We are looking for self-motivated graduate and undergraduate students, postdocs, and visiting scholars who are interested in developing and applying computational technologies, such as PBPK modeling, PopPK modeling, machine learning and artificial intelligence approaches to address research questions related to animal health, human health and environmental health.
Please contact Dr. Lin by email and provide a resume and a brief description of your major, research experience, interests, and long-term goals. Please also provide the days and times that you will be able to devote to the lab. In general, we prefer 2nd-3rd year students who can devote at least 3 days a week, 3 continuous hours per day.
- Job Description: Two graduate research assistantships are available for prospective PhD students in the Department of Environmental and Global Health at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. 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; and (2) integration of PBPK models with artificial intelligence (AI) methods to develop AI-assisted computational approaches to support decision-making in human, animal and environmental health.
- Requirements: A Bachelor degree in environmental health, biostatistics, epidemiology, toxicology, pharmacometrics, pharmacology, engineering, bioinformatics, or a related field is required. A Master’s degree in one of these areas and prior computer programming experience using software such as R, Python, MATLAB, acslX and Berkeley Madonna are preferred. Students are encouraged to visit our department’s Admission page for additional admission requirements (https://egh.phhp.ufl.edu/admissions/admission-requirements/).
- How to Apply: Please visit this page for a list of graduate degree programs in our department (https://egh.phhp.ufl.edu/education/degree-programs/). Students are recommended to apply for the PhD program in Public Health with Environmental Health concentration. Please visit this page (https://egh.phhp.ufl.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/) for information on application instructions and deadlines.
Dr. Lin is available to serve as Major Professor, Co-Major Professor, Advisor, PhD Dissertation Committee Member, and MS Thesis Committee Member. Please contact Dr. Lin to set up a meeting about availability to serve during current academic period.
Dr. Lin is affiliated with the following departments and centers:
- Department of Environmental and Global Health, College of Public Health and Health Professions (primary appointment)
- Department of Physiological Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine (joint appointment)
- Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy (joint appointment)
- Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology (where Dr. Lin’s Computational Laboratory locates)
- Center for Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology
- Job Description: Two Postdoc 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 and 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.
- Requirement: A PhD degree in environmental health, biostatistics, epidemiology, toxicology, pharmacometrics, pharmacology, engineering, bioinformatics, or a related field is required. Prior biostatistical analysis and pharmacokinetic modeling experience using software such as R, Python, MATLAB, Phoenix, MCSim, Monolix, acslX and Berkeley Madonna are preferred.
- How to apply: 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. Apply online at https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/522127/postdoctoral-associate-pbpk-modeling-and-artificial-intelligence-in-toxicology. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.
We welcome visiting students/scholars to work with us and co-publish our collaborative work. We are regretful that we do not have funds to pay for any living expenses and other associated costs. Typically, we provide support letters to help apply for funds. We have successfully hosted a few visiting students/scholars in the past. Please feel free to contact Dr. Lin if you are interested in joining us.