ISSN 1086-6566
August 31, 2017


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Issue's Topics:
         SMB Outreach Rep.: USA Science & Engineering Festival, Apr 7-8
         Winter School: ...Models in Neuroscience, Dec 11-15, France
         Sep 1 Deadline: Requests for Support from NIMBioS
         Sep 25 Deadline: Stoichiometric Ecotoxicology Workshop, NIMBioS
         Post-doc: Michigan Life Sciences Fellows Program, U Michigan
         Post-doc: Applied Statistics, Aarhus U, Denmark
         Post-doc: Model Inference Applied to T Cells, U Oxford
         Associate Lect./Lect./Senior Lect.: Statistics, U Adelaide
         Cluster Hire: Quant. & Comp. Develop. Bio., North Carolina St U
         SMBnet Reminders


From: Fred Adler <>
Date: Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 8:50 AM
Subject: SMB Outreach Rep.: USA Science & Engineering Festival, Apr 7-8

The Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB) has an open call for
applications to serve as the SMB outreach representative at the 2018 USA
Science and Engineering Festival! The successful applicant will design
and host an outreach activity in the SMB table at the USA Science &
Engineering Festival, April 7-8, 2018 in Washington DC.

The ideal outreach project explores underlying concepts and issues in
mathematical biology, rather than just providing information, and
includes effective ways to engage with students and teachers. In 2014,
graduate student Andrew Basinski designed a set of games based on the
behavior of ants to illustrate the quantitative methods we use to make
sense of these hypnotically fascinating little creatures. See In 2016,
graduate student Katrina Johnson used giant legos to illustrate signal
transduction in cells (You kind of have to see it at

The designer of the selected project will receive funding for materials
and travel expenses to Washington DC for this event. The SMB Board of
Directors will line up local SMB members to help at the event.

Applications should be no more than two pages, and include
a) a description of outreach project and the core ideas it will include,
b) how it will be implemented to reach and involve a wide audience,
c) a simple assessment plan to evaluate what participants learned,
d) how the applicant is qualified to represent SMB and why they would
like to pursue this project,
e) A brief budget for project design and materials.

Please ensure that you have read our eligibility and criteria at before completing
your application form. The application deadline to submit your project
for the 2018 USA Science & Engineering Festival is November 1, 2017.
Applications should be submitted via email to Fred Adler at


From: Zachary Kilpatrick <>
Date: Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 10:16 AM
Subject: Winter School: ...Models in Neuroscience, Dec 11-15, France

We are glad to announce that from the 11th to the 15th of December 2017
will take place a Winter School on Deterministic and Stochastic Models
in Neuroscience at the Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse in France.

The main objective of this event is to organise a winter school around
stochastic and deterministic models arising in neuroscience by providing
a series of lectures given by internationally renown speakers for a
broad audience (graduate students, PhD students, post doctorates,
researchers and professors) along with specific research talks. This
winter school will showcase some recent and ongoing modeling problems in
neuroscience with a strong emphasis on the stochastic and deterministic
methods developed to treat them. There will be two lectures dedicated to
stochastic methods and two for deterministic ones. The research talks
will complement and enlarge these courses with for example topics on
neural field equations, numerical methods or kinetic models of neuronal
networks. The webpage of the event can be found here:

Please note that there will be financial support for a selected number
of students (graduate students, PhD students, Post-doctorates) covering
local expenses: hotel, metro tickets and food. Students can apply here:

The registration for the winter school if free but mandatory. Lunches
and a dinner buffet will be covered by the conference.


From: Catherine Crawley <>
Date: Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 10:04 AM
Subject: Sep 1 Deadline: Requests for Support from NIMBioS

The September 1, 2017 deadline for requests for support for Working
Groups and Investigative Workshops at the National Institute for
Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) is fast approaching. All
areas of research at the interface of biology and mathematics will be
considered, and activities will be scheduled through summer 2019.
Potential organizers of activities in areas of molecular biology, cell
biology, network biology, immunology and systems biology are
particularly encouraged to submit requests for support of Working Groups
or Investigative Workshops.

NIMBioS, located at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, is an
NSF-sponsored initiative to foster interdisciplinary research at the
interface between mathematical and biological sciences. The institute's
mission is to cultivate cross-disciplinary approaches in mathematical
biology and to develop a cadre of researchers who address fundamental
and applied biological problems in creative ways. Additional support for
NIMBioS comes from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Full details

Related Links:
NIMBioS Working Groups
NIMBioS Investigative Workshops


From: Catherine Crawley <>
Date: Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 10:16 AM
Subject: Sep 25 Deadline: Stoichiometric Ecotoxicology Workshop, NIMBioS

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
(NIMBioS) is now accepting applications for its Investigative Workshop,
"Stoichiometric Ecotoxicology," to be held January 17-19, 2018, at

For information about the workshop and a link to the online application
form, go to

Participation in NIMBioS workshops is by application only. Individuals
with a strong interest in the topic are encouraged to apply, and
successful applicants will be notified within two weeks after the
application deadline. If needed, financial support for travel, meals,
and lodging is available for workshop attendees.

Application deadline: September 25, 2017

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
(NIMBioS) ( 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, with
additional support from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.


From: Santiago Schnell <>
Date: Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 10:59 AM
Subject: Post-doc: Michigan Life Sciences Fellows Program, U Michigan

The University of Michigan has opened applications for the Michigan Life
Sciences Fellows program, a highly competitive postdoctoral fellowship
program to enhance the research program of the entire life sciences
enterprise at Michigan.

