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Studentships

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  • PhD Position, Tumour Spheroid Modelling, Auckland Bioeng Institute
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 41 - October 7, 2014

      PhD Project: Tumour Spheroid Modelling

      A stipend for this project will be paid under Marsden Grant funding: Tuition fees will be covered and the successful applicant will receive $25,000 p.a.

      Background
      The tumour spheroid, which is grown in vitro from human tumour cells, is a very powerful cell culture model in cancer research. All tumours are initially avascular, and as the cells multiply the tumour core becomes hypoxic. Bill Wilson's team at the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre (ACSRC) develops hypoxia-activated prodrugs (HAPs), compounds that have cytotoxic activity switched on when taken up by a hypoxic cell. Spheroids provide an important way to test these drugs, and to explore the influence of the factors that determine their effectiveness.

      Agent-based spheroid model
      In the agent-based approach each cell in the aggregation is simulated as a separate entity that responds to its microenvironment. A preliminary agent-based model (ABM) for tumour spheroids has been developed, simulating cell growth, division and death taking into account the diffusion and consumption of oxygen and nutrients.

      Project aims
      The first goal is to calibrate and validate the ABM on the basis of data from tumour spheroid growth experiments with a range of medium conditions. Once the model has been shown to be capable of reliably predicting the results of these growth experiments, it will be extended to incorporate drug effects, again validating against experiments. Since radiotherapy is ineffective against hypoxic cancer cells, we are very interested in exploring therapeutic protocols that combine radiation and HAPs, and killing by radiation will also be implemented in the model. At this point we will be able to design (and test through experiment) optimal combined treatment protocols.

      Importance
      This project will break new ground in cancer modelling - there are currently no published studies on the 3D agent-based simulation of drug-induced killing of tumours. Those models of drug therapy that have been published are continuum-based, incapable, we believe, of achieving the level of detail and realism that the agent-based approach provides. Our opinion seems to be shared by the Marsden reviewers, one of whom wrote: "This proposal is original and has significant merit: Developing a pre-clinical 'in vitro-in silico' drug/RT testing platform would have obvious benefit for integrative oncology research as well as, potentially, for the development of new treatment paradigms; this would be an accomplishment beyond Auckland or NZ, rather it would have an impact on the cancer modeling field itself."

      Requirements
      We are looking for a very good student, someone with strong mathematical, computational modelling, and programming skills. Interest in and willingness to learn basic cell biology is also important - this project is highly interdisciplinary, and will involve working closely with Dr Kevin Hicks, Professor Bill Wilson and the experimental team at the ACSRC.

      Contact:
      Gib Bogle
      Auckland Bioengineering Institute
      g.bogle@auckland.ac.nz
      09-837-7186

  • PhD Position, Ecological/Environmental Modeling, U Osnabrueck
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 38 - September 16, 2014

      The Institute of Environmental Systems Research at the School of Mathematics/Computer Science of Osnabruck University (Germany) has an opening for a PhD position in ecological or environmental modeling for the duration of three years, starting at the earliest possible date.

      The successful candidate will perform research in mathematical or computer-based modeling of ecological and environmental systems. In addition, the position comes with a teaching duty (usually problem classes in Applied Systems Science) amounting to 2 contact hours (90 minutes) per week during the teaching period (30 weeks per year).

      Required Qualifications:
      Qualifications required are an academic degree in (Applied or Bio-) Mathematics, Physics, Theoretical or Quantitative Biology, Geoecology, or an interdisciplinary program such as Environmental Modeling, Mathematical or Theoretical Biology, or Applied Systems Science.

      Ideally, the successful candidate is experienced in either equation-based modeling (e.g., differential equations) or agent-based modeling and is interested in one of the following fields:
      - Riverine modeling
      - Spatio-temporal population dynamics
      - Modeling integrated pest management
      - Modeling critical transitions and early-warning signals
      - Modeling of wildlife diseases

      Salary and conditions:
      Salary depends on age and status (net income depends on age and family status and is usually EUR 1,100-1,500 per month; German salary scale TV-L E 13, 50%).

      As a certified family-friendly institution, Osnabruck University is committed to furthering the compatibility between work/studies and family life. As an employer, Osnabruck University is particularly concerned with creating equality opportunities for women and men. Women with relevant qualifications are therefore strongly encouraged to apply for the position. Preference will be given to women with equal qualifications. Furthermore, qualified applicants with disabilities will be favored.

      Applications:
      To apply, please email Prof. Frank M. Hilker (frank.hilker@uni-osnabrueck.de) with a statement of interest, CV, transcripts, and the names and contact addresses of at least two academic references (in one pdf file) by October 31, 2014.

      For further information and inquiries, please contact Frank M. Hilker (frank.hilker@uni-osnabrueck.de, phone +49 541 969 3441).

  • iPhD Position: Computational Biology, ETH Zurich / U of Basel
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 37 - September 9, 2014

      iPhD Position: ETH Zurich / University of Basel Scientific Computing in Developmental Systems Biology

      Towards In silico Organogenesis: Inferring and Simulating Regulatory Network Dynamics on Growing Embryonic 3D Limb Bud Domains

      We are looking for a PhD student to work on an interdisciplinary project in the emerging field of Developmental Systems Biology, which should pave the way to complex tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. The position is funded through a SystemsX iPhD grant and the student will be based in the Iber group (D-BSSE, ETHZ, Basel) and be co-supervised by the Zeller group (Department of Biomedicine, University of Basel).

      As a result of the long-standing cooperation between the two groups, 3D datasets of the developing limb bud are now available. The PhD student shall use the available datasets to build a realistic in silico spatio-temporal model of the developing limb bud on 3D growing, embryonic domains. In the process, the PhD student will have to use and improve available numerical methods and develop novel approaches for image-based parameter estimation.

      The position is available immediately. Applicants should hold or expect to obtain a Masters degree in scientific computing or in a related discipline, e.g. computational engineering, mathematics, physics, engineering, computational biology etc.

      For more information please visit our websites

      http://www.bsse.ethz.ch/cobi
      https://biomedizin.unibas.ch/nc/en/research/research-group-details/home/researchgroup/developmental-genetics/

      or get in touch with Prof Iber (Dagmar.Iber@bsse.ethz.ch or Prof Zeller (Rolf.Zeller@unibas.ch).

      Previous collaborative publications:

      1. Lopez-Rios J, Duchesne A et al Attenuated sensing of SHH by Ptch1 underlies adaptive evolution of bovine limbs. Nature (2014), 511, 46-51
      2. Iber D, Zeller R, Making sense - data-based simulations of vertebrate limb development. Current Opinion in Genetics & Development (2012) 22, 570-577
      3. Probst S et al, SHH propagates distal limb bud development by enhancing CYP26b1-mediated retinoic acid clearance via AER-FGF signalling. Development (2011) 138, 1913-1923

  • PhD Positions: Matrix Models, Eco-evolutionary..., U Amsterdam
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 34 - August 21, 2014

      Two PhD positions: Matrix population models, and Eco-evolutionary dynamics. Theoretical Ecology, University of Amsterdam

      One position is available in the research group of Prof. Andre de Roos, and one position is available in the research group of Prof. Hal Caswell.

      PhD position A: This position is 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. Andre de Roos.

      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 specific species interactions, but it is not yet known to what extent it also shapes the interaction networks in ecological communities in general. The 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 and (2) to what extent has ontogenetic asymmetry in energetics contributed to the diversity of life and the evolution of complex life cycles.

      The PhD project will aim at developing theory about the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of populations with complex life cycles using models that account for population size distributions and complex individual life histories. These models will be analyzed both analytically and numerically, for example, with numerical bifurcation programs and simulations. Model predictions will be confronted with experimental and empirical data from the literature or available through collaborations with other research groups.

      PhD position B: This position is part of a research program on Individual Stochasticity and Population Heterogeneity in Plant and Animal Populations, which is funded by an ERC Advanced Grant to Prof. Hal Caswell.

      Variation among individuals in reproduction, longevity, and other demographic traits, is universal. It has two potential sources: heterogeneity (biological differences among individuals in their properties) and individual stochasticity (random differences resulting from vital rates applied to identical individuals). The goal of this research program is to develop a comprehensive theory for incorporating individual stochasticity, other kinds of stochastic variation, and heterogeneity into demographic models for plants, animals, and humans.

      This Ph.D. project will develop theory and application of matrix population models to problems of stochasticity and heterogeneity in a wide range of populations. Applications may include questions of evolution, conservation, environmental effects, and health/disease status, involving plants, animals, and humans.

      Requirements:
      -A Master's degree or equivalent, with strong quantitative skills, in ecology, population biology, or theoretical biology.
      -Interest in developing new theory in population biology.
      -Good computer skills.
      -Willingness to work in a multidisciplinary environment.

      For additional information, please contact: Prof. dr. Andre de Roos at A.M.deRoos@uva.nl Prof. dr. Hal Caswell at h.caswell@uva.nl

      Both PhD projects start no later than January 1, 2015.

      Application instructions and information are available at http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/14-255.html

      Review of applications will begin September 30 2014.

  • MSc and PhD Positions: Math Biology, Memorial U of Newfoundland
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 33 - August 13, 2014

      M.Sc. and Ph.D. positions: Mathematical biology - Memorial University of Newfoundland

      I invite applicants for M.Sc. and Ph.D. studies in mathematical biology. Possible research topics include the ecology and evolution of infectious disease, animal movement models, and disease spread in changing environments.

      The salary for these positions is $20,000 per year with additional funding available for conference travel. Applicants should email Dr. Amy Hurford (ahurford@mun.ca). This email should include: (i) 1-2 paragraphs describing your research interests and any relevant past experience, (ii) your CV, and (iii) transcripts pertaining to your previous or ongoing studies (if possible). I will consider applications as they are received. For full consideration applicants should indicate their interest before September 1, 2014. Applicants should be able to begin their studies in January, May or September, 2015.

      Interdisciplinary training in biology, mathematics and/or experience in computer programming is ideal, but only proficiency in one of these areas is necessary where there is an interest to develop further skills in the other areas.

      Memorial University is located in St John's, Newfoundland, Canada. The city offers many unique experiences with a vibrant arts community, stunning coastline, and proximity to a variety of outdoor activities (hiking, fishing, cross-country skiing, etc: http://www.newfoundlandlabrador.com).

  • PhD Position: Neural Fields & Movement Control, U Reading, UK
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 33 - August 13, 2014

      Frog in silico: Understanding hand-eye coordination
      Profs Ingo Bojak & William Harwin
      Systems Neuroscience Research Group, School of Systems Engineering, University of Reading, UK

      Hand-eye coordination has been extensively studied as paradigm for the neural control of movement. We wish to elucidate how movement patterns emerge from neural models coupled with biomechanics. In particular, spinal stimulation in bullfrogs leads to "force fields" at the limb, but it is unknown how the kinematics of the limb link with the spinal reflexes to generate these forces. Furthermore, higher centres must control these force fields to allow ballistic and repetitive motor plans. This project will combine neural models of cognitive control with models of the muscular-skeletal system to explain how brain and body dynamically interact to produce coordinated movement.

      Once we can reverse-engineer actual motion into the observed force fields, our research will turn to the neural control that assembles these building blocks. In particular, we will establish likely mechanisms for the required signal to arise and be maintained from visual stimuli. Different delays after a visual stimulus should result either in a singular motor pattern, such as a jump reflex, or in tracking motor patterns, such as the frog's pursuit of a mate.

      We will build classical robotic models of the frog using the biomechanics library Opensim and populate them with simplified actuators. Neural dynamics will be considered in terms of interconnecting patches of neural fields separated by fixed time delays. A simplified eye and retinal structure will be used to inject visual stimuli into the model and track possible pathways determining motor actions.

      This project will be a combination of theoretical studies and computer simulations based on biological models and experimental data. The ideal candidate has a good working knowledge of dynamical systems and numerical analysis, as well as consummate programming abilities. Prior understanding of the neural control of movement is highly desirable, but may be acquired during the project.

      Eligibility: Applicants should have a Bachelors (at least 2.1) or Masters degree in neuroscience, physics, engineering, computer science or a related discipline. Good analytical and programming skills are necessary; experience in neuroscience and/or movement studies is desirable.

      Funding Details: The studentship will cover UK/EU/International fees and pay the Research Council maintenance (2013-14 at 13,726 GBP p.a. tax free) for up to 3 years. It will begin in October 2014, though a delayed start is negotiable.

      How to apply: Please submit an application for a PhD in Cybernetics (full time) to the University at http://www.reading.ac.uk/Study/apply/pg-applicationform.aspx. Please quote the reference GS14-099 for funding and identify Prof Ingo Bojak as potential supervisor. Once you have submitted your application, you should receive an email to confirm receipt. Please forward this email, along with a covering letter, to Prof Ingo Bojak (i.bojak@reading.ac.uk) by the application deadline.

      Application Deadline: 01 September 2014, or until position filled.

      Further Enquiries: Please contact Prof Ingo Bojak (i.bojak@reading.ac.uk).

Postdoctoral positions

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  • Postdoc, Mathematical Biology/Applied Mathematics/Statistics, NCSU
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 44 - October 28, 2014

      We are looking to hire one postdoc (possibly two, depending on availability of funds) as part of an NSF-funded Research Training Group (RTG) in the mathematical sciences at North Carolina State University.

      Our program, titled "Parameter Estimation for Mechanistic Biological Models", focuses on mathematical modeling of biological systems and challenges that arise in confronting these models with real-world data. Mathematical and statistical questions of particular interest include parameter estimation, uncertainty quantification and experimental design. Biological emphases are broad and are not limited to any particular system or scale of organization, although current group members focus mostly on physiology (e.g. cardiovascular dynamics and tissue dynamics) and population biology (e.g. ecology, epidemiology, evolution and within-host dynamics).

      Our RTG involves a number of projects, each of which involve vertically-integrated teams of faculty, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students. Each postdoc will have a primary advisor drawn from the RTG faculty, but will be expected to work with more than one of these groups and contribute to mentoring group members. Active participation in RTG activities, such as a seminar series and workshops, is expected. RTG postdocs will teach one course per semester for the mathematics department.

      RTG appointments are for three years, conditional on satisfactory progress. All applicants must be US citizens, nationals or permanent residents, and either hold a PhD in the mathematical sciences (or in a related discipline) or be a graduate student who will complete such a PhD before taking up the position. Through the mathjobs.org system ( https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/6471 ), applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, publication list and arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf. Appointments will start in January or August of 2015. We will begin considering applications immediately and will continue to review applications until available positions are filled.

      See http://rtg.math.ncsu.edu for more details about our RTG and for further details of these positions. Inquiries may also be directed to Alun Lloyd (RTG Director): alun_lloyd@ncsu.edu

  • Postdoctoral Position, Mathematical Biological Chemistry, Michigan
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 43 - October 21, 2014

      Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
      Location: University of Michigan Medical School
      Salary: NIH National Research Service Award Stipends for Postdoctoral Career
      Level (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-14-046.html)
      Contract: Full time appointment renewable on yearly basis for 4 years

      Description: Prof. Santiago Schnell is announcing an opening of a postdoctoral position to work in the area of computational and mathematical biological chemistry in his research group (http://www.med.umich.edu/schnell-lab/). The postdoctoral fellow will work specifically on investigating protein aggregation reaction mechanisms associated with protein folding diseases.

      Candidates should have experience in the mathematical modeling and numerical solutions of differential equations, and an understanding of biochemical kinetics, biochemistry and cell biology. Experience with molecular modeling would be a plus. This position would suit individuals who have a first degree in mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering or biomedical sciences, and a PhD in applied mathematics, systems biology, biophysics, theoretical physical-chemistry, biomedical or chemical engineering. Candidates must enjoy working in a team and have a meticulous approach to their work. They must have experience writing publications and very good communication skills. The research fellow will interact with our experimental collaborators at the University of Michigan, and will have the opportunity to train in experimental techniques.

      How to apply: Applications, including a full CV, a cover letter explaining suitability for the position and how the candidate satisfies the selection criteria, and the names and addresses of two referees should be sent to Prof. Santiago Schnell (E-mail: schnells@umich.edu). Candidates must arrange for their referees to send references directly to Prof. Santiago Schnell (email is sufficient).

      Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

  • Postdoc, Mathematical Microbial Ecology, Cinvestav, Monterrey, Mexico
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 43 - October 21, 2014

      Postdoctoral position to fill at Cinvestav (Monterrey, Mexico), to work on a project on mathematical microbial ecology.

