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  • PhD Positions: Applied Math, Probability & Statistics, NJIT
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 48 - November 30, 2016

      The Department of Mathematical Sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is inviting candidates to apply to one of our doctoral program tracks:

      (1) Applied Mathematics or
      (2) Applied Probability & Statistics.


      The Department's research focus spans Mathematical Biology, Computational Neuroscience, Wave Propagation, Fluid Dynamics, Materials Science, Scientific Computing, and Applied Probability & Statistics, including Biostatistics.

      Several projects involve interdisciplinary collaborations with experimental scientists in other institutions both in the US and abroad, including Rutgers University.

      Teaching and research assistantships are available, and include a full tuition waiver and a competitive stipend.

      Applications are due December 15, 2016, but this is a soft target date: applications will be accepted and ongoing review will continue until end of January 2017 or until all available positions are filled.

      For more information, please email us (math@njit.edu, CC to: matveev@njit.edu, rmoore@njit.edu) or visit our websites:

      * PhD Program Details: http://catalog.njit.edu/graduate/science-liberal-arts/mathematical-sciences/phd/index.html

      * PhD Admissions Information: http://catalog.njit.edu/graduate/admissions-financial-support/admissions/

      * On-line application portal: http://www.njit.edu/admissions/apply-online.php

      * Advertisement flyer: http://web.njit.edu/~matveev/NJIT_DMS_PhD_flyer.pdf

      * NJIT Department of Math Sciences homepage: http://math.njit.edu

  • PhD Position: Bioinformatics, U of Exeter Medical School
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 48 - November 30, 2016

      Applying novel bioinformatic and computational approaches to explore the regulatory genomic consequences of genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease.

      The University of Exeter Medical School is seeking to attract PhD candidates of outstanding ability to join their exciting and rapidly expanding programme of internationally rated research.

      Academic Supervisors: Professor Jonathan Mill (j.mill@exeter.ac.uk) and Dr Eilis Hannon (e.j.hannon@exeter.ac.uk).

      The closing date for application is Monday 16th January 2017. Interviews for shortlisted applicants will be held on Monday 30th January 2017.

      Full details and how to apply can be found here:

      http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/?id=2516

  • PhD Positions: Modelling Stochasticity..., U of Edinburgh
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 48 - November 30, 2016

      PhDs Positions in modelling stochasticity in biology, Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology at the University of Edinburgh, UK

      Two (2) PhD studentships are available for highly motivated students to join our dynamic research team. Details of the group's research activities can be found here http://grimagroup.bio.ed.ac.uk/index.html

      The projects are broad in scope and focus on (i) developing novel approximation methods to study the stochastic dynamics of biological systems and (ii) modelling spatial stochastic biochemical kinetics inside single cells.

      The projects are ideal for candidates with a 1st class or second class upper mathematics or physics undergraduate degree or a Masters degree and a strong interest in modelling biological systems. Programming skills are desirable but not necessary.

      Interested candidates are encouraged to email directly the supervisor Dr. Ramon Grima ramon.grima@ed.ac.uk

      Details of the studentships including how to apply can be found here http://www.ed.ac.uk/biology/postgraduate/pgr/phd-projects/projects_institute.php?tags=6#proxy_RGrima_484

      Deadline for applications is 5 Dec. Late applications maybe considered in some cases.

  • PhD Positions: Human Population/Quantitative..., U of Adelaide
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 47 - November 22, 2016

      PhDs Position in Human Population/Quantitative/Statistical Genetics using ancient DNA, Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD), University of Adelaide, South Australia

      We have three (3) PhD positions for highly motivated students to join our dynamic research team in one of the world's leading ancient DNA centres. Candidates must have a 1st Class Honours or Masters degree, an excellent undergraduate academic record and meet the English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirement. The call is open to international and domestic students with a background in bioinformatics, programming or population/quantitative /statistical genetics. In addition, a passion for human history and archaeology is desirable along with demonstrable analytical skills. The projects will suit hard-working and self-motivated candidates equipped with good skills in critical and independent thinking. Training will focus on the analysis of Next-Generation Sequencing data with a special emphasis on the utilisation and expansion of population and quantitative genetic methods for paleogenomic data. Successful candidates will also have the opportunity to assist in the development and application of cutting-edge reference genome approaches for humans and other organisms. Training opportunities to advance wet-laboratory techniques can be offered in parallel.

      Great computational skills are required and a successful candidate would be competent in:
      - Querying a SQL (PostgresQL) database
      - Data analysis and management skills
      - Fluency in using Linux systems, with a good hands-on experience with Bash scripting
      - Advanced programming in a scripting language such as Python and/or R

      This is a great opportunity to study abroad (for international candidates) as Adelaide is a vibrant cosmopolitan city with a Mediterranean climate guaranteeing a great lifestyle. Interested applicants are encouraged to send a resume and a cover letter to either Dr Yassine Souilmi (yassine.souilmi@adelaide.edu.au) or Dr Ray Tobler ( raymond.tobler@adelaide.edu.au ).

      http://www.adelaide.edu.au/acad/

  • PhD Positions: Developing Gaze Training for..., U of Exeter
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 47 - November 22, 2016

      http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/?id=2407

      Project Description:

      Learning to use a prosthetic limb is inherently difficult and requires a huge amount of concentration. Like learning how to wield a new tool for the first time, amputees need to acquire the confidence and dexterity required for skilled action. In order to produce accurate goal-directed movements the motor system requires accurate and timely visual information making the timing and location of the person's gaze, with relation to the movement of their limbs, critical for skilled behaviour. There is, however, no structured training protocol for use with prosthetic hands. We aim to develop a novel gaze training regime to facilitate the use of a prosthetic hand to skilfully interact with objects.

      In the first part of the project, the student will undertake an observational study to determine what factors lead some individuals to become skilled with a prosthesis faster than others. We will test large numbers of intact (i.e., without amputation) participants learning to use a state-of-the-art myoelectric prosthetic arm simulator, which is controlled by muscle feedback but ergonomically designed to fit over the wrist of an intact hand. Participants will move objects of different of sizes and weights from one location to another with a range of precision requirements and in the presence of a range of obstacles. Over multiple sessions we will measure hand and object kinematics, fingertip forces, and eye path with a head-mounted eye tracker. We will then develop a data- driven mathematical model of the eye tracking and biomechanical performance data. Statistical analysis of the patterns of eye movement will provide new insights into the 'signature' of good performance using the prosthetic arm.

      The second phase will use the data from Project 1 to develop a training protocol that will adopt the 'expert signatures' from project work 1 as a prototype for a trainee to follow. We will focus predominantly on the signature of expertise derived from the gaze behaviour measures and implement a gaze training protocol. We will then test the efficacy of this novel training with new set of intact participants using the prosthetic simulator, tracking their performance in comparison to individuals who will receive a sham training protocol.

      In the final stage of the project work, the gaze training protocol will be used in a sample of upper-limb-amputees as they learn how to use their new prosthesis. As this state of the project will not be limited to myoelectric prosthetic users, this will also allow us to test the generalizability of our training protocol. The students will be involved in these experiments by running model simulations and data analysis to provide quantitative information for the training protocol as well as focussing on completing the write-up of their PhD thesis.

  • PhD Positions: Controlling Noise Effects in Models..., U of Exeter
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 47 - November 22, 2016

      http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/?id=2484

      Project Description: This is a project that combines biological modelling and general mathematical analysis of the influence of noise on multiple-timescale systems. It will give the student the opportunity to work on open mathematical questions and see their results applied in experiments on living cells.

      Many types of cells such as neurons, heart and hormone- releasing cells generate impulses of electrical activity, organized as single spikes or bursts of impulses. In cells of the pituitary gland ? the master hormonal gland of the body ? the features of electrical activity patterns determine how much hormone is released into the circulation. Hence, understanding how the characteristic features of electrical activity arise is crucial to understanding how these cells function, and how they may malfunction in disease. Mathematical modelling and analysis techniques have proven very successful in helping unravel fundamental mechanisms controlling the behaviour of excitable cells.

      Electrical activity is driven by the interactions between ion channels of the cell membrane, which produce noisy electrical currents. The mathematical models of electrical activity thus contain random and deterministic parts, which typically appear as separate terms (e.g., the deterministic drift and the Brownian-motion induced diffusion in stochastic differential equations). In experimental practice this distinction is not as clear. For example, ion channels in cells with electrical activity generate noisy signals, driving systematically the electrical and chemical activity in the cell, which operate also on several time scales. It is still unclear how this randomness influences electrical activity in real cells.

      This PhD project will investigate how one can use control to identify the systematic (deterministic) component of trajectories in dynamical systems with random inputs (such as ion channel noise) that operate on two or three different time scales (such as spiking or bursting cells). A first goal to separate a systematic, approximately periodic, signal without knowledge of the period using control and geometric methods in a reconstructed phase space. Preliminary investigations with noise on a single time scale interacting with a two-timescale oscillation (spiking) have shown that this is in principle possible. It is an open question how this can be generalized to periodic behaviours with a more complicated geometry (such as bursting), interacting with noise effects that occur on two time scales. Another open question is how the geometric control and noise identification is related to extended time-delayed feedback, which creates a reference signal from a geometric time series of past outputs.

      Supervisors:
      Main supervisor: Prof Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova (University of Exeter)
      Co-supervisor: Dr Jan Sieber (University of Exeter)
      Co-supervisor: Dr Joël Tabak (University of Exeter)

      Location: University of Exeter, Streatham Campus, Exeter, Devon

  • PhD Position: Math Biology, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 45 - November 9, 2016

      The Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) and the Braunschweig Integrated Centre of Systems Biology (BRICS) offers a position as "PhD student in Mathematical Biology" at the Department of Systems Immunology.

      You will be embedded in a strong team of modelers headed by Michael Meyer- Hermann with expertise in a wide range of quantitative modelling methods, including spatio-temporal techniques and application to a large range of biological problems (visit http://www.systems-immunology.de).

      You are expected to actively contribute with new ideas to research projects in the field of infection and immunity. Beyond support by the Department, you will be supported by a strong group of clinicians at the Medical School of Hannover and international experimental collaborators in the field of T cell immunology. Our collaborators provide us with experimental and clinical data including human data, which will be used for validation of in silico predictions and distinction of competing mechanistic hypotheses. An applied contribution from your PhD work to the field of infection and immunology is expected.

      The successful candidate will be educated in one of the following disciplines: Theoretical Biology, Mathematical Biology, Computational Biology, Computer Sciences, Physics, Mathematics or other quantitative sciences.

      A background in dynamic system analysis (differential equations), or strong programming skills (obtaining numerical solutions of differential equations, implementing agent-based simulations, data visualizations, etc.) are expected. Good written and spoken English is required. Severely disabled applicants will be favored if equally qualified.

      Starting date: January 2017 or as soon as possible (initial appointment for 3 years)

      Probation period: 6 months

      Please send questions or your application including C.V., certificates with grades, publication list, one page research interest, and contact details of two referees to jobs@theoretical-biology.de.

  • PhD Position: MIBTP, U of Warwick
  • PhD Position: Synthetic Biology, EPSRC & BBSRC Centre
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 44 - November 2, 2016

      EPSRC & BBSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Synthetic Biology

      Doctoral Studentships Available

      The EPSRC & BBSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Synthetic Biology (SynBioCDT) combines the fundamental understanding of biological systems with the principles of engineering, so as to create the next generation of industrial and academic leaders in Synthetic Biology. The CDT focuses on the design and engineering of biologically based parts, novel devices and systems as well as the re-design of existing, natural biological systems across all scales from molecules to organisms.

      SynBioCDT is an exciting collaboration between the Universities of Oxford, Bristol and Warwick. The programme combines world-leading expertise in engineering and the physical and life sciences across all three Universities. The CDT's four-year programme of research and training has strong industrial links and is multi-disciplinary, accepting students from a wide range of scientific backgrounds who will apply engineering principles to design biological parts, devices, and systems.

      SynBioCDT has a growing list of industrial partners including DSTL, Syngenta, and GSK. We offer industrially oriented projects in collaboration with these partners, and also encourage applicants to consider development of research projects and areas that are within the remit of our industrial partners. A major advantage of SynBioCDT is that students choose a PhD project after a training phase, allowing a more informed choice.

      The first six months of the course develops advanced theoretical and technical skills for Synthetic Biology, drawing from the engineering, mathematical, physical, chemical and biological sciences. It also involves a term-long project, in our purpose-built Wetlab. The taught course is combined with research and communication skills training, through a combination of intensive lecture courses and project work.

      After completing the taught training, two, 11-week Exploratory Research Projects are undertaken, at least one in the candidate's home institution. The substantive PhD research project then follows, also based in the home institution.

      Applications are invited from students with a wide range of academic backgrounds, including Engineering, Biology, Biochemistry, Physics, Plant Sciences, Chemistry, Statistics, Mathematics and Computing who have received, or are on target to achieve, a strong 2:1 degree or above. You can apply to SynBioCDT through the graduate admissions procedures at Oxford, Bristol or Warwick. By applying through one of these universities, you identify it as your preferred host institution.

      Oxford applicants are encouraged to submit a copy of an up to date CV for assessment before making a formal application for the programme to dtcenquiries@dtc.ox.ac.uk

      Warwick applicants should not submit a CV before applying; instead they should make a formal application via: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/lifesci/study/pgr/studentships/synbiocdt/

      Bristol applicants should not submit a CV before applying; instead they should make a formal application at http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/2016/doctoral/phd-epsrc-cdt-synthetic-biology/

      Full studentships are available to home students. A limited number of studentships are available to EU and overseas students.

      Deadlines vary depending on the host University of your choice. Please check our website for more details: http://www.synbio-cdt.ac.uk

  • MS Position: Math Biology, Ohio State U
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 44 - November 2, 2016

      MMS-Bio program at the Ohio State University

      The Mathematics Department at the Ohio State University invites applications to our master's program in mathematical biology.

      The Master's in Mathematical Sciences -- Mathematical Biosciences (MMS-Bio) program is a two year, funded master's program providing training in both the mathematical and biological sciences. The MMS-Bio curriculum provides fundamental tools for employment in the vibrant field of mathematical biology. Our program is well suited for students looking to hone their research interests and build foundational skills before entering PhD programs in the mathematical and biological sciences, as well as for students seeking careers in industry such as biotech companies and health care. Outcomes highlights include publications in leading peer reviewed journals, employment in biotech, health care, and academics, and admission to PhD programs in mathematics and computational biology.

      More information can be found at: http://math.osu.edu/grad/future/mms/mathematical-biosciences

      Apply at: http://math.osu.edu/grad/future Deadline: December 18, 2016

      For questions, please contact Prof. Joseph Tien: jtien@math.ohio-state.edu

  • PhD Position: Systems Immunology, Cardiff U
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 43 - October 26, 2016

      4-year PhD in Systems Immunology at Cardiff in Cancer Immunotherapy (Nov 30th deadline)

      Project Description

      An objective systems approach to dissect the contribution of macrophages to cancer growth and metastasis

      A fully funded 4-year PhD Studentship is available in the Systems Immunity Research Institute, Cardiff that commences in October 2017. The Systems Immunity University Research Institute (http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/systems-immunity) provides an internationally competitive research environment that fosters mentorship and encourages interdisciplinary collaboration. The Institute draws on the wealth of world-leading expertise in infection, immunity and big data across the College of Biomedical & Life Sciences and the College of Physical Sciences & Engineering. With currently active research awards in excess of GBP70M the institute represents excellence in immunological research. Our Systems Immunity four year PhD programme is committed to providing an outstanding research environment and training for experimental, clinical and theoretical immunologists.

