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Studentships

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  • PhD Position: Stochastic Modelling of Biological & Biochemical Systems
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 47 - November 18, 2014

      PhD studentship: Development of novel approximation methods to study the stochastic dynamics of biological systems.

      Brief description:

      Stochastic biological dynamics is widespread in nature and occurs at a multitude of scales; for example intrinsic noise affects the time evolution of the concentrations in biochemical systems, whilst demographic noise plays an important role in the dynamics of a population of interacting organisms. Master equations [1] can be written down which describe the stochastic dynamics of such systems, however they can rarely be exactly solved. Thus the development of approximation methods is of paramount importance to uncover some of the information contained in these master equations.

      In this project the aim is to develop novel accurate approximations to the master equation. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the derivation of rigorous hybrid stochastic-deterministic descriptions, stochastic model reduction in the absence of time scale separation and approximations based on series expansions in relevant parameters. Some of these methods may be based on approximation methods that we have derived for biochemical systems in the past few years [2,3]. The new methods will be applied to model and yield insight into the dynamics of systems at various spatial scales e.g. complex biochemical systems in single cells, cell-cell interactions in a tissue and disease transmission in a population.

      References

      1. Grima R, Schnell S. 2008. Modelling reaction kinetics inside cells. Essays in Biochemistry. 45:41

      2. Thomas P, Straube AV, Grima R. 2012. The slow-scale linear noise approximation: an accurate, reduced stochastic description of biochemical networks under timescale separation conditions. BMC Systems Biology. 6:39

      3. Thomas P, Popovic N and Grima R. 2014. Phenotypic switching in gene regulatory networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111: 6994

      Requirements:

      The ideal candidate will have at least an upper second-class honours degree in Physics, Applied Mathematics or another quantitative discipline and a desire to apply his/her skills to understanding biological systems. The successful candidate will join the stochastic modelling group of Dr. Ramon Grima in the Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology (SynthSys) at the University of Edinburgh http://grimagroup.bio.ed.ac.uk/index.html. The work will be done in close collaboration with experimental groups in Europe and the USA.

      To apply please follow steps 1, 2 AND 3 on the following link: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/biology/postgraduate/pgr/how-to-apply Applications are accepted until 5pm (GMT) on the 16th January 2015. The scholarship is open to UK, EU and international candidates.

      The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

  • PhD Positions: Infectious Disease Modeling, University of Notre Dame
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 47 - November 18, 2014

      Opportunities for PhD Studies in Infectious Disease Modeling at the University of Notre Dame

      The labs of Drs. Edwin Michael and Alex Perkins at the University of Notre Dame are currently seeking applicants for the PhD program in Biological Sciences. Both labs focus on mathematical modeling of infectious disease dynamics and control, with emphases on mosquito-borne pathogens that cause lymphatic filariasis (LF), malaria, dengue, and other tropical diseases. A wide range of mathematical, statistical, and computational approaches are taken in both labs to understand the basic biology of these systems and to inform policy in a quantitatively rigorous way. Recent work in Dr. Michael's Lab has focused on developing epidemiological computation methods for modeling of the transmission dynamics and control of the major tropical infectious diseases with a view to providing policy informatics to a range of national and international agencies and bodies, such as national governments, the Task Force for Global Health, The Gates Foundation, The Carter Center and WHO, working in developing evidence-based approaches to achieve the regional and global control of these diseases. Incoming students could work on a range of topics including within computational, dynamical systems, policy analysis, geographic information systems, vector ecology, climate change, evolution, and economic analysis, as a means towards developing more integrated frameworks for investigating the complex dynamics and behavior of these socially persistent systems, in order to identify novel governance approaches for achieving their sustained control. For more information, please visit http://biology.nd.edu/people/faculty/edwin-michael/

      Recent work in Dr. Perkins' lab has focused broadly on the role of human movement and other factors in driving heterogeneities in the transmission of dengue and malaria. Ongoing and future work will seek to more closely integrate recent theoretical advances with spatial and other data sets to inform the design and delivery of interventions, and to develop new methodologies for making inferences about transmission dynamics at a variety of scales. Incoming students would be welcome to play a role in these endeavors or to pursue related interests. For more information, please visit http://biology.nd.edu/people/faculty/alex-perkins/

      The University of Notre Dame fosters a strong research and graduate training environment in a number of areas, including global health (http://globalhealth.nd.edu) and mathematical biology (http://ow.ly/DE0ej). Opportunities available to PhD students include the use of modern core facilities in computing, genomics, imaging, and other areas, a dedicated, engaged, and diverse faculty, numerous opportunities for support of independent graduate research, and a generous stipend that allows for comfortable living in the affordable and pleasant area of South Bend. The University is situated approximately 1.5 hours from Chicago by car or train, and it maintains a strong and growing presence in numerous international locations.

      To apply, please follow the instructions at http://biology.nd.edu/graduate-program/. Review of applications will commence on December 1, and applications will continue to be received until January 5. Those interested in applying are encouraged to email Dr. Michael (Edwin.Michael.18@nd.edu) or Dr. Perkins (taperkins@nd.edu) with a CV and a statement of interest.

  • PhD Scholarship, Mathematical Biology, University of Auckland
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 46 - November 11, 2014

      A PhD scholarship is available to work under the supervision of Graham Donovan and James Sneyd in the Mathematics department at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. The scholarship pays a stipend and fees, at rates commensurate with other PhD students in New Zealand.

      The project is the construction and analysis of a model of ventilation patterns in the lungs of asthmatics, and thus draws from both mathematical biology/physiology, and dynamical systems.

      The successful applicants will have a high-quality degree in applied mathematics, mathematics, engineering, bioengineering, physics, chemistry, or physiology, or some equivalent experience. Experience with computational methods is essential.

