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Posted 02/11/14

Faculty Positions
University of Bath, UK

Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath, UK

Faculty Positions in Applied Mathematics

The Department wishes to make several appointments in Applied Mathematics. Applications are welcome in any area of Applied Mathematics that complements and strengthens existing areas of expertise at Bath, and we would in particular welcome strong applications in Mathematical Biology.

Appointments may be made at Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader level, equivalent to Assistant or Associate Professor.

Informal enquiries may be made to Nick Britton at n.f.britton@bath.ac.uk

Further information is available from https://www.bath.ac.uk/jobs/Vacancy.aspx?ref=VH2197





Posted 02/11/14

Postdoc Position
University of Oxford

3 year Postdoctoral Research Assistant Position in Mathematical Modelling of Solid Tumour Growth http://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/node/24259





Posted 02/06/14

Postdoc Position, Scientific Computing
Uppsala University

PostDoctoral researcher in Scientific Computing at Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden.

The research at the Division of Scientific Computing in Uppsala has a broad scope, ranging from analysis and development of numerical methods, numerical linear algebra, software development and high-performance computing to collaborative projects in computational science and engineering, and industrial applications. More information can be found at http://www.it.uu.se/research/scicomp. To qualify for the position, the applicant must hold a PhD degree in a relevant field. The appointment is for two years.

For further information about the position and instructions on how to apply see http://www.uu.se/en/jobs/?positionId=31238. Deadline for the application is February 20, 2014.





Posted 02/06/14

Postdoc Position, Scientific Computing
University of Nottingham

Applications are invited for the above EPSRC-funded post, to work on the development, analysis and implementation of efficient numerical algorithms for approximating three-dimensional, spatially-resolved, mathematical models of both chemotherapy drug delivery and tumour response to combined therapeutic strategies (chemotherapy and radiation). Key to the success of the project will be the development of optimal, possibly adaptive, solvers to achieve the necessary spatial and temporal resolution, coupled with practical homogenisation techniques for representing the transport and distribution of the drug via the highly disordered vasculature which is inherent in tumours. The resulting algorithms will be tailored to the underlying mathematical models of synergistic cell response to combination therapy, which will be developed in collaboration with the other project sites (Cranfield University, Queen's University Belfast, the University of Stirling), and underpinned by bespoke experimental assays carried out at Imperial College London. The aim of the project as a whole is to develop a multiscale, mathematical and computational, framework for predicting the effect of combined radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment, the ultimate goal being to provide a tool which can be used to recommend optimal cancer treatment plans for individual patients. The position will be based in the Scientific Computation Group in the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Nottingham.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Matthew Hubbard email:

More details and the online application form can be found at:
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AHY348/research-associate-fellow/





Posted 02/06/14

Postdoc Position, Scientific Computing
CIMNE-BarcelonaTech

The International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) at BarcelonaTech-Universitat Politacnica de Catalunya (UPC) is seeking a postdoctoral candidate to work on scalable preconditioners for adaptive finite element multiphysics solvers.

The candidate will belong to the Large Scale Computing and Computational Physics department, which is focused on the development of computational methods for the numerical approximation of Partial Differential Equations (PDEs). The creation of this group is funded by the Starting Grant COMFUS (Dr. Santiago Badia) from the European Research Council (ERC) and the EU FP7 project NUMEXAS: Numerical Methods and Tools for Key Exascale Computing Challenges.

We are looking for excellent candidates holding a PhD in Applied Mathematics, Computational Mechanics/Physics or Computer Science. Background on parallel computing, domain decomposition techniques and/or finite elements will be highly appreciated. The candidate would collaborate in the development of scalable adaptive finite element solvers, with application to plasma physics and fusion engineering.

The position will remain opened till filled, but it is recommended to apply before the end of March 2014. The appointment is for 2 years but can be extended. The salary would be about 32,000-40,000 EUR, but the numbers are flexible and will depend on experience.

Send your application, providing CV, to: comfus@cimne.upc.edu Recommendation letters will likely be requested. Please contact Prof. Santiago Badia (sbadia@cimne.upc.edu) or visit http://badia.rmee.upc.edu for further information.





Posted 02/06/14

Postdoc Position, Numerical Solvers
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

The Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to perform research in the development of computational methods for implicit formulations of both time dependent and steady state nonlinear partial differential equations arising in DOE applications. The research emphasis will be on preconditioners for spectral element-based climate simulations. The candidate will design algorithms and develop software for these problems, implement them on massively parallel computers, and evaluate their performance. The candidate will be expected to pursue independent (but complementary) research interests and will interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally.

Required Skills include:

Interested candidates can apply at the following website:
https://careers.llnl.gov/

Place the posting number, 11917, in the search field at the top right of the page. That will take the candidate to the posting where they can apply.





Posted 02/06/14

Postdoc Position, Computational Fluid Dynamics
University of Colorado

A postdoctoral position in Computational Fluid Dynamics at the University of Colorado is currently available with an expected start date of Fall 2014. The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for the development of next-generation direct numerical simulation (DNS) tools for complex turbulent fluid flows using high order, structure-preserving, and geometrically flexible numerical methods.

Candidates applying for the position should have a PhD in mechanical/aerospace engineering, applied mathematics, computer science, physics, or atmospheric sciences and a strong background in turbulence modeling and simulation. In addition to excellent academic and publication backgrounds, the ideal candidate will have experience in C/C++ programming, parallel programming using MPI, and flow visualization, and preference will be given to candidates with a solid background in high order finite element and/or isogeometric methods. The post will initially be for one year with a possible extension subject to availability of funds.

Interested candidates are invited to submit an application packet to Dr. John Evans by e- mail (john.a.evans@colorado.edu). The application materials should include a one- to two-page cover letter explaining the candidate's motivation and research interests, a CV including the candidate's research background, a list of three references, and two representative publications. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.





Posted 02/06/14

Postdoc Position, Computational Biology
Ryerson University

A postdoctoral position is available in Computational Biology in the Department of Mathematics, Ryerson University (http://www.math.ryerson.ca), Toronto, Canada. This position provides an opportunity to engage in research in Applied Mathematics, with a limited amount of teaching. The salary is competitive, with funding provided for one year.

We are seeking qualified and motivated applicants in Applied Mathematics, to work on interdisciplinary projects aimed at developing stochastic modelling and simulation tools for studying biological systems. The ideal candidate would have a strong background in Applied Mathematics (Numerical Analysis and Probability) and/or Computer Science. Strong programming skills in Matlab are mandatory. Experience with dynamical systems is expected. In addition, knowledge of biological/chemical reaction modelling and stochastic simulation is considered an asset.

The fellowship is open to candidates of any nationality and selection will be based upon the candidate's research potential and teaching ability. Ideally the job will begin as early as May 1, 2014, however there is some flexibility in the starting date. The research will be led jointly by Dr. Silvana Ilie and Dr. Katrin Rohlf.

The screening process will start on February 17, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation. At least one of these letters should report on the candidate's teaching abilities. Application material and reference letters should be sent directly by e-mail to compbio@ryerson.ca

We appreciate all replies to this advertisement, but only applicants under consideration will be contacted. Ryerson University has an Employment Equity Program and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and women.





Posted 02/03/14

Postdoc position
Washington University

Postdoctoral Position - Advanced Image Analysis/Computational Neuroscience

FUNDED POSTDOCTORAL POSITION with emphasis on advanced image analysis techniques, single particle tracking and/or modeling is available for a highly motivated candidate at Washington University School of Medicine. Our lab is dedicated to studying the mechanisms of synaptic transmission at individual synapses and the role of synaptic plasticity in information processing. Several current projects have translational emphasis on dysfunction in information processing in neurological disorders such as autism and mental retardation. The lab utilizes cutting-edge imaging and electrophysiological tools in combination with image analysis and computational techniques to approach these questions. More information can be found on the lab website: http://www.klyachkolab.wustl.edu

Successful candidates will be in charge of the computational aspects of these projects and will be able to combine them with experimental approaches if desired. Qualified applicants are expected to hold a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in physics, engineering or life sciences, have extensive experience in image/data analysis techniques and computational/statistical methods. In depth knowledge of Matlab is essential.

Trainee will work in a highly interactive multidisciplinary research environment at Washington University, which has been consistently ranked among the top five Medical Schools in the country. Highly competitive salary and benefits are available and will commensurate with experience.

Interested applicants should provide their CV and names of two or three references via e-mail: klyachko@wustl.edu





Posted 02/03/14

Postdoc position
Case Western Reserve University

Post-doc: Quantitative Ecology

We seek a recent PhD with strong math and statistics skills to join a project recommended for funding by NSF that will develop new approaches to modeling the environmental drivers of population dynamics and their effects. The ideal candidate will have experience with quantitative biological modeling and data analysis and research interests in population and community ecology. The post-doc will be housed in Peter Adler's lab at Utah State University (http://www.cnr.usu.edu/htm/facstaff/adler-web), but will spend one month per year at Cornell with Steve Ellner (http://www.eeb.cornell.edu/Ellner/) and Giles Hooker (http://faculty.bscb.cornell.edu/~hooker/), and will also collaborate with Robin Snyder (http://www.case.edu/biology/snyder/snyder.html) of Case Western Reserve University. The project will focus on improving methods for model selection (which environmental covariates should we include in demographic models?) and for fitting nonlinear norms of reaction. The post-doc's efforts will center on empirical applications of the new methods to long-term data sets from semi-arid plant communities. Depending on the candidate's interests, applications include forecasting population responses to environmental change, testing theory about the population and community consequences of environmental variability, and explaining life histories in varying environments. Salary starts at $40,000 and the position is funded for over 2.5 yrs. To apply, please email the following attachments to Peter Adler (peter.adler@usu.edu): a CV, statement of research interests, contact information for three references, and, optionally, two papers and/or unpublished manuscripts. We will begin reviewing applications Feb. 24. We nticipate scheduling interviews in late March, with a start date for the position in mid-2014. To apply, upload a CV, a statement of research interests (2 pages), contact information for three references, and, optionally, two papers and/or unpublished manuscripts. For a complete position description and application instructions please see: http://jobs.usu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59771. Contact Peter Adler (peter.adler@usu.edu) with questions.





Posted 02/03/14

Postdoc Positions
University of Ottawa

Postdoctoral Positions Studying Gene Regulation in Stem Cells and Cancer

The Perkins Lab at the University of Ottawa / Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is seeking skilled and enthusiastic candidates to fill multiple grant-funded graduate Postdoctoral positions. All positions involve a combination of mathematical/probabilistic modeling and applied analysis of data from collaborating labs. Specific collaborative topics include: (1) Estimation and refinement of gene regulatory networks governing blood cell differentiation, based on quantitative proteomics and other high-throughput data; (2) Identification of 3D chromatin structure and its role in gene regulation during muscle stem cell differentiation; (3) Developing methods for network inference based on combinatorial gene deletions, with application to the cancer-related RNR3 gene; (4) Identification and network analysis of small-interfering RNAs that can help target oncolytic viruses to pancreatic cancers. Positions are available now, and will be filled as suitable candidates are identified.

QUALIFICATIONS - Candidates must have background in Math/Systems/Computational Biology. Skills or experience in Machine Learning, Statistics, or Bioinformatics are a plus. Typically, lab members have previous degrees in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Math or Physics. However, candidates from any background will be considered, as long as they have relevant experience and abilities. Candidates must be able to program (e.g. in Matlab, R, Perl; we are not wedded to any one language). Finally, candidates must be able to manage and analyze large datasets in a collaborative setting.

Depending on background and interests, candidates may enrol through a variety of University of Ottawa departments and programs: the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; the Biomedical Engineering Program; the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology; the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine; and possibly others.

ABOUT THE LAB - The Perkins Lab specializes in Machine Learning and Bioinformatics, particularly for estimating gene regulatory networks and analyzing high-throughput datasets. We also have a growing interest in image analysis, though not for any of the positions open right now. The lab is located at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, which is ranked 1st for research intensity of all Canadian hospital-based research institutes. The lab is within the world-class Sprott Center for Stem Cell Research, downstairs form the headquarters of the Canadian Stem Cell Network, and right next door to StemCore, the only high-throughput sequencing facility in Ottawa. Lab members conduct "pure" research on topics such as stochastic processes, machine learning, bioinformatics, and image analysis. We also regularly collaborate on cutting-edge questions in stem cell and cancer biology, by helping to design experiments and by analyzing and modeling state-of-the-art high-throughput datasets.

CONTACT - To apply, send a c.v. or resume, relevant transcripts, and cover letter to Dr. Perkins at: tperkins@ohri.ca

If you have questions or want more information, email Dr. Perkins at: tperkins@ohri.ca

To learn more about the lab, see: http://www.perkinslab.ca





Posted 01/28/14

Postdoc Position
Uppsala University, Sweden

PostDoctoral researcher in Scientific Computing/Computational Systems Biology at Uppsala University in Sweden.

The research at the Division of Scientific Computing has a broad scope, ranging from analysis and development of numerical methods, numerical linear algebra, software development and high-performance computing to collaborative projects in computational science and engineering, including computational systems biology, and industrial applications. To qualify for the position, the applicant must hold a PhD degree in a relevant field. The appointment is for two years. Applications are invited in the general area of Scientific Computing. For examples of research that is conducted in Computational Systems Biology at the department, see http://www.it.uu.se/research/project/csbio.

For further information about the position and instructions on how to apply see http://www.uu.se/en/jobs/?positionId=31238. Deadline for the applications is February 20 2014.





Posted 01/28/14

Postdoc Position
ENS Paris

A 2-year post-doc position is available to work on the "Modeling the spatio-temporal dynamics of Dengue in Cambodia accounting for viral evolution" at the Department of Ecology and Evolution, Paris (ENS) under the supervision of Professor Bernard Cazelles.

Today, Dengue fever represents a major challenge in public health and threatens especially South-East Asia. The objective of DENFRE European Project (http://www.denfree.eu/) is to improve our knowledge on the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of Dengue in this area to design innovative public health measures. This project is strongly interdisciplinary and is composed by epidemiologists, biologists, computer scientists, statisticians and mathematicians.

As a part of this research project, the successful candidate will have to develop cutting-edge models that would be used synergistically with empirical data on disease incidence, viral genetic and antigenic variation. These mathematical and/or computational models of dengue propagation will be supported by epidemiological and antigenic data from DENFREE consortium, in close relationship with the Pasteur Institute in Cambodia. In particularly, the successful candidate will have to account for heterogeneous and highly interdependent data through a Bayesian framework. This approach is sufficiently flexible to design phylodynamic models that account for non-linear disease dynamics, molecular selection and population structure. This modeling will also take the advantage of the SSM plateform (https://github.com/standard-analytics/ssm) in close collaboration with its founders.

The successful applicant will be broadly trained in quantitative biology and evolutionary biology or a related field (PhD or equivalent degree required), with expertise in one or more of the following areas: computer science, mathematics, and computational biology. A previous experience in biological modeling is expected. A strong taste for inter-disciplinary research is required.

The appointment is for two years can start between March and June 2014. The net salary will be approximately of 24,000 Euros per year but can depend on the previous experiences of the candidate.

Applications should include a motivation letter, a CV including a list of publications, and the address of two-three references. The applications, as well informal enquiries about the position, should be sent to: cazelles-at-biologie.ens.fr





Posted 01/28/14

Postdoc Position
University of Minnesota-Minneapolis

Funding is available for a Postdoctoral Associate/Research Associate position in the School of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, beginning as early as July 1, 2014.

The position involves mathematical modeling and analysis of cell and tissue movement. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Science or Engineering and have experience in mathematical modeling in biology, biophysics or medicine. The degree is required by the beginning date of appointment. Knowledge of Fortran or C/C++ is also required. The immediate group consists of ten researchers who are analyzing models of cell movement in single and multicellular systems, stochastic effects in pattern formation, and signal transduction and pattern formation in developmental biology. In addition, the School of Mathematics and the Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications at Minnesota provide a very rich research environment for a post-doctoral fellow.

The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The initial appointment will be for one year, with continuation contingent upon performance and availability of funding. Please submit your CV, research statement and arrange for three letters of recommendation. Letters could be loaded on the mathjobs website or be sent to: Professor Hans Othmer, School of Mathematics, 127 Vincent Hall, University of Minnesota, 206 Church St SE Minneapolis, MN 55455. Any offer will be contingent upon a successful background check.

The University of Minnesota is committe.d to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.





Posted 01/28/14

Postdoc Position
INRA Rennes, France

Postdoc position in theoretical population genetics and evolution of partially asexual species at INRA Rennes, France

Deadline for applications: 2014-01-31

Supervision: Solenn Stoeckel (INRA Rennes) and Sophie Arnaud-Haond (Ifremer Sete)

Context: Many important species reproduce both sexually and asexually. While there is an extensive theoretical framework for the population genetics of both either sexual or asexual species, our ability to understand the evolution of partial asexuals is still impeded by a lack of suitable models to analyse and predict changes in their genetic diversity. Using a variety of stochastic modelling techniques (Markov chains, SDEs, individual-based numeric simulations) and statistic approaches (Bayesian, machine learning), our interdisciplinary workgroup (evolutionary biology, mathematics, computing) aims to provide the necessary tools for closing this gap. The task of the postdoc will be to extend the model to spatially structured populations, synthesizing the consequences of partial asexuality on their genetic composition and providing new "null models" for the analysis of field data. The position is part of a French national research project (ANR Clonix) offering opportunities to co-author collaborative applied and theoretical papers. Competences: The candidate should have a strong background in at least one of the domains of theoretical population genetics, scientific programming (Unix Batch scripts, C and Python) and/or mathematics (linear algebra, Markov chains, SDEs). He/she should be able to work in an interdisciplinary team and to collaborate closely with scientists from different backgrounds.

Conditions: The position is funded for 16 or 17 months according to the classical French government contract (1750-1880 EUR net salary depending on experience, with extra benefits including health insurance, child care, public transport and lunch contributions). Though near the sea and situated in a very touristic region, life in French Brittany is relatively cheap on a European scale. Rennes is a student city (out of 300.000 inhabitants, ~60.000 are university students) with a lot of facilities for newcomers.

Application: Candidates should submit their application by email with the subject "[ANR Clonix Postdoc Application]. It should be written in English and consist of a CV with a full list of publications, talks and posters, a motivation letter (2 pages max.) highlighting their competences relevant to the proposed position and max. one optional page linking this postdoc position to their long-term research perspectives. Interviews will be held per videoconference.

For additional information, please contact Solenn Stoeckel at +33 (0)2 23 48 70 83 / solenn.stoeckel@rennes.inra.fr directly.

Links: http://www6.rennes.inra.fr/igepp_eng/ABOUT-IGEPP (institute), http://wwz.ifremer.fr/clonix/ (research project)





Posted 01/24/14

Postdoc position
University of Michigan

Dr. Santiago Schnell is announcing an opening for a postdoctoral position to work in the area of mathematical and computational biology at his research group. The postdoctoral fellow will specifically work in investigating how to control, influence and inhibit the aggregation of amyloid proteins in protein folding diseases. The research fellow will also interact with our experimental collaborators in this area at the University of Michigan.

Candidates should have experience in the mathematical modeling and numerical solutions of differential equations, and an understanding of chemical dynamics, biochemical kinetics, biochemistry and cell biology. This position would suit individuals who have a first degree in mathematics, physics, engineering or biomedical sciences, and a PhD in applied mathematics, systems biology, biophysics, theoretical physical- chemistry, biomedical or chemical engineering. Candidates must enjoy working in a team and have a meticulous approach to their work. They must have experience writing publications and very good communication skills. This position is available immediately for a period of five years. It will be renewed yearly subject to satisfactory performance. Salary level is determined by the number of full years of relevant postdoctoral experience at the NIH NRSA scale.

Applications, including a full CV, a covering letter explaining suitability for the position and how the candidate satisfies the selection criteria, and the names and addresses of two referees should be sent to Dr. Santiago Schnell, University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Brehm Center 5132, 1000 Wall Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 (E-mail:schnells@umich.edu, Fax: +1-734-232-8162). Candidates must arrange for their referees to send references direct to Dr. Santiago Schnell (fax or email is sufficient).

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.





Posted 01/24/14

Postdoc position, Theoretical Ecology
University of Oldenburg

Postdoc position (Theoretical Ecology): Functional consequences of spatial biodiversity patterns.

Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Ocean (ICBM) University of Oldenburg, Germany

Within the project "Biodiversity - Ecosystem Functioning across marine and terrestrial ecosystems (BEFmate)"

BEFmate is a joint project by the University of Oldenburg and the Georg-August University of Gottingen. It addresses biodiversity- ecosystem function relationships across marine and terrestrial ecosystems employing meta-analyses, syntheses, ecological modeling and empirical experiments. A particular focus of the subproject B2 is the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem function in spatially structured ecosystems. To explore the functional consequences of spatial biodiversity patterns, we will establish mathematical models that describe the meta-community dynamics, biodiversity, ecosystem function, and species turnover in networks of interconnected habitat patches. Using these models we will study the hypothesis whether increasing spatial complexity alters the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem function and if self-organized spatial heterogeneity can be a significant driver of biodiversity. The models will further be used to closely accompany the planed field experiments on artificial islands in BEFmate.

The applicant will work in the mathematical modelling group of Prof. Dr. Bernd Blasius.

Applicants must have an above-average doctoral or PhD degree in theoretical ecology, applied mathematics, physics, or related discipline. Applicants experienced in biodiversity research or one of the relevant disciplines (theoretical biology, mathematical modeling, statistical physics) are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a strong interest to work in an interdisciplinary team and must have good knowledge of English.

Salary will be according to TVL E13 (100%). The position is for three years. Start date: March 1, 2014.

The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. In order to increase the percentage of female staff members, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered in case of equal qualification.

The deadline for applications is January 30, 2014. Application documents must include the following: the reference number: PD.B2, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, talks and posters, copies of certificates, letter(s) of reference. Please send your application as a single PDF document to: Prof. Helmut Hillebrand, helmut.hillebrand@uni-oldenburg.de (or by post to Prof. Dr. Helmut Hillebrand, Universitat Oldenburg, Postfach 2503; 26111 Oldenburg) http://www.icbm.de/mathematische-modellierung/





Posted 01/24/14

Postdoc position, Biological Engineering
MIT

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Biological Engineering, to join a $32M, five-year project funded by DARPA and the NIH that was launched last summer with the aim of creating a game-changing paradigm for drug discovery and development. The project includes teams at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Draper Laboratory, as well as tissue engineering/device/pharma/biotech companies and is aimed at creating a platform that supports ten interacting micro-organ systems and associated sensors for assessing cellular responses to inflammatory cues and therapeutic interventions. Will work on a project involving computational analysis of how therapeutic agents, including biomolecules like cytokines, distribute throughout the system and act at the micro-organ. Will be responsible for mechanism-based models relating in vitro data to human in vivo data using mechanistic PKPD and systems pharmacology models. The project involves very close interaction with analytical chemists, biologists, and the platform hardware design team. Position is located at MIT, Cambridge, MA.

REQUIRED: a Ph.D. or postdoctoral experience modeling complex biological systems at the cellular and molecular scale; ability to link clinical data to data-driven computational models; demonstrated ability to interact in a highly collaborative way with other modelers and experimentalists; and hands-on knowledge of state-of-the-art modeling and simulation and data fitting with MATLAB. Experience in physiology-based pharmacokinetic modeling (PBPK) and in-vitro in-vivo correlation (IVIVC) is highly desirable. Experience with inflammation models and quantitative structure and activity relationship (QSAR) is also desired. Job #10784





Posted 01/21/14

Postdoc Position, Computational Biology
Ryerson University

A postdoctoral position is available in Computational Biology in the Department of Mathematics, Ryerson University (http://www.math.ryerson.ca), Toronto, Canada. This position provides an opportunity to engage in research in Applied Mathematics, with a limited amount of teaching. The salary is competitive, with funding provided for one year.

We are seeking qualified and motivated applicants in Applied Mathematics, to work on interdisciplinary projects aimed at developing stochastic modelling and simulation tools for studying biological systems. The ideal candidate would have a strong background in Applied Mathematics (Numerical Analysis and Probability) and/or Computer Science. Strong programming skills in Matlab are mandatory. Experience with dynamical systems is expected. In addition, knowledge of biological/chemical reaction modelling and stochastic simulation is considered an asset.

The fellowship is open to candidates of any nationality and selection will be based upon the candidate's research potential and teaching ability. Ideally the job will begin as early as May 1, 2014, however there is some flexibility in the starting date. The research will be led jointly by Dr. Silvana Ilie and Dr. Katrin Rohlf.

The screening process will start on February 17, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation. At least one of these letters should report on the candidate's teaching abilities. Application material and reference letters should be sent directly by e-mail to compbio@ryerson.ca

We appreciate all replies to this advertisement, but only applicants under consideration will be contacted. Ryerson University has an Employment Equity Program and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and women.





Posted 01/08/13

Postdoc Positions, Data Science
University of Washington

The University of Washington eScience Institute announces the competition for the 2014 Moore/Sloan Data Science Postdoctoral Fellowships. We seek outstanding interdisciplinary researchers with expertise in the methods of data science and in a physical, life, or social science.

The fellowships are part of a new multi-year partnership between the University of Washington, University of California at Berkeley, and New York University, and are funded jointly by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. For more about this effort please see:
http://escience.washington.edu/blog/introducing-data-science-environment

Methodology areas include relevant fields of applied mathematics, statistics, and computer science. There is an emphasis on the development of open source software tools and environments and on following/developing best practices for reproducibility, including the curation and sharing of data and code.

An ad with more details about postdoctoral fellowships and instructions for applying can be found at:
http://escience.washington.edu/what-we-do/2014-mooresloan-data-science-postdoctoral-fellowships





Posted 01/08/13

Postdoc Position, Scientific Computing
Univ College London

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral Research Associate in Scientific Computing/Numerical Modelling to work with Prof S. Arridge (UCL Centre for Medical Image Computing) and Dr T. Betcke (UCL Mathematics) to develop numerical methods for forward and inverse problems in medical imaging based on acoustic, optical and electromagnetic radiation.

The Research Associate will contribute to the development of forward and inverse solvers and their numerical implementation for large-scale problems. A strong background in mathematics, scientific computing or related areas is required. In particular, candidates should have experience with finite and or boundary element methods and inverse problems. Software development experience in C++ is essential.

This is part of a large interdisciplinary group, based in the UCL Centre for Inverse Problems, researching novel methods for imaging and clinical treatment including EEG/MEG, Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT), Optical and PhotoAcoustic tomography (DOT/PAT), and High Intensity Focussed Ultrasound (HIFU).

The post is funded until 30 September 2015 in the first instance.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Simon Arridge, tel: +44(0)20 7679 3714, email: S.Arridge@cs.ucl.ac.uk or Dr Timo Betcke, tel: +44 (0)20 3108 4068, email: t.betcke@ucl.ac.uk.

Further details can be found at:
https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?owner=5041178&ownertype=fair&jcode=1388936

The application deadline is 27 Jan 2014.





Posted 01/08/13

Postdoc Position
CERFACS

A postdoctoral position is open at CERFACS in the Parallel Algorithms Team. The duration of the contract is 2 years. We are interested in candidates with research experience in numerical analysis, applied probability, and/or uncertainty quantification. The duties will involve performing fundamental research in partnership with CERFACS industrial shareholders (TOTAL, EDF, CNES, EADS, Meteo France, ONERA, SAFRAN). Amongst other topics, the project involves probabilistic error analyses for large-scale numerical problems, with applications to optimization and the solution of inverse problems. Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English are necessary.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, research statement, and the names of two referees to David Titley-Peloquin (titleypelo@cerfacs.fr). Informal queries may be addressed to David Titley-Peloquin and Serge Gratton (serge.gratton@enseeiht.fr).

The search will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.





Posted 01/08/13

Faculty Positions, Simulation and Data Analytics
KAUST

KAUST invites applications for faculty positions in computational simulation and data analytics at extreme scale at all levels beginning in the Fall of 2014. Candidates may seek appointment to the Applied Mathematics and Computational Science program or Computer Science, or both, and be affiliated with the Strategic Initiative in Extreme Computing, whose primary focus is numerical algorithms for emerging architectures with a premium on energy efficiency at scale, through reduction in communication, synchronization, and storage, and algorithm-based fault tolerance. Experience with applications relevant to KAUST's scientific and engineering missions (bioinformatics, catalysis, climate, combustion, materials, reservoir modeling, seismic inversion, etc.) is a plus. KAUST will replace its current BlueGene/P with a new Top 20 system in 2015.

KAUST is an graduate-only research institution dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation. Located on a resort-like 45 sq km campus on the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia, KAUST offers superb research facilities, generous long-term baseline research funding, and internationally competitive salaries, attracting faculty, research scientists, and students from over 70 countries to address pressing scientific and technological challenges. Founded in 2009, its academic leadership and Trustees hail from leading American, Asian, and European universities.

Successful candidates will have a doctoral degree in Computer Science or Applied Mathematics or equivalent, experience in interdisciplinary research, and a strong publication record commensurate with the appointment level. For senior positions, a track record in attracting external funding is essential. Applicants should apply at the employment link at http://cemse.kaust.edu.sa. Applications received by February 1, 2014 will receive full consideration.





Posted 12/09/13

Faculty/Postdoc Positions, Applied Mathematics
Renmin Univ of China

The Renmin University of China (RUC) is developing major initiatives in the area of mathematics and applications. It invites applications for both regular faculty and visiting positions:

a) Three faculty positions starting Fall 2014. All ranks will be considered. We seek applications in all areas of Applied and Computational Mathematics, with emphasis on, but not limited to, applications to biology.

b) Three postdoc positions starting Fall 2014 or earlier. All areas of Applied and Computational Mathematics will be considered.

Please arrange to send the following materials to math@ruc.edu.cn Curriculum Vitae, statement of research plans, and at least three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2014, and will continue until the positions are filled.

RUC, also known as the People's University of China, is located in Beijing. It is one of the leading humanities and social science- focused universities in China, gaining national recognition for excellence in theoretical economics, applied economics, legal studies, sociology, journalism & communication. The university also embraces disciplines in natural sciences. More information about RUC can be found at the website http://english.ruc.edu.cn





Posted 11/25/13

PhD Fellowship Position, Computational Science
Colorado School of Mines

The Colorado School of Mines Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics is pleased to announce the Ben L. Fryrear Ph.D. Fellowship in Computational Science. The fellowship includes up to four years of full tuition, benefits, $33k yearly stipend, and a budget for conference travel. The first six semesters will consist of research activities with Dr. Paul G. Constantine, the Ben L. Fryrear Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Research areas of interest include but are not limited to: uncertainty quantification; dimension reduction and reduced-order modeling; algorithms for high-performance computing; computational methods for differential equations; and data analysis and visualization.

For the final two semesters, the Fryrear Fellow will be the instructor of record for an undergraduate mathematics class.

Applicants must meet all requirements for admission to the graduate program in computational and applied mathematics. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong background in computational science. To apply, follow the standard procedure for applying to graduate school at CSM; the deadline is February 1, 2014. Directions can be found at http://www.mines.edu/graduate_admissions

Additionally, applicants should send a curriculum vitae and a two-page personal statement addressing research interests and qualifications to fryrear.fellowship@mines.edu by February 1, 2014. Early submission of these documents is strongly encouraged. For more information about the Fryrear Fellowship, go to http://inside.mines.edu/~pconstan/fryrear.html





Posted 11/25/13

Postdoc Position, Mathematics
UC Davis

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN MATHEMATICS University of California, Davis The Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Davis, is soliciting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position with a starting date between March 2014 and October 2014. To be considered for the Postdoctoral Scholar position, the Department seeks applicants with a strong knowledge base in Sparse Approximations, Compressive Sensing, Numerical Algorithms and/or Optimization. A Ph.D. in Mathematics or the equivalent is required by August 31, 2014. The position requires working on research related to a defense-based project (sponsored by DTRA/NSF), led by Professor Thomas Strohmer. The research is concerned with developing theory and algorithms for phase retrieval, hyper spectral imaging, and signal recovery in connection with threat detection. The candidate should also have excellent programming skills in Matlab. The annual salary of this position is $60,000, plus some travel funds. The position carries no teaching duties the first two years, but teaching may be possible upon request. The third year may be a 9-month position with 50% teaching and 50% research. The appointment is renewable for a total of up to three years, assuming satisfactory performance. The UC Davis Math and Applied Math programs have been ranked among the nation's top programs by the National Research Council in its most recent report.

Additional information about the Department may be found at https://www.math.ucdavis.edu/. Our postal address is Department of Mathematics, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-8633. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. To guarantee full consideration, the application should be received by December 15, 2013 by submitting the AMS Cover Sheet and supporting documentation electronically through http://www.mathjobs.org/. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.





Posted 11/25/13

Postdoc Position, High-order Multi-physics ALE
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

There is an immediate opening for a postdoc in the Center for Applied Scientific Computing at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the area of high-order finite element methods for multi-physics simulations involving coupled arbitrary Lagrangian- Eulerian (ALE) hydrodynamics and multi-group radiation diffusion. The successful candidate will design and analyze new finite element discretization algorithms, develop software on massively parallel computers, conduct investigations into the performance of the methods, and work in a multidisciplinary team environment that encourages participation in the academic research community while focusing on problems of interest to LLNL programs. For full text and to apply, go to:

https://careers-prd.llnl.gov/psc/careers/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/s/WEBLIB_LL.VIEW_JOBS_LL.FieldFormula.IScript_View_Jobs_LL?KEYWORD=11879

or visit http://jobs.llnl.gov and search for posting 11879.





Posted 11/25/13

Assistant Professor Position, Scientific Computing
Tufts University

TUFTS UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position
Scientific Computing

Applications are invited for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Scientific Computing, to begin September 1, 2014. Applicants must hold a doctorate by the beginning of the appointment, and must show promise of outstanding research in the area of Scientific Computing. Potential for excellence in college- level teaching also required. Preference will be given to candidates who show strong potential for interaction with existing applied mathematics research efforts in the department, including computational PDEs, computational neuroscience, numerical linear algebra, computational fluid dynamics, and inverse problems.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, and a teaching statement. These documents should be submitted electronically throug http://www.mathjobs.org. In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted electronically on their behalf through http://www.mathjobs.org. If a recommender cannot submit online, we will also accept signed PDF attachments sent to Christoph.Borgers@tufts.edu or paper letters mailed to SC Search Committee Chair, Department of Mathematics, Bromfield-Pearson Hall, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155.

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Tufts University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.





Posted 11/25/13

Faculty Positions, Computational Math
University of Alabama

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Alabama invites applications for two tenure-track positions in computational mathematics at the Assistant Professor level starting on August 16, 2014.

The preferred research areas for these two positions will be:
1. Numerical Linear Algebra in Data Mining with application to any field of science and engineering.

2. Computational Mathematics/Statistics in Data Mining with the focus being specifically in the area of Cyber-Security. Candidates in other areas of computation will also be considered.

Candidates must possess a doctorate in mathematics, statistics, or a closely related field. Applicants must apply online at:
https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/34368 and
https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/34378 and
arrange for three letters of recommendation, one of which may address teaching, to be sent tomath@ua.edu. The review process starts on December 1, 2013 and continues until the position is filled.





Posted 11/25/13

Software Developer Position
Owlstone, Cambridge

http://www.owlstonenanotech.com/company/careers/2013-senior-software-developer

2013-SSD Senior Software Developer

Owlstone are looking for a senior software developer to be responsible for prototype and product software across its three business units (industrial, scientific instrumentation, and defence and security). Our products are used for chemical analysis, detection and classification with users ranging from factory technicians to analytical chemists, the military and first-responders and our core technology has won a string of awards, most recently a Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE commendation.

We are seeking a candidate with experience specifying and developing software for hardware products, across a range of operating systems. Although much of the day-to-day work will involve writing and maintaining code, you will also need to be able to take a step back from implementation, and have the ability to translate user requirements for a range of products into specifications for system software and user tools, and to communicate the proposed approach clearly to management.

Owlstone is a small, dynamic, friendly company where everyone can make a real impact on the success of the company. The multi-disciplinary team is based in Cambridge UK, and includes Microsystems, Electronics, Software, Mechanical, Chemistry and Manufacturing departments who all work closely on designing, prototyping, testing and productising our innovative instruments. We offer a competitive salary package including share options.

If you would like to join us, send a CV and letter telling us why you fit the role to careers@owlstone.co.uk. Quote reference 2013-SSD.





Posted 11/19/13

Bioinformatics Programmer/Analyst position
DuPont

The Central Research & Development (CR&D) organization is seeking a Bioinformatics Programmer/Analyst to join the bioinformatics group located at our research facility in Wilmington, Delaware.

For more information, and to apply, please click here.





Posted 11/18/13

Employment Opportunities for Program Directors
NSF

See:
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/dms14001/dms14001.jsp





Posted 11/18/13

Senior Positions: Department of Mathematics
Temple University

The Department of Mathematics, Temple University, as part of the ongoing expansion of the College of Science and Technology, is inviting applications for senior positions, at the rank of tenured full professor. We are seeking outstanding applicants with established, well funded, and continuing research programs. We particularly encourage applications from candidates with an interdisciplinary and/or computational research focus; Temple's College of Science and Technology is in the process of sustained growth in multidisciplinary modeling and computational science.

Serious inquiries into the position are invited at seniorsearch2014@temple.edu.

Complete applications will include the standard AMS Cover Sheet for Academic Employment, a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement about current and planned research, a statement on teaching and at least three letters of recommendation addressing research and one letter addressing teaching. All application materials should be submitted via mathjobs.org.

Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. We especially encourage applications from women, minorities, and other under-represented groups in the mathematical sciences.





Posted 11/18/13

Tenure-track/Tenured Position
New Jersey Institute of TechnologY

The Department of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) at the New Jersey Institute of Technology seeks candidates to fill a tenure-track/tenured position at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level in the general area of Applied Mathematics. The Department is particularly interested in candidates whose research interests are consistent with the existing research strengths in scientific computing/numerical analysis, modeling/asymptotic analysis, PDEs and dynamical systems, with focused research groups in the fields of fluid mechanics, mathematical biology and wave propagation.P>

DMS has experienced tremendous growth in research over the past two decades, and is now recognized as a leading national program in applied mathematics. The department offers BS, MS & PhD degrees, with PhD program tracks in Applied Mathematics as well as in Applied Probability & Statistics. For more information about DMS faculty and programs, visit http://math.njit.edu.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics or related fields and postdoctoral experience with strong research and teaching potential for consideration at the Assistant Professor level, and an appropriate record of accomplishment in classroom teaching, mentoring doctoral students and research publication and funding, at the Associate or Full Professor level. At the university's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Please visit , posting number 0601798, to apply. Submit a cover letter, resume/CV, research and teaching statements, and a summary of teaching evaluations (particularly for positions at the Associate/Full Professor level). Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.





Posted 11/18/13

Postdoctoral Position: Models of Alcohol Addiction
Institute for the Study of Cognition, ENS, Paris

A postdoctoral position is available for a USA-France collaborative project on the influence of alcohol on the central dopamine system. The project combines computational and experimental techniques. The post-doc will design and analyze biophysical computational models of the brain circuitry affected by alcohol. The position is available beginning January 2014 for up to three years. While the position is based in Paris France, time will be divided between two institutions: Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, and Ecole Normale Superieure Paris, France. In Paris, he or she will work with Prof. Gutkin (Group of Neural Theory, ENS) and Prof. Mamelli (Institut du Fer a Moulin, INSERM). In Indianapolis, the post-doc will work with Prof. Kuznetsov (Mathematics Dept.) and Prof. Lapish (Psychology Dept.). Both locations provide an excellent environment for collaborative research in quantitative biosciences.

The position will be based officially in the Group for Neural Theory at the Laboratoire des Neuroscience Cognitives, Institute for the Study of Cognition, ENS, Paris. Group for Neural Theory at ENS offers an exciting research environment with active seminar series, workshops, and an exposure to a wide variety of research techniques and topics.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Physics, or a related field, a background in Dynamical Systems, programming experience and working knowledge in Computational Neuroscience.

How to Apply: Send your CV, list of publications, research statement, and contact information for three references to Prof. Boris Gutkin via e-mail: boris.gutkin@ens.fr.





Posted 11/14/13

Postdoc Position, Math Modelling
McMaster University

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship position in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McMaster University. This fellowship provides an opportunity to engage in research in close collaboration with Dr. Protas and his group (more information available at http://www.math.mcmaster.ca/bprotas). The focus of this industry-funded position will be research on mathematical and computational modelling of nonequilibrium electrochemical and thermodynamic processes occurring in Li-ion batteries. This position is intended for an applied mathematician interested in exploring a rapidly developing application area, or for a mathematically-minded chemist with a solid background in theoretical and computational chemistry. In either case, knowledge of multiscale modelling (especially homogenization), electrochemistry, PDEs and scientific computing will be an asset. This research project also involves close collaboration with chemists and material scientists as well as research scientists with our Industrial Partner. The duration of the position will be initially one year with extension for the second year contingent on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

The fellowship is open to candidates of any nationality and selection will be based on the candidate's research potential and fit with Dr. Protas' research group. The fellowship starts on May 1, 2014 or earlier, and provides an annual stipend salary of $45,000 CAD. Candidates are required to apply for this fellowship by using the MathJobs website (see our advertisement at http://www.mathjobs.org). We will begin reviewing applications on January 10, 2014. Applications received after this date will be accepted until the position is filled, but to ensure full consideration applicants are advised to submit all supporting materials by the above deadline.





Posted 11/14/13

Postdoc Position, Cardiovascular Modeling & Simulation
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Applications are invited for up to two postdoctoral positions in cardiovascular modeling and simulation. These positions will be part of a new cardiovascular modeling research group being established in 2014 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Applied Mathematics Program and the McAllister Heart Institute at UNC School of Medicine. This group will also interact with the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, the new Department of Applied Physical Sciences at UNC, and others.

One of these positions is expected to be funded by a recently awarded NIH grant to develop large-scale computational models of aneurysmal, dissecting, and dissected aortas. Consequently, applicants are sought with experience in damage and fracture mechanics, simulating tissue growth and remodeling, and/or high-performance scientific computing. Prior experience in a specific area is not required, however, and any applicant with a relevant background and interests will receive full consideration.

Please provide via http://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/5398: (1) a vita; (2) a research statement; and (3) at least three letters of reference. In addition, applicants must also apply online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/34254 to be considered for this position.

The University of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.





Posted 11/14/13

Faculty Position, Applied Mathematics
New Jersey Institute of Technolog

The Department of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) at the New Jersey Institute of Technology seeks candidates to fill a tenure-track/tenured position at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level in the general area of Applied Mathematics. The Department is particularly interested in candidates whose research interests are consistent with the existing research strengths in scientific computing/numerical analysis, modeling/asymptotic analysis, and dynamical systems, with focused research groups in the fields of fluid mechanics, mathematical biology and wave propagation.

DMS has experienced tremendous growth in research over the past two decades, and is now recognized as a leading national program in applied mathematics. The department offers BS, MS & PhD degrees, with PhD program tracks in Applied Mathematics as well as in Applied Probability & Statistics. For more information about DMS faculty and programs, visit http://math.njit.edu.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics or related fields and postdoctoral experience with strong research and teaching potential for consideration at the Assistant Professor level, and an appropriate record of accomplishment in classroom teaching, mentoring doctoral students and research publication and funding, at the Associate or Full Professor level. At the university's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Please visit https://njit.jobs, posting number 0601798, to apply. Submit a cover letter, resume/CV, research and teaching statements, and a summary of teaching evaluations (particularly for positions at the Associate/Full Professor level). Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.