      Our emphasis is on training a new generation of highly skilled interdisciplinary researchers equipped for the demands of increasingly common 'big data' projects, specifically those utilising 'omics approaches, large clinical datasets and mathematical modelling. We recruit from a broad profile of undergraduate disciplines, from the biological to computer sciences, and provide core training in bioinformatics and biostatistics or laboratory sciences drawn from our MSc courses, as appropriate for the individual student. All students are assigned mentors for the course of their studies as part of a proactive support structure.

      Funding is awarded to the most competitive applicants and pays stipend (standard research council rates), fees ('home rate' for UK and EU students) and consumables. The students will be registered with the Cardiff Division of Infection and Immunity (http://medicine.cf.ac.uk/infect-immun/), a large, lively and collaborative research environment with approximately 90 postgraduate students. Immunological and immunological-related research in is an area of significant strategic strength.

      Brief description of project focus: This interdisciplinary project involves biological models of cancer progression and therapeutic intervention, state-of-the-art single cell genomic technologies and mathematical modelling. It is part of well-funded internationally-recognised research programmes, supported by a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award and a Cancer Research UK programme grant. The project aims to better understand the interaction of immune cells in primary and metastatic cancers to identify novel immunotherapeutic avenues in cancer treatment. Funding Notes

      CV and Covering Letter required in the first instance (followed by a standard application for postgraduate study)

      More information https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=79048&LID=275

  • PhD Position: Theoretical Immunology, Utrecht U
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 43 - October 26, 2016

      We are looking for a PhD student with a keen interest in combining mathematical modelling with immunology. Our aim is to describe and quantify the recovery of the immune system in HIV-infected children under successful treatment. This PhD project is part of the international EPIICAL consortium, which is collecting clinical data in several medical centres in Europe and Africa. We aim to classify patients into clusters with similar recovery parameters, and an ultimate goal is to identify criteria for better treatment of individual children. The project involves (1) scripting to organize the data, (2) developing ODE models and fitting these to the data, and (3) statistical analysis relating the estimated parameters to the data. The work will be performed in close collaboration with Dr. Andrew Yates in Glasgow. A recent paper about this type of work is Payne et al. (Lancet, 2015, 803-819).

      If you have experience in mathematical modeling and an interest in immunology and/or virology, please contact Prof.dr. Rob J. de Boer for information (http://tbb.bio.uu.nl/rdb).

  • PhD Positions: Computational Biology, Germany
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 43 - October 26, 2016

      The new group of Systems Medicine at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies invites applications for two full-time PhD positions in Computational biology.

      The successful candidate will receive a scholarship for 3 years. Major duties:
      * Develop mathematical models describing diseases using deterministic models, stochastic models, and compartmental models.
      * Analyze clinical and experimental data from collaborators using machine learning and bioinformatics approaches.
      * Develop novel algorithms to treat diseases.
      * Publish research findings in scientific journals and present them at major scientific meetings.


      Qualifications:
      * A bachelor/MSc degree in a quantitatively-oriented field, such as engineering, computer science, statistics or applied mathematics.
      * Excellent command of English.
      * Knowledge in analytical and quantitative methods, including ODEs, nonlinear dynamics, and/or stochastic processes.
      * Experience in MATLAB, or C or R, and LaTex.
      * Knowledge of immunology is a plus.


      Please send questions or your application with a motivation letter, outlining your interest in a PhD position, along with your curriculum vitae which should include the names and contact details of three referees, to jobs@systemsmedicine.de

      Positions are open until filled. The planned start date is April 2017.

      http://www.systemsmedicine.de

  • PhD MSc & PhD positions: Math Biology, Memorial U of Newfoundland
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 43 - October 26, 2016

      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 population biology in changing environments.

      A competitive salary will be offered with additional funding available for conference travel. 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.

      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) unofficial 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 November 15, 2016. Applicants should be able to begin their studies in May or September,2017.

      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: Modelling Infection and Immunity, Sydney Australia
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 42 - October 19, 2016

      PhD scholarship $40,000 per annum: Mathematical modeling in infection and immunity, Infection Analytics Program, Kirby Institute, UNSW.

      The Infection Analytics Program at the Kirby Institute is looking for talented students to join their team in Sydney, Australia, investigating immunity and vaccination for chronic infectious disease. Major current projects involve understanding the dynamics of "latent" infection in HIV, and how the immune system controls malaria infection. The group is an interdisciplinary team including applied mathematicians, physicists, and computer scientists, who collaborate widely with experimental groups around the world. The team uses mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, and computer simulation to understand immunity to infection. The scope of studies ranges from modeling immune kinetics in vivo, analysis of genetic evolution in HIV, to analysis of cohort data on malaria infection in the field. The group has a high publication output and a strong history in successful interdisciplinary training. It is an ideal venue for students with a quantitative background (mathematics/physics/ statistics) aiming to either establish themselves or diversify their experiences in mathematical biology.

      Applicants are sought for the prestigious UNSW Scientia PhD scholarships from both local and International students for PhD studies. These scholarships cover tuition and a stipend of $40,000 p.a.. PhD studies generally last 3.5 years.

      The scholarships are highly competitive. For local students, first class honours is usually required. For international students, a high GPA (first class honours or equivalent. High ranking in class) +/- publications are required.

      More information on the group's research is available at the Infection Analytics website:

      http://kirby.unsw.edu.au/research-programs/infection-analytics-program/about-program

      Details of the scholarships are available at:

      https://research.unsw.edu.au/unsw-scientia-phd-scholarship-scheme

      Applications for mid-2017 close on 11 November.

      Interested students should forward a CV and outline of interests to Professor Miles Davenport (m.davenport@unsw.edu.au).
  • PhD Position: Computational HIV Immunology..., U of Zurich
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 40 - October 5, 2016

      PhD position: Computational HIV Immunology and Epidemiology at the University of Zurich.

      We are looking for a highly motivated PhD-Student with a strong quantitative/computational background to work on a project at the interface of bioinformatics, virology, evolutionary biology, and the immunology of HIV. The project is based on unique genomic, immunological and clinical data from the Swiss HIV Cohort Study (http://www.shcs.ch) and the Zurich Primary HIV Study (http://www.viralinfectiousdiseases.uzh.ch/ZPHI.html). The project will combine computational modeling with the analysis of complex clinical and immunological data in order understand HIV transmission and especially the role of the immune response in limiting transmission. Overall, this interdisciplinary work will provide insights into the clinical and epidemiological impact of immune diversity with implications for vaccine design but also an ideal real-world, clinically relevant example for evolution in action.

      The candidate should have in addition to a strong computational background, skills to deal with complex and diverse data, and a strong interest in infectious-diseases and evolution. The PhD student will carry out his project in the context of the University of Zurich?s Research Priority Program "Evolution in Action: From Genomes Ecosystems" (http://www.evolution.uzh.ch/en.html) and the Swiss HIV Cohort Study (http://www.SHCS.ch). These collaborations represent the ideal setting for this project since they provide the necessary clinical and evolutionary background. The student will work on a range of specified research projects, but will also be highly encouraged and expected to develop and investigate his/her own research questions.

      The applicant should hold a Masters degree in a discipline relevant to the project (e.g. Evolutionary Biology, Epidemiology, Statistics, Mathematics, Biomedical Sciences, Physics, Computer Science). The PhD will take place within the the Life Science Zurich Graduate School (run jointly by the University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich). Research will be conducted at the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University Hospital of Zurich; University of Zurich (supervision: Roger Kouyos). The Division of Infectious Diseases provides a highly interdisciplinary and translational research environment with links both to clinical practice and basic science. Moreover, we are strongly interconnected with a variety of other research institutes in Zurich and beyond. In particular, we maintain strong collaborations with the Institute of Medical Virology at the University of Zurich, and the Institutes of Theoretical Biology and Computational Biology at the ETH Zurich.

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

  • PhD Positions: Collective Escape in Birds, U Groningen, NL
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 40 - October 5, 2016

      How to apply Applications, including a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications (if any), a list of examination marks, and the contact information of three academic referees, must be submitted online until 31 October / before 1 November 2016 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website, http://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opportunities/overview or http://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opportunities/overview?details=00347-02S00055VP ).

      The position will remain open until filled. All applications received by 1 November 2016 will be given full consideration.

      For additional details, see http://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opportunities/overview?details=00347-02S00055VP

  • PhD Position: Comp. Approach to Psoriasis, Newcastle U, UK
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 37 - September 13, 2016

      A PhD studentship is available at Newcastle University, UK on "A Computational Systems Biology Approach to Psoriasis Treatment".

      The studentship is part of a recently awarded Rosetrees Trust grant on computational modelling techniques for the development of personalised psoriasis treatments. This interdisciplinary project will involve collaboration with another PhD student and a clinical research fellow based in the Institute of Cellular Medicine, and a post-doctoral researcher based in Computing Science.

      For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/sources/allstudents/cs057.html

Postdoctoral positions

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  • Postdoc Position: Math and Statistical Ecology: U Glasgow
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 48 - November 30, 2016

      Fellowship in Mathematical and Statistical Ecology at University of Glasgow, Ref: 015287

      Salary Range: GBP33,943 - 48,327 per annum

      The University of Glasgow is currently seeking applicants for its Lord Kelvin Adam Smith (LKAS) fellowships scheme in the area of Mathematical and Statistical Ecology. The scheme includes salary and research budget, and offers the opportunity to establish and develop an independent research career. This is a 3 year research fellowship with possible opportunities for continuing post at the end of the 3 years.

      We are seeking candidates working in any area of statistical or mathematical ecology whose research has a strong focus on integrating data with theoretical approaches. The successful candidate will be based in the School of Mathematics and Statistics but work closely with the Boyd Orr Centre for Ecosystem and Population Health (winner of a Queen's Anniversary Prize 2013) (http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/boydorr/) and the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine as part of an initiative to strengthen the interdisciplinary research currently underway between the School of Mathematics & Statistics and the Life Sciences within the University of Glasgow.

      More information about the fellowship scheme can be found at http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/fellowships/fullyfundedfellowships/

      The application form can be found http://www.gla.ac.uk/about/jobs/vacancies/ by entering reference no. 015287.

      The deadline for applications is Monday 9 January 2017.

      For informal discussions about the post or ongoing research activities at the university please feel free to contact me at christina.cobbold@glasgow.ac.uk.

  • Postdoc Position: Biological Computation, Bar-Ilan U, Israel
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 48 - November 30, 2016

      Postdoctoral Position - Biological Computation

      Host: Dr. Hillel Kugler
      University: Bar-Ilan University, Israel
      Application Deadline: 31/01/2017


      Research Topics: We invite researchers for a postdoctoral position to join a research program on designing new biological computing devices. The selected candidates will work with Dr. Hillel Kugler on the theory and modeling tools, with opportunities to collaborate with several experimental groups that will be developing and designing the underlying methods and technology, as part of a new 5-year European Project. This is a full-time, two-year, appointment with possibility of extension, subject to excellent performance. Funds for attending scientific meetings and research expenses will also be provided, including options for longer term visits at our collaborators labs. Starting date is flexible. For more details please contact Hillel Kugler at hillelk@biu.ac.il

      Duration: Two-year Comments: Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or they are about to graduate) in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics or Biology (with strong computational skills). To submit your application, please send an updated CV with a list of publications, at least 2 letters of recommendation and a cover letter to hillelk@biu.ac.il

  • Postdoc Position: Phylodynamics and Infectious..., Stockholm U
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 48 - November 30, 2016

      The Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University announces a PostDoc position in Phylodynamics and infectious disease dynamics.

      Further information about the position can be obtained here:
      http://www.math.su.se/english/about-us/vacant-positions/the-deparmtent-of-mathematics-announces-a-post-doc-in-phylodynamic-and-infectious-disease-dynamics-1.308766
      or from the Head of the Department, Tom Britton, tom.britton@math.su.se, telephone +46 8 16 45 34, Jan Albert, jan.albert@ki.se, telephone: +46 8 5177 9471, or Thomas Leitner, tkl@lanl.gov, telephone: +1 505 667 3898.

  • Postdoc Position: ICTP-SAIFR/ São Paulo, Brazil
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 48 - November 30, 2016

      The ICTP South American Institute for Fundamental Research (ICTP-SAIFR) is accepting post-doc applications in several areas. Note that there are positions in Complex Systems including applications to biology. Candidates from the broad are of Mathematical-Biology are welcome to apply in this category.

      More details at
      http://www.ictp-saifr.org/?page_id=625

  • Postdoc Position: Infectious Disease Modelling, U of Bern
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 48 - November 30, 2016

      Postdoctoral position in infectious disease modelling, University of Bern, Switzerland.

      A PDF of the job announcement can be found on our website:
      http://www.ispm.unibe.ch/unibe/portal/fak_medizin/ber_vkhum/inst_smp/content/e93993/e93998/e474094/20161115_Infectious_disease_modelling_eng.pdf

  • Postdoc Position: Network Science, U of Nottingham
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 48 - November 30, 2016

      We are pleased to announce a three year fellowship position to work with Professor Stephen Coombes and Dr Rüdiger Thul on an EPSRC funded project entitled "Threshold Networks". The central aim of the project is to develop a new mathematical framework for understanding the emergent behaviour of networks built from nodes described by non-smooth dynamical systems.

      Closing Date: Wednesday, 4th January 2017

      Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Stephen Coombes email: stephen.coombes@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

      For further information and details of how to apply visit:
      https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/SCI350616

  • Postdoc Position: Social-Ecological Modelling, SRC
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 48 - November 30, 2016

      Postdoctoral Fellows in Social-Ecological Modelling

      The Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) is a leading international centre in sustainability science for biosphere stewardship. Two postdoctoral fellowships in Social-Ecological Modelling are available at the SRC, focusing on modelling poverty traps and on cross-scale interactions and transformations. Closing date: 7 December 2016.

      Job advertisement:
      http://www.su.se/english/about/vacancies/vacancies-new-list?rmpage=job&rmjob=2256&rmlang=UK

      For more information about the Centre see http://www.stockholmresilience.su.se

      NB: The advertisement lists a requirement for < 3 years since PhD. This requirement may be flexible, especially for the position funded through MuSES.

  • Postdoc Position: Math Modelling/Systems Biology, RCSI
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 48 - November 30, 2016

      Here is a link to a new postdoc position at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

      https://cloud.corehr.com/pls/rcsilivehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=010165

      Further enquiries can be sent to patsyconnolly@rcsi.ie

  • Postdoc Position: Math Modelling/Systems Biology, RCSI
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 47 - November 22, 2016

      Here is a link to a new postdoc position at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

      https://cloud.corehr.com/pls/rcsilivehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=010165

      Further enquiries can be sent to patsyconnolly@rcsi.ie

  • Postdoc Position: Spatial Modeling, NIMBioS
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 47 - November 22, 2016

      New! Postdoctoral Fellowship in Spatial Modeling at NIMBioS

      The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), located at the Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, is currently accepting applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in spatial modeling with an interest in GIS, remote sensing, large spatial datasets and spatial analysis.

      An applicant may propose to make advances on conceptual or methodological problems related to spatial modeling or to the application of spatial analyses to advance management of the environment and natural resources or of human or environmental health and diseases. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

      - Developing new tools for handling and analyzing Big Data (e.g., NEON)
      - Spatial, landscape explicit transmission of diseases
      - Linking fine scale and large scale ecological processes
      - Physiology trait mapping and links with climatic changes or extreme weather events
      - Spatial modeling of biodiversity and ecosystem services

      Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of this position, candidates with a PhD or equivalent in biology, mathematics, statistics, computer science, geography, environmental science, epidemiology, civil or environmental engineering, or any other relevant field will be considered.