      We are looking for an enthusiastic scientist to develop mathematical models for microbial ecology, with data obtained from the Cuatro Cienegas (Mexico) ecological reserve.

      The ideal candidates will have a strong background in mathematical modeling, a recent PhD in a related field, and a strong interest to collaborate with experimental biologists and theoreticians. Strong programming skills in Matlab are mandatory, while additional experience in programs like C/C++ or Python is desirable. Experience with partial differential equations (reaction-diffusion equations) is also expected.

      The project will entail constant feedback and cooperation with experimental biologist. Thus, the postdoc is expected to have excellent personal and communication skills, and to communicate research to interdisciplinary audiences.

      The successful candidate will join the Computational and Systems Biology Lab at Cinvestav Monterrey, and will work under the supervision of Prof. Moises Santillan. Details of our lab can be found in (http://msantillan.org.mx).

      The position will be available in January 2015, but starting date is negotiable.

      To apply please submit CV, names of references, and inquiries to Prof. Moises Santillan at msantillan@cinvestav.mx

  • Postdoc, Theoretical Neuroscience of Alcohol Addiction, France-USA
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 43 - October 21, 2014

      A postdoctoral position is available for a USA-France collaborative project on the influence of alcohol on the central dopamine system. The project combines computational and experimental techniques. The post-doc will design and analyze a biophysical computational models of the brain circuitry affected by alcohol. The position is available immediately for up to three years. The position is based at the Group for Neural Theory, Ecole Normale Superieure Paris France, with extensive research visits between two institutions: Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, and Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France. In Paris, he or she will work with Prof. Gutkin (Group of Neural Theory, ENS) and Prof. Mamelli (Institut du Fer a Moulin, INSERM) on circuit level models. In Indianapolis, the post-doc will work with Prof. Kuznetsov (Mathematics Dept.) and Prof. Lapish (Psychology Dept.) on cellular level models. Both locations provide an excellent environment for collaborative research in quantitative biosciences. Ample travel support, competitive salary and full social coverage is offered.

      Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience, Mathematics, Physics, or a quantitative field, a background in dynamical systems, programming experience and working knowledge in Computational Neuroscience.

      How to Apply: Send your CV, list of publications, research statement, and contact information for three references to Prof. Boris Gutkin via e-mail: boris.gutkin@ens.fr.

  • Postdoc Position, Systems Biology, Los Alamos National Laboratory
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 42 - October 14, 2014

      Postdoc position, Systems Biology, Los Alamos National Laboratory

      A postdoc position is available in the area of computational modeling of cell signaling. The successful candidate will be affiliated with the Theoretical Biology and Biophysics Group in the Theoretical Division (http://www.lanl.gov/orgs/t/) of Los Alamos National Laboratory and will work in close coordination with quantitative experimentalists in the New Mexico Center for the Spatiotemporal Modeling of Cell Signaling (http://stmc.health.unm.edu/), which is an NIH/NIGMS-supported national center for systems biology (http://www.systemscenters.org/). Affiliation with the Center for Nonlinear Studies (http://cnls.lanl.gov/External/) is a possibility.

      Information about doing a postdoc in Los Alamos, including salary information (the starting salary ranges from $72,200 to $106,000) and eligibility requirements, can be found here:

      http://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/postdoc-program/

      The ideal candidate will have a PhD in a physical science discipline, engineering discipline, applied mathematics, or similar degree type and significant computational/programming skills (C/C++ and Perl/Python), as well as experience in computational/mathematical modeling of cellular regulatory systems. Experience working with experimentalists, modeling human cell signaling systems, and using rule-based modeling approaches is desirable. The successful candidate will be involved in developing models for immunoreceptor signaling, receptor tyrosine kinase signaling, and Rab signaling cascades.

      Preference will be given to candidates who are competitive for a Laboratory-sponsored fellowship, which typically requires training in physics, or a closely related discipline, and publications collectively cited >100 times according to Web of Science.

      To apply, please send a statement of interest (1 page or less), CV, and a list of three references directly to Bill Hlavacek (http://www.t6.lanl.gov/wish/) at wish@lanl.gov

      The search to fill this position will continue until the position is filled.

  • Postdoc Position, Mathematical/Computational Modelling, U Nottingham
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 42 - October 14, 2014

      Vacancies Mathematical/Computational Modelling in Synthetic Biology at the University of Nottingham. See:

      Research Associate/Fellow - Mathematical/Computational Modelling in Synthetic Biology
      http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/MED284014

      Research Associate/Fellow - Mathematical/Computational Modelling in Synthetic Biology
      http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/MED284314

      Closing dates 4 November 2014. Informal enquiries to john.king@nottingham.ac.uk

  • Postdoctoral Opportunity, Harvard Medical School
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 41 - October 7, 2014

      Job Title: Personalized Medicine Research Fellowship

      Summary: The Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMI) at Harvard Medical School has one research fellowship available for immediate appointment. The position is part of the Laboratory for Personalized Medicine (LPM, lpm.hms.harvard.edu), whose focus is to reengineer translational science and accelerate the migration of biomedical informatics methodology, analysis and applications into the clinical enterprise in support of personalized medicine.

      LPM's objective is to identify clinically impactful devices, procedures, and biomedical informatics resources; test the clinical validity of those items with likely impact in the personal medicine clinical enterprise; and to execute high priority projects that translate key technologies into the clinical IT enterprise in support of personalized, preventive health care. The long-term goal is to create a translational science method and environment that supports the continuous and systematic testing and translation of highest priority technologies and discoveries into the clinical enterprise. This objective is at the heart of translational science and will support the joint HMS and Harvard Affiliate CTSC efforts. Current projects include large-scale genomic analysis, using network medicine to discover novel drug targets and the development of optimized treatment plans for segmented patient populations.

      Role and Duties: As a member of LPM, the Fellow is expected to assume important roles in prioritized LPM projects including: work with LPM project leadership to identify and describe key pilot projects, participate in multidisciplinary project team projects to achieve research milestones, provide teaching assistance to the Bioinformatics Track in the Master of Medical Sciences in Biomedical Informatics program at Harvard Medical School, and support basic science, clinical researchers, and LPM's healthcare collaborations.

      Qualifications: The ideal candidate has received their PhD in the biomedical informatics, biomedical science or clinical informatics fields and/or has received a MD, RN, or related advance clinical degree within the last three years. Candidate must excel at modern bioinformatics skills such as python, perl, R, cluster computing or similar. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated research aptitude and a driving interest in improving the healthcare system. 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. Applicants should be highly motivated and flexible, with excellent communication skills, and work well within an interdisciplinary environment.

      How to apply: Email applications including curriculum vitae, summary statement of personal objective and research interests, PDFs of no more than three papers, and the names and email addresses of three references to: Peter J. Tonellato, Ph.D., peter_tonellato@hms.harvard.edu, 617-432-7185

      For general interest in working at the LPM send CV, statement of objective and interests.

  • Postdoctoral Position, Modelling Dynamics of Infectious Diseases ...
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 40 - September 30, 2014

      Postdoctoral Position on modelling the dynamics of infectious diseases and immune responses

      Department of Microbiology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

      A post-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Vitaly V. Ganusov in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in the area of modeling within-host dynamics of viral infections and immune responses. Our laboratory is currently focuses on studying the role of T cell responses, mainly CD8 T cell responses, in the control of pathogens in mammalian hosts. Despite great advances in biology and medicine in controlling infectious diseases with antibiotics/antivirals and vaccines we still have a limited understanding how pathogens cause the disease and how immune responses control pathogen growth within the host. Great insights have been gained into the dynamics of human immunodeficiency virus in infected patients by combining analysis of experimental data with mathematical models. In our laboratory we adopt a similar philosophy and by combining experimental data with mathematical models we investigate CD8 T cell involvement in control of the dynamics of infections in mice and humans. Currently, we investigate the within-host dynamics of several major human pathogens such as HIV, influenza, malaria, and TB. For all these pathogens we are interested in understanding how immune response is controlling pathogen replication and whether this control can be improved therapeutically (by prophylactic or therapeutic vaccination, adoptive transfer, treatment). In particular, we investigate the role of CD8 T cell response in early control of HIV replication and likelihood of viral escape from T cell immunity, the contribution of immunity to control of influenza replication in humans, how vaccine-induced memory T cells provide protection against malaria, and how Mycobacterium tuberculosis replicates in the murine and human hosts. Most of our projects involve experimental data from collaborators in the US, Australia, and Europe.

      Requirements: PhD (or equivalent) in mathematics, biology, physics or similar area. Previous experience in mathematical/computational biology is required. Knowledge of one of a higher level programming languages (R, python, Matlab, Mathematica or similar) is desired. Basic understanding of infectious disease biology is a plus.

      Position starts Jan 1st 2015 for 1 year with a possibility of extensions given availability of funds.

      Salary is on the NIH scale with full University of Tennessee employee fringe benefits.

      To apply, please send your CV and arrange 3 letters of reference to be sent to vitaly.ganusov@gmail.com.

  • Postdoctoral Position, Infectious Disease Modeling, St. Jude
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 40 - September 30, 2014

      Postdoctoral Research Associate in Infectious Disease Modeling

      Department of Infectious Diseases, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

      Job Description:
      The Department of Infectious Diseases is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow interested in mathematical/computational modeling of viral infections, bacterial infections, and host immune responses in the laboratory of Amber Smith. The candidate will develop and analyze dynamical models and use parameter estimation to investigate experimental kinetic data, help develop new experiments, and generate new hypotheses about the biology of influenza infections and coinfections. The individual will pursue interdisciplinary research at the boundary of mathematics and biology, with activities that include directly working with experimentalists within the laboratory and the department, publishing results in peer-reviewed journals, and presenting results at conferences.

      Job Qualifications:
      Candidates should have a PhD in applied mathematics, mathematical biology, computer or computational science, physics (or other related field) with some knowledge of biology and experience in modeling and analyzing biological data. Candidates should have strong mathematical and statistical skills, and an interest in viral dynamics, bacterial dynamics, and/or immunology. Preference will be given to candidates with previous research experience in these areas, good programming skills (e.g. Matlab, R, Python) and excellent written and oral English.

      Salary & Benefits:
      Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and offered according to St. Jude and NIH guidelines. St. Jude offers an above-average benefits package to postdoctoral fellows including health and dental insurance; group life insurance; liability insurance; workers compensation; accidental death and dismemberment eligibility; short term/long term disability eligibility; a professional development account; paid holidays; paid vacation plus two personal days per year; and paid sick leave.

      Applications:
      The position is available immediately (start date negotiable) and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted at: https://jobs.stjude.org/css_apo_postdoc/CSSPage_Referred.ASP?Req=32753

      For more information, contact Amber Smith (email: amber.smith@stjude.org) or visit www.stjude.org/academic-programs

  • Postdoctoral Position/Senior Modeller, Newcastle University
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 40 - September 30, 2014

      On behalf of Professor Tom Curtis I wish to make you aware of a EPSRC Modeller post currently being advertised at Newcastle University. This post will join the (5 year/5.5million GBP) EPSRC Frontier Project - NUFEB.

      Closing date 23 October.

      The link to the post is: https://www15.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_newcastle02.asp?s=4A515F4E5A565B1A&jobid=54946,3423712382&key=83995518&c=764654951402&pagestamp=sexcpjsrycmweehqmt

      If you would like more information about the NUFEB project please take a look at our website: http://research.ncl.ac.uk/nufeb/

  • Research Assistant Professor & Postdoctoral Research Fellow, U Tokyo
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 40 - September 30, 2014

      Research Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral Research Fellow in theoretical epidemiology of infectious diseases (Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo)

      Starting Date: Preferably April 2015 (negotiable)

      Job details: Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, School of International Health, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo invites applications for Research Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions in theoretical epidemiology of infectious diseases. We are looking for candidates with strong interests and demonstrated expertise in mathematical modeling in epidemiology or statistical analysis of big epidemic data.

      The successful candidate will work on mathematical modeling studies of detecting premonitory signs of emerging epidemic or short-term forecasting, analyzing empirical datasets and implementing analytical and numerical studies. In particular, he/she will work on (i) epidemiological modeling using both epidemiological and genetic data and (ii) forecasting model using human mobility and climatic data. Whereas the main focus will be on mathematical modeling studies, the successful candidate will also have opportunities to be engaged in quantitative modeling studies and analyze various empirical datasets of infectious diseases.

      Applicants should possess PhD degree in a related area or have an equivalent track record in research. He/she should also possess outstanding record of peer-reviewed publications in international journals, and sufficient background in applied mathematics, statistics, stochastic process or computer science to conduct project studies with senior researchers.

      The salary will commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. The position is for an initial fixed-term for up to three years. Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. Health and medical insurance is provided.

      The University of Tokyo is the leading research institute in Japan. Infectious disease epidemiology unit handles a variety of mathematical modeling subjects aiming to improve our understanding in the transmission and persistence of infectious diseases and offer practical insights into infectious disease epidemiology including optimal intervention strategies.

      Applications and Contact information: For details of the position, please contact Dr Hiroshi Nishiura, by phone: +81 3 5841 3688, or email: nishiurah(at)m.u-tokyo.ac.jp

  • Postdoctoral Position, Mathematical Biology Education, QUBES Project
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 40 - September 30, 2014

      Postdoctoral Position in Mathematical Biology Education

      A postdoctoral position is available in partnership with the Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES) project (www.qubeshub.org ), with investigators at the University of Pittsburgh, North Carolina State University, Radford University, the College of William and Mary, Roanoke College, Unity College, and the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium (http://bioquest.org ).

      Project: In brief, the project aims to facilitate greater penetration of quantitatively rigorous curriculum and experiences in undergraduate biology programs across the country. As part of the larger project, QUBES will develop and support Faculty Mentoring Networks that partner small groups of faculty who wish to incorporate more quantitative approaches in their teaching with a mentor who has expertise and experience doing just that. The focal idea is to provide support, guidance, and faculty development during the implementation and assessment of curricular change rather than just before. Read more about the Faculty Mentoring Networks and the larger project here: www.qubeshub.org .

      Position: The new postdoctoral research position, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, will be involved in curriculum development, faculty development, web communications, and assessment as part of the QUBES Faculty Mentoring Networks. The position will include teaching responsibilities in the Department of Biology at Radford University, providing opportunities for implementing and assessing innovative curriculum first-hand. The work will be supervised most directly by Dr. Jeremy M. Wojdak at Radford University, but will include close interactions with the Project Director, Dr. Sam Donovan at the University of Pittsburgh, and Dr. Kristin Jenkins, the Executive Director of BioQUEST.

      Qualifications/ Requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences or a related field, preferably including experience/expertise in biological mathematics or statistics. Preference will be given to applicants that have demonstrated a strong interest in undergraduate STEM education. Indications of interest in STEM education include participation in professional development programs (e.g., FIRST IV, HHMI Teaching Fellows program, or participation in CIRTL, or coursework in education/pedagogy), experience with outreach (e.g., GK12 project, directing REU program or summer program for high school students), or publications on undergraduate education projects.

      We desire applications with strong verbal and written communication skills, good social and organizational skills, and a robust work ethic. Familiarity with statistics (R or equivalent) and the analysis of educational or program assessment data is desirable, as is experience working with diverse faculty and student populations.

      Benefits and Opportunities: This is an excellent opportunity for a recent Ph.D. with career interests in science education - by the nature of the mentoring network project, the postdoctoral researcher will have frequent opportunities to connect and interact with a wide swath of faculty interested in quantitative biology education across the country. This position will allow the postdoctoral researcher to gain meaningful teaching experience and robust professional development as an instructor. The project team has a wealth of experience in STEM education pedagogy, scientific publishing, and grant writing, and training in these areas will be available.

      Salary will be $42,000 per year, and includes Radford University?s competitive benefit package. Funding for this position is available for four years. The candidate will initially be hired for one year, with annual extensions possible, contingent on performance. Grant funding will provide support for travel to conferences and project team meetings.