The Michigan Life Sciences Fellows program aims not just to train the
next generation of scientists, but the next generation of scientific
leaders. The Michigan Life Sciences Fellows program provides additional
salary and financial resources, along with flexibility and freedom to
pursue research ideas, creating a unique multidisciplinary community of
scholars and providing mentorship focused on nurturing and launching
truly innovative scientists into groundbreaking careers.  Applicant will
be selected by a committee and then matched to a laboratory or research
group at Medical School, the College of Pharmacy, and College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts, and the Life Sciences Institute at
the University of Michigan,

Further information is available on:

A few key points:
-The application deadline is Oct 16, 2017
-Fellows are appointed for a 12-month period, with the expectation the
appointment will be renewed each year for three years.
-The fellowship includes an annual stipend of $60,000, $25,000 toward
independent research, and a $2,000 annual travel stipend.
-Fellows can negotiate their starting dates between March and June 2018.


From: Rodrigo Labouriau <>
Date: Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 8:31 AM
Subject: Post-doc: Applied Statistics, Aarhus U, Denmark

A post-doctoral research positions in applied statistics is available at
the Department of Mathematics, Aarhus University, Denmark, in the
Applied Statistics Laboratory. The position is for one year with the
possibility to be extended.

Job description:
You will work at the Applied Statistics Laboratory at the Department of
Mathematics with:
-Development or improvement of new statistical methods directed at or
inspired by concrete applications in life and environmental sciences
-Statistical consultation and participation in research projects in
several other departments of the Faculty of Science and Technology
-Contribution to teaching statistics for non-statisticians
-Co-supervision of non-statisticians in statistical matters

The candidates we are seeking at the Applied Statistics Laboratory are
expected to provide statistical assistance and participate in a range of
research projects (ideally in different research groups or involving
different departments at the Faculty of Science and Technology), and, in
parallel, to work in methodological / theoretical developments in
statistical themes that are relevant to these research projects. The
Applied Statistics Laboratory currently has lines of research in the
following topics: extensions of generalized linear models of high
complexity, highly complex graphical models, extensions of classical
survival/event-history analysis, spatial statistics and incompletely
observed data, but other research lines will certainly be relevant too.
The Applied Statistical Laboratory is a new research group,
supplementing the strong theoretical statistics and probability research
groups at the Department of Mathematics; the postdoc position will also
benefit from the rich academic environment in theoretical statistics and
mathematical aspects of statistics.

Required qualifications and selection criteria:
-PhD in statistics or a close related field
-Strong background in statistics and mathematics (essential)
-Fluency in spoken and written English

You should have interest in applied statistics and research in
statistical methodological developments inspired by applications in life
and environmental sciences.

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2017.

To apply please send a motivation letter, CV, track of records and list
of publication to Rodrigo Labouriau (

For further information, please contact Rodrigo Labouriau,
tel. +45 87155735, e-mail


From: Omer Dushek <>
Date: Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 5:37 AM
Subject: Post-doc: Model Inference Applied to T Cells, U Oxford

A post-doctoral position is available focused on inferring ode models
from quantitative experimental data. This is part of a team effort to
identify effective models of signalling in T cells. Please get in touch
if you have any questions (

Post-doctoral position in model inference applied to T cells:
Dushek Laboratory:
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology
University of Oxford


From: Edward Green <>
Date: Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 8:23 AM
Subject: Associate Lect./Lect./Senior Lect.: Statistics, U Adelaide

The School of Mathematical Sciences at the University if Adelaide is
currently looking to recruit an Associate Lecturer/Lecturer/Senior
Lecturer in Statistics (1 position available). This is continuing
(tenurable) position, which is available immediately.

The School is responsible for teaching the Bachelor of Mathematical
Sciences program with specialisations in pure mathematics, applied
mathematics and statistics, as well as providing high quality service
teaching into other degree programs. The School provides an active and
vibrant research environment and is internationally known for its
research across all three of its disciplines.

Within Statistics, the School has particular research strengths in
biostatistics, bioinformatics, multivariate analysis and applied
statistics. We are seeking an outstanding individual who will join our
School to support its program of teaching and research in Statistics.

Full details can be found at:

Closing date: 15 September


From: Nanette Nascone-Yoder <>
Date: Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 7:11 PM
Subject: Cluster Hire: Quant. & Comp. Develop. Bio., North Carolina St U

Cluster Hire in Quantitative and Computational Developmental Biology
North Carolina State University

As part of the Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Program, NC State
University seeks three outstanding faculty at any rank to expand the new
interdisciplinary faculty cluster on Quantitative and Computational
Developmental Biology
Together with NC State's existing strength in developmental biology,
quantitative/computational sciences and engineering, this cluster will
propel NC State to the forefront of efforts to define new principles in
developing biological systems. Although we are interested in individuals
who can bridge experiment and theory, and have the ability to translate
research outcomes to address biomedical or agricultural challenges,
applicants whose expertise is mainly in the computational realm are also
strongly encouraged to apply. Demonstrated collaboration as a member of
a multi-disciplinary team is essential.

Interested candidates should submit: a CV, a 2-3 page research plan,
contact information for 3 references, and a cover letter describing
prior multi-disciplinary research efforts and how their research
prospectus addresses the goals of the cluster (see

For more information or to apply, please visit

Confidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to:
Dr. Nanette Nascone-Yoder (

The Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Program
( is bringing some of the best and
brightest minds to join NC State University's interdisciplinary efforts
to solve some of the globe?s most significant problems. NC State
University provides a vibrant environment for research, teaching and
mentoring across disciplines; ample opportunities will be available for
collaborations with existing faculty and other newly hired colleagues in
the cluster. Our location in the Research Triangle also facilitates
interaction with faculty at Duke University and the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as with industry and government
agencies. AA/EOE


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