      For more information about Auckland, visit http://www.aucklandnz.com

      For more information, or to apply, email your cv and transcript, and a brief statement about your research interests and experience, to Graham Donovan (g.donovan@auckland.ac.nz).

  • PhD Student Position, Mathematical Modelling Viral & Bacterial .., CRM
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 46 - November 11, 2014

      A PhD student position at the CRM

      The CRM (www.crm.cat) welcomes applications for a PhD student within the programme of Collaborative Mathematical Research. The doctoral training position is specifically attached to the research group of Mathematical Epidemiology leaded by Dr. Andrei Korobeinikov, and to work on a project in mathematical modelling of viral and bacterial evolution. For the general conditions of the position and the description of the full programme see http://www.crm.cat/en/Research/Training/CollabMathResearch/Pages/Description.aspx

      Candidates' specification: CRM seeks applications from suitably qualified candidates, who either hold, or expect to obtain by the end of the year a Master of Science degree in mathematics, physics, or biology (in the latter case a substantial training in mathematics will be required). Pure mathematicians interested in application to biology are strongly encouraged to apply. Familiarity with computers and basic knowledge of mathematical modelling as well computational and analytical methods are expected. Knowledge of biology is not essential.

      To apply, you must send to crmcalls@crm.cat an email with personal information (name, personal address, email, phone number) and attaching the following documents (please name all attached files including your family name for easy identification): CV, academic records of bachelor's degree and master's degree (incorporating, if possible, the computation of the average grade following the same scheme as for the FI-DGR 2014 call) and a motivation letter. The deadline to submit an application is November 28, 2014. Applicants should be available for interviews (possibly via Skype) from December 1st onwards.

      Enquiries to akorobeinikov@crm.cat.

      CRM has endorsed the EU charter and code for researchers, whose principles apply to this call.

  • IQBiology graduate Program, University of Colorado Boulder
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 45 - November 4, 2014

      The Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology (IQ Biology) program at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications from exceptional students who have strong interdisciplinary interests and the ability to develop novel quantitative approaches to solve biological problems.

      As a graduate student in the IQ Biology program (recent recipient of an NSF IGERT training grant), you will gain access to world-class educators and colleagues across many different disciplines and departments. The main interdisciplinary areas of focus are: Mathematical Biology, Computational Biology, Bioengineering, Biophysics, and Image Analysis. Faculty from eight departments across the sciences and engineering are participating in the IQ-Biology graduate PhD certificate program. It offers students an opportunity to enter into an academically diverse cohort from the very beginning and encourage them to take on innovative research projects that integrate multiple disciplines while still obtaining a PhD in a participating department.

      Please see http://iqbiology.colorado.edu for more information and to apply. Applications are due 12/15/2014.

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

      PhD Project: Tumour Spheroid Modelling

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      For more information please visit our websites

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

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

      Previous collaborative publications:

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

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

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

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

      PhD position A: This position is part of the research program Eco-evolutionary dynamics of community self-organization through ontogenetic asymmetry, which is funded by an ERC Advanced Grant to Prof. dr. Andre de Roos.

      This research program focuses on the ecology and evolution of the complex life cycles that characterize the majority of animal species. In species with such life cycles juveniles and adults (or smaller and larger individuals) often differ in their energetic efficiency, as they feed on different resources. Recent research has shown that this so-called 'ontogenetic asymmetry in energetics' has counterintuitive consequences for population dynamics and may lead to self-organization in specific species interactions, but it is not yet known to what extent it also shapes the interaction networks in ecological communities in general. The main questions addressed in the ERC research project therefore are (1) under what conditions does ontogenetic asymmetry in energetics evolve as a driver of self-organization in ecological communities and (2) to what extent has ontogenetic asymmetry in energetics contributed to the diversity of life and the evolution of complex life cycles.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Review of applications will begin September 30 2014.

Postdoctoral positions

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  • Postdoc: Forecasting Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 47 - November 18, 2014

      Postdoctoral opportunity: Forecasting emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases

      Applications are being accepted for three postdoctoral associates to join a multi-institutional study (University of Georgia, University of Michigan, Penn State University) of the dynamics of emerging and re-emerging childhood infections (http://daphnia.ecology.uga.edu/midas).

      The overarching goal of this project is to identify statistical patterns that may serve as early warning signals of emergence. Sub-projects include developing new epidemiological theory, case studies, statistical methods and algorithms, and software. Interested applicants should consult the website for more details.

      Qualified applicants will have a PhD in ecology, epidemiology, biostatistics, statistical physics, computational statistics or related quantitative discipline.

      Successful applicants may be based either at the University of Georgia with Drs John Drake and Andrew Park, or the University of Michigan with Dr Pej Rohani. To apply, send CV and covering letter to jdrake@uga.edu. The letter should include a description of research interests, contact information for three references, and any preferences for location of employment. Also describe any relevant skills and prior research experiences. Review of applications will begin on 1 December 2014 and continue until all positions are filled.

  • Postdoc: Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases, Barcelona
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 47 - November 18, 2014

      Post Doctoral Researcher in Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases (UDIC).

      LOCATION
      IC3 Headquarters in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

      See: http://www.ic3.cat/detail_offer.php?menu=184&offer=116

  • Postdoc: Spatial Modeling and Bacterial Genetics, Emory & Georgia Tech
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 47 - November 18, 2014

      Postdoc Search in Spatial Modeling and Bacterial Genetics

      We are recruiting for a unique multi-year, multi-disciplinary Postdoc. The ideal candidate will combine spatial population modeling, numerical PDE, and experimental bacterial genetics to help develop, and experimentally evaluate, a general mathematical theory of the pharmacodynamics of antibiotics and bacteria, and the population and evolutionary dynamics of antibiotic-exposed bacteria, in physically structured habitats. The motivation is to improve the efficacy of antibiotic treatment and to minimize the rates of emergence, ascent, and spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria.