Posted 11/04/13

Postdoc Positions
University of Antwerp

KU Leuven (Karl Meerbergen) and University of Antwerp (Wim Vanroose) have three postdoctoral research positions for a joint research project on high performance computing for Life Sciences. The project is funded in part by Intel and Johnson&Johnson pharmaceuticals. The topic of the research is the development of HPC algorithms for the solution of ODEs/PDEs with stochastic parameters with the aim to improve the efficiency of parameter estimation problems from the pharmaceutical industry.

The successful candidate should be interested in high performance computing, inverse problems, high dimensional numerical integration and parametric model order reduction and is expected to have expertise in at least one of these themes. In addition, the interested candidate should be willing to develop code in C++. The researchers will work in close collaboration with both teams from Leuven and Antwerp and scientists from Johnson&Johnson and Intel. Part of the time will be spent in the ExaScience lab in Leuven, an interdisciplinary lab on software, bio-statistics, bio-informatics and hardware simulation. The initial contract is for one year with a possible extension after positive evaluation.

Candidates should send their CV with full list of publication to Wim.Vanroose@ua.ac.be and Karl.Meerbergen@cs.kuleuven.be





Posted 11/04/13

Faculty Position, Mathematical Biology
Iowa State University

The Department of Mathematics at Iowa State University invites applications for a position at the assistant or associate professor level beginning August 16, 2014. The Department is seeking a candidate with research expertise in the application of mathematics to the biological sciences, and demonstrated excellence in teaching. For more detailed information about the position and application requirements, interested candidates should consult the Department's web page:
http://www.math.iastate.edu/pdfs/MathBio2014.pdf





Posted 11/04/13

Faculty Position, Applied Mathematics
UNC-Chapel Hill

The Department of Mathematics of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure track position in applied mathematics at the assistant professor level starting on July 1, 2014. Candidates are sought to enhance the interdisciplinary focus of the applied mathematics research group. We specifically seek applicants who will work to establish an externally funded research program that actively collaborates with researchers in the biological, computer, environmental, medical, physical, or social sciences. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required, and some postdoctoral experience, outstanding research promise, and dedication to excellent teaching are expected.

To be considered for this position, applicants must apply online by December 1, 2013 both at:

http://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/5240

and also at:

http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/33233

Further information is available at http://www.math.unc.edu, and specific questions can be referred to Roberto Camassa at camassa@amath.unc.edu.

The University of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.





Posted 10/23/13

Chair: Department of Biology and Physics
Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University invites applications for the Chair of the Department of Biology and Physics. The Department seeks a dynamic leader and scholar who will provide visionary leadership to facilitate collaborative and interdisciplinary research, innovative teaching and outreach activities. Primary responsibilities include faculty recruitment and development, providing leadership in graduate program growth and development, and administrative oversight of a large and diverse department. The department currently consists of 48 tenure track faculty who are engaged in a broad array of research and educational activities, with funded research programs in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, developmental and evolutionary biology, ecology, laser physics, particle physics and in biology and physics education. The Department offers undergraduate degrees in biology and biology education as well as a rapidly developing graduate program in Integrative Biology. Additionally, the department offers MAT degrees in both Biology and Physics Education. The Department serves over 1300 undergraduate Biology majors and approximately 30 graduate students.

Kennesaw State University, a comprehensive university located in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area, is the third-largest institution within the University System of Georgia. The Department, as part of the College of Science and Mathematics, is in an exciting phase of institutional growth, with a newly constructed research facility as well as NSF-funded major instrumentation core facilities.

The ideal candidate will have a strong record of scholarly achievement, a significant record of securing external funding for discipline based research and evidence of leadership ability. Candidates with experience in graduate education and programs, faculty recruitment, and faculty professional development will be given preference.

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in any sub-discipline of biology and a record of professional achievement commensurate with that of immediate tenure and appointment as Professor and Chair. Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their experience, background and qualifications for this position. Candidates should provide a statement of their academic leadership philosophy and vision for an active and engaged modern biology department, as well as a statement that describes their current and future research program. Applicants should include an academic vita and provide the names and contact information of three professional references. To guarantee consideration all application materials should be received by November 18, 2013. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The full official job posting may be found at:
https://facultyjobs.kennesaw.edu/postings/1024

Home pages for the Department, College, and University are:
http://biology.kennesaw.edu/
http://science.kennesaw.edu/
http://www.kennesaw.edu/

Please contact the search chair, Dr. Adrian Epps at 678-797-2434 or aepps6@kennesaw.edu for more information.





Posted 10/23/13

Associate/Full Professor
Arizona State University

Associate or full Professor (JOB# 10571)
School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
Arizona State University

The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (SoMSS) at Arizona State University invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track position as associate or full professor in statistics or applied statistics beginning in fall 2014. Rank and tenure will be commensurate with experience. The Statistics program currently includes six tenured or tenure-track faculty members. The University intends to increase the size and scope of this program significantly within the next few years. The expanded statistics group will be expected to increase its interdisciplinary, applied, and core research productivity; foster growth in its teaching programs; and provide consulting services to the university and business community. The successful candidate is expected to conduct statistically-related research; teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students; and play a leadership role in guiding the program's planned growth.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in the mathematical or statistical sciences with a research emphasis in statistics and/or its applications to other disciplines and an outstanding record of excellence in research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. While SoMSS is interested in applicants in all areas of statistics, preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate an ability and desire to apply their expertise to problems in science or engineering in an interdisciplinary and collaborative setting and to those candidates with administrative experience and a track record of overseeing and guiding some facet of an academic program.

SoMSS currently has 54 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members and approximately 75 supported graduate students. It offers bachelor, certificate, master, and Ph.D. programs in statistics (as well as in applied mathematics, mathematics, and mathematics education). SoMSS has excellent computing resources that include individual faculty workstations, several high-performance servers and a small cluster, as well as access to the University's central computing facilities and the High Performance Computing Initiative. SoMSS has a strongly interdisciplinary research profile that includes numerous collaborations inside and outside the university, such as in the biological, environmental, medical, physical and social sciences, education, and multiple areas of engineering. There are numerous opportunities for collaboration with interdisciplinary centers and institutes, such as the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), the Biodesign Institute (which includes centers specializing in the nanobiosciences, bioengineering, genomics, and vaccinology), the new College of Health Solutions, and the Global Institute of Sustainability.

The Tempe campus of Arizona State University has approximately 59,000 students. It is located in the rapidly growing metropolitan Phoenix area, which provides a wide variety of recreational and cultural opportunities. The surrounding countryside is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, and other activities in the exquisite Arizona canyon lands and mountainous terrain.

Applications must be submitted online through:
https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/5265

All applications must include the following:

The application deadline is December 10, 2013; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.

Informal inquiries may be sent to Al Boggess, Director of SoMSS (boggess@asu.edu).

A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The Title IX statement can be viewed at: https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.





Posted 10/23/13

Tenure-track Positions
Temple University

The Department of Mathematics, Temple University is inviting applications for positions at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor. (In exceptional cases, more advanced ranks may be considered.) Candidates should have outstanding potential. Postdoctoral experience is expected.

Two preferred research areas for this search will be:

1. Applied and Computational Mathematics. Temple's College of Science and Technology is in the process of sustained growth in multidisciplinary modeling and computational science.

2. Algebra; including algebraic geometry, number theory, representation theory, and algebraic combinatorics.

Candidates engaged in interdisciplinary research are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applications should include the standard AMS Cover Sheet for Academic Employment, a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement about current and future research, and a statement on teaching experience. A complete application will also include at least three letters of recommendation addressing research and one letter addressing teaching. All application materials should be submitted via mathjobs.org.

Inquiries may be directed to mathematics@temple.edu

Review of applications will commence immediately. Applications submitted before December 15 will receive full consideration.

Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. We especially encourage applications from women, minorities, and other under-represented groups in the mathematical sciences.





Posted 10/23/13

Assistant/Associate Professor: Math Biology
Iowa State University

Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, USA, seeking tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor starting 8/16/14 with research area in the application of mathematics to the biological sciences. In addition to an active research program, the candidate will be responsible for teaching 3-4 courses per year at both the undergraduate and graduate level. For further information about the department, please visit our website at http://www.math.iastate.edu.

Required Qualifications:
A Ph.D. in mathematics or a related field. The successful candidate will have demonstrated potential for superior achievement in research as well as an ability to collaborate with researchers in the biological sciences as well as an excellent teaching record as evidenced by both peer and student evaluations. Appointment at the Associate Professor level will additionally require an extensive publication record as well as a record of external funding.

Preferred Qualifications:
Additional years of experience beyond the Ph.D., normally achieved through a postdoctoral position.

Position information and application instructions at http://www.math.iastate.edu/jobs.html. Direct questions to mathsearch@iastate.edu. Two-part application due 11/30/13.





Posted 10/23/13

Postdoc: Models of Speciation
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

A position is available for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the lab of Maria Servedio at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, to work on an NSF funded project that involves the development of theoretical models of speciation. Prior experience with theoretical modeling techniques (especially population genetic modeling), a strong mathematical background, and programming skills is preferred. A Ph.D. and a strong background in evolution is required.

Research in the Servedio lab (http://labs.bio.unc.edu/Servedio/Home.html) concentrates on developing mathematical models of speciation and mate choice. Please contact Maria Servedio (servedio@email.unc.edu) for more information on the project involved in this position and other projects ongoing in the lab.

The appointment is for 1-2 years with a flexible start date. Submit applications including a cover letter, CV, description of research experience and interests, brief description of background in theory and related skills, and names and addresses of three references to http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/33747, and please also send a copy of the cover letter and CV directly to Maria Servedio at servedio@email.unc.edu.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosts an active group in speciation, and more generally in Evolution and Ecology. UNC is part of North Carolina's Research Triangle, home also to Duke University, North Carolina State University, and the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent). Chapel Hill has reasonable living expenses, many outdoor activities, and a warm climate.

Informal inquiries are welcome. Review of applications will begin on November 7 and continue until the position is filled.





Posted 10/23/13

Postdoc Positions
University of Copenhagen

Two postdoc positions are available at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Copenhagen to work on mathematical properties of reaction networks and its applications to systems of interacting species, mainly in systems biology. The work will focus on understanding properties of interaction species, how these depend on the modeling assumptions, and the relationship between different models of the same system. One position will focus on deterministic dynamical systems, while the other will focus on stochastic dynamical systems.

We are seeking top early-career researchers with a PhD in pure or applied mathematics, or stochastics/statistics and a keen interest in applying theory to real world problems. Prior knowledge of biology is not required, but would be good. You will work in the group of Elisenda Feliu and Carsten Wiuf. It is expected that you are able to work independently, as well as contribute to the activities of the group.

Starting date preferably Spring 2014. The positions are initially for one year, with a possible extension of another year. Application deadline is Dec 1, 2013. To apply, send an email to Carsten Wiuf (wiuf@math.ku.dk), explaining why you are interested in the position, and including your CV, publication list and a research statement.

The salary is very competitive, currently approx. EUR 60000/year, which for non-Danes amounts to an after-tax salary of around EUR 3500/month.





Posted 10/23/13

Faculty Position, Computer Science
University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky Computer Science Department expects to hire an Assistant Professor to begin employment in August of 2014. Candidates must have earned a PhD in Computer Science or closely related field at the time employment begins. Applications are now being accepted. Review of credentials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The department seeks to hire energetic researcher/educators who are interested in the application of advanced computing to challenging and relevant problems. Our faculty undertake interdisciplinary research, working with other departments including statistics, biology, linguistics, electrical engineering, computer engineering, and the humanities. We therefore favor researchers who can collaborate to solve problems involving multiple disciplines. All areas of computing will be considered, but a focus area related to software systems, big data, multimedia and/or imaging is preferred. These areas tie to our department's Laboratory for Advanced Networking, Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments, and Software Engineering. It is possible that the right candidate could be eligible for a named professorship at this level.

To apply, a University of Kentucky Academic Profile must be submitted at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=245523. For more detailed information about this position, go to http://www.cs.uky.edu/opportunities/faculty.

Questions should be directed to HR/Employment (phone 1-859-257-9555 press 2 or email (ukjobs@email.uky.edu), or Diane Mier (diane@cs.uky.edu) in the Computer Science Department.





Posted 09/16/13

University Assistant with doctorate
University Graz

University Graz, Institute of Mathematics and Scientific Computing is filling a University Assistant with doctorate (40 hours a week; fixed-term employment for the period of 6 years with qualification agreement (with a possibility for indefinite appointment); Envisaged Job Starting Date immediately )

Job specification:

For more information follow the link:
http://jobs.uni-graz.at/en/MB/109/99





Posted 09/09/13

Postdoctoral Research Fellows
GMU, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study

George Mason University, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study in Fairfax, Va. (USA), invites applications for several Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions available immediately in the Center for Neural Informatics, Neural Structures, and Neural Plasticity (http://krasnow.gmu.edu/cn3) headed by Prof. Giorgio Ascoli.

The successful applicants will join a collaborative multidisciplinary team at the cutting edge of the development and dissemination of digital tools and resources for neuroscience. The Ascoli Lab is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, and Keck. These jobs are particularly suited for computationally minded researchers seeking exposure to the burgeoning field of neuroinformatics.

(1) One or more candidates will join the NeuroMorpho.Org project-a free, public, centralized repository of neuronal digital reconstructions. Originally designed to facilitate the lab's own research, NeuroMorpho.Org has firmly established itself as a powerful resource for the neuroscience community, with millions of downloads and data usage in over 200 publications by other labs since its 2006 public release. The position(s) are particularly suited for computer-savvy neuroscientists with knowledge and interest in axonal and dendritic morphology. These positions will also entail modeling and simulation of neuronal structure, quasiautomated neuronal reconstruction systems, handling of large experimental data sets, and collaborative use of time-lapse confocal microscopy with subcellular genetic reporters.

(2) One or more applicants will join the Hippocampome.Org project-a knowledge base of the hippocampal circuitry at the mesoscopic-level of neuronal types. The goal of Hippocampome.Org is to enable real-scale, biologically realistic neural network simulations of hippocampal connectivity, dynamics and function. Expected contributions of the successful candidate(s) include design and implementation of optimal protocols for identifying and extracting experimental information from published literature and continuous development of the associated Web portal. The postdoc(s) will also develop or adapt analytical approaches to quantify the spatial distributions of somatic, axonal, and dendritic densities; as well as software to support team efforts in data management, integration and accessibility. Experience or interest in GPU computing and outstanding motivation to publish will be put to good use.

Requirements: We seek candidates with a strong quantitative background and an advanced degree (Ph.D. or master's) in neuroscience, bioinformatics, computer science, electrical or software engineering, bioengineering, computational biology, mathematics, physics, or other related fields. Candidates should exhibit enthusiasm and independence; as well as the ability to work in a fast-moving interdisciplinary team including faculty, other postdoctoral and predoctoral trainees, technicians, and undergraduate research assistants. Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellent attention to details, organizational skills, and exemplary verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge in one or more areas of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, axonal and dendritic morphology, or hippocampal structure and activity are desired.

Review of applications will begin on October 4, 2013, and continue until the positions are filled. For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F9755z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; and complete and submit the online application. You will be required to upload the following documents: (1) a full CV including a list of publications as a single upload; (2) copies of two representative scientific publications as a single upload; (3) a one-page research interest description highlighting any previous experience with programming languages (C/C++, Java, HTML, Ruby, R, Python, Perl, NEURON, Matlab, php, etc.), different operating systems, development and maintenance of relational databases, and Web applications; and (4) a list of the names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three references.





Posted 09/09/13

COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE FACULTY POSITION
Indiana University

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University - Bloomington seeks to fill a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) to begin August 2014. Applicants for this position must have a doctorate, a strong record of publication, and the potential for research funding. The applicant's research should focus on theoretical and computational approaches to understand neurobiological processes at any one or several levels of organization, ranging from individual neurons to circuits to systems interactions. Problem areas include models of complex brain networks, neural coding, learning and plasticity, development, dynamic brain activity, or relations between brain and behavior. Candidates with an integrated research program combining computational modeling and empirical neuroscience research are strongly encouraged to apply. The department is highly integrative, and we would be especially interested in researchers whose interests complement existing strengths in cognitive neuroscience, social neuroscience, cellular and systems neuroscience, cognitive science, network science, developmental psychology, and clinical psychology. Teaching responsibilities will include courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their applications at http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/350.

Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to Dr. William P. Hetrick, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology and Brain Sciences, psychair@indiana.edu with "Computational Neuroscience Search" in the subject line.

Review of all applications will begin on November 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. The Department is committed to increasing faculty diversity and welcomes applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial, and cultural groups, sexual minorities, and from people with disabilities. Information about the department and the university is available at http://psych.indiana.edu/opportunities.php





Posted 08/23/13

Postdoc Position, Computational Mathematics
University of Coimbra

The CMUC|Department of Mathematics of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra (under the project below) invite applications for an one-year Postdoctoral Position in Computational Mathematics, beginning October 2013.

The focus of the research is on imaging sciences and scientific computing. It involves variational image processing, image analysis, partial differential equations, numerical analysis, optimization, visualization, and inverse problems in imaging, with applications in medicine and earth observation imagery.Applicants should have a PhD in Mathematics or Computational Sciences and Engineering (preferably obtained after December 31, 2010). The position obeys to the Portuguese scholarship system and the corresponding salary is 1495 per month (tax free). No teaching duties are associated with the position.

Applicants should send by email to isabelf@mat.uc.pt the following information:

Period for applications : from August 20 to September 2, 2013.

This position is funded by the research project "Advances in Image Processing and Inverse Problems: Applications in Medical and Earth Observation Imagery, and Biomathematics, PTDC/MAT-NAN/0593/2012" - Research project of FCT (Fundao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia, Portugal).

Contact for further information:Isabel M. Narra Figueiredo (http://www.mat.uc.pt/~isabelf).





Posted 08/23/13

Assistant Professor Position, Mathematics
University of Alabama at Birmingham

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is soliciting applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning August 15, 2014.

Applicants whose research is compatible with the department's strengths in differential equations, differential geometry, dynamical systems, mathematical physics, and probability, including computational aspects of these areas, are encouraged to apply. Those with expertise in applications, e.g., in mathematical biology, mathematical finance, or mathematical modeling are of particular interest in this search. Applicants may be interested to collaborate with one of the University Wide Interdisciplinary Research Centers (UWIRC) on UAB campus, see http://www.uab.edu/institutionaleffectiveness/uwircs. For additional information about the department please visit http://www.uab.edu/mathematics/. Applicants should have demonstrated the potential to excel in one of the research areas mentioned and in teaching at all levels of instruction. They should also be committed to professional service including departmental service. Post-doc experience is preferred.

Applications should include a curriculum vita with a publication list, a statement of future research plans, a statement on teaching experience and philosophy, and minimally three letters of reference with at least one letter addressing teaching experience and ability. We prefer applications and all other materials be submitted electronically at http://www.mathjobs.org although applicants may submit an application including an AMS cover sheet to: Math Faculty Search Department of Mathematics.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL 35294-1170 UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of ethnicity, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.





Posted 08/7/13

Research Jobs - August Update
NIH

Director
Office of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, FDA CBER
(deadline: August 31)

The FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) is searching for a Director for the Office of Biostatistics and Epidemiology (OBE). The Director of OBE leads a dynamic organization that provides statistical, epidemiological and risk science expertise critical to the review of safety and effectiveness of vaccines, allergenics, blood, tissues, and cell and gene therapies.

Qualifications: Candidates must be a U.S. citizen. Candidates with an M.D. and/or Ph.D. with relevant training and extensive experience are highly desired. All candidates must possess specialized knowledge and experience in the regulation and development of medical products, including the evaluation of safety, effectiveness, and product quality; strong leadership and significant executive management experience; excellent interpersonal skills to deal effectively with multi-disciplinary teams and diverse stakeholders; and outstanding oral and written communication skills. Knowledge of the FDA's regulatory and review process is a plus. Physician candidates must possess a valid license to practice medicine in any state in the U.S. NOTE: Graduates of foreign medical schools must submit a copy of their ECFMG certificate. Graduates of foreign colleges or universities must submit documentation showing that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. This position may also be filled by appointment in the U.S. Public Health Service, Commissioned Corps.

Candidates may also be eligible for an excepted service Title 42 appointment.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience. An excellent benefits package is also available. Relocation expenses will be paid. Location: Rockville, Maryland with offices moving to White Oak, Maryland, in 2014. To Apply: Submit resume or curriculum vitae with cover letter by August 31, 2013, to CBER.Employment@fda.hhs.gov. Please reference Job Code: Director-OBE. Additional application procedures may be required. The Department of Health and Human Services is an equal opportunity employer with a smoke free environment.


Tenure-Track "Earl Stadtman Investigators"
Trans-NIH
(deadline: October 1)

The National Institutes of Health, the U.S. government's premier biomedical and behavioral research enterprise, is pleased to announce its fifth annual call for "NIH Earl Stadtman Investigators," a broad recruitment of tenure-track investigators for all NIH intramural programs. Scientific discoveries from our intramural laboratories, with their extensive infrastructure and critical mass of expertise, have a crucial role in both maintaining America's research excellence and advancing medical treatments and cures. Come join the team whose hallmarks are stable funding, intellectual freedom, shared resources, and access to a wide range of scientific expertise. We seek creative, independent thinkers eager to take on high-risk, high-impact research. A fantastic array of early-career scientists already have been hired through the "Stadtman" recruitment in the last four years.

A variety of basic and translational/clinical positions are available, with areas of active recruitment including (but not limited to): Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Biostatistics, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Cell Metabolism, Chemical Biology, Chromosome Biology, Circadian Biology, Computational Biology, Developmental Biology, Epidemiology, Genetics, Genomics, Health Disparities, Hearing & Balance, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Molecular Pharmacology, Neurodevelopment, Neurosciences, Sensory Biology, Structural Biology, Systems Biology, Toxicology, Translational Research, and Virology.

Who we are: Among our approximately 1,100 principal investigators and 5,000 trainees are world-renowned experts in basic, translational, and clinical research. Our strength is our diversity in pursuit of a common goal, to alleviate human suffering from disease. 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: For this broad, trans-NIH recruitment effort, we seek talented, early-career scientists with a clear and creative research vision who wish to contribute to the nation's health.

Qualifications/eligibility: Candidates 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 publications in major peer-reviewed journals. Applicants may be in early stages of their research careers or non-tenured early-to-mid career scientists. 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: (1) a CV; (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 http://tenuretrack.nih.gov/apply between August 1 and 11:59 p.m. EDT October 1, 2013. You will be asked to designate a primary and secondary scientific area 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 11:59 p.m. EDT October 15, 2013. We cannot accept paper applications.

What to expect: Search committees of subject-matter experts will review and evaluate applicants based on publication record, scientific vision and potential scientific impact of current and proposed research, demonstrated independence, awards, and references. The committees will identify the most highly qualified candidates to invite to the NIH for a lecture in November or December 2013, open to the NIH scientific staff, and for subsequent interviews with the search committees. Search committee chairs and NIH Scientific Directors, who lead our intramural programs, will identify finalists for possible recruitment as Earl Stadtman Investigators. Candidates not selected as finalists can be considered for other open NIH research positions. The entire process from application review to job offer may take several months, depending on the volume of applications.

We call upon individuals who will open our eyes to possibilities we haven't yet envisioned, to complement our scientific mission and enhance our research efforts. More information about our program is at http://irp.nih.gov. The inspiring story of Earl and Thressa Stadtman's research at the NIH is at http://history.nih.gov/exhibits/stadtman. Specific questions regarding this recruitment effort may be directed to Dr. Roland Owens, Assistant Director, NIH Office of Intramural Research, at owensrol@mail.nih.gov. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

For more information about this search see:
http://irp.nih.gov/careers/trans-nih-scientific-recruitments
http://tenuretrack.nih.gov/apply/faq/stadtman.html
http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_magazine/previous_issues/articles/2013_04_15/caredit.a1300074

For articles about recruits from the 2009 and 2010 applicants, see past issues of the NIH Catalyst at:
http://www.nih.gov/catalyst/2011/11.04.01/catalyst_v19i2.pdf
http://irp.nih.gov/catalyst/v21i1/the-stadtman-legacy





Posted 08/7/13

Post-doc: Theoretical Ecology
University of Guelph

Outstanding, highly motivated candidates are invited to apply for a postdoctoral research position in theoretical ecology, with focus on applications to sustainability science. The successful applicant must have a strong quantitative background including relevant research experience. The position requires expertise in computer programming or modelling software; excellent written and oral communication skills including ability to write draft manuscripts; ability to work in a group on interdisciplinary research topics; and ability to work collaboratively. Half of the researcher's time must be spent on a recently funded grant from the McDonnell Foundation, as described at http://www.jsmf.org/grants/2012016/. The applicant will be based in the laboratories of Professor Madhur Anand (http://www.uoguelph.ca/~manand/Madhur_Anand/Welcome.html) in the School of Environmental Sciences and Professor Chris Bauch (http://www.math.uwaterloo.ca/~cbauch/) in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Guelph. The applicant will have access to resources such as the Infectious Diseases and Ecological Systems (IDES) Computational Laboratory. Guelph is about one hour's drive from Toronto and its many attractions and opportunities. Guelph has consistently been ranked as one of the top 10 cities to live in Canada. The position is free from teaching obligations although there may be opportunities to teach mathematics courses, depending on demand for instructors.

The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year subject to satisfactory performance. To apply, please send a cover letter, research statement, representative publications, and a CV including names and contact details of three references to Professors Chris Bauch (cbauch@uoguelph.ca) and Madhur Anand (manand@uoguelph.ca). Applications received prior to September 20, 2013 will receive priority but applications will be considered until the position is filled. The position is to start in Fall 2013 or Winter 2014.





Posted 08/7/13

Post-doc: Modelling of Human Social Interactions
University of Exeter, UK

Associate Research Fellow position available immediately for 25 months.

Based in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the University of Exeter, you will undertake research into mathematical modelling and analysis of human social interactions. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a joint venture between movement scientists from Montpellier 1 University in France, computer science experts from the DFKI centre (Germany), mathematicians from the University of Exeter and Bristol (UK), roboticists from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (CH), as well as clinicians, psychologists and psychiatrists from the Academic Hospital of Montpellier (CHRU, FR). This position is funded by European Union FP7 research project AlterEgo: Enhancing social interactions using information technology. The objective of AlterEgo is the creation of an interactive cognitive architecture (ICA), implementable in various artificial agents, allowing a continuous interaction with socially deficient humans. The final aim of the proposal is to produce a new robotic-based clinical method able to enhance social interaction of patients suffering from social disorders.

You will have an excellent background in mathematics, physics and/or engineering, and should be committed to applying their research to make real artificial agents? systems interacting with people in challenging circumstances. You are expected to produce reliable mathematical models and numerical algorithms that i) allow real-time adaptation of the coupled human-artificial agent dynamics and ii) integrate all parts of the interactive cognitive architecture together. The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes, including mathematical modelling and numerical bifurcation analysis.

The closing date for applications is 29 August 2013.

The salary range is 24,766 up too 26,476 pounds per annum, depending on qualifications and experience.

HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:
Please send your completed application and equal opportunities form along with your CV, covering letter and the details of three referees, to Dr Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova, email: K.Tsaneva-Atanasova@exeter.ac.uk, tel: 01392 723615 quoting the reference number P45548 in any correspondence. To download the application and equal opportunities form please follow the below links:
http://www.admin.ex.ac.uk/personnel/jobs/app_form.rtf
http://www.admin.ex.ac.uk/personnel/jobs/EO_form.rtf





Posted 08/7/13

Post-doc: Statistical & Population Genetics
McGill University, Montreal

Job title: Postdoctoral position in statistical and population genetics

A new postdoctoral position in statistical and population genetics is available in Simon Gravel's group at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. The group focuses on population genetics methods to understand human evolution and demography, and on the analysis of high-throughput genomic data. The postdoctoral researcher will be involved in conceptual methods development, implementation, and applications to cutting-edge data.

The ideal candidate has experience with high-throughput biological data or population genetics and a strong interest in quantitative biology and methods development. Programming experience in at least one scripting language (e.g., perl, R, python) and/or one compiled language is preferred. We welcome applications from qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds, including biology, anthropology, mathematics, physics, computer science, and related fields.

The position offers an exceptional opportunity for independent research in a quantitative and theoretical lab with access to cutting-edge data. The McGill Human Genetics department and the McGill and Genome Quebec Innovation Center, together with numerous nearby institutes in Montreal, provide a thriving academic environment.

Applications and queries should be sent to simon.gravel@mcgill.ca, and the subject line should include the job title. Please include a research statement and a CV, one of which should address programming experience-code samples or links to published/distributed code are welcome. Contact information for three references is required. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.





Posted 07/31/13

Post-docs: Sensorimotor Theory
Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception, Paris

Several Postdoc positions in mathematical modelling, perceptual psychophysics, developmental psychology/developmental robotics and philosophy, are available from September 2013 to work within Kevin O'Regan's ERC Advanced project "FEEL" on the sensorimotor approach to consciousness (http://lpp.psycho.univ-paris5.fr/feel/). By examining the laws linking motor output to sensory input, the sensorimotor theory attempts to account for the perceived quality of sensory experiences (e.g. the perceived quality of colors, the differences between different sense modalities, the way an agent -- infant or robot -- can learn the structure of its body and how to use a tool).

Kevin O'Regan is seeking candidates to undertake the work planned in each of the five workpackages of the project (cf. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/869531/ERC-FEEL.pdf): WP1 (Philosophy), WP2 (Formal sensorimotor theory), WP2 (Color psychophysics), WP4 (Sensory Substitution) and WP5 (Development of feel in infants and robots). The work is to be conducted at the Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception (http://lpp.psycho.univ-paris5.fr) in central Paris. French language is not a requirement. Appointments will be for one year, renewable once, starting as soon as possible or until the positions are filled. Net salary is determined by French university standards and experience. Please send CV's and short letters of interest for proposed workpackage and specifying availability to erc.feel.hiring@gmail.com before 1 September 2013.





Posted 07/31/13

Post-docs: RTG in Mathematical Biology
University of Utah

The RTG Program (Research Training Group in Mathematical Biology) at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, has up to three, three-year postdoctoral fellow positions available. These fellows will have received a PhD in Mathematics or a related field with substantial applied mathematical content. They will work in some area of Mathematical Biology with a Mathematics Department mentor and a Life Science mentor and participate in one of the math biology research groups.

The appointment has a two-course teaching load per year, along with other mentoring activities with graduate and undergraduate students in the Math Biology program. RTG postdoctoral positions are available only to US citizens and permanent residents.

Application for these postdoctoral positions should be made to the University of Utah Mathematics Department (see http://www.math.utah.edu/positions). A statement of intent and interest in Mathematical Biology and enthusiastic willingness to engage in interdisciplinary study and research is required of all applicants. It is helpful, but not required, that applicants identify one of the program areas (Biofluids, Ecology, Epidemiology, Immunology, Neuroscience, or Physiology) as their preferred area of research emphasis.





Posted 07/31/13

Post-doc: Mathematical Biology
University of Dundee

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Mathematical investigation into the role of cell-cell communication pathways on collective cell migration.

A postdoctoral fellowship (17 months) is available in the Division of Mathematics, at University of Dundee, under the guidance of Dr. Raluca Eftimie.

The successful candidate is expected to work in an interdisciplinary environment and interact directly with Professor Kees Weijer (College of Life Sciences). Moreover, the successful candidate will have a PhD in Mathematics or cognate disciplines (e.g., Physics, Engineering). Knowledge of mathematical modelling, numerical analysis (theory and numerical simulations) and bifurcation theory is an asset.

The position is associated with a Grade 7 salary scale (29,541-36,298 pounds).

Project Description:
Despite recent advances in identifying the communication mechanisms involved in individual cell movement, there are still many open questions regarding the mechanisms involved in collective cell movement, and how these mechanisms influence the movement of various cell types. To formulate hypotheses that could help address these questions, the postdoctoral fellow will derive a class of mathematical models that describe cells movement and cell-cell interactions via different communication mechanisms. Using mathematical techniques such as travelling wave theory and bifurcation theory, the postdoctoral fellow will determine the role of various cell-cell communication mechanisms on the movement and structure of cell aggregations.

The application deadline is September 1, 2013. The proposed start date is November 1st, 2013 (although it can be delayed a few months if necessary).

Informal enquiries and applications (CV, Publication List and Letter of Motivation) should be emailed to Dr. Raluca Eftimie (reftimie@maths.dundee.ac.uk).

The University of Dundee is a Scottish Registered Charity, No. SC015096.





Posted 07/31/13

Post-doc: Biomechanics of Plants
University of Dundee

Post-Doctoral position in Mathematics/Mathematical Biology

Biomechanics of plants: Multiscale modelling and analysis of the mechanical properties of plant cell walls and tissues

The mechanical properties and growth of plant tissues are strongly determined by the structure of the cell wall and the adhesion between the cells. The primary wall of a plant cell consists mainly of oriented cellulose microfibrils (MF), pectins, hemicellulose, structural proteins and water. The main force for cell elongation (the internal turgor pressure) acts isotropically, and so it is the microscopic structure of the cell wall, surrounding each plant cell, that controls the anisotropic growth of plant cells and tissue. The orientation of MF, their length, high tensile strength and interaction with wall matrix macromolecules (e.g. pectin, hemicellulose) strongly influences the wall stiffness.

The main focus of the research project will be on the multiscale modelling and analysis of the elastic deformation of both plant cell walls and tissues. A microscopic model on the scale of cell wall cellulose microfibrils will allow us to consider non-homogeneous distributions of cell wall structural elements and the biochemical interactions between them, as well as changes in the microstructure in response to internal and external stimuli. The project will also involve numerical simulations and rigorous multiscale analysis of the developed models. The multiscale approach and the numerical analysis of the macroscopic model will enable us to identify the influence of microscopic molecular interactions on the macroscopic mechanical behaviour and help to illuminate the mechanisms responsible for changes in the microscopic properties of plant cell walls and tissues in response to mechanical forces.

The theoretical research will be conducted in collaboration with experimental biologists at the James Hutton Institute, UK and the Centre for Organismal Studies, University of Heidelberg, Germany.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Mathematics (analysis, mathematical modelling, and/or numerical analysis) and an interest in the interface between mathematics and biology and will form part of the team investigating the fascinating mechanical properties of plant cells and tissues. The appointment is for a period of 13?17 months with a starting salary in the range 23,633?29,541 pounds. The position is available from February 1st 2014.

If you are interested in this Post-Doctoral position please contact Mariya Ptashnyk, Division of Mathematics, University of Dundee or http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AGV738/post-doctoral-position-in-mathematics-mathematical-biology/





Posted 07/26/13

Post-doc: Systems Modeller
Rothamsted Research, UK

Rothamsted Research, the UK's oldest and largest agricultural research centre, requires a mathematician or numerate environmental scientist to work on a high-profile 3-year post-doctoral research project to develop our understanding of the processes that underlie the resilience of soils. This project is funded by BBSRC and Defra and underpins part of Rothamsted's role in understanding and shaping the UK's responses to the challenges posed by climate change and the need to produce food in a sustainable manner.

In collaboration with Cranfield University, the appointee will analyse data from experimental trials that measure the respiration of different soils following stresses applied in the laboratory. The appointee will review the literature and build on recent work that has suggested mathematical means to describe and express the twin facets of resilience: resistance to change and recovery from damage.

Together with the Cranfield PDRA, the appointee will examine possible relationships between resilience and the properties of soil or the land-use from where the samples were obtained. S/he will be responsible for helping to draw up maps of the regions or practices in the UK associated with resilient soils and drawing initial conclusions as to how resilience might be conferred upon soils.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in an appropriate science discipline and experience in mathematics and modelling. The ability to formulate and solve differential equations and experience in the use of computer languages such as C++ or Fortran and mathematical software such as MATLAB, Maple or Bayesian Belief Networks would be a particular advantage. The candidate will be expected to engage with other scientists from other disciplines and travel as required especially to Cranfield and so a current driving licence would be an advantage. Training will be given where appropriate and the successful candidate is likely to acquire a range of useful skills making him/her highly employable subsequently.

Informal inquiries about this position which is for 3 years full-time may be directed to Professor Andy Whitmore (andy.whitmore@rothamsted.ac.uk). The appointment is at Band D level with a starting salary normally in the region of 29,547 to 31,995 pounds per annum, subject to experience and profile of candidate, and would suit a recent PhD graduate.

Apply by application form only, available with further particulars from http://www.rothamsted.ac.uk or from the HR Group, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2JQ, rres.hr@rothamsted.ac.uk. Please quote reference 1274. Closing date: 18 August 2013

An Equal Opportunities Employer. As users of the disability symbol, Rothamsted Research guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies.





Posted 07/11/13

Postdoc Position
Auckland Bioengineering Institute, New Zealand

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Auckland Bioengineering Institute

We have funding for a postdoctoral fellow to work on novel signal processing tools for analysing the spatio-temporal charactistics of electrical activity during atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is the most common form of heart rhythm disturbance and electrical activity is mapped clinically to identify regions of the atria that give rise to it. Preliminary studies at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) indicate that combination of 3D real-time atrial electrical mapping with wavelet decomposition provides a particularly effective approach to the problem of substrate identification in atrial fibrillation.

This post will suit someone who has recently completed a PhD, has experience in advanced signal processing methods and wishes to apply this in biomedical research. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Jichao Zhao as part of a research group in the ABI and the Faculty of Medical Health Sciences, that is led by Prof. Bruce Smaill. The post is initially for 12 months, but extension for up to a further one or two years is possible.

Specific requirements: A Ph.D. in Engineering, Mathematics or Physics with a strong background in digital signal processing (frequency domain and wavelet approaches) and a strong background in computer programming (eg, C/C++, Matlab).

If you have any queries in relation to this position, contact Dr Jichao Zhao ( 0064-9 923 6505 , j.zhao@auckland.ac.nz).





Posted 07/11/13

Lecturer Position, Scientific Computation
University of Nottingham

Lecturer in Scientific Computation
University of Nottingham -School of Mathematical Sciences
33,230 - 44,607 pounds per annum, depending on skills and experience
Applications are invited from outstanding candidates for the above post.

The School is inviting applications from candidates who undertake original research of international excellence in numerical analysis, developing innovative techniques to aid analysis of real problems from a variety of fields (including systems biology and medicine, and industrial applied mathematics). There is significant potential to establish collaborations with colleagues within the University (notably from the various Schools of biology and medicine, and from the Faculty of Engineering).

This full-time, permanent post is available from 1 September 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter and is open to job share.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Paul Houston, tel: +44 (0)115 8467468 or email: paul.houston@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. Information about the School is available at: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/mathematics/index.aspx.

For more details and/or to apply on-line please click on the "Apply" button below. If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Department, tel: 0115 951 5206. Please quote ref. CE12656S.

Closing date: 29 July 2013.





Posted 05/28/13

Post-doc: Systems Bio
Wageningen U, The Netherlands

Evolutionary systems biology of light perception networks in plants Applications are invited for a post-doc researcher to work on the theoretical/mathematical part of a multi-disciplinary project, together with two experimental groups in Germany and USA.

Background:
Light controlled gene expression directs plant growth and development throughout their life and species-specific responses to light are critical to survive in highly diverse environments. The scientific aim of our project is to understand how species-specific responses to light evolved. Although the topologies, i.e., components and wiring, of light perception networks appear to be conserved in higher and lower plants, their response profiles to light are different. Thus, the evolution of species-specific responses to light may not have relied primarily on changes in the network topology, which in other cases have been important for network evolution, but also on modifications of network parameters, such as RNA/protein synthesis/degradation rates and complex association/dissociation constants.

Tasks:
Derive and analyse conceptual/mathematical models, analyse experimental data, design of experiments, employ, extend and develop computational search and optimization strategies, develop strategies to analyse and characterize high-dimensional parameterized models, closely communicate and collaborate with the experimental partners. The Post-Doc will play a pivotal role in the project.

Requirements:
For this position we request a solid background in mathematics and physics and a good understanding of molecular biology. Knowledge in plant biology is a plus. In particular:
-PhD in physics, engineering or applied mathematics is a must
-Experience in doing research in a multi-disciplinary team
-Experience in systems biology, mathematical biology
-Published in peer-reviewed journals
-Published together with biologists
-Excellent command of the English language
-Good programming skills (e.g. C, C++, Python, Matlab, etc.)

We offer a temporary position for the period of 2 years with a possible extension of 1 year. Gross salary 3793 euros maximum per month, based on experience.

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Christian Fleck (Christian(dot)Fleck(at)wur(dot)nl), Associate Professor at the Laboratory for Systems and Synthetic Biology at Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

All applications should be done online through the website http://www.wageningenur.nl/nl/Werken-bij.htm ; possibility to apply will open on May 30th and close on June 30th 2013.





Posted 05/13/13

Research Associate
Bristol University

Research Associate in Mathematical Modelling of Hormone Signaling

Job number: ACAD100311
Division/School: School of Clinical Sciences
Contract type:Fixed-term contract staff
Working pattern: Full time
Salary: 34223 - 38522 pounds
Closing date for applications: 02-Jun-2013

Research Associate role available with the purpose of work undertaking research into mechanisms of hormone action.

The project is funded by the BBSRC and is led by Professor Craig A McArdle (School of Clinical Sciences) and by Dr. Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova (Department of Engineering Mathematics).

It focuses on understanding signaling of the neuropeptide gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH), in biochemical, molecular and mathematical terms.

The project will involve development and analysis of computational models of GnRH signaling. These models will be used to probe for mechanisms that govern GnRH frequency decoding. GnRH is secreted in brief pulses and its effects are dependent on pulse frequency and this project will focus on cellular frequency decoding mechanisms. The importance of the work lies in the fact that GnRHR are major therapeutic targets for treatment of infertility and hormone-dependent cancers, and in the utility of this system for understanding the mechanisms of frequency decoding in biological systems.

The job would be suitable for a mathematician with experience in modeling and analysis of non-linear dynamical systems and an interest in applying this to biological systems, or possibly, for a biologist with experience in applying mathematical modeling approaches to biological systems.

Informal contacts:
Professor Craig McArdle 0117 331 3077 craig.mcardle@bristol.ac.uk
Dr. Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova 0117 331 5603 k.tsaneva-atanasova@bristol.ac.uk

Details on how to submit your application could be found at:
http://www.bris.ac.uk/jobs/find/details.html?nPostingID=874&nPostingTargetID=2650&option=28&sort=DESC&respnr=1&ID=Q50FK026203F3VBQBV7V77V83&JobNum=ACAD100311&Resultsperpage=10&lg=UK&mask=uobext





Posted 05/13/13

Postdoc: Computational Biology
Inria, Lyon, France

POSTDOC POSITION in MATHS/ALGORITHMICS for BIOLOGY INRIA at University of Lyon 1, Lyon, France

A postdoctoral position is available in the Inria BAMBOO Team in the framework of an ERC AdG project, SISYPHE, funded by the European Research Council on the mathematical and algorithmic exploration of symbiosis in biology.

We are seeking highly qualified and motivated applicants in mathematics (statistics, probability, combinatorics, graph theory) and/or algorithmics. A strong interest for biological problems (modelling, problem solving, data analysis) would be important.

