Post-Doctoral position in the Wilson lab at the University of Tennessee (Regular Full-time)
The Wilson lab (http://volweb.utk.edu/~dwilso81/) in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee has one open postdoctoral position. Our group works on the use and development of model reduction in computational systems biology with the ultimate goal of developing better medical treatments than those that are currently available. Theoretical neuroscience, cardiac electrophysiology, optimal control strategies, spontaneous synchronization, and chaotic dynamics are all areas of interest. Potential projects include (but are not limited to):
* The development of open-loop electrical stimulation techniques for the elimination of cardiological arrhythmias that ultimately result in cardiac arrest. Realistic models of cardiac electrophysiology will be considered in two- and three-dimensional domains with simulations carried out in the CUDA parallel computing platform.
* The investigation of pre-treatment strategies for jet-lag and other causes of circadian misalignment. With a detailed understanding of the human body's master pacemaker (the suprachiasmatic nucleus) in an appropriate coordinate system, preliminary results indicate novel pretreatment strategies for rapid circadian recovery due to transcontinental travel. These treatments could be much more convenient and effective than currently proposed strategies for rapid recovery from jet lag.
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