      Almost all current models use ODEs and assume that bacteria live in well-mixed liquid culture. However, in much of the real world, this assumption is false: bacteria are maintained and evolve as colonies in semi-solids or surfaces or as clusters of cells suspended in biofilms. This reality of a physically structured habitat is particularly critical for the treatment of surface-associated infections, like endocarditis, osteomyelitis, and those associated with prosthetic heart valves and joints.

      The Postdoc will be dual mentored by Bruce Levin (Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor, Department of Biology, Emory University) and Howie Weiss (Professor, School of Mathematics, Georgia Tech and Adjunct Professor, Departments of Biology and Global Health, Emory University). The Postdoc with be taught how to perform experiments with bacteria and will spend a significant portion of his/her time performing experiments in Bruce Levin's lab (Emory and Georgia Tech are located about 6 miles apart). No microbiology background is required, but the candidate will be expected to immerse him/herself into the underlying biology. The start date is flexible.

      As an example of the joint theoretical and experimental study we envision, we refer the perspective applicant to our manuscript: PNAS, 108(10):4047-4052, 2011, including the supporting materials containing the numerical scheme and error estimates. In this work we used PDE modeling to explore the conditions under which natural selection will favor random motility and the evolution of chemotaxis in bacteria.

      Requirements for the position include: (1) PhD in Mathematics, (2) knowledge of numerical PDEs, (3) mathematical modeling experience, and (4) superior oral and written communication skills. Applications should be submitted through MathJobs.Org. To apply, please send a curriculum vita, 3-5 letters of recommendation, a two-page research summary (written for a general audience), and a two-page statement of the strengths that you will bring to this project. The latter is essential. Highly qualified candidates from groups underrepresented in the mathematical sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.
      Georgia Tech, an institution of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

  • Postdoc Position, Receptor Pharmacology Team, Novo Nordisk
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 46 - November 11, 2014

      STAR PostDoc

      Our growth is your opportunity Being part of Novo Nordisk Research & Development means working at one of the world's largest and most successful biopharmaceutical companies.

      Our R&D organisation is vital to Novo Nordisk's continued growth and we always welcome talented people who would like to grow with us.

      Are you interested in data-driven mathematical models as part of translational research? Are you ready to help us find new GLP-1 analogues which will make a difference to the lives of millions? Do you want to contribute and share your new ideas in an engaging working environment?

      About the department
      The Receptor Pharmacology team is part of the Incretin and Islet Biology department and based in the Diabetes Research Unit. The department focuses on in vitro pharmacology and biology related to our incretin-based therapy. The department functions in close collaboration with departments responsible for in vivo biology covering both experimental and computational research.

      The job One of the main challenges in pharmacology is a poor understanding of the link between in vitro and in vivo data. Most available assays address only 'acute' cellular response and a better understanding of a long time scale response is needed to predict the effect of drug candidates in patients.

      The focus of this 2 year PostDoc project will be to develop a mathematical model describing long time functional response to GLP-1 analogue stimulation in beta-cells. The model will be based on in-house and published experimental data. If needed, additional experiments will be performed by in-house experts to support the model development. Simulated long term functional response will be used to understand and predict in vivo data. Thus, you will have an opportunity to improve the link between in vitro and in vivo data - a necessary step to design drugs greatly improving conditions of patients with diabetes.

      You will work in a cross-organizational group consisting of experts in GLP-1R in vitro and in vivo pharmacology, both experimentalists and mathematicians. This will ensure idea sharing/brainstorming and your visibility in the organization with the possibility of pursuing further career opportunities in Novo Nordisk. To ensure the state-of-the-art level of the work the project will be carried out in collaboration with Prof. Susanne Ditlevsen at Copenhagen University (Denmark) and Prof. Boris Kholodenko at UCD Conway Institute (Ireland) - world class experts in mathematical modelling of physiological systems using the systems biology approach.

      The project is expected to generate publishable data to be presented by you at international scientific conferences.

      Qualifications
      You have a PhD or similar degree/experience in systems biology, computer science or a related discipline. You have strong computational skills with focus on mathematical modelling of mechanisms behind cellular processes. Examples could be receptor activation and signalling, functional response in primary cells, metabolism etc. Preferably, you are also familiar with modelling of PK/PD data. You should not only be able to develop your models but also to validate them in an experimental context. You are good at communicating with experimentalists in order to ensure the practical application of the model. Knowledge of G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) is an advantage but not a must.

      This position is designated to attract talented researchers (both foreign and Danish) from abroad to Denmark.

      At Novo Nordisk, we create value by putting patients first. Every ten seconds two people are diagnosed with diabetes, and more than 371 million people worldwide need us. Working here is not just a way to make a living, but a way to make a difference.

      Contact
      For further information about the job please contact Nikolaj Kulahin at +45 3075 3829. To apply follow this link: http://www.novonordisk.com/careers/job_section/jp.asp?jobid=24722BR&joblng=uk&jobcnt=Denmark&type=1a

      Deadline
      1 December 2014.

  • Postdoc, Tracer Kinetic Modeling, Positron Emission Tomography, Yale
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 46 - November 11, 2014

      The Yale University Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Center and Department of Diagnostic Radiology of the Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA, has an opening for a highly qualified and motivated individual at the post-doctoral level to work on research involving the development and application of tracer kinetic models with new and current radiotracers for the quantification of in vivo physiological function in humans, non-human primates, and rodents.