The successful candidate should enjoy interacting with students and researchers from different disciplines working within a team (the group and its various long-term international collaborators, in particular members of an INRIA International Partnership with Italy and the Netherlands and of an International Laboratory with Brazil, as well as researchers from various academic institutions in that country).

The postdoctoral fellow will develop formal models and algorithms to analyse both publicly available and newly produced data. The specific project will be established together with the candidate.

The group is international with english as a common language. It is located in Lyon, a beautiful city at the kissing point of the Rhône and Saône rivers. It is reputed in particular for its food, wine, and culture.

For more information on the group and on the SISYPHE project, please write to us at: Marie-France.Sagot@inria.fr. You may also consult the web page of the team: https://team.inria.fr/bamboo/ Unusual CVs are welcome.





Posted 05/06/13

Research Jobs - May Update
NIH

Chief Laboratory of Computational Medicine, NEI (deadline: open-ended)

The NEI seeks to develop a new program in computational analysis that fully employs human genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, metabolomic, neurophysiological and clinical data sets to reconstruct biological networks characteristic of normal and disease states. The magnitude, diversity, rich information content, and hierarchical connectivity of these data sets require the utilization and development of novel quantitative tools. The goal is to understand human disease at a molecular level in order to develop mechanism-based therapeutic interventions.

We invite applications for head of a new laboratory of Computational Medicine within the NEI Intramural Research Program. This initiative seeks to integrate and translate knowledge from genetics and biology to a wide range of disease processes using systems, network, statistical and bioinformatics approaches.

* Examples in ocular biology amenable to a systems approach would include neuro-immune interactions, gene regulatory networks during disease pathogenesis, protein interaction pathways, neuron-glial-vascular biological networks in the retina, neuronal networks in the CNS, and developmental conditions and disorders.

* The research program has interest in developing novel computational methodologies for analyzing large genetic, biological, biomedical, neuronal, and functional data sets. Particular attention will be paid to genotype-phenotype correlations, gene-gene and gene-environment interactions. In parallel, we will actively seek to develop disease intermediate phenotypes that reflect the underlying biology and pathophysiology of disease.

* Data sets from large clinical trials, genetic studies (including GWAS), expression profiling in normal and disease conditions, and from the eyeGENE human research repository for monogenic ophthalmic diseases will be developed to reconstruct and understand ocular biological networks that link genetic perturbations, small molecule interactions, and physiological processes, to predict normal and disease states

The NEI/NIH provides an exceptional environment of dedicated scientists as well as a wide range of resources. We currently envision that this program will be located in the newly constructed Porter Neuroscience complex that houses a diverse set of investigators from many different Institutes. The successful candidate will be expected to recruit tenure-track faculty in areas that may include computational medicine or neuroscience, network biology, genetic or molecular epidemiology, cell and molecular biology, statistical genetics, bioinformatics, and biostatistics into the new Laboratory of Computational Medicine. Applicants should have a MD, MD/PhD or PhD and an outstanding record of accomplishments in genetics, epidemiology, neuroscience, cell and molecular biology, biostatistics, or a related quantitative discipline. Senior scientists would have the opportunity to maintain their participation in existing collaborative research in non-eye diseases if desired.

This position will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, bibliography, copies of their five most significant publications, a summary of research accomplishments, names of three references, and a detailed experimental plan for the development of this program. These materials should be sent to: The Office of the Scientific Director, National Eye Institute, Attention: Ms. Mica Gordon (ordonmi@nei.nih.gov), NIH Building 31, 31 Center Drive, Room 6A22, Bethesda, MD, 20892. The National Eye Institute does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

The NIH Intramural Research Program:
http://irp.nih.gov/
http://irp.nih.gov/careers/tenured-and-tenure-track-scientific-careers

Link to Fellowships, Staff Scientist and Tenured/Tenure-Track Research Positions:
http://www.training.nih.gov/
https://www.training.nih.gov/career_services/jobs

Link to NIH Jobs:
http://www.jobs.nih.gov/

Searchable database of all NIH intramural research projects:
http://intramural.nih.gov/search/index.tml

Clinical Training at NIH:
http://www.cc.nih.gov/training/index.html
http://www.cc.nih.gov/training/gme.html

NIH Common Fund Diversity Initiatives:
http://commonfund.nih.gov/diversity/

Women of Color Research Network:
http://www.wocrn.nih.gov/

Mid-Atlantic Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC):
http://www.midatlanticherc.org

NIH Clinical Center Grand Rounds Schedule:
http://clinicalcenter.nih.gov/about/news/grcurrent.html

NIH Clinical Center Grand Rounds Archives::
http://videocast.nih.gov/PastEvents.asp?c=27

NIH Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series Schedule:
http://wals.od.nih.gov/

NIH Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series Archives:
http://videocast.nih.gov/PastEvents.asp?c=3





Posted 04/24/13

Postdoc: Computational and Systems Biology
University Lille, France

Postdoctoral position in computational and systems biology available in Lille, France

A postdoctoral position is available in the department of Physics of University Lille 1, France, to work on the dynamics of regulatory networks underlying circadian clocks and their design principles. The research will be focused on the mathematical modeling of the circadian clock of the microscopic green alga Ostreococcus tauri and will be conducted in close collaboration with the group of biologists at Observatoire Oceanologique de Banyuls who have first identified Ostreococcus clock genes.

Candidates are expected to have a strong background in nonlinear dynamics as wel! l as in computational or systems biology, in the context of cellular regulatory networks. A significant programming experience is also required (preferably C/C++ or Fortran under a linux environment). The post-doctoral researcher will base its research on an extensive set of experimental time series recorded in Banyuls to extend the current knowledge about the molecular networks of Ostreococcus clock. The results obtained in this project will be of high significance for the circadian biology field, because : (1) Ostreococcus clock appears to be closely related to that of Arabidopsis thaliana but with a simpler architecture, (2) previous mathematical modeling of this clock has revealed a very interesting strategy to buffer fluctuations in daylight intensity. A complete mathematical model of the clock would therefore provide a simple example of a robust clock network.

The contract is for one year, ext! endable for 10 additional months. The monthly net salary is about 2200 euros. Candidates should send as soon as possible a cover letter stating their motivations and CV to Marc Lefranc (marc.lefranc@univ-lille1.fr), preferably before June 1st, 2013. They should also arrange for two reference persons to send simultaneously recommendation letters to the same address. Before applying, candidates are advised to check whether the position is still available at http://www-phlam.univ-lille1.fr/perso/lefranc/postdoc.html where they will also find more information.

The Dynamics of Biological Networks team comprises three permanent researchers (Marc Lefranc, Quentin Thommen and Benjamin Pfeuty). The research aims at understanding the dynamical behavior and design principles of biological networks, in particular signaling cascades and genetic oscillators (circadian clocks, cell cycle,...), using the tools of nonlinear dynamical systems theory and statistical physics.





Posted 04/24/13

Postdoc: Epidemiological Modeling
York University and Memorial University of Newfoundland

Postdoctoral Fellowship "Epidemiological Modelling for Antimicrobial Stewardship", at Mount Sinai Hospital, York University and Memorial University of Newfoundland

Applicants are invited for a postdoctoral position in epidemiological modeling for antimicrobial stewardship. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to play an important role in a Collaborative Health Research Project (CHRP) on quantifying antimicrobial resistance in Canadian hospitals, and will join an accomplished team of researchers representing both the health and natural sciences.

The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to interact with the team, and be responsible for the epidemiological model development and analysis: model concept design, data retrieval from published literature as well as from the datasets available to the team; mathematical analysis and computer simulations; testing and validating models; performing sensitivity and uncertainty analysis and addressing the issues related to antimicrobial stewardship and infection control strategies.

The fellowship will be jointly supervised by Dr. Andrew Morris (Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto), Dr. Jianhong Wu (York University) and Dr. Amy Hurford (Memorial University of Newfoundland). This fellow will initially be placed at the Centre for Disease Modelling (CDM) in York University and then moved to Memorial University of Newfoundland.

The fellowship can start anytime, initially for one year but can be renewed for up to a total of 3 years. The salary/stipend is in the range of $40,000~48,000 per year (including benefits).

Applicants should have significant experience in mathematical biology. Experience in modeling biodiversity and manipulating large datasets will be an asset.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae along with complete contact information, some representative research and arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Katya Richardson at cdmdesk@yorku.ca. Applications will be reviewed immediately, and only short listed applicants will be contacted.





Posted 04/24/13

Associate Professor Position, Scientific Computation
The University of Nottingham

Reference: CE11681A
Closing Date: Thursday, 25th April 2013
Department: School of Mathematical Sciences
Salary: 47314 to 56467 pounds per annum depending on skills and experience.

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates whose expertise complement and enhance the current activity of our research group in Scientific Computation.

Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent in mathematics or a related subject and have achieved research distinction in the area of speciality, have strong leadership capability or potential and proven skills in high quality teaching.

The successful candidates will be expected to contribute strongly to maintaining and enhancing the School's high standards in both research and teaching. Candidates should have a commitment to high- quality teaching in honours and service mathematics to a broad range of students.

This full-time, permanent post is available from 1 August 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter and is open to job share. Though the appointment will be made purely on merit, we particularly encourage applications from women as part of our commitment to promoting diversity.

Informal enquiries may be addressed as follows: Prof Paul Houston tel: +44 (0)115 846 7468 or email: paul.houston@nottingham.ac.uk;

Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted. Information about the School is available at:
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/mathematics/index.aspx.





Posted 04/24/13

Lecturer Position, Mathematics
University of Chester

Further information available at http://www.chester.ac.uk

Job Details:
The Department of Mathematics is seeking to appoint a lecturer to teach on both the undergraduate and postgraduate curricula, as well as contribute to the department's research, which focuses on Computational and Applied Mathematics. In particular, the Mathematics research group at Chester is primarily interested in Numerical Analysis and the Mathematics of Biological Systems.

This post offers an excellent opportunity to contribute to all aspects of the work of a growing department and you will be expected to contribute to the Department's on-going research.

You must possess a PhD in Mathematics. Experience of teaching University mathematics will be an advantage, as will evidence of (or evidence of potential for) publishing research results.





Posted 04/08/13

Regius Chair in Mathematics
University of St Andrews, UK

The Regius Chair in Mathematics at the University of St Andrews, UK is presently vacant and applications in all areas of Mathematical Sciences are invited.

The advertisement is on the University web-site:

https://www.vacancies.st-andrews.ac.uk//ViewVacancy.aspx?enc=mEgrBL4XQK0+ld8aNkwYmIXOlG1605xaBhAbM0r5kwUN4+XXvxW2OgJU8seAyiVHUmlmtPQsF8JrGu6NLPXfSw==
and on:
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AGH099/regius-professor-of-mathematics-me837/

Please note that applications from all areas of mathematical biology are welcomed. The appointment is expected to expand our existing research portfolio but synergies with the current expertise are encouraged.

The closing date for applications is 10 May 2013.





Posted 04/08/13

Postdoc: Information Processing in Neuroendocrine Circuits
King's College London

Postdoctoral Position:
Computational analysis of information processing in neuroendocrine circuits
MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology>
King's College London
London, UK

Summary:
We are seeking a computational postdoctoral scientist to participate in a European Research Council funded project in the laboratory of Dr. QueeLim Ch'ng at the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, King's College London. This project aims to address the molecular and information processing mechanisms underlying signalling in neuroendocrine circuits that influence ageing and development in the nematode C. elegans. Using quantitative systems approaches, the post holder will use computational methods to curate and analyse multifaceted experimental data including those from high-throughput imaging studies. The multi-disciplinary position also provide exposure to new techniques for automated high-throughput microscopy and functional in vivo imaging. The candidate will benefit from training in a vibrant intellectual and collaborative environment, and state-of-the-art imaging facilities.

Details/Requirements:
The candidate will have a PhD in bioinformatics, systems biology, physics, engineering, mathematics or related areas, and have a genuine interest in information processing in neuroendocrine circuits. Expertise in programming (R, MatLab) and computational methods (statistics, database management, bioinformatics, image processing and mathematics) are essential. Independence, motivation, good communication skills, and high quality publications are also required.

Salary:
The salary range will be around 33,230 pounds per annum plus 2323 pounds per annum London Allowance depending on relevant skills and experience.

Duration: Fixed term contract ending 30 September 2014.

Closing Date: 18th April 2013

Contact:
For an informal discussion of the post please contact Dr QueeLim Ch'ng on 020 7848 8256, or via email at queelim@kcl.ac.uk. Further details and application packs are available on the College's website at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/jobs. All correspondence should clearly state the job title and reference number BMS/2049/13-CB. If you have any queries please contact your Recruitment Co-ordinator at devneuro-recruitment@kcl.ac.uk

Apply at:
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/pertra/vacancy/external/pers_detail.php?jobindex=12953





Posted 04/08/13

Postdoctoral Fellowships in RNA Science
Alberta RNA Research and Training Institute

The Alberta RNA Research and Training Institute (ARRTI, http://www.uleth.ca/artsci/arrti) at the University of Lethbridge invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in the area of RNA science. The Institute includes a Laboratory for Systems Biology and Mathematical Modeling. The Institute encourages collaboration between member labs, and joint training in experimental and theoretical methods is possible.

For more information on or to apply for these fellowships, visit:
http://www.uleth.ca/artsci/biochemistry/job-postings





Posted 03/19/13

PhD Position, Computational Biomechanics
CWI, Amsterdam

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) is the Dutch national research institute for mathematics and computer science and linked to the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research(NWO). The mission of CWI is to conduct pioneering research in mathematics and computer science, generating new knowledge in these fields and conveying it to trade, industry, and society at large. CWI is located at Science Park Amsterdam. It is an internationally oriented institute, with 160 scientists from approximately 27 countries. The facilities are first-rate and include excellent IT support, career planning, training, and courses.

The Life Sciences research group has a vacancy for a talented PhD student, on the subject of:

Computational biomechanics of extracellular matrix materials and cell-matrix interactions during blood vessel growth.

The opening is a research position within the field of applied mathematics or computational science.

Research group: The work will be embedded in the Biomodeling and Biosystems Analysis group at the CWI in Amsterdam. The group carries out biomodeling research with experimental collaborators, and focuses on modelling pattern formation and morphogenesis in multicellular organisms.

Job description: The outgrowth of new blood vessels from pre-existing vessels, called angiogenesis, is a crucial step in wound healing and tumor growth. Cell-based simulation models help to analyze how cells assemble into blood vessels and other tissue structures. Present cell-based numerical techniques, including the cellular Potts model, lack an accurate description of the biochemistry and biomechanics of one of the main controlling factors of angiogenesis and tumor progression: the extracellular matrix (ECM). The ECM is a diverse class of jelly or hard materials providing structural support to the tissue. The ECM also acts as a medium for cell-cell communication.

As part of an NWO-funded Vidi-project on angiogenesis, your task will be to develop and apply state-of-the-art and efficient numerical methods for simulating the biomechanics of the ECM. These partial-differential equation and/or agent-based simulations will interface naturally with pre-existing, stochastic models of endothelial cell behavior. You will also integrate the codes into an existing, internationally developed open-source cell-based modeling framework, called CompuCell3D, and will perform numerical simulation experiments. You will interact closely with a PhD-student in applied computational biology and with experimental biologists at the Institute for Cardiovascular Research of the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam.

Requirements: Candidates are required to have a Master’s degree in applied mathematics, computational physics, theoretical biology, computer science or a related discipline, and able to communicate with scientists in biology and mathematics. Preferable qualifications for candidates include proven research talent, excellent programming skills in C++ or willingness and ability to learn, an excellent command of English, and good academic writing and presentation skills.

Terms and conditions: The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Research Centres ("CAO-onderzoeksinstellingen"). The gross monthly salary, for a PhD student on a full time basis, is 2,057 euros the first year and increases to 2,636 euros over the four year period. Employees are also entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8,33%. CWI offers attractive working conditions, including flexible scheduling and help with housing for expat employees.

Application: Applications can be sent before 8 April 2013 to apply@cwi.nl. All applications should include a detailed resume, motivation letter, list of your MSc courses and grades, copy of your Master's thesis and preferably a list of publications. For more information about the vacancy, please contact dr. Roeland Merks, email Roeland.Merks@cwi.nl, telephone +31(0)20 592 4117.

For more information about CWI, please visit http://www.cwi.nl. More information about the group can be found on http://biomodel.project.cwi.nl. Or watch our video "A Fundamental Difference" about working at CWI:
https://www.cwi.nl/general/a-fundamental-difference.





Posted 03/19/13

Postdoc Positions
Ecuadorian Research Center

The Ecuadorian Research Center on Mathematical Modelling (ModeMat) at Escuela Politecnica Nacional de Quito invites applications for three postdoctoral positions in the following areas: (1) parallel computing of solutions to partial differential equations, (2) computational methods for image processing and (3) optimization of public transportation systems.

The Research Center on Mathematical Modelling (ModeMat) is a multidisciplinary center that aims at developing new mathematical and computational techniques and building innovative mathematical models for solving problems arising in different application areas. The current application areas of the center are:
- Optimization and control
- Logistics and transport
- Modeling and simulation in the biosciences

Successful candidates should have a PhD in applied mathematics or related fields, and have demonstrated potential for excellence in research. Previous postdoc experience is highly desirable. The initial appointment will be for one year and is renewable for up to two years. The salary ranks between 2.400 USD and 4.320 USD per month, depending on experience. Additional benefits like medical insurance, travel funding and others are included. The position will be financed trough the ecuadorian Prometeo initiative.

Applications consisting of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and 2 letters of recommendation should be sent to:

Prof. Juan Carlos De los Reyes
Director, Centro de Modelizacion Matematica (ModeMat)
EPN Quito, Ecuador
mailto:juan.delosreyes@epn.edu.ec

Further information on ModeMat can be found at:
http://www.math.epn.edu.ec/modemat/





Posted 03/05/13

Postdoc Position
Juelich

At the Research Center Juelich, we are seeking a highly motivated and creative postdoc with sound expertise in computational science and some background in biotechnology. This project is a collaboration between the Biotechnology Institute (IBG-1) and the Juelich Supercomputing Center (JSC). The position is available immediately and offered for 2 years. Juelich is Germany's largest research center with more than 5000 employees and hosts Europe's largest supercomputer JUQUEEN. The Biotechnology Institute has a long tradition in industrial biotechnology and, in particular, biochemical network modeling.

In the project, a multi-scale modeling approach will be applied for bridging time and length scales between molecular mechanisms and process outputs. A major task will be to evaluate and couple simulation codes for Brownian dynamics (BD), cellular automata (CA) and partial differential equations (PDE). Improving the scalability on our supercomputers will also be an issue, in order to compute realistically sized examples. The methods will then be used for studying the impact of in-vivo diffusion and channeling of macromolecules, geometry related effects at membrane surfaces and in micro-channels, and related multi-scale phenomena.

Candidates should have a PhD degree in computational science and engineering (CSE) or a related field, with sound programming experience in C/C++. The ideal candidate would also have a decent publication record, parallel programming skills, and some background in statistical thermodynamics and/or computational biology/biotechnology. Applications, containing the candidate's CV with recent publications, a statement of current and future career goals, and names of 3 referees should be sent by email to

Dr. Eric von Lieres (e.von.lieres@fz-juelich.de)





Posted 03/05/13

Postdoc. Research Associate Position
Georgetown University

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Department of Biology, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate position in the prediction and containment of livestock diseases with spatio-temporal network modeling.

This position will be funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and will be based in the group of Shweta Bansal (http://bansallab.com) at Georgetown University. Successful applicants will develop mathematical and statistical network models for partially-observed data and apply them to inform control or management of infectious disease in U.S. livestock populations. The ideal candidate has a PhD in statistics, applied mathematics or another highly quantitative field and previous experience in the analysis of epidemiological or ecological systems with network models.

Initial appointments will be for one year, with possible renewal to a second year depending on progress. The salary will be in the range of $48,000-54,000 per year (depending on experience), plus fringe benefits. The position is available to be filled immediately, but the starting date is negotiable.

Georgetown University is a vibrant scientific community and the successful applicant will be afforded many opportunities for professional development. Washington D.C. offers a rich cultural and intellectual life, in the heart of the U.S. policy scene.

For further information, contact Shweta Bansal (e-mail: sb753@georgetown.edu). Applicants should send a cover letter, a detailed CV, a brief statement of research interests, and names and contact information for three references. The cover letter should discuss possible starting dates.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the post has been filled.





Posted 03/05/13

Postdoc: Research Scientist/Ecological/Epidemiological Modeller
Rothamsted Research

Rothamsted Research, the UK's oldest and largest agricultural research centre, is seeking suitably qualified mathematical modellers, ecologists and epidemiologists for up to four post-doctoral positions to work on applied aspects of the epidemiology of plant pathogens. These post-doctoral positions are available within the Computational and Systems Biology Department in two generic areas:

Invasive plant pathogens: Increases in global trade have led to a vast increase in invasive plant disease epidemics with serious consequences for both nature conservation and food security. Projects are available developing methods to advise on surveillance and control of such invaders.

Durable disease control: The evolution of new pathogen strains that overcome existing disease control is a central threat to food security. Projects are available developing methods that minimise selection for new strains and improve the durability of disease control.

The successful applicants will work on important current applications, including (i) a range of forest tree diseases such as sudden oak death (Phytophthora ramorum), acute oak decline (casual organism unknown) and ash dieback (Chalara fraxinea) and (ii) a range of crop diseases such as Stem rust Ug99 (Puccinia graminis f.sp.tritici), a pathogen of wheat threatening recurrent famine in parts of Africa and Asia, cassava virus diseases in Africa and a range of fungal disease of wheat in the UK.

As well as address fundamental research questions in this area, the post-holders will have the opportunity to work closely with regulatory agencies and international partners to have a tangible impact on control strategies in practice. Therefore the successful applicants must have strong quantitative skills and experience in ecological or epidemic modelling.

Informal enquires about these positions can be directed to Dr Frank van den Bosch (frank.vandenbosch@rothamsted.ac.uk) or to Dr Stephen Parnell (stephen.parnell@rothamsted.ac.uk). The positions are full-time within Band D and attract a starting salary within the range 26,745 and 31,677 pounds. The positions available range between three to five years in duration.

Apply by application form only, available with further particulars from http://www.rothamsted.ac.uk or from the HR Group, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2JQ, rres.hr@rothamsted.ac.uk. Please quote reference 1244.

Closing date: 28 March 2013





Posted 02/27/13

Multiple Informatics Positions
Janssen

Janssen has a number of excellent positions open for individuals with strong informatics skills. The positions are within therapeutic areas, so individuals will have the ability to strongly impact the portfolio of drugs that we bring to market.

Interested individuals should apply on J&J?s job Web site.

PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST, COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGIST:
http://jobs.jnj.com/s/uNXQ58#.URkufVX9Qks.email
SENIOR SCIENTIST, COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGIST:
http://jobs.jnj.com/s/oAdSR4#.URkxIA12K8Y.email
SENIOR SCIENTIST, COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGIST:
http://jobs.jnj.com/s/OOTkcD#.URlfw9kwEto.email
SCIENTIST, COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGIST:
http://jobs.jnj.com/s/eQ7P7N#.URkv71XYu-0.email
SENIOR SCIENTIST, BIOMARKERS:
http://jobs.jnj.com/job/Spring-House-SENIOR-SCIENTIST%2C-BIOMARKERS-Job-PA-19477/2323671/





Posted 02/27/13

Postdoc: Computational Biology
University of Amsterdam

The Section computational Science (University of Amsterdam) has an open position for the following project: Genetically-programmable self-patterning swarm organs (SWARM-ORGAN). The project is an EU-funded project and is a collaboration with: University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands (Jaap Kaandorp); Fundacio Privada Centre de Regulacio Genomics, Spain (James Sharpe, coordinator); University of Surrey, UK (Yaochu Jin) and The John Innes Centre, UK (Veronica Grieneisen)

The SWARM-ORGAN project will focus on systems containing large numbers of autonomous but relatively simple agents, whose goal is to collectively organize themselves into complex spatial arrangements despite each agent having only local awareness. This particular question is directly relevant to both biological morphogenesis, and to new paradigms of distributed technology such as robotic swarms and amorphous computing. A fundamental challenge in this area is how to design the local control system of each agent, and the SWARM-ORGAN project will extensively explore a specific approach ? namely the use of GRNs (gene regulatory networks) ? as a potentially powerful control method for these systems. By focusing on GRNs we will develop a theoretical framework about distributed adaptive control, which will be equally informative in both understanding natural biological technologies. In the part of the project at the University of Amsterdam we will focus on modeling gene regulatory networks and embryogenesis in cnidarians.

Tasks:
The postdoc will work on modelling of gene regulation and embryogenesis in cnidarians using a computational approach.

Requirements:
The position is open for candidates at the postdoc level. Candidates should have a master's degree (or equivalent) in scientific computing or computational science, (computational) physics, (computational) chemistry or a comparable expertise. Candidates are expected to have expertise in mathematical modelling, scientific programming and life science applications. The candidate should be able to work in an international research team. A strong research record, evidenced by a PhD thesis and papers published in peer-reviewed journals is needed. Fluency in oral and written English is required. Motivation to travel to a different country and integrate efficiently in a new research team is fundamental.

Further information can be obtained from Dr Jaap A. Kaandorp, Section Computational Science, University of Amsterdam, email: J.A.Kaandorp@uva.nl.

More information (application procedure, deadlines etc.) is available on:
http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies.html





Posted 02/20/13

Postdoc Position
Georgia Tech

The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University (Georgia Tech, Atlanta Campus) is seeking an outstanding candidate to fill the position of Postdoctoral Fellow in the Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (CFM Lab). This position is available immediately.

The required qualifications are: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or a related discipline, demonstrated experience in fluid-structure interaction modeling (applications to the heart and cardiovascular system are especially beneficial), excellent collaborative and communication skills, strong proficiency in English.

The successful candidate will be contributing to a project that seeks to develop and utilize an advanced fluid-structure interaction (FSI) model of the mitral valve system to analyze the valve in the normal, diseased, or repaired states. The project is being carried out in collaboration between the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Maine and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories.

Georgia Tech offers a competitive total compensation package.

Further information on this opening and on the CFM Lab can be found at:
http://groups.bme.gatech.edu/groups/cfmg/group/home.htm

Interested applicants should forward by e-mail a cover letter, curriculum vitae (please attach up to three recent publications), a short description of career goals and the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references to:
Dr. Ajit Yoganathan (ajit.yoganathan@bme.gatech.edu)
and
Ms. Sandra Maffey (sandra.maffey@bme.gatech.edu)





Posted 02/19/13

Computational Scientists
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at UNL is kicking off a hiring push to bring on more than 30 new faculty. In the first round of hires, there are opportunities for three Computational Scientists, with three more positions slated for the second round. These positions are pretty exciting as they are not directly aligned with a specific discipline within IANR, giving the applicants the ability to align with their dept. of interest. More info can be found here:

http://ianrhome.unl.edu/growingianr





Posted 01/22/13

Program Director Position
NSF/MCB

The National Science Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for one permanent Program Director position in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB), Directorate for Biological Sciences, Arlington, VA. MCB supports fundamental theory-driven research that leads to quantitative and predictive understanding of complex living systems at the molecular, subcellular, and cellular levels. Additional information about MCB can be found at http://nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=MCB.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in a science or engineering field relevant to any of the scientific areas encompassed by MCB. In addition applicants must have six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience beyond the Ph.D. in one of these scientific areas. Preference will be given to candidates who are tenured faculty members with a strong record of research accomplishments and a progressive vision for the emerging areas in molecular and cellular biology. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, but MCB is particularly interested in individuals with expertise appropriate for the cellular dynamics and function cluster. This cluster seeks theory-driven predictive investigations of diverse cellular and subcellular systems. The cluster encourages research projects that use multidisciplinary physical, chemical, mathematical and computational approaches to provide novel techniques and integrative insight into fundamental cellular functions.

Individuals interested in applying for this vacancy should submit their materials to announcement MCB-2013-0002. The position requirements and application procedures are located on the NSF Home Page at http://www.nsf.gov/about/career_opps/. If you have questions about the application process contact Johane Pace at 703-292-7493, or adsearch@nsf.gov. For technical information, contact Dr. Parag R. Chitnis, MCB Division Director, 703-292-8440, pchitnis@nsf.gov (Hearing impaired individuals may call TDD 703-292-8044). Applications must be received by February 8, 2013.

NSF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.





Posted 01/22/13

Postdoc position: computational biology/bioinformatics
IAC-CNR, Rome

Applications are invited for a bioinformatics/mathematical modelling position to work within the Digital Biology Unit (DBU) at the IAC-CNR. The DBU is an interdisciplinary group of researchers devoted to the use of mathematical and computational methods to understand biological processes.

The position will be funded by the FP7-EU-project MISSION-T2D that aims at developing and validating an integrated, multilevel patient-specific model for the simulation and prediction of metabolic and inflammatory processes in the onset and progress of the type 2 diabetes (T2D). MISSION-T2D targets at paving the way for translating validated multilevel immune-metabolic models into the clinical setting of T2D. Indeed, this approach will eventually generate predictive biomarkers from the integration of metabolic, nutritional, immune/inflammatory, genetic and gut microbiota profiles, as well as of clinical data, suitable to be translated into cost-effective mobile-based diagnostic tools.

The appointment will be at the Italian post doctoral level ("assegno di ricerca"). The salary range will be 22-26k Eur (after taxes) per annum. The post is initially for one year extendible to three years.

Requirements for the job:
The ideal candidate for this full-time position will have a PhD or equivalent experience in computer science, bioinformatics, or a related field such as mathematics, engineering or physics. Candidates should have a solid foundation in computer programming, mathematics, statistics and demonstrated expertise in modelling biological phenomena. The candidate should have good demonstrated programming skills in C or C++ language and at least one scripting language (e.g. Perl or Python). Knowledge of programming environments (e.g., R or Matlab) and demonstrated experience in programming in Objective-C and Cocoa for Mac Os X is a welcomed plus.

In addition, the candidate should possess strong multi-tasking capabilities and thrive in a multi-disciplinary research environment. As the candidate will interact with computational scientists, biologists as well as other bioinformaticians, strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential as is the ability to work as part of a team.

Additional Information:
This is a full-time position, in Rome (Italy). Appointment is available starting from March 2013.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Filippo Castiglione and/or Paolo Tieri ({f.castiglione|p.tieri}@iac.cnr.it). The selection procedure will include a video interview (Skype|gtalk) to get into the short list. The selected candidates will be then invited to Rome (trip funding may be available) for a final audience.

How to Apply:
To apply: send email containing a cover letter with motivations and your CV. Please be prepared to provide two-three letters of references.

Closing Date: 20 February 2013.

The National Research Council of Italy is committed to equal oportunities and welcomes applications worldwide.





Posted 01/22/13

Postdoc
University of Georgia

The Park lab in the Ecology School, University of Georgia is seeking to recruit a postdoctoral associate with interests in the evolutionary ecology of infectious diseases and a strong background in modeling/computation applied to population biology. The lab uses modeling and computational techniques to study the ecology and evolution of host-parasite interactions. Interested applican are first encouraged to familiarize themselves with the research interests of lab members (http://geospiza.ecology.uga.edu/parklab). As the successful applicant will be given freedom to develop their own research questions, applicants are asked to submit (1) CV, (2) short statement of intended research plan (1-2 pages) by email to Dr Andrew Park (awpark@uga.edu). Applicants are also requested to arrange for 3 letters of reference to be emailed to Dr Park. Salary will be commensurate with experience and the position includes health and retirement benefits. Informal enquiries by email are welcome. Start date could be as early as 1st March, 2013 and applications received by 11th February, 2013 will be given full consideration.





Posted 01/22/13

Mathematical Biology Faculty Positions
University of Dundee

Dundee Fellowship Scheme in Mathematical and Computational Biology Division of Mathematics, University of Dundee

The University seeks to make a number of permanent faculty appointments in Mathematical and Computational Biology through its Dundee Fellows Scheme.

Full details (including how to apply) may be found at the websites:
http://www.dundee.ac.uk/dundeefellows/

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AFQ065/dundee-fellows/

Salary from 37,012 - 52,706 (Grades 8/9)

Closing date January 23rd 2013





Posted 01/22/13

Assistant Professor in Computational Systems Biology
Wageningen

The details of these positions can be found on our website:
http://www.wageningenur.nl/systemsbiology

Assistant Professor in Computational Systems Biology:
For more information about Tenure Track within Wageningen UR look at http://www.wur.nl/UK/work.

Additional information:
For more information about this position please contact Prof. dr. Ir. Vitor A.P. Martins dos Santos, Chair, tel. +31- 317-482865, vitor.mds@wur.nl.

For information about the contractual aspects please contact Mrs. J.E.C. van Meurs, HRM-advisor, tel. + 31- 317-480101, joes.vanmeurs@wur.nl.

You can apply online at http://www.wageningenur.nl/en/Jobs.htm until 31th of January 2013





Posted 01/22/13

Postdoc Position
University of Lugano, Switzerland

A two-year postdoctoral position is available starting immediately in the scientific computing group at the Institute of Computational Science, Faculty of Informatics, University of Lugano, Switzerland.

The candidates must have demonstrated expertise in molecular dynamics, dissipative particle dynamics or other particle based method, strong programming skills (C/C++ and parallel computing preferred), and have some background/interest in biology. The successful candidate will participate in the development of methods and software for multiscale modeling of cells and transport processes in cancer microcirculation.

Please email a cover letter and curriculum vitae including a list of publication and contact information of three references to Professor Pivkin (igor.pivkin@usi.ch).





Posted 01/09/13

Post-Doctoral or PhD Positions in neural network studies
Kavli Institute

The Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience & the Centre for Neural Computation at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), located in Trondheim, Norway, has 5-8 research positions at post-doctoral or PhD level available in the field of neural network studies. The Centre for Neural Computation is a recently established centre of excellence funded for 10 years by the Norwegian Research Council. In addition we have obtained funding from the Norwegian research council to establish the Norwegian Research School in Neuroscience (NRSN) which will be established by 1 March 2013, and I have been successful in receiving funding at the level of an advanced ERC grant.

The positions will be part in either of three groups, the one headed by May-Britt and Edvard Moser, the one headed by Menno Witter, or the group headed by Cliff Kentros, who joined the centre per 1 January 2013. The positions will be for 2-4 years.

If you might be interested, please contact Menno Witter for further information. They may also check our website http://www.ntnu.no/cbm/

The first deadline to interview candidates will already be 28 of January but we will continue the search till all positions are taken by excellent candidates,





Posted 01/03/13

Postgraduate Fellowship: Computational Ecology
USEPA, Athens GA

Postgraduate (BS, MS) Fellowship Program Opportunity

A postgraduate fellowship is available (via the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education) with the Ecosystems Research Division of the USEPA in Athens, GA. http://www.epa.gov/athensr/

This research training opportunity involves the integration and application of existing ecological models to assess pesticide risks to threatened and endangered species. Research under this project directly supports the EPA's Endangered Species Protection Program to help promote the recovery of listed species and the registration of pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The objective of this project is to integrate, improve, and further develop available EPA models for estimating chemical exposures in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems while incorporating important fate and transport processes. Relevant programming skills include R, Python, and scripting languages for web applications.

Details on how to apply are here:
http://orise.orau.gov/epa/description.aspx?JobId=10572
and and the application form is here:
http://www.orau.gov/partform/EPA/EPA_Application.pdf

Review of applicants will commence on January 12.





Posted 01/03/13

University Assistant Position
Graz University

University Assistant with doctorate (40 hours a week; fixed-term employment for the period of 6 years; Envisaged Job Starting Date immediately )

Job specification:

Personal profile:

Classification:
Salary scheme of the Universitaten-KV (University CollectiveAgreement): B1

Minimum salary:
The minimum salary as stated in the collective agreement and according to the classification scheme is EUR 3381.70 gross/month. This minimum salary may be higher due to previous employment periods eligible for inclusion and other earnings and remunerations.

We offer you a job with a lot of responsibility and variety. You can expect an enjoyable work climate, flexible work hours and numerous possibilities for further education and personal development. Take advantage of the chance to enter into a challenging work environment full of team spirit and enthusiasm for your job.

Application Deadline: 09. January 2013
Reference Number: MB/4/99 ex 2012/13

If you are interested, please submit your application documents within the stated deadline. Make sure to indicate the reference number on your application and please send your CV, photo and relevant letters of recommendation to:

Karl-Franzens-Universitat Graz
Personalressort
Universitatsplatz
8010 Graz
or by e-mail bewerbung@uni-graz.at





Posted 12/5/12

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Northeastern University

DESCRIPTION:
The Center for Complex Network Research (CCNR) at Northeastern University, Department of Physics, in the group of Professor Laszlo Barabasi is looking for exceptional candidates to fill one or several postdoctoral positions. The group currently focuses on the study of complex networks and network medicine. We are seeking candidates in each area. Our research on network medicine focuses on the properties of biological networks, with applications to human diseases. Our research on complex networks focuses on several problems, from network control to social networks, mobility patterns and fundamental issues in network science. The ideal candidate will have a recent Ph.D., a background in biophysics, computational biology, statistical mechanics, data mining, statistics or related areas and experience in computational modeling and analysis. Candidates with a strong analytical background and interest in interdisciplinary research will be given particular attention. Experience with network theory is a plus, but not a requirement.

Please send your application consisting of your Curriculum Vitae and three Letters of Recommendations to ccnrad@gmail.com.





Posted 12/5/12

Data and Network Visualization Artist/Researcher
Northeastern University

DESCRIPTION:
We are searching for an individual with expertise in data visualization and design, who will establish, conduct and effectively manage projects in data and network visualization, working with members of the Center for Complex Network Research and Barabasilab (a href="http://www. barabasilab.com">) at Northeastern University in Boston. There are also collaborative opportunities with other labs (lead by Professors Lazer and Vespignani). We seek individuals with demonstrated ability to balance multiple projects and shift priorities as organizational demands require. Solid experience in data visualization and graphic design/presentation software and tools. Salary is competitive and commensurate with background and experience.

REQUIREMENTS:

E-mail resume with cover letter, and link to portfolio (if applicable) to:
Suzanne Aleva.





Posted 11/21/12

Postdoc Positions and Early Career Awards
MBI

Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI) is accepting applications for Postdoctoral Fellows to start September 2013.

MBI postdoctoral fellows engage in a three-year integrated program of tutorials, working seminars or journal clubs, and workshops, and in interactions with their mathematical and bioscience mentors. These activities are geared toward providing the tools to pursue an independent research program with an emphasis on collaborative research in the mathematical biosciences. MBI facilitated activities are tailored to the needs of each postdoctoral fellow.

Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI) is accepting applications for Early Career Awards for the 2013-2014 emphasis semesters on Ecosystem Dynamics and Management and Frontiers in Imaging, Mathematics, and the Life Sciences.

Early Career Awards enable recipients to be in residence at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute for stays of at least three months during an emphasis program. Details of the 2013-2014 programs can be found at http://mbi.osu.edu/annual_programs.html.

Early Career Awards are aimed at non-tenured scientists who have continuing employment and who hold a doctorate in any of the mathematical, statistical and computational sciences, or in any of the biological, medical, and related sciences.

An Early Career Award will be for a maximum of $7,000 per month of residency and for a maximum of nine months during the academic year. The award may be used for salary and benefits, teaching buyouts, and/or local expenses (restrictions apply).

Applications for an MBI Postdoctoral Fellowship and Early Career Award should be submitted online at:
http://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/mbi

Applications for an Early Career Award completed before December 3, 2012 will receive full consideration. Applications for a postdoctoral fellowship completed before December 13, 2012 will receive full consideration. The applicant should state the period that he or she would like to be in residence.

For additional information please contact Rebecca Martin (rebecca@mbi.osu.edu or 614-292-3648) or visit http://www.mbi.osu.edu/postdoctoral/postdoctoral.html.





Posted 11/21/12

Director, NIMBioS
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville requests nominations and applications of individuals to lead the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS). We seek an internationally-recognized biologist or mathematician with extensive experience working at the interface of these two fields to direct NIMBioS over the next five years of its support from the National Science Foundation and to provide the vision and guidance necessary to aid the University in planning for the longer-term sustainability of NIMBioS beyond the supported renewal period, which ends in 2018.

NIMBioS has been highly successful in responding to the needs for research and education across a diversity of biological disciplines that benefit from collaborative efforts with mathematical and computational scientists. We seek an innovative leader who can guide the current and future activities of this national resource.

Requirements are a Ph.D. and research experience to be appointed to a permanent position as Full Professor in a University Department, demonstrated experience managing federally-funded projects appropriate to lead a unit with approximately 25 full-time staff and researchers, and a recognized record of national and international accomplishment in the biological sciences. The candidate should have experience guiding students and post-doctoral researchers, demonstrated ability to compose effective research proposals for external support, experience developing partnerships, and a commitment to enhancing the diversity of those involved in interdisciplinary research. Departmental affiliation of the successful candidate will be determined based upon input from the candidate, appropriate departments, and the University administration. Nominations and applications from individuals from under-represented groups in biology and mathematics are particularly encouraged. For further information, please contact Prof. Daniel Simberloff at dsimberloff@utk.edu.

Applications should include a cover letter detailing your experience and interest in the position, a current CV, and the names and contact information for five individuals who can attest to your abilities to direct NIMBioS. For information about NIMBioS, visit http://nimbios.org. Applications should be sent as PDFs to: Ms. Chandra Eskridge at director-search@nimbios.org. Review of applications will begin December 9 and will continue until the position is filled.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.





Posted 11/21/12

Two Tenure-Track Positions
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in Applied Mathematics at the rank of Assistant Professor, or at a higher level for exceptionally well qualified candidates, starting in the fall of 2013.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in mathematics or a related field, have an active, independent research program, strong potential for obtaining external funding, and a commitment to excellence in teaching. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to interact with existing groups in the Department, conduct interdisciplinary research, as well as those who could continue to strengthen connections with research groups within the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, and the College of Engineering and Information Technology, or with one or more research centers outside these Colleges. Applicants with postdoctoral experience are encouraged.

The Department offers BS, MS and PhD degrees in applied mathematics and in statistics. For more information, see our website at http://www.math.umbc.edu. Current research areas in the Department include numerical analysis and scientific computing, differential equations, optimization and optimal control, mathematical modeling, mathematical biology and stochastic processes. The departmental culture encourages significant interdisciplinary research collaboration outside the department, with a strong emphasis to involve undergraduate, as well as graduate students, in the research activities. UMBC is a public research university which integrates teaching and research, and has a strong emphasis on science and engineering at the graduate level. UMBC is located between Baltimore and Washington, and is close to several federal research agencies.

A complete application should include a cover letter, C.V., summary of current research program, teaching statement, and three letters of reference. All application materials should be submitted to MathJobs.org. Screening of applicants will commence December 1, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities are especially encouraged. UMBC is an NSF-ADVANCE institution and UMBC an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.





Posted 11/21/12

Tenure-track Position: Mathematics
Colgate University

The Department of Mathematics at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in applied analysis and modeling, connecting to biological or physical sciences at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning fall semester 2013. We seek candidates to support the department's new mathematical biology minor. Colgate is a highly-selective liberal arts university in the beautiful Chenango Valley of central New York. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Interdisciplinary work is encouraged and supported. All Colgate faculty are expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. A cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, and three reference letters with one addressing teaching in detail must be submitted through https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/4417.