      Radford University is a comprehensive, midsize public university nestled in the New River Valley along the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Radford provides a diversity of outstanding undergraduate and graduate academic programs for approximately 10,000 students. Renowned for teaching excellence and a focus on strong faculty/student bonds, the innovative use of technology in the learning environment and a vibrant student life on a beautiful campus, Radford University offers many opportunities to engage both faculty and students in teaching, research, and public service as scholars and citizens. Our faculty is proud of our students and their accomplishments. We seek new colleagues who will work to promote their development and help them pursue their aspirations as well as contribute to our versatile and collegial intellectual community. Additional information about the university can be found at http://www.radford.edu. The surrounding region affords a diversity of cultural and recreational activities along with several excellent school systems. The university is within a few hours drive from both the Washington, D.C., and the Charlotte, NC, areas.

      Application: Questions and applications should be forwarded to Dr. Jeremy Wojdak, Radford University, jmwojdak@radford.edu . Applications should include a CV, a statement of research and career interests including relationships between applicant's interests and QUBES project goals and plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Additional materials may be requested at a later time. The ideal starting date is Spring Semester 2015 (January); interviews will continue until the position is filled.

      Radford University is an EO/AA employer committed to diversity. All new hires to Radford University will be subject to E-Verify beginning June 1, 2011. E- Verify is administered by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, USCIS- Verification Division and the Social Security Administration and allows participating employers to electronically verify employment eligibility.

  • Research Associate\Educator, University of Maryland
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 40 - September 30, 2014

      Title: Research Associate
      Functional Title: Research Educator

      Position Summary/Purpose of Position: The First-Year Innovation & Research Experience (FIRE) is a new major initiative at the University of Maryland, College Park. FIRE provides first-year undergraduate students research experience, broad mentorship and social connectivity that impacts academic success and professional development.

      The Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President in collaboration with the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) of the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources is seeking a Research Associate to serve as the Research Educator for the FIRE Achieving Resource, Environment & Energy Sustainability innovation and research stream. The stream Research Educator works in collaboration with the stream-affiliated faculty members (Dr. Lars Olson, Dr. Anna Alberini and Dr. Sebastien Houde) to design and implement the group research agenda and is responsible for all curriculum, instruction and broad student mentorship. The Research Educator will coordinate with a team of undergraduate peer mentors to oversee research operations including student research progress, laboratory maintenance as well as management of the fiscal budget. The position empowers the individual to develop a strong portfolio of experience in curriculum development, instruction, mentorship, leadership and research group management.

      The Achieving Resource, Environment and Energy Sustainability stream has three focus areas: analysis of natural science and socioeconomic data on biological resources; renewable energy systems, vehicle ownership and use by Maryland households; interventions to encourage households and small businesses in Maryland to invest in cost-effective, energy-saving technologies. The stream will be housed in a new AREC undergraduate research center.

      Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics, Computer Science (Data Analysis and Visualization), Economics, Geography (Geographic Information Systems), Statistics, or a related field.

      Expertise working with statistical software and large data sets.

      Preferences: Expertise in data visualization, econometrics, geographic information systems, statistics and/or survey administration. Demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate education.

      Additional Information: The Research Educator position will be supported from January 2015 through December 2017 (3 years) contingent on positive annual reviews (each December 2015 & 2016). The position co-reports to the Director of First-Year Research Programs in the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President as well the stream affiliated faculty members Dr. Lars Olson, Dr. Anna Alberini and Dr. Sebastien Houde.

      More information about the FIRE program and the Research Educator position is available at the FIRE website: http://fire.umd.edu/

      To apply for this position please submit the following documents at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/29966: a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a list of three professional references including names, addresses and telephone numbers; one publication or research paper; and, a statement of your teaching philosophy.

      The position is open until filled. For best consideration apply by October 15, 2014.

  • Research Associate, University of Manchester, UK
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 39 - September 23, 2014

      Research Associate, University of Manchester, UK

      A postdoctoral position is available in modelling neuronal axon biology in the healthy and ageing brain. The position is based in the Faculty of Life Sciences and involves collaboration with researchers in the School of Mathematics.

      Full details are available at http://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=8552

      Informal enquiries may be addressed to Andreas.Prokop@manchester.ac.uk or Oliver.Jensen@manchester.ac.uk

      Closing date: 30 September 2014

  • MBI Postdoctoral Fellow
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 39 - September 23, 2014

      MBI postdoctoral fellows engage in a three-year integrated program of tutorials, working seminars or journal clubs, and workshops, and in interactions with their mathematical and bioscience mentors. These activities are geared toward providing the tools to pursue an independent research program with an emphasis on collaborative research in the mathematical biosciences. MBI facilitated activities are tailored to the needs of each postdoctoral fellow.

      The postdoctoral program includes both regular postdoctoral fellows and sponsored postdoctoral fellows. You may apply to one or both.

      Postdoctoral fellows participate in all aspects of the MBI's scientific programs. Fellows will have two mentors: one in the biological sciences and one in the mathematical sciences.

      Applying for a Three-Year MBI Postdoctoral Fellowship:

      Applications for an MBI Postdoctoral Fellowship should be submitted online at http://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/mbi.

      Applicants should provide a curriculum vita, a research statement, and three letters of recommendation.

      For additional information please contact Rebecca Martin (rebecca@mbi.osu.edu or 614-688-3519). Applications completed before December 8, 2014 will receive full consideration.

      The Ohio State University is an EEO/AA Employer.

  • Postdoc, Ecological/Epidemiological Modeller, Rothamsted Research
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 39 - September 23, 2014

      POST DOCTORAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST
      ECOLOGICAL/EPIDEMIOLOGICAL MODELLER

      Rothamsted Research, the largest agricultural research centre in the UK and the oldest agricultural research station in the world, is seeking a suitably qualified mathematical modeller, ecologist or epidemiologist for a post-doctoral position to work on fundamental and applied aspects of the population genetics and epidemiology of plant pathogens.

      Post-doctoral researcher will combine population genetic and epidemiological models to study the evolutionary consequences of integrated control of plant diseases. Key aim is to quantify the consequences for the sustainability of disease control of integrated use of cultivar resistance and fungicides.

      Alongside an extensive experimental program the post-doctoral researcher will develop and analyse models as well as use the data for model testing.

      Key application area: The project will use potato late blight as a test system which is both scientifically tractable and of high economic significance. The knowledge and strategies identified will be specifically relevant to the potato industry and provide insights for the wider horticultural industry.

      As well as address fundamental research questions in this area, the post-holder will have the opportunity to work closely with regulatory agencies and national and international partners to have a tangible impact on control strategies in practice. The successful applicants will have strong quantitative skills and experience in population genetic or epidemic modelling.

      The posts will be located in the Computational and Systems Biology Department at Rothamsted Research under the supervision of Dr Frank van den Bosch, with close interactions with the internal and external collaborators. Informal enquiries about this post can be directed to Dr Frank van den Bosch (frank.vandenbosch@rothamsted.ac.uk or 01582 763133 x2372)

      The appointment is full-time within Band D with a starting salary normally in the region of 29,842 and 32,315 GBP per annum. The post is available for a three year period.

      Apply by application form only, available with further particulars from www.rothamsted.ac.uk or from the HR Group, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2JQ, rres.hr@rothamsted.ac.uk. Please quote reference. 1358.

      Closing date: 19 October 2014. An Equal Opportunities Employer

  • Postdoctoral Position, Systems Biology, University of Edinburgh
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 39 - September 23, 2014

      A postdoctoral position is available in Molina's group at the University of Edinburgh to investigate the dynamics of transcription factors in a fractal chromatin structure. The successful candidate will develop a mathematical model of TF diffusion that will be used to analyse available experimental data. The position is for 24 months starting December 2014.

      Apply:
      https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=031209

      MolinaLab:
      http://molinalab.bio.ed.ac.uk/

  • Postdoc Positions, Modeling in Systems and Synthetic Biology, OIST
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 38 - September 16, 2014

      We are looking for two enthusiastic scientists to helps us develop novel analysis tools and stochastic/multiscaled methods, aimed at answering open questions in gene expression and cell biology.

      The ideal candidates will have a strong background in mathematical modeling (ideally numerical analysis and probability), a PhD in a related field, and a strong interest to collaborate with experimental biologists and theoreticians. Strong programming skills in Matlab are mandatory, while additional experience in C/C++ and Python is desirable but not essential. Additionally, experience with dynamical systems (ODEs, PDEs) is expected, while evidenced experience in biological/chemical reaction modeling and stochastic simulation will be considered a plus.

      Specific projects will entail constant feedback and cooperation with our home-based wet lab, and experimental and theoretical groups inside and outside Japan. Thus, the postdoc is expected to have excellent personal and communication skills, and to communicate research to interdisciplinary audiences.

      The successful candidate will join the Integrative Systems Biology Unit of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), and will work under the supervision of Prof. Tatiana Marquez-Lago. OIST's language of instruction is English, and a large segment of the faculty and student population is international. Details of our lab can be found in (https://groups.oist.jp/isbu), while further details of the position and application process can be found in http://www.oist.jp/careers/postdoctoral-scholar-integrative-systems-biology-unit.

      *** One of the positions is available immediately, and the second has a negotiable start date within the next 5 months.

  • Postdoc Position, Infectious Disease Modeling, University of Michigan
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 38 - September 16, 2014

      Postdoctoral position to fill on a project funded by the Modeling of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) program within NIGMS (epidemiology/infectious diseases/transmission dynamics/enteric pathogens/environmental health) Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

      Applications are invited for a two-year postdoctoral research position to join an NIGMS funded interdisciplinary project, with a team of collaborators (Joseph Eisenberg, Rafael Meza, Marisa Eisenberg, Ed Ionides, and James Koopman) to develop and examine transmission models that explicitly describe enteric pathogen dynamics and the dynamics of human contact with pathogens in various environmental media. The interdisciplinary team includes epidemiologists, engineers, applied mathematicians and statisticians. The project will conduct multi-scale analyses across a range of spatial and temporal scales, as determined by agent persistence in different environments and temporal patterns of excretion and exposure. Desired areas of expertise include: dynamical systems, parameter estimation, computer programming (familiarity with Python, R, Matlab, C++), infectious diseases modeling.

      The University of Michigan offers a vibrant mathematical modeling and complex systems community. Modeling expertise expands across departments including Epidemiology, Health Management and Policy, Complex Systems, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Mathematics and Statistics. The School of Public Health is renowned for its cutting edge research on the applications of mathematical modeling in epidemiology and public health.

      Applicants should have a doctoral degree in Epidemiology, Ecology, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics or related field,

      Compensation (salary and benefits) will be offered according to University of Michigan and NIH guidelines. The position is available immediately but starting date is negotiable.

      To apply please submit CV, names of references, and inquiries to Dr Joseph Eisenberg at jnse@umich.edu

      Joseph Eisenberg
      Department of Epidemiology
      School of Public Health
      University of Michigan
      1415 Washington Heights
      Ann Arbor, MI 48109
      http://www.sph.umich.edu/iscr/faculty/profile.cfm?uniqname=jnse

  • Call for Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications at NIMBioS
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 37 - September 9, 2014

      Call for Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications at NIMBioS -- Next Deadline: December 11, 2014

      The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), located at the Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, is currently accepting applications for postdoctoral scholarship at the interface between mathematics and biology. Highest priority will be given to those with explicit plans to develop their ability to effectively carry on research across these fields. We are particularly interested in requests to support research that integrates diverse fields, requires synthesis at multiple scales, and/or makes use of or requires development of new mathematical/computational approaches. NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellows are chosen based upon indications that the applicant's research plans are consistent with the mission of NIMBioS, the applicant has the demonstrated ability to carry out the proposed research, and the opportunities provided through NIMBioS will enhance the capacity for the research to be completed in an efficient and timely manner. Support: annual stipend of $51,000, full University of Tennessee employee fringe benefits, and an annual travel allowance of $3,000.

      How to apply: Complete the online application and submit a brief project description, references, and CV following the guidelines available at http://www.nimbios.org/postdocs/

      Deadline: NIMBioS postdoctoral requests for support are reviewed two times per year, and the selected researchers are offered positions at NIMBioS where they conduct research that is mostly self-directed. The deadline for activities beginning in summer/fall 2015 is December 11, 2014 but applications for positions starting later in 2015 are also accepted at this time. All letters of recommendation must be submitted before the request deadline.

      The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) (http://www.nimbios.org) brings together researchers from around the world to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries to investigate solutions to basic and applied problems in the life sciences. NIMBioS is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture with additional support from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

  • Postdoc, Infectious Disease Dynamics, University of Notre Dame
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 37 - September 9, 2014

      Postdoctoral Research Position in Infectious Disease Dynamics at the University of Notre Dame

      A candidate for a postdoctoral research position is sought for the Perkins Lab at the University of Notre Dame. Research will focus on the development and application of mechanistic models of the dynamics of vector-borne pathogen transmission and control, with an emphasis on dengue and malaria. There are a range of projects that the successful candidate could pursue, depending on her/his interests and skills. Major research themes include (i) modeling human movement, exposure, and contact at a variety of scales; (ii) developing and applying theory for targeted control and surveillance; and (iii) developing, applying, and testing new methods for the inference of pathogen movement based on a combination of genetic and epidemiological data. A variety of approaches will be taken, including development of new theory, statistical inference using novel methods, simulation studies, and confronting these approaches with data. Candidates will also be encouraged to dedicate a portion of their time to developing and leading projects of their own that are broadly consistent with the goals of the lab.

      Desirable qualities of candidates include (1) a Ph.D. in Biology, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, or another relevant field; (2) strong programming and software development skills; (3) experience conducting research using mathematical models; (4) an interest in infectious disease dynamics and global health; and (5) knowledge of population genetics and/or phylogenetics. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with skills and experience, benefits will be provided, and support is available for travel to conferences and to visit field sites as appropriate.

      The Perkins Lab is based in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame, which provide stimulating environments for research on the epidemiology and pathobiology of infectious diseases of global concern. Interactions with the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics and other units on campus are also encouraged.

      For further information, please email Alex Perkins (taperkins@nd.edu) with a statement of interest, a CV, and the names of and contact information for three references.

  • Postdoctoral Position, Theoretical Neuroscience, Indianapolis - Paris
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 37 - September 9, 2014

      Post-Doctoral Position in Computational Neuroscience; Indianapolis, USA - Paris, France

      A post-doctoral position is available for a USA-France collaborative project on the influence of alcohol on the central dopamine system. The project combines computational and experimental techniques. The post-doc will design a biophysical model of the brain circuitry affected by alcohol. The position is available immediately, September 2014, for up to three years. The time will be divided between two institutions: Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, USA, and École Normale Superieure, Paris, France. In Indianapolis, the post-doc will work with Prof. Kuznetsov (Mathematics Dept.) and Prof. Lapish (Psychology Dept.). In Paris, he or she will work with Prof. Gutkin (Group of Neural Theory, ENS) and Prof. Mamelli (Institut du Fer a Moulin, INSERM). Both locations provide an excellent environment for collaborative research in quantitative biosciences.

      Applicants should have a Ph.D in Mathematics, Physics, or a related field, a background in Dynamical Systems, programming skills and working experience in Computational Neuroscience. An experience with stochastic processes is also a plus.

      To apply, please send your CV, list of publications, research statement, and contact information for three references to Prof. Alexey Kuznetsov via e-mail: askuznet@iupui.edu, or by regular mail: 402 N. Blackford Street, LD 270, Indianapolis, IN 46202. IUPUI is an EEO/AA Employer, M/F/D.

  • Postdoc, Eco-Evolutionary Theory, U Arizona
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 37 - September 9, 2014

      Postdoc position in eco-evolutionary theory

      A postdoc position is available to work with PI Joanna Masel (http://eebweb.arizona.edu/faculty/masel) at the University of Arizona in Tucson. A popular tourist destination surrounded on all four sides by mountainous national and state parks, Tucson is a vibrant city of nearly a million people with an attractive climate. The EEB department in Tucson was ranked in the top 10 by US News & World Report.

      The postdoc will study evolutionary rescue (escape from population extinction via adaptation) in the presence of clonal interference, via a model of asexual population genetics (based on Desai & Fisher 2007). This Ising model will be modified so that genotypes specify absolute fitness in a deteriorating environment, rather than relative fitness as is the norm in population genetics. The project is part of a broader effort to integrate the ecological density-dependence terms r and K with the classical population genetics fitness term of w, as part of an eco-evo theoretical synthesis: see http://arxiv.org/abs/1407.1024 for the conceptual basis. We are beginning an experimental evolution collaboration, and so side projects applying the model to experimental evolution (and to other ecological and evolutionary theory) are encouraged. A strong quantitative background together with computational and/or modeling experience is required. A background in evolutionary and/or ecological theory is preferred.

