ISSN 1086-6566
September 28, 2017


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Issue's Topics:
         CfA: Society for Mathematical Biology Grants
         CfP: Letters in Biomath. Modeling Tumor-Immune Dynamics, and...
         Multi-Scale Biology Study Group, December 12-15, U of Birmingham
         PhD Position: Cancer Modelling, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland
         PhD Position: Bayesian Statistics, U of Florida
         PhD Position: Image Analysis & Lightsheet Microscopy, HKI, Germany
         PhD Position: Theoretical Ecology, U of Minnesota
         Research Fellow: Quantitative Biology and Medicine, U of Exeter
         Postdoc Positions: Theoretical Immunology, Columbia U
         Postdoc Position: Computational and Applied Math, Temple U
         Postdoc Position: Modelling Infection & Immunity, UNSW Sydney
         Postdoc Position: Modeling/Statistics/Programming, TTU
         Faculty Position: Applied Mathematics, U California, Riverside
         SMBnet Reminders


From: Ye, Ping <>
Date: Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 1:06 PM
Subject: CfA: Society for Mathematical Biology Grants

The Society for Mathematical Biology provides grants to support member-
organized meetings on mathematical biology, to support members to attend 
to courses and mathematical biology meetings, and to support member 
organized meetings in countries experiencing financial need. Applications 
must be submitted at least six months before the meeting/course date. The 
Board of Directors evaluates applications on a continuous basis. The 
details of the grant opportunities are located at the website:


From: Amina Eladdadi <>
Date: Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 3:18 AM
Subject: CfP: Letters in Biomath. Modeling Tumor-Immune Dynamics, and...

We are organizing a special issue in Letters in Biomathematics (Taylor
& Francis) on
"Modeling Tumor-Immune Dynamics, Disease Progression, and Treatment"

This issue presents a sample of research papers that mathematically
model tumor-immune dynamics, tumor progression, and immunotherapeutic
treatments using differential equations (ordinary, partial, delay, and
stochastic), agent-based models, and hybrid differential equation and
agent-based formulations.

Submission deadline: November 30th, 2017.
Submission site:

Please ensure you select "Modeling Tumor-Immune Dynamics, Disease
Progression, and Treatment" from the appropriate drop-down menu during
the submission process in order to ensure your paper is properly

Editorial information
Guest Editor: Amina Eladdadi, The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
Guest Editor: Lisette de Pillis, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA
Guest Editor: Peter Kim, University of Sydney, Australia


From: Rosemary Dyson <>
Date: Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 10:25 AM
Subject: Multi-Scale Biology Study Group, December 12-15, U of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham, with funding from the UK Multi-Scale Biology 
Network, will host a Multi-Scale Biology Study Group from 12th-15th 
December 2017. This event will bring together biologists, clinicians and 
scientists in industry with mathematicians to tackle research questions 
posed by the experimentalists, following the successful Multi-Scale Biology 
Study Group held in 2016.

Registration is free for up to 20 non-local UK-based researchers and will 
cover accommodation and subsistence - places will be filled on a first-come 
first-served basis. Registration is now open at

Further details will also be posted on the website as they become 
available, any queries should be directed to or Interested mathematics researchers at all levels, 
from research students to established academics, are encouraged to attend.

The call for problems is currently open - if you know of an experimental 
researcher who may be interested please ask them to contact Dave Smith 
( or Rosemary Dyson ( 


From: Marc Sturrock <>
Date: Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 11:32 AM
Subject: PhD Position: Cancer Modelling, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland

Project title: Multi-scale mathematical modelling of non-Darwinian 
dynamics in therapy-induced drug resistance in Glioblastoma 

Location: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)

Principle Investigator: Dr Marc Sturrock (
Collaborators: Dr Alexander Kel (geneXplain, Germany)