Applications that are complete by Dec 15, 2012 will receive full consideration. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at http://www.upstatenyherc.org. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the University's educational mission. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.





Posted 11/21/12

2 Postdoc Positions: Mechanobiology
MOX Lab, Politecnico di Milano

Two postdoc positions are available at the MOX Laboratory, Politecnico di Milano, Italy (http://mox.polimi.it/) on the following subjects: 1. Mathematical modeling of therapeutic systems at the nano-scale 2. Mathematical modeling of morphogenesis in biological systems Duration: 24 months (12+12), ideally starting on Jan./Feb. 2013 Project: the grant is an early initiative of the newly developing European Centre for Nanomedicine (CEN)

Profile: The ideal candidate has a PhD in applied mathematics, physics, mechanics or engineering, with a solid background in biomechanical theories for biological systems (nonlinear elasticity, instability theories, multiscale-modeling) and documented skills in developing numerical tools (finite elements, level-set and/or immersed boundary methods). An interdisciplinary approach is requested for establishing fruitful collaborations with experimental research groups.

Applications and questions should be addressed to: postdoc.cen@mate.polimi.it

Please include a CV, a motivation letter and the name of two possible referees





Posted 11/21/12

Postdoc Position: Modeling Brain Tumors
Inria, France

We have an open postdoctoral position for a modeling scientist. The mission is to develop new predictive models for low-grade glioma, a brain tumor characterized by a slow evolution and prolonged response to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Based on a previously developed model (Ribba et al. Clinical Cancer Research 2012), the objectives of the project are:
- to evaluate the relevance of using tumor volume information versus mean diameter
- to couple the dynamical model of tumor size to overall survival

The work will be performed in collaboration with the department of neurological surgery at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and is in the framework of the DDMoRe project (http://www.ddmore.eu).

The position is located in Grenoble, France at INRIA (http://www.inria.fr/en) for a duration of 18 months. INRIA is dedicated to fundamental and applied research in information and communication science and technology. By playing a leading role in the scientific community in the field and being in close contact with industry, INRIA is a major participant in the development of ICST in France.

For further information and details please contact Benjamin RIBBA (benjamin.ribba@inria.fr





Posted 11/21/12

Postdoc, Ph.D., Internship Positions
Inria (France)

Postdoctoral, Ph.D. and internships positions are available at Inria (France) in the mathematical and computational neuroscience team Neuromathcomp headed by Olivier Faugeras. The research effort involves several projects on modelling and analysing neural activity at different scales with applications to the understanding of the visual system.

Your profile: You have a background in Computational Neuroscience, Applied Mathematics, Physics or Engineering Science and you are highly motivated to have an interdisciplinary experience between Neuroscience, Mathematics and Computer Science? We offer an exciting environment strongly conductive to academic research with excellent working conditions.

Please visit our website to check our current offers:
http://www-sop.inria.fr/neuromathcomp/public/jobs.shtml





Posted 11/13/12

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor: Mathematic
Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University - School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor in Mathematics
Grade/Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience
Closing date: 07 Dec 2012

Job description:
The Department of Mathematics at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, would like to invite applications for the above post. The Department is a member of the Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences and candidates should have a strong research track record in any branch of mathematics that will contribute to the dynamic research environment within the Maxwell Institute. Candidates should also be able to engage in the Heriot-Watt undergraduate and postgraduate mathematics teaching programmes.

Application details are available at:
http://www.hw.ac.uk/about/careers/job-opportunities/lecturersenior-lecturerreaderprofessor-mathematics.htm





Posted 11/13/12

Assistant Professor: Quantitative Education & Teacher Development
USU

Assistant Professor in Quantitative Education and Teacher Development
Utah State University

We invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of mathematics with an emphasis on Quantitative Education and Teacher Development (QED). The Department currently serves approximately 150 students in the Math Education and Math and Statistics Composite Teaching majors and has ten graduate students in its Master of Mathematics (MMath) program for in-service teachers, and intends to triple the number of MMath students by 2020. Our faculty has a tradition of educational excellence, extending from a core of disciplinary achievement to enrich quantitative education in the Intermountain West, train the state's current and future math educators, and interact with policy makers at all levels. Responsibilities will include teaching courses in both math education (e.g. Methods of Secondary School Mathematics Teaching) and advanced courses in the candidate's disciplinary area (e.g. Discrete Mathematics, Graph Theory, Mathematical Modeling), collaborating with departmental faculty and USU's STE2M center to improve mathematical pedagogy, supervising MMath students, and developing/leading professional development opportunities for in-service teachers (e.g. the Utah Math Endorsement Program(UMEP), Math for America (MfA), Math and Sciences Professional Development and Working Group (MSPDAWG)). Candidates must have earned a PhD (by 8/13/13) in Mathematics, Mathematical Sciences, or Statistics, and ideally will show enthusiasm for working with in-service teachers, future teachers, and education officials, as well as be active in disciplinary research, preferably enhancing one of our faculty's focus areas (Discrete Math, Mathematical Biology, Statistics, Differential Equations, Formal Geometry and Mathematical Physics).

Applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae on USU's employment website: http://jobs.usu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58096 or https://jobs.usu.edu/ (Req. ID 053513). The cover letter must include a brief personal statement (three pages or less) summarizing research and pedagogical interests and indicating how the candidate envisions integrating the dual roles of enhancing disciplinary excellence and teacher development in mathematics and statistics. Candidates should also submit the names and email addresses of three references. (Your references will be sent an email from USU asking them to upload a letter of recommendation on your behalf.) Recommendation letters should address post-secondary disciplinary teaching qualifications, the candidate's experience in secondary teaching or collaborating with secondary teachers, as well as research/disciplinary scholarship. Full position and application details appear on the USU employment website.

Utah State University is an AA/EO employer, sensitive to the needs of dual-career applicants. The university has a history of dual-career appointments for suitable professional partners and is dedicated to recruiting stellar candidates from a diverse pool including women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. USU offers competitive salaries with outstanding medical, retirement and professional benefits (for details visit http://www.usu.edu/hr/ ). The main campus is in Logan, Utah, a semi-rural city in an alpine mountain valley with a community of 100,000 people, offering ample opportunities for both family and professional life. Local ski resorts, lakes, rivers, and mountains create an excellent recreation environment.

Position inquiries may be addressed to James Powell, Search Director, via email:
jim.powell@usu.edu or phone: (435) 797-1953.





Posted 11/13/12

Postdoc: Bioinformatics
Harvard Medical School/Children's Hospital Boston

We are looking for those with excellent bioinformatics training and communication skills to work in the laboratory of Sek Won Kong at Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital Boston. We are pursuing the translational research of human diseases. Our long-term goals are to discover biomarkers and therapeutic targets through understanding epigenetic and genetic regulation of transcriptional networks. See http://chip.org/. Two main focuses are on:
1) Analysis and interpretation of whole-genome sequences
2) Neurodevelopmental disorder such as autism spectrum disorders

The successful candidate will work on developing novel bioinformatics methods for high throughput data such as next-generation sequencing. Bioinformatic analysis will be accompanied by extensive biological and experimental validation that will give the immediate feedback. An ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in a quantitative field or have substantial experience in bioinformatics. Programming skills of MySQL or NoSQL databases, R, Perl, and C++ are essential.

Start Date: ASAP
Duration: Full Time
Status: open
Contact Information:
Harvard Medical School
Children's Hospital Informatics Program
Sek Won Kong, MD
Sekwon.kong@childrens.harvard.edu
Tel. Number: 1-617-919-2689

How To Apply: Please send your CV, a statement of research interests, pdfs of your three best papers, and a list of three references to Sekwon.kong@childrens.harvard.edu





Posted 11/13/12

Postdoc (two years): Theoretical Studies of Reverse Speciation
Umea

For a research project that aims to understand reverse speciation we are now searching for a postdoctoral fellow. The project is an interdisciplinary collaboration in computational science between Jorgen Ripa, Evolutionary Ecology, Lund University, Richard Svanback, Ecology and Genetics/Limnology, Uppsala University, and Ake Brannstrom, Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, Umea University. The position is funded by eSSENCE - The e-Science Collaboration, see http://www.essenceofescience.se.

You will theoretically investigate the conditions under which evolution can create one species out of two, how long time this process requires, and how it could be identified empirically. An important part of your work will be to simulate and analyse individual-based ecological models using high-performance computers. You are expected to contribute actively to the interdisciplinary collaboration and, based on the most salient findings, participate in the writing of scientific articles.

The appointment is full-time for 24 months at the Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. The appointed person is expected to work on-site at Umea University's interdisciplinary research environment IceLab (http://www.org.umu.se/icelab/english/) and to participate actively in the daily activities at the research environment. A moderate amount of travelling, in particular to Lund and Uppsala, will be part of the position. The appointment will start at February 1, 2013, or as agreed upon with the applicant.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, see http://www8.umu.se/umu/aktuellt/arkiv/lediga_tjanster/315-935-12.html. Review of applications will begin December 10, 2012.





Posted 11/13/12

Postdoc and PhD Students: Numeriwaves project
BCAM

Call for Postdoc and PhD students / Numeriwaves project

BCAM has opened an International Call offering positions for Postdoctoral Fellows and PhD Students within the Research Project NUMERIWAVES "New Analytical and Numerical Methods in Wave Propagation", coordinated by E. Zuazua and funded by the ERC - European Research Council.

Applications must be submitted on-line at:
http://www.bcamath.org/en/research/job

Deadline for submission: November 30th 2012

We kindly ask you to distribute this call among colleagues and potential candidates. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any additional information at RECRUITMENT@BCAMATH.ORG.

BCAM - Basque Center for Applied Mathematics
Alameda Mazarredo, 14
E-48009 Bilbao - Basque Country - Spain
Tel. +34 946 567 842
http://www.bcamath.org





Posted 11/13/12

Faculty Positions, Computer Science
University of Maryland, College Park

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA has several openings for faculty positions effective July 1, 2013 or earlier. The openings are at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level or "junior-level" tenured Associate Professor. Outstanding candidates in all areas of computer science are encouraged to apply. There are multiple positions in all areas of computer science as well as targeted positions in computational biology and cybersecurity. Applicants will be considered for joint appointments between the Department and the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), and its appropriate centers such as the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and the Maryland Cybersecurity Center.

Applications from women and other underrepresented groups are especially welcome.

Please apply online at https://jobs.umd.edu and http://hiring.cs.umd.edu. Candidates must apply to both websites to receive consideration. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit complete applications by December 15, 2012 for full consideration. Questions can be directed to the faculty recruitment committee at: faculty-search@cs.umd.edu.

See:
http://www.cs.umd.edu/department/info-for-prospective/faculty.shtml for more information. The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.





Posted 11/7/12

Postdoc Positions, Computational Research
Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Institute of Natural Sciences (INS) - a newly established interdisciplinary institute at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) (http://ins.sjtu.edu.cn) to conduct first-rate research in natural and engineering sciences, is recruiting Institute postdoctoral researchers in computational sciences and engineering. The initial appointment will be for two years with a possible renewal for the third with an annual salary of 170000 RMB and a research startup fund. The potential candidates should demonstrate record of top quality research work in computational research and interdisciplinary research background. Eight (8) positions are available for strongly-motivated researchers to conduct high quality interdisciplinary research between INS members and science faculties on campus in the following areas:

Applications should consist of curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, summary of future research plans, and three letters of reference. Application materials should preferably be electronically sent to Ms. Hong Wei (weery@sjtu.edu.cn). They can also be mailed to: Ms. Hong Wei Institute of Natural Sciences Shanghai Jiao Tong University Shanghai 200240, China. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue for the next several years.





Posted 11/7/12

Junior professor Position, Math Image/Signal Proc
RWTH Aachen University

Junior professor (W1) in Mathematical Image and Signal Processing Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences

We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of image and signal processing with special emphasis on the development of new methods and tools for particularly challenging interdisciplinary applications that cannot be treated by state of the art concepts. Examples concern material sciences, in particular, electron microscopy and related tomographic inversion problems involving strongly undersampled range restricted data, as well as classification, registration, visualization, pattern recognition tasks in biological applications, and cutting edge medical imaging. The starting date is as early as possible in 2013.

The position is settled in the Department of Mathematics and contributes to the graduate program in the Graduate School AICES. In this latter capacity interdisciplinary collaborations with colleagues from the respective application areas at RWTH and the Julich-Aachen Research Alliance (JARA) are expected.

The AICES graduate school (http://www.aices.rwth-aachen.de) has been established in the framework of the German excellence initiative. More than 25 university institutes, the Research Centre Julich, and the Max Planck Institute for Iron Research collaborate in the graduate school.

You should have a completed university degree and a special aptitude for scientific work which is generally verified by means of an outstanding doctorate. Ability in and commitment to teaching are essential. German is not necessary to begin but will be expected as a teaching language within the first 5 years.

The application should include supporting documents regarding success in teaching. Please send a cover letter stating research aims and a CV to:

Dekan der Fakultat Mathematik
Informatik und Naturwissenschaften der RWTH Aachen
Prof. Dr. St. Kowalewski
52056 Aachen
or
via email to: dekanat@fb1.rwth-aachen.de

The deadline for applications is December 1, 2012.





Posted 11/7/12

Faculty Positions, Mathematics
City University of Hong Kong

Chair Professor/Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics, City University of Hong Kong [Ref. A/094/09]

City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that is pursuing excellence in research and professional education. As a publicly-funded institution, the University is committed to nurturing and developing students' talent and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement. Currently, the University has six Colleges/Schools. Within the next two years, the University aims to recruit 100 more scholars from all over the world in various disciplines, including science, engineering, business, social sciences, humanities, law, creative media, energy, environment, and other strategic growth areas.

Applications and nominations are invited for the above posts

Duties:
Conduct research in areas of Applied Mathematics including Analysis and Applications, Mathematical Modelling (including biological/physical/financial problems), Scientific Computation and Numerical Analysis, and Probability and Statistics; teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses; supervise research students; and perform any other duties as assigned.

Requirements:
A PhD in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics/Statistics with an excellent research record.

Salary and Conditions of Service:
Remuneration package will be driven by market competitiveness and individual performance. Excellent fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes, and relocation assistance (where applicable). Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract.

Information and Application:
Further information on the posts and the University is available at http://www.cityu.edu.hk, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [Fax : (852) 2788 1154 or (852) 3442 0311/email : hrojob@cityu.edu.hk].

Please send the nomination or application with a current curriculum vitae to Human Resources Office. Applications and nominations will receive full consideration until the positions are filled. Please quote the reference of the post in the application and on the envelope. Shortlisted candidates for the post of Assistant Professor will be requested to arrange for at least 3 reference reports sent directly by their referees to the Department, specifying the position applied for. The University reserves the right not to fill the positions. Personal data provided by applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the University's personal data policy, a copy of which will be provided upon request.

The University also offers a number of visiting positions through its "CityU International Transition Team" for current graduate students and for early-stage and established scholars, as described at
http://www.cityu.edu.hk/provost/cityu_international_transition.htm.





Posted 11/7/12

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, NA/Scientific Computing
Imperial College

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Numerical Analysis/Scientific Computing
Department of Mathematics
South Kensington Campus

Salary range:
Lecturer: 44,150 - 49,200 pounds
Senior Lecturer: minimum starting salary 54,250 pounds

Applications are invited for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (equivalent to an Assistant Professorship) in Numerical Analysis/Scientific Computing with effect from October 2013 or sooner.

Candidates will be expected to conduct research in numerical and/or applied analysis and have strong interests in scientific computing. Candidates are sought to enhance the computational research focus of the Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics (AMMP) Section and to contribute to the AMMP's interdisciplinary research activities.

Candidates must have a PhD (or equivalent) in Mathematical Sciences or a closely related field and have a growing research record of international standing in numerical and computational mathematics applied to the physical or biological sciences and engineering. Candidates must demonstrate outstanding research potential. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, as well as the ability to direct the work of a small research team. Experience of teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level in applied and numerical analysis and/or scientific computing is essential.

For appointment to the position of Senior Lecturer, in addition to the above, candidates must have an exceptionally strong research record in Numerical Analysis/Scientific Computing or closely related subject. Experience in postgraduate training and undergraduate teaching in subjects within (or close to) the field of Mathematics is also essential. In addition, candidates must have a demonstratable track record of successful postgraduate student supervision.

Further information about the department and the posts can be found at the website http://www.ma.imperial.ac.uk.

Our preferred method of application is online via the Imperial College Website http://www.imperial.ac.uk/employment. (please select "Job Search" then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into "Keywords" -- vacancy ref: *NS2012226SC*).Please complete and upload an application form as directed, also providing a CV and a list of publications.

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online or have any queries about the application process please contact Mr Kalra Taylor, k.taylor@imperial.ac.uk quoting reference NS2012226SC to request an application form.

Closing date: 7th January 2013

Committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena Bronze SWAN Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion and a Two Ticks Employer.





Posted 11/7/12

Two Faculty Positions: Interdisciplinary Science
Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech College of Science
Faculty Positions in Interdisciplinary Science/Science Education Research

The College of Science at Virginia Tech (http://science.vt.edu) is expanding its research presence in teaching and learning of undergraduate science with two tenure-track openings in interdisciplinary science/science education, to start Fall 2013 at our Blacksburg, VA Campus. Appointments at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor will be made in one of the College's eight departments: biological sciences, chemistry, economics, geosciences, mathematics, physics, psychology, and statistics. The position signifies a continued University commitment to the importance of educating future STEM professionals, empowering them to address major interdisciplinary societal challenges in energy, the environment, and health. The new faculty members will participate in the College of Science's recently launched Integrated Science Curriculum (http://www.science.vt.edu/isc), which serves to build strong research and educational partnerships across the sciences and mathematics. Appointments will be made within the departments that best suit the background and interests of the successful candidates.

Job requirements include a Ph.D. in a scientific field, a research focus in interdisciplinary science/science education, and experience teaching science. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous research program and to provide effective instruction and advising to a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students. Other responsibilities include continuing development of professional capabilities and scholarly activities, travel to professional conferences, curriculum development, participation in department, college, and university governance, and professional service. The faculty handbook (available at http://www.provost.vt.edu) provides a complete description of faculty responsibilities.

Preference will be given to scientists experienced in undergraduate interdisciplinary science teaching and learning who demonstrate the potential to create an outstanding research program that explores topics in interdisciplinary science/science education. Science research interests that intersect with existing areas of STEM education at Virginia Tech will be looked upon favorably.

Further information can be found at http://science.vt.edu. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Barbara Bekken, (bekken@vt.edu). Applications must be submitted online at http://listings.jobs.vt.edu (#TR0122516) and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research plan, a statement of teaching philosophy that describes an integrated vision for learning in the sciences, and an annotated list of up to five references. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. As part of the hiring process, the successful applicant must pass a criminal background check.

Virginia Tech is an EO/AA university, and offers a wide range of networking and development opportunities to women and minorities in science and engineering. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process should notify Ms. Mikhelle Taylor, College of Science, (540) 231-5422, or call TTY 1-800-828-1120.





Posted 11/7/12

Lecturers: Biosciences
University of Exeter

The University of Exeter has been named University of the Year in The Sunday Times University Guide 2013 and has now risen to 7th place in The Sunday Times league table. In the 2012 NSS we are ranked 6th out of all 'full service' universities, and have just joined the Russell Group of leading research-intensive institutions. During the course of the next 12 months we will be building on our very considerable strengths with a further round of academic appointments and as part of this campaign, the College of Life and Environmental Sciences is now seeking to make up to three new appointments at lecturer level in Biosciences, either based on our Streatham Campus in Exeter or in our team in the Centre for Ecology and Conservation (CEC) on Exeter's Cornwall Campus.

The posts of Lecturer in Biosciences at the Streatham Campus will contribute to extending the research profile in areas related or complementary to our existing work in Biosciences and at the University of Exeter Medical School on diseases of significant importance to humans and/or wider aspects of environmental health, with a strong desire to build further strength in computational biology (bioinformatics, systems biology, synthetic biology).

The successful applicant will hold a PhD in the biological or mathematical sciences area and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in an active field of computational biology, environment or human health research related or complementary to existing Exeter strengths. He/she will be able to demonstrate the following qualities and characteristics; a strong record in attracting research funding, or demonstrable potential to attract such funding, teamwork skills to work in collaboration with existing group members, an active and supportive approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research that will help to foster interactions and links both within the University and externally, the attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development, the aptitude to develop familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning and enthusiasm for delivering undergraduate programmes.

Appointments will be made within the Education and Research job family, salary range 31,948 - 39,257 pounds per annum, depending on qualifications and experience.

For further information about the jobs please contact Professor Richard Titball, Professor of Molecular Microbiology 01392 725157 or email R.W.Titball@exeter.ac.uk.

The closing date for completed applications is 15 November 2012. Interviews are expected to take place on in the week commencing 10 December 2012.

Please visit:
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AFI025/lecturers-in-biosciences-education-and-research/ for details of how to submit your application





Posted 11/7/12

Faculty Research Assistant: Genomics Database Scientist
Oregon State

Genomics Database Scientist (Faculty Research Assistant), OSU's Botany and Plant Pathology department - Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing (CGRB). Full time + benefits. Responsibilities and duties include develop research software for FungiDB; curate, analyze and load research data for the FungiDB project; communication with FungiDB developers at UCR and EuPathDB developers at UPenn to implement the research goals. The appointee will be located for the first year at the University of California, Riverside and thereafter at Oregon State University. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs, posting number 0009312. Closing Date: 12/31/2012 at 11:59 pm. OSU is an AA/EOE.





Posted 11/7/12

Tenure-track Position: Computational & Applied Mathematics
University of Tennessee

The department of Mathematics at the University of Tennessee seeks to fill a tenure track position in Computational and Applied Mathematics. Preference will be given to candidates who will enhance existing strengths of the group, including numerical PDEs (analysis, adaptive methods, and fast solvers) and modelling and computation applied to problems from fluid dynamics, material science, biology, and other fields of science. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required. Outstanding research promise and dedication to excellent teaching are paramount. Some postdoctoral experience is desirable though not required. Employment begins August 1, 2013.

Applicants should arrange to have submitted a curriculum vita, at least three letters of recommendation, a research statement (including future plans and abstracts of finished papers), and evidence of quality teaching. These documents can be submitted any of the following ways: (1) electronically at http://www.mathjobs.org/jobs (preferred), (2) by e-mail to cam@math.utk.edu (3) by mail to Computational Applied Mathematics Search, Department of Mathematics, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-1320. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. For more information about the University and Department of Mathematics please see our websites at http://www.utk.edu and http://www.math.utk.edu. The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.





Posted 11/7/12

Tenure-track Position: Applied Mathematics
University of Notre Dame

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Applied Mathematics

The Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS) seeks to hire a tenured or tenure-track faculty member with research expertise in applied mathematics or computational science.

The Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics was formed in 2010 within Notre Dame's College of Science. The department promotes research and teaching in applied mathematics, computational mathematics and applied statistics in an environment that fosters multidisciplinary collaborations. The founding members, who transferred from the Department of Mathematics, have research activities in mathematical biology, scientific computing, numerical analysis, and statistical bioinformatics. In 2011 and 2012, ACMS hired three assistant professors in statistics. The department offers undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees.

The successful applicant must have a doctorate in applied mathematics, mathematics, or a closely related field, and a record of success in both research and teaching. All candidates with expertise in applied mathematics or computational science, including computational mathematics and computational biology, who also have a record of success in multidisciplinary team research, will be considered. An appointment at the tenured level will require significant accomplishment in independent, externally funded, research. The teaching load in ACMS is 3 courses per year. The position begins in August 2013. The evaluation of candidates will begin in December 2012.

Applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a completed AMS standard cover sheet, should be filed through MathJobs (https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/4167). Applicants should also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be submitted through the MathJobs system. These letters should address the applicant's research accomplishments and supply evidence that the applicant has the ability to communicate articulately and teach effectively. For additional information about the position or ACMS, please contact the Department Chair, Steven Buechler, at buechler.1@nd.edu. Notre Dame is an equal opportunity employer, and we particularly welcome applications from women and minority candidates.





Posted 11/7/12

Postdoc Research Assistant: Modelling Within-host Dynamics
Oxford

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Salary: Grade 7: 29,249 to 33,884 pounds

Postdoctoral Research Assistant: modelling within-host dynamics of Gram-negative bacteria.

This is a fixed-term post available for 2.5 years at Oxford University to work on the development and analysis of dynamic mechanistic within-host mathematical models of the ecological interactions of multi-drug resistant Gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB) and associated mobile genetic elements in the human gastro-intestinal tract.

The postholder will make use of detailed longitudinal data generated by members of an international consortium (R-GNOSIS) working to develop strategies to combat the spread of MDR-GNB. The work will be carried out within a team led by Dr Ben Cooper (Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine and Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Bangkok), Dr Craig MacLean (Department of Zoology) and Professor Angela McLean (Department of Zoology). Some travel to work in Thailand will also be expected.

Applicants should have experience to PhD level or equivalent in developing mathematical models of biological systems and a strong interest in microbial ecology.

Only applications made online will be accepted before midday on Monday 19 November 2012. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV.

For further details and online application follow this link:
http://goo.gl/WTYdk

(Closing date: Noon, 19 November 2012)





Posted 11/7/12

Postdoc Positions: Mathematics
University of California, Davis

ARTHUR J. KRENER ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITIONS IN MATHEMATICS

The Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Davis, is soliciting applications for one or more Arthur J. Krener positions starting July 1, 2013.

The Department seeks applicants with excellent research potential in areas of faculty interest (including Mathematical Biology) and effective teaching skills. Applicants are required to have completed their Ph.D. by the time of their appointment, but no earlier than July 1, 2009. The annual salary is $58,100. The teaching load is 3 to 4 quarter-long courses. Krener appointments are renewable for a total of up to three years, assuming satisfactory performance in research and teaching.

Additional information about the Department may be found at:
http://math.ucdavis.edu/.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. For full consideration, the application should be received by November 30, 2012. To apply: submit the AMS Cover Sheet and supporting documentation electronically through http://www.mathjobs.org/.

The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the development of a climate that supports equality of opportunity and respect for differences.





Posted 11/7/12

Postdoc Position: Bioeconomics & Infectious Disease
Yale

Post-doc position available in Bioeconomics at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies partnering with Arizona State University

http://environment.yale.edu/

This post-doc is expected to contribute to research on modeling coupled ecological-economic systems. 50% of this position is supported by an NIH grant on infectious disease and human economic behavior. Therefore, the person in this position will be expected to spend 50 - 100% of time working on theoretical (integrated with data) or empirical modeling relating to human decisions/behavior and infectious disease systems such as flu, specifically relating to forward-looking strategic behavior. Non-human pathogens (e.g., livestock disease and insect vector pathogens) are also part of the study.

The individual will have opportunities to work on other areas coupled human-ecological/biological systems such as invasive species, conservation, economic-ecological-hydrological feedbacks, and general applications of economics in natural resource management.

This person is expected to collaborate with the faculty and to develop original research.

Qualifications/ Desirable Abilities

PhD focused on Natural Resource & Environmental Economics or Applied Mathematics (or closely related areas).

Abilities in dynamical systems modeling, dynamic programming or optimal control

Abilities in econometrics or empirical infectious disease epidemiology, with specific understanding and care relating to observational data sets

Strong programming capabilities.

Knowledge/ interest in both ecological (epidemiological) and economic systems

For more information or to apply please contact Eli Fenichel (Yale F&ES) at:
eli.fenichel@asu.edu

Position open until filled.





Posted 11/7/12

Postdoc Positions
University of Oxford

Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford
TWO POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITIONS
Stochastic and multiscale modelling in biology

We invite applications for two 21 month postdoctoral research positions, funded by the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant awarded to Dr Radek Erban. The successful candidates will work with Dr Erban at the Oxford Centre for Collaborative Applied Mathematics (OCCAM) which is part of the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. Two posts are available from 1st January 2013. The lengths of positions are negotiable but both appointments must end on or before 30th September 2014.

To apply for these posts and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=104879

http://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/node/20118

Applicants should read the job description document before writing their application:

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrislivedoc/docs/0000506938.pdf

Only applications received before 12 noon UK time on Monday 26th November 2012 can be considered. Interviews for these positions will be held on Thursday 6th December 2012 (telephone or skype interviews are also possible).

Closing date: 26th November 2012 (12 noon UK time)





Posted 11/5/12

Scientific Director
Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM)

The position of scientific director of BCAM (Basque Center for Applied Mathematics) is open. See:
http://www.bcamath.org/documentos_public/archivos/home/BCAM_Scientific_Director_Position.pdf

The call to hire a new scientific director has been officially announced by Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science. Please find all details about the center, the position and the call at the address http://www.bcamath.org/en/.





Posted 11/5/12

Associate Professor: Computational Science
Norwegian University of Life Sciences

A permanent position as associate professor in computational science is available from 1 May 2013 at the Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology (IMT) at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB). With some 60 faculty and nearly 1000 students in science, engineering and teacher training, IMT is the largest department at UMB.

The position is part of the basic science section of IMT with research groups in computational biology, image analysis and spectroscopy, and energy physics. Informatics research in our department is focused on computational biology and pattern recognition. We are looking for an eager and inspiring researcher and educator in informatics, with a focus on applications in computational science. See http://www.jobbnorge.no/job.aspx?jobid=87697 for further information.





Posted 11/5/12

Tenure-track Position: Mathematical Biology
New Jersey Institute of Technology

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the New Jersey Institute of Technology seeks candidates to fill a tenure-track/tenured position at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level in the general area of Mathematical Biology. The Department is particularly interested in candidates with a research focus on the development and application of mathematical techniques to further the understanding of the dynamics of gene, protein or cellular networks but will consider any area of Mathematical Biology. Approaches combining deterministic and stochastic dynamics are of special interest.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience with strong teaching and research potential for consideration at the Assistant Professor level and an appropriate record of accomplishment in classroom teaching, mentoring doctoral students and research publication and funding, at the Associate or Full Professor level. Interested candidates can find application details at:

http://math.njit.edu/about/math_jobs.php





Posted 11/5/12

Tenure-track Position: Statistics
Humboldt State University

Humboldt State University's Department of Mathematics invites applications for an academic-year tenure-track position in Statistics starting in August, 2013. We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor level.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. or equivalent in Statistics or a quantitative science with an emphasis in statistics from an accredited college or university is preferred at time of appointment. Applicants with considerable progress towards degree completion by appointment date will be considered. We are particularly seeking candidates who can 1) work collaboratively and productively with colleagues on research projects in the environmental, biological, and natural resource sciences; 2) supervise thesis research of students in the Mathematical Modeling Environmental Systems Graduate Program; and 3) provide statistical advice to graduate students and faculty from across the College of Natural Resources and Sciences.

PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: Instructional assignments may include statistics, including introductory statistics, probability and mathematical statistics, and various areas of applied statistics including multivariate statistics, experimental design and analysis, sampling design and analysis and modern statistical modeling. A typical teaching load consists of 12 weighted teaching units (WTUs) per semester. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the Department and students. Other duties will include, but are not limited to, active engagement in research and the profession, student advising, participation in curriculum development, service on committees at all levels of university governance, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participating in academic functions.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The Mathematics Department at HSU consists of 14 permanent faculty and approximately 100 mathematics majors. The Department also has a graduate Master's Degree program in Environmental Systems with an option in Mathematical Modeling with approximately 15 graduate students. The graduate program has an established national reputation for collaborative interdisciplinary research in natural resources. The Department is particularly noted for its teaching excellence, with several faculty members being recipients of outstanding teaching awards. The Department's current scholarly interests include mathematical modeling, applied statistics in natural resource science, analysis, algebra, and mathematics education. Additional information about our Department can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/math/.

For more information about the position and application, please visit:

http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/jobs/2013-14_Vacancies/7554_1314_MATH_Statistics_VA.pdf

or contact the search committee chair, Dr. Rob Van Kirk, phone: (707) 826-3744 e-mail: robert.vankirk@humboldt.edu. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than January 22, 2013. Early response is encouraged.





Posted 11/5/12

Postdoc Position
Georgia Tech

The School of Mathematics at Georgia Tech invites applications for post-doctoral research and teaching positions for Fall 2013. These positions are intended for recent PhDs and priority will given to those candidates who: (1) show the potential to carry out research of exceptional quality at Georgia Tech; (2) complement existing strengths in the School of Mathematics; and (3) have a demonstrated commitment to high quality teaching. Consistent with these priorities, candidates will be considered in all areas of Pure and Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Applications by highly qualified candidates from groups underrepresented in the mathematical sciences are particularly encouraged.

Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, a summary of future research plans, and at least three letters of reference. Applications should also include evidence of teaching interest and abilities. Successful applicants will be expected to work with one or more current Georgia Tech faculty members and those with whom an applicant might work should be named in the cover letter. Applications should be submitted directly to http://www.mathjobs.org. If a candidate cannot submit an application electronically, then it may be sent to the Hiring Committee, School of Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 30332-0160, USA. Consideration of applications is ongoing until positions are filled.

For full consideration applicants are encouraged to submit all materials before November 1, 2012. Georgia Tech, an institution of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.





Posted 11/5/12

Research Fellow: Mathematical Biology
The University of Exeter

Applications are invited for the position of Research Fellow to work with Professor John Terry on a project to explore the dynamics of the stress-responsive Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA)-axis. This MRC funded post is available from January 1, 2013 or a mutually agreeable date thereafter, for a fixed term period of 2 years. The successful applicant will work on a multidisciplinary project developing mathematical models of the pathways within the pituitary and adrenal glands. Working closely with experimental neuroendocrinologists at the University of Bristol, developed mathematical models will be used both to explain experimental observations, as well as to guide the development of future experiments. The applicant will be further expected to help develop and maintain the web resource of the project.

The successful applicant will have experience in constructing mathematical models of biological systems (e.g. complex gene regulatory networks) using reaction kinetics, analyzing nonlinear and/or stochastic differential equation models, and estimating model parameters from experimental data. The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information (orally, in writing and electronically), and have the ability to write up scientific findings succinctly for publication.

Applicants should have a PhD in computational or mathematical biology or a closely related discipline, and it is essential that the candidate has experience of working in a multidisciplinary environment, ideally interacting with clinicians or experimental biologists.

The starting salary is 31,948 pounds on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.

For further information please contact Professor John Terry, e-mail J.Terry@exeter.ac.uk or telephone (01392) 725274.

The closing date for completed applications is 9th November 2012. Interviews are expected to take place on the 20th November 2012. Shortlisted candidates will receive full details prior to interview.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

How to apply for this position:

Please send your completed application and equal opportunities form to Professor John Terry (J.Terry@exeter.ac.uk) quoting the reference number P43788 in any correspondence.

To download the application and equal opportunities form please follow the below links:

http://www.admin.ex.ac.uk/personnel/jobs/app_form.rtf
http://www.admin.ex.ac.uk/personnel/jobs/EO_form.rtf





Posted 10/31/12

Postdoc Researcher
University of Alabama at Birmingham

A postdoctoral position in the Division of Cardiovascular Disease, School of Medicine and Department of Biomedical Engineering, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is available immediately. For position description and how to apply please click here





Posted 10/31/12

Bioinformatics Programmer/Analyst
Dupont

The Central Research & Development (CR&D) organization is seeking a Bioinformatics Programmer/Analyst to join the bioinformatics group located at our research facility in Wilmington, Delaware.

For job details and to apply please visit:
https://dupontimpl.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=145180&lang





Posted 10/31/12

Associate Professor: Computational Science
Norwegian University of Life Sciences

A permanent position as associate professor in computational science is available from 1 May 2013 at the Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology (IMT) at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB). With some 60 faculty and nearly 1000 students in science, engineering and teacher training, IMT is the largest department at UMB.

The position is part of the basic science section of IMT with research groups in computational biology, image analysis and spectroscopy, and energy physics. Informatics research in our department is focused on computational biology and pattern recognition. We are looking for an eager and inspiring researcher and educator in informatics, with a focus on applications in computational science. See http://www.jobbnorge.no/job.aspx?jobid=87697 for further information.





Posted 10/31/12

Tenure-track Position: Mathematical Biology
New Jersey Institute of Technology

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the New Jersey Institute of Technology seeks candidates to fill a tenure-track/tenured position at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level in the general area of Mathematical Biology. The Department is particularly interested in candidates with a research focus on the development and application of mathematical techniques to further the understanding of the dynamics of gene, protein or cellular networks but will consider any area of Mathematical Biology. Approaches combining deterministic and stochastic dynamics are of special interest.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience with strong teaching and research potential for consideration at the Assistant Professor level and an appropriate record of accomplishment in classroom teaching, mentoring doctoral students and research publication and funding, at the Associate or Full Professor level. Interested candidates can find application details at:

http://math.njit.edu/about/math_jobs.php





Posted 10/31/12

Tenure-track Position: Statistics
Humboldt State University

Humboldt State University's Department of Mathematics invites applications for an academic-year tenure-track position in Statistics starting in August, 2013. We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor level.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. or equivalent in Statistics or a quantitative science with an emphasis in statistics from an accredited college or university is preferred at time of appointment. Applicants with considerable progress towards degree completion by appointment date will be considered. We are particularly seeking candidates who can 1) work collaboratively and productively with colleagues on research projects in the environmental, biological, and natural resource sciences; 2) supervise thesis research of students in the Mathematical Modeling Environmental Systems Graduate Program; and 3) provide statistical advice to graduate students and faculty from across the College of Natural Resources and Sciences.

PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: Instructional assignments may include statistics, including introductory statistics, probability and mathematical statistics, and various areas of applied statistics including multivariate statistics, experimental design and analysis, sampling design and analysis and modern statistical modeling. A typical teaching load consists of 12 weighted teaching units (WTUs) per semester. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the Department and students. Other duties will include, but are not limited to, active engagement in research and the profession, student advising, participation in curriculum development, service on committees at all levels of university governance, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participating in academic functions.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The Mathematics Department at HSU consists of 14 permanent faculty and approximately 100 mathematics majors. The Department also has a graduate Master's Degree program in Environmental Systems with an option in Mathematical Modeling with approximately 15 graduate students. The graduate program has an established national reputation for collaborative interdisciplinary research in natural resources. The Department is particularly noted for its teaching excellence, with several faculty members being recipients of outstanding teaching awards. The Department's current scholarly interests include mathematical modeling, applied statistics in natural resource science, analysis, algebra, and mathematics education. Additional information about our Department can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/math/.

For more information about the position and application, please visit:

http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/jobs/2013-14_Vacancies/7554_1314_MATH_Statistics_VA.pdf

or contact the search committee chair, Dr. Rob Van Kirk, phone: (707) 826-3744 e-mail: robert.vankirk@humboldt.edu. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than January 22, 2013. Early response is encouraged.





Posted 10/31/12

Postdoc Position
School of Mathematics, Georgia Tech

The School of Mathematics at Georgia Tech invites applications for post-doctoral research and teaching positions for Fall 2013. These positions are intended for recent PhDs and priority will given to those candidates who: (1) show the potential to carry out research of exceptional quality at Georgia Tech; (2) complement existing strengths in the School of Mathematics; and (3) have a demonstrated commitment to high quality teaching. Consistent with these priorities, candidates will be considered in all areas of Pure and Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Applications by highly qualified candidates from groups underrepresented in the mathematical sciences are particularly encouraged.

Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, a summary of future research plans, and at least three letters of reference. Applications should also include evidence of teaching interest and abilities. Successful applicants will be expected to work with one or more current Georgia Tech faculty members and those with whom an applicant might work should be named in the cover letter. Applications should be submitted directly to http://www.mathjobs.org. If a candidate cannot submit an application electronically, then it may be sent to the Hiring Committee, School of Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 30332-0160, USA. Consideration of applications is ongoing until positions are filled.

For full consideration applicants are encouraged to submit all materials before November 1, 2012. Georgia Tech, an institution of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.





Posted 10/31/12

Research Fellow: Mathematical Biology
The University of Exeter

Applications are invited for the position of Research Fellow to work with Professor John Terry on a project to explore the dynamics of the stress-responsive Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA)-axis. This MRC funded post is available from January 1, 2013 or a mutually agreeable date thereafter, for a fixed term period of 2 years. The successful applicant will work on a multidisciplinary project developing mathematical models of the pathways within the pituitary and adrenal glands. Working closely with experimental neuroendocrinologists at the University of Bristol, developed mathematical models will be used both to explain experimental observations, as well as to guide the development of future experiments. The applicant will be further expected to help develop and maintain the web resource of the project.

The successful applicant will have experience in constructing mathematical models of biological systems (e.g. complex gene regulatory networks) using reaction kinetics, analyzing nonlinear and/or stochastic differential equation models, and estimating model parameters from experimental data. The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information (orally, in writing and electronically), and have the ability to write up scientific findings succinctly for publication.

Applicants should have a PhD in computational or mathematical biology or a closely related discipline, and it is essential that the candidate has experience of working in a multidisciplinary environment, ideally interacting with clinicians or experimental biologists.

The starting salary is 31,948 pounds on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.

For further information please contact Professor John Terry, e-mail J.Terry@exeter.ac.uk or telephone (01392) 725274.

The closing date for completed applications is 9th November 2012. Interviews are expected to take place on the 20th November 2012. Shortlisted candidates will receive full details prior to interview.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

How to apply for this position:

Please send your completed application and equal opportunities form to Professor John Terry (J.Terry@exeter.ac.uk) quoting the reference number P43788 in any correspondence.

To download the application and equal opportunities form please follow the below links:

http://www.admin.ex.ac.uk/personnel/jobs/app_form.rtf

http://www.admin.ex.ac.uk/personnel/jobs/EO_form.rtf





Posted 10/29/12

Tenure-Track Faculty Position
University of California, Irvine

The Center for Complex Biological Systems <http://ccbs.uci.edu/> at the University of California, Irvine has resumed faculty recruiting in the broad area of Systems Biology. One position is available this year, at the tenure-track or, in exceptional cases, tenured level. The successful candidate will join the Center for Complex Biological Systems, an NIH-designated National Center for Systems Biology, as well as one or more academic departments in the schools of Physical Science, Information and Computer Science, Engineering or Biological Sciences, as appropriate.

One position is available this year, for which candidates will be considered from all areas of Systems Biology, including modeling, mathematical and computational biology, biological networks, regulatory dynamics and control, spatial dynamics and morphogenesis, and synthetic biology. Applications are being solicited at the Assistant Professor level, and appointment can be made in any of several departments, including Developmental and Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy, Computer Science, and Statistics. We highly value candidates with strong backgrounds in modeling and/or computation. Applications at the Associate and Full Professor level will also be considered, with appointment being subject to the availability of funds.

The successful applicant is expected to conduct a strong research program and to contribute to the teaching of undergraduate and graduate students. Systems Biology research and training at UCI is fostered by several interdisciplinary research units, an NIGMS National Center for Systems Biology, and Ph.D. training programs in Bioinformatics, and Mathematical and Computational Biology (for more information, see http://ccbs.uci.edu). Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, bibliography, three letters of reference, and statements of research and teaching interests using the on-line recruitment system (see instructions at http://ccbs.uci.edu or https://recruit.ap.uci.edu, under Institutes and Centers). To receive full consideration, material should be received by December 3, 2012.

The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities. UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Award for gender equity.





