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Studentships

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  • PhD: T cell-mediated immune regulation, Imperial, UK
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 16 - April 20, 2016

      We have an opening for 4-year PhD studentship for a UK/EU student (3-year residency rule applies).

      To reveal the mechanism of T cell-mediated immune regulation using molecular and systems approaches
      Supervisors: Masahiro Ono (Life Sciences) and Reiko Tanaka (Bioengineering), Imperial College London

      This project will investigate dynamic mechanisms of T cell-mediated immune regulation using molecular and systems approaches. We are especially interested in how the T cell regulation mechanism develops or evolves during development and ageing. T cells are conventionally classified into regulatory (suppressive) T cells and memory T cells. It is, however, obscure how these cells develop and exhibit their functions in vivo, and such dynamic activities can be measured only by appropriately combining new molecular tools and mathematical modelling.

      During this 4-year BBSRC funded project, we aim to reveal positive and negative feedback mechanisms of the T cell system, using a combination of our newly developed transgenic technology that measures the time-dependent dynamics of T cells in vivo and computational/mathematical modelling and simulation.

      Reference: http://www.nature.com/icb/journal/v94/n1/full/icb201565a.html

      Closing date: 29 April 2016
      Initial applications should include a full CV, names and addresses and contact details of two academic referees, a personal statement (500 words max) and a covering letter.
      Contact: Masahiro Ono (m.ono@imperial.ac.uk); Reiko Tanaka (r.tanaka@imperial.ac.uk)

  • PhD: Modelling visuomotor coordination..., Exeter, UK
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 16 - April 20, 2016

      I have an open PhD Positions in my group at the University of Exeter. I am looking for PhD students with quantitative background (mathematics, physics, computer science or engineering) who are interested in applying their skills in solving biomedical and/or healthcare problems.

      Carlota Palmer Studentships:

      2. Modelling visuomotor coordination in People with Parkinson's Disease

      For further details and how to apply see:
      http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/?id=2159

      Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding these positions.

      Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova

      ALTEREGO - Enhancing Social Interaction with an AlterEgo artificial agent http://www.euromov.eu/alterego/homepage

  • PhD: Math Modeling in Animal/Vet. Science, U. of Newcastle, UK
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 13 - March 30, 2016

      PhD studentship: Mathematical modeling in Animal/Veterinary Science, University of Newcastle, UK

      School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, University of Newcastle
      Funding per year: £16,557 (with Industrial Enhancement) + tuition fees
      Start and duration: 1 October 2016 for 4 years
      Closing date for applications: 14 May 2016
      Sponsors: BBSRC, KTN, AB Vista

      This project will use a range of mathematical and statistical modeling techniques to predict the digestion and metabolism of two macro-minerals essential in livestock feeding: Calcium and Phosphorus. The ultimate goal is to incorporate the model into a user-targeted tool. The project has both theoretical and applied training components and focuses on learning quantitative skills as well as the relevant context of nutrition and metabolism, offering a practical perspective of modeling and opportunities for gaining research experience linked to the agri-food industry.

      For further details see:
      http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/sources/ukeustudents/ag029.html or contact Professor Ilias Kyriazakis at ilias.kyriazakis@newcastle.ac.uk

  • PhD Position: Mathematical Ecology, Osnabrück Univ, Germany
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 12 - March 23, 2016

      PhD Position: Mathematical Ecology, Osnabrück Univ, Germany

      A PhD scholarship is available at Osnabrück University (Germany) for work on a project in mathematical ecology. The project aims to combine mathematical models of resource exploitation (e.g. harvesting, grazing, fisheries) with ideas from human decision making and behavioral complexity in the face of uncertainty and/or impending regime shifts.

      The scholarship is part of start-up funding for a nucleus of a Research Training Group at the interface of ecological and socio-economic systems. The position is available for three years and should be started between June and October 2016. The yearly gross salary is from approx. EUR 21,500-31,000 depending on experience. More details are available at http://www.uni-osnabrueck.de/universitaet/arbeiten_an_der_universitaet/stellenausschreibung/33_iusf_phd_student.html

      For further information and inquiries, please contact Prof. Frank Hilker (frank.hilker@uni-osnabrueck.de).

      Closing date for applications: 24th March, 2016.

  • NCI Graduate Student Recruiting Program
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 11 - March 16, 2016

      Dear Colleagues,

      The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is actively seeking Ph.D. students to participate in the NCI Graduate Student Recruiting Program, to be held June22-24 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bethesda, Maryland campus.

      The deadline to submit applications is April, 4th 2016 and the online application can be found at: https://nci-gsrp.cancer.gov/. Selected candidates will spend two days discussing their research through poster sessions, meeting current trainees at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and learning about the research at NCI. The NCI-GSRP will support all travel costs for invited applicants to attend the event.

      The NCI is committed to excellence in science and to fostering diversity and inclusion. The purpose of this event is to invite qualified individuals to get acquainted with the science and resources at the National Cancer Institute and interview with our Principal Investigators seeking to

  • PhD/PostDoc positions at Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 09 - March 2, 2016

      Simula Research Lab, Norway, has opening for 1 Doctoral position and 1 Postdoctoral position for a term of up to 3 years each. The positions are available within the project "Function-driven Data Learning in High Dimension (FunDaHD)" funded by the Research Council of Norway. Applicants should hold a degree in mathematics or related areas with a strong background in numerics, optimization, analysis, approximation theory, or probability theory. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2016.

      Enquiries regarding the position and the applications should be directed to Dr. Valeriya Naumova (Valeriya@simula.no). More details about the positions are available here: https://www.simula.no/about/available-jobs "

  • PhD Positions: Quantitative Biol. & Medical Genetics, McGill U Quantitative Biology and Medical Genetics for the World
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 09 - March 2, 2016

      Program Announcement

      The "Quantitative Biology and Medical Genetics for the World" program at McGill is offering a number of prestigious Queen Elizabeth II scholarships for Commonwealth citizens to pursue a PhD at McGill University.

      The Program The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (QEII) program is a new program established by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada to create a community of leading Canadian and Commonwealth scholars. For background see: http://www.univcan.ca/programs-services/international-programs/canadian-queen-elizabeth-ii-diamond-jubilee-scholarships/

      "Quantitative Biology and Medical Genetics for the World" at McGill is supported by the QEII program and coordinated by the McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre (MUGQIC), one of Canada's leading institutions for genome research. The goal is to provide interdisciplinary training at a PhD level interfacing between high-throughput biology and quantitative sciences. While applicants can be from any Commonwealth country, we will favour students with nationality from countries where similar training opportunities are not readily available. PhD students are admitted for studies at McGill commencing in January and September of each year.

      Applications are presently open for an anticipated start date in September 2016. For the Department of Human Genetics, the deadline for applications for this start date is March 31, 2016.

      More information can be found at:
      http://static1.squarespace.com/static/552e9d8be4b0e53cd8f7e76f/t/56d45c4cf699bb6f0beeb703/1456757837027/qe2_incoming_mcgill.pdf

  • PhD Studentship: Quantum Biology, University of Surrey, UK
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 07 - February 17, 2016

      Title
      Memory effects in quantum biology: A mechanism for delaying quantum decoherence in cells?

      Project A 3-year PhD studentship is available at the University of Surrey in the emerging field of Quantum Biology. The studentship is part of an exciting interdisciplinary collaboration between the Department of Microbial Sciences and the Department of Physics of the University of Surrey.

      Quantum effects and biological systems seem to be at odds with each other. Quantum effects are typically confined to very specific experimental conditions characterized by low temperatures and little interaction with the environment. In contrast biological systems are naturally warm, and strongly coupled with their own environment. However, it has recently emerged that quantum phenomena may be at the bases of a number of biological processes, such as photosynthesis, avian magnetoreception, and tunnelling processes in enzyme catalysis (see [1] for a review). In these systems, quantum coherence and entanglement are expected to be sustained for long times. Evidence has been collected that this is indeed the case for instance in photosynthesis [2].

      The aim of the project is to identify theoretically mechanisms that contribute to sustain long-lived quantum coherence in biological systems. In particular the student will test the hypothesis that the specific cellular environment might produce fluctuations (noise) with memory effects capable of increasing decoherence times [3]. Different types of noise will be analysed both analytically and numerically by using the theory of open quantum systems [4]. Decoherence times will be estimated in different scenarios, and the relevance of memory in sustaining coherence in the cell assessed.

      The project is supervised by Dr Andrea Rocco (University of Surrey, Microbial Sciences Department) and co-supervised by Prof Johnjoe McFadden (University of Surrey, Microbial Sciences Department) and Prof Jim Al-Khalili (University of Surrey, Department of Physics).

      Informal enquiries about the project can be addressed by email to Dr Andrea Rocco (a.rocco@surrey.ac.uk).

      Funding
      This is a three-year full-time studentship, co-funded by the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (FHMS) and the Faculty of Engineering and Physical and Sciences (FEPS) of the University of Surrey. The studentship is available to Home/EU students, and covers a stipend of £14,057 per annum and Tuition Fees of £4,050 per annum.

      Eligibility
      Interested candidates should apply through the university website (http://www.surrey.ac.uk/postgraduate/microbial-and-cellular-sciences-phd). Applicants should have (or expected to obtain) a MSc degree or a first class undergraduate degree in Physics or Mathematics, with solid knowledge of quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics. Even though previous knowledge in Biology is not required, a keen interest in the biological aspects of the project is desirable.