      Applicants must have obtained a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, medical physics, or a related field. Strong experimental, analytical and programming skills are essential. Experience in image analysis, algorithm development, and biological applications is highly desirable.

      Interested individuals should send a C.V., letter of interest, and a list of three references to richard.carson@yale.edu.

      For more information on the Yale PET Center, please visit our web site, http://petcenter.yale.edu

      Yale University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women and members of minority groups are encouraged.

  • Postdoc, Mathematical Biology, Simons-University of Pennsylvania
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 46 - November 11, 2014

      Simons-University of Pennsylvania Postdoctoral Fellowships in Mathematical Biology

      The Departments of Mathematics and Biology at the University of Pennsylvania invite applications for postdoctoral fellowships at the interface of mathematics and biology. These positions are open to candidates who have demonstrated excellence and productivity in research. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Biology, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or related fields is required. Highly qualified mathematicians and statisticians wishing to transition into biology are also encouraged to apply. The fellows will be encouraged to interact and collaborate with various research groups on campus.

      Funding for the fellowships will be provided by the Math+X Simons Chair awarded to Prof. Yun S. Song, who will join the University in Summer 2015.

      Applications should be submitted online through https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/Penn/6569/ and include a curriculum vitae and a research statement. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2014 and will continue until the positions are filled.

      The Departments of Mathematics and Biology are strongly committed to Penn's Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Harvard Medical School
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 46 - November 11, 2014

      Areas of Interest: Genomic Assays, Chromatin, Computational Biology.

      Job Description: A laboratory at the Center for Biomedical Informatics at the Harvard Medical School (HMS) is looking for a postdoctoral Research Associate to conduct both bench-side and computational analysis of epigenetic state as part of a new Center of Excellence in Genomic Science (CEGS) NIH initiative on neuropsychiatric disorders. The Research Associate will be responsible for developing and applying novel chromatin analysis assays to examine regulatory differences in patient-derived cell lines and other disease models. The Research Associate will also contribute to the integrative computational analysis of the resulted data. The project will provide an excellent opportunity to collaborate with a number of prominent labs that are taking part in the CEGS initiative.

      Requirements:

      - A strong interest in conducting collaborative research on the topics outlined above

      - PhD degree in Molecular Biology, Computational Biology, or a related discipline.

      - Hands-on experience with DNA or RNA sequencing assays

      - Experience in computational analysis of genomic data

      - Track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals

      How to apply: Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for at least two references to Dr. Peter Kharchenko at peter.kharchenko@post.harvard.edu. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

      Employer: Center for Biomedical Informatics promotes and facilitates collaborative activities in biomedical informatics among researchers at HMS and its affiliated institutions. Its core faculty members conduct research at the intersection of biomedicine and information sciences, including bioinformatics, functional genomics, translational medicine, and clinical knowledge management. The center also hosts the Bioinformatics & Integrative Genomics program (a graduate training program, sponsored by NHGRI) and the Biomedical Informatics Research Training program (a consortium of informatics laboratories at Harvard and MIT, sponsored by NLM).

      Harvard Medical School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

  • Postdoc Position, Computational HIV Vaccinology, University of Zurich
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 46 - November 11, 2014

      Postdoc position: Computational HIV Vaccinology (University of Zurich) We are looking for a highly motivated Postdoc with a strong quantitative background to work on a project at the interface of bioinformatics, virology, and the immunology of HIV. The project is based on unique immunological and clinical data from the Swiss HIV Cohort Study (www.shcs.ch), the Zurich Primary HIV Study (http://www.viralinfectiousdiseases.uzh.ch/ZPHI.html) and currently running high-throughput experimental analyses. The project aims to identify the determinants of antibody-neutralization in HIV and is funded for 3 years. This highly interdisciplinary and translational project is a close collaboration between the Institute of Medical Virology (University of Zurich, Alexandra Trkola), the Division for Infectious Diseases (University Hospital Zurich, Huldrych Günthard & Roger Kouyos), and the Institute for Integrative Biology (ETH Zurich, Roland Regoes). This position provides: 1) A highly interdisciplinary and translational research environment with links both to clinical practice and basic science. 2) Strong interactions with leading experimental and theoretical groups. 3) Unique immunological and clinical data and the opportunity to shape follow-up experimental analysis on a key question in HIV vaccinology.

      The analysis of these complex data requires mathematical and bioinformatics approaches beyond standard statistics. Accordingly, the applicant should have strong quantitative/computational skills and hold a PhD in a discipline relevant to the project (e.g. Bioinformatics, Bio-Statistics, Bio-Mathematics, or Life-Sciences with a strong quantitative or computational component).

      Start date: As soon as possible.

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

  • Postdoc Position, Applied Algebraic Geometry in Biology, U Copenhagen
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 45 - November 4, 2014

      A postdoc position is available in Applied Algebraic Geometry in biology, at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen.

      The successful candidate will work with Elisenda Feliu (http://www.math.ku.dk/~efeliu/), and be a member of the group "Mathematics of Reaction Networks" (http://www.math.ku.dk/english/research/reaction-networks/).

      The candidate should hold a PhD in mathematics and show a strong publication record. The PhD topic of the candidate should be within (pure or applied) algebraic geometry, algebra, or related areas, or directly on topics related to the algebraic aspects of reaction networks. No previous knowledge in biology is required.

      The position is part of a Sapere Aude Starting Grant from the Danish Research Council, with title "Algebraic methods for qualitative profiling of reaction networks". The project focuses on the development of mathematical theory, mainly using algebraic methods, for the analysis of the mathematical models arising from reaction networks in biology.

      To apply follow this link:
      http://www.math.ku.dk/english/about/jobs/postdoc_apply2014/
      Deadline: November 30, 2014.