      The Masel group's main research interests http://www.eebweb.arizona.edu/faculty/masel/Research/researchmain.html are in robustness and evolvability, using a mixture of analytical theory, bioinformatic and simulation approaches. Contact Joanna Masel at masel@u.arizona.edu for more information and to apply. The position is available immediately and renewable over multiple years.

  • Post-docs: Bioinformatics & Comp. Bio., U Connecticut Health...
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 36 - September 2, 2014

      Job Title: POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS IN BIOINFORMATICS AND COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY
      Company Name: University of Connecticut Health Center - UCONN
      Location: Farmington, Connecticut, United States, 06030

      UConn Health is engaged in a major expansion of its research programs in computational biology, bioinformatics, and systems biology, as part of several transformative state initiatives. The Bioscience Connecticut initiative, totaling approximately $1B, includes the establishment of the new Center for Quantitative Medicine in 2013.

      The Center for Quantitative Medicine is recruiting several postdoctoral fellows to pursue research in bioinformatics and computational systems biology with a particular focus on algorithm development and computational modeling of cellular processes, as well as applications of quantitative methods to biomedicine. Positions are available in the Laubenbacher, Mendes, and Vera-Licona research groups. The Laubenbacher group has ongoing projects in the development and implementation of algorithms related to modeling and simulation, with applications to cancer and infectious diseases related to iron metabolism. A particular focus is on immunological aspects of these and other diseases. Vera-Licona works on algorithm and software development for the modeling and simulation of biological systems. She is looking for a postdoc to work on the development of computational tools for identification of cascading failures and in silico combination therapies in complex biological networks. Mendes studies computational methods in systems biology, including development of simulation software, and is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on creating models of iron biochemistry, which is associated with several diseases such as cardiovascular, cancer, neurodegenerative, and many others. There are many collaborative activities between the three research groups. For more information about the CQM, please visit our website at http://cqm.uchc.edu/

      The successful candidates will be expected to pursue research in the areas described above, with activities including interacting with experimental collaborators, setting up models, data analysis workflows, and other computational procedures, writing up and publishing results in peer-reviewed journals, presenting results at conferences and helping with developing new projects. The successful candidates will be individuals with background in mathematics, computer science, or physics with some knowledge of biology, or biologists with experience in developing computational/mathematical models. All of these positions will be pursuing interdisciplinary work at the boundaries of these disciplines.

      To apply, please send your CV, a brief statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to Kathy Black at kblack@uchc.edu

      The University of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, M/F/M/PwD/PV

  • Post-docs: Computational Biology, U Notre Dame
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 36 - September 2, 2014

      Two Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions in Computational Biology

      We invite applications for two NIH and NSF funded postdoctoral research positions in the computational biology group in the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS), University of Notre Dame.

      The goal of the first project is to develop at Notre Dame novel, multi-scale computational models to study blood clot formation to be calibrated using specific experiments to be performed at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

      The second project will combine new biophysical methods, live imaging, and advanced organ culture techniques with computer simulations to investigate intercellular signaling in intact epithelial organs within a controlled microenvironment. Success in this project will lead to a better understanding of how exogenous factors impact the endogenous regulation of organ growth and differentiation.

      Priority will be given to candidates with research interests and experience in biological modeling and parallel implementation of computational models. Additional experience with image processing is a plus. Successful applicants will be detail oriented, eager to learn new techniques, and enthusiastic about biological questions that are tackled within a multidisciplinary team environment. Positions are for 1 year with possible extension to up to two additional years. The salary is competitive. Applications, including curriculum vitae and research statement, should be sent electronically to Dr. Mark Alber at: malber@nd.edu. Applicants should also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address. The evaluation of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

  • Post-docs: Computational/Statistical Modeling, U Michigan
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 36 - September 2, 2014

      POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES

      Departments of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Statistics, Mathematics and Center for the Study of Complex Systems, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

      Applications are invited for two postdoctoral research fellowships as part of a 5-year NIH-funded project involving an interdisciplinary team of collaborators: Pej Rohani, Aaron King, Ed Ionides and Mercedes Pascual. We are seeking to recruit candidates who will participate in one of two related projects.

      (1) Use computational and statistical models to understand the immunological, spatial and climatic determinants of dengue transmission.

      (2) To develop and implement computational methods for statistical inference applied to high-dimensional, mechanistic epidemiological systems, with a focus on polio population biology.

      The ideal candidate has a PhD in statistics, applied mathematics, applied physics, epidemiology or other highly quantitative field and previous experience in the analysis of epidemiological or ecological systems. The salary will be in the range of $40,000-50,000 per year (depending on experience), plus fringe benefits. Starting date is negotiable.

      The University of Michigan is a vibrant scientific community and the successful applicants will be afforded many opportunities for professional development. Ann Arbor offers a rich cultural and intellectual life in a very livable small city setting.

      For further information, contact Pej Rohani (e-mail: rohani@umich.edu). Applicants should send a cover letter, a detailed CV, a brief statement of research interests, and the names of three referees. The cover letter should discuss possible starting dates.

      Review of applications will start on October 1st and will continue until the posts have been filled.

  • Post-doc: Biological Data Mining, NIH, Bethesda, MD
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 36 - September 2, 2014

      Postdoctoral Position in Biological Data Mining

      Systems Biology Center
      Division of Intramural Research (DIR)
      National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
      National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      Health and Human Services (HHS)

      POSITION DESCRIPTION: Biology is undergoing a 'big-data' revolution. Next-generation DNA sequencing methods are routinely creating multi-terabyte data sets that must be mined in the context of prior data from pre-existing data sources. A postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available for an individual with a PhD (or similar) in computer science or a related field that has skills in machine learning, data mining and parallel computing as well as a strong interest in biological applications. The position is in the laboratory of Dr. Mark Knepper in the Systems Biology Center at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Knepper's laboratory mission is to use systems biology-based approaches to investigate intracellular mechanisms involved in the regulation of water excretion by the kidney through actions of the hormone vasopressin. Current studies are combining data from next-generation DNA sequencing (NGS) methodologies with large-scale data sets from protein mass spectrometry to model signaling networks and transcriptional networks in kidney collecting duct cells. Projects will involve direct day-to-day collaboration with scientists that are generating data sets using protein mass spectrometry and NGS. The ultimate objective is to develop treatments for common water-balance disorders. The initial appointment can be renewed annually for up to 5 years, dependent on performance. Applicants may apply for "Pathway to Independence" funding (K99 award) in preparation for transition to academic positions.

      REQUIREMENTS: A Ph.D. in computer science, computer engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, bioinformatics, systems biology, applied mathematics or a related discipline is required. Prior experience in addressing biological questions is desirable but not mandatory. Prior experience in modeling from biological "big" data is beneficial, but not required. The successful applicant needs to be a team worker with good communication skills.

      SALARY/BENEFITS: The successful candidate will be offered salary and benefits commensurate with experience and accomplishments. The appointment would be through the Title 42 mechanism (http://hr.od.nih.gov/benefits/pay/default.htm).

      TO APPLY: E-mail a single PDF document containing 1) your Curriculum Vitae, 2) a one-page statement of your long-term career goals and 3) contact information for at least 3 references, to Dr. Mark Knepper at NHLBIKnepperRFRecruit@nih.gov.

      Applications will begin to be examined on October 1, 2014. This advertisement will remain open until the position is filled.

      HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

  • Post-doc: Neglected Tropical Disease Modeling, U Notre Dame
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 35 - August 26, 2014

      POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW POSITION in Neglected Tropical Disease modeling

      An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the 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 model the global elimination of the vector-borne disease, lymphatic filariasis (LF), in partnership with The Task Force for Global Health, Inc, (TFGH), Georgia, USA. The successful candidate for the modeling position must be proficient in mathematical model construction and analysis and interested in the application of these methods to modeling the elimination of the complex mosquito-borne macroparasitic disease, LF, against which a global elimination program using mass drug administration (MDA) is in progress. The candidate will join us in executing a new project funded by TFGH in order to apply and extend our current modeling work using a multi-vector LF model in conjunction with sentinel site data from endemic regions in order to predict the prospects of LF elimination given observed MDA and vector coverage, and post MDA infection data. The aim of the project is to use the modeling results to identify areas where the MDA program is working as expected and where it is not, including making predictions of remedial measures required to address any identified deficiencies. This is a time bound project and so the successful candidate must be able to work to tight deadlines as well as have mathematical and programming skills to quickly understand, modify/extend and run existing or new models. Experience with data-model assimilation (DA) methods will be important as a key focus of the work is to apply models to sentinel data obtained from partners or sources across the world in order to gain a better understanding of site-specific LF control/extinction dynamics for delivery of appropriate results at both local and global settings to TFGH and other interested parties. The candidate will also work with our computation/software development partners, The Center for Research Computing, Notre Dame, to implement a user friendly front end to our DA-based modeling framework. Programming skills in Matlab and C are essential, and skills in R and parallel computing are an advantage.

      The successful candidates for the position should:
      1) Have completed a PhD or equivalent degree
      2) Have demonstrated ability to work independently under supervision, as well as within a team environment with a strong commitment to team-based processes and outcomes
      3) Have strong time management skills
      4) Be willing to travel nationally and internationally
      5) Have strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to publish research results and make scientific presentations
      6) Be expected to contribute to and collaborate with faculty and students within the Departments of Biological Sciences, Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, Computer Science and Engineering, and the Center for Research Computing

      Location: Notre Dame, Indiana, USA

      Tenure: The position is available immediately and has funding available for 1 year in the first instance, with the possibility of extension for 2 additional years.

      Salary: Based on NIH guidelines for postdoctoral fellow salaries

      ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME: The University of Notre Dame is committed to diversity (http://diversity.nd.edu/) in its staff, faculty, and student body. As such, we strongly encourage applications from members of minority groups, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who will enhance our community. The University of Notre Dame, an international Catholic research university, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Information on the Eck Institute for Global Health may be found at http://globalhealth.nd.edu

      APPLICATION PROCESS: 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. Files must be clearly named and identify the position you are applying for. There is no deadline and the review of applications will begin immediately upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled. 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.

  • Post-doc: Agent-based Modelling of Vascular...,U Stuttgart
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 33 - August 13, 2014

      Post-doc position in Systems-Medicine: Agent-based Modelling of Vascular Tumour Growth and Comparison to Imaging Data

      A postdoctoral position is available at the Stuttgart Research Center Systems Biology (SRCSB). The successful candidate will work in the development and implementation of agent-based models of vascular tumour growth and their comparison to experimental imaging data from the medical hospital in Tubingen. Therefore, candidates from the fields of mathematical modelling and image analysis are welcome to apply. The fellowship is part of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) funded e:Bio initiative and the salary will be in group TVoD 13.

      Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related field. The candidate should have a strong knowledge in mathematical modelling, image analysis and C++/MatLab programming.

      Please send your motivation letter and CV to:
      Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.h.c. Matthias Reuss / Dr. Holger Perfahl
      perfahl@ibvt.uni-stuttgart.de
      Stuttgart Research Center Systems Biology (SRCSB)
      University Stuttgart
      Nobelstr. 15
      70569 Stuttgart

  • Post-doc: Infectious Diseases, Weill Medical College, Qatar
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 33 - August 13, 2014

      Postdoctoral Position
      In a pioneering international initiative, Cornell University and Weill Cornell Medical College established the Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) through a unique partnership with the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development. Located in Doha, Qatar, and entering its eleventh year of operation, WCMC-Q seeks candidates for a postdoctoral associate position in:

      Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases
      The Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group (IDEG) at WCMC-Q invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of mathematical modelling of the transmission dynamics of sexually transmitted infections. The position is full-time and is available for up to three years subject to satisfactory progress.

      IDEG is a renowned research group in quantitative methods of infectious diseases, and is at the forefront of infectious disease research internationally. IDEG research has been published in prestigious scientific journals such as Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, PLoS Medicine, Lancet, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Physical Review Letters, and Science Translations Medicine. A number of IDEG studies have had high impact in terms of understanding the epidemiology of diseases and assessing the impact of public health interventions. IDEG research work has been key in the formulation of public health policy at the national, regional, as well as international levels. Findings of IDEG research work have received global coverage in national, regional, and international mass and print media through numerous articles and news stories.

      Major duties:
      -Conduct project-related research on the biomedical and behavioural aspects of the population dynamics of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
      -Develop mathematical models describing HIV and other STI epidemiology and the impact of HIV and other STI interventions using deterministic models, stochastic compartmental models, and individual-based models.
      -Review and validate different approaches and existing models.
      -Publish research findings in scientific journals and present them at major medical/scientific meetings.

      Qualifications:
      -A Ph.D. degree in a quantitatively-oriented field, such as mathematical epidemiology, theoretical physics, or applied mathematics.
      -Robust research experience in mathematical modelling and building deterministic and individual-based models.
      -Experience in analytical and quantitative methods, including deterministic and stochastic differential equations, integral equations, nonlinear dynamics, probability theory, and stochastic processes.
      -Extensive experience in scientific computing involving programming, numerical analysis, symbolic and logical analysis, Monte Carlo simulations, and computer graphics.
      -Experience in Berkeley Madonna, Matlab, Mathematica, C or C++, Fortran, Microsoft Office, LaTex, and Windows.
      -Working knowledge of the biology and epidemiology of infectious diseases, especially HIV and other STIs.
      -Experience with statistical data analysis and related packages, such as SPSS and R.

      WCMC-Q is located in Education City among other American universities in Doha, which is a rapidly growing research hub. The WCMC-Q research program offers a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment, endowed with a comprehensive support infrastructure. Details regarding the WCMC-Q research program and facilities can be accessed at http://qatar-weill.cornell.edu/research/index.html.

      WCMC-Q postdoctoral associates are appointed by the academic departments at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. Salary is commensurate with experience and is accompanied by an attractive foreign-service benefits package, including paid housing and a car allowance.

      Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application, which should outline their interest in the position, along with their curriculum vitae including the names and contact details of three referees, to http://job.qatar-med.cornell.edu

      Positions are open until filled. Please note that, due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

      Applications may also be sent to Adona Canlas (apc2003@qatar-med.cornell.edu)

      Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

  • Post-doc: Computational Neuroscience, IUPUI & Purdue U
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 33 - August 13, 2014

      Postdoctoral opening in computational neuroscience

      The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of mathematical and computational neuroscience. The position is with a collaborative group of scholars from the Department of Mathematical Sciences at IUPUI, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University and the Department of Neurosurgery of the Indiana University School of Medicine. The current research project is aimed at the development of adaptive deep brain stimulators for Parkinson's disease. Part of the duties may also include some teaching in the Mathematical Sciences. The position offers excellent interdisciplinary training possibilities in mathematical biology and computational neuroscience.

      Qualifications: Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, computer science or other related field. Applicants should have strong quantitative skills in data analysis and modeling and a strong interest in neuroscience applications. Experience in nonlinear dynamics/control theory/ neurophysiology is a plus.

      How to apply: Send your CV with a list of publications, research statement, and arrange two-three recommendation letters to be sent to Dr. Leonid Rubchinsky via e-mail: leo@math.iupui.edu. Address all your inquiries to the same e-mail. Alternatively send your application by regular mail to: Dr. Leonid Rubchinsky, Department of Mathematical Sciences, IUPUI, 402 N. Blackford Street, LD 270, Indianapolis, IN 46202. Screening of applications will continue until position is filled.

      IUPUI is an EEO/AA Employer, M/F/D.

  • Research Associate: Spatiotemporal..., Imperial College London
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 33 - August 13, 2014

      Spatiotemporal Network Modeller - NS 2014 157 AB

      https://www4.ad.ic.ac.uk/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?page=/oracle/apps/irc/candidateSelfService/webui/VisVacDispPG&OAHP=IRC_EXT_SITE_VISITOR_APPL&OASF=IRC_VIS_VAC_DISPLAY&akRegionApplicationId=821&transactionid=1592972582&retainAM=Y&addBreadCrumb=RP&p_svid=44158&p_spid=1678198&oapc=10&oas=V_WMZk6xhv0RtdllueK54A

      We are seeking a computational modeller who has strong experience in spatiotemporal dynamical modelling of biological networks. The project will involve modelling the phenomena associated emergent gene expresion under a fitness selection pressure. Suggested reading: Mol Syst Biol. 2011 May 24;7:493. A second project will involve modeling reaction-diffusion genetic networks. Suggested reading: ACS Synth Biol. 2014 May 16;3(5):264-72.