      References
      [1] J. Al-Khalili and J. McFadden, Life on the edge: The coming of age of quantum biology, Bantam Press (2014).
      [2] G. Panitchayangkoon et al., Long-lived quantum coherence in photosynthetic complexes at physiological temperature, PNAS 107, 12766-12770 (2010).
      [3] A.W.Chin, S.F. Huelga and M.B. Plenio, Coherence and decoherence in biological systems: principles of noise-assisted transport and the origin of long-lived coherences, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 370, 3638-3657 (2012).
      [4] W.T. Strunz, Decoherence in Quantum Physics, in "Coherent Evolution in Noisy Environments", Eds. A. Buchleitner and K. Hornberger, Lecture Notes in Physics 611 (2002), chapter 5.

  • PhD Position: Modelling Gait in People with Parkinson's Disease, Exeter
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 05 - February 3, 2016

      Based within the EPSRC Centre for Predictive Modelling in Healthcare, a £2M initiative bringing together mathematicians, statisticians and clinicians, you will work on a project aiming to develop a data-driven mathematical modeling framework in order to study gait impairments in patients with Parkinson's under the supervision of Prof Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova.

      To Apply: Candidates with strong quantitative training (e.g. a BSc or MSc in Physics, Mathematics, Computational Neuroscience, Computer Science, or Engineering) and evidence of scientific achievement are invited to apply. Knowledge of biomechanics and/or neuroscience is a plus. Please apply using the following link:

      http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/?id=2057

  • PhD Scholarship: Developing stochastic math..., Univ of Bath
    • SMB Digest Vol 17, Issue 04 - January 27, 2016

      Fully funded 3.5 year PhD Scholarship: Developing stochastic mathematical frameworks for modelling cell migration. With Christian Yates - University of Bath (UK)

      Randomness at the cellular level can lead to interesting and counter-intuitive phenomena. However, it is only recently that the simulation of reaction-diffusion models incorporating randomness has become a popular way to investigate biological processes at the cell scale. Such models provide realism at the cost of significant computational resources. Modelling at the cell scale requires modelling frameworks to run as efficiently as possible which necessitates the development of new mathematical techniques. For example, hybrid (mixed) representations which combine the best features of existing schemes or efficient simulation algorithms which ensure feasible simulation times for complex biological models.

      Throughout the project the candidate will attempt to answer questions in Developmental Biology by creating novel mathematical modelling methodologies which allow for both detailed realistic representation and efficient simulation. In each case my experimental collaborators will provide the data required to parameterise and validate the models or perform experiments to investigate model-generated predictions. The methodologies will be developed in sufficient generality that they can be applied to a wide range of reaction-diffusion systems across the sciences.

      This project will focus on the development of efficient spatially extended modelling frameworks for the representation of cell migration and more general reaction-diffusion processes. The models themselves will incorporate some or all of the flowing experimentally-motivated facets: domain growth, volume exclusion, diffusion, proliferation, chemotaxis, cell-cell signalling. These sophisticated models will be efficient enough to incorporate detailed biological information, provided through a long-standing experimental collaboration, on a range of biological mechanisms which contribute to the overall migration. This will allow investigate a wider range of complex biological of scenarios.

      The mathematical tools that will be used will be diverse and range from on/off lattice individual-based models to partial differential equations and probability theory. An idea candidate will have a strong background in applied mathematics with some experience of probability and an interest in biological problems.

      This research will provide significant insight into the behaviour of neural crest cells and the diseases associated with migration failure. A better understanding of the developmental origins of neural crest cell disorders will benefit both our clinical understanding of the diseases and the advancement of diagnostic and therapeutic strategies.

      For more information and how to apply see:
      http://master.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=69479

      For enquiries please email post graduate admissions: pg-maths@maths.bath.ac.uk

  • PhD Positions: biomedical/healthcare, Univ of Exeter
    • SMB Digest Vol 17, Issue 04 - January 27, 2016

      I have two open PhD Positions in my group at the University of Exeter. I am looking for PhD students with quantitative background (mathematics, physics, computer science or engineering) who are interested in applying their skills in solving biomedical and/or healthcare problems.

      Carlota Palmer Studentships:

      1. Spatio-temporal dynamics of insulitis in human type 1 diabetes

      For further details and how to apply see:
      http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/index.php?id=2115

      2. Modelling visuomotor coordination in People with Parkinson's Disease

      For further details and how to apply see:
      http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/?id=2122

      Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding these positions.

      Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova
      Professor of Mathematics for Healthcare
      College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
      University of Exeter
      Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QF, UK
      tel: +44 (0) 1392 723615
      email: k.tsaneva-atanasova@exeter.ac.uk
      web: http://emps.exeter.ac.uk/mathematics/staff/kt298

Postdoctoral positions

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  • Postdoc: Computational Biology, Ryerson University, Canada
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 17 - April 27, 2016

      A postdoctoral position is available in Computational Biology in the Department of Mathematics, Ryerson University (http://www.math.ryerson.ca). The research will be led jointly by Dr. Silvana Ilie and Dr. Katrin Rohlf. This position provides an opportunity to engage in research in Applied Mathematics, with a limited amount of teaching. The salary is competitive, with funding provided for one year.

      We are seeking qualified and motivated applicants in Applied Mathematics, to work on interdisciplinary projects aimed at developing stochastic modelling and simulation tools for studying biological systems. The ideal candidate would have a strong background in Applied Mathematics (Numerical Analysis and Probability) and/or Computer Science. Strong programming skills in Matlab are mandatory. In addition, experience with dynamical systems (ODEs and PDEs) is expected. Knowledge of biological/chemical reaction modeling and stochastic simulation (temporal and spatio-temporal) is considered an asset.

      The fellowship is open to candidates of any nationality and selection will be based upon the candidate's research potential and teaching ability. Ideally the job will begin on September 1, 2016, however there is some flexibility in the starting date.

      The screening process will start on May 19, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Please note the position is advertised pending budgetary approval. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation. At least one of these letters should report on the candidate's teaching abilities. Application material and reference letters should be sent directly by e-mail to compbio@ryerson.ca

      We appreciate all replies to this advertisement, but only applicants under consideration will be contacted. Ryerson University has an Employment Equity Program and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and women.

  • Postdoc: Mathematical Immunology, Imperial College London, UK
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 17 - April 27, 2016

      I am looking for a postdoc with an interest in Mathematical Immunology to join my team. The attached job ad, job description and application form can be found at http://www.imperial.ac.uk/job-applicants/ with the following reference: HM2016080. The closing date for applications is 8th May, the start date for the post is flexible.

  • Postdocs: Epigenomics & Multi-scale Modelling, U. North Dakota, USA
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 17 - April 27, 2016

      The Rhen Lab seeks two highly motivated postdocs. Our overarching goal is to understand mechanisms underlying organism-environment interactions and genotype-environment interactions, which are ubiquitous in nature. Such interactions have implications for problems as diverse as predicting the impact of climate change on individual species and understanding individual differences in susceptibility to environmental causes of disease.

      Postdoctoral Fellow in Epigenomics -- This position focuses on epigenetic regulation of genes required for testis and ovary development in a species with temperature-dependent sex determination. The successful candidate will conduct and analyze ChIP-qPCR and ChIP-Seq studies. Proficiency with standard bioinformatics methods is required. Prior experience with genome assembly, annotation, or genome-wide ChIP analysis is preferred. Excellent opportunity for individuals with bioinformatics training to expand their understanding of biology and develop practical expertise with wet lab techniques.

      Postdoctoral Fellow in Multi-scale Modeling -- This position focuses on development of multi-scale models to link "inside-the-skin" biological systems with "outside-the-skin" environmental factors. The successful candidate will develop multi-scale models that integrate genetic, epigenetic, and gene expression data for temperature-dependent sex determination with data on the spatial and temporal pattern of variation in temperature across North America. Expertise in computational and/or mathematical modeling is required. Familiarity with multi-scale modeling is preferred. Excellent chance for individuals with quantitative background to enter the life sciences.

      Interested candidates should send their CV, a letter that describes their scientific interests and research experience, and the names of three references to Dr. Turk Rhen at turk.rhen@und.edu.

  • Postdoc: 2016 Complex Systems Postdoctoral Fellowship
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 16 - April 20, 2016

      The James S. McDonnell Foundation (JSMF) has posted updated guidelines for the 2016 Postdoctoral Fellowship Award program in Studying Complex Systems.

      *The Fellowship*
      -The JSMF Fellowship is designed to provide students with an opportunity to seek potential postdoctoral research opportunities on the basis of the student's interest and desire to obtain additional skills and experience that will further their pursuit of careers in complex systems science. Award details
      -200,000 USD to be expended in 2-3 years
      -JSMF could support up to 10 Fellowships each year

      *Eligibility* -This fellowship is intended for Ph.D. students with theoretical and/or experimental training in Complex Systems Science that anticipate completing their graduate training in late 2016 or in 2017.
      -Applicants should not have already identified a postdoctoral position and a postdoctoral research mentor.
      -Candidates from any country are eligible to apply.
      -JSMF Fellowships can only be used to support postdoctoral training at a qualified institution.

      *Deadline*
      -Applications and letters of support will be accepted online beginning May 1, 2016.
      -The deadline to submit all application materials is June 30, 2016, 15:59 CDT (20:59 UTC).

      For complete program details and application guidelines visit: https://goo.gl/Qokvf7 or www.jsmf.org/apply/fellowship.