Project Summary: The propensity of Glioblastoma (GBM) towards genetic 
mutations often allows treatment resistant GBM to arise. However, even 
without genetic mutations, fitness selection processes can expand 
resistant variants. In Project 10, the PhD student will begin by 
developing holistic ordinary differential equation models of gene 
expression profiles which are known to play a role in the emergence of 
GBM drug resistance such as those involving multidrug resistance protein 
1 and B-cell genes. This will be achieved using proprietary signal 
transduction pathway and gene regulatory network platforms (TRANSFAC® and 
TRANSPATH?) while seconded at GeneXplain (Wolfenbüttel, Germany). 
Returning to RCSI the student will calibrate these models using RNAseq 
data from the GLIOTRAIN biobank. Finally stochastic analogues of these 
models will be simulated using a stochastic simulation algorithm and 
inserted into a second model scale which keeps track of cell growth, 
division and partitioning. The model will be simulated under SOC 
treatment regimens and the resultant emergence of a subpopulation of 
resistant cells will be analysed to delineate resistance mechanisms and 
propose novel treatment strategies.

Specific Requirements:
-MSc in Applied Mathematics/Mathematical Biology/Systems Biology/
 Computational Biology/Biophysics/Computer Science with preference given 
 to those candidates with experience in gene regulatory network or cancer 
-Experience with fitting models to data e.g. using Bayesian parameter 
 estimation techniques (MCMC, ABC etc.)
-Experience with agent based models or stochastic simulation algorithms 
 would be beneficial
-Scientific computing skills in C / Python / Julia
-3 Year Duration

Further details can be found:


From: Valle,Denis R <>
Date: Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 9:46 AM
Subject: PhD Position: Bayesian Statistics, U of Florida

A PhD position on Bayesian statistics applied to environmental science or 
public health problems here at Univ. of Florida.


From: Carl-Magnus Svensson <>
Date: Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 2:35 PM
Subject: PhD Position: Image Analysis & Lightsheet Microscopy, HKI, Germany

The Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology 
- Hans Knöll Institute (HKI) in Jena, Germany are looking for candidates 
to fill the position of Doctoral Researcher in the area of image analysis 
of microscopy data. We are looking for a motivated candidate, who would 
develop new image analysis algorithms for laser-scanning fluorescence and 
lightsheet microscopy data, as well as extend and optimize already 
established image analysis pipelines. This will involve automatic 
detection and quantification of various regions of interest (ROI), such 
as cells and tissue areas, in 2D and 3D microscopy data of infected tissues 
and organs. For instance, one of the tasks will be to develop novel 
segmentation algorithms that identify individual ROI without applying 
fluorescence labelling.

The project will be carried out at the Leibniz Institute for Natural 
Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute (HKI) in 
Jena, Germany.The three-year Doctoral Researcher position is available 
starting from January 2018 and will be funded by the International 
Leibniz Research School (ILRS).

The deadline for application is the 22nd October 2017. For full details 
and application please see

For further information about the project you are welcome to contact
Prof. Dr. Marc Thilo Figge, PI:
or Dr. Christine Vogler, ILRS Coordinator:


From: Allison Shaw <>
Date: Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 11:21 AM
Subject: PhD Position: Theoretical Ecology, U of Minnesota

The lab of Allison Shaw ( in the Department of 
Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at the University of Minnesota is 
recruiting a PhD student to start in Fall 2018. Research in our lab uses 
mathematical models to understand the ultimate factors that drive long-
distance movement (migration, dispersal) as well as the consequences of 
movement for population viability, spread, and interspecific interactions.

The specific research topic is flexible but could include developing 
theory to understand how migration or dispersal can interact with climate 
change, parasites, and infectious diseases. See the lab webpage 
( for details on current research projects.

Interested applicants should send (1) a cover letter describing their 
research interests, mathematical background, and training, and (2) a CV 
(with GPA and GRE scores) to Dr. Allison Shaw ( Questions 
and possible projects can also be discussed over email as well. Students 
with prior research experience, and with exposure to mathematical modeling 
(through coursework or research) are particularly encouraged.

