Physiological Signal Modeling Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

The Departments of Anesthesiology and Mechanical Engineering of the University of Michigan are looking to hire a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to develop and test novel physiological network and forecasting systems. Our current work uses dynamic systems modeling techniques to study how the human body responds to various physiological stimuli. The postdoctoral fellow will work in an interdisciplinary environment with focus on the development and application of computational solutions to biomedical problems, involving signal processing of time series physiological data, data-driven and physiological-based models, and data mining. The position has the potential for long term professional employment.

To qualify for this 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship, the applicant must have received a Ph.D. degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematical discipline in the three years prior to the application date.


  1. Formulates experimental hypotheses leading to design and implementation of experimental protocols related to computational models.
  2. Develops necessary new technologies and protocols
  3. Develops and creates models from data sets collected by the medical collaborators.
  4. Collects, processes and interprets experimental data and model outputs.
  5. Trains, and in some instances supervises, graduate and undergraduate students.
  6. Collaborates with other scientists and computational staff on research projects and development of new approaches to existing research problems.
  7. Prepares research proposals, progress reports, and manuscripts for submission to scientific journals.
  8. Presents research methods and findings at appropriate scientific conferences.
  9. Completes other projects as needed.

Required qualifications:

Desired Knowledge:

Interested candidates should send a CV, cover letter summarizing their capabilities and interest, and the names and contact information for three professional references to Prof. Krishna Ramachandran and Prof. Dawn Tilbury Applications received by November 15 will receive full consideration, although the position will remain open until filled.
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