ISSN 1086-6566
September 21, 2017


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Issue's Topics:
         Symposium: Math, Nov 17-18, Western Kentucky U
         Keystone Symposia 2018 Cancer Conferences
         Workshop: Optimization and Learning..., Feb. 26-28, Spain
         NIH Update: NEXUS September 2017
         Science Policy News from AIBS
         PhD Position: U of Graz
         PhD Position: U College London (UK/EU fees only)
         Postdoc Position: Math Biology, U of Cambridge
         Postdoc Positions: Statistical Neuroscience, BCM
         Postdoc Position: Math Biology, U of Florida
         Faculty Positions: Applied Math & Stat, Colorado School of Mines
         Faculty Position: Stat/Biostat, San Francisco State U
         SMBnet Reminders


From: Schugart, Richard <>
Date: Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 4:09 PM
Subject: Symposium: Math, Nov 17-18, Western Kentucky U

On November 17 and 18, Western Kentucky University will host its 37th Annual 
Mathematics Symposium. We highly encourage faculty and students from other 
colleges and universities to present at the symposium. In particular, we 
will have a session focused on research in mathematical biology. Abstracts 
are due November 10. For inquiries about the Math Symposium, please contact 
Richard Schugart at For additional information, 
please see


From: Jane Peterson <>
Date: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 at 5:44 PM
Subject: Keystone Symposia 2018 Cancer Conferences

T Cell Dysfunction, Cancer and Infection

Tumor Metabolism

Cancer Epigenetics: New Mechanisms, New Therapies

Emerging Cellular Therapies: T Cells and Beyond

Lymphocytes and their Roles in Cancer

Antibodies as Drugs: Translating Molecules into Treatments

Microbiome, Host Resistance and Disease

Cancer Immunotherapy: Combinations

Precision Medicine in Cancer


From: Mario Pavone <>
Date: Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 10:40 AM
Subject: Workshop: Optimization and Learning..., Feb. 26-28, Spain

OLA'2018: International Workshop on Optimization and Learning: 
Challenges and Applications, 26-28 Feb 2018, Alicante Spain.


From: NIH Extramural Nexus (NIH/OD) <>
Resent: Raymond Mejía <>
Date: Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 6:19 PM
Subject: NIH Update: NEXUS September 2017

NIH Update: Clinical Trials, Next Generation Researchers Initiative, Retiring Downloadable Forms, and more.

Please see


From: AIBS Public Policy Office <>
Date: Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 10:13 AM
Subject: Science Policy News from AIBS

AIBS Public Policy Report


From: Weiss, Tanja <>
Date: Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 8:05 AM
Subject: PhD Position: U of Graz

Institute of Mathematics and Scientific Computing is filling an

University Assistant with PhD
(40 hours a week; fixed-term employment for the period of 6 years; 
Envisaged Job Starting Date 02. January 2018)
For more information follow the link:


Date: Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 9:28 AM
Subject: PhD Position: U College London (UK/EU fees only)

We are currently re-advertising a PhD scholarship (UK/EU fees only) for a 
project entitled: "Through the tumour labyrinth: developing a mechanistic 
understanding of blood flow and oxygen delivery in tumour vasculature". 
This is a collaboration with the group of Prof. Helen Byrne at the 
Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, and other colleagues in 
Edinburgh, Oxford, and Barcelona.

More details can be found online at:

Closing date for applications: Sunday 15 October 2017.


From: B.J. Glover <>
Date: Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 11:58 AM
Subject: Postdoc Position: Math Biology, U of Cambridge

A position is open for a postdoctoral research associate in mathematical 
biology based at the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of 
Cambridge, supervised by Professor Beverley Glover.