  • Postdoc, Center for Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 45 - November 4, 2014

      Job title: Harvard Medical School - Postdoctoral Research Associate Position at the Center for Biomedical Informatics

      Summary:

      The Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMI) https://cbmi.med.harvard.edu at Harvard Medical School is looking for a Research Associate to help build cutting edge research platforms. The real value in biomedical research lies not in the scale of any single source of data, but in the ability to integrate and interrogate multiple, complementary datasets simultaneously. We are combining clinical and genomics data across different scales and resolutions to enable new perspectives for essential biomedical questions. The research focuses on the development of novel methods and techniques for the integration of multiple heterogeneous clinic cohorts, Electronic Health Records data and multiple types of genomics data to encompass biological observations.

      Responsibilities:

      The Research Associate will be responsible for developing novel methodologies and applications to facilitate high-throughput phenotype extraction, harmonize content with biomedical ontologies and integrate clinical and molecular genomic data.

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

      Requirements:

      Candidates must have a PhD degree (or MD/PhD.) in biomedical informatics, bioinformatics, Computational Biology, computer science, or a related field. Curriculum in and/or experience with standardized ontologies, terminologies, metadata, and related technologies as well as experience in programming and software development will be necessary for this opportunity. The candidate interested in this position must be highly motivated, willing to learn and demonstrate initiative in assigned tasks. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are crucial.

      Preferences:

      Preferred requirements for this position include experience with the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS), statistics, data mining and machine learning. Experience with R, Python, and/or Perl is desirable.

      Terms:

      The position is available immediately and can be renewed annually.

      How to apply:

      Email applications including curriculum vitae, summary statement of personal objective and research interests, PDFs of the best two papers, and the names and email addresses of three references to: paul_avillach@hms.harvard.edu

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

      Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

      For additional information contact:
      Paul Avillach, MD, PhD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Postdoc position, Systems Biology, Los Alamos National Laboratory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Job Title: Personalized Medicine Research Fellowship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Department of Microbiology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Postdoctoral Research Associate in Infectious Disease Modeling

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Closing date 23 October.

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

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

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

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

      Starting Date: Preferably April 2015 (negotiable)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Postdoctoral Position in Mathematical Biology Education

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Title: Research Associate
      Functional Title: Research Educator

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

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

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

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

      Expertise working with statistical software and large data sets.

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Research Associate, University of Manchester, UK

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

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

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

      Closing date: 30 September 2014

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

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

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

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

      Applying for a Three-Year MBI Postdoctoral Fellowship:

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

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

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

      The Ohio State University is an EEO/AA Employer.

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

      POST DOCTORAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST
      ECOLOGICAL/EPIDEMIOLOGICAL MODELLER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Closing date: 19 October 2014. An Equal Opportunities Employer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Postdoc position in eco-evolutionary theory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Two Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions in Computational Biology

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

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

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

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

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

      POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Postdoctoral Position in Biological Data Mining

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

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

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

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

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

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

      HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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

      POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW POSITION in Neglected Tropical Disease modeling

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

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

      Location: Notre Dame, Indiana, USA

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

      Salary: Based on NIH guidelines for postdoctoral fellow salaries

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

      APPLICATION PROCESS: Qualified individuals should send in PDF format a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, and three letters of reference to the search committee chair, Dr. Edwin Michael at eigh@nd.edu. Files must be clearly named and identify the position you are applying for. There is no deadline and the review of applications will begin immediately upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/employment/working_at_nd.shtml.

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  • Research Scientist: Metagenomics/Computational Biology, San Jose
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 47 - November 18, 2014

      Research Scientist -- Metagenomics/Computational Biology, San Jose, CA

      Job description
      The IBM Almaden Research Center Department of Computer Science is searching for qualified candidates for a visiting scientist position to contribute to a new cross disciplinary project "Sequence The City".
      The project will create new software to providing meta-genomic analysis of any mixed sample (eg food, water, waste, soil, crops, insects, swabbed surfaces, and bodily fluids).Today, diagnostics is often conducted with targeted techniques in which a particular genetic fragment is chemically amplified. This single chemical query determines of a single DNA sequence of interest is present in a sample.
      Meta-genomic analysis will be build upon new IT services where multiple organisms can be identified in a single test. Candidates for this position should have experience analyzing Next Gen Sequencing Data.

      Required
      * Master's Degree
      * Basic knowledge in software algorithms
      * English: Intermediate

      Preferred
      * Doctorate Degree
      * At least 1 year experience in Next Gen Seq data analysis
      * Basic knowledge in Java
      * English: Fluent

      Additional information
      The World is Our Laboratory: No matter where discovery takes place, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. IBM Research is a global community of forward-thinkers working towards a common goal: progress.
      IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

      Interested candidate should submit an application at the following address https://jobs3.netmedia1.com/cp/faces/job_summary?job_id=RES-0674352

      or send an email to sbianco@us.ibm.com

  • Faculty Position, Stochastic Analysis, Virginia Tech
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 47 - November 18, 2014

      Virginia Tech Department of Mathematics
      Faculty Position in Stochastic Analysis

      The Virginia Tech Department of Mathematics anticipates a tenure-track opening in Stochastic Analysis with a start date of August 10, 2015, at our Blacksburg, VA, campus. The successful candidate will have a strong background in stochastic analysis. Possible specialties include, but are not limited to, stochastic differential equations, stochastic algorithms, uncertainty quantification, and analysis of random, chaotic, or disordered systems. Appointment as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics is anticipated, but exceptional senior candidates will be considered for positions of Associate Professor of Mathematics or Professor of Mathematics. This search is related to broad initiatives, undertaken by the College of Science in support of the university's strategic plan, to expand research in directions that cut across department lines and to introduce interdisciplinary majors, such as Computational Modeling and Data Analytics. (For further information, visit www.science.vt.edu and look under Academy of Integrated Science and Research Clusters).