Formal applications should be submitted to the Ecology, Evolution and 
Behavior (EEB) Graduate Program :
by December 1, 2017. Interested applicants should also consider applying 
for a Graduate Research Fellowship from the NSF.


From: Terry, John <>
Date: Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 5:56 AM
Subject: Research Fellow: Quantitative Biology and Medicine, U of Exeter

Quantitative Biology and Medicine @ Exeter is one of the fastest growing 
groups in the UK! We're currently entering a new recruitment round and 
are seeking at least 3 early career researchers to join us with expertise 
in one or more of the following areas:

- Mathematical or statistical modelling (including dynamical systems, 
 Bayesian computation and Mendelian randomisation); 
- Spatio-temporal network dynamics (from the molecular level, through 
 proteins, to systems level modelling); 
- High-throughput image analysis; 
- (electro)microscopy; 
- Machine learning and advanced data analytics; 
- Single-cell 'omics.

who are passionate about applications in biomedical and clinical research!

A three year position and substantial budget for travel and consumables is 
just the beginning! Find out more about our offer and how to apply here: 
- closing date October 18th


From: Andrew Yates <>
Date: Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 11:06 AM
Subject: Postdoc Positions: Theoretical Immunology, Columbia U

Two postdoc positions in theoretical immunology are available immediately
in the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology at Columbia University in 

The positions are in the following areas:

1. Developing and testing mathematical, statistical and computational 
models of lymphocyte population dynamics and fate determination. This 
work is performed largely in collaboration with Dr Ben Seddon, an 
experimental immunologist at University College London.

2. Investigating the response of HIV- infected children to initiation and 
withdrawal of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART). Our group, together with that 
of Rob de Boer (Utrecht), forms the quantitative immunology arm of the 
EPIICAL consortium of virologists, statisticians and clinicians with 
expertise in pediatric HIV infection. Drawing on data from multiple 
clinical trials involving ART initiation and withdrawal in HIV-infected 
children, we will develop statistical and mechanistic models to predict 
how an individual will respond to interruption of ART given his/her 
baseline immunologic and virological status. 
Both positions require strong quantitative skills, and an ability to 
program efficiently in R, Python, C++, Matlab, or Mathematica is very 
desirable. A familiarity with basic immunology is desirable but not 
essential as training will be provided. A commitment to interdisciplinary 
science and an enthusiasm and aptitude for communicating with experts 
outside your field is essential.

Informal enquiries to are very welcome.

Links to the application pages are here:


From: Isaac Klapper <>
Date: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 9:59 AM
Subject: Postdoc Position: Computational and Applied Math, Temple U

We encourage applications for a postdoc position in "Computational and 
Applied Mathematics." This includes, Numerical Linear Algebra, Numerical 
PDEs, Computational Science, Mathematical Biology, Scientific Computing, 
and Computational Modeling. The best applications are those where there 
is a clear match with a mentor faculty member from the Department 
( Feel free to contact the appropriate faculty 
member if you have questions, or simply to explore common interests.

The official ad from mathjobs #10742 reads as follows:

Please direct all inquiries to

Screening of applications will begin on December 1st, 2017, and will 
continue until the position is filled.


From: Miles Davenport <>
Date: Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 1:19 AM
Subject: Postdoc Position: Modelling Infection & Immunity, UNSW Sydney

Research Associate/ Post-Doctoral Fellow/ Senior Research Fellow - 
modelling infection and immunity.

The infection Analytics team at UNSW Sydney is seeking a post-doc / 
research fellow in mathematical biology, to model infection dynamics in 

Position #59644
Applications close: 20 October 2017

More information on the group's work can be found at:


From: Alex Trindade <>
Date: Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 2:41 PM
Subject: Postdoc Position: Modeling/Statistics/Programming, TTU

The The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has up to two openings 
at the level of postdoctoral associate for Fall 2018.


From: Mary Stuart <>
Date: Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 10:51 AM
Subject: Faculty Position: Applied Mathematics, U California, Riverside

Faculty Position in Applied Mathematics at UC Riverside:


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