Posted 10/26/12

Postdoctoral Fellowships
Georgia Tech

The Center for Nonlinear Science (CNS) at Georgia Tech invites applications for Joseph Ford Postdoctoral Fellowships in theoretical and experimental studies of weakly turbulent flows and theoretical and experimental studies of dynamics and control of cardiac tissue. The appointments will be made for a period of up to 3 years, subject to a satisfactory evaluation of performance at the end of each year and the availability of funds. The starting dates are flexible. For further information, see http://www.cns.gatech.edu/positions.html.

Fellows will have access to the full range of university resources and receive a salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience, as well as a Fellow research/travel account. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics, applied mathematics, mechanical or biomedical engineering, or another related field, by the starting date of the appointment. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

Applications should include: (a) letter of application, (b) curriculum vita, and (c) three letters of recommendation, to be submitted online at mathjobs.org #4108. For questions, contact cns@gatech.edu.

Georgia Tech is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and requires compliance with Immigration Control Reform Act of 1986. Applications from women and under-represented minorities are encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US.





Posted 10/9/12

Postdoc Position, Multiscale Modeling
Brown University

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on multi-scale time-stepping and verification and validation (V&V) techniques as part of a larger SciDAC-3 team, focusing on the modeling and analysis of fusion edge plasmas. The project is joint with PPPL, ORNL and a number of US universities. The desired expertise includes: (1) multi-scale simulation techniques for differential equations, (2) broad background in computational methods and numerical analysis, (3) demonstrated substantial programming experience beyond Matlab. Applicante with experience in plasma physics and particle-in-cell methods and/or V&V will be preferred.

The position is initially for one year but is renewable for several years upon mutual agreement.

The position is open to all nationalities, but it is anticipated that the postdoctoral researcher will have to spend some time at US national labs. It is important that the candidates background allows for this.

The position is available immediately.

For further information and inquiries, please contact Prof Jan S Hesthaven (Jan.Hesthaven@Brown.edu).





Posted 10/9/12

Postdoc Position, Stochastic Systems Biology
OIST

We are looking a highly motivated doctorate to work in several interdisciplinary projects focused in stochastic gene expression, diffusion, and effects in key cell signal transduction processes. Ideal candidates will have a background in Mathematical and/or Computational Sciences and a strong interest to collaborate with experimental biologists. Previous experience with dynamical systems (ODEs, PDEs) and Matlab programming is expected, while experience in biological/chemical reaction modelling and stochastic simulation (temporal and spatio-temporal) is a plus. Motivated postdocs may have the opportunity to perform experiments in our wetlab, should they desire to do so, while models will be calibrated closely with experimental data. Specific projects will entail constant feedback and cooperation with experimental and theoretical groups both inside and outside Japan. Thus, the postdoc is expected to work in groups, have excellent personal and communication skills, and a willingness to communicate research results to interdisciplinary audiences.

The successful candidates will join the Integrative Systems Biology Unit of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST - for group information please visit https://groups.oist.jp/node/894), and will work under the supervision of Assistant Professor Tatiana T. Marquez-Lago. OIST is a university with no departments, eliminating artificial barriers between people working in different fields. English is the language of instruction and a large segment of the faculty and student population is international. The postdoctoral position includes competitive salaries to international standards, on top of housing, commuting and relocation allowances. For further information and to submit application materials, please email tatiana.marquez (at) oist.jp. Interested candidates should send a composite PDF containing their CV, list of publications, names and contact information for 3 references, and brief statement of specific research interests.

OIST is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women.





Posted 10/9/12

Tenure Track Position, University Assistant
University of Graz, Austria

Institute for Mathematics and Scientific Computing is filling a University Assistant with doctorate (40 hours a week; fixed-term employment for the period of 6 years with qualification agreement; Envisaged Job Starting Date immediately )

Job specification:

Professional qualifications:

Personal profile:

Classification:
Salary scheme of the Universitaten-KV (University Collective Agreement): A2 Minimum salary: The minimum salary as stated in the collective agreement and according to the classification scheme is EUR 4004.70 gross/month. This minimum salary may be higher due to previous employment periods eligible for inclusion and other earnings and remunerations.

We offer you a job with a lot of responsibility and variety. You can expect an enjoyable work climate, flexible work hours and numerous possibilities for further education and personal development. Take advantage of the chance to enter into a challenging work environment full of team spirit and enthusiasm for your job.

Application Deadline: 14. November 2012
Reference Number: MB/159/99 ex 2011/12

If you are interested, please submit your application documents within the stated deadline. Make sure to indicate the reference number on your application and please send your CV, photo and relevant letters of recommendation to:

Karl-Franzens-Universitat Graz
Personalressort
Universitatsplatz 3
8010 Graz
or by e-mail bewerbung@uni-graz.at





Posted 10/9/12

Tenure Track Positions
Southern Methodist University

Position Nos. 5754 and 6040. The Department of Mathematics at Southern Methodist University invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professor positions beginning fall 2013. The department offers an active doctoral program in computational and applied mathematics.

Preference will be given to candidates engaged in interdisciplinary research in computational biology, high-performance computing, or multi-scale methods. Outstanding candidates working in other areas of computational and applied mathematics may also be considered. Applicants must have a PhD, provide evidence of outstanding research, and have a strong commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applications consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of publications, research and teaching statements should be submitted via the website http://www.mathjobs.org/. Candidates should also arrange for three letters of recommendation, which may be submitted on the same website or sent by regular mail to Faculty Search Committee, Department of Mathematics, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750156, Dallas, TX 75275-0156. The Search Committee can be contacted via email:mathsearch@mail.smu.edu, Tel: (214) 768-2452 and Fax: (214) 768-2355.

To insure full consideration the application must be received by December 17, 2012, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the positions are filled. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decisions after the positions are filled.

SMU, a private university with an engineering school is situated in the heart of the vibrant Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area. SMU will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or veteran status. We particularly welcome applications from minority or women scholars. SMU is also committed to the principle of nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.





Posted 10/9/12

Faculty Positions, Applied Mathematics
University of California, Merced

The University of California, Merced is a dynamic new university campus in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced offers research-centered and student-oriented educational opportunities at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels through three academic schools: Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences/Humanities/Arts.

The School of Natural Sciences at UC Merced (http://naturalsciences.ucmerced.edu) invites applications in the area of Applied Mathematics (http://appliedmath.ucmerced.edu) starting July 1, 2013 at the levels of Full/Associate Professor (tenured) and Assistant Professor (tenure-track). We are seeking exceptionally qualified candidates with expertise in modeling, applied analysis, scientific computing, or related areas. Special attention will be paid to applicants who participate in interdisciplinary research, will contribute to developing the applied mathematics curriculum, and will contribute to one or more of the campus research initiatives in the natural sciences, engineering and/or social sciences.

For more information or to apply:
http://jobs.ucmerced.edu/n/academic/position.jsf?positionId=4246

AA/EOE.





Posted 10/3/12

Project Researcher
Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UCSB

Position: Project Researcher (Specialist)
Bren School of Environmental Science & Management

Area of Specialization: Bioeconomic modeling and data analysis of fisheries and other marine resources

Position will remain open until filled, but please apply by October 12, 2012 for primary consideration.

The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Bren School of Environmental Science & Management invites applications for an anticipated Specialist position with the Sustainable Fisheries Group (SFG). A Master's degree or above is preferred for this position.

SFG (http://sfg.msi.ucsb.edu/) is a research team affiliated with the Bren School and the Marine Science Institute at UCSB. SFG develops innovative science focused on market approaches, bioeconomic modeling and spatial analysis, and applies it to real-world challenges to improve the ecological and economic performance of fisheries and other ocean uses.

SFG seeks an individual who can, with limited supervision, perform bioeconomic analyses using computer models and statistical programs. Specifically, the applicant should have the technical skills to refine existing models used by the SFG and develop new models to address questions related to spatial fisheries management and conservation, fishery sustainability, stock assessment, marine spatial planning and seafood certification. Model development may include data collection for parameterizing and ground-truthing of the models; strong coding skills preferred. The applicant will be required to carry out both theoretical work and analysis related to diverse geographical regions, including California, Latin America, Indonesia, and others. The successful applicant will possess strong communication skills to document methods, contribute to peer-reviewed scientific publications, and deliver presentations on model development, analyses, and results. The technical work carried out by the successful applicant will inform the SFG's demonstration projects, in which innovative approaches for reform of fisheries management and management of other ocean uses are implemented in case study regions around the world.

100% time appointment for one year from start date, with strong possibility for additional year(s) of employment contingent upon performance. Open Specialist position, with salary step commensurate with qualifications; full benefits package included. To apply, please send a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for 2-3 references electronically to:

Kelsey Jacobsen, Project Manager, Sustainable Fisheries Group kjacobsen@bren.ucsb.edu

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, including minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. The school is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through teaching and service.





Posted 10/3/12

Postdoc: Theoretical Epidemiology
Rothamsted Research

Rothamsted Research, the UK's oldest and largest agricultural research centre, is seeking suitably qualified mathematical modellers, ecologists and epidemiologists for a post-doctoral position to work on fundamental and applied aspects of models for the detection and control of invasive plant pathogens. The models will specifically be applied to the invasion of the Ug99-strain of stem rust and the invasion of cassava infecting viruses. The project is a collaboration with Cambridge University, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT, Mexico/Ethiopia), Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute (Tanzania) and the National Crop Resources Research Institute (Uganda).

The candidate will develop generic models for the epidemiology of invasive plant pathogens as well as methods to detect the pathogen at an early stage in the invasion. Specifically the models will underpin the monitoring and control programmes of Ug99 and cassava viruses led by our African Partners. The successful applicants must be willing to travel to the collaborating institutes frequently.

The post will be located in the Computational and Systems Biology Department at Rothamsted Research under the supervision of Dr Frank van den Bosch with close interactions with the internal and external collaborators. Informal enquiries about this post can be directed to Dr Frank van den Bosch (frank.vandenbosch@rothamsted.ac.uk or 01582 763133 x2372) or Dr Stephen Parnell (stephen.parnell@rothamsted.ac.uk or 01582 763133 x2900).

This appointment is full time within Band D-PD with a starting salary normally in the region of 28,110 to 31,677 pounds per annum. The post is available for two years initially with the possibility of extension to five years (funding has been secured).

Apply by application form only, available with further particulars from http://www.rothamsted.ac.uk or from the HR Group, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2JQ, rres.hr@rothamsted.ac.uk. Please quote reference 1215.

Closing date: 2 November 2012 An Equal Opportunities Employer





Posted 10/3/12

Postdoctoral Associate: Applied Math/Theoretical Bio
University of Houston

We are looking for a postdoctoral associate with a background in applied mathematics and/or theoretical biology. The successful applicant will work with Dr. Josic and Dr. Ott at the University of Houston and Dr. Bennett at Rice University to examine information processing and the impact of delay in biological networks.

This position is expected to run January 1, 2013 through August 31, 2014 with the possibility of an extension.

Interested applicants can apply online at http://jobs.uh.edu, by searching for posting 000566 (Researcher/Natural and Physical Sciences in the Department of Mathematics). The University of Houston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should also contact Kresimir Josic <josic@math.uh.edu> and/or Will Ott <ott@math.uh.edu>





Posted 10/3/12

Postdoc Positions: Mathematical Biology
Duke University

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral positions in mathematical biology. Candidates should have completed a doctorate since April, 2012 and before August, 2013. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. The teaching load will be one course each semester and the salary includes summer support and excellent benefits. The appointments, which begin on August 1, 2013, are for two years with renewal for a third year contingent on performance and budget. Duke University seeks to build a diverse faculty: women and under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Applicants are asked to submit (a) an AMS standard cover sheet; (b) a vita; (c) a description of current and past research (1-3 pages); (d) a plan for future research, and have at least four letters of recommendation, including one which evaluates the applicant's teaching. These letters should be uploaded by their authors at mathjobs.org or be sent to Duke by December 31, 2012. Each applicant is also requested to provide the name(s) of one or more members of the faculty of the Department of Mathematics at Duke who are working in the applicants general area of research.

The AMS Standard Cover Sheet should be completed online at http://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/duke/. Applicants are encouraged to submit all of their materials electronically at this site. Applicants who do not have internet access may mail their materials to:

Appointments Committee
attention: mathematical biology
Department of Mathematics
Box 90320 Duke University
Durham, NC 27708-0320

Applications received by December 31, 2012 will be guaranteed full consideration; early application is advisable. Duke University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

E-mail inquiries: reed@math.duke.edu;

Home pages: http://www.math.duke.edu and http://www.math.duke.edu/mathbio





Posted 10/2/12

Postdoctoral Researchers & Senior PhD-level Scientists
BHSAI

The DoD Biotechnology High-Performance Computing Software Applications Institute (http://www.bhsai.org), a U.S.-Army-funded computational biology research institute located in Frederick, MD., is currently looking for postdoctoral researchers, as well as for more senior PhD-level scientists, to work on the development and application of Systems Biology approaches in the biomedical field. This includes analyzing and modeling enzyme networks, genetic regulatory circuits, and cellular signal transduction systems using mathematical approaches such as ordinary/partial differential equation modeling and stochastic simulations. Our research is focused on medically relevant areas of biology, such as blood coagulation, immune response, and wound healing. We perform both basic and applied computational research in close collaboration with experimentalists, with the ultimate goal of developing countermeasures to address a diverse set of military medical problems.

Biotechnology HPC Software Applications Institute welcomes applications from foreign nationals. Applications (curriculum vitae) can be sent directly to Alex Mitrophanov).





Posted 10/1/12

Lecturership: Mathematical Biology
Balliol College, Oxford

University Lecturership in Mathematical Biology in association with Balliol College
Vacancy Reference: BK/12 009
Salary Range: On a scale from 42,883 pounds per annum
Appointment Term: Permanent

The Mathematical Institute proposes to appoint a University Lecturer in Mathematical Biology from 1 April 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at Balliol College under arrangements described in the further particulars. The combined University and College salary will be on a scale from 42,883 pounds per annum.

The main duties of the post are to carry out, disseminate the results of, obtain funding for, and supervise research at a high international standard in Mathematical Biology, to teach a range of topics in mathematics via lectures, classes and tutorials, and to perform administrative and pastoral functions associated with teaching and research.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in mathematics or closely related subject and must have a record of outstanding research and publication in Mathematical Biology.

The successful candidate will be expected to have the ability to teach effectively over a range of topics in the undergraduate mathematics syllabus at Oxford, not exclusively in the area of his or her research expertise, in both tutorials and lectures. The duties and responsibilities of the post are set out in the further particulars, which may be obtained from vacancies@maths.ox.ac.uk. The further particulars also contain details of the application procedure.

The closing date for applications is 29 October 2012. Please quote reference: BK/12/009.

Queries about the post should be addressed to Brenda Willoughby at vacancies@maths.ox.ac.uk or telephone: +44 (0) 1865 273576.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity

Further particulars can be found at http://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/node/19635





Posted 10/1/12

Tenure-track Position: Department of Mathematics
University of Idaho

Department of Mathematics at the University of Idaho invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Applied Algebra or Applied Discrete Mathematics. This is an academic year (9-month) position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 12, 2013.

Responsibilities Include: Research and Teaching

Summary of Minimum and preferred Qualifications:

CLOSING DATE: January 17, 2013, and continue until a suitable applicant pool is identified. Please direct any questions regarding this position to math@uidaho.edu.

For a complete description of the announcement, how to apply, and information about the department, visit http://www.uidaho.edu/math. jeid-096ec9a016e41dd018dbe6c5f9efc930





Posted 10/1/12

Tenure-track Position: Applied Mathematics
Northeastern Illinois University

Department of Mathematics,
Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago

Mathematics - Applied Mathematics. The Department of Mathematics is developing a new Applied Mathematics (AM) interdisciplinary minor with a focus on modeling of complex systems. The new program is designed to prepare students for careers which apply quantitative methodology to government organizations, industries and research involving complex human and biological systems. We invite applications from candidates who have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate applied mathematics instruction and who can also effectively contribute to the new interdisciplinary minor. A doctorate in Mathematics is required, with a preference for applicants with significant accomplishments in applied/computational mathematics, and experience in interdisciplinary research related to biology and/or social sciences. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and a strong potential for research/external funding are essential.

Northeastern Illinois University is a fully accredited public university serving more than 11,000 full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students in the Chicago metropolitan area. NEIU engages its diverse campus community in a rich environment of teaching, learning and scholarship. The University offers more than 80 academic programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences, STEM disciplines, education and business. Newsweek magazine has named Northeastern Illinois University the sixth best investment among all universities in the nation and number one in Illinois. The University also is recognized as one of the most diverse universities in the United States and is federally designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. NEIU's main campus is located on a 67-acre campus in a residential neighborhood on the northwest side of Chicago. The University also has four satellite locations in the Chicago area including the Carruther's Center for Inner City Studies, El Centro, Chicago Teachers' Center, and the University Center of Lake County. For more information on NEIU, see http://www.neiu.edu.

Please send a single PDF file containing an American Mathematical Society (AMS) cover sheet, letter of application, transcript, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, research plan, and samples of publications or other examples of scholarly writing or creative activities to math@neiu.edu. Write "Applied Mathematics" in the subject line. Please also have three letters of reference (at least one addressing teaching effectiveness) sent separately to the same email. NEIU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women and underrepresented minority group members as well as other qualified individuals. All positions are tenure-track and at the assistant professor level. Appointments begin August 2013. An earned doctorate at the time of appointment is required except where noted. Research and service are supported and expected. Unless otherwise noted, review of applications will begin November 1, 2012. Preference will be given to applications received on or before November 1.





Posted 10/1/12

Tenure-track Position: Applied Mathematics
Pomona College

POMONA COLLEGE
CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA

Pomona College seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in the Mathematics Department, to begin Fall semester 2013-14. We seek candidates in Applied Mathematics, and the position is targeted at the Assistant Professor rank. We are looking for candidates who have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching, and who are interested in mentoring students and in directing students in independent work. The strongest candidates will have post-doctoral experience, have a strong research agenda, and show significant progress in their research. It is a priority of Pomona College and its Mathematics Department to have faculty who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to and success in higher education for underrepresented students.

Pomona College is a highly selective liberal arts college with 1500 students (http://www.pomona.edu), located at the eastern edge of Los Angeles. Pomona is the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, a consortium of seven institutions with over forty active mathematicians. The teaching load at Pomona College is 2-2.

We strongly prefer online applications submitted at MathJobs.org. You can also send applications by electronic mail to mathsrch@pomona.edu or to Search Committee, Mathematics Department, Pomona College, 610 North College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711-6348. A complete application will include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, at least three letters of recommendation (at least one of which evaluates teaching), a description, for the non-specialist, of research accomplishments and plans, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applications completed by December 1, 2012, will receive full consideration. Pomona College is an equal opportunity employer and especially invites applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.





Posted 10/1/12

Postdoc Position: Computational Biology
McGill University

Postdoctoral Position in Computational Biology
Department of Physiology, McGill University, Montreal QC Canada

Applications are invited for an NIH-funded postdoctoral position in modeling different aspects of autoimmune type 1 diabetes (T1D). More specifically, this project will focus on understanding the role of islet-specific autoantibodies in T1D, and designing algorithms to predict disease onset. Candidates are expected to have (or in the process of receiving) a Ph.D. degree in Mathematical and Computational Biology (or related field); have a high degree of academic excellence as demonstrated by a good record of publications; and possess expertise in nonlinear dynamics, MATLAB programming and the use of numerous numerical techniques for solving integro-differential equations. Having some background in immunology will be considered an asset. This work will be conducted in close collaboration with experimental laboratory at the University of Michigan. The initial appointment will be for one year with an option for further extension.

Department of Physiology at McGill University, located in the beautiful city of Montreal, has a large and productive theoretical group. It has an outstanding reputation for fostering experimental collaborations and conducting interdisciplinary research in both experimental and theoretical physiology/biology. Interested candidates with the required qualifications are encouraged to apply. To be considered for the position, please send your CV, your list of publications and two reference letters to Anmar Khadra (Email: anmar.khadra@mcgill.ca) by October 31. (Master and Ph.D. positions are also available for interested students.)

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity.





Posted 9/11/12

Postdoc Position, Scientific Computing
University College London

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Scientific Computing/Numerical Modelling to work with Dr T. Betcke (UCL Mathematics) and Prof S. Arridge (UCL Centre for Medical Image Computing) on fast PDE solvers and inverse problems for image reconstruction with applications to medical imaging. This is part of a large interdisciplinary group, researching methods for Electrical Impedance Tomography, Ultrasound and Optical Tomography, including industrial collaboration.

The Research Associate will contribute to the development of forward and inverse solvers and their numerical implementation for large-scale problems. A strong background in mathematics, scientific computing or related areas is required. In particular, candidates should have experience with finite and or boundary element methods and inverse problems. Software development experience in C++ is essential.

This post is available from 1 November 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter, and is funded by the MRC from 1 November 2012 to 6 October 2014 in the first instance.

For further information and an online application form see:
https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?owner=5041178&ownertype=fair&jcode=1277085

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Timo Betcke, tel: +44 (0)20 3108 4068, email:t.betcke@ucl.ac.uk.

The closing date for the post is 3 October 2012.





Posted 9/11/12

Lecturer Positions
University of Edinburgh

The School of Mathematics is seeking outstanding candidates for up to two permanent lectureships in Applied and Computational Mathematics. Exceptionally an appointment may be made at a higher level (UE09 Senior Lecturer/Reader). We expect candidates to have either an established record of first-class research or to be able to demonstrate excellent research potential. You should have research interests which mesh well with those of existing staff. We are keen to expand our portfolio in one or more of the following priority directions: (a) numerical methods for stochastic or partial differential equations, (b) geophysical fluid dynamics, and (c) mathematical biology. You will contribute to our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes and to the supervision of postgraduate students.

Interviews will be held during the period 3rd to 6th December 2012.

The posts are available at a mutually agreed date from 1 July 2013.

Salary Scale - 37,012 - 44,166 pounds per annum. Exceptionally appointment may be to Senior Lecturer level for which the salary scale is 46,846 - 52,706 pounds

Details are available at http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/jobs/lecturer-maths





Posted 08/22/12

Research Associate Position
University of British Columbia

Research Associate Position (Computational Mathematical Biology)

A position is available for a research associate in the Mathematical Biology research group of Leah Keshet at Department of Mathematics of the University of British Columbia.

Required qualifications:
(1) PhD in mathematics, physics, or biophysics and experience in applied mathematics and (2) A track record of accomplishment in computations of 2D free-boundary reaction-diffusion systems, resulting in peer-reviewed publication(s) and (3) Familiarity with recent biological research on eukaryotic cell motility.

The UBC Dept of Mathematics has a vibrant Mathematical Biology group, with a significant focus on modelling of cellular phenomena. A successful candidate will be expected to apply such computational methods to models of 2D cell motility.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Application deadline: Sept 20, 2012. The expected start date of the position: anytime after Sept 20, 2012. Electronic applications should be sent to: keshet@math.ubc.ca





Posted 08/07/12

University Assistant with doctorate
Karl-Franzens-Universitat Graz

40 hours a week; fixed-term employment for the period of 6 years with qualification agreement; Envisaged Job Starting Date 01. October 2012

Job specification:

Professional qualifications:

Personal profile:

Classification:
Salary scheme of the Universitaten-KV (University Collective Agreement): A2

Minimum salary:
The minimum salary as stated in the collective agreement and according to the classification scheme is EUR 4004.70 gross/month. This minimum salary may be higher due to previous employment periods eligible for inclusion and other earnings and remunerations.

We offer you a job with a lot of responsibility and variety. You can expect an enjoyable work climate, flexible work hours and numerous possibilities for further education and personal development. Take advantage of the chance to enter into a challenging work environment full of team spirit and enthusiasm for your job.

Application Deadline: 29. August 2012
Reference Number: MB/109/99 ex 2011/12

If you are interested, please submit your application documents within the stated deadline. Make sure to indicate the reference number on your application and please send your CV, photo and relevant letters of recommendation to:

Karl-Franzens-Universität Gra
Personalressort
Universitatsplatz 3 8010 Graz or by email e-mailbewerbung@uni-graz.at





Posted 08/07/12

Research Jobs - August Update
NIH

Staff Scientist
Center for Cardiovascular Genomics, NHLBI
(deadline: August 20)

The Center for Cardiovascular Genomics (CCVG) of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health invites applications for a Staff Scientist position. We seek a highly motivated, creative and bright individual with expertise in statistical genetics and/or bioinformatics who is interested in a range of human epidemiology and genetic epidemiology studies. The candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent with at least 5 years of postdoctoral experience. A good track record of productivity judged by peer-reviewed publications is recommended. The successful candidate must have a strong background in statistical genetic analysis and/or bioinformatics analyses of genetic/genomic epidemiology research projects.

Specialized experience should include significant experience in large-scale data analysis, data integration, data mining, optimization techniques, algorithm design and development, and data visualization as evidenced by citable publications. Additionally, expertise in statistical work, such as computing and analyzing large genotype and phenotype datasets, managing large-scale human genome sequence data, and applying known statistical techniques to epidemiology and genetic data, including genomewide association data from human populations is required. Experience with analysis of gene expression, metabolomic and/or proteomic data is recommended but not required.

In addition to innovative and independent research in integrative computational biology and/or cutting edge statistical genetics, the successful candidate will take an active role in supporting other members of the Center and will participate in a cooperative effort to accomplish program, division, and Institute goals.

The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. The initial appointment will be for a minimum of 2 years, with possible appointment renewals in 1-year increments. Appointees must be US citizens, resident aliens, or nonresident aliens with a valid employment visa. Applicants should submit a cover letter highlighting key qualifications, a current curriculum vitae with complete bibliography, three reference letters, a one-page summary of the applicant's philosophy of core facility operation, and a list of three publications that provide evidence of relevant skills along with corresponding PDF copies of these publications by August 20 to: Marcia Lobos, Executive Assistant to Dr. Christopher J. O'Donnell, CCVG, NHLBI at: NHLBI_CCVG_RecruitStaffScientist@mail.nih.gov. The advertisement will remain open until the position is filled. PDF versions of documents sent by electronic mail are strongly preferred. HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The NHLBI/NIH is a smoke-free workplace.


Trans-NIH Earl Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigator Search (deadline: October 1)

The National Institutes of Health, the U.S. government's premier biomedical and behavioral research enterprise, is pleased to announce its fourth annual call for "NIH Earl Stadtman Investigators." Scientific discoveries from our intramural laboratories, with their extensive infrastructure and critical mass of expertise, have a crucial role in both maintaining America's research excellence and advancing medical treatments and cures.

Come join the team whose hallmarks are stable funding, intellectual freedom, shared resources, and access to a broad range of scientific expertise. We seek creative and independent thinkers eager to take on high-risk, high impact research in tenure-track positions.

A variety of basic and translational/clinical positions are available, with areas of active recruitment including (but not limited to): Biostatistics/Bioinformatics; Chromatin Biology/Epigenetics; DNA Replication, Repair and Recombination; Molecular Epidemiology and Population Genetics; Molecular Immunology; Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology; Neuroscience; Population Science; Stem Cells/iPS Cells; Structural Biology and Systems Biology; and Virology.

Who we are: Among our approximately 1,200 principal investigators and 4,000 trainees are world-renowned experts in basic, translational and clinical research. Our strength is our diversity in pursuit of a common goal, to alleviate human suffering from disease. 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: For this broad, trans-NIH recruitment effort, we seek talented, early-career scientists with a clear and creative research vision who wish to contribute to the nation's health.

Qualifications/eligibility: Candidates 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 publications in major peer-reviewed journals. Applicants may be in early stages of their research careers or non-tenured early-to-mid career scientists. 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 a CV, a three-page research plan, a one-page description of their vision for future research and its potential impact, and contact information for three professional references through our online application system at http://irp.nih.gov/stadtman between August 1 and October 1, 2012. You will be asked to designate a primary and secondary scientific area 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 11:59 p.m. EDT October 15, 2012. We cannot accept paper applications.

What to expect: Search committees of subject-matter experts will review and evaluate applicants based on the following criteria: publication record, scientific vision and potential scientific impact of current and proposed research, demonstrated independence, awards and references. The committees will identify the most highly qualified candidates to invite to the NIH for a lecture in November or December 2012, which will be open to the NIH scientific staff, and for subsequent interviews with the search committees. The search committee chairs and NIH Scientific Directors, who lead our intramural programs, will identify finalists to be recruited as Earl Stadtman Investigators. Candidates not selected as Stadtman finalists can still be considered for other open NIH research positions. The entire process from application review to job offer may take several months, depending on the volume of applications.

We call upon individuals who will open our eyes to possibilities we haven't yet envisioned, to complement our scientific mission and enhance our research efforts. More information about our program is at http://irp.nih.gov. The inspiring story of Earl and Thressa Stadtman's research at the NIH is at http://history.nih.gov/exhibits/stadtman. Specific questions regarding this recruitment effort may be directed to Dr. Roland Owens, Assistant Director, NIH Office of Intramural Research, at owensrol@mail.nih.gov. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.


Systems Biology/Bioinformatics Staff Scientist
Neuro-Oncology Branch, NCI-NINDS
(deadline: open-ended)

The Neuro-Oncology Branch, a trans-institute program of the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health is seeking an outstanding candidate to work in the area of cancer genomics, bioinformatics and systems biology, particularly on computational modeling of signaling and gene networks in cancer cells. Ongoing projects include the integration of -omics and clinical data in the exploration of signaling and transcriptional networks that govern cell differentiation, proliferation and migration in primary brain tumors, cancer tumor stem cells and normal embryonic neural stem cells and the translation of those discoveries to patients through the highly integrated clinical brain tumor research program. Applicants should have a strong background in mathematical and computational modeling and be expected to carry out an interdisciplinary project with experimental groups.

The Staff Scientist candidate will take a lead role in the mentorship and scientific management of a team of bioinformatics research fellows. The following skills and qualifications are required: 1) PhD in computer science, mathematics, bioinformatics, or related fields, and at least 3 years of post-doctoral training in bioinformatics and/or systems biology; 2) experience in machine learning and network generation algorithms; 3) basic knowledge of cell/molecular biology; 4) experience in genome-wide genetic and gene expression data analysis.

Please send curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and two letters of reference to: Howard A. Fine, Chief; Neuro-Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute; MSC 8200, Room 225; 9030 Old Georgetown Road; Bethesda, MD 20892-8200 or to smithj9@mail.nih.gov. Candidates may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or nonresident aliens. DHHS, NIH, the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers that value and foster diversity throughout the entire organization.





Posted 08/07/12

Post-docs: Computational Biology
Pohang University of Science and Technology

APCTP launches a new Junior Research Group (JRG), lead by Dr. Junghyo Jo, to investigate design principles in biological systems. JRGs at APCTP are funded by the Max Planck Society of Germany, Korean Government, and Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH). The new group will be located on the POSTECH campus.

The Design Principles of Cellular Networks group seeks for two postdocs who have strong interest in computational biology, particularly in cell-to-cell communication for biological functions. Details on our research can be found at:
https://www.apctp.org/jrg/blogindex.php?JrgId=13.

The postdoctoral positions are initially for two years with possible extensions. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, description of research interests, and list of two references to Dr. Junghyo Jo (jojunghyo@gmail.com) by email. The screening of applications will begin in September, 2012 and last until the positions are filled. If you have any questions about the group or the positions, please feel free to contact us.





Posted 08/07/12

Post-doc: Design Principles of Biological Control
Imperial College London

Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College working under the supervision of Dr Reiko Tanaka.

This post is for a project aimed at understanding design principles of biological control systems. We will employ a diverse range of theoretical/engineering methodologies to model and elucidate the regulatory mechanisms for skin barrier homeostasis and inflammatory signalling. The project will include collaboration with experimentalists and clinicians. The main responsibilities of this post will include development of mathematical models for skin barrier homeostasis and inflammation, proposition of the experiments, coordination, integration and analysis of experimental data, and the statistical analysis and reformulations of these models in light of the collected data. More information on research activities in Dr Tanaka's group is found in:
http://www.bg.ic.ac.uk/research/r.tanaka.

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent in a relevant area (Computational Biology, Control Engineering, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or closely aligned disciplines) to undertake this project. You should also have experience in modelling and analysis of biological systems, expertise in modelling with differential equations and numerical methods, and strong interest in biology. We look for highly motivated applicants with excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and enthusiasm for exposure to a diversity of scientific projects.

For further details of the post contact Dr Reiko Tanaka. Interested applicants should send a current curriculum vitae and research statement to Dr Tanaka by e-mail. Candidates will be required to apply online via the Imperial College website at http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment where you will find a job description and person specification for this post. Please select "Job Search", then enter the job title or vacancy reference number EN20120212FH into "Keywords". Complete and upload an application form as directed.

Closing date: September 5th 2012
Start date: as soon as possible
A fixed term appointment for up to 16 months





Posted 08/07/12

Post-docs
NIMBioS, UT, Knoxville

The September 1st deadline for applications for postdoctoral fellowships at NIMBioS is fast approaching.

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), located at the Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, is currently accepting applications for postdoctoral scholarship at the interface between mathematics and biology. Highest priority will be given to those with explicit plans to develop their ability to effectively carry on research across these fields. We are particularly interested in requests to support research that integrates diverse fields, requires synthesis at multiple scales, and/or makes use of or requires development of new mathematical/computational approaches. NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellows are chosen based upon indications that the applicant's research plans are consistent with the mission of NIMBioS, the applicant has the demonstrated ability to carry out the proposed research, and the opportunities provided through NIMBioS will enhance the capacity for the research to be completed in an efficient and timely manner. Support: annual stipend of $51,000, full University of Tennessee employee fringe benefits, and an annual travel allowance of $2,000.

How to apply: Complete the online application and submit a brief project description, references, and CV following the guidelines available at:
http://www.nimbios.org/postdocs/

Deadline: NIMBioS postdoctoral requests for support are reviewed three times per year, and the selected researchers are offered positions at NIMBioS where they conduct research that is mostly self-directed. The deadline for activities beginning in winter/spring 2013 is September 1, 2012. All letters of recommendation must be submitted before the request deadline.

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) (http://www.nimbios.org) brings together researchers from around the world to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries to investigate solutions to basic and applied problems in the life sciences. NIMBioS is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture with additional support from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.





Posted 08/07/12

Bioinformatics positions
SRA

SRA has some Bioinformatics positions open in GA. If interested, contact Ari Kahn and email your CVs.

38681BR - Bioinformatics Analyst View details
38682BR - Bioinformatics Data Analyst View details





Posted 08/02/12

Post-doc: Mathematical Ecology
University of Ottawa, McGill University

A postdoctoral position is available, starting January 2013, within the Thematic Year on "Models and Methods in Ecology, Epidemiology and Public Health" (http://www.crm.umontreal.ca/M2E2) and the CHONe collaborative research network (Canadian Healthy Oceans Ecosystems Network, www.chone.ca). The candidate will develop and apply dynamic theories of spatially structured populations with a focus on fluctuating dispersal and environmental change in marine metapopulations. The position will be held in Ottawa and/or Montreal (University of Ottawa, McGill University, Centre de Recherches Mathematiques) under the supervision of Frederic Guichard (McGill, Biology) and Frithjof Lutscher (Ottawa, Mathematics). The successful candidate will participate in and benefit from various events of the thematic year and will join a large collaborative network of scientists and graduate students with many opportunities to apply theories and models to large marine datasets.

A Ph.D. is required. Candidates should have experience using mathematical modeling, analysis and computer simulation to study biological problems. Candidates with knowledge of network and graph theoretical approaches as well as partial differential equations are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with field ecologists within the CHONe network. Salary is $40,000/year plus benefits.

Applications will be received until the position is filled. Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three references to fred.guichard@mcgill.ca and flutsche@uottawa.ca.





Posted 07/18/12

Genomics Database Scientist Position
Oregon State University

Genomics Database Scientist (Faculty Research Assistant), Oregon State University's (OSU) Botany and Plant Pathology department - Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing (CGRB).

Full time + benefits. Responsibilities and duties include develop research software forFungiDB; curate, analyze and load research data for the FungiDB project; communication with FungiDB developers at UCR and EuPathDB developers at UPenn to implement the research goals. The appointee will be located for the first year at the University of California, Riverside and thereafter at Oregon State University.

To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs posting number 0009312. Closing Date: 08/09/12 at 11:59 pm.

OSU is an AA/EOE.





Posted 07/11/12

Genomics Database Scientist
Oregon State University

GENOMICS DATABASE SCIENTIST Position

Genomics Database Scientist (Faculty Research Assistant), Oregon State University's (OSU) Botany and Plant Pathology department, Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing (CGRB). Full time + benefits. Responsibilities and duties include develop research software forFungiDB; curate, analyze and load research data for the FungiDB project; communication with FungiDB developers at UCR and EuPathDB developers at U Penn to implement the research goals. The appointee will be located for the first year at the University of California, Riverside and thereafter at Oregon State University. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs posting number 0009312. Closing Date: 08/09/12 at 11:59 pm. OSU is an AA/EOE.





Posted 07/11/12

Post-doc: CNS Dynamical Analysis
Uniformed Services University

Traumatic Brain Injury Research

Computational Physics/Applied Mathematics

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation is seeking a Computational Physics/Applied Mathematics Post-doctoral Fellow in the Traumatic Injury Research Program at the Uniformed Services University. This research program is directed to the development of improved methods for the diagnosis and longitudinal assessment of mild traumatic brain injury based on the dynamical analysis of EEGs (electroencephalograms) and event related potentials (ERPs), with an emphasis on event related inter-regional synchronization. A focus of the program is the investigation of mild traumatic brain injury that progresses to a clinical presentation of depression or post traumatic stress disorder. The Traumatic Injury Research Program is based in the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine. Its facilities include a state-of-the-art EEG/ERP laboratory.

The post-doctoral fellow will participate in the construction and validation of signal processing software, direct the analysis of EEGs and ERPs and contribute to the preparation of these results for publication. Specific mathematical methods used in this project include time-frequency analysis, time-dependent measures of multichannel phase synchronization, nonlinear measures of dynamical behavior, signal classification, information theory (including measures of complexity) and the identification of causal relationships. An applicant's technical training should include numerical analysis (optimization, numerical solution of differential equations, time-frequency analysis, and signal classification) and higher level programming languages. Extensive experience in at least one of the following is essential: Matlab, C/C++ or Fortran. This individual will prepare written documentation of software developed in this project and will participate in presenting results at scientific meetings and in staff training. Effective communication skills (written and spoken English) are therefore essential.

The position is available under the direction of Professor Paul E. Rapp, Director, Traumatic Injury Research Program, Department of Military and Emergency Medicine. Further information about this research program can be found on http://www.usuhs.mil/mem/tirp.html.

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences is the US Department of Defense's medical school. It is located in Bethesda, Maryland across Wisconsin Ave from the main campus of the National Institutes of Health. In addition to awarding medical degrees, the University has graduate programs in the life sciences including neuroscience, medical and clinical psychology, and public health.

Please apply on-line at http://www.hjf.org/careers. Please click on Advanced Search and enter the job number 207354 in the Job Opening ID box or fax your resume to 240-694-3151. Please specify title and job number on fax. The Foundation is a nonprofit medical research organization that provides support services to the military medical community and offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience. AA/EEO.





Posted 07/09/12

Postdoc Position
G8-ECS, Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest

A one-year post-doc position is available at Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest in the framework of the international G8-ECS project:

Enabling Climate Simulations at Extreme Scale:
https://wiki.engr.illinois.edu/display/G8/G8+ESC++--+Enabling+Climate+Simulations+at+Extreme+Scale

In that framework, the post-doc will be mainly involved in the research activity dealing with the design and analysis of parallel resilient numerical algorithms.

We are looking for candidates at post-doc level with interest, motivation and background in computational science and high performance computing. Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, a list of refereed papers published and submitted, a brief statement describing his or her research interests.

Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for three additional references.

The position, which can be starting as early as October, 2012. To ensure a full consideration, applications must be submitted by September 1st, 2012. Applications will be accepted thereafter until the position is filled.

Please send your application by email to: luc.giraud@inria.fr
http://hiepacs.bordeaux.inria.fr/





Posted 07/09/12

Postdoc Position
University of Washington, Seattle

Network analysis/data mining/outlier detection: we are looking for an outstanding postdoc to tackle the following problems:

1. Complex network analysis: develop population/social networks from a large amount of data; capture critical network properties; analyze the dynamics of changing networks; and develop scalable methods to process large networks.
2. Pattern recognition/outlier detection: develop spatially and behaviorally sensitive methods to identify patterns in time-series data and detect outliers at different scales. Analyze pattern evolution in time and space.

Requirement:
Ph.D. in an engineering/science field. Prior experience in addressing similar problems as outlined above is highly desirable. Candidates must possess solid programming skills (e.g., in Java, C++ or Python) to handle large datasets as well as solid training in network analysis, probability and statistics, or pattern recognition. You are expected to meet with your immediate supervisor on a weekly basis to report progress and resolve challenges. You are also expected to write high-quality academic journal papers, thus the ability to write well is essential.

Position:
The appointment is housed in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington. The initial appointment for this position is one year and can be extended to the second year, pending funding availability. Salary compensation is commensurate with experience. Health benefits are provided per requirement of the university. Apply: Interested applicants should send a CV, one or more recently published papers that are most relevant to the above-described position, and a statement of research/career interests to: Prof. Cynthia Chen atqzchen@uw.edu. All questions should also be directed to Prof. Cynthia Chen.





Posted 07/09/12

Postdoc Position, Modelling
University of Sussex

A fully funded 3 year Postdoctoral fellowship in "Modelling, analysis and simulation of spatial patterning on evolving surfaces" is available in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Sussex.

The objective of fellowship is to derive mathematical models, carry-out theoretical stability analysis and compute numerical solutions on realistic and geometrically accurate complex evolving biological surfaces as well as carrying-out applications in developmental biology and cell motility.

The fellowship provides full support that includes salary and support for research activities. The starting date for the fellowship is flexible from the 01 September 2012 until the 01 November 2012.

Prospective candidates should hold a PhD in Numerical Analysis, Applied Mathematics, Computational Biology and/or other related disciplines.

All enquiries should be directed to Dr. Anotida Madzvamuse (a.madzvamuse@sussex.ac.uk) and/or Dr. Vanessa Styles (v.styles@sussex.ac.uk)

For further information and application details see:
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/aboutus/jobs/713





Posted 06/28/12

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair
University of Guelph

The Department of Population Medicine and the School of Computer Science at the University of Guelph seek applications and nominations for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Population Disease Modeling, at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, to develop a research program focusing on population disease modeling and risk assessment applied to issues concerning food animals, veterinary medicine, and public health.

The successful candidate will be a catalyst for disease modeling research, drawing on the University?s research strengths in analytical, spatial and molecular epidemiology, livestock health management, biosecurity and disease surveillance, public health, zoonotic diseases, food safety, mathematical and multilevel modeling, Bayesian and computational statistics, computer science, data mining and artificial intelligence. The chair position will provide an opportunity to enhance existing networks among faculty, and graduate students in Population Medicine, Computer Science and Mathematics and Statistics. The successful candidate will benefit from an annual research stipend and state of the art software and computing facilities including those of the Shared Hierarchical Academic Research Computing Network, the Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses, and the Infectious Diseases and Ecological Systems Laboratory, and the High Performance Computing Laboratory for Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance.

