SMB Digest Volume 18 Issue 27

July 5, 2018
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Issue’s Topics:
Summer School: Computational Biology…, 5-14 Sep, U Coimbra
ToC: J Mathematical Neuroscience
PhD Position: T Cell Immunology, Imperial College London
3-Year Assistant Professor Position: Mathematics, Michigan St U
Post-docs & Executive Dir. Po.: NSF-Simons Center…, Harvard U
Selected NIH Intramural Research & Other Job Openings-July 2018
SMBnet Reminders


From: Armindo Salvador <>
Date: Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 11:44 AM
Subject: Summer School: Computational Biology…, 5-14 Sep, U Coimbra

The Computational Biology network at the University of Coimbra
( is pleased to announce the
2018 Summer School in Computational Biology – from molecules to tissues,
to be held in Coimbra (Portugal) on 5th to 14th September 2018. This will
be an introductory course targeted to students from the M. Sc. to
post-doctoral levels with either biological or exact sciences
backgrounds who wish to acquire skills in Computational Biology. It will
include introductory lectures, courses on specialized Computational
Biology topics, seminars on recent developments, and mini-research
projects. There will be two parallel tracks of introductory lectures:
A. Mathematics and physics for students with a life sciences background;
B. Biology for students with an exact sciences background. Students who
wish to do so will be welcome to present their work in a poster session.

In order to apply, please send a CV to no
later than July 10, indicating also which introductory track you intend
to follow.

The registration fee for the selected candidates is 60€, to be paid
after acceptance (announced by July 13) and no later than July 31.
Accommodation at discounted rates will be available.
For further information please see

Please help us advertise this initiative by affixing this poster
at a visible place at your institution.


From: Stephen Coombes <>
Date: Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 2:48 AM
Subject: ToC: J Mathematical Neuroscience

The Journal of Mathematical Neuroscience publishes research articles on
the mathematical modeling and analysis of all areas of neuroscience.

The new Impact Factor of the journal is 2.414

The current list of journal articles is available at

All articles are Open Access.


From: Asquith, Becca <>
Date: Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 12:17 PM
Subject: PhD Position: T Cell Immunology, Imperial College London

Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher in Quantitative T Cell Immunology:
Investigating the dynamics and lineage of T stem cell memory T cells in

Imperial College London

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Early Stage Researcher in
Quantitative T Cell Immunology in the Department of Medicine, Imperial
College London. The post holder will work on an interdisciplinary
project, combining experimental and theoretical techniques to study the
dynamics, lineage and generation of stem cell memory T cells in humans.
Please see here for further details:


From: Wei, Guowei <>
Date: Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 11:30 AM
Subject: 3-Year Assistant Professor Position: Mathematics, Michigan St U

The Department of Mathematics at Michigan State University (MSU) invites
applications for a three-year, fixed term assistant professor position.
This position begins August 16, 2018, and will be renewed yearly subject
to performance and funding availability. The successful candidate will
teach two courses per academic year and conduct research in mathematical
molecular biophysics and biology in conjunction with Prof. Guowei Wei’s
research group. A Ph.D. in mathematics, quantitative biology, or a
related field is required. Demonstrated excellence in mathematics
instruction, strong expertise in machine learning/deep learning and
computer-aided drug design, and a commitment to work with pharmaceutical
companies is expected. The position offers exciting opportunities for
individuals interested in teaching, research, external funding
application, and graduate/undergraduate student interaction within the
environment of a Big10 university.

Application should submit the following materials through the Mathjobs
in support of their application:
1. Cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in and fit with the
advertised position
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Statement on teaching philosophy
4. Three reference letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at
MathJobs). At least one of them should address the applicant’s teaching

The review of applications will begin on July 15, 2018 and the search
will remain active until the position is filled. Questions regarding
this position may be directed to the search committee chair,
Prof. Guowei Wei, at The Department of Mathematics
cultivates a vibrant, multi-disciplinary community that is diverse along
many dimensions, including race and ethnicity; gender, sexual
orientation, and gender identity and expression; ability status; and
creed or ideology. MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity
employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse
workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach
their full potential. The University actively encourages applications
and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons
with disabilities, and supports spouse/partner hires.