      Support: annual stipend of $51,000, full University of Tennessee employee fringe benefits, and an annual travel allowance of $3,000.

      Deadline: The deadline is December 18, 2016, for fellowship research beginning late spring 2017. All letters of recommendation must be submitted before the request deadline.

      How to apply: Follow the guidelines at http://www.nimbios.org/postdocs/.

  • Postdoc Position: Computational Biology, Frankfurt Institute...
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 47 - November 22, 2016

      Postdoc Position in Computational Biology

      The new group of Systems Medicine at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies invites applications for a 2 years PostDoc position in Computational biology.

      Major duties:
      - Develop mathematical models describing diseases using deterministic models, stochastic models, and compartmental models.
      - Analyze clinical and experimental data from collaborators using machine learning and bioinformatics approaches.
      - Develop novel algorithms to treat diseases.
      - Publish research findings in scientific journals and present them at major scientific meetings.


      Qualifications:
      - A PhD degree in a quantitatively-oriented field, such as engineering, computer science or applied mathematics.
      - Excellent command of English.
      - Knowledge in analytical and quantitative methods.
      - Experience in MATLAB or R, Linux and LaTex.
      - Knowledge of immunology is a plus.


      Please send questions or your application with a motivation letter, outlining your interest in the position, along with your curriculum vitae which should include the names and contact details of three referees, to jobs@systemsmedicine.de

      Positions are open until filled. The planned start date is April 2017.

  • Postdoc Positions: Multiscale Modeling of Influenza..., NCSU & Duke
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 46 - November 16, 2016

      The Koelle lab in the Department of Biology at Duke University and the Ke lab in the Department of Mathematics at North Carolina State University have multiple openings for postdoctoral researchers between the two collaborating research groups.

      The post-docs will work in a multidisciplinary team on a DARPA-funded human influenza virus project that aims to understand the functional organization of influenza viruses at multiple scales and develop novel evolution-proof antivirals. We encourage applications from highly motivated and creative individuals who have backgrounds in one or more of the following:

      - mathematical modeling (ideally infectious disease modeling),
      - statistically fitting models to data,
      - theoretical biology (including multi-level selection theory and theory on the evolution of multicellularity),
      - population genetics,
      - population ecology, and
      - viral sequence analysis.


      The project involves modeling influenza at multiple scales of organization, including intracellular dynamics, within-host dynamics, and between-host dynamics. Opportunity will be present to interact with the experimental labs at UIUC, Rutgers, and Montana State University that belong to the multidisciplinary team.

      To apply, please send a brief statement of research interests, a CV, and up to 3 publications to both Katia Koelle (katia.koelle@duke.edu) and Ruian Ke (rke2@ncsu.edu) by December 15, 2016 at the latest. We will review applications on a rolling basis.

  • Postdoc Position: Modelling Bacterial Biofilms, U of Dundee
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 45 - November 9, 2016

      Postdoc Position: Modelling Bacterial Biofilms, University of Dundee, Scotland UK.

      Details at
      http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AUP681/postdoctoral-research-assistant-modelling-of-biofilm/

      Further enquiries welcome: email Fordyce Davidson:
      f.a.davidson@dundee.ac.uk

  • Postdoc Positions: Ecology of Infectious Diseases, U of Georgia
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 45 - November 9, 2016

      Postdoctoral Research Positions

      The newly formed Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases at the University of Georgia (http://ceid.uga.edu) is seeking postdoctoral research associates for four projects:

      Dengue virus serotype interactions
      Anticipating disease emergence
      Multi-scale dynamics of near-critical contagion processes
      Forecasting seasonal influenza


      Successful applicants will have a PhD in quantitative biology, epidemiology, applied mathematics, physics, statistics, or other quantitative field. We are especially interested in candidates with experience in data analysis, spatial modeling, computational statistics, and dynamical systems. Initial appointment is for two years with the possibility to renew depending on performance. Starting salary from $47,484-$54,228 depending on experience. Direct inquiries to ceid@uga.edu. Positions will remain open until filled.

      The Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases is a collaborative research community organized around the principle that modern solutions to the scientific challenges of infectious diseases require a broad, cross- disciplinary approach integrated through quantitative representation, dynamical models, and computationally-intensive methods for inference and prediction.

      The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

  • Postdoc Position: Aortic Disease Modeling, UNC-Chapel Hill
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 44 - November 2, 2016

      Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in aortic disease modeling at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This position, which is available immediately, is part of an ongoing project to develop large-scale computational models of aneurysmal, dissecting, and dissected aortas, and applicants are sought with experience in damage and fracture mechanics, simulating tissue growth and remodeling, and/or high-performance scientific computing. Prior experience in a specific area is not required, however, and any applicant with a relevant background and interests will receive full consideration. Further information on this position and application instructions are available at https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/9612.

      For additional information, please contact Boyce Griffith at boyceg@email.unc.edu.

  • Postdoc Positions: Math Biology/Applied Math/Stat, NCSU
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 44 - November 2, 2016

      We are looking to hire two postdocs 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 up to three years, conditional on satisfactory progress and availability of funds. 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, 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 August of 2017. 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. The direct link to mathjobs.org is: https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/9563

  • Postdoc Position: Algebraic... Reaction Networks, U of Copenhagen
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 44 - November 2, 2016

      Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the research group "Mathematics of Reaction Networks": http://www.math.ku.dk/english/research/spt/reaction-networks/ at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen, with start date September 2017 (negotiable).

      The position is on algebraic methods for the study of biochemical reaction networks. The ideal candidate holds a PhD in mathematics, preferrably in algebra related topics. Prior knowledge in biology is not required. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Elisenda Feliu. For questions regarding this position, send an email to efeliu@math.ku.dk

      To apply, follow this link:
      http://jobportal.ku.dk/videnskabelige-stillinger/?show=865890
      Deadline: 4th December 2016

  • Postdoc Position: Systems Pharmacology, CPSP, U of Florida
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 44 - November 2, 2016

      Post-doctoral Associate Position
      Posting date: 10/31/2016
      Position: Two years, full time, post-doctoral associate in translational systems pharmacology. The start date will be January 2017.
      Department: Center for Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology (CPSP) at Orlando, FL, University of Florida
      Faculty member: Dr. Sihem Bihorel. MS., PharmD., PhD
      Position description: The CPSP at Orlando, FL, is seeking a talented, highly motivated, and energetic post-doctoral associate with expertise in computational biology. The aim of the project is the development of a new mathematical, computational, and systems-level understanding of immunology and pharmacology. Progress in this area will have not only fundamental scientific impact but also accrue immediate, broad practical benefits for the discovery of new therapeutic agents and biomarkers.

      During the two years training at the CPSP, the post-doctoral candidate will have the opportunity to gain a breadth of experience in:

      - Development and qualification of Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP) models and bridging these models to clinical pharmacokinetic (PK) and enhanced pharmacodynamic (ePD) models
      - Development and evaluation of advanced numerical and computational methods for QSP data analysis
      - Development and qualification of novel visualization tools for QSP/PK/ePD analyses.
      - Report within the project in terms of written reports/publications and oral presentations Qualifications required:
      - Candidate should have a doctoral degree (PhD) in Systems Biology/ Pharmacology, Bioinformatics, Pharmacometrics, Computer Science, Computational Biology, Biostatistics, Applied Mathematics, Theoritical Biology, or related quantitative data-heavy discipline.
      - Proficiency in one or more of these mathematical frameworks: MATLAB, R, and Monolix.
      - Understanding of in vitro cell based experimental techniques such as cellular and molecular biology, and pre-clinical/clinical pharmacokinetic- pharmacodynamic studies.
      - Ability to work as part of a team and independently.
      - Skillful English writing ability with first author publications in peer reviewed journals.
      - Strong oral communication skills.
      - Interest in pursuing a career in QSP, Pharmacometrics, and/or clinical pharmacology

      How to apply: Please send CV, a brief letter of interest, and the names and email addresses of three referees to Dr. Sihem Bihorel, MS., PharmD., PhD via e-mail to sihem.bihorel@cop.ufl.edu.

      CPSP Overview: The CPSP (http://cpsp.pharmacy.ufl.edu/) is located in the University of Florida Academic & Research Center at the Lake Nona Medical City about 5 miles southeast of the Orlando International Airport. The CPSP provides an academic home to a multidisciplinary and integrative, quantitative clinical pharmacology program in drug development and regulatory science. Lake Nona Medical City: http://www.lakenona.com/medical-city is a landmark for Orlando and a premier location for medical care, research and education. It is anchored by University of Central Florida Medical School, the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, the newest VA Medical Center in the country, the Nemours Children's Hospital, and the University of Florida Academic and Research Center.

  • Postdoc Position: Math Modeling of Cancer, U of Washington
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 44 - November 2, 2016

      The Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Washington invites applications for a Research Associate position in the research group of Dr. Ivana Bozic, working on mathematical modeling of cancer. The start date is between March 16 and September 16, 2017, based on mutual agreement. This full-time temporary postdoctoral position is renewable for a total duration of three years. Successful applicants are expected to engage in research and will enjoy a reduced teaching load of two one-quarter courses each academic year.

      Requirements include (1) background and interest in mathematical or computational modeling of biological processes, cancer modeling or stochastic processes (2) a PhD in mathematics or applied mathematics or another area relevant to mathematical or computational modeling; (3) an ability and affinity for communicating ideas of mathematical modeling, in both research and teaching settings.

      Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

      Please apply at: https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/9506

      For further information about this position, please contact contact Dr. Ivana Bozic (ibozic@uw.edu).

  • Postdoc Position: Integrative Bioinformatic..., HZM, Germany
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 44 - November 2, 2016

      Job offer Postdoc f/m for integrative bioinformatic analyses of head and neck cancer

      Abteilung fur Strahlenzytogenetik

      The Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen in Munich, Germany, is a member of one of the leading research associations in Europe - the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. The aim of our research is to proactively detect health risks involving humans and the environment, decoding the mechanisms of pathogenesis and developing concepts for prevention and therapy. In the framework of the Helmholtz initiative Personalized Medicine (iMed) a close collaboration between the Institute of Diabetes and Cancer, the Research Unit Radiation Cytogenetics and the Clinical Cooperation Group "Personalized Radiotherapy of Head and Neck Cancer" has been established. For an interdisciplinary research project we are searching for a Postdoc.

      Postdoc f/m for integrative bioinformatic analyses of head and neck cancer (2016/3213)

      Job Description
      - Preprocessing and analysis of high-dimensional data from different molecular levels (miRNA, DNAmeth, RNAseq, DNAseq, arrayCGH)
      - Association analyses of omics data with clinical data, in particular with metabolic parameters, and subsequent prediction analyses with respect to radiation therapy response
      - Reconstruction and analysis of regulatory networks
      - Establishment of cell culture models for the functional characterization of candidate targets with an emphasis on metabolic dysfunctions


      Your Qualifications
      - PhD in biology, molecular biology, bioinformatic, biostatistics or in a related discipline
      - Experience in statistics and analysis of omics data
      - Profound knowledge of techniques in molecular biology/cell biology is of advantage
      - Excellent communication and teamwork skills
      - Willingness for interdisciplinary work with the collaborating units

      Our Offer
      - Working in an innovative, well- equipped and scientifically stimulating surrounding
      - Further training opportunities
      - Initial short-term employment contract for 2 years with a standard public service salary (TV EntgO Bund EG 13)

      The activity involves special knowledge and experience specific to own scientific skills. The Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen as holder of the Bavarian Advancement of Women Prize and of the Total E-Quality Certificate is striving to increase the overall proportion of women on its staff and thus expressly urges qualified women to apply. We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application.

      online application
      https://fragebogen.candibase.de/helmholtz/mainform.php?param=65a538092b6cf6969969b90ec5a24a31&&vs=1&comp=0&lang=en

  • Postdoc Position: Statistical/Math..., Mount Sinai Medical School
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 44 - November 2, 2016

      We would appreciate if you can post this add for a post doc experienced in statistical/math modeling of biological processes:

      Our research made paradigm shifting discoveries on inflammatory skin diseases and particularly atopic dermatitis/eczema and now also on alopecia Areata, and rare diseases such as ichtyosis. The field of inflammatory skin disease is very hot now as these diseases are targeted now successfully by broad or even single cytokine targeting, reversing the clinical and tissue disease phenotypes. This leads to increasing bioinformatic and machine learning needs of transcriptomic, genomic disease phenotyping at baseline and after treatment responses with various treatments and prediction models of responders etc.

      Our work involves a lot of computational biology/statistics and complex modeling and we are looking for a talented, productive and motivated post doc or staff scientist with extensive knowledge of R, gene expression and microarray analyses, and also preferably RNAseq analyses. The candidate should have strong computational skills, complex statistical tools, prediction models and also if possible machine learning. The successful applicant will work in the laboratory for inflammatory skin diseases at Mount Sinai. A strong biology background is a plus.

      We offer a great fostering environment and growth potential with a possible joint appointment in the bioinformatics institute at Mount Sinai. The candidate is also expected to have good writing capabilities, and a good publication track record, with at least few papers as first author, and excellent recommendations. We value a team player, as the work environment is very important. We have a diverse team of MDs, PhDs, MSc. and students with a great publication record as attached. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=guttman-yassky+e Visas will be offered for excellent candidates outside the US. For further details please contact Dr. Emma Guttman at: emma.guttman@mountsinai.org

  • Postdoc Position: Math & Computational Biology, UCI
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 44 - November 2, 2016

      The Enciso lab at the University of California, Irvine, has an open position for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of mathematical and computational biology. We will develop new theoretical methods to approximate noise in stochastic chemical reaction networks. These methods will be used in the context of experimental models in molecular and cell biology. This work is part of a new interdisciplinary collaboration together with systems biology researchers at Harvard Medical School and Caltech, funded by DARPA.

      We are looking for a motivated mathematician, physicist or other quantitative scientist, with experience carrying out mathematical analysis in molecular biology. Experience with numerical simulations, preferably using Matlab, is strongly desired, as is also a familiarity with stochastic methods (chemical master equation, moment closure, SSA algorithm etc). The successful candidate should also be familiar with the analysis of deterministic chemical reaction networks, using methods such as deficiency theory. For a sample of the work involved see the recent publication in J Royal Society Interface,

      http://www.math.uci.edu/~genciso/Papers/Enciso_Transient_AR_RSI2016.pdf

      Candidates are encouraged to write to PI Enciso about their interest in this position, while they prepare a formal application. Applications are welcome until the position is filled. The position is open to start January 2017 through Fall 2018, with possible extension up to three years in total. J1 and H1 visas can be processed for international candidates. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, including women, African Americans, Hispanics and other minorities.

      Completed applications must be submitted electronically through https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03739 and must contain: - Cover Letter (Required)
      - Curriculum Vitae (Required)
      - Research Statement (Required)
      - Misc/Additional documents (Optional)
      - Letters of recommendation (Up to 3 letters, all optional)

  • Postdoc Position: Multi-scale Modeling in..., U of Michigan
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 44 - November 2, 2016

      POSTDOCTORAL POSITION

      Multi-scale Modeling in Immunology

      An exciting opportunity is available for a mathematical/computational modeler to work in a multidisciplinary team on immune responses in the context of tuberculosis as well as treatment interventions. The position is available in the laboratories of Jennifer Linderman in the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering and Denise Kirschner in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, both at the University of Michigan. The project uses a systems biology approach to integrate our multi-scale and multi-organ in silico models with data from humans and non-human primates derived by our collaborators. An estimated one-third of the human population is infected with the pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, making it a critical global health issue.

      The postdoctoral fellow will require skills in computational modeling in biology. Thus the ideal applicant will have extensive experience in modeling and programming needed for working with differential equation and/or agent-based models, and, in addition, will have an ability to read scientific literature in immunology, microbiology and/or systems biology. Good communication skills are essential.