Exceptional emerging scholars with the potential to become world leaders in their research area and a PhD, post-doctoral fellowship, or equivalent experience in a field related to disease modeling are invited to apply. Candidates should possess strong epidemiological or other quantitative analytic skills in infectious disease modeling, an interest in applying disease modeling to issues concerning food animals and public health, and a demonstrated ability to work in multidisciplinary and collaborative settings. Effective communication skills and a collegial attitude that will support active involvement in teaching, research and consultative service programs, are also required.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct cutting-edge research in population health risk-based methodologies, such as infectious disease modeling and risk assessment, to inform policy on veterinary, food animal, and human health. A primary responsibility will be to develop a research program and acquire research funds to support graduate student training to the MSc and PhD level. The successful candidate will coordinate and teach graduate-level courses in infectious disease modeling and population health risk assessment for graduate students in both colleges. The distribution of effort for the position will be approximately 75% research, 20% teaching and 5% service.

The University of Guelph is uniquely positioned to address the need for prevention of infectious diseases, and preparedness for infectious disease outbreaks, requiring science-based inputs to inform risk management, risk communication, and policy implementation. We are internationally recognized in veterinary epidemiology, and in human and animal infectious disease modeling, risk management and communication, food system economics, mathematics and statistics, and livestock health management.

The position is cross appointed to two colleges and will be physically located in the Ontario Veterinary College (http://www.ovc.uoguelph.ca) which is a founding college of the University of Guelph, one of Canada's leading comprehensive universities. The city of Guelph (http://www.city.guelph.on.ca) is a pleasant and vibrant community of over 120,000 people located in southern Ontario approximately one hour west of central Toronto.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The deadline for applications is July 6, 2012 or until the position is filled. Please send a complete curriculum vitae and three letters of reference to: Dr. Cate Dewey, Chair, Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1. Fax (519) 763-8621. Email: cdewey@uoguelph.ca.

The University of Guelph is committed to an Employment Equity Program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff. We, therefore, particularly encourage applications from qualified aboriginal Canadians, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and women. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.





Posted 06/28/12

Faculty Research Position
Oregon State University

Bioinformatics Analyst (Faculty Research Assistant), Oregon State University's Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing (CGRB). Full time + benefits. The CGRB includes administrative, core laboratory and research functions. Responsibilities and duties include Bioinformatics research support, consulting, software development, assisting in training, and network/system support. Participate in funded research projects and assists CGRB core Biocomputing facility. Closing Date: 07/31/12 at 11:59 pm. OSU is an AA/EOE.

More information and application procedures can be found at:
http://www.cgrb.oregonstate.edu/bioinfo-analyst





Posted 06/28/12

Post-doc: Stochastic Modeling & Simulation
OIST, Japan

The Integrative Systems Biology Unit is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to work in interdisciplinary projects aimed at (1) the development of novel stochastic/multiscale simulation algorithms, and (2) simulation of gene expression and key cell signal transduction processes. The ideal candidates should have a strong background in Mathematics, Computer Science, and/or Bio-Engineering, as well as a strong interest to collaborate with experimental biologists. Previous experience with dynamical systems (DEs), biological/chemical reaction modelling and MatLab programming is expected, while experience in stochastic modelling and simulation (temporal and spatio-temporal) is a plus. Motivated postdocs may have the opportunity to perform experiments in the wetlab, should they desire to do so, while models will be calibrated closely with experimental data.

Specific projects will entail constant feedback and cooperation with experimental and theoretical groups both inside and outside Japan. Thus, the postdoc is expected to have excellent personal and communication skills, and a willingness to communicate research results to interdisciplinary audiences. Both recent doctorates and applicants with previous postdoctoral experience will be considered, and the successful candidate will be offered a remuneration package according to qualifications.

The successful candidates will join the Integrative Systems Biology Unit of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), and will work under the supervision of Prof. Tatiana T. Marquez-Lago. Currently, 45 Faculty members and a growing population of over 200 scientists, students, and research support staff are located in OIST facilities. English is the language of instruction and a large segment of the faculty and student population is international. Further details about OIST can be found on our website (http://www.oist.jp), while additional information on the position can be found in:
http://www.oist.jp/careers/post-doctoral-position-available-computational-and-systems-biology

Interested candidates should send a single PDF file to tatiana.marquez@oist.jp, containing their CV, list of publications, names and contact information for 3 references, and a brief statement of specific research interests (in systems biology, including modelling and/or simulation).





Posted 06/28/12

Post-docs: Biomedical Modeling
UCLA

We invite applications for two 3-year postdoctoral positions to join Professor Blower's research group in the Semel Institute at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

The positions are in Infectious Disease Modeling with particular emphasis on modeling the computational, mathematical and statistical aspects of the evolution and transmission of drug-resistant HIV in resource-rich and resource-constrained countries. Support is through a recently funded NIH grant. Applicants must have a doctorate in Applied Mathematics, Biostatistics, Biomathematics, Theoretical Biology or a closely related field. We are most interested in applicants with extensive experience in statistics and data analysis.

Please visit http://www.semel.ucla.edu/biomedicalmodeling for more information about our research group, where we work (Los Angeles - where you can't beat the weather, movie openings and beaches) and pdfs of our recent publications.

If you are interested in either of these positions please contact Professor Sally Blower at sally.blower@gmail.com





Posted 06/11/12

Post-doc/Research Assistant
INEB, Portugal

Two research positions (1 Post-Doc and 1 research assistant) are available at INEB (http://www.ineb.up.pt), Portugal under the project "Reusable Deep Neural Networks: Applications to biomedical data". For more details please visit www.ineb.up.pt - "positions available" (internal codes NN_BPD_02_2012 and NN_BI_02_2012) or at:

http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=30116

and

http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=30114





Posted 06/11/12

Post-doc: Network Modeling
Georgetown University

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Departments of Biology, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate position in the prediction and containment of livestock diseases with spatio-temporal network modeling. This position will be funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and will be based in the group of Shweta Bansal (http://bansallab.com) at Georgetown University. Successful applicants will develop mathematical and statistical network models for partially-observed data and apply them to inform control or management of infectious disease in U.S. livestock populations. The ideal candidate has a PhD in statistics, applied mathematics or another highly quantitative field and previous experience in the analysis of epidemiological or ecological systems with network models.

Initial appointments will be for one year, with possible renewal to a second year depending on progress. The salary will be in the range of $48,000-55,000 per year (depending on experience), plus fringe benefits. The preferred starting date is September 1, 2012, but is negotiable.

Georgetown University is a vibrant scientific community and the successful applicants will be afforded many opportunities for professional development. Washington D.C. offers a rich cultural and intellectual life, in the heart of the U.S. policy scene.

For further information, contact Shweta Bansal (e-mail: shweta@sbansal.com). Applicants should send a cover letter, a detailed CV, a brief statement of research interests, and names and contact information for three references. The cover letter should discuss possible starting dates.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the post has been filled. Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.





Posted 06/11/12

Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Nottingham

Marie Curie Actions Experienced Researcher (Postdoctoral researcher) Mathematical Neuroscience

50,352 - 58,236 pounds per annum depending on circumstance in accordance with Marie Curie Actions.

Applications are invited for the above post to work with Professor S Coombes and Dr Noah Russell on a Marie Curie Initial Training Network funded project in Mathematical Neuroscience to underpin work at Nottingham on Synthetic Cognition.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a joint venture between Mathematical Sciences and the Neurophotonics Research Laboratory on an EC funded project in Neural Engineering with a focus on theoretical work to understand neural computation. The Nottingham Neurophotonics Laboratory is developing cutting edge technology to study small networks of living neurons connected to a virtual environment programmed on a real-time computer. This project will involve the development of a phase-amplitude framework, for describing physiologically realistic models of single neurons, into a useful tool for addressing fundamental questions in neuroscience, and specifically the dynamical evolution of states observed in living micro-culture neuronal arrays. A major focus will be on the use of powerful new ideas in dynamical systems theory to understand the transitions between network states, their control, and influence by an external environment. The ultimate aim of this work is to develop a deep understanding of cognition at an elemental level.

Candidates must be in the first 5 years of their research careers and already be in possession of a doctoral degree (or be close to completion) in mathematics, physics or engineering. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in mathematical and computational neuroscience. As part of our commitment to promoting diversity we encourage applications from women. To comply with the Marie Curie Actions rule for mobility applicants must not have resided, worked or studied in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to Sept 2012.

This full-time post is available from the 3 September 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter and will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 24 months.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof S Coombes email: stephen.coombes@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. For information about the School of Mathematical Sciences, one of the most active in the UK, see: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/mathematics/index.aspx

For more details and/or to apply on-line please access: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/Jobs/CurrentVacancies/ref/SCI1146. If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Department, tel: +44(0)115 915205. Please quote ref SCI/1146. Closing date: 2 July 2012.





Posted 06/11/12

Student Internships: Mathematical Research
Centre for Mathematical Research

We are pleased to announce a call in the CRM (Centre for Mathematical Research, Barcelona, Spain) that aims to attract the interest of young students to research in mathematics.

In the framework of this program, the CRM hosts, for stays of 2 months, young undergraduate or master students to develop a formative stage in some of the CRM research groups, and eventually complete an introductory research work. Preferably applicants must have completed the third year of a mathematics degree or be pursuing a master in the field of mathematics.

The CRM currently pursues research in the following subjects:

Complex Systems, led by Alvaro Corral
Computational and Mathematical Biology, led by Tomas Alarcon
Industrial Mathematics, led by Tim Myers
Harmonic Analysis and Approximation Theory, led by Sergey Tikhonov
Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing, led by Blanca Ayuso
Computational Neuroscience, led by Alexander Roxin
Mathematical Epidemiology, led by Andrei Korobeinikov

Deadline to submit applications is July 15, 2012.

Detailed information on the call may be found on the following web site:
http://www.crm.cat/en/ResearchTraining/Pages/CRMI3MRProgram.aspx





Posted 05/22/12

3 Faculty Positions
Oregon State University

THREE FACULTY POSITIONS IN BIOINFORMATICS AND SYSTEMS BIOLOGY

Oregon State University is conducting three open rank searches for collaboratively-minded faculty who demonstrate enthusiasm for research and teaching at the interface of the quantitative and life sciences, to join our strong growing genomics and systems biology community.

NUCLEIC ACID SEQUENCE BIOINFORMATICS:
The appointee will execute a strong research and teaching program at the interface of computer and life sciences that advances the use of nucleic acid sequence data to understand the functions of biological systems at any scale. This is a tenure-track, 9-month, full-time faculty position at any rank that will reside jointly in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and in a life science unit depending on the appointee's expertise and interest.

SYSTEMS BIOLOGY OF HOST-MICROBE INTERACTIONS:
The appointee will conduct research addressing host-microbe interactions through integrating experimental life science and quantitative methods. The context of the research may be infectious disease, allergic or chronic disease in humans, animals or plants, or mutualistic interactions at the level of individuals or communities. This is a tenure-track, 9-month, full-time faculty position at any rank that will reside jointly in a life science department and in a quantitative science department depending on the appointee's expertise and interest.

APPLIED DISCRETE MATHEMATICS IN SYSTEMS BIOLOGY:
The appointee will execute a strong research and teaching program at the interface of applied discrete mathematics and molecular, cellular or organismal systems biology. The context of research may include, but is not limited to, areas of discrete mathematics centered around data integration, network inference, or modeling in systems biology. This is a tenure-track, 9-month, full-timefaculty position (Associate or Full Professor) that will reside jointly in the Department of Mathematics, and in a life science unit depending on the appointee's expertise and interest.

More information and application procedures can be found at:
http://www.cgrb.oregonstate.edu/faculty-positions





Posted 05/22/12

Research Scientist
Space Research Association, Houston, TX

UNIVERSITIES SPACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION'S
DIVISION OF SPACE LIFE SCIENCES
http://www.dsls.usra.edu/

RESEARCH SCIENTIST I:
Universities Space Research Association (USRA), a large non-profit space research university consortium, has an immediate opening for an entry-level Research Scientist to fill a full-time Bioinformatics position in its Division of Space Life Sciences (DSLS) working at the NASA Johnson Space Center's Space Radiation Health Program. Applicants should have expertise in mathematical approaches in systems biology, Monte-Carlo computer modeling background, bioinformatics with knowledge of mathematical biology and/or theoretical biology. Duties will include computational modeling in support of space radiation risk assessment. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States or possess permanent residence status.

Requirements include an entry-level Ph.D. in the area of mathematical or theoretical biology; or a related field. Excellent mathematical skills and familiarity with bioinformatics, and computer resources related to computational modeling. This position requires good oral and written communication skills, exceptional organizational skills and the ability to multi-task.

Universities Space Research Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

E-mailed applications are preferred. Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and summary of experience to: resume@hou.usra.edu.

Universities Space Research Association
Division of Space Life Sciences
3600 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston, TX 77058
Fax: 281-486-2173
E-mail: resume@hou.usra.edu





Posted 05/22/12

Permanent Lectureship: Applied Mathematics
University of Leeds

A permanent lectureship in Applied Mathematics has now been advertised see http://jobs.leeds.ac.uk and use the reference MAPMA0030.

The closing date for external applications is 8 June. The interviews are expected to be held on the 27th June.

In line with the University's commitment to research-led teaching, you will be expected to deliver high quality teaching in mathematics, informed by your own research. It is anticipated that you will have the potential to become a future leader of student education in mathematics at the University of Leeds as this post has been created for the purpose of improving the student experience. The teaching workload, and time available for research will, however, be normal for this grade.

It is expected that you will join one of the research areas in Applied Mathematics, which are Mathematical Biology and Medicine, Polymers and Industrial Mathematics, Applied Nonlinear Dynamics, Astrophysical and Geophysical Fluids, and Integrable Systems.





Posted 05/22/12

Post-doc: Mathematical Epidemiology
University of Liverpool

Applications are invited for an EPSRC-funded post-doctoral position in mathematical epidemiology at the University of Liverpool. Specifically, the project will focus on the application of ideas from metabolic control analysis to the control of network-based epidemic systems. This provides an opportunity for you to broaden your experience at the interface between these two areas. You should have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in mathematics or a related area and have experience in programming in a language such as MATLAB or R. Experience in modelling infectious diseases and/or metabolic control analysis and/or control theory would be advantageous. Good written and verbal communication skills are essential.

For informal enquiries, please contact Kieran Sharkey Tel. +44 (0) 151 794 4023, Email: kjs@liv.ac.uk. The post is available for 14 months starting in the summer or autumn 2012. Please apply online at:
http://www.liv.ac.uk/working/job_vacancies/research/R-579577.htm

Closing date for applications: 8th June 2012.





Posted 05/22/12

Post-doc: Computational Biology
ETH Zurich

We invite applications for a Post-Doc position within the Computational Biology Group at the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering of ETH Zurich. The position is available immediately.

We are developing computational models for organogenesis. The models are computationally demanding and further algorithmic developments are required to solve models for biological signaling on realistic growing and deforming 3D domains. Moreover, methods need to be developed to enable the efficient comparison of model predictions and 3D experimental imaging data and a more efficient search for appropriate parameter values.

We are therefore looking for a post-doc with experience in any of the two fields:
-Numerical solution of PDE models (reaction-diffusion type and fluid models) using either FEM or alternative methods
-Machine Learning

For more details on on-going projects in the group please visit our webpage:
http://www.bsse.ethz.ch/cobi.

The Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering of ETH Zurich is an integral part of SystemX.ch, the Swiss initiative in Systems Biology. It is located in Basel, a European hotspot for biomedical research, in close proximity of the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, and the pharmaceutical and biotech industry.

ETH Zurich is a major research university, offering an excellent environment for innovative and collaborative research across disciplines. The working language is English.

Please send the usual application material, including at least two references, as a single PDF file to dagmar.iber@bsse.ethz.ch.





Posted 05/18/12

Research Chair: Mathematical and Theoretical Physical Biosciences
Stellenbosch University

The interaction between the fundamental and experimental disciplines has changed Biology immensely in the recent years with a hive of activity in many new areas the world over. Fields like biochemistry, microbiology and genetics have followed the trend, and in selected areas South African Universities have richly contributed to the new biology. Current and recent experimental work in biological systems opens new and invigorates further fundamental research questions in the mathematical sciences and theoretical physics themselves, such as those coming from needing to understand emergent phenomena and non-equilibrium in living systems.

At Stellenbosch University and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS-SA) we would like to play a significant role in addressing such questions of the 21st century. Through the support of the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) funded by our national Department of Science and Technology, we have the exciting opportunity to establish the multidisciplinary field of Mathematical and Theoretical Physical Biosciences as a distinct research strength in South Africa and appoint a senior scientist. This would strengthen the existing research activities in Mathematical Sciences and Theoretical Physics at Stellenbosch University and at AIMS-SA, and stimulate interaction between them.

The Research Chair will strive to:
(a) establish the field of Mathematical and Theoretical Physical Biosciences as a research strength in South Africa and as a new knowledge area for students from South Africa and broader Africa
(b) promote academic excellence by producing well-cited innovative research outputs, and engaging in multidisciplinary relevant research projects
(c) build knowledge and research partnerships in South Africa between the fundamental disciplines of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and the experimental biosciences
(d) play an active role in South Africa's research and development by supporting experimental research in the traditional biosciences since it is increasingly recognised that complex nonlinear interactions (on the cellular, subcellular and molecular levels) arising in biological systems will best be understood through mathematical and theoretical physical models
(e) build scientific and intellectual capacity in Africa by developing and helping appoint human capital in Mathematical Sciences and Theoretical Physical Sciences which are areas where skills are scarce but extremely important
(f) promote institutional diversity by providing highly-talented, well-trained doctoral graduates from all over Africa.

The successful candidate must have:
(a) extensive experience in training both postgraduate students and postdoctoral research fellows
(b) an ability to offer postgraduate courses in advanced areas of Mathematical and Physical Biosciences
(c)distinguished record of peer-reviewed research publications; experience in running large collaborative research projects involving international collaborations and providing research opportunities for undergraduate, postgraduate, and postdoctoral students
(d) a demonstrated ability to obtain competitive funding from national and international governmental funding agencies or private foundations.

The successful candidate will have a joint appointment with Stellenbosch University and AIMS-SA:
s/he will occupy a Professorship at Stellenbosch University, in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Department of Physics, and will be senior researcher in the AIMS-SA Research Centre

Information on the SARChI initiative can be obtained from the website:
http://www.nrf.ac.za/projects.php?pid=61.

The research chair is tenable for a period of up to 15 years. It comes with a (maximum) annual budget of R2.5 million (about US$320,000 at current exchange rates). This budget includes amounts allocated to remuneration and project development. Shortlisted candidates will be expected to draw up a detailed developmental plan for this project in discussion with the Director of AIMS-SA and the Executive Head of the Mathematical Sciences Department, Stellenbosch University.

For further specific information related to this chair, please contact:
Prof Barry Green, Director
African institute for Mathematical Sciences
Telephone: ++27 21 787 9332
Email: bwg@aims.ac.za

Prof Ingrid Rewitzky, Executive Head
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Stellenbosch University
Telephone: ++27 21 8083289
Email: rewitzky@sun.ac.za

All applications must include:
(a) a concise research statement
(b) a comprehensive curriculum vitae
(c) names and contact details of three referees
(d) an indication of the earliest date for the commencement of the research chair
(e)certified copies of certificates.

Closing date:
Please forward applications to Prof Barry Green (bwg@aims.ac.za) and/or Prof Ingrid Rewitzky (rewitzky@sun.ac.za) by 31 May 2012.





Posted 05/18/12

Lectureship: Theoretical Ecology
Umea University, Sweden

In a joint effort, IceLab (Interdisciplinary Science Laboratory) and the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science at Umea University, Sweden, are announcing a position as senior lecturer to carry out research within the area of theoretical and computational ecology defined in a broad sense. Research may include studies of evolutionary processes, population and community dynamics, and/or biogeochemical processes. We are looking for a visionary researcher who is able to develop and scrutinize causal explanations for phenomena driven by dynamical feedbacks under environmental and organismal constraints. The successful candidate is expected to join us in developing the dynamic and international environment at IceLab and to strengthen the scientific interactions between IceLab and the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science. Candidates who link theory with experimental and empirical data are therefore particularly encouraged to apply, but we welcome applications from all candidates with a relevant background. The candidate should be competent to teach undergraduate courses in evolutionary ecology, community and ecosystem ecology, and/or theoretical ecology and modelling.

The applicant should have a PhD, or an equivalent exam, with focus on theoretical modelling of research problems in ecology, evolutionary biology, or a related field. Documented experience of real interdisciplinary collaborations, as well as several years of international post-doc experience, are highly qualifying.

The position as senior lecturer is permanent and its responsibilities include research, teaching, and administration, with a strong emphasis on research during the first four years. The successful applicant is expected to create his/her own research group and to supervise graduate students as well as post-docs. He/she is also expected to attract research grants from external sources of funding and to have a vivid collaboration with scientists at both Umea University and other universities. In the evaluation, particular emphasis will be given to scientific skills. Pedagogical and administrative skills and the ability to collaborate with other researchers are also considered. Merits and skills will be evaluated in relation to the seniority of the candidate, and we encourage both qualified junior and senior candidates to apply.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please see:
http://www8.umu.se/umu/aktuellt/arkiv/lediga_tjanster/312-383-12.html.

The application deadline is June 7, 2012.





Posted 05/18/12

Post-doc: Control Engineering
University of Oxford

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Department of Engineering Science
University of Oxford
Grade 7: Salary in the range 29,249 -35,938 pounds per annum

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Control Engineering group at the Department of Engineering Science (central Oxford). The position is funded by EPSRC under a 3-institution partnership grant, held by the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London. The position is fixed-term for up to 29 months with a start date of 1 July 2012.

This post will involve working in Synthetic Biology from a Control Engineering perspective and will be collaborative with two other postdoctoral researchers at the partner institutions. The project involves developing control engineering-inspired design approaches for biological systems and the position would suit a theoretician with a control engineering or mathematical background. The successful candidate will benefit from the international collaboration with MIT, ETHZ and Caltech on this project and will become part of the growing and flourishing interdisciplinary environment in Oxford, working in Systems and Synthetic Biology.

You should have a good first degree in Engineering or Mathematics and have completed or be about to complete a doctorate in Control Engineering/Dynamical Systems or a relevant subject. A good publication record commensurate with your stage of career is expected. You must have the organisational skills and initiative to carry out independent research; be able to work as part of an interdisciplinary team; and have the written and verbal skills necessary to present scientific ideas clearly. Experience of developing mathematical algorithms and simulations in MATLAB, and of the analysis and design of feedback control systems, is essential. Previous collaborative research experience in Synthetic and Systems Biology would be an advantage.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Antonis Papachristodoulou (email: antonis@eng.ox.ac.uk).

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:
https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=102815

Only applications received before midday on 28 May 2012 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter, a brief statement of research interests (no more than three pages, describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of three referees as part of your online application. Please do not upload any additional documents such as papers or reports, if they are important to your application make reference to them in your CV or research interests statement.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity:
http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/eop/





Posted 05/18/12

Post-doc: Math Biology
NJIT, US

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the New Jersey Institute of Technology has an opening for a post-doctoral appointment beginning September 1, 2012. Applicants should have a PhD in Applied Mathematics, Mathematics or related fields. The ideal candidate would share research interests with our large group of math biologists, but would also be capable of pursuing their own independent research projects. Details on how to apply for the position may be found at:

http://math.njit.edu/about/math_jobs.php

Review of applications will begin immediately.





Posted 05/18/12

Post-doc: Computational Oncology
University of Trento, Italy

The Computational Oncology Laboratory at the Center for Integrative Biology (CIBIO) at the University of Trento is seeking a postdoctoral fellow (http://www.unitn.it/en/cibio/18721/laboratory-computational-oncology).

The successful candidate will participate in the development of integrative analysis methods of orthogonal high-throughput data for the characterization of the functional impact of somatic mutations in cancer patients, using high density and Next Generation Sequencing data generated from human samples and cell lines. The candidate will participate in the development of analytical methods for the prediction of protein structural variations. The minimum requirements include a PhD degree in Computer Science or related fields. Basic knowledge of molecular biology, genetics and cancer biology is also required.

Applicants should contact the laboratory PI, Dr. Francesca Demichelis (demichelis@science.unitn.it). Application guidelines are posted at the following web-page http://www.unitn.it/en/cibio





Posted 05/18/12

Post-docs: Plankton Ecology
Michigan State

Three postdoctoral research positions are available in the labs of Elena Litchman and Chris Klausmeier to develop mathematical and statistical models in plankton ecology.

1) Modeling community dynamics in Lake Baikal and analyzing long-term plankton data (job #6136). Funded by NSF grant "Dimensions: Collaborative Research: Lake Baikal Responses to Global Change: The Role of Genetic, Functional and Taxonomic Diversity in the Plankton"

2) Using trait-based and community models to optimize algal biofuel polycultures (job #6137). Funded by NSF grant "Experimental and theoretical trait-based approaches to optimizing algal biofuel polycultures"

3) Investigating community dynamics in spatially and temporally varying environments (job #6138). Funded by NSF grant "CAREER: Modeling Complexity in Plankton Communities".

Basic qualifications are a PhD in ecology, mathematics, or a related field, and a strong interest in quantitative ecology. Knowledge of phytoplankton ecology, limnology, or oceanography is a plus.

The postdocs will be based at Michigan State University's Kellogg Biological Station (http://www.kbs.msu.edu). Each position is for one year, with a possibility of renewal, given satisfactory performance.

To apply, search for the job numbers above at https://jobs.msu.edu. Applications should include a cover letter describing your research interests and experience and your CV. Also, email the contact information of two references to Chris Klausmeier (klausme1@msu.edu). Review will begin June 1, 2012.





Posted 05/18/12

Post-doc: Modeling in Ecology
Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

The Biology Centre, Laboratory of Theoretical Ecology at Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, invites applications from outstanding candidates for a Postdoctoral Research position available, to contribute to ongoing research in mathematical modeling in ecology.

Job description: A postdoc position is available in Theoretical Ecology lab that focuses on mathematical modeling in ecology. The on-going work focuses mainly on integration of mathematical modeling approaches used in behavioral, population, and evolutionary ecology. Methods based on differential equations and game theory are used and applied to various problems. You can read more about the Laboratory of Theoretical Ecology on http://www.entu.cas.cz/dtb/

Qualifications: Candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree obtained not earlier than March 29, 2008. Prior experience with mathematical modelling and good knowledge of mathematical methods is necessary. Candidates must be fluent either in Czech or English language (corresponding to CAE or equivalent).

Salary and terms of employment: This postdoc position will be funded by the EU research and human resources development project. The position is for up to approx 3 years and includes six months stay abroad. Monthly salary is highly competitive. The position will start from September 1st, 2012.

If interested contact Prof. Vlastimil Krivan, vlastimil.krivan@gmail.com.





Posted 05/10/12

Bioinformatics Programmer/Analyst
DuPont Central Research and Development Campus

Dupont is looking for an exceptional candidate for the Bioinformatics Programmer/Analyst position in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the DuPont Central Research and Development campus in Wilmington, Delaware. DuPont has a steep tradition in Industrial Biotechnology (IB) research, development and commercialization. CR&D has established vigorous and nimble IB programs in support of commercial initiatives in several market spaces, including biofuels, surface modifying peptides, omega fatty acid production. CR&D research programs are potentiated by leveraged technology competencies in analytical sciences, high throughput sequencing and biological screens, computational sciences, engineering, IT and intellectual property. With the recent acquisition of Danisco-Genencor, DuPont is strengthening its lead position to meet global challenges in nutrition and health and renewable energy from cellulosic material, while creating new opportunities for research collaborations and expansions.

For further information please contact:

Jean-Francois Tomb, Ph.D.
Manager Bioinformatics
DuPont, CR&D
Wilmington, DE 19880
Tel: (302) 695-7651

For on-line applications:
https://dupontimpl.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=121942&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.T6rTItJgwgQ.mailto





Posted 05/9/12

Tenure-track and Full/Associate Positions
Lehigh University

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

The department invites applications for two faculty positions, one tenure-track at the Assistant Professor level and one at the level of Full or Associate Professor. We welcome applications from individuals with strong backgrounds in any ISE-relevant discipline, including industrial engineering, operations research, systems engineering, and computer science. Candidates for the junior position with strength in Large Scale Computational Optimization that utilizes high-performance computing and/or expertise in energy, healthcare, bioinformatics, or similar application areas are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates for the senior position with strengths in healthcare, bioinformatics, bioengineering or similar application areas are especially encouraged to apply. The candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, conduct an active research program with strong external support, and be willing to explore interdisciplinary research opportunities within the college and university.

Established in 1926, the ISE Department currently has 17 full-time faculty members, about 150 undergraduate and 165 graduate students, 40 of whom are Ph.D. students. We offer comprehensive research and education programs at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels. The ISE faculty maintains an outstanding international reputation in a variety of research areas. Active research topics include discrete optimization, non-linear optimization, interior point methods, conic linear optimization, high performance computing, financial optimization, telecommunications, and a variety of topics in logistics and supply chain analysis.

Review of applications for the junior position will begin December 1, 2010 and will continue until the positions are filled. Review of applications for the senior position will be done on a rolling basis and will continue until the position is filled. Please visit our department web site http://www.Lehigh.edu/ise and follow the appropriate application submission link. The application should include a cover letter, a statement of research and teaching interests, a curriculum vita, names and addresses of at least three references, and representative research paper(s). Inquiries about the senior position may be addressed to Prof. Ted Ralphs, Ted@Lehigh.edu and for the junior position to Prof. Robert Storer, RHS2@Lehigh.edu.





Posted 05/3/12

Three Lectureships in Computational Mathematics
University of Dundee

Three Lectureships in Computational Mathematics Applied to Biology
University of Dundee
Division of Mathematics
3 Lectureships Grade 7/8
Salary from 32901 to 44166 pounds

The University seeks to appoint three outstanding candidates to positions in Computational Mathematics (Numerical Analysis) Applied to Biology within the Division of Mathematics. The Division has a long-standing history of research excellence in the areas of Numerical Analysis and Mathematical Biology, which it seeks to develop further through these appointments. The successful candidates will take their places in a dynamic, interdisciplinary environment following substantial University investment in this area, which has recently seen the addition of a new chair in Systems Biology and two lecturers in Mathematical Biology. There is also an expected commitment to interact with colleagues in the Colleges of Life Sciences and Medicine (Ninewells Hospital) and the James Hutton Institute, and develop interdisciplinary collaborative research projects in the area of computational biology. The successful candidates should therefore have a PhD in Computational Mathematics/Numerical Analysis (or cognate discipline), and have either an outstanding research record in these areas, or display a clear potential to work at the highest level within the field. They must also demonstrate enthusiasm for genuinely inter-disciplinary research.

Formal application may be made via one of the following websites:
http://www.jobs.dundee.ac.uk/fe/tpl_uod01.asp
Ref: ASE0133

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/
Ref: AEH548





Posted 05/3/12

Lectureship in Applied Mathematics
University of Sydney

Lecturer in Applied Mathematics School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Sydney NSW, Australia
Reference No. 452/0312
Engage in research and scholarly activities
Become an active member of the school
Up to AUD$124k p.a. packaged salary
Closing June 1st 2012.

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university with an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence, and employs over 7500 permanent staff supporting over 49,000 students.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics is one of the largest in Australia with research strengths in many areas of mathematics and statistics. The School attracts a strong body of excellent students as well as Australian Research Council grants, fellowships, and other competitive external funding.

Applications are invited for a lecturer position in applied mathematics in the School of Mathematics and Statistics in areas compatible with the current research interests of the members of the School. This is an opportunity to play a key role in the School's teaching and research programs.

You will teach applied mathematics at all levels (including honors) and supervise honors and postgraduate students. You will also carry out research and scholarly activities in applied mathematics as well as have an active role in the administration of the School.

Key requirements for this position include: a PhD (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant research area (which includes mathematical biology); demonstrated evidence of research ability and potential in applied mathematics; evidence of ability, versatility and commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching; excellent written and verbal communication skills; and the ability to work cooperatively with others.

Further information concerning the School's research activities and teaching program can be found on the School's websites:

http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/res/Research.html (Research information), http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/u/UG/ (Undergraduate program), http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/u/PG/ (Postgraduate program). The position is full-time continuing, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees.

Remuneration package: AUD$104?$124k p.a., including base salary level B, leave loading and up to 17% employer's contribution to superannuation.

Some assistance towards travelling cost and visa sponsorship may be available for the successful appointees if required. The level of appointment will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

All applications must be submitted on-line via the University of Sydney careers website. Find Position Reference 452/0312 and follow the application procedure given at the bottom of the page.

Note that applications must address the Selection Criteria. Resumes need to include list of publications and contact details of three referees. For guidance on how to apply visit How to apply for an advertised position.

Initial enquiries can be directed to Fabrice Noel on +61 2 8627 1218 or fabrice.noel@sydney.edu.au

Informal enquiries about research in mathematical biology at the University of Sydney can be directed to Mary Myerscough, mary.myerscough@sydney.edu.au

CLOSING DATE: 1 June 2012 (11:30pm Sydney time)

The University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged, as they are under-represented in this field. The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.





Posted 05/3/12

Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow
Australian National University, Canberra

Postdoctoral Fellow/ Research Fellow in Statistical and Mathematical Analyses of Biological Sequence Data-Australian National University, Canberra

The Centre for Mathematics and its Applications at ANU is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow (Level A) or Research Fellow (Level B). The successful applicant will have strong research interests and activities in Statistical and Mathematical Analyses of Sequence Data. The appointment will be located in the Bioinformation Science program of the Mathematical Sciences Institute and is solely a research position. The Australian Research Council under a grant awarded to Dr Conrad Burden will fund the position.

This position is a fixed term appointment at either Academic Level A or Academic Level B. Appointment at Academic Level A will be for two (2) years and three (3) months. Appointment at Academic Level B will be for one (1) year and ten (10) months.

Applicants should address the selection criteria found within the position description, in their online application. Details at:
http://jobs.anu.edu.au/PositionDetail.aspx?p=2676

For enquiries regarding this position please email conrad.burden@anu.edu.au or telephone 61-2-6125 0730. Note that the closing date for applications is 14 May 2012.





Posted 05/3/12

Bioinformatics Jobs
NIH

The Division of Cancer Treatment & Diagnosis of the National Cancer Institute is expanding its research program in bioinformatics and computational biology. Multiple positions are available. Please see link below for details:
http://brb.nci.nih.gov/brb/NCIBioinformaticsPositions-BRB-AT-List.pdf





Posted 04/25/12

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Mathematics
Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Mathematics (S0281)
College/Department: College of Arts and Science
School/Section: School of Science and Technology
Job title: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Mathematics
Salary: 30,122 - 44,166 pounds p.a. (Grade H/I)
Location: Clifton campus
Closing date: 5 pm on 15 May 2012
More information:
https://vacancies.ntu.ac.uk/default.asp?Section=Vacancy&VacID=000938





Posted 04/25/12

Lecturer in Mathematical/Statistical Informatics
University of Nottingham

Lecturer in Mathematical/Statistical Informatics
University of Nottingham - School of Mathematical Sciences
Reference: CE07719S
Closing Date: Friday, 18th May 2012

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates for the above post. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute strongly to maintaining and enhancing the School's high standards in teaching and research. Candidates should have a commitment to high-quality teaching in service and honours mathematics to a broad range of students.

At the University of Nottingham, the School of Mathematical Sciences was ranked 8th nationally by Research Power in the 2008 RAE. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to maintaining and enhancing our research record. While the field is to be interpreted in a broad sense, the School is particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates with research interests in the development of innovative mathematical tools for the analysis of large datasets emerging from a variety of fields (including systems biology and medicine, and the digital economy), and with relevant expertise, in areas such as stochastic modelling, statistical inference and network modeling. There is significant potential to establish collaborations with colleagues within the University involved in data production (notably from the various Schools of biology and medicine) and complementary techniques of data analysis (such as Computer Science).

Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent in mathematics, statistics or a related subject and have demonstrated potential for research of international quality that complements existing activity within the School. As part of our commitment to promoting diversity we encourage applications from women.

Salary: 32901 pounds to 44166 pounds per annum (pro rata for part-time), depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

This full-time, permanent post is available from 1 September 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter and is open to job share.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Andrew Wood, tel: +44 (0)115 9514983 or email:andrew.wood@nottingham.ac.uk.

Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Information about the School is available at:
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/mathematics/index.aspx.

For more details and/or to apply on-line please access:
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/CE07719S





Posted 04/25/12

Postdoc-Math Modeling & Simulations in Epidemiology
Tel Aviv University

The BioMathematics Unit of the Faculty of Life Sciences at Tel Aviv University invites applications for a theoretical Postdoc Fellowship, ideally beginning as soon as July, 2012. The Fellow will work on mathematical modeling and computer simulations mostly related to epidemiology. The successful candidate will be free to employ any preferred methodology relevant to the study of the spread of disease e.g. network theory, lattice models, nonlinear dynamics, statistical data analysis, analytical models etc. The work will bring together scientists from different research fields.

The candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in either Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science or any equivalent field of technical study that have given competence in Mathematical/computational modeling of complex, dynamical systems in Biology. The appointment is initially for one year, and is renewable for up to 3 years. There are no teaching duties, however, part of the duties include active involvement in group meetings and seminars, as well as training graduate and undergraduate students. Any inquiries should be addressed to Prof. Lewi Stone (lewi@post.tau.ac.il) or Dr. Jacob Bock-Axelson(jacob.bock@gmail.com).

The application should contain an updated CV, a short research statement with at a least two letters of reference. The deadline for application is May 21, 2012, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.





Posted 04/25/12

Postdoc-Software Development for Reaction-Diffusion Modeling
Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford

Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford
2 Year Postdoctoral Research Position
Software development for reaction-diffusion modeling

We invite applications for a postdoctoral research position (software developer) to work with Dr Radek Erban at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. This position, funded by the John Fell Oxford University Press (OUP) Research Fund, is available from 1st July 2012 (or as soon as possible thereafter) for 2 years.

The main goal of this work is to develop computer software which is able to accurately and efficiently use reaction-diffusion models with different levels of detail in different parts of the computational domain. The successful applicant (software developer) will collaborate with members of the group of Dr Erban who work on the development of multiscale algorithms in this area. We will also collaborate with Dr Steve Andrews (Seattle, USA) and Prof Per Lotstedt (Uppsala, Sweden). Funding for visits of the postdoc to Seattle and Uppsala is included in the grant. The developed reaction-diffusion software will, as much as possible, make use of successful software projects which have already been developed in the scientific community.

Applicants should read the job description document before writing their application:
http://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/system/files/vacancies/102766jobdescription.pdf

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria (listed on page 5 of the job description document), a curriculum vitae including full list of publications and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application. Applicants should ask their referees to send their letters of reference directly to the Administrative Assistant (vacancies@maths.ox.ac.uk) by the closing date, quoting the vacancy reference 102766. Interviews for this position will be held at the end of May (telephone interviews are possible). Only applications received before 12:00 noon UK time on Friday 18th May 2012 can be considered.

To apply for this post and for further details please click on the link below: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=102766

Closing date: Friday, 18th May 2012





Posted 04/25/12

Postdoc in Multivariate Dynamics
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

The Cellular Signal Integration Group (C-SIG), http://www.lindinglab.org, is a network biology research group located at the Department of Systems Biology at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Our department represents one of the largest network biology centers in academia and has a highly multi-disciplinary profile. In our lab, we explore biological systems by developing and deploying algorithms aimed at predicting cell behavior with accuracy similar to that of weather or aircraft models. Our focus is on studying cellular signal processing and decision-making.

Job description: A postdoc position is available in Professor Dr Rune Linding's lab. Professor Linding is a world-leading network biologist whose laboratory is interested in the mechanisms by which cells use signaling networks to respond and adapt to changes in their environment. We are seeking highly motivated, bright researchers to join our highly dynamic, productive and stimulating lab. In this position, the successful applicant will work in a fast-paced dynamic environment, performing studies to advance research into biological and complex systems in order to develop new understanding of evolution and therapies of human diseases. We are seeking an experienced and motivated postdoc to work on a project related to our recent studies on phosphorylation networks (Bakal, Linding et al. Science 2008, Tan et al. Science 2009and 2011, Tan et al. Science Signaling 2009 and Jorgensen et al. Science 2009). We will use our previously established JNK network as a basis to systematically investigate dysregulation of this network in cancer by combining computational modelling with quantitative phospho-proteomics and high-throughput imaging. The project involves a collaboration with Prof Doug Lauffenburger?s lab at MIT (Boston, USA).

Qualifications: Candidates must hold a PhD degree in systems biology, biological engineering or another relevant field, and have experience in computational modeling. Experience in mammalian tissue culture, cell imaging, signal transduction, quantitative proteomics or phospho-proteomics is a distinct advantage. The post-holder must be keen to generate, analyze and computationally integrate large-scale quantitative data to reach a deeper understanding of the data at hand.

Salary and terms of employment: The postdoctoral salary in Denmark is one of the best world-wide and foreign researchers will be able to enter the country on a low tax rate (26%), while remaining fully eligible for all public services of the Danish well-fare society. The candidate will receive a high monthly retirement supplement in addition to the salary.

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations, and the relevant union negotiates the allowance.

The period of employment is 2-3 years with the possibility of extension.

DTU offers: The C-SIG lab is part of the Center for Biological Sequence Analysis (CBS) at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). CBS represents one of the largest systems- and computational biology centers in academia and has a highly multi-disciplinary profile. DTU strives for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. DTU is a leading technical university in Europe and ranks with the best universities in the world. We offer a highly attractive salary and the opportunity to take part in a frontier research program combating cancer.

Further information may be obtained from Prof Rune Linding, Phone: +45 2365 1941 or linding@cbs.dtu.dk.

Do NOT send applications to this e-mail address, but use the electronic submission system - see below!

You can read more about the Center for Biological Sequence Analysis on http://www.cbs.dtu.dk and about Rune Linding's Research Group at http://www.lindinglab.org.

Application procedure: we must have your online application by 15 May 2012. To apply, please open the link "apply for this job online" below and fill in the application form and attach your application, CV and diploma. The material that should be given consideration in the assessment must be attached. Applications should be submitted in English. Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.





Posted 04/25/12

Postdoc-Computational Systems Biology/Neuroscience
George Mason University

George Mason University, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study invites applications from outstanding candidates for a Postdoctoral Research position available immediately, to contribute to ongoing cutting-edge research in computational systems biology/neuroscience, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

One project involves development of large scale models of signaling pathways underlying synaptic plasticity. The other project involves further development of stochastic algorithms for computationally efficient simulation of reaction diffusion systems, and coupling these algorithms to neuronal simulation software such as Moose and Genesis.

The incumbent will be part of a research collaboration with experimentalists studying synaptic plasticity using electrophysiology, molecular biology and live cell imaging techniques. Recent publications are listed below. The candidate also will join the Center for Neural Informatics, Structures, and Plasticity -- an interdisciplinary, dynamic and creative research group at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, located in northern Virginia (15 miles west of Washington, D.C.).

All highly motivated candidates with recent Ph.D.s in relevant fields (e.g., biology, computer science, physics, bioinformatics, engineering, chemistry) are encouraged to apply. At least one publication in a refereed journal is required. Research experience with programming languages (e.g., C++, JAVA), modelling packages (e.g., XPPAUT, Genesis) and knowledge of diffusion and stochastic processes is highly desirable.

