We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our biokinetics and
biosimulation team to advance chemical safety science using new human systems
biology based approaches. The candidate will become part of an exciting
interdisciplinary research program, where we apply an integrated computational
modeling approach to interpret the observed epidemiological associations
between the biomarkers of chemical exposure and human health effects.
Our models integrate a variety of factors that determine chemical disposition
in the body, including dynamic changes in human physiology, biology and
exposure characteristics occurring over a life-time. Incorporation of detailed
physiological information for various life stages into the modeling platform is
necessary to provide a quantitative evaluation of reported chemical-health
outcome associations. Our goal is to provide a scientifically sound tool to
assess the potential for effects of chemicals on human health.
As this position entails the development and application of kinetic and
statistical models that incorporate data from a variety of fields including
physiology, biology, pharmacokinetics, toxicology, and exposure
characterization to simulate chemical biomarkers in humans at the population
level, we are looking for a candidate who has strong background in biology and
experience with computational modeling, particularly with physiologically based
Experience and Skills
* The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. with a major in biology,
environmental toxicology, pharmacokinetics, toxicology, pharmacology,
bio-engineering, chemical engineering, or other related disciplines with a
rigorous foundation in applied and quantitative science.
* Familiarity with computational modeling including but not limited to PK,
PBPK, and QSAR will be an asset.
* Experience with at least one programming or scripting language is required
* Experience with computational modeling is preferred.
* Experience working with biological data from toxicity, metabolism, and
pharmacokinetic studies, both in vivo and in vitro (either computationally or
experimentally), is preferred.
* Strong communication skills and a willingness to collaborate is a must.
SciMetrika/ScitoVation is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Protected Veterans
and an Equal Opportunity Employer of Individuals with Disabilities.
Contact: Miyoung Yoon, Ph.D.
Director of Biokinetics and Biosimulations