      How to apply: Send a CV, names of 3 references, and a letter describing research

      interests and summarizing Ph.D. work to Denise Kirschner kirschne@umich.edu and Jennifer Linderman linderman@umich.edu. Copies of published papers are welcome.

  • Postdoc Position: Computational Biology, Kansas State U
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 43 - October 26, 2016

      Job summary: Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position with the Institute of Computation Comparative Medicine (ICCM) http://iccm.k-state.edu/ and the Nanotechnology Innovation Center of Kansas State (NICKS) http://nicks.ksu.edu/. The interdisciplinary research-based centers, ICCM is envisioned as an incubator where quantitatively oriented researchers will collaborate with NICKS bench scientists and clinicians to apply novel methods to practical problems in comparative pharmacology and toxicology. The ICCM enthusiastically encompasses the concept of One Health and strives to optimally utilize animal data to advance the health and well-being of both animals and humans. The position is also part of the Mathematics Department for Mathematical Biology Lab at Kansas State University (KSU), Manhattan.

      The research process in our group with cross-discipline focus is guided towards more of computational analysis with research questions designed by our comparative medicine group. Qualitative data for human cell types including liver and kidney cells exposed to engineered nanoparticles have been collected through in-depth and structured procedures on NICKS and ICCM laboratory sites. The purpose of this position is to hire a postdoctoral research fellow who can effectively analyze the in-vitro experimental data and lead our quantitative research to identify optimal parameter estimations. Our research is in need of a postdoc who can develop population physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) models which are useful tools in drug development and bioequivalence assessment, in risk assessment of environmental chemicals and nanomaterials, and in drug withdrawal time estimation in food-producing animals. One critical aspect in applying PBPK models is the accuracy of parameter values, which are routinely estimated using optimization modules integrated into limited commercial software programs.

      A Ph.D. in biomathematics/biostatistics, biomedical sciences, or related field in Computational Biology is required; a background in computational systems modeling, programming MATLAB or C++ and parallel computing is an asset. The position is for one year with possible extension for up to two more years subject to satisfactory progress and mutual agreement. Please send a cover letter, a short statement of interest, CV and contact information for three professional references.

      Start date: As soon as possible. Screening of applicants begins November 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

      Contact Information: For further information about this position, please contact Dr. Majid Jaberi-Douraki through jaberi@vet.k-state.edu or jaberi@math.k-state.edu or at 785-532-4733.

      Total Rewards: Heath Insurance and Wellness Life Insurance Leave and Holidays Tuition Assistance Retirement Plans Worker's Compensation. For additional information refer to the benefits summary (http://www.k-state.edu/hr/current-employees/benefits/summary.html). Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check required.

  • Postdoc Position: Numerical Modeling..., Imperial College, London
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 42 - October 19, 2016

      Postdoctoral Research Associate / Assistant at Imperial College London Two-year position Deadline for applications: 28 October 2016

      This project will focus on applying deep learning to improve numerical modelling in engineering and biology, with application to modelling patterns of electrical activity within heart tissue. The successful applicant will work primarily with the BICV Group of the Department of Bioengineering. The BICV Group has been using deep convolutional architectures for the analysis of spatial data for over 15 years, and has recently extended this work to include deep reinforcement learning and adversarial networks. The BICV Group sits within Bioengineering, which is home to over 30 academic staff with backgrounds in mathematics, physics, computer science, medicine and biology. 95% of Bioengineering's returned research is considered to be world-leading. The collaborating Departments include: Aeronautics, Computing, Mathematics and the National Heart and Lung Institutes.

      You should have a good undergraduate degree/MSc in computer science, mathematics, physics or engineering, and have or be working towards a PhD in the area of machine learning, or a related topic (or equivalent). You will have previous experience in machine learning and preferably also deep learning. We would also expect that you have experience in writing and preparing scientific papers for publication as well as strong programming skills, including familiarity with appropriate tools such as version control.

      More information and to apply: http://www.bicv.org/ or contact Dr Anil Bharath a.bharath@imperial.ac.uk

  • Postdoc Position: Modeling of Synthetic Gene..., U of Houston
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 42 - October 19, 2016

      We are seeking qualified applicants for a postdoctoral researcher to work on an NIH funded project to develop control systems for synthetic probiotic bacteria. Specifically, we seek a postdoctoral researcher to model the dynamics of synthetic gene circuits at the single cell and population levels. The position is part of a collaborative effort that involves experimental biologists and applied mathematicians: The successful applicant will work with the mathematicians K. Josic and W. Ott (University of Houston), and biologists M. Bennett (Rice University) and L. Swint-Kruse (University of Kansas) on modeling and developing new methods for transcriptional bacterial computing. The project will involve mathematical modeling, model analysis, data analysis, and regular interactions with experimental scientists. A PhD or equivalent degree in mathematics, physics or related field is required. We are especially interested in identifying candidates with a background in mathematical biology, nonlinear dynamics, and/or statistical physics.

      Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, a research statement, and three letters of recommendation to MathJobs.Org: https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs

      https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/9497

      For further information, please contact Dr. Ott Email: ott@math.uh.edu or Dr. Kresimir Josic: josic@math.uh.edu

  • Postdoc Position: Computational Systems Biology, NIMBioS
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 42 - October 19, 2016

      Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Systems Biology at NIMBioS

      The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis(NIMBioS), located at the Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, is currently accepting applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in computational biology with an interest in using systems approaches to solve problems in cell biology, cancer biology, immunology or development biology.

      Support: annual stipend of $51,000, full University of Tennessee employee fringe benefits, and an annual travel allowance of $3,000.

      Deadline: The deadline for fellowship research beginning as early as late spring 2017 is December 11, 2016. All letters of recommendation must be submitted before the request deadline.

      How to apply: Follow the guidelines at http://www.nimbios.org/positions/

      For more information, contact NIMBioS Deputy Director Chris Welsh at cwelsh@nimbios.org

  • Postdoc Position: Population Genetics, Georgetown U
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 41 - October 12, 2016

      A postdoctoral fellowship is available in the mathematical modeling of population genetics of invasive species. The successful candidate should have a strong background in mathematical analysis as well as programming experience and demonstrated interest in developing biological models. The postdoctoral fellow should have a Ph.D in mathematics, applied mathematics or mathematical biology and good writing skills. Interested applicants should submit a CV, short statement of interest, and names and contact information for three references to Prof. Judith Miller at Judith.Miller@georgetown.edu, with "Postdoctoral fellowship" in the subject line.

      Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.

  • Postdoc Position: Planetary Health, Harvard U
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 41 - October 12, 2016

      The fellowship is for residence at Harvard to work with faculty member(s) of their choice and to do independent research in the field of planetary health, a topic recently framed as a new discipline in global health (https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/blog/planetary-health-a-new-discipline-in-global-health/). Those interested can visit the Planetary Health Alliance website (http://planetaryhealthalliance.org/) for more details on the field. We will accept two post-doctoral fellows each year for the next two years so please keep this opportunity in mind.

      The application can be found here: http://planetaryhealthalliance.org/news/rockefeller-foundation-planetary-health-fellows-program-harvard-university

  • 4 Postdoc Positions: Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM)
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 41 - October 12, 2016

      BCAM, the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics http://www.bcamath.org whose mission is to develop high quality interdisciplinary research in the frontiers of Applied Mathematics, has opened the following positions:

      postdoctoralal Fellowship in Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations

      Postdoctoral Fellowship in CFD Computational Technology: Cloud HPC

      Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mathematical Modelling in Biosciences

      Postdoctoral Fellowship in Fluid Mechanics

      Deadline for submission: November 4th, 2016, 14:00 [UTC/GMT + 1 hour]. All applications must be submitted on-line at: http://www.bcamath.org/en/research/job

      We kindly ask you to distribute this call among colleagues and potential candidates. Please, do not hesitate to contact us if you need further information: recruitment@bcamath.org

      Aditionally, we would like to announce that the PhD International Call La Caixa 2017 will be opened shortly, planned on November 7, 2016. The call will offer up to 57 PhD grants at Severo Ochoa Excellence Research Centers. The call will be open to students of any nationality. All the information about this call will be published at the website https://obrasociallacaixa.org/en/educacion-becas/becas-de-posgrado/inphinit/about-inphinit

      Finally, the M2SI group of the University of the Basque Country that collaborates with BCAM in the "Simulation of Wave Propagation" research line is searching for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational and Applied Mathematics: Efficient simulation of geophysical electromagnetic measurements using a dimensionally adaptive high-order finite element method. The postdoctoral fellow will work on the development of a parallel implementation of a dimensionally adaptive high-order finite element software that is capable of efficiently combining 1D, 2D, and 3D subdomains within the same wave propagation problem. Deadline for applications: Oct 15th, 2016. More info: http://www.cimne.com/cvdata/cntr2/dtos/img/mdia/People/Postdoctoral-Position-UPV-EHU.pdf

  • Postdoc Position: Modelling of Biofilm, U of Dundee
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 41 - October 12, 2016

      Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Modelling of Biofilm)

      An exciting opportunity for a mathematical modeller/computational physicist to work in a multidisciplinary team on bacterial biofilms in one of Europe's strongest life sciences research environments.

      Bacterial biofilms have a profound significance in both in infections and in biotechnological applications.

      A major award has been made by the UK science agency BBSRC (the Biotechnology and Biosciences Research Council) to a team led by Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall that has been carefully assembled to combine skills in molecular microbiology and biofilm formation rheology, optical imaging, protein self-assembly, biopolymers, mathematical modelling, and carbohydrate chemistry that will lead to a complete quantitative description of a bacterial biofilm.

      The successful applicant for this specific post will work with Prof Stanley-Wall and Prof Fordyce Davidson to develop an enhanced understanding of the physico-mechanical properties of the biofilm matrix through a combination of mathematical modelling and laboratory experiments. The applicant will work in collaboration with the other researchers in the consortium to place this information into an overarching model of biofilm structure, function and dynamics.

      A background in mathematical modelling using a range of computational techniques is essential and candidates with experience in modelling mechanical properties of soft matter are particularly well-suited. Experience in conducting laboratory experiments would be ideal but not necessary. However, a willingness to learn and engage across disciplines is essential and relevant training will be provided.

      This position is available for 3 years in the first instance.

      How to apply:

      To apply on-line please visit: http://www.dundee.ac.uk/jobs

      The University of Dundee is a diverse community and is committed to equality of opportunity for all by providing a supportive, flexible and inclusive working environment. We have family friendly policies (including flexible working and childcare vouchers), staff groups for LGBT and BME; and prayer room facilities.

      The University of Dundee has received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award (http://www.dundee.ac.uk/about/athenaswan/) which recognises the promotion of gender equality and has made further commitment to advancing inclusive culture which supports and encourages all under-represented groups.

  • Post-docs: Stanford Cancer Systems Biology Scholars Program, US
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 40 - October 5, 2016

      Stanford Cancer Systems Biology Scholars (CSBS) Program Postdoctoral Training in Systems Biology of Cancer Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

      Program Director: Sylvia Plevritis, PhD Co-Program Director: Garry Nolan, PhD

      The Stanford Cancer Systems Biology Scholars (CSBS) Program is a multidisciplinary training program for cancer and biocomputational researchers who want to embark on a systems biology approach to discover clinically-relevant cellular and molecular networks underlying cancer risk, initiation, progression and treatment response. With funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), we are able to offer the CSBS Program to well-qualified applicants from various backgrounds: (1) cancer biologists who want to be cross-trained in computational sciences and (2) computational scientists who want to be cross-trained in cancer biology. CSBS is a two-year postdoctoral training program focused on innovative, multidisciplinary cancer research education that seamlessly integrates experimental and computational biology in order to systematically unravel the complexity of cancer. We bring together 30 faculty mentors from 19 departments. Funding is available for salary, supplies, and travel. Applicants must have an MD or PhD.

      Application deadline: October 31st, 2016 for a start date in September 2017.

      (Priority will be given to applications received by October 31. Applications received after October 31 will be considered until positions are filled.)

      For application information and form: http://med.stanford.edu/csbs

      Inquiries to Theresa McCann: tmccann@stanford.edu

  • Post-docs: Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State U, US
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 40 - October 5, 2016

      MBI Postdoctoral Fellows

      Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI) is accepting applications for Postdoctoral Fellows to start September 2017.

      MBI postdoctoral fellows engage in a two-year integrated program of tutorials, working seminars, workshops, and 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.

      Applying for an MBI Postdoctoral Fellowship: Applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship completed before December 5, 2016 will receive full consideration.

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

      For additional information please contact Rebecca Martin ( rebecca@mbi.osu.edu or 614-688-3519 ) or visit http://mbi.osu.edu/participate/postdoctoral-fellow/ .

      MBI receives major funding from the National Sciences Foundation Division of Mathematical Sciences and is supported by The Ohio State University. Mathematical Biosciences Institute adheres to AA/EOE guidelines.

  • Post-docs: Infectious Disease Dynamics, U Notre Dame, US
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 39 - September 27, 2016

      Candidates for two postdoctoral research positions are sought for the Perkins Lab at the University of Notre Dame. These positions are supported by two new, federally funded projects on the spatial dynamics of chikungunya and Zika virus transmission and control.

      Project 1 has a focus on spatial dynamics of chikungunya virus transmission and control at geographic scales and will be conducted in close collaboration with the Institute for Disease Modeling (http://idmod.org). Project 2 has a focus on spatial dynamics of the invasion of Zika virus into the city of Iquitos, Peru, as well as the deployment of control measures in response to its invasion. This project will be conducted in close collaboration with colleagues at UC Davis, NAMRU-6, Emory, IHME, and other institutions, many of whom are actively engaged in field work that will complement modeling activities.

      Both projects will involve extensive simulation of stochastic transmission models specified at different spatial scales and will make use of considerable computational resources through the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform and the University of Notre Dame's Center for Research Computing (https://crc.nd.edu). Simulation will be used in combination with techniques for fitting high-dimensional models to data to address key scientific questions of relevance to the public health impacts of chikungunya and Zika. To complement these computationally intensive approaches, a number of other approaches are routinely used in the Perkins Lab, including probability theory, stochastic processes, dynamical systems, scripting, and social coding. Essential qualities of competitive candidates for both positions include (1) a Ph.D. in Biology, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or Statistics; (2) strong programming and software development skills; and (3) experience conducting research on disease dynamics or other topics in biology using mathematical models.

      Both positions are available for a minimum of two years, with a more extended appointment possible contingent on satisfactory progress in the first two years and the continued availability of funding. Minimum annual salary is $52,000 and may be augmented depending on each candidate's experience and qualifications. Benefits will be provided, and support is available for travel to conferences and to visit field sites and collaborators as appropriate. Start date is flexible.

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

  • Post-doc: Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, Barcelona
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 39 - September 27, 2016

      A 2-year post-doc position at CRM, Barcelona

      The Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM), Barcelona, is happy to announce a 2-year postdoctoral position in the Collaborative Mathematical Research programme. The programme is funded by La Caixa Foundation and the position involves participation in a collaborative project with scientists from other disciplines.

      The appointment will be made in one of the following Groups: Complex Systems (Alvaro Corral, acorral@crm.cat) Computational and Mathematical Biology (Tomas Alarcon, talarcon@crm.cat) Computational Neuroscience (Alex Roxin, aroxin@crm.cat) Industrial Mathematics (Timothy Myers, tmyers@crm.cat) Mathematical Epidemiology (Andrei Korobeinikov, akorobeinikov@cr.cat)

      (Applicants are encouraged to indicate one several groups of their choice in application.)