For more information see:
http://krasnow1.gmu.edu/CENlab/index.html

All applicants must apply at: http://jobs.gmu.edu for position number F8815Z, with resume, (p)reprints, a one-page description of your motivation and three recommendation letters. Also send an email to avrama@gmu.edu

Review of applications will continue until positions are filled.





Posted 04/24/12

3-year Chebfun-related Postdoc Position
Oxford

I am pleased to announce that a 3-year postdoctoral research position is available in the Numerical Analysis Group at Oxford on the subject of "Algorithms and Mathematics Related to Chebfun". Depending on the candidate chosen, a variety of specific topics may be investigated ranging from the theoretical to the very applied. The appointee will work closely with me and the rest of the Chebfun team.

Application deadline: June 11.

For details see http://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/node/18663.





Posted 04/24/12

LIX-Qualcomm Postdoctoral Fellowship
Ecole Polytechnique, France

2012 LIX-Qualcomm Postdoctoral Fellowship

LIX, the Laboratory for Computer Science at the Ecole Polytechnique, France, is inviting applications for its 2012-2013 LIX-Qualcomm Postdoctoral Fellowship for research in computer science.

http://www.lix.polytechnique.fr/fellowship

LIX offers a unique academic research environment, bringing together permanent staff researchers from CNRS, INRIA, and CEA, as well as resident faculty from Ecole Polytechnique. We encourage a mixture of theoretical, applied, and experimental research. Including academic visitors, postdoctoral fellows and PhD students, LIX is home to about 120 researchers, organized in 11 research teams on the following subjects:

Further information about the research teams at LIX can be found at:
http://www.lix.polytechnique.fr/

The LIX-Qualcomm postdoctoral fellowship provides young scientists of outstanding quality an opportunity to advance their academic career as resident research fellows in one of these 11 research teams. The fellow is free to continue his/her own research, however expected to identify and integrate with a LIX research team in his/her area of interest.

Applicants are *strongly encouraged* to make contact with LIX staff researchers in their team(s) of research before submitting their application.

The fellowship will be for one year, with an opportunity for a fellow to present candidature for renewal for one additional year. The fellowship is supported by a competitive stipend. Applicants must have received a PhD degree *after* January 2011 or should expect to receive one *before* the fellowship commences in fall 2012.

Applications will be accepted until Wednesday May 16, 2012, and must be submitted on-line.

Further details on the fellowship, and the application procedure, can be found at http://www.lix.polytechnique.fr/fellowship





Posted 04/24/12

Postdoc and Visiting Researcher Positions
IMI

The Instituto de Matematica Industrial (IMI) invites applications for five two-year post-doctoral or visiting professor positions in all fields of applied and Computational mathematics and its applications, specially in real industrial problems, with a monthly take-home salary of R$ 7.500. Those who wish to apply for one of these positions should submit your applications to imiposition@gmail.com until May 31st,2012. Approved candidates will have to spend at least one month each year visiting industry in Brazil. The decision will be announced around July 1, 2012. Accepted candidates should start their activities at IMI between July 1st, 2012 and November 1st, 2012. Required documents: research plan and Curriculum Vitae containing at least:

Further inquiries should be sent to the e-mail address imiposition@gmail.com





Posted 04/24/12

ostdoc Position, SMC/Data Assim
University College London

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate to work with Dr Alexandros Beskos, at the Department of Statistical Science, UCL, on the project titled:

"Sequential Monte Carlo Methods for Applications in High Dimensions"

funded by an EPSRC grant. The aim of the project is to investigate and develop advanced Sequential Monte Carlo (SMC) methods of improved algorithmic efficiency in high dimensions, rendering SMC methodology practically relevant in applications in such contexts. Emphasis will be given to filtering problems in data assimilation.

The post is available from 1 June 2012 (or as soon as possible thereafter) and is funded for 12 months in the first instance.

More information can be found here:
https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?owner=5041178&ownertype=fair&jcode=1242150

Closing date: 29 April 2012





Posted 04/24/12

Postdoc Position: computational systems biology/neuroscience
Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, GMU

George Mason University, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study invites applications from outstanding candidates for a Postdoctoral Research position available immediately, to contribute to ongoing cutting-edge research in computational systems biology/neuroscience, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

One project involves development of large scale models of signaling pathways underlying synaptic plasticity. The other project involves further development of stochastic algorithms for computationally efficient simulation of reaction diffusion systems, and coupling these algorithms to neuronal simulation software such as Moose and Genesis.

The incumbent will be part of a research collaboration with experimentalists studying synaptic plasticity using electrophysiology, molecular biology and live cell imaging techniques. Recent publications are listed below. The candidate also will join the Center for Neural Informatics, Structures, and Plasticity -- an interdisciplinary, dynamic and creative research group at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, located in northern Virginia (15 miles west of Washington, D.C.).

All highly motivated candidates with recent Ph.D.s in relevant fields (e.g., biology, computer science, physics, bioinformatics, engineering, chemistry) are encouraged to apply. At least one publication in a refereed journal is required. Research experience with programming languages (e.g., C++, JAVA), modelling packages (e.g., XPPAUT, Genesis) and knowledge of diffusion and stochastic processes is highly desirable.

For more information see:
http://krasnow1.gmu.edu/CENlab/index.html

All applicants must apply at: http://jobs.gmu.edu for position number F8815Z, with resume, (p)reprints, a one-page description of your motivation and three recommendation letters. Also send an email to avrama@gmu.edu

Review of applications will continue until positions are filled.

Kim "Avrama" Blackwell, V.M.D., Ph.D.
Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, MS 2A1
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030

Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. George Mason University is an equal opportunity employer.





Posted 4/18/12

Post doc-Modeling Plant Herbivore Interactions
Umea University

Post-doc Position (2 years) at Umea University
Herbivore impacts on soil fertility in arctic pastures

Announced by the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science (EMG), Umea University, Sweden. http://www.emg.umu.se

Project description:
Herbivores influence the structure and function of ecosystems throughout the world. One pathway is that their alteration of nutrient cycling influences the regrowth of plants. State-of-the-art models predict that herbivores have a positive effect on nutrient availability and primary production in nutrient rich environments and a negative one in nutrient poor environments. However, a new stoichiometrically explicit model of nutrition of herbivores, plants and microbes challenges this view. In this project you will use a 50-year-old fence, which separates heavily grazed from virtually un-grazed reindeer pastures, to test the main predictions of the model, and further develop existing models by considering the implications of organic nutrient uptake and plant community changes for plant-herbivore systems using a stoichiometric model. Hence, you will be at the heart of a multi-disciplinary project, involving researchers specialized in producer-grazer systems, ecological modelling or soil biology.

Requirements:
To qualify for the stipend you should in the first case have a PhD degree in ecology, or equivalent. Knowledge of mathematical modeling, plant ? herbivore interactions or soil biogeochemistry is desirable. From the successful candidate, we expect a documented capability of autonomous scientific research work and skills in writing scientific publications in English. International applicants are encouraged to apply. The fellow will be based at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science in Umeå, and is financed through a personal stipend from the Kempe Foundations.

Application:
The application should include a short description of your research interests and why you are interested in the fellowship, a CV, a publication list, copies of PhD exam certificates and publications, and contact information to 3 reference persons. The application should be written in Swedish or English and can be submitted either electronically (MS Word or PDF format) or in hard-copy (2 copies) form. For more information, contact Johan Olofsson, e-mail: johan.olofsson@emg.umu.s, Mehdi Cherif, e-mail: mehdi.cherif@emg.umu.se, or Reiner Giesler, email: reiner.giesler@emg.umu.se

Your complete application should be sent to johan.olofsson@emg.umu.s to arrive May 20, 2012 at the latest.





Posted 4/18/12

Postdoc: Math. Modeling & Simulation of Circadian rhythm
University of Cincinnati

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a Post Doc Fellow position, ideally beginning as soon as July 2nd, 2012. The Fellow will work on mathematical modeling and computer simulation of circadian rhythm, analyze the dynamics of biological clock interconnected with other components, and work closely with scientists from different research fields.

The candidates must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Applied Mathematics focused on mathematical modeling of dynamical systems. Experience with Mathematical/computational modeling of dynamical systems in biology, bifurcation analysis, and parameter analysis is desirable. The appointment is initially for one year, and may be renewable up to 3 years. There are no teaching duties, however, part of the duties include active involvement in group meetings and seminars, and training graduate and undergraduate students. Any inquiries should be addressed to Prof. Sookkyung Lim (sookkyung.lim@uc.edu).

Applicants should submit current CV, research statement, and three letters of reference on http://www.mathjobs.org, and must also submit a CV & cover letter here on http://www.jobsatuc.co. For full consideration, applications should be received by May 5th, 2012. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Cincinnati is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, people of color, people with disability and veterans are encouraged to apply.





Posted 4/16/12

Postdoc Position
University of Wyoming

An opening for a Postdoctoral Associate is available in the Department of Mathematics, University of Wyoming. The successful candidate will work in the research group of Professors F. Furtado, V. Ginting and F. Pereira and the focus of this position will be research on mathematical and computational modeling aspects of uncertainty quantification of carbon geological sequestration (A summary of some of ongoing research projects can be found at:
http://www.uwyo.edu/%20ser/faculty/pereira/index.html

This position is intended for an applied mathematician interested in scientific computing or for a mathematically-minded engineering/physics person with a solid background in scientific computing. A good working experience in object oriented C++ programming is required and experience with GPU programming is an added plus. This research project will involve close collaboration with colleagues from the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering. The start date is immediate and the duration of the position will be initially one year, with extension for a second year contingent on satisfactory performance. We offer a competitive salary and a good package of benefits.

Applicants should provide a vita and at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to:

Mr. A. Terry Shearin, Mathematics Department
Dept. 3036, 1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone # 766-4222, Fax# 766-6838, ashearin@uwyo.edu

The University of Wyoming is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.





Posted 4/16/12

NAIS Postdoc Fellowship
University of Edinburgh

An advanced fellowship (fixed term, 3 years) postdoctoral appointment is available under the Centre for Numerical Algorithms and Intelligent Software (NAIS) at the University of Edinburgh. NAIS is a collaborative project aiming to bridge the gap between numerical analysts, computer scientists and HPC software developers to develop new algorithms and software to tackle increasingly complex scientific challenges. You are expected to undertake a programme of independent research within the context of EPCC core research areas, such as computational simulation through HPC, HPC software and systems, algorithms and programming models for large scale HPC resources, and the next generation of computational resources. The research should have a strong inter-disciplinary bias, working in partnership with, for example, application scientists, numerical analysts, and computer scientists.

Further details at:
https://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk/vacancies/index.cfm?fuseaction=vacancies.detail&vacancy_ref=3015552





Posted 4/16/12

3 Tenure Track Positions
NCHU, Taiwan

3 Faculty Positions / Professors of Applied Mathematics

The Department of Applied Mathematics (http://www.amath.nchu.edu.tw) at the National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) invites applications for 3 positions in Applied Mathematics at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The vacant positions are within 3 areas: (1) Discrete Mathematics, (2) Differential Equation; Analysis; Numerical Analysis; or other related fields in mathematics, and (3) Computational Science.

The successful candidate's mathematical results should have received wide international recognition. His or her results should be landmark contributions to applied mathematics. For positions (1)-(2), applicant should show his/her strong background in one of fields: discrete mathematics, analysis, differential equations, mathematical modeling and/or efficient numerical simulation in differential equations. And for position (3), applicant should have strong algorithmic and computational component in his/her computing mathematics research in at least one of below fields: computational mechanics; computational biology; image processing; computational finance information technology& communication. The candidate should have demonstrated proficiency in conducting pioneering projects in applied mathematics. Together with other members of the Department, the new professor will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses (in Chinese or English) and graduate courses for students in Applied Mathematics and Computational Science.

Your application should include 1. application form 2. curriculum vitae and publications 3. certifications of professional experience, 4. at least 2 recommendation letters, 5. research plan, 6. certifications of awards or patents (if applicable). The letter of application should be addressed to the Chair, Prof. Dr. Jyh-Bin Ke at 250 Kuo-Kuan Rd., Department of Applied Mathematics, National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung, 40227, Taiwan.

The closing date for applications is May 6, 2012. The positions will start in Feb. 1, 2013.

NCHU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In order to increase the number of women in leading academic positions, we specifically encourage women to apply.





Posted 4/11/12

Postdoc: Computational Biological Oceanography
Tulane University, New Orleans

A postdoctoral position in computational biological oceanography is available under the mentorship of Dr. Caz Taylor (Center for Computational Science and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University, New Orleans). The successful candidate will further develop existing computational particle-tracking models that use underlying oceanographic data to simulate larval movement in the Gulf of Mexico. The models will be applied to research the movements and population connectivity of blue crabs in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Blue crabs are an ecologically and economically important species and there are many possible applications of the research including connections with fisheries management, food web analysis, population genetics, and research into the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The postdoctoral researcher will develop his/her own research questions and will be expected to present results at scientific conferences and publish in peer-reviewed journals.

The one year position, to start July 2012, is supported by grant funding with a salary of $40,000 and standard benefits with possible extension to a second year if funding can be secured.

Requirements include: (1) Strong computational and programming skills, prefer experience in C++ and matlab; (2) Demonstrated research excellence; (3) Strong oral and written communication skills. Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests and expertise complement the research project but outstanding applicants looking to broaden their field of interest will also be seriously considered.

Tulane University is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. All eligible candidates are invited to apply for position vacancies as appropriate.

To apply, send a cover letter and CV electronically to:

Dr. Caz Taylor
caz@tulane.edu





Posted 4/11/12

Postdoc: Mathematical Modeling
University of Alberta

Post-doctoral opportunity in "Mathematical Modeling of Insect Invasion Dynamics, as informed by Pathosystem Genomics Data".

Context: Insect invasions are characterized by systematic changes in population numbers over time and space as insects reproduce and disperse into new host territory. The mountain pine beetle in North America is a system where an indigenous species has recently increased its range to threaten novel host species. Although the population dynamics of the natural system within its previous host range (British Columbia, W. of the Rocky Mountains) is relatively well-researched, there is tremendous uncertainty within the new host range (Alberta, E. of the Rocky Mountains) on key parameters, including beetle dispersal rates, host suitability, host vigor, and fungal pathogenicity.

Opportunity: An interdisciplinary project is continuing to examine the population genetics and functional genomics of the beetle-fungus-tree interaction, in order to characterize the uncertainty surrounding key population processes affecting outbreak wave propagation eastward. We are seeking a qualified applied mathematician or quantitative biologist to work with its team of scientists to develop a mathematical and statistical model of mountain pine beetle invasion biology that will use genomics-based data to inform the spread model. These include population genomic (large, spatially co-referenced microsatellite and SNP datasets for the beetle, fungus, and tree) and functional genomic data (gene expression analyses, physiological and biochemical characterization of experimental samples) that relate to the beetle-fungus-host symbiotic interactions. Relationships with various geographic and climatic factors will also be explored.

The incumbent will have a PhD in mathematical sciences and/or biological sciences with demonstrated experience in the development of analytical mathematical models of epidemiological processes, and a familiarity with simulation modeling approaches. A strong interest in the use of population genetics and functional genomics data is essential. Familiarity and interest in the problems of error propagation, uncertainty analysis, stochasticity, and non-stationarity in complex (i.e. nonlinear, multi-causal) systems is desirable.

The incumbent will be expected to work within a team framework with other modellers, population geneticists and physiologists. While the modeling endeavour will incorporate genomic information, there is substantial freedom to define the methods according to the experiences, talents, and interests of the incumbent.

The incumbent will split their residence between the University of Alberta and the Northern Forestry Centre, both in Edmonton, Alberta. The position will be co-supervised by Dr. Barry Cooke (Canadian Forest Service), Dr. Mark Lewis (Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Biology, U. Alberta) and Dr. David Coltman (Biological Sciences, U. Alberta).

Particulars: This is a multiyear position. The initial appointment is until August 31, 2013 with a possibility of extension based on successful performance. Interested individuals should submit an application package (cover letter and curriculum vitae) and arrange to have three sealed letters of reference forwarded to the address below. Electronic applications are preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience. Application deadline is May 1, 2012 or until filled.

Matt Bryman
Project Manager: The Tria Project. Mountain Pine Beetle System Genomics
CW 420 Biological Sciences Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, Canada
T6G 2E9
mbryman@ualberta.ca

Informal enquiries are encouraged and should be addressed to Dr. Cooke (bcooke@NRCan.gc.ca), Dr. Lewis (mlewis@math.ualberta.ca) or Dr. Coltman (dcoltman@ualberta.ca).





Posted 4/4/12

Research Positions: Reusable Deep Neural Networks
INEB Portugal

Two research positions (1 Post-Doc and 1 research assistant) are available at INEB (www.ineb.up.pt), Portugal under the project "Reusable Deep Neural Networks: Applications to biomedical data". You can find more details here:<
http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=28919
and here
http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=28917
or at
http://www.ineb.up.pt (Positions Available)

The Call is open from March, 27 until April, 9.





Posted 4/4/12

Postdoc: Mathematical Modeling
North Carolina State

Postdoc: Mathematical Modeling of Dengue Virus Epidemiology

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The incumbent will work on an NIH-funded project that will build, test and refine stochastic, spatially explicit, simulation models that link insect population dynamics and genetics with human disease epidemiology. We aim to develop a city-scale model for the transmission of dengue virus, utilizing rich entomological, epidemiological and human movement data sets from a research collaboration focused in Iquitos, Peru. A major goal of the work is to predict the impacts of various interventions (such as conventional mosquito control, vaccines, and novel transgenic mosquito management methods) on dengue. The culmination of the project will be the execution of a large-scale mosquito control study and a comparison between observed and model-predicted dynamics.

Our major new modeling efforts will be to develop the epidemiological component of our model and to use parallel computing to increase the spatial scale of our mosquito population dynamics/genetics models. We are also interested in building simple spatial and non-spatial, deterministic models as heuristic tools for better understanding basic principles, but we are not looking for applicants who are only interested in working with simple, generic models.

An important part of our project involves field experiments to acquire data that will inform the structure and parameterization of the models, and a large-scale mosquito control study to provide data against which model predictions will be tested. We anticipate that this position will involve analysis of these and other data, so statistical experience, particularly involving parameter estimation and/or uncertainty quantification, would be beneficial. The person in this position will have the opportunity to travel to Peru and assist in design of field experiments. Some hands on field-work is also possible.

The funding for this postdoctoral position is through an NIH research grant. However, our group also has an NSF-IGERT graduate training grant titled "Genetic Engineering and Society: The case of transgenic pests". Six students in the first IGERT cohort will focus on mosquitoes and dengue. The person in this postdoctoral position will have the opportunity to work with the students and faculty involved in the IGERT program. (See http://geneticengsoc.ncsu.edu/)

Qualifications: Training in ecological or epidemiological modeling and experience with development of computer simulation models. Experience in C++ would be highly desirable, as would strong statistical skills.

To apply: email a cover letter and CV to Fred_Gould@ncsu.edu and alun_lloyd@ncsu.edu

For more details on the project see the following publications:

Magori, K., M. Legros, M. Puente, D. A. Focks, T. W. Scott, A. Lloyd, F, Gould. 2009. Skeeter Buster: a stochastic, spatially-explicit modeling tool for studying Aedes aegypti population replacement and population suppression strategies. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 3(9): e508. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0000508

Xu, C., Legros, M., Gould, F, Lloyd, A. L. 2010.Understanding Uncertainties in Model-Based Predictions of Aedes aegypti Population Dynamics. PLoS Negl. Trop. Dis. 4(9): e830. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0000830

Legros, M., Magori, K., Morrison, A.C., Xu, C., Scott, T.W., Lloyd, A.L., Gould, F. 2011. Evaluation of location-specific predictions by a detailed simulation model of Aedes aegypti populations. PLoS ONE 6(7), e22701. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0022701

Gould, F., K. Magori, Y. X. Huang 2006 Genetic strategies for controlling mosquito-borne diseases. American Scientist. 94 (3): 238-246.





Posted 4/4/12

Postdoc- Quantitative Human Ecology
Utah State University

Postdoctoral Associate - Quantitative Human Ecology Ecology Center at Utah State University seeks a postdoctoral associate for research aimed at better understanding the roles of people in ecosystem dynamics through explicit integration of people (demographics and behaviors) into models of ecological interactions and dynamics. Data available for such analyses include archaeological, paleoecological, historical, and contemporary data from the North Pacific and Intermountain West. The successful candidate will collaborate with biological, environmental, social, and physical scientists, mathematicians, and quantitative biologists. Position is available for one year. Information and application instructions are available at:

http://jobs.usu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57127





Posted 3/12/12

Senior Research Fellow
University of Oxford

Fellowship in Information Visualisation for the Biological Sciences Fixed term contract for up to 3 years (with possible 1 year extension)

We are looking for an exceptional Senior Research Fellow to oversee the creation and management of 3D visualisation solutions across the 2020 Science research programme. The post is funded by a large EPSRC grant and will involve working on projects based across three principle sites, Oxford, UCL and Microsoft Research, Cambridge. The post holder will be expected to design and implement a visualisation strategy across the programme to determine where visualisation solutions would be most appropriate and the form they might take.

We will consider candidates from various backgrounds, but all must be able to give evidence of their ability to produce outstanding and novel scientific visualisations and communicate their work effectively to a diverse mix of academics and scientists. Applicants should have a degree or PhD in a relevant area (e.g. Information Design, Computational Science, Mathematical or Computational Biology, Applied Mathematics, or Computer Science) coupled with an excellent portfolio of research in visualisation or information design.

The Fellow will undertake research as a member of the University of Oxford, based in one of the Departments associated with the program and be responsible to the Principal Investigators of the program.

The post is available for up to 3 years (with possible 1 year extension), has a salary on the University grade 08S scale (37,012 - 44,166 pounds p.a.) or grade os7 scale (29,249 - 35,938 pounds p.a.) depending on experience.

For further details and to apply please visit:
https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=102317

The closing date for applications is 30 March 2012.





Posted 3/12/12

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist
UCSF

A full-time Post-Doctoral Research Scientist position is available at the University of California, San Francisco, funded by a grant entitled 'Modeling Contact Investigation and Rapid Response' funded through the NIGMS MIDAS program ('Modeling Infectious Disease Agents and Systems'). The project seeks to use California tuberculosis genotyping data to assess agent-based models of tuberculosis contact investigation. Candidates applying for this position must have or be near completion of a doctoral degree in Mathematical modeling, Biostatistics, Statistics, Epidemiology, Applied Mathematics, Biomathematics, or a related discipline. Persons with a strong background and interest in mathematical modeling and/or infectious disease dynamics are encouraged to apply. Programming experience in at least one of C, C++, Mathematica, or R is strongly recommended. The expected duration of the postdoctoral position is 2 years.

UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. UCSF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for underutilized minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for covered veterans. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities and women.

Please submit a statement of interest and a CV to Leslie Aguayo (leslie.aguayo@ucsf.edu) by 15 March 2012.





Posted 3/09/12

1-year Post PhD positions
DTRA, DOD

The DOD is looking for three people with specific technical expertise to place them at Defense Threat Reduction Agency, or DTRA, down in Washington DC. The areas of expertise we are seeking is as follows:

The Application is here. Application deadline is 4/1/12. Be sure to email jbm18@psu.edu this completed application.





Posted 3/09/12

Executive Officer Prince William Campus
George Mason University

After considerable discussion, GMU has decided to create the position of Executive Officer, to help coordinate operations at the Prince William campus and represent the campus to community groups and partners. The position will report jointly to the Provost and Senior Vice President; its tenant will work closely with the relevant academic units and administrative groups. Please click here for a draft description of the position, which further clarifies its nature and, implicitly at least, its rationale. We believe that the position will improve the effectiveness of the campus and build on the contributions which so many of you make to the success of the operation. We are in the process of setting up a search committee, and will keep you informed as it unfolds. Suggestions are welcome at any time.



Posted 3/08/12

Director, Neuroscience Research Lab
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology currently seeks a director for the Neuroscience Research Lab. The ideal candidate will:

Preparation at the Masters level or above in the subject matter is desired and a teaching endorsement or qualification for a provisional license is expected. Candidates with provisional licensure will be required to enter and complete an endorsement program within three years of initial hire. Please contact Dr. Mary McDowell at mcmcdowell@fcps.edu with additional questions or to submit resume and cover letter for consideration.





Posted 2/16/12

Postdoc: Biomathematics/Statistics and Modeling
INRA, Jouy-en-Josas, France

Postdoctoral Position in Biomathematics/ Statistics and modeling: modeling of carbohydrate degradation related functions in the human gut microbiota.

Deadline for applications: June 30th, 2012.

A Postdoc position in biomathematics is available at Applied Mathematics and Informatics Unit of Jouy-en-Josas, INRA, Jouy-en-Josas, France. The position is in the framework of the project "METAFUN - Metagenomics to evaluate and model the functional stability of carbohydrate metabolism in the human gut microbiota". It is funded by the Meta-Omics for Microbial Ecosystems program (M2E metaprogram, http://www.international.inra.fr/research/metaprogrammes ) of the French National Institute for Agricultural Research, INRA.

Research will be focused on the modeling of carbohydrate degradation related functions in the human gut microbiota, and more precisely on the development of dynamic graphical models and mechanistic models based on metagenomic data.

The successful candidate will be based in the project team led by Prof. Beatrice Laroche, in the Applied Mathematics and Informatics unit of Jouy-en-Josas.

Suitable candidates should hold a PhD in applied mathematics, physics, or engineering, with a strong background in modeling, including statistics (graphical models) and/or dynamical systems. Excellent programming skills are required and experience in biological modeling research is highly desired.

The position is available for one year, starting on October 1rst 2012. There are no teaching duties associated to this position. Candidature conditions: No nationality conditions, To be doctor at recruitment date (French doctorate, PhD or foreign doctorate of equivalent level) for less than 5 years, To have spent less than one year in France during the three years before recruitment date.

Applications should be sent by email ( Beatrice.Laroche@jouy.inra.fr ) and include a curriculum vitae, a detailed summary of relevant expertise and research interests and three letters of recommendation (with contact information: e-mail addresses and telephone numbers). The same email address may be used for further information.





Posted 2/14/12

PhD/Postdoc Positions
Simula Research Lab, Norway

There are currently two open positions at Simula Research Laboratory, both in the field of high-performance scientific computing

One 4-year post-doc position
http://simula.no/jobs/opportunity.2012-02-08.5269217451

Deadline for applications: March 23rd, 2012.





Posted 2/14/12

Postdoc Positions
CRM, Spain

The Centre de Recerca Matematica (CRM, http://www.crm.cat) is seeking to incorporate Ph.D students and postdoctoral researchers to the following research group:

Complex Systems (PI, Alvaro Corral)
Computational and Mathematical Biology (PI, Tomass Alarcon
Industrial Mathematics (PI, Tim Myers)
Harmonic Analysis and Approximation Theory (PI, Sergey Tikhonov)
Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing (PI, Blanca Ayuso)
Computational Neuroscience (PI, Alexander Roxin)
Mathematical Epidemiology (PI, Andrei Korobeinikov)

Candidates with a strong interest in any of the above areas and an outstanding academic record are encouraged to submit an application by e-mail including their CV, academic record and an expression of iterst to crmcalls@crm.cat, writing "CRM postdoc call" or "CRM PhD call" in the subject, not later than February 17, 2012. Candidates should arrange for two recommendation letters to be sent directly to the same address.

Centre de Recerca Matematica
Campus de Bellaterra, Edifici C
08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona)
Spain
Tel.: + 34 93 581 10 81
Fax: + 34 93 581 22 02
http://www.crm.cat





Posted 2/14/12

Postdoc Position
United Arab Emirates University

One position is available for full time Post-Doctorate in the project "Delay Differential Models in immunology and Infection Diseases in an Individual".

The duration of the project is 24 months. Many mathematical models related to bioscience problems are governed by differential equations that depend in part on the history rather than only the current state. Delay Differential Equations (DDEs) are qualitatively and quantitatively consistent with the phenomena mentioned above. They also have rich mathematical framework compared with ordinary differential equations. Our central concern is to investigate the role of delay differential equations that plays in modelling immune system and the infection diseases interactions. The research in this project is focused on immunological dynamics for bacterial infections and transmission of the diseases in humans. The research has three directions: (i) To develop some mathematical models to represent the dynamics of E.coli and Salmonella bacterial growth in a host; (ii) To study interactions of antigens and immune system in an infected person by a viral or bacterial disease; (iii) To find a best-fit mathematical model that provides an accurate approximation to the observed (or experimental) data. The models will be based on a wide range of delay differential models.

Duties of the researcher: Collect available data related to Ecoli and Salmonella bacterial infections, fit the data to the existing ODEs and DDEs models and study sensitivity analysis and qualitative behavior of the models.

Qualification: The applicant should have a PhD in Mathematics. Familiar with Matlab and Fortran. Experience in mathematical modelling, numerical treatments of ODEs and DDEs, and parameter estimations with given real data and differential models. Salaries and benefits will be granted according to the UAE University regulations.

Contact Person: Dr Fathalla Rihan, Principal Investigator, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, UAE University, Al Ain 17551, UAE
Email:frihan@uaeu.ac.ae
Telephone: 00971 506603324





Posted 2/14/12

Hitachi Asst Professor
Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin is seeking to appoint the Hitachi Assistant Professor, to be held in the School of Mathematics. The candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in applied mathematics or a similar discipline at the time of application and a strong track-record of research in applied mathematics, particularly in one or more of the areas of numerical analysis, computational algorithm design and high-performance computing and its applications.

The School of Mathematics has research interests that include large-scale numerical simulations of physical and complex systems. An Assistant Professor is to be appointed to support and develop this research activity and other activities in the scientific domain. The School runs an M.Sc. programme in High-Performance Computing that aims to train graduate students in the application of advanced methods and algorithms to large-scale problems in numerical simulation.

Details on how to apply are available at https://jobs.tcd.ie

The appointment is for five years at a pay scale in line with current Government Pay Policy. The closing date for applications is Friday, 30th March 2012, although late applications may be accepted. Informal enquiries regarding the position can be made to Dr. Mike Peardon (mjp@maths.tcd.ie).





Posted 2/14/12

Faculty Position in Scientific Computation and Numerical Analysis
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

The Division of Mathematical Sciences (http://www.spms.ntu.edu.sg/mas) of the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, is looking to add to its tenure-track faculty at all ranks. We encourage strong candidates in the areas of Scientific Computation and Numerical Analysis to apply.

NTU is a research university, with low teaching loads, excellent facilities, ample research funding and support for conference travel. The Division of Mathematical Sciences consists of active and talented faculty members working in a variety of areas. Its student body includes some of the best in the region. It offers undergraduate programs in mathematical sciences and mathematics& economics, and a graduate program awarding Masters and PhD degrees. Salary and benefits are competitive with the top universities around the world.

We seek people with excellent achievements in both research and teaching. Interested candidates are requested to send the following material to MASrecruit@ntu.edu.sg:





Posted 2/02/12

NSF Program Director positions
Directorate for Biological Sciences, NSF

The National Science Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for two permanent Program Director positions in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB), Directorate for Biological Sciences, Arlington, VA. MCB supports fundamental theory-driven research that leads to quantitative and predictive understanding of complex living systems at the molecular, subcellular, and cellular levels. Additional information about MCB can be found at http://nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=MCB.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in a field with an emphasis in any of the scientific areas encompassed by MCB. In addition applicants must have six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience beyond the Ph.D. in one of these scientific areas. Preference will be given to candidates who are tenured faculty members with a strong record of research accomplishments and a progressive vision for the emerging areas in molecular and cellular biology. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, but MCB is particularly interested in individuals with expertise in genetic mechanisms, cellular processes, and in the use of mathematical, systems engineering, and computational approaches in molecular and cellular biosciences.

Individuals interested in applying for this vacancy should submit their materials to announcement MCB-2012-0002. The position requirements and application procedures are located on USAJOBS at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/307063900. If you have questions about the application process contact Johane Pace at 703-292-7493, or adsearch@nsf.gov. For technical information, contact Dr. Parag R. Chitnis, MCB Division Director, 703-292-8440, pchitnis@nsf.go (Hearing impaired individuals may call TDD 703-292-8044). Applications must be received by March 15, 2012.

NSF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.





Posted 2/02/12

Two postdoctoral positions
OIST, Japan

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the Computational Neuroscience Unit of Dr. Erik De Schutter at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (http://www.irp.oist.jp/cns/) to model molecular and cellular aspects of cerebellar Purkinje cell function.

The first position is to study the signaling pathways involved in cerebellar long-term depression at the parallel fiber to Purkinje cell synapse. You will be able to use a detailed stochastic model using the STEPS simulator (http://steps.sourceforge.net/) that replicates calcium uncaging experiments in detail (Tanaka et al. Neuron 54, 2007). This well mixed model with about 400 different reactions has generated new insights in the sources of stochasticity in synaptic plasticity. In the future we want to expand this work in two directions: to include diffusion, distributing reactions between the spine and dendrite, and to include induction of parallel fiber long-term potentiation. Candidates should have experience with modeling molecular reactions. Knowledge of cerebellar LTD or of similar systems preferred.

The second position is to use compartmental modeling approaches to study dendritic properties. We are particularly interested in the effects of ion channel modulation on excitability and plasticity; and in modeling growth and development and of the Purkinje cell dendritic forest (http://www.youtube.com/oistedu#p/u/4/hoJxgOdW3-Y). Candidates should have experience in compartmental neuron modeling, preferentially using the NEURON simulator. Knowledge of cerebellar physiology is a plus.

Good English language skills are essential for both projects. There will be ample opportunity to interact with modelers and software developers in the lab who are working on several Purkinje cell and cerebellar related projects and with other scientists at OIST.

We offer attractive financial and working conditions in an English language environment. Initial appointment for two years can start anytime this year. More information about the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology is available at http://www.oist.jp/.

Send curriculum vitae, summary of research interests and experience, and the names of three referees to Dr. Erik De Schutter at erik@oist.jp





Posted 2/02/12

Postdoc: Statistical Evolutionary Genomics
Arizona State University

The Cartwright Lab at Arizona State University is seeking Postdoctoral Research Associates in the area of Computational/Statistical Evolutionary Genetics (broadly defined). The Cartwright Lab is part of The Center for Evolutionary Medicine and Informatics (CEMI), one of 10 research centers in the Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute.

Research in the Cartwright Lab covers many different questions in population genetics and molecular evolution, at the interface of biology, statistics, and computer science. A majority of our research involves developing, implementing, and applying novel methodologies to study genomic datasets. Potential research topics for postdoctoral research associates include:

For more information see http://scit.us/ or http://labs.biodesign.asu.edu/cartwright/.

To apply, forward one document that includes a cover letter, detailed CV, and 3 references to cartwright@asu.edu. Please put the job title in the subject line of the letter. The initial closing date is January 31, 2012, Applications will continue to be accepted and considered until the job is filled/closed. A background check is required for employment. ASU is an EO/AA employer and is committed to excellence through diversity.

See full ad at:
http://www.biodesign.asu.edu/jobs/postdoctoral-research-associates-2011-12-15-11-54

Contact Dr. Cartwright at cartwright@asu.edu or 480-965-9949 for more information.





Posted 2/02/12

Postdoctoral researchers
Centre de Recerca Matematica

The Centre de Recerca Matematica (http://www.crm.cat) is recruiting Postdoctoral researchers in the following areas:

Complex Systems, led by Alvaro Corral Computational and Mathematical Biology, led by Tomas Alarcon
Industrial Mathematics, led by Tim Myers
Harmonic Analysis and Approximation Theory, led by Sergey Tikhonov
Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing, led by Blanca Ayuso
Computational Neuroscience, led by Alexander Roxin
Mathematical Epidemiology, led by Andrei Korobeinikov

Candidates with a strong interest in any of the above areas and an outstanding academic record are encouraged to submit an application by e-mail including their CV, academic record and an expression of interest to crmcalls@crm.cat, writing "CRM postdoc call" or "CRM PhD call" in the subject, not later than February 17, 2012. Candidates should arrange for two recommendation letters to be sent directly to the same address.

http://www.crm.cat/CALLS/DoctoralandPostdoctoralCall_2012.pdf





Posted 1/23/12

Postdoc Position, Math Biology
INRIA, France

INRIA (Grenoble, France) invites applications for a post-doctoral position in Mathematical Biology.

Title : From smooth sigmoidal-type interactions to switch-like behavior

Subject : Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to carry out theoretical and computational research on discontinuous dynamical systems (with switch-like interactions). Sigmoidal-type interactions are ubiquitous in biology, from the firing rate response of neurons and gene regulatory networks models to the Michaelis-Menten model for enzymes kinetics. A common approach to analyze such models is to replace the sigmoid functions by step functions leading to switch-like nonlinearities. However the use of discontinuous dynamical systems raises numerical and mathematical problems mainly due to the occurrence of the so-called sliding motion during which the solution slides along a threshold. The goal of this project is to compare the flow induced by the sigmoidal functions with the one created by the associated nonsmooth system. In particular, one open question is the link between the limit solution when sigmoids approach step functions and the solution of the discontinuous system.

- Skills: The ideal candidate should have a PhD in Applied Mathematics and should have an interest in applications in biology. The applicant should be able to perform independent research.

- Starting date and length: The position is funded for one-year with a gross monthly salary of 2264 euros and may be extended for up to 18 months.

Located in the earth of the French Alps, Grenoble is an ideal place for skiing, climbing, hiking and all types of mountains sports.

Application can be made on-line through:
http://www.inria.fr/en/institute/recruitment/offers/post-doctoral-research-fellowships/campaign-2012





Posted 1/23/12

Faculty Positions, Mathematics
Catholic University of Chile

The Department of Mathematics invites applications for three tenure track positions at the Assistant Professor level beginning either March or August 2013. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, proven research potential in pure or applied mathematics, and a strong commitment to teaching and research. The regular teaching load for assistant professors consists of three one-semester courses per year, reduced to two during the first two years. The annual salary will be approx. US$ 47,000.

Please send a letter indicating your main research interests, potential collaborators in our Department (http://www.mat.puc.cl), detailed curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to:

Director, Departamento de Matematicas
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Av. Vicuna Mackenna 4860, Santiago, Chile

Fax: (56-2) 552-5916, Email: mmusso@mat.puc.cl

For informal enquiries please contact Norbert Heuer, nheuer@mat.puc.cl

Deadline: June 30, 2012





Posted 1/19/12

Department Chair, Mathematics
Washington State University

Washington State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Mathematics. The chair is expected to possess the vision necessary to lead the department as it contributes to the university's goal of becoming a leading research university and as it continues in its commitment to provide excellent educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. The preferred starting date is July 1, 2012.

Qualifications: This position at the full professor level is open to candidates who have: 1) a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field; 2) qualifications to be tenured at the full professor level; 3) a distinguished record of scholarly research and demonstrated success in teaching; 4) experience in effective graduate student supervision; 5) demonstrated success in attracting continuing external funding; and 6) leadership and interpersonal skills necessary to lead a department committed to teaching and research excellence. Previous successful chair or significant administrative experience is desirable, but candidates who otherwise possess exceptionally strong credentials will be given serious consideration.

Responsibilities: The chair provides leadership to the department on a day-to-day basis. In addition, the chair must be able to work with faculty and students from multiple disciplines; attract and retain top-tier faculty; enhance existing undergraduate and graduate degree programs; advance the status of the department in terms of funded research and graduate education; support and promote the service mission of the department which currently teaches more credit hours than any other department in the university; maintain an innovative, well-funded, and nationally recognized research program in mathematics; teach classes at the undergraduate and/or graduate level and supervise high quality graduate research.

The Department: The department has 33 full-time faculty members (three are lecturers), 14 instructors, and a staff of 10. The department aspires to be an excellent comprehensive department of mathematics and statistics. We currently have 172 undergraduate majors and 72 graduate students, and of these, 36 are doctoral students. The department has strong faculty in computational and applied mathematics, probability and statistics, and mathematical education. Our department is one of only two PhD granting departments in the state of Washington. It is currently listed as a Group II department by the AMS, even though the average faculty size for our peers is 43 (60% larger than WSU).

The Environment: Washington State University conducts transformational research and provides world-class education to more than 26,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Founded in 1890 in Pullman, it is Washington's original land-grant university. Pullman is the largest city in Whitman County, Washington, United States. The population was 24,675 at the 2000 census and 29,799 according to the 2010 census. Pullman is best known as the home of Washington State University, a four-campus land-grant university, and of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, an international firm in the power industry. Eight miles east of Pullman is Moscow, Idaho, home of the University of Idaho. The surrounding region, called the Palouse prairie, or simply the Palouse, is noteworthy for its natural beauty and the wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities (Idaho wilderness, Hell's Canyon, wild river kayaking, and multiple lakes and rivers are within easy driving distance).

Applications and Nominations: Candidates must provide a letter that clearly delineates how they meet the qualifications outlined above; a current curriculum vitae; a detailed statement concerning their philosophy with respect to teaching, research, and leadership/management style; and contact information for three references. Applications must be submitted electronically at http://www.wsujobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=56817. Inquiries or nominations should be sent to the chair of the search committee, Prof. K W Hipps, Chair, Department of Chemistry, PO Box 644630, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-4630, math.chair.search@wsu.edu. Screening of applications will begin January 30, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Further details about the position and the region are available upon request to the search chair once the application is completed.

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply. WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.





Posted 1/19/12

Faculty Positions - Integrated Science Faculty
Virginia Tech

Integrated Science Faculty in the College of Science at Virginia Tech
Nanoscience, Neuroscience, Systems Biology, and Computational Science

As part of Virginia Tech?s expanding presence in emerging interdisciplinary programs and degrees in nanoscience, neuroscience, systems biology, and computational science, the College of Science seeks to fill tenure-track or tenured faculty positions. These new faculty positions signify a continued University commitment to the importance of interdisciplinary science to help solve major societal challenges in energy, the environment, and health. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an internationally recognized research program and be an effective teacher in graduate and undergraduate courses. Appointments at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor will be made in one of the College?s eight departments: biological sciences, chemistry, economics, geosciences, mathematics, physics, psychology, and statistics.

New faculty associated with these interdisciplinary programs and degrees will be expected to participate in the College of Science's recently launched Integrated Science Curriculum (http://www.science.vt.edu/isc) and interdisciplinary courses, which collectively serve to build strong research and educational partnerships across the sciences.

Please visit http://www.jobs.vt.edu and locate the correct posting. All applications must be submitted on-line.

For more information, visit http://www.science.vt.edu/ and click on links under Faculty Openings.

Consideration of applications will begin as early as January 15, 2012 and will continue until the positions are filled.

For more information, please contact:
Profs. Jill Sible and Timothy Long
Associate Deans, College of Science
isfsearch@vt.edu





Posted 1/19/12

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
University of Queensland

Postdoctoral Research Fellows - Environmental Decisions
University of Queensland Brisbane, Australia

Highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellows are invited to apply for a position in the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science at The University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia.

The successful applicants will work on projects in the areas of: multispecies management, restoration ecology, species and conservation action prioritisation, adaptive management, optimal monitoring, building resilient landscapes, reserve system priorities, urban conservation, climate change adaptation, and biodiversity offsets.

Applicants should hold a PhD in ecology, applied mathematics, statistics, economics, geography or a related field. You should also have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career in nature conservation and environmental management, good general research skills, a strong methodological background, excellent statistical and analytic skills, very good writing abilities, and the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams.