  • Postdoc/PhD: Modeling Infectious Diseases, Zurich, Switzerland
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 16 - April 20, 2016

      We are looking for a highly motivated Postdoc or PhD-Student interested in the Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Disease transmission. The project combines mathematical modeling with molecular epidemiology approaches and clinical data in order to investigate epidemiological trends and prevention strategies in HIV/HCV. Accordingly, the candidate should have in addition to a strong mathematical background, skills to deal with complex and diverse data, and a strong interest in infectious-disease epidemiology.

      The Project will be carried out in the context of the Swiss HIV Cohort Study (SHCS) and the Zurich Primary HIV Infection Study (ZPHI). Those studies are the ideal setting for these projects as they are highly representative for the HIV population in Switzerland and combine sequence and clinical data of extraordinary quality. The student/postdoc will work on a range of specified research projects, but will be also highly encouraged and expected to develop and investigate his own research questions. In case of a PhD-student, the PhD will take place within the PhD-Program Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the Life Science Zurich Graduate School (run jointly by the University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich).

      Research will be conducted at the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University Hospital of Zurich; University of Zurich (supervision: Roger Kouyos, http://www.virology.uzh.ch/aboutus/personend/forschungd/gkouyosd.html, http://www.en.infektiologie.usz.ch/research/research_groups/pages/roger-kouyos.aspx). The Division of Infectious Diseases provides a highly interdisciplinary and translational research environment with links both to clinical practice and basic science. Moreover, we are strongly interconnected with a variety of other research institutes in Zurich and beyond. In particular, we maintain strong collaborations with the Institute of Medical Virology at the University of Zurich, and the Institutes of Theoretical Biology and Computational Biology at the ETH Zurich.

      Applicants should send a cover letter, a detailed CV, and contact information for two or three academic references to: roger.kouyos@uzh.ch.

  • Postdoc: Dynamic Modelling in Systems Biology, Netherlands
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematical Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa FL
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 14 - April 6, 2016

      Applications are sought for the position of post-doctoral research fellow to work under the supervision of Dr. Heiko Enderling on inter-disciplinary research projects on quantitative personalized medicine, with focus on cancer radiotherapy and immunotherapy. We seek a talented individual with a PhD and background in applied mathematics, physics or a computational discipline to work in the unique research environment of the Integrated Mathematical Oncology (IMO) department at Moffitt Cancer Center on the University of South Florida campus. IMO integrates mathematicians, computer scientists, and physicists together with imaging specialists as well as clinical and experimental oncologists to develop novel approaches for the understanding, treatment and prevention of cancer.

      The successful candidate will have a desire to work closely with experimentalists and clinicians and experience in modeling biological systems, with a preference for those with knowledge of immunology, radiation, and/or cancer. Desired are demonstrated creativity, high motivation, good communication skills and experience in developing/ writing publications in quality peer reviewed scientific journals. Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to program (C/C++/Java/Matlab), visualize and analyze numerical/experimental data.

      Interested applicants should send a cover letter and C.V. directly to Heiko.Enderling@moffitt.org, and formally apply through the Moffitt online recruitment system at www.moffitt.org/careers-education requisition #19288.

  • Postdoc in York: Developing novel numerical methods for fish population dynamics
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 14 - April 6, 2016

      You are invited to apply for an EU-funded two-year postdoctoral research position at the University of York to develop and implement novel numerical modelling techniques, and to apply them in the field of fish population dynamics as part of the MINOUW project (http://minouw.icm.csic.es).

      This research position is suitable for you if you have a strong background in continuous dynamical systems (PDEs), numerical analysis and scientific computing, and are ready to bring your expertise to a new field of application where your work can have the greatest impact. Fisheries policy is strongly driven by predictions from mathematical models, more so than most areas of public policy, but as yet only very basic numerical analysis techniques are applied to the scientific models. Improvements are urgently needed. Your mathematical work will help science to make better recommendations for actions to maintain the health of marine ecosystems while at the same time exploiting them sustainably to provide high-quality food, employment for fishers and a prosperous fishing industry. In addition to benefiting nature and society, this post will open a potential career path for you, because fisheries science needs researchers with a strong mathematical background.

      At the University of York we have developed partial integro-differential equations to model marine ecosystems. Your first task will be to develop and implement efficient numerical schemes for these equations. Beyond that, the position offers you much scope to influence the further direction of the research. Because you will be working as part of the MINOUW project, you have immediate contact to 14 partner institutions across Europe, which will help you to bring your work to have real-world impact. If you have prior experience in large-scale modelling of continuous systems (weather, climate, currents, fluids, fields, etc.) this will be useful, as it will be transferable.

      Ideally you will begin the post before August 2016. However the precise start date is subject to negotiation.

      For further information consult the candidate brief and for enquiries please contact:

      Gustav Delius (gustav.delius@york.ac.uk) or Richard Law (richard.law@york.ac.uk).

      The closing date for receipt of applications is 12:00 midnight on Monday 2 May 2016.

      Interviews are likely to be held the week commencing 23 May 2016.

  • Postdoc position in Computational Neuroscience, Lancaster, PA (USA)
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 14 - April 6, 2016



      POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW in Computational Neuroscience

      Job Description

      The interdisciplinary research team of Drs Christina Weaver (Mathematics, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster PA) and Jennifer Luebke (Anatomy & Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA) is launching a project to explore structural and functional abnormalities of neurons in two different mouse models of Huntington's Disease, and how these abnormalities might contribute to system-level dysfunction. Computational modeling of cortical and striatal neurons (both spatially extended compartmental models and point neuron models) will be conducted in tandem with empirical studies of these same neurons using in vitro slice electrophysiology and confocal laser scanning microscopy. The neuron models developed in this project will be incorporated into models of local microcircuits and larger cortico-striatal networks, likely in collaboration with other research teams, and will be used to inform future experiments. As part of this project, one postdoctoral position in computational neuroscience is available. Computational modeling of the empirically characterized neurons will use parameter optimization algorithms developed in the Weaver lab. For an overview of our interdisciplinary approach, see our joint publications including Luebke et al., Cerebral Cortex (2015), PMID 24323499 and Coskren et al., J. Comput. Neuro. (2015), PMID 25527184. The Weaver lab will have close, ongoing collaborations with the Luebke lab, including several visits to Boston where the empirical studies will take place. Initial appointment is for one year, and may be extended to a total of three years. The candidate will be hired by Franklin & Marshall College, though a remote employment arrangement may be possible.

      Applicants should have a strong background or interest in computational neuroscience, and have a keen interest in interdisciplinary approaches to neuroscience that integrate modeling, imaging, and physiological experiments. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send their CV, a brief statement of current and future research interests, and the contact information of three references to christina.weaver@fandm.edu.

      Required Skills
      Ph.D. or equivalent in computational neuroscience, computational mathematics, or a related field from an accredited institution

      Excellent written and verbal communication skills

      Experience with automated parameter optimization, conductance-based modeling of single neurons, and/or NEURON compartmental modeling software is preferred.

      The fellow will have funds to support conference travel and professional development, and full access to campus services including F&M's Faculty Center. Lancaster, PA is a thriving small city, about an hour's train ride from Philadelphia, PA and 1.5 hour drive to Baltimore, MD. Applicants can learn more about working at F&M and living in the Lancaster community at http://www.fandm.edu/jobs.

      Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, sex, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any protected characteristic.

  • Postdoc: Cancer Multiscale Computational Systems Biology
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 13 - March 30, 2016

      Postdoctoral Position in Cancer Multiscale Computational Systems Biology
      Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Oncology
      Johns Hopkins University

      Seeking an independent and motivated Postdoctoral Researcher in Dr. Aleksander Popel's laboratory in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Oncology, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

      The successful candidate will join a team that combines computational and experimental researchers using computational modeling and computational systems biology tools to discover and elucidate mechanisms of tumor angiogenesis and metastasis, immuno-oncology, tumor microenvironment, and perform drug discovery research.

      Specific skills include strong computational modeling of signaling pathways and multiscale modeling from signaling pathways to tumor scales.

      Applicant must have a doctoral degree with a demonstrated record of innovative scientific accomplishments as evidenced by first-author papers published or accepted in premier journals.

      Qualified candidates must be able to work independently, demonstrate outstanding communication skills, have a strong commitment to science, and work well within a group.

      US citizens, permanent residents or holders of an F1/OPT visa with at least six months of work authorization left.

      Johns Hopkins University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals are encouraged to apply.

      How to apply: Email curriculum vitae and names of three references to: Dr. A.S. Popel, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205. E-mail apopel@jhu.edu

  • Postdoc: Applied Math, U. of Waterloo, Canada
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 13 - March 30, 2016

      Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo
      Postdoctoral Fellowship in Applied Mathematics

      Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo, with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2016. This is a one-year fellowship with the possibility of renewal for another year.

      In addition to engaging in research close collaboration with a faculty member or members in the department, the successful candidate will be responsible for teaching two, one-term courses. Candidates should indicate in their cover letter the names of faculty member(s) they propose to work with. Selection will be based on the candidate's research potential, availability of a supervisor, fit with a research area in the department and teaching ability. All interested recent PhDs are encouraged to apply.

      The Department of Applied Mathematics has 22 regular faculty and two lecturers. Research interests include scientific computing, control theory, differential equations and dynamical systems, fluid dynamics, mathematical biology and medicine, and mathematical physics. The department has a substantial graduate program with over 80 graduate students pursuing Masters or PhD degrees, and strong undergraduate programs in applied mathematics and mathematical physics. More information about the department can be found at http://math.uwaterloo.ca/applied-mathematics.

      Application for this fellowship is through the website MathJobs.org. Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a one-page research statement to www.MathJobs.org. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation, with at least one letter addressing the candidate's teaching abilities, to be submitted through www.MathJobs.org website.