From: Murray, Andrew <>
Date: Mon, Jun 25, 2018 at 4:22 PM
Subject: Post-docs & Executive Dir. Po.: NSF-Simons Center…, Harvard U

NSF-Simons Center for Mathematical and Statistical Analysis of Biology.
The goals of the Center can be found here:

Now hiring: Executive Director (,
and Independent Postdoctoral Fellows

Visitors program: As part of the NSF-Simons Center, we will host a
visitor’s program, which is designed to promote collaborations and build
capacity at the interface between math and biology. We have funds to
accommodate visitors for a week to a semester.

All inquiries should be directed to


From: Owens, Roland (NIH/OD) [E] <>
Date: Mon, Jul 2, 2018 at 4:05 PM
Resent-from: Mejia, Raymond (NIH/NHLBI) [E] <>
Subject: Selected NIH Intramural Research & Other Job Openings-July 2018

Tenure-Track “Earl Stadtman Investigators”
(deadline: September 30)

The National Institutes of Health, the U.S. government’s premier
biomedical and behavioral research enterprise and a component of the
Department of Health and Human Services, is pleased to announce its
tenth annual call for researchers who want to be “NIH Earl Stadtman
Investigators”. These are tenure-track positions (assistant professor
equivalent) within the NIH Intramural Research Program (IRP). As a
member of the IRP, you join a team whose hallmarks are stable funding,
intellectual freedom, shared resources, and access to a wide range of
scientific expertise. A wide array of scientists already has been hired
through the “Stadtman” recruitment mechanism over the last nine years.

A variety of basic and translational/clinical positions are available,
with areas of active recruitment including (but not limited to):
Behavioral Sciences, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics,
Biostatistics, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Cell Metabolism, Chemical
Biology, Chromosome Biology, Computational Biology/Bioinformatics
(including natural language processing and text mining), Developmental
Biology, Epidemiology, Genetics, Genomics, Health Disparities,
Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Molecular Pharmacology,
Neurodevelopment, Neurosciences, Physiology, RNA Biology, Social
Sciences, Structural Biology, Systems Biology, Toxicology, Translational
and Clinical Research, and Virology.

Who we are: Among our approximately 1,100 principal investigators and
4,000 trainees in the NIH intramural research program are world-renowned
experts in basic, translational, population-based, and clinical
research. Similar to academia, we offer our scientists the opportunity
to mentor outstanding trainees at all levels (e.g., graduate students
and postdoctoral fellows) in a research setting.

Whom we seek: We seek a diverse cadre of creative thinkers eager to take
on innovative, high-impact research.

Qualifications/eligibility: Applicants must have an M.D., Ph.D.,
D.D.S./D.M.D., D.V.M., D.O., R.N./Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree
and have an outstanding record of research accomplishments as evidenced
by high quality publications in peer-reviewed journals. Appointees may
be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with, or
eligible to obtain, a valid employment-authorization visa.

How to apply: Applicants must submit four items (the first three items
must be in a PDF format): (1) a CV, which should include a list of
publications, and a description of your leadership, mentoring and
outreach activities, especially those involving women and persons from
racial/ethnic or other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical
research; (2) a three-page proposal titled Research Goals, i.e., the
research you hope to perform at the NIH; (3) a one-page statement titled
Long-term Research Vision and Impact, i.e., what you hope to achieve for
yourself, your field, and society; and (4) contact information for three
professional references. Submit these through our online application
system at between August 1 and
September 30, 2018 (11:59 p.m. EDT). You will be asked to designate two
scientific areas of expertise to aid in assigning your application to
the appropriate review committee. Requests for letters of recommendation
will be sent to your references when you submit your application.
Reference letters will be accepted via upload to the website until
October 7, 2018 (11:59 p.m. EDT). Reference letters must also be
submitted in a PDF format. We cannot accept paper applications.

What to expect: Search committees, composed of experts in various
fields, will review and evaluate applicants based on criteria which
include publication record, mentoring experience, commitment to
diversity, scientific vision, potential scientific impact of current and
proposed research, awards, and references. Select applicants will be
invited to the NIH for interviews and will be considered candidates.
These candidates will also present seminars open to the public. Some
applicants not selected as Earl Stadtman Investigator candidates may be
considered for other open NIH research positions. Please find answers to
frequently asked questions at

More information about our program is at The
inspiring story of Earl and Thressa Stadtman’s research at the NIH is at Specific questions regarding
this recruitment effort may be directed to Dr. Roland Owens, Assistant
Director, NIH Office of Intramural Research, at
DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

The NIH Intramural Research Program

Link to Fellowships and Positions of Interest to fellows


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