      Job requirements include a Ph.D. in mathematics or a related field at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a distinguished research program and to provide effective instruction and advising to a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students. Other responsibilities include: continuing development of professional capabilities and scholarly activities, including travel to professional conferences; curriculum development; participation in department, college, and university governance; and professional service.

      An online application is required. To complete the online application, go to http://www.hr.vt.edu/employment/, choose Current Job Openings, then Search Jobs, and choose the Mathematics Department or choose posting number TR0140119. Please include a cover letter, a CV, a research statement, and a teaching statement as part of the online application. Each applicant should follow the instructions in the online application system to request that four references submit letters of recommendation, or letters can be emailed to stochsearch14@math.vt.edu. Additional information about position requirements and responsibilities can be found at http://www.hr.vt.edu/employment/ or https://www.math.vt.edu. The faculty handbook (available at http://www.provost.vt.edu) gives a complete description of faculty responsibilities. As part of the hiring process, the successful applicant must pass a criminal background check. Questions about the search may be addressed to stochsearch14@math.vt.edu.

      Applications received by December 1, 2014, will receive full consideration. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Institution. Virginia Tech 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. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Ms. Debbie Williams (dbritts@math.vt.edu, 540-231-6536) or call TTY 1-800- 828-1120 by the application deadline. Virginia Tech is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers.

  • Open Rank Position, Mathematical Biology, Virginia Commonwealth U
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 47 - November 18, 2014

      Dear colleagues in Mathematical Biology,

      My department is looking for a senior faculty member in Math Bio. Please consider applying. This is a great opportunity to join and lead our growing Math Bio group while living in a great city, Richmond, VA.

      Here is an abbreviated ad. The full ad is at https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/6542.

      Position: One tenure eligible faculty position (9-month) as Professor of Mathematics at the Assistant Rank or higher in the Dept. of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics beginning August 16, 2015, subject to availability of funding. The Department and University Web pages may be found at http://ww.math.vcu.edu/ and http://www.vcu.edu.

      Qualifications: A PhD in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics, or related field, is required at the time of the appointment. Preference will be given to candidates with a clearly identified research agenda and expertise in analysis, discrete mathematics, mathematical biology, numerical analysis, set theory and logic, or a field related to the ongoing research in the department. Preference will also be given to candidates with a proven track record of successful teaching, and/or with existing external funding or the potential for such, and evidence of multidisciplinary research applications.

      Applications must be submitted electronically at https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/40199. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. Full consideration will be guaranteed for complete applications, with reference letters, received by December 1, 2014.

      "Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, political affiliation or disability."

  • Employment Opportunity: Program Directors, DMS, NSF
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 47 - November 18, 2014

      Dear Colleagues,

      The Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS), within the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, National Science Foundation (NSF), announces a nationwide search for mathematical sciences professionals to fill Program Director positions. Formal consideration of interested applications will begin on November 18, 2014 and will continue until selections are made.

      NSF Program Directors bear the primary responsibility for carrying out the Agency's overall mission. To discharge this responsibility requires not only knowledge in the appropriate disciplines, but also a commitment to high standards, a considerable breadth of interest and receptivity to new ideas, a strong sense of fairness, good judgment, and a high degree of personal integrity.

      For more information about the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS), please visit the website at www.nsf.gov/dir/index.jsp?div=DMS.

      Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent training in a field of the mathematical sciences plus, after award of the Ph.D., six or more years of successful research pertinent to the position. Applicants should have a broad knowledge of one of the relevant disciplinary areas of the Division of Mathematical Sciences, a knowledge of the general scientific community, skill in written communication and preparation of technical reports, an ability to communicate orally, and successful independent research normally expected of the academic rank of associate professor or higher. Some administrative experience and experience working in teams are desirable. Appointees are expected to function effectively both within specific programs and as a member of crosscutting and interactive teams. Skills in multidisciplinary research are highly desirable.

      The positions may be filled under one of the following appointment alternatives:

      Intergovernmental Personnel Assignment (IPA) Act: Individuals eligible for an IPA assignment with a Federal agency include employees of State and local government agencies or institutions of higher education, Indian tribal governments, and other eligible organizations in instances where such assignments would be of mutual benefit to the organizations involved. Initial assignments under IPA provisions may be made for a period up to two years, with a possible extension for up to an additional two-year period. The individual remains an employee of the home institution and NSF provides the negotiated funding toward the assignee's salary and benefits. Initial IPA assignments are made for a one-year period and may be extended by mutual agreement.

      Visiting Scientist Appointment: Appointment to this position will be made under the Excepted Authority of the NSF Act. Visiting Scientists are on non-paid leave status from their home institution and placed on the NSF payroll. NSF withholds Social Security taxes and pays the home institution's contributions to maintain retirement and fringe benefits (i.e., health benefits and life insurance), either directly to the home institution or to the carrier. Appointments are usually made for a one-year period and may be extended for an additional year by mutual agreement.

      Temporary Excepted Service Appointment: Appointment to this position will be made under the Excepted Authority of the NSF Act. Candidates who do not have civil service or reinstatement eligibility will not obtain civil service status if selected. Candidates currently in the competitive service will be required to waive competitive civil service rights if selected. Usual civil service benefits (retirement, health benefits, and life insurance) are applicable for appointments of more than one year. Temporary appointments may not exceed three years.

      For additional information on NSF's rotational programs, please visit "Programs for Scientists, Engineers, and Educators" on the NSF website at: http://www.nsf.gov/about/career_opps/rotators/.

