Postdoctoral Position

We have an opening for a talented and highly motivated postdoctoral fellow who wishes to work on exciting  research problems that are  both computationally challenging and biologically  important.

Our research group works within the fields of computational systems medicine, computational systems biology, mathematical biology and bioinformatics. We focus on the design and software development of mathematical algorithms for the modeling, simulation and control of biological networks, making use of high throughput sequencing and pharmacological data.

The postdoctoral fellow will be working on the development of algorithms and software  tools for the analysis and targeted control of signal transduction networks geared towards the identification and prioritization of combinatorial network interventions.

Qualifications: Ideal candidate should have a PhD degree in mathematics, computer science, computational biology or bioinformatics. A strong computational background is required (background in graph and network algorithms, search algorithms is especially beneficial, as is substantial programming experience, preferentially Java or Phyton). For exceptional computational candidates, it is not essential to have extensive knowledge of biology up front. Previous experience programming in Cytoscape or experience in molecular biology would be a plus.

Starting date: July 15, 2016 or later

How to apply: Send the following materials to veralicona at

1. A current CV with research background and publications list,

2. A 1-2 page research statement with the specific areas you want to work on, how they fit with our group, and how they build upon your previous work

  1. 3.Two recommendation letters from your previous research supervisors and collaborators to be sent directly to veralicona at

Unsolicited Applications

We always welcome applications from skilled and motivated people for PhD positions.  New positions become available at irregular intervals.

When contacting us send us your CV (plus references whom we can contact). Moreover, write a few paragraphs about your research interests and why you want to join our group. Consult our publication list to get an impression of our current research interests. The work done in our group requires a certain set of skills (e.g. programming, computational biology, mathematical modeling). We do not expect that everyone who comes to work with us has already acquired all the skills necessary for our work, but we need to be able to judge whether you are willing and capable of acquiring new skills in areas where you do not have them yet. Therefore describe briefly where your skills are, and where you want to improve.

Send Dr. Vera-Licona an e-mail (veralicona_at_uchc_dot_edu), in which you include whatever information needed to see that you are a serious and interesting candidate.

* UConn Health is an affirmative action employer in addition to an EEO and M/F/V/PwD employer.