  • Post-doc: Molecular/Computational Neuroscience, George Mason U
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 32 - August 5, 2014

      George Mason University
      Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Molecular Neuroscience/Computational Neuroscience

      The George Mason University, Krasnow Institute seeks a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to develop and use multiscale spatiotemporal models of cardiac mitochondria to understand how mitochondrial structure and function are related.

      Qualifications:
      The ideal candidate is expected to have expertise in biological modeling, computer programming, and related numerical methods. Programming on parallel architectures is also desirable, as is knowledge of mitochondrial modeling.

      This project involves close collaboration with experimental collaborators. The duration of the position is subject to available research funding.

      For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F9804z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a CV, a list of three references with contact information, and a description of research accomplishments. These three required documents will need to be uploaded to the Other Doc category as a single (multipaged) document. Questions may be addressed to sjafri@gmu.edu. AA/EOE

  • Post-doc: Systems Modeling & Simulation, Pfizer, MA, USA
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 32 - August 5, 2014

      Company: Pfizer
      Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow - Systems Modeling & Simulation
      Job ID#: 999952
      Locations: Cambridge, Massachusetts

      Role Description
      The Systems Biology Lab in Pfizer's Cardiovascular, Metabolic, and Endocrine Diseases (CVMED) Research Unit is responsible for developing insights to help advance CVMED clinical candidates and identifying and evaluating promising new therapeutic targets through physiologically-based modeling and simulation, and analysis and interpretation of preclinical and clinical data. We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral candidate to develop and analyze mechanistic, mathematical models to better understand the translation of obesity interventions from preclinical animal models to humans.

      The successful candidate will apply quantitative systems modeling and simulation methods to mathematically describe and investigate key pathways involved in energy metabolism and body weight regulation in C57BL/6 mice. The mechanistic insights gained from detailed analyses of the in silico mouse model, in comparison to a published in silico human model, will generate physiological hypotheses that may be tested experimentally and/or in the clinic. The expectation is that the resulting findings will lead to improved confidence in rationale for the pursuit of novel agents for the treatment of obesity.

      Responsibilities
      -Develop a validated model of key metabolic pathways underlying energy metabolism and body weight regulation in C57BL/6 mice; develop and implement numerical methods for parameter estimation and model simulation
      -Generate testable hypotheses regarding differential regulation of body weight and energy metabolism in mice and humans based on detailed analyses of model and simulation results
      -Collect and organize primary data sets for use in defining parameter values/ranges and for model calibration and validation; contribute to the design of in vitro and in vivo experiments to resolve key knowledge gaps in our understanding of the biology
      -Present novel results at Pfizer and externally at regional or national meetings
      -Publish model and simulation results in high-impact journals

      Qualifications
      Education and Experience:
      -Recent Ph.D. (0-3 years) in Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics or related discipline with strong numerical components focusing on mathematical modeling and simulation. Training and/or experience in mechanistic modeling of biological or physiological systems is preferred.

      Technical Skills Requirements:
      -Understanding of theory, principles, and statistical aspects of mathematical modeling and simulation, including parameter estimation techniques
      -In-depth understanding of ordinary differential equations (ODEs) and how these can be applied in the development of complex models of biological pathways and systems
      -In-depth, hands-on knowledge of modeling and simulation software (MATLAB and SimBiology strongly preferred)
      -Keen interest in learning new areas of biology and building on a solid foundation of quantitative and computational skills
      -Self-directed with ability to work independently
      -Team player
      -Excellent communication and writing skills
      -Primary authorship on relevant publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals

      Physical Position Requirements:
      Office-based position with minimal travel

      To be considered for this role, please apply directly at www.pfizercareers.com and search for job opening 999952.

      If you need any further information, please email me.

      Thank you,
      Christene

  • Post-doc: Modeling Growth & Nutrition, NIDDK, NIH, MD, USA
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 31 - July 28, 2014

      NIH & Gates Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship: Mathematical Modeling of Growth and Malnutrition

      A postdoctoral fellowship is available in the Laboratory of Biological Modeling at the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases, one of the National Institutes of Health located in Bethesda, Maryland. The successful candidate will develop mathematical models of human growth and metabolism, with an emphasis on understanding malnutrition and its treatment across the lifecycle. The fellowship is sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of the Healthy Birth, Growth and Development initiative.

      Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Biochemistry, Physiology, Nutrition, or a related field. The successful candidate will have strong quantitative and mathematical abilities and an interest in studying the regulation of metabolism in humans. Salary will be commensurate with experience according to NIH guidelines.

      Please send your CV and a list of 3 references to:
      Kevin Hall, Ph. D.
      Laboratory of Biological Modeling
      National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases
      National Institutes of Health
      12A South Drive, Room 4007
      Bethesda, MD 20892-5621
      Email: kevinh@niddk.nih.gov

      The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

  • Post-doc: Modeling Food Intake, Food..., NIDDK, NIH, MD, USA
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 31 - July 28, 2014

      NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship: Mathematical Modeling of Food Intake, Food Reward and Habit Formation

      A postdoctoral fellowship is available in the Laboratory of Biological Modeling at the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases, one of the National Institutes of Health located in Bethesda, Maryland. The successful candidate will develop mathematical models of the neurobiology underlying the regulation of food intake, food reward and habit formation. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Computational Neuroscience, Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, or a related field. The successful candidate will have strong quantitative and mathematical abilities and an interest in studying the regulation of food intake, with a specific emphasis on food reward and habit formation. Salary will be commensurate with experience according to NIH guidelines.

      Please send your CV and a list of 3 references to:
      Kevin Hall, Ph. D.
      Laboratory of Biological Modeling
      National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases
      National Institutes of Health
      12A South Drive, Room 4007
      Bethesda, MD 20892-5621
      Email: kevinh@niddk.nih.gov

      The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

  • Post-doc: Interdisciplinary Research, INRIA, Lyon, France
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 31 - July 28, 2014

      One postdoc opportunity at Inria in Lyon, France, to start no later than November 1st, 2014

      In the context of a FP7 KBBE European Project, BacHBerry ("BACterial Hosts for production of Bioactive phenolics from bERRY fruits"), we are seeking for one postdoc candidate, for one year renewable for up to two years.

      The BacHBerry project is interested in the generation of bacterial platforms for sustainable bio-based production of phenolic compounds found in berry fruits. Phenolics are recognised for their antioxydant health-promoting and functional properties, and applied across applications as diverse as aromas, colours, nutraceuticals, and medicines. The platform may involve a single bacterial species, or a community of different bacteria in interaction. Both approaches will be explored.

      Ideally, the candidate should have a strong background in at least one of: biochemistry, systems biology of bacterial communities, metabolic bioengineering; together with an interest and some expertise in the use and development of mathematical models and algorithmic methods. The person should have a strong taste for inter-disciplinary research, and very good interpersonal skills.

      The candidate will work in the BAMBOO team at the Inria-UCBL in Lyon, France (http://team.inria.fr/bamboo/), in interaction with the partners of BacHBerry, in particular the CSI team at the IDMEC-IST in Lisbon, Portugal (http://www.idmec.ist.utl.pt/).

      Applications should include a motivation letter, a CV, and the address of three references.

      The applications should be sent to:
      Marie-France Sagot, marie-france.sagot@inria.fr
      putting also in copy the partner in Lisbon:
      Susana Vinga, susanavinga@gmail.com
      ideally before August 31, 2014.

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  • Tenure-track Positions, Mathematical Biology/Evolutionary Theory
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 44 - October 28, 2014

      The Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen's University is seeking outstanding candidates for at least one and, subject to budgetary approval, up to three Tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a starting date of July 1, 2015. Candidates from all areas of mathematics and statistics are invited to apply.

      Candidates must have a PhD or an equivalent degree at the start date of the appointment. The successful candidate(s) will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department's programs. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to work in areas of study that complement areas already represented in the department (see http://www.mast.queensu.ca/), and to demonstrate evidence of an ability to work in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment. They will also be expected to make substantive contributions through service to the Department, to the Faculty of Arts & Science, to the University, and/or the broader community. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

      The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.

      To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: "I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada"; OR, "I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada". Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

      A complete application consists of: a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph), a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications), a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available), and at least four letters of reference (one of which addresses teaching abilities and/or potential).

      Application materials, with the possible exception of recommendation letters, should be submitted through http://www.mathjobs.org. Recommendation letters may be uploaded directly on http://www.mathjobs.org, or sent by e-mail to position@mast.queensu.ca, or mailed to: the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Jeffery Hall, University Ave., Kingston, ON Canada, K7L 3N6. In order to ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by November 17, 2014.

      The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact: the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Marge Lambert, at lambertm@mast.queensu.ca, phone number 613- 533-2440.

      Additional information about Queen's University, which may be of interest to prospective faculty members, can be found at http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrecruitment.

      Academic staff at Queen's University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University which is posted at http://www.queensu.ca/provost/faculty/facultyrelations/qufa/collectiveagreement.html.

  • Tenure-track Positions, Mathematics and Statistics, Texas Tech U
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 44 - October 28, 2014

      The Department of Mathematics and Statistics (M&S) at Texas Tech University invites applications for four tenure-track assistant professor positions beginning fall 2015. A Ph.D. degree at the time of appointment is required. M&S has active research groups in both pure and applied mathematics and in statistics (see http://www.math.ttu.edu/FacultyStaff/research.shtml). The department fosters a spirit of interdisciplinary collaboration across areas of mathematics and statistics as well as with engineering and the physical and biological sciences. M&S is seeking candidates who will be engaged in nationally visible scholarship, establish externally-funded research programs, interact with the existing research groups in the department, participate in interdisciplinary collaborations and service, involve graduate students in their research, and show excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

      One position will be in statistics, with a preference for candidates in probability theory/stochastic processes. The second position will be in biostatistics, with a preference for candidates who will collaborate with researchers in environmental toxicology, biological sciences and/or public health. The third position will be complex analysis and/or applications of complex analysis. The fourth position will be in mathematical and computational modelling, with a preference for candidates who will collaborate with researchers in biomathematics, applied mathematics and/or computational mathematics. Candidates with very strong records who will bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech will be considered for associate or full professor ranks.

      Please apply, using the Requisition ID 1818BR, at http://www.texastech.edu/careers/ Include a completed AMS standard cover sheet and a vita.

      Three letters of reference plus any material in addition to that completed online should be sent to:
      Alex Wang, Hiring Committee Chair,
      Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
      Texas Tech University,
      Lubbock, TX 79409-1042.
      alex.wang@ttu.edu

      Review of applications will begin immediately. Texas Tech University is committed to diversity among its faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans, and we consider the needs of dual career couples.

      Texas Tech University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Assistant Professor, Applied Math/Stat, U of Washington, Tacoma
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 44 - October 28, 2014

      Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics or Statistics

      The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics or Statistics in the Division of Sciences and Mathematics within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS). This is a full-time position with a nine-month service period. The successful candidate will be an intellectually expansive scholar with a proven record in applying quantitative methods to environmental questions, who will work collaboratively with other faculty in the environmental sciences and mathematics in the Division, as well as the broader University of Washington community. Pedagogical responsibilities include developing and teaching required quantitative courses for the new M.S. in Environmental Science, including graduate environmental statistics, numerical methods in environmental research, and applications of differential equations in environmental research, in addition to teaching undergraduate mathematics and statistics or quantitative environmental science courses. The successful candidate will work with diverse student populations, involve students in faculty research, build community connections, and integrate new pedagogical techniques into teaching/learning.

      This position enters at an exciting time at UW Tacoma as we start our first graduate degree in the natural sciences. The successful candidate will play a lead role in helping to develop and coordinate a new M.S. in Environmental Science and will contribute to existing undergraduate degree offerings in Environmental Science (B.S.) and the Mathematics minor. The position begins September 2015, requires an earned doctorate (or foreign equivalent) in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, or related field (such as Quantitative Ecology) at the time of appointment, and is contingent on funding. Candidates in the final stages of their dissertation will be appointed on an acting basis.

      The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was established in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach to education at its foundation. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that serves students with a wide range of ages and backgrounds from the South Puget Sound region. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching, research and community collaborations. The campus commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere where students, staff, and faculty find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth within our campus and broader community. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit http://www.tacoma.washington.edu.

      To apply, please submit:
      1. letter delineating your interests and qualifications, a description of research projects underway, and your teaching experience. Applicant statements should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma's commitment to diversity;
      2. curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught,
      3. statement of your teaching philosophy,
      4. an article-length writing sample (e.g., a journal article for which you are primary author),
      5. evidence of teaching effectiveness, and
      6. three letters of reference.
      Submit all application materials through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4968. Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin December 1st 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, e-mail Dr. Erica Cline, search chair, at ecline@uw.edu.

      Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Equal Employment Opportunity questionnaire that is linked to the confirmation email. This information will not be shared with the search committee.

      University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities. UW Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research, and service and generally participate in lower division, upper division, and graduate instruction.

  • Faculty Position, Mathematical Sciences, NJIT
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 44 - October 28, 2014

      The Department of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) at the New Jersey Institute of Technology seeks candidates to fill a tenure-track/tenured position at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level in the general area of Applied Mathematics. Candidates are sought from all fields of Applied Mathematics. The Department is particularly interested in candidates whose research interests are consistent with the existing research strengths in scientific computation/numerical analysis, modeling/asymptotic analysis, PDE's and dynamical systems, with focused research groups in applications to fluid dynamics, mathematical biology, and wave propagation.

      DMS has experienced tremendous growth in research over the past two decades, and is now recognized as having a leading national program in applied mathematics. The department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, with Ph.D. program tracks in Applied Mathematics as well as in Applied Probability & Statistics. For more information about DMS faculty and programs, visit http://math.njit.edu.

      Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics or a related field and postdoctoral experience with strong research and teaching potential for consideration at the Assistant Professor level and an appropriate record of accomplishment in classroom teaching, mentoring doctoral students and research publication and funding for consideration at the Associate or Full Professor level. At the university's discretion, the prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university an equivalent combination of education and experience that prepares the candidate for success in the position.

      Please visit https://njit.jobs, posting number 0602414, to apply. Submit a cover letter, resume/CV, research and teaching statements, a summary of teaching evaluations (if available), and names and contact information of three references. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

      To build a diverse workforce, NJIT encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women. EEO employer.

      New Jersey Institute of Technology
      Department of Mathematical Sciences
      323 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
      Newark, NJ 07102

  • Faculty Position, Applied Mathematics & Statistics ..., Quest U
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 43 - October 21, 2014

      Title: Faculty position in Applied Mathematics & Statistics, or Quantitative Sciences, Quest University Canada

      About the position: Quest University Canada invites applicants for a full-time continuing faculty position in applied statistics and mathematics, or quantitative sciences. The successful candidate will have an interest in and ability to apply statistical and mathematical tools to a broad array of applied and theoretical problems across disciplines. This ability may stem from a variety of academic backgrounds (including but not limited to statistics, mathematics, psychology, physical sciences, life sciences and/or humanities). A passion for teaching courses and mentoring student projects is required, along with exemplary communication and collaboration skills.

      The applicant must be able to teach within our current Foundation program, and to be willing to teach our interdisciplinary milestone courses (Cornerstone, Keystone, Question, and/or Rhetoric). The applicant will develop Concentration courses in areas including research design, quantitative sciences, applied statistics, and applied mathematical modeling, that complement and contribute to our existing offerings. Please see the Course Calendar for further information on our courses, and the Faculty Directory for a description of current faculty areas of interest.

      About Quest: Quest University Canada offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate liberal arts and science degree. Our courses, which run on a block schedule and are limited to 20 students, are intensive and highly interactive. Faculty members collaborate frequently across disciplines in curriculum development, teaching, mentoring, and pedagogical innovation. Further details about Quest and the application procedure can be found under Information for Faculty Applicants.

      Applicant requirements: Candidates must have completed a PhD or equivalent by the time of appointment, and are expected to have taught at least one university-level course. (Candidates with less experience may wish to consider applying for our Post-doctoral Teaching Fellowships.) All Quest faculty members engage in scholarship, and are encouraged to conduct research involving undergraduates, but those seeking a research-focused position should not apply.