      The Centre website: www.crm.cat Position description and general guidelines: http://www.crm.cat/SiteAssets/Lists/Noticies/EditForm/News_Collaborative%20Mathematical%20Research.pdf How to apply: http://www.crm.cat/SiteAssets/Lists/Noticies/EditForm/Seventh_Call.pdf

      Application deadline is the 24th of October, 2016. Applicants should be available for interviews (possibly via Skype) from November 2 onwards.

  • Post-doc: Control of Invasive Species, U Canterbury, NZ
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 37 - September 13, 2016

      Postdoctoral Fellow - Large-scale control of invasive predators

      Geospatial Research Institute
      -Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
      -3 year fixed-term position

      The Geospatial Research Institute, in partnership with Te Punaha Matatini, seeks a postdoctoral research fellow to work on socio-ecological models of large-scale predator control. The New Zealand government recently announced the ambitious goal of completely eradicating exotic predators by 2050. To achieve this goal will require a massive coordinated effort across the country's publicly and privately owned land areas. Key stakeholders in this effort include the Department of Conservation, regional councils, NGOs and private landowners. The current "Cape-to-City" (C2C) predator control programme in Hawkes Bay and its potential extension across four regions in the lower North Island are the first steps towards predator-free New Zealand.

      The aim of this research project is to use socio-ecological models to assess the feasibility of scaling-up predator control outside traditional conservation areas and to inform decisions about resource allocation. These models will be combine ecological population dynamics models with geospatial information on land ownership and data on landowner attitudes to participation in pest control programmes.

      As the successful candidate, you will be based in the Geospatial Research Institute at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, and will also be part of Te Punaha Matatini via its early career researcher network. You will have a PhD in mathematics, statistics or related subject, as well as advanced skills in Geospatial Sciences, excellent communication skills and experience in collaborating with researchers from different disciplines. A formal background in biology or sociology is not necessary, but an interest in these subjects is essential.

      The Geospatial Research Institute Toi Hangarau, is a broadly-conceived research institute at the University of Canterbury that conducts innovative research across the geospatial research spectrum. Our mission is to provide a national centre of gravity for geospatial research, to provide the underpinning research that enables New Zealand to more fully realize the benefits of spatial information technology.

      For information about the Geospatial Research Institute Toi Hangarau please visit us online at: http://www.science.canterbury.ac.nz/geospatial/.

      The closing date for this position is: Friday, 7 October 2016.

      Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resume and any additional attachments combined into one document and submitted online.

      Should you wish to e-mail any additional attachments or have queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to Nikki Gibbs, Recruitment Coordinator, nikki.gibbs@canterbury.ac.nz.

      Enquiries of an academic nature may be made to Associate Professor Michael Plank (Michael.plank@canterbury.ac.nz).

      For information about the range of benefits in joining UC please visit us online at: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus.

      Internal candidates should apply via the Careers option in Employee Self-Service: https://ucpeople.canterbury.ac.nz.

      The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.

Faculty and other positions

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  • Faculty Position: Mathematical Biology, U of Bath
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 48 - November 30, 2016

      The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath is seeking to appoint a Professor in the research area of mathematical biology. Applications are welcome in any area of mathematical biology. The appointee will provide strategic leadership for mathematical biology at a departmental level and across the institution where collaborative activity has traditionally been facilitated through the Centre for Mathematical Biology. The appointee should also have a strong interest in pursuing excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and in supervising graduate students. The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

      More details: https://www.bath.ac.uk/jobs/Vacancy.aspx?ref=SF4447

      Closing date: 9 January 2017.

      Informal enquiries may be addressed to: Professor Paul Milewski (p.a.milewski@bath.ac.uk), Dr Ben Adams (b.adams@bath.ac.uk) or Dr Jane White (k.a.j.white@bath.ac.uk)

  • Faculty Positions: Bioengineering, Indiana U
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 47 - November 22, 2016

      Indiana University, School of Informatics and Computing, Bioengineering Faculty Positions in Intelligent Systems Engineering.

      As part of its rapidly expanding program in Intelligent Systems Engineering (ISE), the School of Informatics and Computing (SoIC) at Indiana University (IU) Bloomington invites applications for multiple computational, theoretical and experimental faculty positions at assistant, associate and full professor levels in the broad area of computational, experimental and theoretical Biological and Biomedical Engineering. Duties include teaching, research, and service.

      Apply online at: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/2730

  • Faculty Position: Synthetic & Systems Biology, Arizona State U
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 47 - November 22, 2016

      The School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering at Arizona State University is looking to hire faculty members in Synthetic and Systems Biology, broadly defined.

      Please follow this link
      https://engineering.asu.edu/hiring/systems-and-synthetic-biology-11723/

      for detailed description of the position and instructions for submitting an application. Review of applications will start on November 30, 2016, and continue on a rolling base until positions are filled.

  • Faculty Position: Bioengineering, UIUC
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 46 - November 16, 2016

      The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign (UIUC) seeks full-time Bioengineering faculty for tenured or tenure-track positions in the areas of translational bioengineering, computational biology at the cell and molecular levels, neuro-engineering, and cancer bioengineering.

      To apply, see details at

      https://jobs.illinois.edu/search-jobs/job-details?jobID=70518&job

  • Faculty Positions: Math Modeling of Complex Biosystems, UCR
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 46 - November 16, 2016

      Cluster hire to build a group in MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF COMPLEX BIO-SYSTEMS.

      Applications are invited for two 9-month, tenure-track or tenure positions at the Assistant or Associate levels beginning July 1, 2017, as a part of the cluster hiring initiative in Mathematical Modeling of Complex Biosystems at the University of California, Riverside (UCR).

      To apply: Application materials for the Assistant Professor position should be submitted through https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00675.

      Associate level applicants should apply through https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00676 .

  • Selected NIH Intramural Research and Other Job Openings
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 45 - November 9, 2016

      Chief
      Cancer Data Science Laboratory, NCI-CCR
      (deadline: December 9)


      The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is seeking a visionary scientist in cancer computational biology and data science to establish and lead the new Cancer Data Science Laboratory (CDSL) in the Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute. The position of Chief is equivalent to that of an academic department chair.

      The CDSL will be the hub for computational and bioinformatics activities across the CCR which is the largest component of the NIH Intramural Research Program with more than 230 investigators performing basic, translational and clinical research on cancer. The CDSL will house a group of principal investigators, led by the Chief, working at the forefront of data science in fields such as, but not limited to, integrative genomics, network approaches to biology, computational modeling, and mathematical oncology. In addition to conducting original research, the incumbent will have the opportunity to build a new multi-PI research program, define the scope and direction of the CDSL, and oversee all aspects of its development, including recruitment of faculty. The Chief will also administratively oversee a computational Collaboratory consisting of multiple computational scientists with the goal of enabling high-end computational analysis projects for the entire CCR community. In addition, the Chief will also provide leadership in team science and will integrate CCR computational activities with ongoing trans- NIH computational and data science efforts across the research spectrum present in the CCR.

      The NCI is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), a federal agency. The CCR comprises more than 2000 scientific staff and provides a protected environment to pursue distinctive basic, translational, and clinical research in a highly interdisciplinary environment. Additional information on NCI CCR can be found at https://ccr.cancer.gov.

      In addition to a Ph.D. and/or M.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline, applicants must have a proven track record of scientific excellence at the international level. Salary will be commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Applications should include a curriculum vitae including publication list, description of past and proposed future research activities and a statement outlining the vision for the CDSL. Applications must be submitted electronically between October 11, 2016 and December 9, 2016 to https://irp-positions.nih.gov/job/CDSLChief2016. NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. U.S. citizenship is not required. DHHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers.

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      Chief and Senior Investigator Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Branch, NICHD (deadline: January 13, 2017)

      The Division of Intramural Population Health Research is located within the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Chief and Senior Investigator of the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Branch. As one of three intramural branches in the Division, the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Branch mission is to develop novel statistical methods motivated by the Division's population health research that includes human fecundity and fertility, pregnancy, and child and adolescent health and behavior. In addition, Branch scientists serve as statistical co-investigators on all etiologic and interventional research in keeping with the team science research paradigm practiced by the Division. The Branch's mission also includes a strong commitment to mentoring trainees at varying career stages and professional service.

      As an intramural entity, the Branch is expected to develop innovative methodologic and collaborative research that uses the rich trans-disciplinary environment of the Division and the NIH Intramural Research Program. This expectation includes developing and implementing methods that support original research seeking to answer critical data gaps, and in the analysis of a vast array of databases from completed and ongoing research studies. The Biostatistics and Bioinformatics branch currently houses 4 investigators, with room for growth. A description of the Branch may be found at https://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/org/diphr/bbb/Pages/default.aspx, and an overview of all Division research is summarized in the Division's annual report https://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/org/diphr/Documents/DIPHR_2015_Annual_Report.pdf.

      The Branch Chief must be a dynamic leader who provides scientific, administrative and fiscal leadership, while maintaining his/her own original methodologic and collaborative research. Candidates must have an earned doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics or a closely related quantitative field. The successful candidate must be an internationally recognized methodologist whose accomplishments are commensurate with the academic rank of a tenured full professor, as demonstrated by a strong upward trajectory of high quality statistical publications, a trajectory of high quality and impact collaborative publications, an international reputation, extramural funding (for academic candidates), and a clear vision of biostatistics' and bioinformatics' essential role in population health research. The Chief is expected to lead in strengthening current research areas and in developing new areas of expertise to address increasingly challenging designs and analyses, including priorities such as bioinformatics and causal inference. The Chief is expected to lead in developing and implementing the infrastructure and culture of reproducible research. The position requires excellent inter-personnel and communication skills, and experience leading trans-disciplinary scientific teams and recruiting early stage biostatisticians are highly desirable. The Chief will serve as a member of the Division's senior leadership working to further the Division and Institute's vision and mission.

      The Branch Chief will be eligible for tenure, at a salary commensurate with his/her credentials and experience. Full federal government benefits will be provided, including leave, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, retirement plan, and savings plan (401k equivalent). Interested candidates should submit the following items: Curriculum vitae; brief (2-3 pages) cover letter that summarizes professional training and experience in the following areas: leadership, management, administration, research, professional service, and mentoring; brief (2-3 pages) vision statement for the Branch; and names, affiliations, and contact details for three references (who will only be contacted following an interview).

      Please email these materials as one package to: Ms. Adrienne Lonaberger; Program Analyst, DIPHR, NICHD; 6710B Rockledge Drive; Room 3141D; Bethesda, MD 20892; 301-496-6324; or greenad@mail.nih.gov. All inquiries about the position should be directed to the Committee Chair: Dr. Enrique Schisterman; Chief and Senior Investigator; Epidemiology Branch, DIPHR, NICHD; 6710B Rockledge Drive, Room 3136; Bethesda, MD 20892; 301-435-6893,schistee@mail.nih.gov. Complete applications received by January 13, 2017, will be considered for a first round of interviews, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The selected candidate is expected to assume the position and be onsite by July 1, 2017. HHS, NIH, and NICHD are equal opportunity employers.

  • Chair Position: Mathematics, Kennesaw State U
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 45 - November 9, 2016

      The Kennesaw State University Department of Mathematics is seeking a Department Chair.

      As one of the departments in the College of Science and Mathematics, Mathematics has 35 tenure-track faculty, 15 lecturers, and 3 staff. The Department of Mathematics offers BS programs in Mathematics, Computational and Applied Mathematics, Mathematics Education and an MAT in Mathematics Education.

      Details and application instructions can be found at: https://facultyjobs.kennesaw.edu/postings/3417

      For questions regarding the search, contact Dr. Marla Bell: mbell@kennesaw.edu.

  • Faculty Position: Numerical Analysis/Scientific..., Utah State U
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 45 - November 9, 2016

      The Department of Mathematics & Statistics at Utah State University seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor in Numerical Analysis/Scientific Computing or Stochastic Processes/Applied Probability to contribute to its growing program in mathematical biology and interdisciplinary applied math, particularly with a focus on collaboration with environmental and life scientists. This is an academic year (9 month) appointment beginning in Fall, 2017. Postdoctoral experience is preferred; a PhD in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or related discipline is required. The candidate will work toward tenure in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics but is expected to interact with existing, and develop new, interdisciplinary teams, particularly in the College of Science and the University's Ecology Center (http://www.usu.edu/ecology/). Duties in Mathematics & Statistics include teaching graduate and undergraduate classes in applied mathematics (particularly computational methods and stochastic processes, but also including nonlinear dynamics, partial differential equations, asymptotic analysis, mathematical biology) and supervising research students in the interdisciplinary MS and PhD programs.

      Candidates should submit a cover letter, including contact information for three letters of recommendation, and curriculum vitae on USU's employment website (https://jobs.usu.edu). At least one of the references should be willing to address teaching qualifications. A separate, brief (two pages or less) statement of research interests and capabilities, indicating how the candidate envisions enhancing the university's interdisciplinary research programs in quantitative biology and ecology, must also be submitted. Full position and application details appear on the USU employment website.

      Applicants should apply at https://jobs.usu.edu (Req. ID F1600211). Details about requirements for the application process are explained on this site. Review of applications begins January 14, 2017, with the position open until filled. Email inquiries should be directed to jim.powell@usu.edu.

  • Faculty Positions: Mathematical Biology, U of Houston
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 45 - November 9, 2016

      The Department of Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Houston invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Applicants with research interests and a record of accomplishment in dynamic models of biological systems are encouraged to respond. Possible specialties include, but are not restricted to, biochemistry, biological networks, cell biology, cancer biology, developmental biology, ecology, evolution, gene regulation, infectious diseases, molecular dynamics, neurobiology, and systems biology.

      Details and aplly at

      https://jobs.uh.edu/postings/33563

  • Faculty Positions: Department of Bioengineering, UIUC
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 45 - November 9, 2016

      The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign (UIUC) seeks full-time senior and junior faculty for tenured or tenure-track positions, in the following areas:

      Translational Bioengineering (in collaboration with new Engineering-Based Carle Illinois College of Medicine, and the Healthcare Engineering Systems Center) https://medicine.illinois.edu, http://www.healtheng.illinois.edu

      -Wearable and implantable devices that track physiological information for personalized medicine.
      -Big data/machine learning methods applied to task-based feature selection and medical decision making that informs prevention, diagnosis, and treatment planning and assessments.
      -Human-system modelers that describe patient health trajectories and treatment options.
      -Advanced robotic techniques for diagnostic sensing, medical imaging and surgical interventions.
      Neuro-engineering (in collaboration with Carle Foundation Hospital, Beckman Institute, and Institute for Genomic Biology)
      -Highly collaborative engineer developing technologies for real-time, non- invasive measurements of brain processes and cognition. Strong technical skills are required but with knowledge and interest in application areas that are local strengths: plasticity, interventions, or modeling across all spatial scales. http://www.igb.illinois.edu/research-areas/genomics-neural, https://beckman.illinois.edu/research, http://www.neuroscience.illinois.edu/research
      -Bio-inspired and brain machine interface devices, from molecular to macro scale.
      -Next-gen electrophysiological measurement: wireless, energy-efficient monitoring of electrical activity in the brain of humans from traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, or other pathology. Novel devices, materials, and signal processing for understanding the brain and its dysfunctions.
      -Faculty with highly innovative approaches to modeling brain function.
      Computational Systems Biology and Genomics (in collaboration with Institute for Genomic Biology and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications)
      -Microbiome: Computational biologist developing dynamical models of microbial communities. Connections with new IGB theme at http://www.igb.illinois.edu/research-areas/microbiome-metabolic-engineering
      -Big Data in genomics: computational biologist working on cutting-edge algorithms to analyze next generation sequencing data, including data from cancer and phylogenomics projects to construct predictive statistical models; e.g., see Mayo-UIUC/NCSA project: http://www.igb.illinois.edu/news/illinois-mayo-clinic-collaborate-revolutionize-genomic-data-analysis
      -Systems biology: computational biologist working on the analysis of functional genomics data or whole cell modeling. Possible cluster hire within the neuroscience area and connection to IGB themes. http://www.igb.illinois.edu
      Please visit the website https://jobs.illinois.edu/ to view the complete position announcement and application instructions. Applications received prior to January 15, 2017 will receive full consideration.

