SMB Digest Volume 19 Issue 15

SMB DIGEST ISSN 1086-6566 
April 17, 2019
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Issue’s Topics:

SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications, Chengdu, Jun 19-21
PhD Position: Modelling of phagocytosis, Exeter
PhD Position: Quantitative T Cell Immunology, Imperial College London
PhD Position: Mathematical Biology, Bath
Research Associate Positions, SISSA mathLab, Trieste
Michigan Data Science Fellows Program
Modeling Positions at Pfizer, Cambridge, Massachusetts
SMBnet Reminders


From: Maxwell H. Hayes <>
Date: Apr 12, 2019, 3:05 PM
Subject: SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications, Chengdu, Jun 19-21

The SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory (SIAG/CST) is
pleased to announce that registration and the conference program for
the SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (CT19) are now

Conference: SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (CT19)
Sponsored by the SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory

Location: Chengdu Cynn Hotel, Chengdu, China

Dates: June 19-21, 2019

Registration and the conference program are now posted at



From: Richards, David <>
Date: Apr 11, 2019, 11:59 AM
Subject: PhD Position: Modelling of phagocytosis, Exeter

Fully-funded PhD position on mathematical/computational modelling of
phagocytosis, based in the Living Systems Institute at Exeter

Ideally suited for someone with a strong quantitative background who
wants to work in biology/biomedicine.

Application deadline is 30th April 2019.


For more information, please contact David Richards


From: Asquith, Becca <>
Date: Apr 11, 2019, 2:41 PM
Subject: PhD Position: Quantitative T Cell Immunology, 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, UK. The post holder will work on an interdisciplinary
project, combining experimental and theoretical techniques to study the
dynamics, lineage and generation of T cell memory in humans. Please
see here for further details:


From: Kit Yates <>
Date: Apr 15, 2019, 6:48 PM
Subject: PhD Position: Mathematical Biology, Bath

The groups of Dr Kit Yates and Professor Robert Kelsh at the
University of Bath are advertising a PhD studentship in mathematical

In silico modelling of the evolutionary capabilities and constraints
of pigment pattern formation in the diverse teleost genus, Danio

For more details see:


From: Gianluigi Rozza <>
Date: Apr 16, 2019, 12:36 AM
Subject: Research Associate Positions, SISSA mathLab, Trieste

New open position as research associate at SISSA, International
School for Advanced Studies, Mathematics Area, mathLab, Trieste, Italy
( are available:

Deadline April 29, 2019 by 1PM (Rome time):

The position is in the framework of European Research Council H2020
Project AROMA-CFD: Advanced Reduced Order Methods with Applications in
Computational Fluid Dynamics, GA 681447, PI Prof. Gianluigi Rozza.

Phd required, Topics: computational fluid dynamics, fluid-structure
interactions, multi-physics, optimisation, control, reduced order
methods, data assimilation, uncertainty quantification focused on
cardiovascular flows.
Competences: mathematical modelling for the cardiovascular system,
numerical analysis, scientific computing and programming, CFD,
geometrical reconstruction and parametrization.

First availability to start: June 15, 2019


From: Santiago Schnell <>
Date: Apr 12, 2019, 7:39 PM
Subject: Michigan Data Science Fellows Program

The Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) is seeking
applications for its Michigan Data Science Fellows (DS Fellows)
Program. This two-year program provides outstanding early-career
researchers with intensive data science experience as they ready
themselves for independent research and faculty positions.

Applicants must be outstanding, intellectually curious researchers
who will be ready to pursue independent research positions after two
years in the program. They should have a doctorate in a related area
before the expected start date of their fellowship. They should not
yet have a faculty position/offer. Collaboration experience and strong
communication skills will be viewed favorably. Each Fellow must
identify on the application form two MIDAS affiliate faculty as

Applications received by April 30, 2019 will be given fullest
consideration. Applications received after this date will be
considered until all positions are filled. For more information,
please visit:


From: Allen, Richard <>
Date: Wed, Apr 10, 4:28 PM
Subject: Modeling Positions at Pfizer, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Pfizer currently has several open positions suitable for those with
interest and skills in mathematical modeling of biological systems.
Many SMB members (including current Ph.D. students submitting soon and
Post-docs) would make compelling candidates. In this group we focus on
building models to describe and predict pathophysiology and its
response to existing or putative treatments.

Senior Scientist Position (0-5 years experience post-PhD):—Massachusetts—Cambridge/Senior-Quantitative-Systems-Pharmacologist_4720440-1

Principal Scientist Position (5+ years post PhD)—Massachusetts—Cambridge/Senior-Principal-Quantitative-Systems-Pharmacologist_4720439-1

If you are interested, or perhaps are curious about what a career in
industry is like, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly


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