      The application deadline is April 1, 2016.

      We appreciate all replies to this advertisement, but only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

      The University of Waterloo is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities, and persons with disabilities.

      This position is contingent upon funding.

      Chris Bauch, PhD
      Professor and University Research Chair

  • Postdoc: Plant Modeling, INRA Avignon, France
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 13 - March 30, 2016

      Two-years Postdoc on plant modeling at INRA Avignon in France

      The INRA GAFL and PSH units are seeking a highly-qualified post-doctoral researcher to work on a project on genotype-phenotype kinetic modeling, in France. The successful candidate should hold a PhD with a background in modeling, and also have experience in optimization paradigm is needed moving from the optimization of individual parameters to the optimization of the combination of alleles involved in the control of the genotype- dependent parameters of the model. For this purpose, the optimization algorithm has to be adapted to explore a discrete, binary, solution space describing the presence or absence of each QTL effect on the value of each model parameter. In a second step, genetic constraints describing linkage and interactions between genes (pleiotropy and epistasis) among QTLs could be added to the algorithm, further reducing the allowable search space.

      At term, an improved optimization strategy together with the mechanistic nature of the model have the potential to facilitate the discovery of new genes of interest for the modification of sugar metabolism.

      Valentina Baldazzi

  • Postdoc Positions at the Center For Quantitative Medicine
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 12 - March 23, 2016

      The Computational Systems Medicine research group led by Professor Vera-Licona and the Systems Biology group led by Prof. Reinhard Laubenbacher at the Center for Quantitative Medicine at UConn Health have openings for talented and highly motivated postdoctoral fellows who wish to work on exciting research problems that are both computationally challenging and biologically important.

      Our research groups work 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 in Prof. Vera-Licona?s group 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. The openings in the Laubenbacher group are focused on the development of multi-scale models of disease processes, with particular emphasis on the use of agent-based modeling.

      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, C++, Python for the Vera-Licona group). 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 for the Vera-Licona group, at the earliest possible time for the Laubenbacher group.

      How to apply: Send the following materials to kblack@uchc.edu
      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 research group, and how they build upon your previous work
      3. Two recommendation letters from your previous research supervisors and collaborators to be sent directly to kblack@uchc.edu

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

  • Postdoc: Computational Biology and Genomics
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 10 - March 9, 2016

      Postdoc position available in Kreiman Lab (Boston)

      Applications are invited from enthusiastic, innovative and talented researchers for a Postdoctoral Scholar position in Computational Biology and Genomics in the Kreiman lab (Children?s Hospital, Harvard Medical School). The goal of this project is to build quantitative models to understand biological coding mechanisms, with a particular emphasis in shedding light on the biological circuits responsible for transcriptional and translational control. The research efforts will examine and exploit the synergistic interactions between computational models and high-throughput dynamic quantification of gene expression and peptide levels.

      Please visit http://klab.tch.harvard.edu and for a list of recent publications. The postdoc will be part of an enthusiastic and intellectual vibrant community of researchers. The position is funded for 2 years, with an initial one-year appointment and expectation of extension contingent on progress. The start date is negotiable. Successful candidates are expected to have a PhD in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science or a related discipline with a strong quantitative background. To be considered for this position, please send a CV to Gabriel.kreiman@tch.harvard.edu

  • Postdoc: Math Biology - Human Life History Evolution, U. of Sydney
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 10 - March 9, 2016

      Postdoc at the University of Sydney in Mathematical Biology. Research work in the area of human behavioural and life history evolution

      CLOSING DATE: 11:30pm 3 April 2016 (posted on 3 March 2016).

      We currently seek a Postdoctoral Research Associate for up to 3 years in Mathematical Biology to work in the area of human behavioural and life history evolution.

      In this role you will simulate behavioural and social changes that could have driven the evolution of human longevity past the end of female menopause. You will develop a mathematical framework for modelling the complex organisation in a population and simulate the impact of social dynamics in potentially driving human evolution from the ancestral state. This modelling will allow you to quantitatively investigate and extend the current verbal formulations of the Grandmother Hypothesis and the Hunting Hypothesis of human life-history evolution.

      For details on how to apply, go to: http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/u/pkim/ and click on the link ?Postdoc position in mathematical biology.?

      For specific academic inquires please contact Peter Kim at pkim@maths.usyd.edu.au

  • Postdoc: Management & Use of Biofilms , U. of York, UK
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 10 - March 9, 2016

      Postdoctoral Research Associate:
      The management and use of Biofilms: Real time visualisation & modelling of biofilm inhibition by lactam

      DEADLINE: March 30th, 2016

      Applications are invited for one InnovateUK/BBSRC/Unilever funded postdoctoral position to work with Professor Martin Bees (Mathematics) and Dr Laurence Wilson (Physics) at the University of York on the project ?Real-time visualisation and modelling of biofilm inhibition by lactam?, in close collaboration with an industrial collaborator, Unilever UK Ltd.

      The post is for one year, funded initially by BBSRC/InnovateUK for 8 months with a further 4 month extension directly funded by Unilever but based at the University of York, to start as soon as possible after the interview in April 2016. It is expected that the collaboration with Unilever will continue.

      You will make significant contributions to understanding the fluid dynamics of early stage biofilm formation, particularly the interaction of bacteria attached to surfaces and the action of some new biofilm treatments. Unilever possesses rights to a catalogue of furanone derived lactam analogues derived from a marine alga that typically is devoid of bacterial biofilm growth; they require a mechanistic understanding, through visualisation and modelling, to incorporate these actives in existing products. You will explore fundamental theoretical aspects of the fluid dynamics of biofilms developing analytical and/or numerical methods. You will have a further opportunity to engage with novel theoretically-based experimental techniques (including holography and differential dynamic microscopy).

      You should hold a PhD or equivalent in Mathematics, Physics or a related discipline by the start date of your appointment. Experience with numerical or analytical solution of fluid dynamics problems at low-Reynolds number, particularly physical aspects of bacterial motility or biofilm formation, is desired.

      For further information and enquiries, please contact:
      Martin Bees (martin.bees@york.ac.uk)
      Laurence Wilson (laurence.wilson@york.ac.uk)

      More info:
      https://jobs.york.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=3885&p_web_page_id=255496

  • Postdoc and Research Scientist Positions: Mayo Clinic's TIMMS Lab
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 07 - February 17, 2016

      Postdoc and Research Scientist Positions with Mayo Clinic's Translational Innovations in Mathematical Medicine and Surgery (TIMMS) Lab

      The Translational Innovations in Mathematical Medicine and Surgery (TIMMS) Lab at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, has openings for postdoctoral fellows and research scientists who are interested in advancing the state-of-the-art in mathematical modeling of brain tumors and other neurological conditions as well as the state-of-the-practice in the clinic. Tin addition to the excellent clinical-translational environment of the Mayo Clinic, the TIMMS lab benefits from affiliations with Arizona State University and The Translational Genomics Institute.

      Successful candidates will work with Director Dr. Kristin Swanson and senior research staff on projects in one or more of the following areas to answer a variety of questions focused on direct clinical applications of mathematical modeling, such as:
      . Model development, implementation, and comparison with experimental and/or clinical data
      . Modeling the response of tumors to various courses of treatment based on phenotype
      . Quantitative mapping of tumor phenotypes to underlying genotypes, and back again
      . Quantifying extent of tumor cell invasion and proliferation in individual patients
      . Optimizing radiation therapy dosing

      The ideal candidate should have a strong background in applied mathematics, computational sciences, physics or data science, with biology and medicine a strong plus. Experience with computational methods required to solve partial differential equations and experience in computer programming and visualization of results are highly desired. Excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for communicating modeling results to a clinical audience as well as working in an interdisciplinary team are essential. The candidate will be expected to contribute to achieving research grant goals and objectives as well as securing new sources of funding. Depending on experience, the candidate may supervise junior scientists, engineers, or technicians on assigned work as well as provide input into staffing of overall project teams. Research scientists also identify and evaluate candidates for open positions and mentor/train staff in development of technical and project development skills.

      Postdoctoral fellow candidates shall have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in applied mathematics, biology, computer science, or related field. Research scientist candidates shall have a BS or MS or equivalent doctoral degree in applied mathematics, biology, computer science, or related field. Start dates are flexible.

      Please send inquiries including a cover letter, CV and contact for 3 references to:

      Kristin R. Swanson, PhD
      Director, TIMMS Lab
      Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Neurosurgery, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ
      Professor, Mathematics, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
      Professor, Cancer and Cell Biology, Translational Genomics Institute, Phoenix, AZ
      swanson.kristin@mayo.edu
      www.MathematicalNeuroOncology.org

  • Postdoc Position: Phylodynamics & Infection Dynamics, Stockholm U
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 07 - February 17, 2016

      Postdoctoral Fellow in Phylodynamics and Infectious Disease Dynamics
      Ref. No. SU FV-0257-16
      Department of Mathematics. Closing date: 29 February 2016.


      The Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University has around 40 faculty permanent academic staff members and about 35 PhD students and post docs, divided into two divisions: Mathematics and Mathematical statistics. The postdoctoral position belongs to the latter. This division consists of 10-12 senior staff members and equally many PhD students and post docs. Research areas in the division of mathematical statistics contain biostatistics and biostochastics, discrete probability, actuarial mathematics and more.