  • Faculty Position: Cancer Computational Biology..., U of New Mexico
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 45 - November 9, 2016

      FACULTY POSITIONS IN CANCER COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY AND BIOINFORMATICS

      The University of New Mexico NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNMCCC) invite applications for tenure-track faculty positions in cancer- focused Computational Biology, Integrative Modeling, and Cancer Bioinformatics. We seek highly interactive junior faculty who are developing strong track records of academic accomplishment including peer-reviewed funding and impactful publications in high quality journals, as well as more established senior faculty with sustained records of outstanding scholarly achievements and leadership. We are particularly interested in individuals with expertise in predictive modeling of tumorigenesis or cancer-focused signaling pathways and an interest in developing novel modeling approaches to understand therapeutic response and resistance.

      Successful candidates will have the opportunity to take advantage of large complex data sets, including but not limited to human genome sequencing and epigenetic data sets from multiple platforms and model systems; network reconstruction from transcriptomics and proteomics; high-resolution cellular, animal and human imaging data sets at multiple scales; and population science data (surveillance, cancer disparity patterns, epidemiology, behavioral, exposure) from large retrospective and prospective population cohorts. Many data sets include highly annotated patient information, including clinical and laboratory-generated correlative data, means of therapeutic intervention, and outcome, facilitating the development of computational models and algorithms predictive of response. Successful candidates will nucleate interdisciplinary interactions between UNM scientists and physicians with our partnering institutions. These partners include Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories, with their large scale massively parallel computing infrastructure and outstanding teams of computational and informatics scientists. Successful applicants will also benefit from collaboration with several unique centers and programs at the UNMCCC including the Molecular Discovery and High Throughput Target Screening Center and the New Mexico Spatiotemporal Modeling Center. The UNMCCC is also a member of the ORIEN National Network of NCI Cancer Centers engaged in cancer sequencing, precision oncology, data sharing, cancer clinical trials and collaborative research. Significant resources, including excellent salaries, comprehensive start-up packages, and endowed positions, are available. Faculty rank and appointment will be commensurate with accomplishments. To apply and view the complete description, please access Posting # 0836558 at: https://unmjobs.unm.edu/. Complete applications will include a cover letter, CV and contact info for three references.

  • Faculty Positions: Infectious Disease Dynamics, Virginia Tech
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 45 - November 9, 2016

      Infectious Disease Dynamics in the Context of Global Change

      As part of a new university-wide emphasis on Global Systems Science, Virginia Tech is hiring five faculty members in the area of infectious disease across four colleges. The Department of Biological Sciences (http://www.biol.vt.edu) in the College of Science invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of infectious disease dynamics and global change. The appointment is expected to be at the rank of assistant professor, but senior applicants will be considered. We seek a scientist who uses predominantly computational approaches to address how global change from environmental or anthropogenic sources influence infectious disease dynamics. Potential research questions may include, but are not limited to, the effects of global change on population and community dynamics of pathogens, vectors, and hosts; within-host dynamics between microbes and the immune system as a result of anthropogenic activities; evolutionary dynamics of disease-causing agents in response to changing selection pressures; and co-evolutionary interactions between pathogens and their hosts/vectors.

      The successful candidate's research should complement existing strengths in our department and university in microbiology, disease ecology, ecological modeling, and computational biology. The faculty member in this position is expected to help establish and grow the new Global Systems Science Destination Area: http://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas/da-global-systems.html Opportunities to work with university-level programs such as the Global Change Center (http://www.globalchange.vt.edu/) as well as the Interfaces of Global Change (IGC), the Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology (GBCB), and Integrated Microbiology (IMP) graduate programs are also encouraged.

      Applicants should submit a cover letter that includes a brief statement of how they can contribute to promotion of diversity and inclusion on the Virginia Tech campus, a curriculum vitae, and separate statements of research (3 page limit) and teaching interests (2 page limit) emphasizing career goals; they should also arrange for three letters of reference using our on-line system (https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/70723). Inquiries about the position should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Dana Hawley (hawleyd@vt.edu). Review of applications will begin on Dec 1.

  • Faculty Position: Microbial Systems Biology, NIMBioS
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 44 - November 2, 2016

      The Department of Microbiology and the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Microbial Systems Biology, with a primary appointment in Microbiology. We seek applicants whose research will center on modeling the metabolism, regulation, evolution, and other emergent properties of microbial systems on the intracellular, community, or ecosystem level. Such research should integrate multiple types of experimental data, possibly including biomolecular "omics" data, into a mathematical framework for microbial systems. It is anticipated that candidates will have experience and interests in the synthesis of experimental and observational data through quantitative modeling and theory: a competitive start-up for creating a mathematics or theory based research group to collaborate with empiricists will be available. The successful candidate will address questions that complement existing strengths in the Microbiology department, and the cross-disciplinary approaches supported by NIMBioS. There also exist opportunities to interact with groups and facilities in the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

      A PhD in a computational, statistical or mathematical sciences or a biological field as well as relevant postdoctoral research experience are required. The successful candidate is expected to establish an innovative, externally-funded research program and contribute to the departmental teaching mission at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The position will start as early as August 1, 2017, and the salary will be competitive.

      Applications should include a brief cover letter, CV with list of publications, a 2-3 page outline of research interests, and a separate 1-2 page description of teaching interests. Please provide the contact information for three individuals who are familiar with the applicant and would be willing to provide letters of recommendation. Please email the application as a single pdf file to MicroNIMBioS@nimbios.org. Letters should be addressed to Dr. Steven Wilhelm, Professor of Microbiology, and informal inquiries may be sent to him at wilhelm@utk.edu. Review of applications will begin Dec 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

      For more information, visit http://www.nimbios.org/positions/

  • Faculty Position: Math Biology, U of Tennessee
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 44 - November 2, 2016

      Please see details below about a new mathematical biology assistant professor position in UT's Math Department. Apply online at MathJobs.org https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/9343

      The Mathematics Department at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville seeks exceptional candidates to fill a tenure-track, assistant professor position in the area of mathematical biology. A PhD or equivalent degree in mathematics, mathematical biology, or mathematical sciences is required. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Evidence of potential for excellence in research and high quality teaching is required. Review of applications will begin December 5, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. The University of Tennessee encourages applications from candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

      The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is the flagship university in the Tennessee state higher education system. In recent years, the Department of Mathematics has increased its research prominence both within the University and in the larger mathematical community. Opportunities exist to collaborate with researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS). Candidates should apply via MathJobs.org, including curriculum vitae, description of their research accomplishments and plans, teaching statement, publication list, and three or more letters of reference. The letters should include one that addresses teaching. Candidates should also provide a cover letter specific to the University of Tennessee assistant professor position, including the names of faculty at the University of Tennessee with whom the applicant would like to have research interactions and any other reasons that this position is of interest to the applicant.

  • Faculty Position: Math Biology/Biostats, U of Houston
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 43 - October 26, 2016

      The Mathematics Department at the University of Houston expects to hire a tenure track assistant professor as early as Fall 2017. Preference will be given to a candidate who works in mathematical biology, mathematical medicine, applied probability, statistics, biostatistics or related areas. We are particularly interested in someone who can foster collaborative efforts with existing research teams in our department and the university at large, and whose research interests will allow collaborative interactions with local universities, local industry, and the Medical Center.

      The University of Houston is one of the most diverse research universities in the nation. The department is seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for exceptional research, excellence in teaching, and clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty, graduate and undergraduate student population. The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Requires a PhD in Mathematics or a related field. Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate.

      Please apply at

      https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/9548

      and

      https://jobs.uh.edu/postings/33258

  • Faculty Positions: Applied Math, U of Waterloo
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 43 - October 26, 2016

      The Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, and in special cases Associate or Full Professor. Exceptional candidates with broad interests in all areas of modern applied mathematics that enhance the research and teaching needs of the Department, are invited to apply.

      The successful candidate will have the ability to establish an outstanding research program. Experience with interdisciplinary or industrial applications is of particular interest. We are looking for applicants with an enthusiasm for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and for the supervision of graduate and undergraduate research.

      More information about the department can be found at http://math.uwaterloo.ca/applied-mathematics/.

      Candidates interested in this position should have a PhD or equivalent in Applied Mathematics, or related field. Appointment at the Assistant Professor level is preferred, but extraordinarily strong candidates will be considered for a more senior position. The salary range for this position is $100,000-$160,000. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and research record. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. This effective date of appointment is July 1, 2017.

      Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as described at: http://www.mathjobs.org/. Alternatively, applications may be sent via email to amdept@uwaterloo.ca. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a research statement summarizing past work and future plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly. The deadline for receiving applications is November 30, 2016. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the positions have not been filled.

      Three reasons to apply: http://uwaterloo.ca/fauw/why

      Enquiries can be addressed to am-chair@uwaterloo.ca or to Dr. Siv Sivaloganathan, Chair, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1.

  • Chief Position: Cancer Data Science Laboratory, NCI
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 42 - October 19, 2016

      Position Description: The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is seeking a visionary scientist in cancer computational biology and data science to establish and lead the new Cancer Data Science Laboratory (CDSL) in the Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute. The position of Chief is equivalent to that of an academic department chair.

      Web Version: https://ccr.cancer.gov/careers/17215

  • Faculty Position: Applied Math, Heriot Watt U, Edinburgh, UK
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 42 - October 19, 2016

      Assistant Professor / Associate Professor / Professor in Applied Mathematics, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

      Building on the outstanding REF2014 results in Mathematics and our excellent NSS outcomes, Heriot-Watt is looking to grow and complement its existing research and teaching capacity within mathematics. We are seeking to make at least two academic appointments to strengthen our research in the areas of applied mathematics, industrial mathematics, mathematical biology, mathematical ecology, computational mathematics, mathematical data science, stochastic modelling or uncertainty quantification. The role will also have a teaching responsibility.

      We are particularly interested in individuals who can expand the profile of the research group in mathematical biology and ecology or who can exploit links to work on geosciences in the Lyell Centre.

      This role is being recruited as part of Heriot-Watt's Global Platform Initiative which aims to increase the number of Research Leaders in the University by creating new posts when we identify the best talent. We will consider candidates at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor, depending on experience

      Applications for this vacancy should be made online through the Heriot-Watt University iRecruit system. Further details can be found at

      https://www.hw.ac.uk/about/careers/jobs/job_SVJDNjY5MA.htm

      Applications can be submitted up to midnight (UK time) 4th December.

      Informal enquiries regarding this position can be directed to Prof. Bernd Schroers, HoD.maths@hw.ac.uk

  • Faculty Position: Quantitative Biology, U of South Florida
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 42 - October 19, 2016

      Assistant or Associate Professor Position in Quantitative Biology

      The Department of Integrative Biology at the University of South Florida (USF) is seeking applicants for a 9 month, full-time, tenure­ earning Assistant or Associate Professor position in Quantitative Biology. The research and graduate teaching foci of the successful applicant should include innovative applications of mathematical or statistical models to biological problems at any level of organization from ecosystems to genes. Applicants who develop quantitative approaches to important challenges in areas such as ecological or evolutionary biology, integration of empiricism and theory, systems biology, biological statistics, or other biological subdisciplines are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree and an appropriate track record in research that includes a demonstrated record of publications and other accomplishments consistent with an appointment as an Assistant or Associate Professor. Preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral experience, who can teach graduate-level mathematical or statistical modeling and are collaborative. Salary is competitive and negotiable. Responsibilities of the successful applicant will include developing a productive, extramurally funded research program, teaching, and service to support the Department of Integrative Biology, which offers both MS and PhD degree programs. USF is classified as "R1: Research Universities (Highest research activity)" in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

      Applicants should use the Online Application Link given below to submit an application as a single pdf file, which must include 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a research statement, 4) a teaching statement, and 5) contact information, including email, for three references. For additional questions about this position contact Mary Parrish (mparrish@usf.edu). The committee will begin reviewing applications on November 11, 2016, but the position will remain open until filled.

      Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. For disability accommodations, contact Mary Parrish at 813/974-6210 or mparrish@usf.edu, a minimum of five working days in advance.

      Online Application Link: https://gems.fastmail.usf.edu:4440/psp/gemspro-tam/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1

  • Tenure-Track Position: Math Biology, U of Technology, Australia
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 42 - October 19, 2016

      Queensland University of Technology, Australia School of Mathematical Sciences Lecturer (tenure-track) in Mathematical Biology

      The School of Mathematical Sciences: https://www.qut.edu.au/science-engineering/our-schools/school-of-mathematical-sciences at Queensland University of Technology (https://www.qut.edu.au/) are recruiting a tenure-track lecturer (assistant professor) in Mathematical Biology. The position description can be obtained here: https://qut.nga.net.au/cp/index.cfm?event=jobs.checkJobDetailsNewApplication&returnToEvent=jobs.listJobs&jobid=41E34233-A1E7-0737-1B14-92581D941455&CurATC=EXT&CurBID=1877E01E-78DD-4ED2-9D7A-9DB40135CFF4&JobListID=73e3bb51-1aa7-db29-2ea3-52af99b4f747&jobsListKey=49cbe842-56c0-4f61-957c-f8e33cfa4492&persistVariables=CurATC,CurBID,JobListID,jobsListKey,JobID&lid=16034270122 The deadline for applications is November 2, 2016. If you have any questions about the position please contact me: Matthew Simpson .

  • Faculty Positions: College of Engineering, UIUC
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 41 - October 12, 2016

      Faculty Positions (All Ranks), Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (95601338)

      The Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for multiple faculty positions in all ranks. Emphasis is on the areas of (i) manufacturing and (ii) energy and sustainability; however, excellent candidates will be considered in all areas related to mechanical science and engineering. Successful candidates are expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain active research programs, and provide service to the department, the university, and the profession.

      The department has top-ranked graduate and undergraduate programs in mechanical engineering, engineering mechanics, and theoretical and applied mechanics. Our faculty and students have access to world-class interdisciplinary opportunities, including extensive state-of-the-art facilities housed on campus. These facilities include the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, the Beckman Institute, the Coordinated Science Laboratory, the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, the Carver Biotechnology Laboratory and the Institute for Genomic Biology. Information about the department can be found at http://www.mechanical.illinois.edu.

      Senior qualified candidates will also be considered for tenured full professor positions as part of the Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative, which is backed by a $100-million gift from the Grainger Foundation. More information regarding this unique opportunity can be found at http://graingerinitiative.engineering.illinois.edu.

      A doctoral degree is required, and salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications received by December 4, 2016, will receive full consideration. Early applications are encouraged. Interviews may take place before the given date; applications received after that date may be considered until positions are filled. The expected start date of a position offered/accepted through this search is August 16, 2017, but other start dates will be considered.

      Applicants should create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu. A complete application includes curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, cover letter, and the names and contact information of four references. Applicants should submit this information in .pdf format. All requested information must be submitted for an application to be considered.

      For further information regarding application procedures, please address questions to: mechse-facultyrecruiting@illinois.edu.

      The University of Illinois has an active and successful dual-career partner placement program with strong commitment to work-life balance and family- friendly programs for faculty (http://provost.illinois.edu/worklife/index.html).