      To apply, please submit a single .pdf file that includes:

      1. A cover letter that explains what excites you most about this position;
      2. A curriculum vitae;
      3. A statement of how you see your strengths contributing to the undergraduate teaching and mentoring mission of the University, and to this position in particular;
      4. A brief summary of your research background and interests, in the format or medium of your choosing (for a large-size or web-based submission, please provide a link to a url for access or download; please do not submit large files (>5MB) via email);
      5. The name and contact information for three references

      Applications should be emailed to quantitative@questu.ca by November 17th, 2014. Interviews for finalists will begin in December/January 2015. The start date for the position will be August 1st, 2015. Hiring for this position is subject to budgetary approval.

  • Tenure Track Position, Systems Biology, Virginia Tech
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 42 - October 14, 2014

      Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech

      Virginia Tech has a tenure-track opening at the assistant professor level in support of its Integrated Science Curriculum (ISC) (www.science.vt.edu/ais/isc), with tenure line in the Biological Sciences Department, to start Fall 2015 at our Blacksburg, VA campus. Job requirements include a Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry, biophysics, or a closely related field; a research focus in molecular systems biology or computational cell biology; and teaching experience with a dedication to interdisciplinary education.

      The ISC, a multi-department effort including biological sciences, chemistry, geosciences, mathematics, physics, and statistics, resides within the College of Science's Academy of Integrated Science (http://www.science.vt.edu/ais). As the college's home for interdisciplinary degrees, the Academy works with academic departments campus-wide to develop and support new directions in scientific research and education. Applications from researchers whose work and goals straddle traditional academic boundaries are especially encouraged.

      Further information is available at the links above; questions may be directed to Prof. John Tyson (tyson@vt.edu). Applications must be submitted online at http://listings.jobs.vt.edu (#TR0140093). Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2014. Virginia Tech is an EO/AA university. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process should notify Ms. Mikhelle Taylor, College of Science, (540) 231-5422, or call TTY 1-800-828-1120.

  • Assistant Professor, Biological Data Science, UMBC
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 42 - October 14, 2014

      Assistant Professor in Biological Data Science at UMBC position is posted online in Science

      (http://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/342320/assistant-professor-in-biological-data-science/),

      and the position is open for application through InterFolio (https://www.interfolio.com).

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics, Northwestern U
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 42 - October 14, 2014

      NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
      McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science

      Visiting Assistant Professorship in Applied Mathematics

      The Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics at Northwestern University (http://www.esam.northwestern.edu) invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics. This is a one-year, non-tenure-track position with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Duties involve teaching and research in applied mathematics with a focus on applications in engineering and/or the sciences. More information about this position can be found at: http://www.esam.northwestern.edu/job-openings/index.html.

      The starting date is September 1, 2015. Outstanding candidates at all levels are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to junior level candidates. The application package should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of research accomplishments and interests, and statement of teaching experience and philosophy. The application should be submitted online at: https://facultysearch.mccormick.northwestern.edu/apply/index/Njc.

      In addition, the applicant should arrange for at least two, but no more than three letters of recommendation. Recommendation letters will be automatically solicited from the letter writers by email after the names are entered in the online application system.

      Questions may be directed to Lori Choi at esam@northwestern.edu subject line: Visiting Assistant Professor Search). To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2014, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

      Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

      Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics
      Northwestern University 2145 Sheridan Road, Room M426 Evanston, IL 60208-3125, USA
      esam@northwestern.edu Phone: (847) 491-3345

  • Faculty Position Personalized Medicine, Mathematics Dept, NCSU
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 42 - October 14, 2014

      Tenure-track Position in Personalized Medicine, Department of Mathematics, North Carolina State University

      Under the auspices of North Carolina State University's Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Program - a cluster hire program that marks the first major initiative of the university's 2011-2020 strategic plan, "The Pathway to the Future" - the research cluster in Personalized Medicine (http://www.ncsu.edu/projects/personalmed) invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Mathematics Department.

      The Personalized Medicine Cluster is a collaboration of the Department of Mathematics with the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) and the Department of Statistics. To fulfill its commitment to the Personalized Medicine Cluster, the Department of Mathematics is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time faculty position, starting as early as August 2015. Strong preference will be given to candidates with a proven record of research achievements and a record of research support in related areas of interest in the cluster. A record of contributions in related disciplines as applied to personalized medicine, mathematical modeling, medical decision making and/or health care systems analysis is highly desirable. Applicants with strong methodological research interests are particularly encouraged to apply.

      The successful candidate will be expected to carry out innovative research in mathematical modeling and/or health systems analysis within the Personalized Medicine Cluster and to pursue relevant research funding. A record of prior research funding and scientific leadership is essential. In addition, the candidate is expected to be active in the Ph.D. program and to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

      The North Carolina Research Triangle, home of NC State, has a vast health and medical care environment. The Department of Mathematics has cutting edge 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 scientific community. More than 10 faculty members have been elected as Fellows of Professional Societies (AAAS, IoP, ACM, ASA, IEEE, AMS and SIAM) in recent years, and for the last 10 years the Department has ranked in the top five nationally for federally financed R&D expenditures in the mathematical sciences. The Department has been recognized nationally for its excellence in graduate and undergraduate education with two successive awards: the 2010 American Mathematical Society Award for an Exemplary Program or Achievement in a Mathematics Department and the 2011 American Mathematical Society Award for Mathematics Programs that Make a Difference. The latter award cited the department for distinction in its extraordinary record in serving students who have traditionally been underrepresented in mathematics, especially African-Americans. The Department is housed in the new state-of-the-art SAS Hall, and it is one of the few mathematics departments in the world with a physical/biological laboratory where students can conduct laboratory experiments for data collection and analysis.

      To submit your application materials, go to http://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/ncsu. Applicants should submit a cover letter with a complete curriculum vitae, detailing educational background, research and professional experience, record of external research funding, teaching experience and publications, and research leadership along with the names of three references familiar with their work. A one page description of past, current and future research activities and interests should also be submitted. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2015. However, review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until suitable candidates are found.

      To be considered for this position, please also go to https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/41600 and complete a Faculty Profile for this position. Write to math-jobs@math.ncsu.edu for questions concerning this position.

      NCSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. In addition, NC State University welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. Applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. The College of Sciences welcomes the opportunity to work with candidates to identify suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners.

  • Faculty Positions, Applied Mathematics, University of Bath
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 42 - October 14, 2014

      Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath, UK

      Faculty Positions in Applied Mathematics

      The Department wishes to make two appointments in Applied Mathematics, one in either Networks and Collective Behaviour or Inverse Problems, and another in Scientific Computing. Appointees will be able to complement and interact with one or more of the existing areas of expertise at Bath, which include Mathematical Biology.

      Appointments may be made at Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader level, equivalent to Assistant or Associate Professor.

      Further information is available from and

  • Selected NIH Intramural Research and other Positions - October Update
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 42 - October 14, 2014

      Tenure-Track & Tenure-Eligible Positions
      Division of Intramural Research, NHGRI
      (deadline: December 1)

      The NHGRI Intramural Research Program, an internationally recognized center for advancing human health through genomics research, is seeking multiple investigators to pursue innovative, independent genomic research at the National Institutes of Health. While broadly interested in applicants from all areas of genomics and genetics research, the NHGRI Intramural Research Program is especially interested in:

      Tenure-track physician scientists pursuing research in one or more of the following areas: Gene Therapy, Common Diseases, Rare Diseases, Medical Informatics, Population Studies, Targeted Therapies, Medical Genetics, or Pediatric Subspecialties.

      Tenure-track or tenure-eligible genome scientists pursuing research in one or more of the following areas: Statistical Genomics, Bioinformatics/Data Science, Systems Biology, Medical Informatics, Genetic Epidemiology, Evolutionary Biology, Functional Genomics, or Translational Genomics.

      Tenure-track or tenure-eligible genome scientists applying genetic and genomic approaches to understand the basic mechanisms of human disease. Successful candidates will join a highly collegial group of scientists within NHGRI and the NIH campus as a whole. In addition, successful candidates will have access to the unparalleled resources of the NIH Clinical Center, the NIH Intramural Sequencing Center (NISC), and NHGRI's outstanding core facilities. The positions include a generous start-up allowance, an ongoing commitment of research space, laboratory and computational resources, clinical support, and positions for research personnel and trainees.

      Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S./D.M.D., D.V.M, D.O., R.N./Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, as well as comprehensive, advanced training and a record of accomplishment. Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a three-page description of proposed research, and contact information for three professional references through our online application system at https://irp-positions.nih.gov/apply/. Requests for letters of recommendation will be sent to your references when you submit your application. For more information on NHGRI's Intramural Research Program, please see http://genome.gov/DIR. Specific questions regarding the recruitment may be directed to Dr. Dan Kastner (kastnerd@mail.nih.gov), Scientific Director of the NHGRI Intramural Program, or Dr. Paul Liu (pliu@mail.nih.gov), the Deputy Scientific Director.

      The NHGRI will also consider qualified candidates who have applied to the trans-NIH Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigator search, which closed on September 30. Information on this search may be found athttp://irp.nih.gov/careers/trans-nih-scientific-recruitments. To ensure consideration by the NHGRI Search Committee, a separate application to the NHGRI is encouraged. The NHGRI review of applications will begin on or around December 1, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience. A full package of benefits, including retirement, health, life, and long-term care insurance, and a Thrift Savings Plan, is available. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are Equal Opportunity Employers and encourage applications from women and minorities.

      Also see:
      "Tenure-Track Positions at the NIH", Presented by: Dr. Roland Owens and Dr. Charles Dearolf, Assistant Directors, NIH Office of Intramural Research
      http://videocast.nih.gov/summary.asp?Live=14202&bhcp=1

      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

      Link to NIH Jobs
      http://www.jobs.nih.gov/

  • Tenure-Track Position, Mathematics, Temple University
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 41 - October 7, 2014

      The Department of Mathematics, Temple University is inviting applications for positions at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor. (In exceptional cases, more advanced ranks may be considered.) Candidates should have outstanding potential. Postdoctoral experience is expected.

      Our targeted research area for this year is Applied and Computational Mathematics.

      Temple's College of Science and Technology is in the process of sustained growth in computational science. Candidates engaged in interdisciplinary research are particularly encouraged to apply. We offer highly competitive salaries, teaching loads, and start-up packages.

      Applications should include the standard AMS Cover Sheet for Academic Employment, a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (including publication list), a statement about current and future research, and a statement on teaching experience. A complete application will also include at least three letters of recommendation addressing research and one letter addressing teaching. All application materials should be submitted via mathjobs.org.

      Inquiries may be directed to mathematics@temple.edu.

      Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014.

      Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. We especially encourage applications from women, minorities, and other under-represented groups in the mathematical sciences.

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of West Georgia
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 41 - October 7, 2014

      The Department of Biology at the University of West Georgia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position beginning in August 2015. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in population biology, ecology or evolutionary biology utilizing field-based and/or bioinformatics/computational techniques. Teaching responsibilities will include general biology courses as well as development of undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate's area of expertise. The successful candidate will also be expected to establish a productive research program involving both undergraduate and graduate students.

      The University of West Georgia (http://www.westga.edu/) is a comprehensive university of approximately 12,000 students located on a 644-acre wooded campus in Carrollton, Georgia with a satellite campus in Newnan, Georgia. The Department of Biology is a growing program that consists of 16 tenure-track faculty with over 500 undergraduate majors and a M.S. program. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in biology or a related field and postdoctoral experience is preferred. To apply, please email a PDF consisting of a cover letter, teaching philosophy, research statement and copies of transcripts to biosearch@westga.edu. Also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be emailed to the same address from the writers' institutional email address. Review of applications will begin November 15 and continue until position is filled. The University of West Georgia is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

  • Research Assistant Professor & Postdoctoral Research Fellow, U Tokyo
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 40 - September 30, 2014

      Research Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral Research Fellow in theoretical epidemiology of infectious diseases (Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo)

      Starting Date: Preferably April 2015 (negotiable)

      Job details: Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, School of International Health, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo invites applications for Research Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions in theoretical epidemiology of infectious diseases. We are looking for candidates with strong interests and demonstrated expertise in mathematical modeling in epidemiology or statistical analysis of big epidemic data.

      The successful candidate will work on mathematical modeling studies of detecting premonitory signs of emerging epidemic or short-term forecasting, analyzing empirical datasets and implementing analytical and numerical studies. In particular, he/she will work on (i) epidemiological modeling using both epidemiological and genetic data and (ii) forecasting model using human mobility and climatic data. Whereas the main focus will be on mathematical modeling studies, the successful candidate will also have opportunities to be engaged in quantitative modeling studies and analyze various empirical datasets of infectious diseases.

      Applicants should possess PhD degree in a related area or have an equivalent track record in research. He/she should also possess outstanding record of peer-reviewed publications in international journals, and sufficient background in applied mathematics, statistics, stochastic process or computer science to conduct project studies with senior researchers.

      The salary will commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. The position is for an initial fixed-term for up to three years. Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. Health and medical insurance is provided.

      The University of Tokyo is the leading research institute in Japan. Infectious disease epidemiology unit handles a variety of mathematical modeling subjects aiming to improve our understanding in the transmission and persistence of infectious diseases and offer practical insights into infectious disease epidemiology including optimal intervention strategies.

      Applications and Contact information: For details of the position, please contact Dr Hiroshi Nishiura, by phone: +81 3 5841 3688, or email: nishiurah(at)m.u-tokyo.ac.jp

  • Tenure-Track/Senior Positions, Stat/Comput Appl Math, EPF Lausanne
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 40 - September 30, 2014

      The School of Basic Sciences at the EPFL invites applications for up to two professorial positions. The search is open to all sub-domains of statistics and computational applied mathematics, but with a particular interest in applications to data sciences, life sciences, optimisation, control and inverse problems. Current EPFL-wide research initiatives include neuroscience and materials science, and applications from mathematicians and statisticians working in these areas are also encouraged. We seek candidates with an outstanding research record and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at all levels. While appointments are foreseen at the tenure-track assistant professor level, in exceptional cases an appointment at a more senior level may be considered.

      Substantial start-up resources and research infrastructure will be available. We offer a highly international environment that is multi-lingual and multi-cultural.

      Applications should include a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, publication list, concise statement of research and teaching interests, as well as the names and addresses (including email) of at least five referees and should be submitted via the website:

      https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4249

      The evaluation process will start on November 1st, 2014, but later applications may also be considered.

      Further enquiries should be made to:
      Prof. Philippe Michel
      Chairman of the Search Committee
      e-mail: appliedmath2014@epfl.ch

      The School of Basic Sciences actively aims to increase the presence of women amongst its faculty, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Faculty Position, Applied Mathematics, NCSU
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 40 - September 30, 2014

      Faculty position, Applied Mathematics, NCSU

      The Department of Mathematics at North Carolina State University invites applications for one or more tenure-track position(s) beginning Fall 2015, depending on the availability of funding. We are seeking exceptionally well-qualified individuals with research interests compatible with those in the department in the general area of applied mathematics. Candidates must have a PhD in the mathematical sciences or related areas; a successful post-doctoral experience; an outstanding research program; a commitment to effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and demonstrated potential for excellence in both research and teaching. The Department of Mathematics has strong research programs in applied and pure mathematics. Many members of the department participate in interdisciplinary programs and research groups. Information about the department is available at http://www.math.ncsu.edu.

      Submit your application materials at http://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/ncsu. Please include curriculum vitae, at least three letters of recommendation, and a description of current and planned research. For questions concerning the position contact: math-jobs@math.ncsu.edu.

      North Carolina State University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. The College of Sciences welcomes the opportunity to work with candidates to identify suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners.

      Priority will be given to applications received by 15 November 2014.

  • Tenure-Track Positions, Mathematical Biology, University of Kentucky
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 40 - September 30, 2014

      Tenure-Track Faculty Positions Mathematical Biology

      The Department of Mathematics at the University of Kentucky invites applications for two full time faculty positions at the tenure-track (Assistant Professor) level beginning in Fall 2015. In exceptional cases, applicants at higher levels may be considered. successful candidate is expected to pursue a vigorous research program and to deliver high quality teaching to both graduate and undergraduate students. Postdoctoral experience is desirable, but not required. Preference will be given to those with research interests in computational or applied mathematics. We are particularly interested in candidates with an interest in applications of mathematics in the biological sciences.

      Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in mathematics, applied mathematics or a related field by the time the appointment begins and are expected to present evidence of excellence in research and teaching. Applications should include the standard AMS Cover Sheet for Academic Employment, a curriculum vitae, a statement about current and future research, a statement on teaching experience and quantitative assessments of teaching, at least three (3) letters of reference addressing the applicant's research, and one (1) letter of reference addressing the applicant's teaching. All application materials must be submitted online at http://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/6285

      Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applications submitted by November 15, 2014 will receive full consideration.

      The University of Kentucky values diversity, is located in an increasingly diverse geographical region, and has progressive work-life policies. The mathematics department actively seeks qualified individuals to increase our diversity. Members of under- represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

      For more information about the department, visit: http://www.math.uky.edu .

  • Tenure-Track Position, Microbial Sciences Institute, Yale University
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 39 - September 23, 2014

      Yale University - Microbial biophysics

      The multidisciplinary MICROBIAL SCIENCES INSTITUTE, a cornerstone of Yale's new West Campus research enterprise, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level to commence 1 July 2015. The position will have a primary appointment in the Department of MOLECULAR BIOPHYSICS AND BIOCHEMISTRY within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. We seek candidates with a strong background in quantitative microbiology, working at the interface of physics and biology. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in physics, engineering, mathematics or biology and a record of outstanding research that demonstrates originality in addressing significant questions in the broad area of microbial sciences. We expect that the successful candidate will establish an active research group, be an interactive member of the faculty, participate in interdisciplinary research and training, and engage in regular graduate and undergraduate teaching. Communication skills conducive to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are necessary.

      We seek applications from candidates studying any microbes (viruses, bacteria, archaea or eukaryotic microorganisms), and using any experimental or computational approach.

      Applicants should create a profile at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4517 and upload a statement of research plans (2-3 pages), curriculum vitae, and up to five reprints of published work(s). Applicants should also arrange for three references to upload their letters of recommendation. The review of applications will begin on 15 October 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, contact Kelly Locke at kelly.locke@yale.edu or Microbial Sciences Institute P.O. Box 27389 West Haven, CT 06516-7390. Yale University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, underrepresented minorities and protected veterans.

  • Assistant Professor, Mathematics & Computer Science, Clark University
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 38 - September 16, 2014

      Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
      Clark University, Worcester, MA

      The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Clark University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Applied Mathematics at the Assistant Professor level to begin Fall 2015. We are looking for an energetic and independent colleague who can thrive in the environment of a small urban liberal arts research university, conducting strong scholarship and combining it with innovative teaching. Preference will be given to candidates with proven interest in applications to Biology.

      The current goal of the department is to strengthen research and teaching collaborations between Mathematics, Computer Science and Science faculty, and to start new interdisciplinary initiatives at the undergraduate and graduate level. The new faculty member will have the opportunity to play an important role in this effort.

      The minimum requirement for the position is a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics or Mathematics by the time of the appointment.

      Clark University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and we strongly encourage minorities and women to apply.

      Review of applications will begin October 20, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

      Applicants should submit their application in one electronic file to mathsearch@clarku.edu. The application should include a resume, a brief statement of research, and a brief statement of teaching. Three letters of recommendation should be sent electronically by the referees. At least two of those letters should address in detail the applicant's research. At least one of the letters should address the applicant's teaching.

  • Selected NIH Intramural Research Positions - September Update
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 37 - September 9, 2014

      Tenure-Track or Tenure-Eligible Position
      Radiation Epidemiology Branch, NCI-DCEG
      (deadline: September 15)

      The National Cancer Institute (NCI), a major component of the NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services, is recruiting an environmental and/or occupational epidemiologist for a tenure-track or tenure-eligible position available in the Radiation Epidemiology Branch of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG).

      The Radiation Epidemiology Branch (REB) has a broad-based research program to identify, understand, and quantify the risk of cancer in populations exposed to medical, occupational, or environmental sources of ionizing and non-ionizing (e.g., ultraviolet, radio-frequency, or extremely low-frequency) radiation. Overall, the REB mission is threefold: to characterize and quantify the carcinogenic effects of radiation; to improve our understanding of molecular mechanisms of radiation carcinogenesis; and to address issues of public concern about radiation exposure. Investigations of environmental radiation exposures conducted by REB focus on populations exposed to ionizing radiation from accidents at nuclear plants and fallout, and to non-ionizing ultraviolet solar radiation. Radiation-exposed worker populations studied include medical radiation and nuclear workers. REB studies are a major source of data used to develop recommendations or regulations for radiation protection by national and international committees or government agencies, respectively. REB researchers provide advice on radiation-related cancer risks, public health issues and radiologic terrorism to government agencies, professional organizations, and academic institutions.

      Applicants must have a doctorate in epidemiology, environmental or occupational health or equivalent qualifications, relevant experience after the doctorate in cancer and/or radiation epidemiology and excellent computational skills. A strong record of publications demonstrating an ability to collaborate effectively and to lead independent research is required. The caliber of scientific journals in which the applicant has published will also be carefully considered. The candidates will be evaluated on evidence of specific accomplishments; creativity and novelty of scientific vision; sound analytic knowledge and skills; collaborative teamwork, especially across disciplines; ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and complete projects in a timely fashion; productivity, as measured by an upward career trajectory of the number of first-author publications; evidence of effective and efficient leadership of new projects; and skill at effective oral and written scientific communication. Experience working in studies with molecular and genetic components would be advantageous.

      Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments, and a full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health insurance, life insurance, and a Thrift Savings Plan) is available.

      Interested individuals should send a complete application to ncidcegeorereb@mail.nih.gov. The application should include:

      1. Cover letter 2. Curriculum vitae 3. Summary of experience and research accomplishments 4. Statement of research interests 5. Copies of up to five publications or reprints. 6. Three letters of reference, including at least one reference from a collaborator in epidemiology, environmental or occupational health or radiation research studies in related disciplines. Reference letters must be sent directly from the individual writing the letter to the email address listed above. Any questions can also be directed to the email address above.

      The closing date for applications is September 15, 2014. More information about this job announcement and about research programs in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics and the Radiation Epidemiology Branch are available at http://dceg.cancer.gov.

      NIH-Wide Earl Stadtman tenure-track investigator search
      (deadline: September 30)

      The National Institutes of Health, the U.S. government's premier biomedical and behavioral research enterprise, is pleased to announce its sixth annual call for 'NIH Earl Stadtman Investigators,' a broad recruitment of tenure-track investigators (assistant professor equivalent) for all NIH intramural programs. Scientific discoveries from our intramural laboratories, with their extensive infrastructure and critical mass of expertise, have a crucial role in both maintaining America's research excellence and advancing medical treatments and cures.

      Come join the team whose hallmarks are stable funding, intellectual freedom, shared resources, and access to a wide range of scientific expertise. We seek creative, independent thinkers eager to take on high-risk, high-impact research. A fantastic array of scientists already has been hired through the 'Stadtman' recruitment in the last five years.

      A variety of basic and translational/clinical positions are available, with areas of active recruitment including (but not limited to): Behavioral Sciences, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Biostatistics, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Cell Metabolism, Chemical Biology, Chromosome Biology, Circadian Biology, Computational Biology/Bioinformatics (including natural language processing and text mining), Developmental Biology, Epidemiology, Genetics, Genomics, Health Disparities, Hearing & Balance, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Molecular Pharmacology, Neurodevelopment, Neurosciences, Sensory Biology, Social Sciences, Structural Biology, Systems Biology, Toxicology, Translational and Clinical Research, and Virology.

      Who we are: Among our approximately 1,100 principal investigators and 5,000 trainees are world-renowned experts in basic, translational, and clinical research. Our strength is our diversity in pursuit of a common goal, to alleviate human suffering from disease. Similar to academia, we offer our scientists the opportunity to mentor outstanding trainees at all levels (e.g., graduate students and postdoctoral fellows) in a research setting.

      Whom we seek: For this broad, trans-NIH recruitment effort, we seek talented scientists with a clear and creative research vision who wish to contribute to the nation's health.

      Qualifications/eligibility: Candidates must have an M.D., Ph.D., D.D.S./D.M.D., D.V.M., D.O., R.N./Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree and have an outstanding record of research accomplishments as evidenced by publications in major peer-reviewed journals. Applicants should be non-tenured scientists. Appointees may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with, or eligible to obtain, a valid employment authorization visa.

      How to apply: Applicants must submit four items: (1) a CV (which should include mentoring and leadership activities); (2) a three-page proposal titled Research Goals, i.e., the research you hope to perform at the NIH; (3) a one-page statement titled Long-term Research Vision and Impact, i.e., what you hope to achieve for yourself, your field, and society; and (4) contact information for three professional references. Submit these through our online application system at http://tenuretrack.nih.gov/apply between August 1 and September 30, 2014 (11:59 p.m. EDT). You will be asked to designate a primary and secondary scientific area of expertise to aid in assigning your application to the appropriate review committee. Requests for letters of recommendation will be sent to your references when you submit your application. Reference letters will be accepted via upload to the website until October 7, 2014 (11:59 p.m. EDT). We cannot accept paper applications.

      What to expect: Search committees of subject-matter experts will review and evaluate applicants based on publication record, scientific vision and potential scientific impact of current and proposed research, demonstrated independence, awards, and references. The committees will identify the most highly qualified candidates to invite to the NIH for a lecture in December 2014, open to the NIH scientific staff, and for subsequent interviews with the search committees. Search committee chairs and NIH Scientific Directors, who lead our intramural programs, will identify finalists for possible recruitment as Earl Stadtman Investigators. Candidates not selected as finalists can be considered for other open NIH research positions. The entire process from application review to job offer may take several months, depending on the volume of applications.

      Please find answers to frequently asked questions at http://tenuretrack.nih.gov/apply/faq/stadtman.html.

      We call upon individuals who will open our eyes to possibilities we haven't yet envisioned, complement our scientific mission, and enhance our research efforts. More information about our program is at http://irp.nih.gov. The inspiring story of Earl and Thressa Stadtman's research at the NIH is at http://history.nih.gov/exhibits/stadtman. Specific questions regarding this recruitment effort may be directed to Dr. Roland Owens, Assistant Director, NIH Office of Intramural Research, at positions@mail.nih.gov. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

      THE NIH IS DEDICATED TO BUILDING AN INCLUSIVE AND DIVERSE COMMUNITY IN ITS TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS

      Also see:

      'Tenure-Track Positions at the NIH',
      Presented by: Dr. Roland Owens and Dr. Charles Dearolf, Assistant Directors,
      NIH Office of Intramural Research
      http://videocast.nih.gov/summary.asp?Live=14202&bhcp=1

      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

      Link to NIH Jobs
      http://www.jobs.nih.gov/

  • Tenure-Track: Quantitative Biology, U Alaska Anchorage
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 36 - September 2, 2014

      Assistant Professor in Quantitative Biology

      The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in Quantitative Biology. We are broadly interested in recruiting a candidate working at the nexus of biology and statistics/mathematics, who uses quantitative experimental, computational, and/or mathematical methods, and who will develop an active research program within the department and university community.

      Areas of interest include statistical analysis of large data sets, mathematical models of complex biological phenomena, systems biology, cell biology, population genomics and/or molecular evolution, advanced biostatistical approaches to organismal biology, population ecology, and/or behavior.

      The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching missions of the Department through offering biostatistics courses, teaching advanced classes in their area of expertise, and training graduate students. Candidates will be expected to enhance the research mission of the department through the development of an active, externally funded research program.

      The ideal candidate will have a passion for student learning, evidenced by a record of, or potential for, excellence in teaching, and a commensurate record of significant contributions to quantitative biological research. Interest in collaborative research opportunities within and outside the Department of Biological Sciences is a plus.

      Faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences participate in NSF EPSCoR and NEON, NIH INBRE, and other cross-cutting research programs within and outside the University of Alaska, and closely interact with colleagues from numerous state and federal health, land, wildlife, and fisheries management agencies. Faculty websites detailing current research interests can be found at www.uaa.alaska.edu/biology.

      The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is the largest of three universities in the University of Alaska system, serving nearly 20,000 students. Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, with an ethnically diverse population of 290,000, offers a lively intellectual and cultural life, including opera, symphony, theater, art events, and a variety of restaurants. Set between snow-capped peaks of the Chugach Mountains and the ocean waters of Cook Inlet, the city offers ready access to state and national forests and parks, year-round outdoor recreation, and unsurpassed natural beauty.

      The Department seeks a candidate dedicated to equity and diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment that increases student knowledge about local, national, and global communities. UAA is an AA/EO Employer and Educational Institution. Applicant must be eligible for employment under the immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and subsequent amendments. Your application for employment with UAA is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

      Interested persons should apply by submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae including recent publications, a statement of research accomplishments and future plans, a description of teaching experience and philosophy, and three letters of reference by applying to the University of Alaska Anchorage online at uakjobs.com.

  • Chair: Department of Mathematics, U Alabama
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 36 - September 2, 2014

      The University of Alabama seeks an outstanding individual at the rank of Associate or Full Professor for the position of Chair of the Department of Mathematics. Ph.D. in Mathematics or closely related field required. The successful candidate must be nationally/internationally recognized, with an active research program that includes external funding, and with the ability to help shape a progressive thriving department within a university whose student enrollment has nearly doubled in the last ten years and whose trajectory is upwards. The applicant should possess proven leadership abilities, preferably with administrative experience, and have an understanding and enthusiasm for both the teaching and research missions. The area of expertise of the applicant is open, but should complement those of the existing faculty and future plans for growth in the Department.

      The University of Alabama is the flagship campus of a three-campus system. The University is located in Tuscaloosa, a city of approximately 100,000. The UA Department of Mathematics has 28 tenured/tenure track faculty, 11 full time instructors and 40 graduate students, with research programs in algebra, analysis, fluid dynamics, image processing, mathematics education, optimization, scientific computing, statistics, stochastic processes and topology. The department has an in-house Mathematics Ph. D. program and a joint Applied Mathematics Ph. D. program with the other two campuses. The UA Mathematics program places emphasis on quality education at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

      Applicants should apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/35681; attach a curriculum vita along with a letter of application and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to math@ua.edu. Statements of administrative and leadership philosophy, research plans, and teaching philosophy and interests should also be included. Potential candidates may contact the chairperson of the search committee, Dr. Martyn Dixon, at mdixon@ua.edu if additional information is desired. Beginning October 15, 2014, applications and nominations will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. The position is scheduled to start on August 16, 2015, or as negotiated.

      The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about the Department and the University visit our website at http://www.math.ua.edu.

  • Lectureship: Mathematical Biology, U Stirling
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 35 - August 26, 2014

      The Division of Computing Science and Mathematics, within the School of Natural Sciences at the University of Stirling is offering a lectureship in Mathematical biology. The closing date is 26th September 2014. Details can be found at http://www.stir.ac.uk/about/jobs/list/. The job reference number is SCH00366. For informal enquiries please contact Dr Adam Kleczkowski (ak@cs.stir.ac.uk) or Prof Rachel Norman (ran@cs.stir.ac.uk).

  • Tenure-Track: Computational Biology, U Colorado BioFrontiers...
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 34 - August 21, 2014

      Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Computational Biology at the University of Colorado BioFrontiers Institute

      BioFrontiers integrates faculty from nine departments to address significant problems in biology and medicine at the interface of the biological sciences with the physical sciences, mathematics, computer science, and/or engineering (see http://BioFrontiers.colorado.edu/about). While a successful candidate could be rostered in any of our participating departments, this search will focus on candidates seeking to develop an internationally recognized research program in computational biology, with additional emphases on genomics, the microbiome, and/or network science. Successful candidates must demonstrate a strong focus on innovative computation in their research plan. The tenure-track position is at the Assistant Professor level, although more senior candidates will also be considered. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and a demonstrated commitment to teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will hold the Marvin H. Caruthers Endowed Chair for Early Career Faculty for a period of four years, after which the Chair will be recycled to another early career faculty member.

      Application materials are accepted electronically at http://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/86204 . Review of applications will begin on November 11, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks for all final applicants. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, the University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment and sensitive to the needs of dual-career couples.

  • Tenure-Track: Applied Mathematics, U Colorado Boulder
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 34 - August 21, 2014

      The Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin August 2015. This position is in the area of mathematical modeling: physical/bio mathematics. However, exceptional candidates in all fields of Applied Mathematics may be considered. The candidate is expected to take an active role in undergraduate and graduate teaching; conduct an active, externally funded research program; and advise graduate students. A PhD. in Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, or other related discipline is required.

