Fall 1999-Winter 2000 Student Position in
Pharmaceuticals Mathematical Biology / Bioinformatics

This 3- to 6-month student position is at SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals R & D in suburban Philadelphia. This site is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical research and development centers. The Mathematical Biology group within Bioinformatics applies mathematics and computation to challenging problems in pharmaceutical research. Computer simulation and mathematical models for a variety of different biological phenomena and disease processes are developed by the Mathematical Biology Group. The student will focus on programming and algorithm development for visualization and animation of the voluminous results from these complex models.

We are seeking applicants with exceptional strengths in computer science and interests in visualization and scientific computing. It is preferred that the student has experience in Unix, C/C++ programming, and software engineering. Some background in graph theory or numerical analysis, Matlab programming, animation, or visualization would be a plus. The educational level of the student would be from advanced undergraduate to Ph.D. candidate. Start and duration of the position is negotiable within a 3-month to 6-month maximum term.

The necessary biological and mathematical background will be provided to the student who will be working closely with multidisciplinary computation-oriented scientists.

Contact or email resume to:
Dr. Valeriu Damian-Iordache or Dr. Larry Greller
Mathematical Biology, Bioinformatics, SmithKline Beecham
Pharmaceuticals R & D
PO Box 1539 UW2230
King of Prussia, PA 19406-0939
Tel: 800-877-7074, x5488 or 800-877-7074, x5459
FAX: 610-270-5580