      The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

  • Tenure-Track Position: Assistant Professor of Statistics, UMKC
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 41 - October 12, 2016

      Assistant Professor of Statistics

      The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC) invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track assistant professor position in Statistics to begin on August 15, 2017. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a related field prior to August 31, 2017. While all research areas will be considered, statisticians whose research is focused on biostatistics, bioinformatics, biomedical big data analysis, or Bayesian statistical methodology are especially encouraged to apply.

      Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and must demonstrate strong potential to succeed in both teaching and research. The selected candidate for this position will contribute to the Department's efforts of enhancing collaborative research in the spirit of the University's interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. Responsibilities of this position include advising students, conducting research in statistics and/or biostatistics, teaching undergraduate and graduate statistics courses, and providing service to the field, the Department, the College of Arts and Sciences, and to the University.

      UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to maintaining a diverse faculty and staff.

      UMKC recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and the greater community. In support of this objective, UMKC is committed to recruiting and retaining faculty, staff, and students who will further enrich our campus diversity and making every effort to support their academic, professional, and personal success.

      Application Instructions: Applications are accepted only via online submission. To apply, please go to the UMKC job postings website and search for position number ID # 21242. Please upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (CV), a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations (where applicable), a research statement, and a list of three references and their full contact information. In addition, please have your references send their recommendation letters(one of which should address teaching effectiveness) directly to the following email account: statfacsearch@umkc.edu.

      Deadline: Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

  • Tenure-Track Positions: Computational Biology, U of Colorado
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 41 - October 12, 2016

      Multiple Tenure-Track Professor Positions in Computational Biology at the University of Colorado BioFrontiers Institute.

      The BioFrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder is pleased to announce a new faculty hiring initiative in Computational Biology. We are building a community of scientists and engineers focused on ground-breaking research at the intersection of the biological sciences and computer science. Through a partnership of the BioFrontiers Institute (https://biofrontiers.colorado.edu/) and the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering and Applied Science (http://www.colorado.edu/engineering/academics/degree/computer-science), we will recruit multiple faculty at the assistant, associate and full professor ranks for tenure-track positions in computational biology, broadly defined. We seek creative, highly motivated individuals who will thrive in our interdisciplinary research environment and who will build new research collaborations across disciplines. Each new faculty member will develop an independent, internationally recognized research program that is synergistic with other programs of the University of Colorado community. We encourage applications from groups of scholars who are interested in co-locating in Boulder.

      Duties will include research, teaching and service. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and a demonstrated commitment to teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. Faculty hired through this initiative could hold a Marvin H. Caruthers Endowed Chair for Early Career Faculty for a period of three years.

      Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016. All applications received by November 1 will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the positions are 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.

      Application materials are accepted electronically at https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=82007.

  • Positions: Cancer Diagnostics Company, Iowa, US
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 40 - October 5, 2016

      Immortagen, Inc. (www.immortagen.com) is a cancer diagnostics company and University of Iowa spin-off venture developing cutting-edge clinical decision support technologies. A major ongoing R&D project is to develop algorithms to guide selection of the most effective targeted anti-cancer treatments based on next generation sequencing data.

      We are seeking a motivated bioinformatician to join our research team. Candidates should have a Master's degree or higher in computer science, informatics or bioinformatics with at least one year of experience in computational genomics. Prior experience in the analysis of tumor next generation sequencing data is highly desirable. Immortagen will offer a competitive salary, potential stock options, healthcare stipend, and other benefits. Please contact info@immortagen.com for more details.

  • Faculty Positions: Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology U
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 40 - October 5, 2016

      The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (www.oist.jp) invites applications for at least 5 new faculty positions as part of its planned expansion. Targeted areas for the current search include*:

      Chemistry - Chemical Biology; Materials Chemistry (including Polymer Chemistry, Metal-Organic Frameworks) Life Sciences - Cell Biology; Theoretical Biology; Behavioral Learning Theory Mathematics - Discrete Mathematics; Computational Sciences; Big Data Analysis Physics - Quantum Information; Ultracold Physics; Condensed Matter; Cosmology/Gravitational Waves

      We are seeking applicants with excellent scholarship and creativity. Successful candidates are expected to establish an active program of research, supervise student research and teach in the graduate program. Generous research resources are provided which may be supplemented with external grants. Appointments will be Tenure-Track or Tenured. Starting date is flexible.

      Applications should include: a letter of intent, CV, summary of previous research, research proposal, and a teaching statement. Information and instructions for submitting applications can be accessed at https://groups.oist.jp/facultypositions

      *Applications from strong candidates in other fields may be considered.

      Application Deadline: Noon on Monday, October 24, 2016 (any time zone)

      The OIST Graduate University offers a world-class research environment with an international research community and opportunities for interdisciplinary research. Research and teaching is conducted in English. The campus is located in a beautiful subtropical setting in Okinawa, Japan.

      The OIST Graduate University is an equal opportunity educator and employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, students and staff through proactive policies. We provide a family-friendly working environment, including a bilingual child development center on campus. Applications from women and other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. See https://groups.oist.jp/ged

      Inquiries should be directed to Professor Gordon Arbuthnott, Dean of Faculty Affairs, faculty-recruiting@oist.jp

  • Tenure-Track/Tenured Positions: Bioengineering, U Illinois, US
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 40 - October 5, 2016

      Job Title: Professor (Open Rank) - Department of Bioengineering
      Company Name: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      Location: Urbana, Illinois, United States, 61801


      Professor (Open Rank)
      Department of Bioengineering
      College of Engineering
      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


      The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) seeks full-time senior and junior faculty for tenured or tenure-track positions, in the following areas:

      Translational Bioengineering (in collaboration with new Engineering-Based Carle Illinois College of Medicine, and the Healthcare Engineering Systems Center) medicine.illinois.edu healtheng.illinois.edu -Wearable and implantable devices that track physiological information for personalized medicine.
      -Big data/machine learning methods applied to task-based feature selection and medical decision making that informs prevention, diagnosis, and treatment planning and assessments.
      -Human-system modelers that describe patient health trajectories and treatment options.
      -Advanced robotic techniques for diagnostic sensing, medical imaging and surgical interventions.


      Neuro-engineering (in collaboration with Carle Foundation Hospital, Beckman Institute, and Institute for Genomic Biology) -Highly collaborative engineer developing technologies for real-time, non-invasive measurements of brain processes and cognition. Strong technical skills are required but with knowledge and interest in application areas that are local strengths: plasticity, interventions, or modeling across all spatial scales.
      www.igb.illinois.edu/research-areas/genomics-neural beckman.illinois.edu/research neuroscience.illinois.edu/research -Bio-inspired and brain machine interface devices, from molecular to macro scale.
      -Next-gen electrophysiological measurement: wireless, energy-efficient monitoring of electrical activity in the brain of humans from traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, or other pathology. Novel devices, materials, and signal processing for understanding the brain and its dysfunctions.
      -Faculty with highly innovative approaches to modeling brain function.

      Computational Systems Biology and Genomics (in collaboration with Institute for Genomic Biology and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications)
      -Microbiome: Computational biologist developing dynamical models of microbial communities. Connections with new IGB theme at www.igb.illinois.edu/research-areas/microbiome-metabolic-engineering
      -Big Data in genomics: computational biologist working on cutting-edge algorithms to analyze next generation sequencing data, including data from cancer and phylogenomics projects to construct predictive statistical models; e.g., see Mayo-UIUC/NCSA project: http://www.igb.illinois.edu/news/illinois-mayo-clinic-collaborate-revolutionize-genomic-data-analysis
      -Systems biology: computational biologist working on the analysis of functional genomics data or whole cell modeling. Possible cluster hire within the neuroscience area and connection to IGB themes. www.igb.illinois.edu


      Please visit the website my.bioen.illinois.edu/join to view the complete position announcement and application instructions. Applications received prior to January 15, 2017 will receive full consideration.

      The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

      Illinois is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled - www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu and committed to a family-friendly environment (provost.illinois.edu/worklife/index.html).

  • Tenure-Track Position: Statistics, Illinois State U, US
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 40 - October 5, 2016

      Assistant Professor of Statistics Announcement

      The Mathematics Department at Illinois State University is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Statistics beginning August 16, 2017.

      Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Statistics, or an Actuarial-Science-related area is required. ABDs will also be considered as long as a PhD. is conferred in Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Statistics, or in an Actuarial-Science-related area prior to the start date of employment. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.

      Responsibilities: The person selected will be expected to teach a variety of statistics courses, maintain an active research program, and support the Statistics Program and Actuarial Program in the Department. Refereed research publications, quality teaching and professional service are required for tenure.

      Rank and Salary: Rank is at Assistant Professor. Salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience.

      Department and Programs: The Mathematics Department offers Bachelor's and Master's degrees in mathematics, and a Ph.D. degree in mathematics education. Within the Bachelor's program there are sequences in mathematics, mathematics education, statistics, and actuarial science. The Master's program offers specializations in statistics, actuarial science, biomathematics, mathematics, and mathematics education. Consult the department web site at www.math.ilstu.edu for more information. Illinois State University is a Center of Actuarial Excellence.

      The University and Community: Illinois State University, with more than 20,000 students, is a state-supported, multi-purpose institution located in Bloomington-Normal, a fast-growing community located midway between Chicago and St. Louis.

      To Apply: Applicants should complete the online application at the Illinois State University website: www.jobs.ilstu.edu via posting number 0708628 and include a letter of interest, graduate transcripts, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and research statement.

      Additionally, please arrange three letters of recommendation by December 15, 2016, to: Illinois State University: Statistics Position, Ms. Julie Lappin, Department of Mathematics, Campus Box 4520, Normal, IL 61790-4520. E-mail: jalapp1@ilstu.edu. FAX: (309) 438-5866.

      Review of applications will start on December 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. To assure full consideration, application materials should be received by December 15, 2016. However, later submissions may be considered if the position remains unfilled.

      For Additional Information on the position contact: Ms. Julie Lappin jalapp1@ilstu.edu. Phone: (309) 438-8781.

      Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/ Veteran.

      If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting Shelly Costa, Assistant Director in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at 309-438-3383 or visit http://equalopportunity.illinoisstate.edu/.

      If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.

  • Tenure-Track Position: Biomath, Florida State U, US
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 40 - October 5, 2016

      Applications are invited for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Biomathematics at Florida State University, beginning August, 2017. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in mathematics and postdoctoral experience in some area of biomathematics. Florida State University is one of two flagship research universities in the State University System of Florida, with over 40,000 students in the main campus of Tallahassee. Tallahassee is located in north Florida and has a population of roughly 190,000. It is adjacent to the Apalachicola National Forest and about twenty-five miles from the Gulf of Mexico, with easy access to pristine beaches and other natural habitats. Tallahassee has a warm climate, with an annual average high temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit and an annual average low temperature of 56 degrees Fahrenheit.

      The Mathematics Department offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in biomathematics, as well as degrees in several other areas of mathematics. The biomathematics curriculum includes courses within mathematics as well as courses offered in other departments. There are currently 30 undergraduate majors and 28 MS or PhD students enrolled in the biomathematics program. With 6 faculty, the biomathematics program is one of the largest in the country. See http://www.math.fsu.edu/biomath for more information.

      Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and four letters of recommendation (at least one of the letters should address the candidate's teaching capability). They should be submitted electronically through www.mathjobs.org. Reference letter writers should also be asked to submit their letters online through www.mathjobs.org. Screening of applications will begin on November 1, 2016, so applications and reference letters should be uploaded by this date to ensure full consideration.

      Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.

  • Tenure-track Positions: Applied Mathematics, Northwestern U, US
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 39 - September 27, 2016

      The Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics at Northwestern University (http://www.mccormick.northwestern.edu/applied-math/) invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions. Hiring will be focused on the assistant professor level, although exceptional applicants at a more senior level will be considered.

      Requirements include a Ph.D. and demonstrated ability to conduct high-impact interdisciplinary research in applied mathematics. Candidates in all areas are encouraged to apply. We are seeking candidates with strong connections to applications who can enhance the breadth of research activities of the department. Duties involve teaching and research.

      The application package should include a curriculum vita, a statement of research accomplishments and interests, and a statement of teaching experience and philosophy. Send applications to https://facultysearch.mccormick.northwestern.edu/apply/index/ODg

      In addition, the applicant should arrange for at least three, but no more than four 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 sent to esam-facultysearch@northwestern.edu (Subject line: 2017 Faculty Search).

      Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016, and will continue until the positions are filled.

      For further information, see: http://www.mccormick.northwestern.edu/applied-math/.

      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.

  • Tenure-tracks: Biomath, Applied Stats, U Puerto Rico at Cayey
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 38 - September 20, 2016

      CALL FOR TWO TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS/PHYSICS University of Puerto Rico at Cayey 2016-2017

      The Department of Mathematics at The University of Puerto Rico at Cayey (UPR- C) invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level in the area of applied mathematics, beginning on January 2017. UPR- C is an undergraduate institution that values interdisciplinary education, research and community service as part of the teaching and learning process (see http://cayey.upr.edu/)

      APPOINTMENT IN BIOMATHEMATICS
      Requirements:
      Ph.D in mathematics, with experience in applied mathematics, preferably in biomathematics. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to our research and curricular offerings in Biomathematics. Candidates are expected to have experience with teaching university level courses, seeking external funding for their research and mentoring undergraduate students in research.

      Applicants should send the following documents:
      -Curriculum Vitae
      -Official transcripts
      -A cover letter that states research interests and experience as well as teaching philosophy.
      -Copy of one recent publication in author's specific research field.
      -Three letters of recommendation.

      JOINT APPOINTMENT IN APPLIED STATISTICS Candidates selected for this tenure-track joint appointment position between the Department of Mathematics/Physics and the Institute of Interdisciplinary Research will devote 50% of time to each unit. Candidates will have a maximum teaching load of 2 undergraduate courses per semester.

      Requirements: -Ph.D. in applied mathematics with specialization in statistics, bio-statistics or bio-informatics. Candidates with a Ph.D. related to health, such as epidemiology, demography and health economics will also be considered; however, they should have a solid background in mathematics equivalent to the course content of a master degree in this field.
      -Track record of collaboration with colleagues from diverse disciplines, specifically on projects related to the areas of health and biomedicine.
      -Experience with diverse research methods, instrument design, sampling and applied statistics.
      -Experience developing research proposals.
      -Recent peer-reviewed publications.
      -Proven leadership and communication skills and the ability to effectively collaborate on multi and interdisciplinary projects.
      -Experience teaching college-level courses.


      Priority will be given to candidates will the following qualifications: experience with teaching mathematics courses at the college level, post-doctoral training, knowledge of Bayesian statistics, mentoring of undergraduates in research, publishing in blogs or other social media, and collaborations with other researchers in applied or community-based research.

      Applicants should send the following documents:
      -Curriculum Vitae
      -Official transcripts
      -Any applicable professional certifications
      -A cover letter that states research interests and experience as well as teaching philosophy.
      -A 1000 (max) word essay that describes:
      1. interdisciplinary collaborations
      2. ability to develop programmatic research proposals
      3. experience or ability to teach college-level mathematics courses
      -Copy of one recent publication in author’s specific research field.
      -Three letters of recommendation.


      Starting salary for both positions is $62,256, plus benefits.

      The application deadline for submitting all documents is November 10, 2016.