      The research project aims at combining phylogenetic data and epidemiological data from the ongoing Swedish HIV epidemic. The growing number of pathogen sequences result in more information about the transmission routes in human populations, which together with other, more traditional, data sources can improve conclusions about spreading patterns and benefits of various interventions. The post-holder will develop models and statistical inference methods in this area, and analyse the ongoing HIV epidemic using the developed methods. The post-holder is expected to publish the methods and results in high impact peer-reviewed scientific journals as well as present the results at scientific conferences.

      The applicant will work in a collaborative project with three senior scientists: Tom Britton, Stockholm University (SU), Jan Albert, Karolinska Institutet (KI) and Thomas Leitner, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). It is expected that the post doc will regularly spend time both at SU and KI, and to make research visits also to LANL. The research project is supported by the Swedish Research Council.

      Main responsibilities: Research. The position also includes 20% combination of teaching and/or supervision of master students.

      Further information about the position and research project can be obtained at www.su.se/english/about/vacancies/vacancies-new-list?rmpage=job&rmjob=1040&rmlang=UK or from the Head of the Department Tom Britton, tom.britton@math.su.se, telephone: +46 8 16 45 34, Jan Albert, jan.albert@ki.se, telephone: +46 8 517 794 71, or Thomas Leitner, tkl@lanl.gov, telephone: +1 505 667 3898.

      Closing date: 29/02/2016

  • Postdoc Position: Biomathematics/Biostatistics, University of Oslo
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 07 - February 17, 2016

      The University of Oslo offers a two years postdoc position in Biomathematics or Biostatistics.

      The aim of this project is the utilization of advanced mathematical, statistical and computational methodologies to improve current ways of predicting treatment response in breast cancer. Using clinical data obtained in recent randomized phase 2 trials for breast cancer patients, we will formulate theoretical models that represent key molecular and cellular mechanisms in breast cancer and the effect of specific combination treatments used in the trials. The models will be personalized for specific patients or patient subgroups observed in the trial and computer simulations of the models will be extensively compared to data. Multi-scale mathematical models will be designed and parameters will be estimated, coupling biological processes operating at different spatial and temporal scales, bridging subcellular, cellular and tissue processes. Genomic modulation of the model parameters will be another key aspect of the project.

      Applicants must have a PhD in mathematics, physics, statistics or related disciplines. Proven experience in programming is necessary and some knowledge of statistical genomics or mathematical biology are an advantage. Bioinformatics experience is not sufficient alone. We seek a highly motivated and skilled person, able to work effectively as part of a team, who is eager to both gain and share insight while being focused on publishing papers in leading, international journals. A Scientia Fellow postdoc in Norway is equivalent to the USA position of assistant professor and is primarily intended to qualify candidates for a career in academia. Knowledge of the Norwegian language is not required.

      Applicants are invited to take contact with Arnoldo Frigessi prior to applying and as soon as possible.

      The postdoc position is under the EU scheme Scientia Fellows and have Marie Curie status. See here for full information:
      http://www.med.uio.no/english/research/scientia-fellows/

      The postdocs will be employed with a fixed term employment contract at the University of Oslo. Gross salary, with living and mobility allowances included, amounts to approximately 58 000 EUR/year.

      Deadline: 29. April 2016

  • Postdoc Positions: Theoretical Ecology, University of Amsterdam
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 07 - February 17, 2016

      Two Postdoctoral Researchers in Theoretical Ecology

      Two postdoctoral positions are available in the research group of Prof. André de Roos, the Theoretical Ecology group within the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) at the University of Amsterdam. The Theoretical Ecology group currently comprises two professors, three assistant professors, four postdoctoral researchers and seven PhD candidates, and currently hosts two ERC Advanced Grants. It has active research programs in structured population modelling, resource-consumer interactions, epidemiology, demography, and evolutionary and eco-evolutionary theory.

      Project description

      As part of the research program "Eco-evolutionary dynamics of community self-organization through ontogenetic asymmetry", which is funded by an ERC Advanced Grant to Prof. dr. André de Roos, IBED has vacancies for two postdoctoral researchers. This research program focuses on the ecology and evolution of the complex life cycles that characterize the majority of animal species. In species with such life cycles juveniles and adults (or smaller and larger individuals) often differ in their energetic efficiency, as they feed on different resources. Recent research has shown that this so-called 'ontogenetic asymmetry in energetics' has counterintuitive consequences for population dynamics and may lead to self-organization in species interactions, but it is not yet known to what extent it also shapes the interaction networks in ecological communities in general. The two main questions addressed in the ERC research project therefore are:

      1. Under what conditions does ontogenetic asymmetry in energetics evolve as a driver of self-organization in ecological communities?

      2. To what extent has ontogenetic asymmetry in energetics contributed to the diversity of life and the evolution of complex life cycles?

      Both postdoctoral projects will be embedded in the larger context of the research program sketched above. The precise topic of each of the two projects is yet to be determined and may also depend on the experience and interests of the postdoctoral researchers themselves, as long as the topic fits within the larger research theme of the program. The research involves the formulation of population dynamic models that account for population size distributions and complex life cycles. Models will be analysed using both analytical as well as numerical approaches, such as numerical bifurcation programs and simulations, to develop theory about the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of population with complex life cycles. Model predictions will be confronted with experimental and empirical data from the literature or available through collaborations with other research groups.

      Requirements

      * PhD in mathematical/theoretical ecology or mathematical biology, or similar background;
      * Documented experience with development and analysis of physiologically or size-structured population models is an absolute requirement;
      * Good publication record in theoretical ecology and/or evolutionary ecology;
      * Programming skills: the project will use C, Matlab and possibly other languages;
      * Fluent in English;
      * Good scientific writing skills;
      * Ability to work in a multidisciplinary research team.

      For additional information, please contact: Prof. André M. de Roos (A.M.deRoos@uva.nl)

      Appointment

      These postdoc positions will start in spring 2016. The full-time appointments will be on a temporary basis for initially one year with extensions of one year after a positive assessment of the employees. The full-time gross monthly salary will range from EUR 2,532 to EUR 3,996. The Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities is applicable. The annual salary will be increased by 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.

      Job application

      Applications should include a detailed CV with a list of publications, a description of research experience and interests, and the names and contact addresses of two academic references from whom information about the candidate can be obtained. Combine all these items into a single PDF file.

      Applications should be sent by email only before 21 February 2016 to application-science@uva.nl. Please quote vacancy number 16-012 in the subject field. Interviews, possibly via Skype, will be held soon after 21 February 2016.

  • Postdoctoral Research: Computational Analysis of Genome Replication
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 06 - February 10, 2016

      Computational Analysis of Genome Replication with Conrad Nieduszynski (Oxford).

      The advertisement for the computational post-doc position in my group is now out: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=121855 It's an exciting project. I'm looking for candidates that hold (or shortly receive) a PhD or equivalent involving a high level of numeracy, e.g. engineering, mathematics, physics or computer science. No prior biological knowledge is required, but an interest is essential!

  • Postdoc: Theoretical Evolutionary Ecology, Paris_CNRS
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 06 - February 10, 2016

      Postdoc position in theoretical evolutionary ecology in Paris (France)

      A postdoc position, funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR), is available to work with Florence Débarre in the SMILE group (Stochastic Models for the Inference of Life Evolution), at Collège de France in Paris (France). We are an interdisciplinary research group gathering evolutionary biologists, probabilists, and bioinformaticians; our lab is located in the Latin Quarter in Paris.

      We are looking for a highly motivated postdoc interested in developing mathematical and computational models of evolution, to explore various aspects of the effects of environmental heterogeneity and population subdivision on local adaptation and diversification. Background (or a strong interest) in evolutionary biology / ecology and strong quantitative skills are required for the position.

      The position can start on April 15th 2016 or later. It is initially for 1 year, but can be renewed twice. Salary is commensurate with experience.

      Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the position.

      *To apply:*
      If you are interested in this position, please send a CV, a 1-page description of your research interests and motivation, and the contact details of potential references (all in one single pdf) to Florence Débarre ( florence.debarre@college-de-france.fr ). Review of applications will start on February 15th but will continue until the position is filled.

  • Postdoctoral Scholar Position: Computational Biology and Genomics
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 06 - February 10, 2016

      Applications are invited from enthusiastic, innovative and talented researchers for a Postdoctoral Scholar position in Computational Biology and Genomics in the Kreiman lab (Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School). The goal of this project is to build quantitative models to understand biological coding mechanisms, with a particular emphasis in shedding light on the biological circuits responsible for transcriptional and translational control. The research efforts will examine and exploit the synergistic interactions between computational models and high-throughput dynamic quantification of gene expression and peptide levels.

      Please visit http://klab.tch.harvard.edu and for a list of recent publications. The postdoc will be part of an enthusiastic and intellectual vibrant community of researchers. The position is funded for 2 years, with an initial one-year appointment and expectation of extension contingent on progress. The start date is negotiable. Successful candidates are expected to have a PhD in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science or a related discipline with a strong quantitative background. To be considered for this position, please send a CV to Gabriel.kreiman@tch.harvard.edu

  • Postdoc Position: Biomedical Data Scientist, Harvard Medical School
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 06 - February 10, 2016

      Summary
      Imagine a dynamic dataset that encompasses comprehensive information about a patient in the health care system: what diseases they have, their genomic sequence, their social media messages (e.g, tweets and likes), and where they live. How would you - a data hacker - store, retrieve, and analyze this information to drive biomedical discovery to find a new way of predicting disease or even a new therapy for a disease? Chirag Patel's Group at the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School is looking for a data engineer to build cutting-edge platforms and data infrastructure to enable large-scale data-driven research to address this question. We aim to integrate diverse data sources from geotemporal information (e.g., NOAA Weather Data, EPA AirData), individual genomic sequence, social media data, and health claims information to paint a comprehensive picture of individuals who are sick and healthy.