      Review of applications will begin October 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

      The Applied Mathematics Department has significant research efforts in computational mathematics, mathematical biology, physical applied mathematics, probability, statistics, and nonlinear mathematics including nonlinear dynamics and waves. For more information, see http://amath.colorado.edu/.

      The University of Colorado Boulder offers a rich research environment with numerous interdisciplinary initiatives in the physical and life sciences.

      The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this posting can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu.

      Applications are accepted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting # F01636.

  • Tier II Canada Research Chair: Dept Applied Math., U Waterloo
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 34 - August 21, 2014

      Tier II Canada Research Chair

      University of Waterloo
      Department of Applied Mathematics

      The Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a Tier II Canada Research Chair. This position is at the level of a tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor. The priority areas for this position are Control Theory and Differential Equations. Exceptional candidates in other areas of research excellence in the department may be considered.

      The successful candidate will have an outstanding research program with the potential to become a leader in their field. We are looking for applicants with an enthusiasm for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and for the supervision of graduate students.

      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/.

      Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent in Applied Mathematics, or a related field, normally obtained in the last ten years. The salary range for this position is Can$100K-Can$150K. Rank and salary of the appointment will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and research record. This appointment is expected to commence during the 2015 calendar year.

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader: Applied Mathematics, U Glasgow
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 32 - August 5, 2014

      Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Reader in Applied Mathematics
      University of Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.
      Closes: 15 September 2014.
      Apply online at www.gla.ac.uk/about/jobs/vacancies/ using reference number 009113.
      Salary: Grade 7/8/9; 33,242 - 37,394 GBP / 40,847 - 47,328 GBP / 48,743 - 59,914 GBP per annum

      The University of Glasgow, established in 1451, is a member of the UK's Russell Group of leading universities. The University is committed to enhancing its position as one of the world's great broad-based research-intensive universities. Central to our strategic development plan, 'Glasgow 2020: A Global Vision', the School of Mathematics and Statistics will make a key appointment to a Lectureship, Senior Lectureship or Readership in Applied Mathematics. The successful applicant will pursue internationally leading research that complements our research activity in Solid Mechanics, Mathematical Biology and MHD & Fluid Mechanics, and he or she will teach at all undergraduate and postgraduate levels. While applications are encouraged in all these areas, preference may be given to the fields of Magnetohydrodynamics or Fluid Mechanics.

      For appointment to a Readership you will be an outstanding, internationally recognised researcher, taking on national and international leadership roles where appropriate, with a record of applying for and securing of research funding and a track record of high impact publications in internationally recognised publications.

      Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Nicholas Hill (0141 330 4258, Nicholas.Hill@glasgow.ac.uk) or to the Head of School, Professor Adrian Bowman (0141 330 2975, hos@maths-stats.gla.ac.uk).

      Information about the School and all its research groups is available from the School website at www.gla.ac.uk/schools/mathematicsstatistics/

  • Tenure-Track: Math. Biol./Math. Sciences, Shizuoka U, Japan
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 32 - August 5, 2014

      Mathematical Biology, or broadly Mathematical Sciences

      Tenure track Position at the Department of Mathematical and Systems Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Shizuoka University, Japan

      Department of Mathematical and Systems Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Shizuoka University is inviting applications for five year tenure track assistant professor position with financial support for research. Aimed at development of innovative mathematical and systems engineering, the Department of Mathematical and Systems Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering is seeking a tenure track assistant professor for researching in the area of mathematical sciences including modeling, simulations, and optimization, but not limited to those areas. The deadline for the application is due on 29 August, 2014 (recept).

      The candidate will join the laboratory of Jin Yoshimura. For details, see the websites below:
      https://jrecin.jst.go.jp/seek/SeekJorDetail?fn=0&ln=1&id=D114061257&ln_jor=1
      In Japanese:
      https://jrecin.jst.go.jp/seek/SeekJorDetail?fn=0&id=D114061257&ln_jor=0

  • Select NIH Intramural Research & Other Positions - Aug Update
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 32 - August 5, 2014

      Director
      National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
      (deadline: September 15)

      THE POSITION: The National Institutes of Health is seeking a first-rate scientific leader for the position of Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). The incumbent will have superb research credentials in minority health and health disparities in order to engage the community in fulfilling a new vision for NIMHD. He/she provides leadership and direction to the Institute and advises the NIH Director and Institute and Center (IC) Directors on the development of NIH-wide policy issues related to minority health disparities research, research on other health disparities, and related research training and serves as principal liaison with other agencies of the DHHS and Federal Government. The mission of the NIMHD is to lead scientific research to improve minority health and eliminate health disparities, to accomplish this, the Director will work collaboratively with his/her peers to develop, articulate, and implement a shared vision for minority health research. The NIMHD Director also plans, reviews, coordinates, and evaluates all minority health and health disparities research and activities of the National Institutes of Health (NIH); conducts and supports research in minority health and health disparities; promotes and supports the training of a diverse research workforce; translates and disseminates research information; and fosters innovative collaborations and partnerships. To carry out its mission, the NIMHD has a staff of approximately 56 employees and an annual budget of approximately $200 million.

      REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: The NIMHD seeks candidates who have a commitment to scientific excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead a dynamic and diverse organization. Applicants must possess an M.D. and/or Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in the biomedical sciences and have senior-level research experience and knowledge of research programs in minority health and health disparities. In addition to senior-level research experience, applicants must have senior-level administrative and interpersonal skills to meet the demands of leading a complex organization. Applicants should have demonstrated leadership in collaborating and dealing with different stakeholder groups within the research community, planning and assessing programs, developing plans to resolve operational problems and issues, and managing financial and human resources. Applicants must also have experience serving as a spokesperson; addressing Congress, the press, scientific organizations, and advocacy and community groups. Applicants should be known and respected within their profession, both nationally and internationally, and as individuals of outstanding scientific competence.

      SALARY/BENEFITS: The Director, NIMHD, will be appointed at a salary commensurate with his/her qualifications and experience. Full Federal benefits, including leave, health and life insurance, retirement and savings plan (401K equivalent) will be provided. This position is subject to public financial disclosure requirements. STANDARDS OF CONDUCT/FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: The National Institutes of Health inspires public confidence in our science by maintaining high ethical principles. NIH employees are subject to Federal government-wide regulations and statutes as well as agency-specific regulations described at http://ethics.od.nih.gov/default.htm. We encourage you to review this information. The position is subject to a background investigation and requires the incumbent to complete a public financial disclosure report prior to the effective date of the appointment.

      FOREIGN EDUCATION: Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside of the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is equivalent to education received in accredited educational institutions in the U.S. We will only accept the completed foreign education evaluation. For more information on Foreign Education verification, visit the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) website. Verification must be received prior to the effective date of the appointment.

      REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: NIH provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

      EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT: Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization. The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

      HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae, bibliography, copy of doctoral degree, and the full contact details of three to five references to Lynnita Jacobs at SeniorRe@od.Nih.gov (301-402-4077). In addition, applicants are asked to prepare two statements, a vision statement and a statement that addresses the specific qualification requirements (please limit both statements to 2 pages each). All information provided by applicants will remain confidential and will be reviewed only by authorized officials of NIH.

      APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY Monday, September 15, 2014, at 11:59 p.m., ET.

      Tenure-Track or Tenure-Eligible Position
      Radiation Epidemiology Branch, NCI-DCEG
      (deadline: September 15)

      The National Cancer Institute (NCI), a major component of the NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services, is recruiting an environmental and/or occupational epidemiologist for a tenure-track or tenure-eligible position available in the Radiation Epidemiology Branch of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG).

      The Radiation Epidemiology Branch (REB) has a broad-based research program to identify, understand, and quantify the risk of cancer in populations exposed to medical, occupational, or environmental sources of ionizing and non-ionizing (e.g., ultraviolet, radio-frequency, or extremely low-frequency) radiation. Overall, the REB mission is threefold: to characterize and quantify the carcinogenic effects of radiation; to improve our understanding of molecular mechanisms of radiation carcinogenesis; and to address issues of public concern about radiation exposure. Investigations of environmental radiation exposures conducted by REB focus on populations exposed to ionizing radiation from accidents at nuclear plants and fallout, and to non-ionizing ultraviolet solar radiation. Radiation-exposed worker populations studied include medical radiation and nuclear workers. REB studies are a major source of data used to develop recommendations or regulations for radiation protection by national and international committees or government agencies, respectively. REB researchers provide advice on radiation-related cancer risks, public health issues and radiologic terrorism to government agencies, professional organizations, and academic institutions.

      Applicants must have a doctorate in epidemiology, environmental or occupational health or equivalent qualifications, relevant experience after the doctorate in cancer and/or radiation epidemiology and excellent computational skills. A strong record of publications demonstrating an ability to collaborate effectively and to lead independent research is required. The caliber of scientific journals in which the applicant has published will also be carefully considered. The candidates will be evaluated on evidence of specific accomplishments; creativity and novelty of scientific vision; sound analytic knowledge and skills; collaborative teamwork, especially across disciplines; ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and complete projects in a timely fashion; productivity, as measured by an upward career trajectory of the number of first-author publications; evidence of effective and efficient leadership of new projects; and skill at effective oral and written scientific communication. Experience working in studies with molecular and genetic components would be advantageous.

      Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments, and a full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health insurance, life insurance, and a Thrift Savings Plan) is available.

      Interested individuals should send a complete application to ncidcegeorereb@mail.nih.gov. The application should include:
      1. Cover letter
      2. Curriculum vitae
      3. Summary of experience and research accomplishments
      4. Statement of research interests
      5. Copies of up to five publications or reprints.
      6. Three letters of reference, including at least one reference from a collaborator in epidemiology, environmental or occupational health or radiation research studies in related disciplines. Reference letters must be sent directly from the individual writing the letter to the email address listed above. Any questions can also be directed to the email address above. The closing date for applications is September 15, 2014. More information about this job announcement and about research programs in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics and the Radiation Epidemiology Branch are available at http://dceg.cancer.gov.

      NIH-Wide Earl Stadtman tenure-track investigator search
      (deadline: September 30)

      The National Institutes of Health, the U.S. government's premier biomedical and behavioral research enterprise, is pleased to announce its sixth annual call for 'NIH Earl Stadtman Investigators,' a broad recruitment of tenure-track investigators (assistant professor equivalent) for all NIH intramural programs. Scientific discoveries from our intramural laboratories, with their extensive infrastructure and critical mass of expertise, have a crucial role in both maintaining America's research excellence and advancing medical treatments and cures.

      Come join the team whose hallmarks are stable funding, intellectual freedom, shared resources, and access to a wide range of scientific expertise. We seek creative, independent thinkers eager to take on high-risk, high-impact research. A fantastic array of scientists already has been hired through the 'Stadtman' recruitment in the last five years.

      A variety of basic and translational/clinical positions are available, with areas of active recruitment including (but not limited to): Behavioral Sciences, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Biostatistics, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Cell Metabolism, Chemical Biology, Chromosome Biology, Circadian Biology, Computational Biology/Bioinformatics (including natural language processing and text mining), Developmental Biology, Epidemiology, Genetics, Genomics, Health Disparities, Hearing & Balance, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Molecular Pharmacology, Neurodevelopment, Neurosciences, Sensory Biology, Social Sciences, Structural Biology, Systems Biology, Toxicology, Translational and Clinical Research, and Virology.

      Who we are: Among our approximately 1,100 principal investigators and 5,000 trainees are world-renowned experts in basic, translational, and clinical research. Our strength is our diversity in pursuit of a common goal, to alleviate human suffering from disease. Similar to academia, we offer our scientists the opportunity to mentor outstanding trainees at all levels (e.g., graduate students and postdoctoral fellows) in a research setting.

      Whom we seek: For this broad, trans-NIH recruitment effort, we seek talented scientists with a clear and creative research vision who wish to contribute to the nation's health.

      Qualifications/eligibility: Candidates must have an M.D., Ph.D., D.D.S./D.M.D., D.V.M., D.O., R.N./Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree and have an outstanding record of research accomplishments as evidenced by publications in major peer-reviewed journals. Applicants should be non-tenured scientists. Appointees may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with, or eligible to obtain, a valid employment authorization visa.

      How to apply: Applicants must submit four items: (1) a CV (which should include mentoring and leadership activities); (2) a three-page proposal titled Research Goals, i.e., the research you hope to perform at the NIH; (3) a one-page statement titled Long-term Research Vision and Impact, i.e., what you hope to achieve for yourself, your field, and society; and (4) contact information for three professional references. Submit these through our online application system at http://tenuretrack.nih.gov/apply between August 1 and September 30, 2014 (11:59 p.m. EDT). You will be asked to designate a primary and secondary scientific area of expertise to aid in assigning your application to the appropriate review committee. Requests for letters of recommendation will be sent to your references when you submit your application. Reference letters will be accepted via upload to the website until October 7, 2014 (11:59 p.m. EDT). We cannot accept paper applications.

      What to expect: Search committees of subject-matter experts will review and evaluate applicants based on publication record, scientific vision and potential scientific impact of current and proposed research, demonstrated independence, awards, and references. The committees will identify the most highly qualified candidates to invite to the NIH for a lecture in December 2014, open to the NIH scientific staff, and for subsequent interviews with the search committees. Search committee chairs and NIH Scientific Directors, who lead our intramural programs, will identify finalists for possible recruitment as Earl Stadtman Investigators. Candidates not selected as finalists can be considered for other open NIH research positions. The entire process from application review to job offer may take several months, depending on the volume of applications.

      Please find answers to frequently asked questions at http://tenuretrack.nih.gov/apply/faq/stadtman.html.

      We call upon individuals who will open our eyes to possibilities we haven't yet envisioned, complement our scientific mission, and enhance our research efforts. More information about our program is at http://irp.nih.gov. The inspiring story of Earl and Thressa Stadtman's research at the NIH is at http://history.nih.gov/exhibits/stadtman. Specific questions regarding this recruitment effort may be directed to Dr. Roland Owens, Assistant Director, NIH Office of Intramural Research, at positions@mail.nih.gov. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

      THE NIH IS DEDICATED TO BUILDING AN INCLUSIVE AND DIVERSE COMMUNITY IN ITS TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS

      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

      Link to NIH Jobs
      http://www.jobs.nih.gov/

  • Lead Scientist Po.: Allen Institute for Brain Science, WA, USA
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 31 - July 28, 2014

      Our mission at the Allen Institute for Brain Science is to accelerate the understanding of how the human brain works in health and disease. Using a big science approach, we generate useful public resources, drive technological and analytical advances, and discover fundamental brain properties through integration of experiments, modeling and theory.

      The Assistant Investigator will act as a lead scientist in developing a machine learning program for classification and comparative analysis of the Allen Institutes neuroscience programs data. This work will include both problems of cell type classification including diverse data modalities such as transcriptome and synaptome, electro- and optical physiology, and light and electron microscopy morphological and connectivity data. By combining data from mouse, human, and developing and human embryonic stem cell approaches, we wish to use robust modern quantitative clustering tools to understand the spectrum from components to circuits to cognition, and ultimately what makes humans human.

      Job Responsibilities:
      -Establish a group and key facility in the development and application of modern machine learning techniques to the understanding of neurobiological data.
      -Develop the methodology and techniques for the quantitative exploration of cell type characterization and classification.
      -Advise a group of scientists in developing these methods.
      -Work with experimentalists to understand their data and to suggest new experiments.
      -Compare model against electrophysiological and imaging data from in-house observator.
      -Seek and evaluate new cutting-edge technologies in related areas.
      -Publish/present findings in peer-reviewed journals/scientific conferences.
      -Present a periodic summary of progress to the research community within the organization.
      -Communicate effectively and appropriately with others inside and outside the organization.

      Basic Qualifications:
      -Ph.D. in a physics, engineering, or computational discipline
      -5+ years of postdoctoral working experience in computational neuroscience and machine learning
      -Extensive experience and technical knowledge of computational neuroscience, modeling and machine learning, including modeling networks of spiking neurons, deep learning, algorithms, hierarchical clustering
      -Strong knowledge of systems, cellular and molecular neuroscience

      Location: Seattle, WA
      Relocation Assistance Available
      Application Link:
      https://alleninstitute.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=1&c=alleninstitute&id=36

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