      Send documents via regular mail or e-mail to: Dean of Academic Affairs University of Puerto Rico at Cayey PO Box 372230 Cayey, Puerto Rico 00737-2230 decanato-academico.cayey@upr.edu

      For additional information, call: Department of Mathematics-Physics: 787-738-2161, exts. 2029, 2195 Institute of Interdisciplinary Research: 787-738-2161, exts. 2615, 2616

      Notes: The University of Puerto Rico at Cayey is under no obligation to fill advertised positions. The University of Puerto Rico at Cayey provides equal employment opportunity. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, political affiliation, ethnic or national origin, or disability in its admission policy, programs, activities and employment practices.

      As a general rule, the University will hire faculty who can communicate correctly in Spanish. Under specific and justified circumstances, the University will hire personnel who is not fluent in the vernacular, but with the commitment that they will be able to communicate fluently in Spanish after four years of working in the Institution and as a prerequisite for tenure (Certification #64 2003-04 of the Academic Senate of the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey)

  • Tenure-track: Mathematical Biology, Queen's U, Canada
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 38 - September 20, 2016

      The Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position in Applied Mathematics and Mathematics and Engineering at the rank of Assistant Professor with a starting date of July 1, 2017. Mathematical Biology is one of the targeted areas of the search.

      Research in Mathematical Biology in our department is currently centred around evolutionary biology, ecology, and infectious disease epidemiology, with particular emphasis on the use of deterministic and stochastic dynamical systems, game theory, and optimization. For more information about the Mathematical Biology program, please see http://www.mast.queensu.ca/graduate/bio.php. The successful candidate in Mathematical Biology will be expected to work in any of these or complementary areas of research, and to contribute to both the graduate and undergraduate programs.

      For the full position announcement and information on how to apply, please, visit: http://www.mast.queensu.ca/positions/.

  • Tenure-track: Bioinformatics & Microbiome, Virginia Tech, US
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 38 - September 20, 2016

      The Department of Biological Sciences (www.biol.vt.edu) and the Division of Systems Biology of the Academy of Integrated Science (www.science.vt.edu/ais) are recruiting for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in Bioinformatics and Microbiome Systems Biology. The department is interested in hiring an individual who uses bioinformatic and molecular methods to characterize the structures of microbiomes, the response of microbial communities to perturbations, and/or the roles of specific species in host-microbiome interactions. Focus on human- or animal-associated microbiomes is of great interest, as is the potential to collaborate with existing faculty to apply quantitative analysis methods to large data sets for plant, soil, aquatic, or industrial/agricultural microbial communities. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in bioinformatics and computational biology for the new Systems Biology major. Core laboratory facilities are available for next-generation sequencing, proteomics, metabolomics, microscopy, and high-performance computing. Competitive salary and start-up packages will be provided. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research and teaching interests emphasizing career goals, and arrange for three letters of reference using our on-line system (https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/69053, search posting TR0160086). Inquiries concerning the position or application process should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Roderick V. Jensen (rvjensen@vt.edu). Virginia Tech is an NSF Advance Institution and has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

  • Research Positions: Modeling of Salmon Metabolism, NMBU, Norway
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 38 - September 20, 2016

      Two researcher positions - systems biology modelling of salmon metabolism - ref. no. 16/04447

      Two researcher positions (2-3 years with possibility of extension) in systems biology of Atlantic salmon metabolism are available at the Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, NMBU, Norway. The successful candidate will work within the Centre for Integrative Genetics (CIGENE), which includes comprehensive molecular lab facilities and a strong environment dedicated to genomics, bioinformatics, and mathematical modeling.

      The researchers will work on two interlinked systems biology projects, DigiSal and GenoSysFat, promoting sustainable growth of salmon farming by building model-based knowledge about salmon metabolism. The projects are highly interdisciplinary and combine expertise in physiology and nutrition, cutting-edge high-throughput omics technologies and model-based analysis of omics data. We will encourage visits to international collaborators such as the Systems and Synthetic Biology unit in Wageningen, the Netherlands.

      Main tasks: Analyze how salmon metabolism depends on variation in diet and genotype, based on omics and microscopy data and using a variety of modelling frameworks, both top-down multivariate analysis and bottom-up metabolic network modelling. There will also be opportunities to link modelling work to ongoing evolutionary genomics projects to address questions regarding consequences of genome duplication on the function of metabolic systems.

      Qualifications Required
      -PhD in systems biology, computational biology, bioinformatics, physics or mathematics

      Preferred
      -Experience with analyzing and visualizing multivariate data
      -Experience with constraint-based modelling
      -Experience with integrating -omics data and biological knowledge
      -Proficiency in R, Python or similar for simulations and data analysis


      Full advertisement:
      https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/129214/two-researcher-positions-systems-biology-modelling-of-salmon-metabolism-refno-16-04447

      Application deadline: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

  • Tenure-track: Math Biology, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, US
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 37 - September 13, 2016

      Position: Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Worcester Polytechnic Institute to begin in Fall 2017. The Department webpage can be found at https://www.wpi.edu/academics/departments/mathematical-sciences. The broad focus is in those areas of applied mathematics that develop and study models describing biological processes. In particular, we seek candidates that are working to develop multiscale models that connect several components to understand biological mechanisms. Application areas of particular interest include but are not limited to cell motility (related to cancer progression or tissue engineering), neuromodulation or transduction, biomechanics, and biofluids dynamics. We seek candidates who show mathematical strength as well as great promise to contribute to WPI's growing interdisciplinary programs (e.g., Bioinformatics and Computational Biology). The successful applicant is expected to lead a high quality research program and contribute to the teaching mission of the department both at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

      Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, or in a related area. A degree or background in the biological sciences is a plus. Teaching and postdoctoral research experience is preferred.

      Salary, benefits and start-up funding are competitive and commensurate with research experience and accomplishments. Qualified applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of specific teaching and research objectives, and four letters of recommendation at least one of which addresses teaching experience or potential, via math jobs.

      Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. We encourage interested candidates to send in their applications even if they cannot meet the October 1, 2016 proposed target. Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation's first technological universities. A highly selective private university located within an hour of Boston, WPI is consistently ranked among the top 70 research institutions by US News & World Report. The university is home to an innovative and intensive project-based curriculum that empowers students with the knowledge and skills to address real world problems around the globe. The Mathematical Sciences Department currently has 28 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, 10 postdoctoral scholars, and features an active Ph.D. program in Mathematical Sciences. The department offers bachelor's degrees in Mathematical Sciences and in Actuarial Mathematics, and master's degrees in Applied Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, and Industrial Mathematics (see http://www.wpi.edu/+math). The department has a strong reputation for its cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and for its successful programs addressing mathematical and statistical problems in industry. Located in the heart of New England, WPI is surrounded by cultural and recreational opportunities. The UMass Medical Center, a large number of technology companies and many colleges and universities are located in the immediate area making it ideal for two career families.

  • Tenure-track: Biomathematics, San Diego State U, US
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 37 - September 13, 2016

      Assistant Professor of Biomathematics at San Diego State University The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at SDSU has an open position in Biomathematics at the assistant professor level. Exceptional candidates may be considered for higher rank. The successful candidate will develop original research in mathematical biology, which complements SDSU areas of excellence in quantitative biology. The area of specialty is open and may include complex biological systems, theoretical and computational biophysics, computational biology, population dynamics, epidemiology, or mathematical physiology to name a few. He/She will have a strong record of research accomplishments, employ state-of-the-art approaches in biomathematics, have experience collaborating with researchers in other disciplines, show a strong ability writing grants, have a solid plan for extramural funding. He/She is also expected to demonstrate an ability to teach a wide variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in mathematics and applied mathematics.

      New techniques in biophysics and molecular biology are transforming biology and biomedicine into stronger quantitative disciplines. The complexity of biological systems, however, requires new mathematical and computational approaches to accurate analyze, predict, and understand the rapid growth of biological data. In recent years, SDSU has pursued an ambitious expansion in several research areas of excellence that rely on quantitative biology. To sustain and reinforce the lead in these disciplines, SDSU aims to incorporate new talented faculty with a strategic vision in modern applications of Biomathematics.

      Successful candidates are expected to develop an active relationship with members in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics as well as the Computational Science Research Center. He/She should also establish collaborations across campus, which may include SDSU centers of excellence like the Viral Information Institute (http://viralization.org/), Center for Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience (https://slhs.sdsu.edu/ccn/), Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (http://www.csne-erc.org/), or Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age (http://humandynamics.sdsu.edu/). The candidate is expected to mentor students in interdisciplinary Master and PhD programs such as Mathematics, Biology, Bioengineering, Computational Science, and Statistics.

      SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

      This position may also be eligible for the SDSU Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) hiring program that creates additional faculty lines for candidates who meet two or more of the criteria listed in https://apply.interfolio.com/36537. To be considered for one of these additional BIE hires, candidates should identify in their letter of application how they meet two or more of the criteria.

      The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

      SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

      Applicants should apply via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/36537. Review of applications will begin November 7, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications are not guaranteed full consideration. Please direct any questions to the Search Committee Chair, Vadim Ponomarenko, at vponomarenko@mail.sdsu.edu. The appointment will start in Fall 2017.

  • Tenure-Track Positions: Cluster Hiring, U Utah, US
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 35 - August 30, 2016

      Biophysics/Neuroscience/Chemical Biology Cluster, University of Utah. The proposed cluster comprises multiple tenure-track faculty positions to establish excellence in emerging interdisciplinary fields; departmental appointments may be in Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Biochemistry. A major goal is to strengthen both Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience and Biophysics, as well as to link Neuroscience to the Chemical Biology of Natural Products. All candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to develop a vigorous, competitive and well-funded research program and will be evaluated on how their research potentially contributes to the long-term goal of excellence in interdisciplinary bridge areas. Applications by investigators, both experimental and theoretical, interested in macromolecular complexes on membranes are particularly encouraged. An undergraduate track in Neuroscience and Biophysics will be established within the College of Science, and faculty hired through this cluster are expected to participate in the development and teaching of innovative courses related to this initiative. We expect to make two or more faculty appointments in the 2016-2017 academic year, with additional appointments in subsequent years. While the openings are at the Assistant Professor level, exceptional senior candidates will be considered.

      Assistant Professor applicants should upload an application letter with vita, a description of proposed research, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent on their behalf. Senior applicants should upload an application letter and CV. Applications should be uploaded in PDF format to http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/55718. Initial interview selections will begin on October 15, 2016, but applications submitted at a later date will be considered as needed.

      The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented groups. The University of Utah is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator. Minorities, women, veterans and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans' Preference is extended to qualified veterans. Reasonable disability accommodations will be provided with adequate notice. For additional information about the University's commitment to equal opportunity and access, see http://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/.

  • Research Fellow: Uncertainty Quan. for Healthcare, U Exeter, UK
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 33 - August 16, 2016

      Research Fellow in Uncertainty Quantification for Healthcare

      We are seeking a Research Fellow to join the recently funded EPSRC Centre for Predictive Modelling in Healthcare, a £2M award which brings together outstanding scientists from our Systems Biomedicine, Dynamics Systems and Statistical Sciences research groups. With an additional £3M in research funding, the interface between mathematics, computer science and healthcare is one of the most rapidly expanding areas within the University, and the successful candidate will join a research team currently consisting of 14 PDRAs and 10 PhD students, where they will be collocated with researchers from the Wellcome Trust ISSF funded Centre for Biomedical Modelling and Analysis, housed in our state of the art Research Innovation Learning and Development (RILD) building.

      The successful candidate will work on a project entitled "Data-Model Fusion and Uncertainty Quantification". They will be mentored by the Centre Director Professor John Terry and will work on a day-to-day basis with Professor Peter Challenor and Dr Marc Goodfellow. The role is available from 01 November 2016, or a mutually agreeable date very soon thereafter, for a period of 36 months. Individuals who successfully secure fellowship funding during their appointment will be considered for an open ended academic appointment. The primary focus of the project will be on techniques to develop Bayesian emulators for uncertainty quantification, including efficient experimental design and techniques to estimate model structure and parameters from observations. These methods will be developed, in collaboration with the candidate, within the Centre with a view to novel healthcare applications, for example in cardiac arrhythmias, neurological disorders or endocrine malfunction. The successful candidate will have a strong background in all or most of: Gaussian processes, uncertainty quantification, machine learning, methods for model parameter inference from observations and constructing mathematical models of biological or clinical data, and have a demonstrable interest in interdisciplinary collaboration. Applicants should hold, or be about to obtain, a PhD in mathematics, physics or a related discipline.

      For full details visit: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AOF433/research-fellow-in-uncertainty-quantification-for-healthcare

      The closing date for applications is 26 August 2016. It is anticipated that interviews will take place in the week commencing 19 September 2016.

  • Research Director, EPSRC
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 32 - August 9, 2016

      The EPSRC project Synthetic Portabolomics is a looking for a Senior Research Associate to act as Research Director, supporting the PI in the delivery of the project objectives including (but not limited to) coordinate and carry out its management activities including all reporting activities, e.g. to EPSRC, stakeholders, REF related, UKRC related (e.g. research fish), etc.

      The Research Director will also be lead in the execution and further development of Pathways to Impact plan and carry out translational research activities. In addition, the post holder will work closely with Prof. Krasnogor in (a) the exploration, dissemination and exploitation of IP generated by the project and, more generally, the Interdisciplinary Computing and Complex Systems (ICOS) research group and (b) the conception, design and implementation of funding opportunities for ICOS from UKRC, Innovate UK, H2020, etc.

      This post is fixed term for two years.

      For informal enquiries please contact Professor Natalio Krasnogor (Natalio.Krasnogor@newcastle.ac.uk).

      For further information and to apply: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AUH576/d41005r2-senior-research-associate-research-director-synthetic-portabolomics/

      The ICOS group http://ico2s.org

  • Metabolic Network Modeling Research Scientist, HJF
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 32 - August 9, 2016

      Metabolic Network Modeling Research Scientist (211875)

      The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is seeking a Metabolic Network Modeling Research Scientist to provide support to the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's Biotechnology High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute (BHSAI) [www.BHSAI.org]. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to the BHSAI. Working in an interdisciplinary environment with focus on the development and application of computational solutions to biomedical problems, including toxicology, drug resistance, and infectious disease.

      Responsibilities:

      Use computational modeling to integrate transcriptomic and metabolomics data with metabolic networks to understand malaria host/pathogen responses to different physiological stressors, including drug treatment.

      1. Perform both basic and applied research in close collaboration with experimental laboratories.
      2. Simultaneously work on multiple projects, involving a diverse and interdisciplinary team of scientists across multiple laboratories.
      3. Collaborates with other scientists and computational staff on research projects and development of new approaches to existing research problems.
      4. Prepares research proposals, progress reports, and manuscripts for submission to scientific journals.
      5. Presents research methods and findings at appropriate scientific conferences.
      6. Completes other projects as needed.


      Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Experience in high-performance computing, biostatistics or population genomics, mathematical modeling and biological network analysis is a plus. Expertise in at least one of C, C++, Java, Python or Pen is a must. PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU HAVE PROVEN COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY EXPERIENCE. The candidate is expected to simultaneously work on multiple projects, involving a diverse and interdisciplinary team of scientists across multiple laboratories

      Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Ph.D. in a related discipline, post-graduate experience, and a strong publication record.

      Minimum Experience: 4 - 6 years

      HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

      TO APPLY Please copy and paste the following URL into your web browser: http://careers.hjf.org/psp/eapp/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=211875&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

  • Principal Scientist, Sanofi
    • SMB Digest Vol 16, Issue 32 - August 9, 2016

      Posting: Open systems pharmacology modeling/mathematical biology - Principal scientist position at Sanofi. Please contact karim.azer@sanofi.com or, to see a description and apply online, search for Position 75034404-0001 at http://www.sanofi.us/l/us/en/layout.jsp?scat=18DAEAAB-BD35-492F-8777-EE9BFE683320.

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