From: xaq pitkow <>
Date: Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 9:03 AM
Subject: Postdoc Positions: Statistical Neuroscience, BCM

POSITION: We seek several highly motivated postdoctoral research fellows 
for a collaborative team project building statistical tools for 
interpreting large scale neural recordings. The fellows will develop new 
methods and applications of probabilistic graphical models to infer 
statistical interactions amongst neurons and with their environment. The 
tools will be validated in neural network simulations, tested in 
physiological recordings, and made widely available to the neuroscience 
community for understanding data from next-generation experiments.

TEAM: Fellows will join principal investigators and theorists Kresimir 
Josic (University of Houston), Genevera Allen (Rice), Xaq Pitkow 
(BCM/Rice), Ankit Patel (BCM/Rice), and Robert Rosenbaum (Notre Dame). 
The team will interact closely with experimentalists including 
co-Investigator Andreas Tolias (BCM) and several other labs interested in 
applying novel methods we develop. Fellows will also be members of the new 
Center for Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence housed at the Baylor 
College of Medicine and supported in part by the NSF NeuroNex program. The 
Center brings together interdisciplinary researchers from across Houston, 
including members from Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, 
University of Houston, and University of Texas Health Sciences. Researchers 
at the Center contribute diverse expertise in fields including neuroscience, 
machine learning, statistics, physics, computer science, electrical 
engineering, and applied mathematics.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have outstanding mathematical skills, a PhD 
in a relevant quantitative discipline, and expertise in probabilistic 
graphical models or statistical machine learning.

APPLYING: Applicants should email a letter of research interests and CV to 
Camila Lopez (, along with contact information for 
three references. 


From: Rong, Libin <>
Date: Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 10:55 PM
Subject: Postdoc Position: Math Biology, U of Florida

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Florida invites 
applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor (non tenure-track) in the 
area of mathematical biology, with a particular interest in virus dynamics, 
theoretical immunology and epidemiology, beginning on January 1, 2018. The 
teaching assignment is 3 courses per year, 2 courses in the fall semester 
and 1 course in the spring semester, and participation in the research 
activities of the department is expected. Some additional support for travel 
is possible. A Ph.D. in the mathematical sciences or the equivalent is 
required. Candidates with strong promise in research and teaching are 
encouraged to apply. 

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and 
experience, and includes a full benefits package. Appointment will be for 
one-year with the possibility of a one-year renewal contingent on 
satisfactory performance and funding. 

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and must include: 
(1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement, 
(4) a teaching statement and (5) a list of three references. The Search 
Committee will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2017 and continue 
accepting applications until the position is filled. All candidates for 
employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a 
review of criminal records, reference checks, verification of education, 
and verification of eligibility for employment in the United States.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to 
the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered 
"official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees 
earned from an education institution outside of the United States are 
required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider 
approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), 
which can be found at 

Please direct inquiries to Libin Rong (


From: Cecilia Diniz Behn <>
Date: Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 2:26 PM
Subject: Faculty Positions: Applied Math & Stat, Colorado School of Mines

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the Colorado 
School of Mines invites applications for multiple tenured/tenure track 
positions at any rank (assistant, associate, or full professor) with a 
start date of Fall 2018. Current areas of active research within our 
department are mathematical biology; model reduction; multiscale modeling 
and analysis; high-performance computing; scattering, diffraction and 
propagation of waves; computational fluid dynamics; fracture mechanics; 
integral equations; spatial/spatio-temporal data analysis; inverse problems; 
uncertainty quantification; spline collocation methods; meshfree methods; 
PDEs and kinetic theory. Applicants in any area of computational and applied 
mathematics or statistics will be considered. However, applicants whose 
expertise lies at or near the interface of applied mathematics and 
statistics are strongly encouraged to apply. 

For more information about the position and for details on applying, please 
visit Applications received by 
December 1, 2017 will receive full consideration for the position.


From: Serkan Hosten <>
Date: Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 11:56 PM
Subject: Faculty Position: Stat/Biostat, San Francisco State U

At San Francisco State University Mathematics Department we have a 
tenure-track position in Statistics/Biostatistics.


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