      Responsibilities
      First, the Biomedical Data Scientist Postdoctoral Associate will aggregate publicly available data sources from numerous sources. The Data Scientist will apply statistical machine learning algorithms for prediction and discovery of clinical, genetic, and environmental factors related to disease.

      The diversity of subject matter will require a creative mind and a candidate capable of deploying imaginative strategies and who is dedicated to solving complex and challenging problems within an interdisciplinary environment.

      Requirements
      Candidates must have a PhD in computer science, mathematics, physics, biomedical informatics, bioinformatics, computer science, or a related quantitative field.

      Preferences
      Preferred qualifications for this position include experience designing large software applications and infrastructure to store, retrieve, and analyze large datasets. Industry experience with R, Python, SQL (Oracle), JavaScript is not required, but awesome. Experience in hacking with cloud technologies (e.g., Amazon, Hadoop) is also awesome. Experience with geographical information systems (GIS), including google maps, ArcGIS would honestly make us cry in joy.

      Terms
      The position is available immediately and can be renewed annually.

      How to apply
      Email applications including curriculum vitae, summary statement of personal objectives, and the names and email addresses of 2-3 references to Chirag Patel (chirag_patel@hms.harvard.edu).

      Harvard Medical School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

      Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

  • Postdoc & Programmer Positions: EPSRC Centre for Predictive Modelling..
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 06 - February 10, 2016

      PSRC Centre for Predictive Modelling in Healthcare: 3 post-doctoral positions plus a scientific programmer available

      Funded by a £2M award from EPSRC, this is an exciting opportunity to join the University of Exeter within the newly established EPSRC Centre for Predictive Modelling in Healthcare. We are currently recruiting a second cohort of 3 post-doctoral researchers and 1 scientific programmer. Post 1 would suit people with a background in excitable systems (e.g. arising in nonlinear dynamical systems or PDEs). The other two research posts would suit people with a background in dynamical systems, complex network theory, or uncertainty quantification and parameter inference, who have a strong focus on applications in electrophysiology or neuroendocrinology / diabetes respectively. Each of these positions will be for three years in the first instance. Candidates who secure external Fellowship funding during their time within the Centre will further be considered for a proleptic Lectureship appointment (e.g. a permanent academic position at the conclusion of their Fellowship).

      1) Research Fellow in Mathematical Modelling of Excitable Dynamics
      http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AMW656/research-fellow-in-mathematical-modelling-of-excitable-dynamics/

      2) Research Fellow in Mathematical Modelling of Clinical Electrophysiological Data
      http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AMW641/research-fellow-in-mathematical-modelling-of-clinical-electrophysiological-data/

      3) Research Fellow in Neuroendocrine Modelling and Analysis
      http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AMW652/research-fellow-in-neuroendocrine-modelling-and-analysis/

      A fourth role as a scientific programmer, whose primary focus will be on the development of prototype clinical decision support tools (that build on the fundamental research arising from the Centre) is also available. This position is for 42 months in the first instance:

      4) Scientific Programmer
      http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AMW646/experimental-officer-scientific-programmer/

      The Centre is currently supported by over £6M in research funding, presenting the successful applicant with the exciting prospect of joining a vibrant group of 2 Professors, 2 senior lecturers, 1 MRC Career Development Fellow, 1 lecturer, 1 MRC Skills Development Fellow, 6 Wellcome Trust ISSF Funded Research Fellows, 8 post-doctoral researchers and 10 PhD students, with further permanent academic, post-doctoral staff and PhD researchers joining in the coming 12 months.

      The closing date for these posts is 1st March 2015, with interviews carried out during mid-late March. The positions are available from 1 July 2016 (or earlier by arrangement).

      Starting salary up to £35,256 on the University's Salary Band F.

      Please note the need to submit a CV, covering letter outlining how the essential criteria for the role are satisfied, and a recent publication, as a single PDF attachment.

  • Postdoc Position: Mathematics, North Carolina State University
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 06 - February 10, 2016

      The Mathematics Department at North Carolina State University invites applications for one two-year postdoctoral position [http://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/8529] beginning Fall 2016. The position is renewable for a third year, conditional on satisfactory progress and availability of funding. We are seeking exceptionally well- qualified individuals with research interests compatible with those in the department. Candidates must have obtained a Ph.D. in mathematics or a closely related field prior to the start date, and must demonstrate research excellence, strong oral and written communication skills, and a commitment to effective teaching. In addition to research, the postdoctoral researcher will teach two courses per academic year. The Department of Mathematics has strong research programs in both pure and applied mathematics. Many members of the department participate in interdisciplinary programs and research groups on campus and in the broader Research Triangle community. More information about the department can be found at http://www.math.ncsu.edu.

      To submit your application materials, go to http://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/ncsu. Include a vita, at least three letters of recommendation, and a description of current and planned research. Write to math-jobs@math.ncsu.edu for questions concerning this position.

      North Carolina State University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation.

      Applications received by March 31, 2016 will be given priority. However, we will begin considering applications immediately and will continue to review applications until the position is filled.

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 05 - February 3, 2016

      Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate (Pharmacometrician/Systems Modeler)
      Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences
      Faculty Member: Clinton F. Stewart

      A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Clinton Stewart at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Our laboratory uses contemporary mathematical methodologies applicable to pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) modeling to address clinically relevant problems encountered in the therapy of children with solid malignancies or brain tumors.

      Specifically, we have embarked on a comprehensive series of pharmacokinetic, pharmacogenetic, and pharmacodynamic studies to understand how developmental changes in infants and young children affect the disposition and toxicities of anticancer drugs used in the treatment of infants with malignant brain tumors. In addition, using in vitro, in vivo, and clinical data we develop and analyze mathematical models that lead to a better understanding of how to dose and schedule anticancer drugs to treat children with cancer.

      The laboratory is highly collaborative, working with many basic and clinical scientists, which enhances the opportunity of the post-doc to translate findings from the lab directly into the clinic. We are seeking an ambitious postdoctoral fellow with a track record of productivity, a strong interest in translational pharmacology research, and strong oral and written communication skills. Ideal candidates will possess a strong background in applied mathematics, computer modeling, or pharmacology. In addition, candidates with knowledge of clinical oncology are strongly encouraged to apply.

      Submit applications to:
      https://jobs.stjude.org/css_apo_postdoc/CSSPage_Referred.ASP?Req=35074

      Contact Information
      J. Carl Panetta, Ph.D.
      Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
      St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
      262 Danny Thomas Place
      Memphis, TN 38105
      Office: (901) 595-3172
      Mobile: (901) 921-3740
      Fax: (901) 595-3125
      Carl.Panetta@stjude.org

  • Postdoctoral Fellow: Mathematical Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 05 - February 3, 2016

      Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematical Oncology

      Applications are sought for the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work under the supervision of Dr. Alexander R. A. Anderson on an exciting inter-disciplinary research project focussed on tumour-immune interactions. This project will be part of our recently award Physical Sciences Oncology Centre http://physics.cancer.gov/network/ and will connect the successful candidate with the greater PSOC community. We seek a talented individual with a PhD and background in applied mathematics, physics or a computational discipline to work in the unique research environment of the Moffitt Cancer Centre Integrated Mathematical Oncology (IMO) Department.

      The successful candidate will have experience in mathematical and/ or computational modeling, as well as demonstrated creativity, high motivation, good communication skills. A desire to work closely with experimentalists and clinicians is also necessary. Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to code (C++/Java/Python), visualize and analyse numerical/experimental data.

      The IMO is housed within the H. Lee Moffitt Comprehensive Cancer Center which is a modern facility on the University of South Florida Campus that conducts research on various aspects of Cancer Biology with emphasis on translational research. IMO integrates mathematicians, computer scientists, and physicists together with imaging specialists as well as clinical and experimental oncologists to develop novel approaches for the treatment and understanding of cancer.

      Further details on the type of research being carried out in the Anderson lab can be found at http://labpages.moffitt.org/andersona/. Please send CV and cover letter directly to Alexander.Anderson@Moffitt.org. You can also apply online through the Moffitt recruitment system: Req ID Number 18657 https://www.healthcaresource.com/moffitt/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.jobDetails&template=dsp_job_details.cfm&cJobId=104868.

  • Postdoc: Mathematical Biology, University of Sydney, Australia
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 05 - February 3, 2016

      Postdoctoral position in Mathematical Biology, University of Sydney, Australia

      The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7500 permanent staff, supporting over 52,000 students.

      The School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sydney is a leading centre for mathematical research and education in Australia. The School attracts outstanding undergraduate students, including many who are particularly talented in the mathematical sciences, and has a large cohort of postgraduate research students. It regularly hosts overseas visitors and offers a diverse and world class research environment.

      We currently seek a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Mathematical Biology to work on a project, funded by the Australian Research Council on "Dynamics of atherosclerotic plaque formation, growth and regression". The Chief Investigators on this project are Professor Mary Myerscough http://sydney.edu.au/science/people/mary.myerscough.php, Associate Professor Charlie Macaskill http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/ut/people?who=C_Macaskill (both at School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney) and Dr Christina Bursill http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/people/academics/profiles/christina.bursill.php (at the Heart Research Institute, Newtown, which is a short walk away from campus). This project is funded for the period 2016-2018.

