SMB Digest Volume 18 Issue 22

May 30, 2018
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Issue’s Topics:
date: Tue, May 29, 2018 at 5:07 AM
subject: BIOMS Symposium October 1-2, DKFZ Communication Center, Heidelberg
Dear colleagues and students,
we would like to announce the BIOMS symposium 2018 taking place in Heidelberg
on October 1-2, 2018 at the DKFZ Communication Center.
BIOMS (the Center for Modeling and Simulation in the Biosciences) in Heidelberg
has been an initiative starting in 2004. The initiative aimed at establishing
modeling approaches in the life sciences as a central discipline in Heidelberg.
In the end of 2018 this initiative will finally come to an end. BIOMS
especially financed junior groups and PostDocs over the years, many of which
are now full professors at different institutions in Germany.
The symposium will address various aspects of modeling and simulation in the
biosciences with a specific focus on biomechanics, multi-scale processes,
information processing and method development.
Further information, a list of confirmed keynote speakers and a preliminary
program can be found at:
There are still a number of possibilities for oral and poster contributions.
Abstract submission deadline: 15.06.2018
Notification of abstract acceptance: 30.06.2018
Registration deadline: 15.07.2018
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Heidelberg for an exiting and
stimulating meeting in October to celebrate the 15 successful years of BIOMS.
Frederik Graw, Ursula Kummer and Jürgen Pahle
(on behalf of the organizing committee)
date: Sat, May 26, 2018 at 1:25 AM
subject: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, Vol. 80, Issue 6 – New Issue Alert
from: Tsaneva-Atanasova, Krasimira <>
date: Fri, May 25, 2018 at 7:56 AM
subject: PhD Studentship in Multilevel modelling of neuronal function, U Reading
PhD Studentship in Quantitative Pharmacology and Neuroscience: Multilevel
modelling of neuronal function: combining metabotropic pathways and membrane
excitability in-silico for the quick screening of drugs
University of Reading – School of Pharmacy
from: Sebastian Binder <>
date: Fri, May 25, 2018 at 12:08 PM
subject: PhD Position at Michael Meyer-Hermann’s lab
The department “Systems Immunology” (SIMM) of Prof. Dr. Michael Meyer-Hermann
at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig, Germany
is offering a PhD position. Job announcement No. 33/2018.
Please see:
from: Raluca Eftimie (Staff) <>
date: Mon, May 28, 2018 at 5:10 AM
subject: PhD Position in Mathematical Biology , University of Dundee, UK
The Division of Mathematics, University of Dundee, is inviting applications for
a fully-funded PhD position focused on modelling and numerical/analytical
investigation of multi-scale and heterogeneous aspects in breast cancer
Project title: Multiscale Modelling of Adhesion, Tumour Heterogeneity and
Immune Response in Breast Cancer Invasion
Supervisors: Dr. D. Trucu, Dr. R. Eftimie
Application deadline: Friday 8th June (however, if no suitable candidate will
be found before the deadline, applications will be accepted also after this
Start date: It is anticipated that the successful candidate will start on or
around 01 October 2018.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV to
Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Dumitru Trucu ( or Dr
Raluca Eftimie (
For further information about the project please see
The University of Dundee is a registered Scottish Charity, No: SC015096
from: Maria Del Carmen Montero-Calasanz <>
date: Tue, May 29, 2018 at 6:59 AM
subject: PhD Studentship, Computer Science, Visualize Temporal Multi-Omic Data
Up to 4-years EPSRC studentship in Computer Science
Interactive Visualization of Temporal Multi-Omic Data
Start date and duration :
September 2018 (Up to four-years PhD).
Full Project specifications in the following link
Deadline: midnight on Friday 15 June 2018 (BST).
from: Whang, Kenneth C. <>
date: Fri, May 25, 2018 at 10:41 AM
subject: Program Officer Positions at NIH and NSF
Please see information for two Federal job openings below:
1. Comp. Neuro & Ephys (NIH: point of contact
2. Cognitive Neuroscience (NSF: point of contact
Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer) Opportunities at NIMH
Computational Neuroscience and Electrophysiology Program
National Institute of Mental Health
Department of Health and Human Services
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Division of Neuroscience and
Basic Behavioral Research announces openings for Health Scientist
Administrators (Program Officer) to guide and manage a grants program
supporting basic research in computational neuroscience and electrophysiology.
