Subject: Society for Mathematical Biology Digest

SMB Digest  November 9, Volume 16  Issue 45
ISSN 1086-6566

Editor: Wandi Ding: ding.smb.digest(at)gmail(dot)com

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Issue's Topics:  
   Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, Vol. 78, Issue 11
   Webcast: Keystone Symposia: Genome Editing Revolution, Nov 10
   NSF Webinar: Transdisciplinary Research in Principles..., Nov 15
   AAi Short Course: R Programming - Stage 1, Nov 18
   Keystone Symposia March 2017 Conferences: Deadlines in Nov
   CfP: Conference: Bioinformatics and..., Hawaii, March 20-22, 2017
   Conference: Math Neuroscience, Boulder, CO, May 31-June 2, 2017
   Conference: Algorithms for Computational..., Portugal, June 5-7  
   NIH Update 
   CfA: AIBS: 2017 Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award
   IQBiology Graduate Program: U of Colorado Boulder
   PhD Position: Math Biology, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research
   Postdoc Positions: Ecology of Infectious Diseases, U of Georgia
   Postdoc Position: Modelling Bacterial Biofilms, U of Dundee
   Faculty Positions: Infectious Disease Dynamics, Virginia Tech
   Faculty Position: Cancer Computational Biology..., U of New Mexico
   Faculty Position: Computational Neuroscience, UC Davis
   Faculty Positions: Department of Bioengineering, UIUC
   Faculty Positions: Mathematical Biology, U of Houston
   Faculty Position: Numerical Analysis/Scientific..., Utah State U
   Chair Position: Mathematics, Kennesaw State U
   Selected NIH Intramural Research and Other Job Openings, Nov
   SMBnet Reminders


From: Springer <springer@alerts.springer.com>
Date: Sat, Nov 5, 2016 at 1:29 PM
Subject: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, Vol. 78, Issue 11

Table of contents alert for Bulletin of Mathematical Biology. 
Volume 78 Number 11 is now available online.



From: <keystonesymposia@keystonesymposia.org>
Date: Sun, Nov 6, 2016 at 5:34 PM
Subject: Webcast: Keystone Symposia: Genome Editing Revolution, Nov 10

Register Now for a Webcast
The Genome Editing Revolution: 
Translating Genome Editing Technologies into Human Therapies

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016
Time: 3:15 ? 4:45 PM EST



From: Henry Warchall <hwarchal@nsf.gov>
Date: Fri, Nov 4, 2016 at 10:57 AM
Subject: NSF Webinar: Transdisciplinary Research in Principles..., Nov 15

The National Science Foundation will hold a webinar (teleconference 
seminar) to outline the goals of, and proposal-submission requirements 
for, the new NSF program Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data 
Science (TRIPODS). There will be a question-and-answer session following 
the presentation.

The webinar will take place on November 15, 2016.

Registration is required. Please see the NSF Event page


for details.


From: Colin Wise <Colin.Wise@uts.edu.au>
Date: Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 12:00 AM
Subject: AAi Short Course: R Programming - Stage 1, Nov 18

AAi Short Course ? 'R Programming - Stage 1 (Introduction)' ? 
Friday 18 November 2016



From: <keystonesymposia@keystonesymposia.org>
Date: Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 5:50 PM
Subject: Keystone Symposia March 2017 Conferences: Deadlines in Nov



From: Nurit Haspel <Nurit.Haspel@umb.edu>
Date: Sat, Nov 5, 2016 at 8:53 PM
Subject: CfP: Conference: Bioinformatics and..., Hawaii, March 20-22, 2017

9th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology 
(BICOB), March 20-22, 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: November 30, 2016 (extended)
Notification of Acceptance: December 30, 2016 
Pre-registration and Camera-ready Manuscripts: January 20, 2017
Paper submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bicob2017

Conference website: http://sce.uhcl.edu/bicob17/


From: Zachary Kilpatrick <zpkilpat@colorado.edu>
Date: Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 10:18 PM
Subject: Conference: Math Neuroscience, Boulder, CO, May 31-June 2, 2017

We are delighted to announce the 3rd International Conference on 
Mathematical Neuroscience (ICMNS 2017), to be held at the Hotel Boulderado 
in Boulder, Colorado from May 30 to June 2, 2017. Tutorials will be held 
May 30, and the main conference is May 31 - June 2. More details are given 
on the conference website: https://www.math.uh.edu/~zpkilpat/icmns2017/index.html

Abstract Submission and Student Travel Awards:


The abstract submission deadline is January 31, 2017.


From: GRLMC <grlmc@grlmc.com>
Date: Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 6:15 AM
Subject: Conference: Algorithms for Computational..., Portugal, June 5-7

AlCoB 2017, Aveiro, Portugal, June 5-7, 2017
Organized by:
Center for Research & Development in Mathematics and Applications (CIDMA)
Institute of Electronics and Informatics Engineering of Aveiro (IEETA)
University of Aveiro
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University


From: Raymond Mejía <mejiar@helix.nih.gov>
Date: Fri, Nov 4, 2016 at 7:31 AM
Subject: NIH Update

NIH Update: give us your feedback on publication preprints; measuring grant 
productivity using the Relative Citation Ratio; update your browsers for 
eRA compatibility.



From: American Institute of Biological Sciences <jpalakovichcarr@aibs.org
Date: Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 11:59 AM
Subject: CfA: AIBS: 2017 Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award

Applications now being accepted for the AIBS Emerging Public Policy 
Leadership Award.

