory of Zhoumeng Lin, Ph.D., Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology, Center for Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology.

Research projects for these positions include: (1) development of physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) models of drugs, environmental chemicals, and nanoparticles for applications in nanomedicine, animal-derived food safety, and human health risk assessment; (2) collection and meta- analysis of pharmacokinetic and tissue distribution data of nanoparticles in healthy and tumor-bearing animals using machine learning and AI approaches; and (3) integration of PBPK models with AI methods to develop AI-assisted computational approaches to support decision-making in human, animal and environmental health.

Job Qualifications

Minimum Requirements: A PhD degree in environmental health, biostatistics, epidemiology, toxicology, pharmacometrics, pharmacology, engineering, bioinformatics, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications: Prior biostatistical analysis and pharmacokinetic modeling experience using software such as R, Python, MATLAB, Phoenix, MCSim, Monolix, acslX and Berkeley Madonna.


Full time Postdoctoral Associates, (1.0 FTE), earn a salary in the range of $53,760-$65,292 annually depending on experience in conjunction with NIH salary guidelines and are eligible for insurance and 5 hours of personal leave biweekly.

Candidates should attach a statement of short-term and long-term research and career goals, a current CV, and three professional references with your online application. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Positions are available beginning in October 2021 but the start date is flexible.

The final candidates will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at https:// www.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

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