      In this role you will:
      * undertake the development, analysis and numerical solution of differential equation models for immunological events in the artery wall that lead to the formation of atherosclerotic plaques and the consequent development of cardio-vascular disease and strokes
      * engage with the scientific literature and medical science community as part of model construction and evaluation
      * participate in all aspects of the project, as well as presenting research results at seminars and conferences
      * be part of the research team which includes, not only the grant holders, but also graduate students and overseas visitors
      * and write scholarly papers for publication in academic journals

      For further information:
      Postdoctoral position in Mathematical Biology, University of Sydney or contact Professor Mary Myerscough, mary.myerscough@sydney.edu.au

  • 2-year Postdoc: Programme of Collaborative Mathematical Research
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 05 - February 3, 2016

      The CRM welcomes applications for one 2-years postdoctoral position within the programme of Collaborative Mathematical Research. The collaborative projects proposed in this call are in one of the following groups: Complex Systems Industrial Mathematics Mathematical Epidemiology Computational and Mathematical Biology Computational Neuroscience Financial Mathematics and Risk Control To apply for a position, please send to crmcalls@crm.cat an email with the following information: name, personal address, email and phone number The application package should include a CV, academic records, incorporating, if possible, the computation of the average grade and a motivation letter. A minimum of one and a maximum of three hosting CRM research groups have to be chosen, indicating preferences in the motivation letter, if any. The applicant should arrange for two referees familiar with her/his work to send a reference letter to crmcalls@crm.cat before the deadline The deadline to submit an application is February 26, 2016 Applicants should be available for interviews (possibly via Skype) from March 7 onwards. Details and How to apply: http://www.crm.cat/en/Pages/DetallNoticia.aspx?ItemID=101

  • Postdoc Position: Univ of Louisiana at Lafayette
    • SMB Digest Vol 17, Issue 04 - January 27, 2016

      Position: Post-Doctoral Research Associate

      Affiliated Dept: Ray P. Authement College of Sciences

      Effective Date: As soon as selected candidate is available.

      Duration: The position is for 18 months with a possibility of 6 months extension.

      Qualifications: Ph.D. degree required. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics with substantial knowledge of statistics and experience in developing and analyzing discrete and continuous structured population models and in developing and implementing numerical methods for solving such models. Also, experience in writing and publishing papers is required and a history of presentations at professional meetings is desired.

      Duties: The selected candidate will be a member of the consortium "Littoral Acoustic Demonstration Center - Gulf Ecological Monitoring and Modeling (LADC-GEMM)" working closely with Dr. Ackleh and his graduate students and the rest of the UL Lafayette LADC-GEMM Team. Current research projects focus on modeling and monitoring marine mammals in the Gulf of Mexico.

      For more details go to the following site: and click on "Research".

      Applications: We will review applications as they are received and continue until the position is filled. Send letters of application with vitae and a list of three (3) references to: graceb@louisiana.edu

  • Postdoc Position: Mathematical..., Univ of Notre Dame
    • SMB Digest Vol 17, Issue 04 - January 27, 2016

      POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW POSITION in Mathematical and Computational Modelling of Neglected Tropical Diseases

      A Post-doctoral Research Fellow position is available immediately in the interdisciplinary Global Epidemiology and Biostatistics Group led by Prof. Edwin Michael at the University of Notre Dame in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Eck Institute for Global Health, to develop new mathematical and computational frameworks for modeling neglected vector- borne macroparasitic infections, in partnership with IBM Healthcare Informatics, IBM Haifa Research Labs, Israel.

      Responsibilities: The successful candidate for the position must be proficient in mathematical model construction and analysis using both analytical and numerical methods, as well as have strong programming and computer science skills. Our current work includes vector-borne microparasitic and neglected macroparasitic models, and the successful candidate will be expected to work with group members and faculty within the Department of Biology, and at Applied Computational Mathematics and Statistics, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and the Center for Research Computing, in analyzing the dynamical properties and simulation of these models. Knowledge and application of data discovery, mining, and data-model assimilation methods will be important, as among key objectives of our work is to apply models to diverse data across the world to improve learning and understanding of disease dynamics, inform effective control and eradication strategies, and guide development of new computing approaches to efficient discovery of models, data and interventions. The candidate will have an opportunity to work with our computation partner, IBM Healthcare Informatics, in developing a cognitive computational application based on machine learning algorithms to implement these methods and tools. We are looking for creative, self-motivated individuals with intellectual ability and aptitude to pursue challenging, computationally and mathematically complex problems in a fast paced research environment.

      Qualifications: Suitable candidates should have completed a PhD or equivalent degree in biomathematics, infectious disease population biology, theoretical physics, or in computer science, with a research experience in mathematical modelling of infectious disease transmission.

      Qualified individuals should send in PDF format a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, and three letters of reference to the search committee chair, Dr. Edwin Michael at eigh@nd.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately upon receipt of applications and continue until suitable candidates are identified. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/employment/working_at_nd.shtml.

  • Postdoc and Staff Scientist Positions: City of Hope, CA
    • SMB Digest Vol 17, Issue 04 - January 27, 2016

      The division of Mathematical Oncology at City of Hope in Los Angeles California is hiring postdoc and staff scientist positions. See links below for more information. Stat date and duration of appointment is flexible depending on candidate availability. Positions are open and available immediately.

      Postdoc
      http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc06/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CITYOFHOPE&cws=1&rid=6501

      Staff Scientist
      http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc06/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CITYOFHOPE&cws=1&rid=6502

      Division of Mathematical Oncology
      http://www.cityofhope.org/research/beckman-research-institute/research-departments-and-divisions/information-sciences/mathematical-oncology

      Twitter @COHMathOnc

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  • Senior Lecturer: Mathematical Modelling and Analysis, Umeå, Sweden
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 16 - April 20, 2016

      The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at Umeå University, Sweden, invites applicants for a research-oriented permanent position as senior lecturer in mathematical modelling and analysis (e.g., mathematical ecology).

      The successful applicant is expected to sustain active research within mathematical modelling and analysis with connections to the department's current activities in this area and to neighboring departments and units. Examples of relevant research areas are population dynamics, frequency-dependent evolution, structured population models, and optimal switching. The holder of the position will primarily be based at Umeå University's creative research environment IceLab (www.org.umu.se/icelab/english), which currently houses about 20 young scientists conducting interdisciplinary research, training, and education at the intersection of physics, mathematics, social sciences, and the life sciences.

      For full application details, please see

      https://umu.mynetworkglobal.com/en/what:job/jobID:99557

      Applications must be submitted through Umeå University's web-based recruitment system linked above. Last application date is 2016-05-30.

  • Selected NIH Intramural Research and other openings - April 2016
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 14 - April 6, 2016

      Staff Scientist DCEG-NCI (deadline: April 29)

      The National Cancer Institute (NCI), Intramural Research Program (IRP), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting a Staff Scientist within the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG). This Staff Scientist will support a research program in molecular epidemiology of cancer and work under the direction of the DCEG Deputy Director. The overall aim of the research program is to identify biomarkers of cancer risk and progression in combination with other sources of exposure information collected from large epidemiological studies. Specific areas of research include: 1) molecular characterization of tumors to identify exposure signatures and subtype-specific causes of cancer, 2) identification of biomarkers of risk, including genetic and epigenetic changes, 3) integration of biomarkers and other risk factors into cancer risk prediction models, and 4) evaluation of their utility in risk stratification to inform personal and public health decisions.

      The successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination of research activities and the management of large epidemiological studies including acquiring, manipulating and integrating data from a variety of sources, quality control, statistical data analyses and manuscript preparation. He/she will be involved in collaborative research with intramural and extramural researchers and several international consortia, with opportunities for a lead role in publications. Qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics or related field. Prior postdoctoral training experience in epidemiological research with a history of publications that reflect experience in the methodological and analytical requirements of this position is highly desirable. Excellent written and oral (English) communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills are also required. US citizenship is not a requirement.

      Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments. Full Federal benefits including salary, leave, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, retirement, and savings plan (401k equivalent) will be provided. All employees of the Federal Government are subject to the conflict of interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct. Additional information regarding the NCI/DCEG IRP is available at the following website: www.dceg.cancer.gov. To apply: Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, statement of research interests, and supply the names of three references to: Catherine McClave, Special Advisor for Division Operations; National Institute of Cancer, Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Rm. 7E-440, Bethesda, MD 20892-9774. Or email: mcclavec@mail.nih.gov. Applications must be received on or before April 29, 2016 for consideration.

      The NIH Intramural Research Program
      http://irp.nih.gov/
      http://irp.nih.gov/careers/tenured-and-tenure-track-scientific-careers

      Link to Fellowships and Positions of Interest to fellows
      https://www.training.nih.gov/
      https://www.training.nih.gov/career_services/jobs

  • Assistant Director for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (AD/MPS)
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 13 - March 30, 2016

      Dear Colleague:

      We are initiating a national search for the National Science Foundation's Assistant Director for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) and seek your assistance in the identification of candidates. Dr. Fleming Crim has served in this position, with distinction, since January 2013.

      The Assistant Director, MPS, leads a directorate comprised of five divisions ? Astronomical Sciences (AST), Chemistry (CHE), Materials Research (DMR), Mathematical Sciences (DMS), Physics (PHY) ? and the Office of Multidisciplinary Activities (OMA). Enclosed is an information sheet that summarizes the directorate's activities and the responsibilities of the position, together with the criteria that will be used in the search.