The American Institute of Biological Sciences recognizes the science policy 
accomplishments of graduate students currently pursuing a degree in the 
biological sciences or science education. Award winners receive a free 
trip to Washington, DC, to meet with policymakers about funding for the 
biological sciences. Participants also receive policy and communication 

The deadline to apply is January 9, 2017.



From: David Matthew Bortz <dmbortz@colorado.edu>
Date: Fri, Nov 4, 2016 at 3:39 PM
Subject: IQBiology Graduate Program: U of Colorado Boulder

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, 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 12/15/2016.


From: Ananya Rastogi <ananyarastogi13@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 4:00 AM
Subject: PhD Position: Math Biology, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

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

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

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

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

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

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

Probation period: 6 months

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


From: John M. Drake <jdrake@uga.edu>
Date: Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 2:36 PM
Subject: Postdoc Positions: Ecology of Infectious Diseases, U of Georgia 

Postdoctoral Research Positions

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

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

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

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

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


From: Fordyce Davidson (Staff) <f.a.davidson@dundee.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 7:19 AM
Subject: Postdoc Position: Modelling Bacterial Biofilms, U of Dundee

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

Details at

Further enquiries welcome: email Fordyce Davidson: 


From: Lauren Childs <lchilds@vt.edu>
Date: Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 10:34 AM
Subject: Faculty Positions: Infectious Disease Dynamics, Virginia Tech

Infectious Disease Dynamics in the Context of Global Change

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

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

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


From: Amanda Gale Leigh <ALeigh@salud.unm.edu>
Date: Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 3:08 PM
Subject: Faculty Position: Cancer Computational Biology..., U of New Mexico


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

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


From: Mark Steven Goldman <msgoldman@ucdavis.edu>
Date: Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 6:57 PM
Subject: Faculty Position: Computational Neuroscience, UC Davis

The University of California at Davis is making a major expansion in 
Computational Neuroscience and related fields, with 10+ tenure-track 
faculty position openings in the next 3 years through clusters of hires in 
Computational Neuroscience (3 positions), Motor Control & Neural 
Engineering (2 positions), Network Science (2 positions), and Data Science 
(4 positions). UC Davis is a top-10 Public Research University (US News & 
World Report) located in the college-town of Davis, CA, 1 hour from the 
San Francisco Bay Area and 20 minutes from the state capital of Sacramento.
All cluster and position descriptions can be found at the following website
http://comphip2016.ucdavis.edu/. The Computational Neuroscience faculty 
position available this year will be in Cognitive Neuroscience, as 
described formally below:



From: Jenny Rose Cabuyao <j.cabuyao@jobtarget.com>
Date: Fri, Nov 4, 2016 at 8:56 AM
Subject: Faculty Positions: Department of Bioengineering, UIUC

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

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

-Wearable and implantable devices that track physiological information for 
personalized medicine.

-Big data/machine learning methods applied to task-based feature selection 
and medical decision making that informs prevention, diagnosis, and 
treatment planning and assessments.

-Human-system modelers that describe patient health trajectories and 
treatment options.

-Advanced robotic techniques for diagnostic sensing, medical imaging and 
surgical interventions.

Neuro-engineering (in collaboration with Carle Foundation Hospital, 
Beckman Institute, and Institute for Genomic Biology)

-Highly collaborative engineer developing technologies for real-time, non-
invasive measurements of brain processes and cognition. Strong technical 
skills are required but with knowledge and interest in application areas 
that are local strengths: plasticity, interventions, or modeling across 
all spatial scales. http://www.igb.illinois.edu/research-areas/genomics-neural
https://beckman.illinois.edu/research, http://www.neuroscience.illinois.edu/research

-Bio-inspired and brain machine interface devices, from molecular to macro 

-Next-gen electrophysiological measurement: wireless, energy-efficient 
monitoring of electrical activity in the brain of humans from traumatic 
brain injury, epilepsy, or other pathology. Novel devices, materials, and 
signal processing for understanding the brain and its dysfunctions.

-Faculty with highly innovative approaches to modeling brain function.

Computational Systems Biology and Genomics (in collaboration with 
Institute for Genomic Biology and the National Center for Supercomputing 

-Microbiome: Computational biologist developing dynamical models of 
microbial communities. Connections with new IGB theme at 

-Big Data in genomics: computational biologist working on cutting-edge 
algorithms to analyze next generation sequencing data, including data from 
cancer and phylogenomics projects to construct predictive statistical 
models; e.g., see Mayo-UIUC/NCSA project: 

-Systems biology: computational biologist working on the analysis of 
functional genomics data or whole cell modeling. Possible cluster hire 
within the neuroscience area and connection to IGB themes. 

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


From: Kresimir Josic <josic@math.uh.edu>
Date: Sun, Nov 6, 2016 at 10:19 PM
Subject: Faculty Positions: Mathematical Biology, U of Houston

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

Details and aplly at 



From: James Powell <jim.powell@usu.edu>
Date: Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 8:22 AM
Subject: Faculty Position: Numerical Analysis/Scientific..., Utah State U

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

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

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


From: Meghan Burke <mburke@kennesaw.edu>
Date: Fri, Nov 4, 2016 at 10:44 AM
Subject: Chair Position: Mathematics, Kennesaw State U

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

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

Details and application instructions can be found at:

For questions regarding the search, contact Dr. Marla Bell: 


From: Owens, Roland (NIH/OD) [E] <owensrol@mail.nih.gov>
Resent-from: Raymond Mejía <mejiar@helix.nih.gov>
Date: Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 1:12 PM
Subject: Selected NIH Intramural Research and Other Job Openings, Nov

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


The NIH Intramural Research Program

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