      Applications will be accepted from US Citizens. Recent changes in Federal Appropriations Law require Non-Citizens to meet certain eligibility criteria to be considered. Therefore, Non-Citizens must certify eligibility by signing and attaching this Citizenship Affidavit to their application. Non-citizens who do not provide the affidavit at the time of application will be considered as an IPA only.

      Should you or your colleagues be interested in this position, or wish to nominate suitable candidates, please email a current CV accompanied by a cover letter highlighting the background that specifically relates to the program objectives to:

      Dr. Michael Vogelius, Division Director
      Division of Mathematical Sciences
      National Science Foundation
      4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 1025
      Arlington, VA 22230
      Phone: 703-292-4861
      Fax: 703-292-9032
      Email: mvogeliu@nsf.gov

  • Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Applied Mathematics, NJIT
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 46 - November 11, 2014

      Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Applied Mathematics
      Department of Mathematical Sciences

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

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

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

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

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

  • Open Rank Position, Statistical Bioinformatics, Iowa State University
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 46 - November 11, 2014

      Open Rank Position in Statistical Bioinformatics at Iowa State University

      As part of a Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) hiring initiative, the Department of Statistics at Iowa State University seeks outstanding applicants for an open-rank faculty position in the area of statistical bioinformatics. We are especially interested in a candidate who can contribute to the development of statistical methodology and computational strategies for large, complex biological datasets, collaborate with biological scientists, and enhance Iowa State University's efforts in bioinformatics education and research through leadership and vision. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, genomics, proteomics, and other omics, regulatory networks, systems biology, and biological data integration.

      Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses, graduate student advising, professional and institutional service, developing and sustaining a high-impact research program that can successfully compete for external funding, and participating in collaborative research to address scientific problems involving bioinformatics and computational biology.

      **Required Education and Experience
      Ph.D. in statistics, bioinformatics, or a closely related field.
      Associate and Full Professor: In addition, the candidate must have documented teaching experience commensurate with university standards and an outstanding research record as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications and external research support or equivalent experience at corporate or federal research centers.

      **Preferred Education and Experience
      Experience that demonstrates the ability to teach statistics or bioinformatics courses at all levels
      Experience developing statistical methodologies for analyzing complex, high through-put biological data.
      Demonstrated ability to publish in top tier research journals
      Demonstrated ability to secure research funding
      Experience collaborating with biological scientists
      Demonstrated ability to lead interdisciplinary educational or research initiatives

      **Department/Program & College Description
      The doctoral program in Statistics is ranked as one of the top programs in the country graduating about 15 PhD students annually. The program currently has about 140 graduate students, 100 undergraduate majors, and 38 faculty. Faculty and students have traditionally maintained strong collaborations across campus. The Statistics Department is located in Snedecor Hall, which received an extensive renovation in 2009. Further information about the department can be found at http://www.stat.iastate.edu

      **About Iowa State University and the Ames Community
      Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 34,000 students are enrolled, and served by over 6,100 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted second best most livable small city in the nation (see www.amescvb.com).

      Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

      All faculty members are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, and university activities and collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

      Department Contact Name Karin Dorman
      Department Contact Phone 515-294-1457
      Department Contact Email statbcbsearch@iastate.edu
      Department Address
      Department of Statistics
      Iowa State University
      Ames, IA 50011
      Department/Unit Website http://www.stat.iastate.edu

      **Additional Information
      The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (www.las.iastate.edu) at Iowa State University (ISU) has begun a major interdisciplinary hiring initiative (www.las.iastate.edu/faculty-careers) to help foster collaborative research and teaching, especially in its Signature Themes (www.las.iastate.edu/research/signature-themes/). As part of this initiative, the Departments of Computer Science (www.cs.iastate.edu), Mathematics (www.math.iastate.edu) and Statistics (www.stat.iastate.edu) have launched a new multi-year hiring effort to expand research and education in the area of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB). This initiative is further supported and complemented by several other simultaneous new hiring efforts, especially targeting the themes of Data-Rich Environments and Biology Structures & Systems, as well as recent big data hires in the biological and engineering sciences.

  • Selected NIH Intramural Research and other Positions - November Update
    • SMB Digest Vol 14, Issue 46 - November 11, 2014

      Staff Scientist, Computational Biology
      Lymphoid Malignancies Branch, NCI
      (deadline: November 14)

      The Staudt laboratory in the Lymphoid Malignancies Branch, National Cancer Institute, utilizes genomics to understand the pathogenesis of human lymphoid malignancies and to improve their therapy (https://ccr.cancer.gov/louis-m-staudt). The laboratory seeks to appoint an outstanding computational biologist as a Staff Scientist to lead the analysis of the diverse genomics datasets that are generated by the laboratory. Our structural genomics efforts use RNA-seq, exome-seq, targeted resequencing, and array CGH to define the driver genetic events in lymphomas (e.g. Schmitz et al. Nature 490:116 2012). The laboratory also uses various functional genomics methodologies to identify essential genes and pathways in these cancers, including genetic screens based on RNA interference and CRISPR/Cas9-based gene inactivation (e.g. Ngo et al. Nature 470:115 2010). We also use ChIP-seq to identify master regulators of lymphoma biology that can be targeted therapeutically (e.g. Yang et al. Cancer Cell 21:723 2012). The work of the laboratory is ultimately translated into clinical trials, which further entail the analysis of biopsy samples to understand the mechanisms of response and resistance to therapy.