The Program Officer will lead an extramurally-funded an innovative program
employing computational and mathematical approaches to modeling dynamical
neuronal processes underlying brain signaling from molecules and cells, to
complex behaviors e.g., affect, cognition, executive function, and social
behavior. Topic areas within this program include empirical and computational
(theory- and data-driven models) studies that combine mathematical and
computational tools with neurophysiological, neuroanatomical, or neurochemical
techniques to identify the biological mechanisms underlying single cell and
circuit dynamics. The program supports studies to develop novel analytical and
statistical approaches to high dimensional data sets to identify patterns and
relationships among mental health relevant variables. Hypothesis-driven studies
seeking to integrate diverse levels of analysis, casual manipulations, and
theoretical modeling of neural dynamics are of special interests as are studies
developing novel computational algorithms and methods for acquisition, analysis
and interpretation neural data in model systems.
This position provides an opportunity to impact priorities, develop new
research initiatives and to contribute to the advancement of a national program
of computational neuroscience research spanning molecular and cellular
electrophysiological analyses.
Individuals are encouraged to apply who have research experience using a broad
range of computational methods and electrophysiology. General responsibilities
will include administering and managing an extramural portfolio of research
grants, interacting with researchers and program officers for related programs
at NIMH, NIH, and other funding agencies, and developing new research
This position requires working both independently and collaboratively. Strong
organizational, oral, written and communication skills are also required.
Salary will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate. A full
package of federal Civil Service benefits is available, including: retirement,
health and life insurance, long term care insurance, leave, and a Thrift
Savings Plan (401K equivalent). The successful candidate is subject to a
background investigation and public financial disclosure requirements.
For medical and scientific specialties, qualification requirements, evaluation
criteria, and application instructions, please view the vacancy announcement at Interested candidates should send a
letter of interest, including a curriculum vitae to
The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women,
minorities, and individuals with disabilities. HHS and NIH are Equal
Opportunity Employers.
2.  The NSF has posted a job opening for the position of Program Director for
the Cognitive Neuroscience Program.  It is a temporary (1-2 year) position to
be filled as VSEE, IPA or Fed Temp appointment.
Deadline for applications: June 23rd, 2018.
Feel free to contact me for more information.
from: “Murcia, Ellie (NIH/OD) [E]” <murciae@OD.NIH.GOV>
date: Thu, 24 May 2018 13:29:45 +0000
resent-from: Mejia, Raymond (NIH/NHLBI) [E] <>
subject: 2019 NIH Director’s New Innovator and Transformative Research Awards
New funding opportunities for 2019 NIH Director’s New Innovator and
Transformative Research awards
The NIH Common Fund announces FY2019 funding opportunities for the NIH
Director’s New Innovator Award and Transformative Research Award in the
High-Risk, High-Reward Research program
<>. The program provides unique
opportunities for exceptionally creative scientists to pursue highly innovative
approaches to address major challenges in biomedical or behavioral research.
Any research topic relevant to the broad mission of NIH is welcome. NIH
especially encourages women and members of groups that are underrepresented in
NIH-funded research to apply.
2019 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award (DP2 – Clinical Trial Optional):
Supports exceptionally creative early career scientists proposing innovative
and high-impact projects. Note: The NIH definition of an Early Stage
includes clinical training.
The High-Risk High-Reward Research Program and other Common Fund programs are
managed by the Office of Strategic Coordination, Division of Program
Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives in the NIH Office of the
Director, in partnership with the component NIH Institutes, Centers, and
Offices. The NIH Common Fund < > encourages
collaboration and supports a series of exceptionally high impact, trans-NIH
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) –“The Nation’s Medical Research Agency”
– includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U. S. Department
of Health and Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for conducting
and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research, and it
investigates the causes, treatments and cures for both common and rare
diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit the NIH
website <>.
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