SMB Digest Volume 19 Issue 4

February 1, 2019
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Issue’s Topics:
School: Synthetic & Systems Biology, Jul 22-26, Tuscany, Italy
BMB: Vol 81, Iss 2, Special Iss: Algebraic Methods in Phylogen.
PhD Positions: Mathematical Immunology, U Leeds
Post-doc: Stochastic Modelling of Intracellular…, U Edinburgh
Post-doc: Mathematics, Virginia Tech
Tenure-Track: Epidemiology & Biostatistics, U Georgia
Senior Lecturer: Mathematics, Umeå U, Sweden
Associate Professor: Mathematical Imaging, U Nottingham
SMBnet Reminders


from: Giuseppe Nicosia <>
date: Jan 27, 2019, 9:42 AM
subject: School: Synthetic & Systems Biology, Jul 22-26, Tuscany, Italy

6th International Synthetic & Systems Biology Summer School – SSBSS 2019
July 22-26, 2019 – Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

The Synthetic and Systems Biology Summer School (SSBSS) is a
full-immersion five-day residential summer school at the Scuola Normale
Superiore di Pisa, on cutting-edge advances in systems and synthetic
biology with lectures delivered by world-renowned experts. The school
provides a stimulating environment for students (from Master students to
PhD students), Post-Docs, early career researches, academics and
industry leaders. Participants will also have the chance to present
their results (with Oral Talks and Posters), and to interact with their
peers, in a friendly and constructive environment.

Application: March 31, 2019
Oral Presentation/Poster Submission: March 31, 2019
Notification of Decision for Oral/Poster Presentation: April 28, 2019

SSBSS – Synthetic & Systems Biology Summer School Group:

Computational Synthetic Biology Group:


from: Springer <>
date: Jan 26, 2019, 5:07 PM
reply-to: Springer <>
subject: BMB: Vol 81, Iss 2, Special Iss: Algebraic Methods in Phylogen.

Special Issue: Algebraic Methods in Phylogenetics

We are pleased to deliver the table of contents alert for the Bulletin
of Mathematical Biology. Volume 81 Number 2 is now available at


from: Carmen Molina-Paris <>
date: Jan 24, 2019, 6:22 AM
subject: PhD Positions: Mathematical Immunology, U Leeds

Here are four posts to carry out PhD studies in our research group in
Mathematical Immunology at Leeds.


from: GRIMA Ramon <>
date: Jan 31, 2019, 2:11 AM
subject: Post-doc: Stochastic Modelling of Intracellular…, U Edinburgh

Postdoctoral Research Associate in “Stochastic Modelling of
Intracellular Reaction Systems in Crowded Conditions” at the University
of Edinburgh, UK. An exciting interdisciplinary research opportunity has
arisen as a collaboration between the groups of Prof Guido Sanguinetti
(Informatics) and Dr Ramon Grima (Biological Sciences). Applications are
invited for a three-years postdoctoral research associate position on
the Leverhulme Trust funded project “Stochastic reactions in crowded
cells: theories, inference and applications”. The project aims at
producing novel breakthroughs in our understanding of biochemical
reactions within the crowded cellular environment; it will do so by
developing novel statistical and mathematical tools blending techniques
from machine learning and stochastic processes. For any enquiries please
email or Apply via
The vacancy reference number is 046700 and the closing date is 26


from: Stanca Ciupe <>
date: Jan 31, 2019, 10:37 AM
subject: Post-doc: Mathematics, Virginia Tech

Patricia Ann Caldwell Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Mathematics at
Virginia Tech

The Department of Mathematics at Virginia Tech invites applications for
a two-year appointment as the Patricia Ann Caldwell Post-Doctoral
Fellow, to begin August 10, 2019. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in
mathematics or a related field at the time of appointment. Preference
will be given to applicants who can identify a Virginia Tech faculty
member who will serve as a research mentor and to applicants whose
Ph.D.’s were awarded no earlier than January 1, 2014. (For a list of
faculty research areas, go to Applicants in all areas of
mathematics will be considered. The teaching assignment is likely to be
one course per semester and will not be more than that.

An online application is required. To find additional information about
the position and complete the online application an, go to


from: Andreas Handel <>
date: Jan 27, 2019, 11:58 AM
subject: Tenure-Track: Epidemiology & Biostatistics, U Georgia

A tenure-track faculty position is available in the department of
Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the University of Georgia. We are
specifically looking for someone to help increase “data literacy” in our
undergrad curriculum. The posting is here:


from: Åke Brännström <>
date: Jan 28, 2019, 3:25 AM
subject: Senior Lecturer: Mathematics, Umeå U, Sweden

The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, Umeå
University, Sweden, invites applications for a faculty position as
Senior Lecturer in Mathematics. Last application date is 2019/02/27.

The department conduct research in Computational Mathematics, Discrete
Mathematics, Mathematical Modelling and Analysis (including mathematical
ecology and evolution of cooperation), as well as Mathematical
Statistics. Our teaching activities encompass all levels and include
Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics and Computational Science. We are
responsible for a successful engineering program in Industrial Economics
that year after years attracts many students. We also run, in
collaboration with neighboring departments, two cross-disciplinary
research environments, Icelab ( and UMIT.

For the first three years, the employment comes with research time
corresponding to 50 % of full time. After these three years, there is
the possibility to apply in competition for up to 75 % research time
from the faculty. At the department, there is also the possibility to
apply for co-funding of PhD-student positions.

The salary for a senior lecturer is typically 547200-636000 SEK per
year. The position comes with retirement benefits. In addition, Sweden
has an excellent welfare system that includes generous paid parental
leave (480 days / child), steeply subsidized day care, steeply
subsidized health care, etc.

The position is full time from autumn 2019 or upon to agreement. See

for more details and instructions on how to apply. Welcome with your


from: Stephen Coombes <>
date: Feb 1, 2019, 10:59 AM
subject: Associate Professor: Mathematical Imaging, U Nottingham

As part of the growth of activity in Precision Imaging at Nottingham
there is an opening at Associate Professor level in the area of
Mathematical Imaging. The post-holder will undertake original research
of international excellence in Mathematical Imaging or closely related
areas including Neuroimaging and Computational Neuroscience,
complementing and enhancing the current activity of the Mathematical
Medicine and Biology group
( and the University Beacon
in Precision Imaging

For information about how to apply please visit

Closing Date: Wednesday, 20th March 2019

Informal enquiries may be addressed to


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