      Because of the diversity of these datasets, we seek a creative and experienced computational scientist with a background in biology and/or bioinformatics who can devise new computational solutions for these various initiatives in the laboratory. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, or a closely related field, or equivalent experience. Experience in computer algorithm development to solve problems in genomics is a plus as is experience in managing and analyzing very large datasets. Applicants must have strong communication skills, be fluent in both spoken and written English, and be able to work independently to achieve laboratory goals. Appointees may be US Citizens, resident aliens or non-resident aliens with or eligible for a valid employment visa.

      The 16-member Staudt laboratory is housed on the Bethesda campus of the NIH, enabling rich scientific interactions and collaborations with the many neighboring laboratories. The funding for this position is stable, making this an attractive, long-term opportunity to utilize computational expertise and creativity to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please send your curriculum vitae, a description of relevant experience, and contact information for three references to Dr. Louis M. Staudt at: Louis M. Staudt, M.D., Ph.D.; c/o Arlene Dyer; NCI Center for Cancer Genomics; Bldg. 31, Rm. 10A11; 9000 Rockville Pike; Bethesda, MD 20892; or dyera@mail.nih.gov. DHHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers and encourage applications from women and minorities.

      Biostatistician
      Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, NLM
      (deadline: November 15)

      The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is recruiting a Biostatistician to work in one of its research and development divisions, the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications. The Lister Hill Center (LHC), which is part of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, conducts research in a large variety of imaging, natural language, machine learning, computer science and other techniques and studies their accuracy and utility in research projects. We also do research on the use statistical methods to find important predictors of outcomes in large (hundreds to billions of records), de-identified, medical record, and clinical data bases.

      JOB DUTIES: The successful candidate will collaborate with LHC scientists (including physicians, engineers and computer scientists) in the design of formal studies and analysis of their techniques and in the analysis of very large longitudinal clinical databases, using various regression and survival models to find significant predictors of important outcomes. The biostatistician will participate in the development of statistical tools for large clinical databases and analysis of the data extracted from them for specific studies. He/she will also consult with LHC researchers and promote efficient study planning and design through education and collaboration. From time to time he/she may also advise the ClinicalTrials.gov project regarding issues related to submissions of clinical trials results into their database.

      QUALIFICATIONS: We are looking for applicants with doctoral degrees in biostatistics with strong academic training in methodology, success in publication, and experience with analysis of clinical and medical record data as well, experience in study design and in regression and survival analysis. Interest or experience with SAS is required and with R programming language, desired. Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as effective interpersonal skills are also essential.

      Salary for this position is commensurate with research experience. Candidates appointed through the excepted service under the Title 42 authority need not be U.S. citizens. The successful candidate will be working with Dr. Clement McDonald, Director of the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications. These positions are subject to a background investigation. To apply, please submit your curriculum vitae, including a description of your education and experience, and three letters of recommendation to Peggy Slovikosky by email or regular mail. E-mail address: pslovikosky@mail.nih.gov. Postal address: Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications; Attention: Peggy Slovikosky, AO, LHNCBC; Building 38A - Room 7N707 - MSC 3828; 8600 Rockville Pike; Bethesda, MD 20894. Applications must be received no later than November 15, 2014. DHHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers.

      Early Independent Scientists
      NIH Intramural Research Program
      (deadline: December 12)

      The National Institutes of Health, the nation's premier agency for biomedical and behavioral research, is recruiting for Early Independent Scientists in the NIH Intramural Research Program (IRP). We are looking for new Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S. and equivalent doctoral researchers who have the creativity, intellect and maturity to flourish in an independent research position.

      The IRP is home to almost 1,100 tenured and tenure-track investigators and 5,000 trainees. We provide an environment that encourages and supports innovative, high-impact research. To enhance the development and early-stage careers of exceptional investigators, the IRP is participating in the NIH Common Fund's 'NIH Director's Early Independence Award' program, http://commonfund.nih.gov/earlyindependence/. The NIH has developed this program to support recent doctoral graduates in independent positions without the need to perform a post-doctoral career fellowship. Thus, the graduate can immediately start an independent career after graduation. Successful Early Independence Award candidates will be provided the resources to establish an independent research program, including salary and benefits, support for lab personnel, lab space, supplies, and start-up equipment.

      Complete applications must be received by December 12, 2014. Candidates should submit electronically a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a 3-page statement of research interests and future plans, and arrange to have 3 letters of reference sent to: Charles Dearolf, Ph.D.; Assistant Director for Intramural Research; National Institutes of Health; dearolfc@od.nih.gov. The NIH will notify selected candidates shortly thereafter, and work with the candidates to submit an application to the NIH Common Fund program by the expected deadline at the end of January, 2015. Candidates must meet eligibility requirements of the Common Fund program. At the time of this application, candidates must be within 12 months of completing their Ph.D., M.D. or D.D.S. degree, or for clinician-scientists within twelve months of completing their core clinical residency program.

      The NIH recognizes a unique and compelling need to promote diversity in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences research workforce. The NIH expects its efforts to diversify the workforce to lead to the recruitment of the most talented researchers from all groups. We encourage applications from talented researchers from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research, including underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, persons with disabilities, and women for participation in all NIH-funded research opportunities.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics or Statistics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
      McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science

      Visiting Assistant Professorship in Applied Mathematics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath, UK

      Faculty Positions in Applied Mathematics

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

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

      Further information is available from and

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Inquiries may be directed to mathematics@temple.edu.

      Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014.

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Starting Date: Preferably April 2015 (negotiable)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Faculty position, Applied Mathematics, NCSU

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

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

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

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

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

      Tenure-Track Faculty Positions Mathematical Biology

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Yale University - Microbial biophysics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Also see:

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

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

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

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

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

      Assistant Professor in Quantitative Biology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Tier II Canada Research Chair

      University of Waterloo
      Department of Applied Mathematics

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

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

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

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

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