      We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Saul Perlmutter, Franklin W. and Karen Weber Dabby Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, will head the search committee. We seek your help in identifying candidates with the following qualifications: outstanding leadership; a deep sense of scholarship; a grasp of the issues facing the mathematical and physical sciences in the areas of research and education; experience developing and overseeing complex scientific facilities; and the ability to serve effectively as a key member of the NSF management team. Recommendations of individuals from any sector ? academic, industry, or government ? are welcome. The National Science Foundation is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a highly qualified staff that reflects the diversity of our nation.

      Please send your recommendations, including any supporting information that you can provide, to the AD/MPS Search Committee via e-mail (mpssrch@nsf.gov) or at the following address: National Science Foundation, Office of the Director, Suite 1205, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. We would appreciate receiving your recommendations by May 13, 2016.

      Your assistance in this very important task is appreciated.

      Sincerely,
      /// signed ///
      France A. Córdova
      Director
      National Science Foundation

      The full letter can be accessed here:
      http://www.nsf.gov/od/searches/mps-160307/nsf_ad_mps_search_letter.jsp

  • Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Biology at The U. of Chicago
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 11 - March 16, 2016

      Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Biology at The University of Chicago, Biological Sciences Collegiate Division http://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/ job posting 02952.

      The Biological Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago invites applications for a position at the rank of Senior Lecturer in mathematical biology beginning in the Autumn of 2016. The Senior Lecturer will be responsible for working with the faculty to develop and deploy a mathematical and computational curriculum directly within existing course sequences for undergraduate biology majors. The goal of this embedded curriculum is to enable deeper exploration of dynamic and stochastic biological processes at all stages of students? education in biology. Opportunities for teaching separate courses in the applicant?s area of specialty are available. The Senior Lecturer will be expected to assist faculty in applying for extramural support for program development, as needed, and to pursue academic activities publishable in the appropriate scientific and education literature.

      Applicants must have a Ph.D. in mathematics or a related field and preferably postdoctoral experience studying biological phenomena. Strong interest and demonstrated proficiency in undergraduate teaching and curriculum development is required. A record of collaborative work with biologists is important. The appointment will be for three years and is renewable.

      To apply for this position, visit our Web site at http://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/ job posting 02952. Please complete your application and submit supporting materials by April 11, 2016. Applicants are required to submit the following materials: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a sample course syllabus, 4) course evaluations or evidence of past teaching performance, and 5) three letters of reference. The review of applications will begin April 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Early application is strongly recommended.

      The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5671 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.

  • Program Director vacancy at NIGMS/NIH
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 10 - March 9, 2016

      I am pleased to announce that the Division of Biomedical Technology, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology (BBCB) at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), NIH is recruiting for a Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer) to manage research grants and other types of awards in its Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) branch.

      Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a field relevant to the position. They should have expertise and research experience in computational biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, and/or data science for biomedical research. We prefer candidates with a broad background in the application of computation for solving biological problems or expertise in two or more of the areas listed above.

      Familiarity with NIH extramural funding as an applicant, reviewer or NIH scientific administrator is a plus. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required, as well as the ability to integrate a formal area of expertise with other scientific fields.

      The vacancy announcement will be open on Friday, March 4 and closed on March 16th, 2016. During the open period, it can be found on www.usajobs.gov under the vacancy announcement NIH-NIGMS-DE-16-1626844.

      Yours faithfully,

      Paul Brazhnik, Ph.D.
      Chief and Program Director
      Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Branch
      Division of Biomedical Technology, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology
      NIGMS/NIH
      45 Center Drive, MSC 6200, Rm. 2AN.12D
      Bethesda, MD 20892-6200
      E-mail: brazhnikp@mail.nih.gov
      Phone: 301-451-6446

  • Researcher: Systems Biology of Farmed Salmon, NMBU, Âs, Norway
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 08 - February 24, 2016

      Position available: Researcher, systems biology of farmed salmon (NMBU, Âs, Norway)

      The Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences seeks a systems or mathematical or computational biologist to work on the systems biology of farmed salmon (3-year researcher position with possibility of extension). Salmon farming is a big industry in Norway and ripe for systems biology applications thanks to the recent sequencing of the salmon genome.

      The project "Towards the Digital Salmon: From a reactive to a pre-emptive research strategy in aquaculture (DigiSal https://www.nmbu.no/om/fakulteter/vetbio/institutter/iha/forskning/prosjekter/node/24555)" is part of Digital Life Norway http://www.forskningsradet.no/en/Funding/BIOTEK2021/1253973230625, the first call dedicated to systems biology by the Research Council of Norway. DigiSal will promote sustainable growth of salmon farming by building model-based knowledge about how salmon responds to novel sustainable feed ingredients. This project combines nutritional expertise, cutting-edge salmon genomics, high-throughput omics technologies and model-based analysis of omics data.

      The successful candidate will work within the Centre for Integrative Genetics (CIGENE http://www.cigene.no/), which includes comprehensive molecular lab facilities and a strong environment dedicated to bioinformatics and mathematical modeling.

      Main tasks: Analyze how salmon metabolism depends on variation in diet and genotype, based on omics and microscopy data and using a variety of modelling frameworks, both top-down multivariate analysis and bottom-up metabolic network modelling.

      The successful applicant will be part of a highly inter-disciplinary group, with possibilities for visits to collaborators in the Systems and Synthetic Biology unit in Wageningen, the Netherlands. The researcher will work closely with a dedicated systems biology informatics manager to ensure findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable data and models.

      Full advertisement:
      https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/122082/researcher-position-systems-biology-of-farmed-salmon-refno-16-00881

      Application deadline: Monday 2016-03-07. Email enquiries welcome: Jon Olav Vik, jonovik@gmail.com.

      Please forward this announcement to anyone you think might be interested!

  • Lecturer: Mathematical Biology, University of Birmingham
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 05 - February 3, 2016

      Lectureship in Mathematical Biology
      University of Birmingham - School of Mathematics

      Location: Birmingham
      Salary: £38,896 to £52,219
      Hours: Full Time
      Contract Type: Permanent

      Placed on: 21st January 2016
      Closes: 22nd February 2016
      Job Ref: 43152

      Applications are invited for a Lectureship position in the School of Mathematics, in the area of Mathematical Biology.

      The School of Mathematics is looking for someone to join the Mathematical Biology Research Group. The successful candidate will join an energetic and outward-facing group with internationally-recognised strengths in plant biomechanics, microbiology, biological fluid dynamics and healthcare applications. Excellent candidates working in any area of mathematical biology are encouraged to apply.

      The successful candidate will have PhD (or equivalent level) training in mathematical modelling, a first-class research record in mathematical biology, including active multidisciplinary collaboration, and a commitment to teaching, along with excellent communication skills.

      The appointee will be expected to expand or complement present research areas in the School, develop research collaboration inside and outside the School and University, and assist in the design, development and delivery of teaching in Mathematics.

      Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr David Smith (tel. +44 121 414 7374, email d.j.smith.2@bham.ac.uk) or the Head of School, Prof Paul Flavell (tel. +44 121 414 3740, email p.j.flavell@bham.ac.uk).

      Reference: 43152
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  • Systems Biology Informatics Manager: Digital Salmon, NMBU, Âs, Norway
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 05 - February 3, 2016

      Dear list,

      The Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences seeks a bioinformatician or systems biologist with skills or interest in ontological annotation, semantic interoperability or knowledge management, for the systems biology of salmon farming. This is a Researcher position of 3 years (with possibility of extension) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway.

      The project "Towards the Digital Salmon: From a reactive to a pre-emptive research strategy in aquaculture (DigiSal https://www.nmbu.no/om/fakulteter/vetbio/institutter/iha/forskning/prosjekter/node/24555)" is part of Digital Life, Norway's first call dedicated to systems biology. Effective management of data and model resources is key in this endeavour, and DigiSal will initiate The Digital Salmon: A knowledge base of salmon genetics and physiology, interfacing closely with complementary databases, repositories, and research infrastructures such as ELIXIR. This knowledge base is a key deliverable of the DigiSal project, and the long-term ambition is that it will enable aquaculture industry to quickly address emerging challenges, quickly reanalysing existing data and identifying knowledge gaps to rapidly acquire required new data.

      Full advertisement: https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/121417/systems-biology-informatics-manager-for-the-digital-salmon-refno-16-00453

      Application deadline: Thursday 2016-02-25. Email enquiries welcome: Jon Olav Vik, jonovik@gmail.com.

      Please forward this announcement to anyone you think might be interested!

  • Lectureship, Mathematical Biology/Medicine, Univ of Exeter
    • SMB Digest Vol 17, Issue 03 - January 20, 2016

      The University of Exeter have an opening for a Lectureship (equivalent to Asst Professor) in Mathematical Biology/Medicine. The successful applicant will join the Systems Biomedicine Research Group, one of the most rapidly growing research groups within the Discipline of Mathematics and Computer Science. Comprising 2 Professors, 2 Senior Lecturers, 1 MRC funded Senior Research Fellow and 1 Lecturer, the group hosts the EPSRC funded Centre for Predictive Modelling in Healthcare and the Wellcome Trust ISSF funded Centre for Biomedical Modelling and Analysis. Collectively these activities are underpinned by £6M in research funding which supports 16 postdoctoral researchers and 10 PhD students.

      The position would suit applicants with a background in dynamical systems theory and numerical continuation, complex network analysis, uncertainty quantification or parameter inference, who wish to work at the interface with biology and/or medicine and who have ambitious plans for growing their research profile.

      For further details and how to apply please visit:
      http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AMS648/lecturer-in-mathematical-biology-and-medicine/

      The closing date for applications is February 3rd.

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