For more details regarding these positions, please refer to The University of Queensland website (http://www.uq.edu.au/uqjobs/) reference: Job No. 492906 and Job No. 492907





Posted 1/17/12

Full Professorship, Numerical Mathematics
Chemnitz University of Technology

The Department of Mathematics at Chemnitz University of Technology invites applications for a full (W3) and permanent professorship in "Numerical Mathematics". The position can be filled immediately.

The successful candidate will have an excellent research record in a current area of numerical mathematics and will be expected to teach effectively a broad range of topics in numerical mathematics at all curricular levels, both for mathematics as well as engineering students.

Applicants should have experience in attracting third-party funding. It is expected that they are prepared to cooperate with researchers within the Department of Mathematics and to conduct interdisciplinary research projects with other departments.

The conditions for appointment include a university degree, pedagogical aptitude, a doctorate degree and additional academic qualification (§ 58 SaechsHG). Physically disabled applicants receive favorable consideration when equally qualified.

Chemnitz University of Technology is committed to increase the share of women in research and teaching positions and therefore explicitly encourages female candidates to apply. Applications with the usual documents in written form (including CV, academic record, teaching experience and teaching evaluations, list of publications, and copies of academic degrees and relevant certificates) should be sent by January 25, 2012 to the Vice Dean of the Department of Mathematics, Prof. Dr. Peter Stollmann, Chemnitz University of Technology, D-09107 Chemnitz, Germany.

For further information about the department, please consult our homepage at http://www.tu-chemnitz.de/mathematik

The German version of this announcement is available at http://www.tu-chemnitz.de/verwaltung/personal/stellen/W3_Stollmann_25_01_2012.php





Posted 1/17/12

Manycore Software Developer Position
University of Manchester

KTP Associate (with NAG Ltd)
School of Mathematics
University of Manchester, UK.
Reference: E&PS-00511

Applications are invited to start on 1 March 2012, or as soon as possible thereafter. Funding for this work comes from a Knowledge Transfer Partnership between the University of Manchester and NAG Ltd. The post is fixed term for eighteen months. The appointee will be responsible for developing, tuning and integrating key components of the Parallel Linear Algebra for Scalable Multicore Architectures (PLASMA) library to support NAG products.

Starting Salary will be 29,099 pounds per annum.

Informal enquiries to Professor David Silvester, Head of the Applied Mathematics Group, (e-mail:d.silvester@manchester.ac.uk, tel: +44 (0)161 306 3656).

Further particulars can be downloaded from:
https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/universityofmanchester/vacancies.aspx





Posted 1/11/12

Assistant Director: Mathematical and Physical Sciences
National Science Foundation

We are initiating a national search for the National Science Foundation's Assistant Director for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) and seek your assistance in the identification of candidates.

The Assistant Director, MPS, leads a Directorate comprised of five divisions: Astronomical Sciences, Chemistry, Materials Research, Mathematical Sciences, and Physics; as well as the Office of Multidisciplinary Activities. Attached is a PDF version of this letter, which includes an information sheet summarizing the Directorate's activities and the responsibilities of the position, together with the criteria that will be used in the search. Employment may be on a temporary or permanent basis in the Federal Service or by temporary assignment under provisions of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act.

We seek your help in identifying candidates with the following qualifications: outstanding leadership; a deep sense of scholarship; a grasp of the issues facing the mathematical and physical science communities in the areas of education and research; and the ability to serve effectively as a key member of the NSF management team. We are especially interested in identifying women, members of minority groups, and persons with disabilities for consideration. Recommendations of individuals from any sector -- academic, industry, or government -- are welcome.

Please send your recommendations, including any supporting information that you can provide, to the AD/MPS Search Committee via e-mail (mpssrch@listserv.nsf.gov) or at the following address: National Science Foundation, Office of the Director, Suite 1205, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. We would appreciate receiving your recommendations by January 15, 2012.





Posted 1/11/12

Research Fellow, Infectious Disease Modelling
LSHTM (London)

Research Fellow in Infectious Disease Modelling
Faculty of Epidemiology & Population Health

Salary: 35,511 to 38,569 pounds per annum inclusi
Closing Date: Thursday 19 January 2012
Interview Date: Wednesday 25 January 2012
Reference: RW10

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, an internationally renowned centre for research and postgraduate education in public health and tropical medicine, is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic Research Fellow to work on modelling M tuberculosis transmission and control in Africa as part of the CREATE consortium to design novel public health interventions to reduce the burden of HIV-related TB at the population level (http://www.tbhiv-create.org/). Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, particularly in Africa, where the HIV epidemic has contributed to substantial increases in the burden of TB.

The aim of the research is to understand the effect of a novel strategy of community-wide preventive treatment on control of tuberculosis in settings of high incidence. This will involve developing and parameterising mathematical models, using international data collected as part of major ongoing empirical studies under the CREATE consortium and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. CREATE collaborators include the Aurum Institute for Health Research and the Desmond Tutu Centre, South Africa, the Municipal Health Secretariat of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Zambart Project, Zambia and WHO, Geneva. The post involves a range of complex and original scientific work and requires a high degree of personal initiative. The post-holder will be based in a dynamic, supportive and stimulating group at LSHTM with close links to colleagues at HPA and collaborators in Africa.

Applications should be made on-line via the website http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. The reference for this post is RW10. Applications should include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to jobs@lshtm.ac.uk.

For further details, please visit: http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=RW10





Posted 1/11/12

Postdoc: Bioeng/Applied Maths
Auckland Bioengineering Institute

The Gastrointestinal research group at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute is seeking to employ a Research Scientist with a three-year appointment in the Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow grade subject to experience.

The primary focus of the applicant will be directed to modelling various aspects of gastrointestinal motility, supervision of existing graduate students and eventually develop a stream of research funding in their area of expertise.

The research group is currently involved in collaborative work in a number of areas including: 1) high performance computational modelling of gastrointestinal cell electrophysiology, 2) soft-tissue mechanics, 3) signal processing, 4). image processing of confocal images of tissue, medical images (MRI/CT), and high resolution video.

Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in the general fields of biomedical engineering, applied mathematics, computational physiology or related disciplines and ideally have 2 or more years research experience.

For additional information see: http://tinyurl.com/gi-vacancy

Please submit your application directly online (Vacancy Number: 13726):
http://www.auckland.ac.nz/opportunities. Closing date is 23 Jan 2012.





Posted 1/11/12

Postdoc: Biomathematics/Game Theory
University of Guelph

Postdoctoral Research Position in Biomathematics/Game Theory
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph

Outstanding, highly motivated candidates are invited to apply for a postdoctoral research position in biomathematics. Potential topics include sustainability science, applications of game theory and related approaches, common pool resource problems, emergence of social norms and cooperative behaviour, and health (broadly defined, including ecosystem health and social/cultural health). Research will emphasize projects that integrate game theoretical/behavioural modeling perspectives with biomathematical approaches.

The successful applicant will have a strong quantitative background including a Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, theoretical biology, engineering, computer science or a related field. The position also requires strong expertise in computer programming or modelling software; previous experience with biomathematics research; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work in on interdisciplinary research topics; and ability to work collaboratively. The applicant will be based in the laboratory of Professor Chris Bauch (http://www.uoguelph.ca/~cbauch) in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and will collaborate with Bauch and colleagues. The applicant will have access to resources such as the newly established Infectious Diseases and Ecological Systems (IDES) Computational Laboratory. Guelph is about one hour?s drive from Toronto and its many attractions and opportunities. Guelph has consistently been ranked as one of the top 10 places to live in Canada. The position is free from teaching obligations although there may be opportunities to teach undergraduate mathematics courses, depending on teaching needs of the department. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The initial appointment is for one year with automatic renewal for a second year if performance is satisfactory. To apply, please send cover letter, research statement, representative publications, and a CV including names and contact details of three references to Professor Chris Bauch (cbauch at uoguelph dot ca). Applications received prior to February 10, 2011 will receive priority but applications will be considered until the position is filled. The appointment will start in Summer or Fall 2012.





Posted 1/11/12

Postdoc: Algorithmics for NextGen Sequencing Data
INRIA Rennes

Inria project team SYMBIOSE is seeking highly qualified and motivated candidates for a 12 months postdoctoral position.

Research Program:
Next Generation Sequencing technologies generate data of a new type in huge volumes and crucial computational developments are needed to take full advantage of these data. The successful candidate will develop new algorithms to identify complex genomic variants in such data from multiple samples without the use of a reference genome. Our approach relies on a formal model based on the De-Bruijn graph structure to handle huge amounts of data and extract biologically relevant information.

For further details visit our website http://www.irisa.fr/symbiose/ and the project description http://www.irisa.fr/symbiose/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=29

Profile:

Working environment:
The position is located in France, in the city of Rennes at the INRIA Rennes Bretagne Atlantique center. SYMBIOSE is a dynamic and multi-disciplinary research team working in computational biology and bioinformatics. The contract is for 12 months, starting as soon as January 2012. Salary is 2620 euros monthly before taxes deduction.

Application:
Please send a cover letter, a CV with publications and two references contacts to claire.lemaitre@inria.fr.





Posted 1/11/12

Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications
NIMBioS

Call for Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications at NIMBioS -- Next Deadline: March 1, 2012

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), located at the Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, is currently accepting applications for postdoctoral scholarship at the interface between mathematics and biology. Highest priority will be given to those with explicit plans to develop their ability to effectively carry on research across these fields. We are particularly interested in requests to support research that integrates diverse fields, requires synthesis at multiple scales, and/or makes use of or requires development of new mathematical/computational approaches. NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellows are chosen based upon indications that the applicant's research plans are consistent with the mission of NIMBioS, the applicant has the demonstrated ability to carry out the proposed research, and the opportunities provided through NIMBioS will enhance the capacity for the research to be completed in an efficient and timely manner. Support: annual stipend of $51,000, full University of Tennessee employee fringe benefits, and an annual travel allowance of $2,000.

How to apply: Complete the online application and submit a brief project description, references, and CV following the guidelines available at http://www.nimbios.org/postdocs/

Deadline: NIMBioS postdoctoral requests for support are reviewed three times per year, and the selected researchers are offered positions at NIMBioS where they conduct research that is mostly self-directed. The deadline for activities beginning in summer 2012 is March 1, 2012. All letters of recommendation must be submitted before the request deadline.

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) (http://www.nimbios.org) brings together researchers from around the world to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries to investigate solutions to basic and applied problems in the life sciences. NIMBioS is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture with additional support from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.





Posted 1/11/12

Postdoc: Multi-scale Modeling
University of Michigan

A postdoctoral position is available jointly in the laboratories of Jennifer Linderman in the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering and Denise Kirschner in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, both at the University of Michigan. The project is part of grants to use systems biology approaches to build multi-scale and multi-organ approaches to understand the immune response to tuberculosis and involves integrating data derived by our collaborators together with in silico models developed in our groups. An estimated one-third of the human population is infected with the pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, making it a global health problem.

The post-doctoral fellow will concentrate on projects that require skills in computational modeling in biology. Thus the ideal applicant will have extensive experience in modeling and some programming needed for working with our existing agent-based models, and, in addition, will have an ability to read scientific literature in immunology, microbiology and systems biology. Good communication skills - both written and oral - are essential. Pay is determined by the standard NIH post-doc pay scale, which is commensurate with education and experience.

Applicants should send a CV, names and email addresses of 3 references, and a letter describing research interests and summarizing PhD work to Denise Kirschnerkirschne@umich.edu and Jennifer Linderman linderma@umich.edu. Copies of accepted or published papers are welcome.

http://malthus.micro.med.umich.edu/lab





Posted 1/11/12

PhD Studentships: Neurobiology
University of Strasbourg

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Program "NeuroTime - Neural Processing on Time" is inviting applications for fully funded 4-year joint PhD studentships between 6 Universities (Strasbourg, Freiburg i. Br., Amsterdam, Basel, Bangalore and Jerusalem) and 2 Associated Partners (IHD and Neurex), coordinated by the University of Strasbourg. in the field of Neurobiology.

The objective of NeuroTime is to provide PhD students with a top quality international training program in multidisplinary neuroscience that will contribute through the creation of a 'European Higher Education Area' in investigating a process lying at the heart of brain function & dysfunction: processing of time.

The training provided by our program integrates developmental, molecular, cellular & behavioral neuroscience, chronobiology, computational neuroscience & neurotechnology.

The projects are collaborative and typically involve two of the six above institutes and will require some travel.

Students should have a solid background in biology, especially neuroscience (on a master level or equivalent). An excellent academic record, documented interest in research and fluency in English are required.

If you are interested, go to http://www.neurotime-erasmus.org Deadline for applications: January 15, 2012.

If you have questions regarding the program and applications, you can contact us at ntadmin@unistra.fr





Posted 1/11/12

Bioinformatics Programmer: Computational Immunology
Yale University

Bioinformatics Programmer (computational immunology)
Department of Pathology
Yale University School of Medicine

Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Pathology is seeking a highly motivated bioinformatics programmer to support collaborative projects in the general area of computational immunology. The successful candidate will work in a highly dynamic team environment to apply bioinformatics methods in support of a diverse array of studies in collaboration with computational, laboratory and clinical investigators.

The ideal candidate will have strong quantitative and programming abilities, along with a demonstrated interest in applying these skills to problems in biology. MS/Ph.D. Degree preferred. New Ph.D. graduates are encouraged. Expertise is desired in several of the following areas: gene expression analysis (microarray and RNA-Seq), promoter/cis-regulatory analysis, pathway analysis, DNA-Seq (cancer mutation detection), unsupervised and supervised learning; working knowledge of Windows/ Linux and bioinformatics languages (e.g. R/Bioconductor); web and database development; and knowledge of programming/scripting languages such as JavaScript, SQL, PHP, Java, C/C++. Novel bioinformatics algorithm development is a plus, but not required.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest describing their background and curriculum vitae and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references to:

e-mail: steven.kleinstein@yale.edu
or
Steven Kleinstein, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Department of Pathology
Yale University School of Medicine
300 George Street, Suite 505
New Haven, CT 06511

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2011.

Yale University is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. Minority and female applicants are encouraged to apply.





Posted 1/05/12

Research Jobs - January Update
NIH

Tenure-Eligible or Tenure-Track Position
Genetic Epidemiology Branch, DCEG-NCI
(deadline: January 15)

The Genetic Epidemiology Branch (GEB) in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting a tenure track or tenure/eligible genetic/molecular epidemiologist or clinician scientist to develop an independent research program.

The GEB currently has active programs of research aimed at identifying the genetic bases for a broad range of population-based and familial cancers. GEB conducts family, cohort, and case-control studies to identify the genetic and environmental causes of cancer. Our studies are interdisciplinary, and GEB scientists collaborate within DCEG, NCI, nationally and internationally. The range of studies includes gene discovery, localization, characterization and risk assessment in high risk families; case-control SNP-based association studies, genomic sequencing studies, studies which integrate germline and tumor tissue genetics; population registry-based linkage studies, evaluations of interventions in high-risk populations, and development of new methodological approaches. The integration of high-dimensional data with epidemiologic and family data will be an increasingly important component of new studies. The successful applicant will be familiar with family and population study designs, approaches to gene-environment interaction, and strategies to identify true associations in genome-wide scans for disease-producing genetic variants. Depending upon his/her qualifications, expertise, and interests, his/her genetics research could incorporate any or all of the technologies mentioned above.

Applications will be evaluated on demonstrated potential to develop a creative, independent program of cancer genetic epidemiologic research. Candidates must have an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent doctorate, with experience in genetics, epidemiology, clinical science, or a related discipline, relevant to the investigation of cancer in families and/or populations. The candidate must have an established record of publications that demonstrates his/her ability to analyze and interpret data from genetic studies using cutting edge methods. Candidates should also have knowledge of, and demonstrated capacity to apply, state-of-the-art statistical and epidemiologic methods in at least one of the following areas of research: genetic or molecular epidemiology, clinical discipline relevant to cancer, and/or molecular genetics. Collaboration with epidemiologists, geneticists, statisticians, clinicians, and laboratory scientists is central to the success of our research. Candidates must demonstrate the strong verbal and written communication skills that will be required to effectively write research papers, present work at scientific meetings, and convey information clearly to staff, collaborators, consultants and contractors. Candidates must also be sufficiently experienced to function independently, both in the development of their own research efforts, and in the mentoring and supervision of more junior investigators.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with research experience and accomplishments, and a full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health insurance, life insurance, and a Thrift Savings Plan) is available. This position is not restricted to U.S. citizens. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief summary of research experience, accomplishments, research interests and goals, copies of three publications or preprints, and three letters of reference to: Ms. Judy Schwadron; Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics; National Cancer Institute; 6120 Executive Blvd. EPS/8073; Bethesda, MD 20892

Recommendations can be included with the package or sent directly by the recommender to Ms. Schwadron. Review of candidates will begin on or about January 15, 2012; however, the search will continue until a qualified candidate is found. A completed package of the application is required in order to be considered for this position. Additional information about staff and ongoing research in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics and in the Genetic Epidemiology Branch is available at http://www.dceg.cancer.gov. The Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health are Equal Opportunity Employers.


Tenure-Track Investigators
Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, NICHD
(deadline: February 1)

The Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research (DESPR) of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), invites applications for the positions of Tenure Track Investigator in the Epidemiology Branch. The Branch conducts cutting-edge reproductive, perinatal and pediatric epidemiologic research focusing on the genetic and environmental determinants of human reproduction, pregnancy and child health, along with innovative methodological research. Candidates will be evaluated with regard to their ability to develop a creative and productive program of independent and collaborative epidemiologic research in reproductive, perinatal or obstetric epidemiology.

Eligible candidates must have an MD, PhD, or other earned doctoral degree with experience and training in epidemiology or a closely related field. A track record of publications in refereed journals is also required. Full Federal benefits including salary, leave, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, retirement, and savings plan (401k equivalent) will be provided. Questions about the position should be directed by telephone or email to Dr. Enrique Schisterman, Chief & Senior Investigator, Epidemiology Branch, at 301-496-5582; schistee@mail.nih.gov. Interested applicants should email a cover letter describing research interests and professional accomplishments, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references to: Adrienne Lonaberger; Program Analyst, DESPR, NICHD; e-mail: alonaberger@mail.nih.gov. Applications received by February 1, 2012, will be considered for a first round of interviews, but applications will be accepted until positions are filled. The HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.


Staff Scientist
Laboratory of Systems Biology, NIAID
(deadline: February 6*)

The Laboratory of Systems Biology (LSB) is recruiting an individual who will have responsibilities in the broad area of computational analysis of diverse data sets from high-throughput assays such as microrarrays, RNAi screens, mass spectrometry/proteomics, high-content imaging, and SNP genotyping. This position involves close collaboration with multiple experimentalists to answer biological questions of interest by performing quality control of the experimentally generated data, relevant statistical analyses of the processed data, and bioinformatics analyses to refine or interpret the resulting discoveries in the context of third-party knowledge from literature or other public databases. To facilitate efficient data retrieval and data mining, this individual will build databases and software infrastructure to load, store, and organize the diverse data sets, associated metadata, and analysis results from the high-throughput assays. The position also involves working with other computational biologists in the LSB to conduct cutting-edge bioinformatics and systems biology research, such as developing novel statistical methods for the analysis and integration of high-dimensional data sets to gain biological insight. Because the computing infrastructure of the LSB is by necessity very inhomogeneous, the incumbent will likely need to develop or work with custom hard- and software solutions to accomplish these various goals.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in computational biology, bioinformatics, systems biology, or relevant disciplines and three or more years of hands-on research experience with the analysis of high-throughput data sets. He or she should possess a sound knowledge of statistics and quantitative modeling, as well as solid computer programming skills with proficiency in Matlab/R, SQL, and at least one scripting language (Perl/Python/Ruby). Proficiency in C/C++ and/or Java and experience with multiple operating system platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux) are definite pluses.

Interested candidates may contact Ronald Germain, M.D., Ph.D., Chief, LSB, DIR, NIAID, at 301-496-1904 or rgermain@niaid.nih.gov for additional information about this position.

To apply, submit your curriculum vitae, bibliography, and a detailed statement of how your expertise can contribute to the success of LSB to Ronald Germain, M.D., Ph.D., Chief, LSB, DIR, NIAID at rgermain@niaid.nih.gov or 10 Center Drive, MSC 1892, Building 10, Room 11N311, Bethesda, MD 20892-1892. Email is preferred. In addition, three letters of reference must be sent directly from the referee to the same address. Additional information about the LSB is available online at http://www.niaid.nih.gov/labsandresources/labs/aboutlabs/lsb/Pages/default.aspx. More information about DIR is available at http://www.niaid.nih.gov/about/organization/dir/Pages/default.aspx. For more information about the NIAID systems biology program, visit http://www.irp.nih.gov/catalyst/v19i6/systems-biology-as-defined-by-nih.

Learn more about NIAID and how you can play a role in this exciting and dynamic research organization: Visit us on the Web: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/careers/gbi12; follow us on Twitter: Twitter.com/NIAIDCareers; like us on Facebook: Facebook.com/niaid.nih. HHS, NIH, and NIAID are proud to be equal opportunity employers.

Applications are preferred before February 6, 2012.


Staff Scientist (Facility Head)
Laboratory of Neurogenetics, NIA
(deadline: February 7)

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting for a Staff Scientist (Facility Head) in the Laboratory of Neurogenetics (LNG). This Staff Scientist will lead the Computational Biology Core within LNG. This group contributes to ongoing studies aimed at understanding the genetic determinants of age-associated alterations and age associated diseases, with particular emphasis on neurological disorders, under the direction of the Laboratory Chief, Andrew Singleton, Ph.D. The LNG has a multifaceted research portfolio that includes several ongoing genome wide high-density single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) association studies, high throughput exome sequencing, whole genome sequencing, targeted resequencing, and both chip-based and sequence based gene expression studies. In addition the laboratory has large efforts aimed at the characterization of the pathogenesis of neurological disease, and approaches this through both traditional cell biological and transgenic approaches, in addition to using high throughput cell-based modifier screens. This program of research involves extensive collaboration with intramural and extramural researchers and collaboration with several international academic institutions.

The Staff Scientist is expected to manage an existing group of computational biologists who support the needs of LNG. In addition the applicant will be required to work closely with collaborators both within and outside of the Intramural Research Program, and establish new efforts and collaborations that will improve the research portfolio of LNG. The successful applicant will have extensive experience in high-level computational analysis of chip-based genotyping, chip-based gene expression analysis, in addition to being highly skilled with the processing, analysis, and interpretation of next generation sequencing data from DNA and RNA. The successful applicant must be experienced in the integration of exceptionally large genetic and genomic datasets for quantitative trait loci. A critical skill set necessary for this position will be an ability to oversee administration and maintenance of the LNG's compute architecture, which comprises ~200TB of high performance parallel data storage and 64 cores on Linux servers. In this respect the applicant will need to be able to forecast future needs, and design and implement expansions of this architecture to meet such needs. From a programming perspective, the LNG's current data pipelines use existing in house software developed in Java, Bash and R scripts, so the applicant will need to be proficient with these languages. The applicant must be able to evaluate, integrate and deploy externally developed computational biology, bioinformatics and analytic software packages, likely requiring some familiarity with programming languages such as Java, C, C++, Perl and Python as well as software build and deployment tools within a Linux environment. An understanding of the genetic and biologic basis of neurological disease and aging is preferred. The successful candidate will have experience in collaborative research documented in publications and more generally will have a history of publications that reflect experience in the analytical requirements of this position.

The successful individual must have a Ph.D. Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments. The salary range for a Staff Scientist is $89,033 - $173,826. A full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life and long term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan participation, etc.) is available. Additional information regarding the NIA IRP and the LNG are available at the following websites: http://www.grc.nia.nih.gov and http://www.grc.nia.nih.gov/branches/lng/lng.htm. To apply: Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Jamie Hertzfelt, Staff Assistant; Office of the Scientific Director; Vacancy # IRP-12-01; National Institute on Aging, Biomedical Research Center, 251 Bayview Boulevard, Suite 100-Room 04C230,Baltimore, MD 21224 or email: hertzfeltja@mail.nih.gov. Applications must be received before February 7, 2012. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.


Tenure-Track, Tenure-Eligible Position
Biostatistician or Statistician,
NCI-DCEG (deadline: February 15)

The Biostatistics Branch (BB) in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting for a new position at the tenure-eligible or tenure-track investigator level. BB investigators are funded by the Intramural Research Program (IRP) to develop independent investigator initiated statistical research programs that are innovative and important to promoting epidemiologic cancer research. BB statisticians collaborate in a diverse range of DCEG studies, including etiologic and molecular studies of occupational, environmental, and lifestyle factors; studies of descriptive and clinical epidemiology; and in prevention studies that are fertile areas to engage in statistical methodological and quantitative epidemiological research. Some areas of research in which the Branch is currently involved are efficient study designs for cohort and case-control studies, genetic association studies based on modern genotyping and sequencing technologies, identifying and describing interactions among genetic and environmental factors, development and validation of absolute risk models, and addressing errors in exposure and clinical measurements. We anticipate increasing opportunities for research and applications in high-dimensional data analysis and statistical computing, Bayesian methods, quality control of laboratory measurements, causal inference and methods for studies with serial biospecimen measurements, and risk factor variables from interview and medical record data, including incorporating time windows of exposure and methods for dealing with measurement error in environmental and occupational studies.

We seek qualified applicants with interest in enhancing the scientific and public health effort of cancer research. Applications will be evaluated on past performance and potential to develop a creative, independent, program of statistical research applicable to cancer epidemiology and genetics, as well as ability to collaboratively add statistical expertise to ongoing and future epidemiologic studies. Applicants should have a doctorate in biostatistics, statistics or a related field, knowledge of the basic approaches used in cancer epidemiology, and knowledge of biostatistical theory and methods. A record of publications demonstrating an ability to conduct independent research on statistical methods is required. Publications documenting collaborative research in epidemiologic, clinical, biomedical, or biological sciences are highly desirable. The successful candidate should be able to communicate effectively with non-statistical collaborators and to publish scientific and statistical papers relevant to medical research. Applicants at the tenured level will be leading experts in biostatistical methodology and/or quantitative modeling of cancer risks associated with genetic or environmental factors.

All Investigator positions in the IRP of NIH are supported by "hard money". The successful candidate will receive salary commensurate with his/her level of experience and additional support for computer programming assistance and for recruiting and supporting post-doctoral/pre-doctoral fellows. Interested individuals should electronically send a cover letter; curriculum vitae and bibliography; a brief summary of research experience, accomplishments and research interests and goals; copies of three publications or preprints and three letters of references to: Ms. Linda Littlejohn; Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics; National Cancer Institute; 6120 Executive Blvd. EPS/8078; Bethesda, MD 20892; or e-mail littlej@mail.nih.gov.

The letters of recommendations should be sent directly to Ms. Littlejohn. Candidates should submit applications by February 15th, 2012; however, the search will continue until a qualified candidate is found. Additional information about staff and ongoing research in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics and in the Biostatistics Branch is available at http://www.dceg.cancer.gov. Please contact Dr. Nilanjan Chatterjee (phone 301-402-7933 or chattern@mail.nih.gov) , Chief of the Biostatistics Branch, for questions about the position. The Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health are Equal Opportunity Employers.


Tenure-Track Position
Laboratory of Chemical Physics, NIDDK
(deadline: March 1)

A tenure track position is available for a theoretical/computational biophysical scientist to establish an independent research program in the Laboratory of Chemical Physics, NIDDK, NIH. Current research in this Laboratory is primarily concerned with experimental, theoretical and computational problems in the structure, dynamics, and function of biological macromolecules. Experimental techniques include solution and solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, time-resolved X-ray crystallography and optical spectroscopy, and single molecule spectroscopy. Development of fundamental aspects of experimental and theoretical techniques is an active area in the Laboratory.

The Laboratory is located on the main intramural campus of the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. The Principal Investigators in the Laboratory are: Philip Anfinrud, Ad Bax, Marius Clore, William Eaton, Gerhard Hummer, Attila Szabo, and Robert Tycko (Scientists Emeriti: Edwin Becker and Robert Zwanzig). Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and have demonstrated expertise and a record of achievement. Interested applicants should send a Curriculum Vitae and list of publications, copies of selected publications, a summary of research accomplishments, a plan for future research, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Richard Pastor, Chair, Laboratory of Chemical Physics Search Committee; National Institutes of Health; Building 5, Room 116; Bethesda, MD 20892-0520. Deadline for receipt of applications is March 1, 2012. DHHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers.

The NIH Intramural Research Program:
http://irp.nih.gov/
http://irp.nih.gov/careers/tenured-and-tenure-track-scientific-careers

Link to Fellowships, Staff Scientist and Tenured/Tenure-Track Research Positions:
http://www.training.nih.gov/
https://www.training.nih.gov/career_services/jobs

Link to NIH Jobs:
http://www.jobs.nih.gov/

Searchable database of all NIH intramural research projects:
http://intramural.nih.gov/search/index.tml

Clinical Training at NIH:
http://www.cc.nih.gov/training/index.html
http://www.cc.nih.gov/training/gme.html





Posted 01/05/12

Postdoc Position: Systems Biology of Genome-Scale Genetic Networks
Kepes team at Genopole

The Kepes team NOW opens one "BioIntelligence" post-doctoral position in systems biology of concerted genome-scale genetic regulations to start as soon as possible.

Requirements

Application: Please send to Francois KEPES http://www.iSSB.genopole.fr/~kepes:

Scientific environment:

Requirements:


Senior JAVA Developer
Boston Area
$96K - $115K
Bonus
No Relocation Assistance

The ideal resource is an experienced, self-motivated systems integrator that will design and build services built on Java and TIBCO infrastructure. The Java Developer will perform as a technical leader, and designer, for the product development team. Must have 5 years of experience in design and development. Candidate must be able to work in an Agile Scrum environment, interacting with the CTO and other senior IT leadership. Must be capable to capitalize on advanced training and experience to resolve difficult client problems. Identifies, structures, and delivers services that enable business processes. Works in collaborative effort with other Associates through design and implementation phases of Enterprise Systems' solutions. Provides individual and lead support for complex multi-system installations, large system installations with complex software applications. Must be able to help design, develop and deliver enterprise wide SOA (Service Orientated Architecture) based services. Be capable of determining approaches and modeling guidelines for system and enterprise level application solution integrations.


TIBCO Software Developer
Boston Area
$96K - $115K
Bonus
No Relocation Assistance

The ideal resource is an experienced, self-motivated developer that will design and build services built on a TIBCO infrastructure and Java. The developer will perform as a technical leader, and designer, for the product development team. Must have 7-9 years of experience in design and development with TIBCO Software's technology. Candidate must be able to work in an Agile Scrum environment, interacting with senior IT leadership. Must be able to identify, recommend solutions and resolve difficult problems. Identifies, structures, and delivers services that enable business processes. Works in collaborative effort with other Associates through design and implementation phases of Enterprise Systems' solutions. Provides individual and lead support for complex multi-system installations, large system installations with complex software applications. Must be able to help design, develop and deliver enterprise wide SOA (Service Orientated Architecture) based services. Be capable of determining approaches and modeling guidelines for system and enterprise level application solution integrations


Sr. Java Application Developer
Boston Area
$96K - $105K
Bonus
No Relocation Assistance

The Senior Java Application Developer is a member of the Application Development Team and participates in all aspects of the development of our web-based hosted, healthcare data management solutions.

Responsibilities:

Requirements:


Senior Linux Administrator
Boston Area
$80K - $100K
Bonus
No Relocation Assistance

The Senior System Administrator is responsible for deploying and maintaining the infrastructure used to serve our hosted healthcare application solutions to our global clients. This position supports a 24x7 SaaS organization maintaining Production, Test and Development servers and supporting infrastructure. Technologies supported are Linux, J2EE Servers, Oracle Servers, Enterprise Storage infrastructure as well as the network environments.

Primary Responsibilities:

Requirements:


Should you be interested in any of these openings, please:





Posted 07/08/11

Research Jobs - July Update
NIH

Tenure-Track Position
Cardiovascular Genomics, Framingham Heart Study and NHLBI

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National institutes of Health is inviting applications for a tenure-track scientist to develop an independent research program in cardiovascular genomics approaches in the NHLBI's Framingham Heart Study and other NHLBI populations, to more directly translate findings from genomics research into personalized approaches to prediction, prevention, and treatment of CVD. Research opportunities exist from collaborations within large scale DNA/RNA sequencing projects, genotyping in large populations of adults and children, integrative genomics and other bioinformatics approaches in multiple genomics datasets, and multi-phased studies to integrate induced pluripotential stem cell profiling into personalized medicine research.

Applicants should possess an M.D. and/or Ph.D., and training in the field of bioinformatics, systems biology, genetic epidemiology, and/or statistical genetics, an outstanding record of achievements in research, and excellent publication history, evidence of mentoring ability, and provide evidence of contributing to the development of their discipline. We seek a talented individual who has a clear research vision to advance cutting edge research into the role of genetic, genomic and lifestyle factors in the susceptibility to and progression of clinically apparent and subclinical CVD and its risk factors and into the understanding the mechanisms underlying interindividual and interfamily differences in CVD susceptibility and progression, with a long-range focus on promoting the conduct of ethical and effective translation of this research into a personalized approach to prediction, prevention, and treatment of CVD in diverse U.S. populations.

The intramural program of NHLBI is dedicated to maintaining an excellent research environment with 5 Basic Research Centers and 3 Clinical/Translational Branches comprising 64 principal investigators working on a wide spectrum of research topics. The position comes with ready access to state of the art core facilities, including a core DNA sequencing laboratory, and statistical expertise. In addition to leading a vigorous and independent research program, the successful candidate will take an active role in continuing to build the Center for Cardiovascular Genomics in the NHLBI.

The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualification. This position is located in Framingham, Massachusetts. Appointees may be US citizens, resident alien, or non-resident aliens with or eligible to obtain a valid employment visa. Review of applications will begin on or about July 1st, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit a curriculum vitae and brief statement of research interests along with three letters of reference to: Christopher J. O'Donnell, MD, MPH; Associate Director, Framingham Heart Study; Director, Center for Cardiovascular Genomics; c/o Ann Walsh; nhlbi_recruit@mail.nih.gov. Applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged. HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.


Computational Biologist
Vaccine Research Center, NIAID
(deadline: July 31)

The Dale and Betty Bumpers Vaccine Research Center (VRC) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), is dedicated to improving global human health through the rigorous pursuit of effective vaccines for human diseases, including HIV and emerging infectious disease. The VRC translates the latest concepts in disease pathogenesis and immunology into new vaccine strategies, providing safe and effective means to prevent and control human diseases We are seeking a computational structural biologist interested in protein design Candidates should have experience with a broad range of computational tools associated with protein structure and protein-protein interactions and have an interest in applying these tools to an exciting series of problems associated with vaccine design The successful applicant will join a computational biology team that is integrated with VRC scientists working on the development of an effective HIV-1 vaccine. This team currently consists of several staff mentoring two postdoctoral fellows.

The major goal of the computational biology team at the VRC is to enhance current HIV-1 vaccine design efforts These efforts involve 1) crystallographic definition of a site of vulnerability on the HIV-1 env to antibody-mediated neutralization, 2) design of immunogens based on the vulnerable site, and 3) design of select binding ligands to decipher the elicited response In addition to assisting with structure-based HIV-1 vaccine efforts, successful applicants will be encouraged to pursue independently other avenues of computational vaccine-design efforts for other viral diseases, including Ebola, Marburg, and influenza viruses Interactions with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows related to protein production and computational design will also be encouraged See more about the computational biology team at http://www.niaid.nih.gov/labsandresources/labs/aboutlabs/vrc/structuralbioinform

Salary will be based on the individual's qualifications and experience, in the range of $80,000 - $100,000. This position is subject to a background investigation. Specific Requirements: Ph.D in biophysics or related field with experience in computational biology and with protein design; excellent oral and written communication skills. Submit a current curriculum vitae and three letters of reference to NIAID/VRC, c/o Vaccine Research Center Administrative Support Branch, Attn: Mrs. Renita Farrington, Building 40, Room 1118, 40 Convent Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892-3013, or brookr@mail.nih.gov. Applications are due by close of business July 31, 2011. For more information about NIAID and our available opportunities, visit us on the Web at http://www.niaid.nih.gov/careers/vcb.


Chief
Nutritional Epidemiology Branch, NCI-DCEG
(deadline: September 1)

The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) seeks a senior epidemiologist to serve as Chief of the Nutritional Epidemiology Branch (NEB). The NEB carries out integrated interdisciplinary research projects that are designed to understand the causal relations between nutrition and human cancer. Branch research encompasses diet, nutritional status, body size, and physical activity, as well as food, nutrients, contaminants, metabolites, and the human microbiome. The research portfolio aims to estimate cancer risks, examine diet/nutrition-gene interactions, elucidate biological mechanisms of action, and improve research methods for nutritional epidemiology. Refer to http://dceg.cancer.gov/.

The Branch Chief will have the opportunity and resources to shape the research direction of NEB and to conduct an independent program of research. NEB currently includes a staff of 8 tenured and tenure-track investigators, as well as staff scientists/staff clinicians and pre- and post-doctoral fellows; additional recruitments are anticipated. Resources available to NEB include several population cohort studies, access to biorepositories for processing and storage of biospecimens, core genotyping and other laboratory facilities, and contracts for computer programming and epidemiologic field studies. In addition to managing these resources, the Chief oversees the administrative management of the Branch, supervises staff members, mentors tenure-track investigators and post-doctoral fellows, and ensures the scientific quality of NEB research. Other duties include providing consultation to public health officials, and acting as liaison with other agencies and organizations seeking expertise in nutritional and molecular epidemiology, including interactions with genetic susceptibility in cancer risk and prognosis, clinical trials, and cancer prevention.

The successful candidate must hold either a doctoral degree in epidemiology or a related field or a medical degree. He or she must demonstrate knowledge of cancer epidemiology as well as a proven ability to: (1) conduct high-quality original research using epidemiologic and interdisciplinary approaches to investigate the role of nutrition in the etiology of cancer or other chronic diseases; and (2) publish such work in peer-reviewed scientific or medical journals and present it at scientific meetings. The candidate must also demonstrate administrative experience, including supervision at a senior level of scientific management.

The desired candidate for the Chief, NEB will be eligible for a tenured appointment at a salary commensurate with his/her qualifications and experience. Full Federal benefits including leave, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, retirement, and savings plan (401k equivalent) will be provided. Qualified candidates may be considered for the NIH Senior Biomedical Research Service.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and bibliography, a brief summary of research interests and accomplishments, scientific administrative experience, copies of up to five publications or preprints, and the names and addresses of three references to: Ms. Catherine McClave; Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute; 6120 Executive Blvd., Room 8062; Bethesda, MD 20892-7242; or e-mail: mcclavec@exchange.nih.gov. The closing date of the advertisement is September 1, 2011; however, the search will continue until a qualified candidate is found. The DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.


Systems Biology/Bioinformatics Staff Scientist
Neuro-Oncology Branch, NCI-NINDS
(deadline: open-ended)

The Neuro-Oncology Branch, a trans-institute program of the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health is seeking an outstanding candidate to work in the area of cancer genomics, bioinformatics and systems biology, particularly on computational modeling of signaling and gene networks in cancer cells. Ongoing projects include the integration of -omics and clinical data in the exploration of signaling and transcriptional networks that govern cell differentiation, proliferation and migration in primary brain tumors, cancer tumor stem cells and normal embryonic neural stem cells and the translation of those discoveries to patients through the highly integrated clinical brain tumor research program. Applicants should have a strong background in mathematical and computational modeling and be expected to carry out an interdisciplinary project with experimental groups.

The Staff Scientist candidate will take a lead role in the mentorship and scientific management of a team of bioinformatics research fellows. The following skills and qualifications are required: 1) PhD in computer science, mathematics, bioinformatics, or related fields, and at least 3 years of post-doctoral training in bioinformatics and/or systems biology; 2) experience in machine learning and network generation algorithms; 3) basic knowledge of cell/molecular biology; 4) experience in genome-wide genetic and gene expression data analysis.

Please send curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and two letters of reference to: Howard A. Fine, Chief; Neuro-Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute; MSC 8200, Room 225; 9030 Old Georgetown Road; Bethesda, MD 20892-8200 or to smithj9@mail.nih.gov. Candidates may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or nonresident aliens. DHHS, NIH, the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers that value and foster diversity throughout the entire organization.

Link to Fellowships, Staff Scientist and Tenured/Tenure-Track Research Positions:
http://www.training.nih.gov/
https://www.training.nih.gov/career_services/jobs

Link to NIH Jobs:
http://www.jobs.nih.gov/

Searchable database of all NIH intramural research projects:
http://intramural.nih.gov/search/index.tml

Clinical Training at NIH:
http://www.cc.nih.gov/training/index.html
http://www.cc.nih.gov/training/gme.html





Posted 07/08/11

Post-doc: Computer Modeling and Simulation Fellowship
FDA, Biostatistics & Epidemiology, Rockville, MD, US

Computer Modeling and Simulation Fellowship
Department of Health and Human Services
Food and Drug Administration/Center for Biologics Evaluation& Research
Office of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Opening Date: July 1, 2011
Closing Date: Aug 15, 2011

Computer Modeling and Simulation Fellowship:
The Department of Health& Human Services, Food& Drug Administration, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) is soliciting applications for Computer Modeling and Simulation Fellowship positions. CBER is responsible for the safety and efficacy of biologic products including vaccines, blood products, and cellular, tissue and gene therapies that have a major impact on public health. We are looking for creative and collaborative individuals to participate our research projects that apply modeling and simulation approaches to assess efficacy and safety of biologics products, evaluate the major factors associated with efficacy and safety, and help answer regulatory questions related to product approval and risk management. The Fellow may develop or apply novel modeling and simulation techniques that advance efficacy evaluation and risk assessment and accelerate the development of safe and effective new biologic therapies. The job tasks may include literature reviews, data analysis, model development, presentation of research findings and preparation of scientific manuscripts. Candidates must have received a Ph.D. or similar advanced degree in statistics, mathematics, life sciences, public health, or related fields with computational and modeling skills. A successful candidate should be a good team player, have good quantitative analytic skills, and have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Qualifications:
Candidates should be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident. However, non-citizens with appropriate visa status, such as those who are eligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT), will be considered. Only applicants who have received their Ph.D. or similar advanced degree in the past five years are eligible for this fellowship.

Salary Range:
Salary range starts at $65,000.00 per annum.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

How to Apply:
Submit resume or curriculum vitae with cover letter by August 15, 2011 to: Food and Drug Administration, CBER/Office of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Attn: Dr. Hong Yang, 1401 Rockville Pike, HFM-210, Rockville, MD 20852 or email to Hong.Yang@fda.hhs.gov. If you have any questions please call 301-827-3034.

Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a smoke-free environment





Posted 07/08/11

Post-doc: Modeling Plant-Fruit Growth
INRA, France

Commercial tomato fruit production is under significant pressure from environmental stresses, but also by changes in the consumer's demand for taste and nutritional value. One of the key goals of fruit biology is therefore to understand the factors that influence the fruit composition, ultimately with a view to manipulating them for improvement of fruit traits. Both genetic and environmental factors have a strong and multifaceted influence on fruit quality. They usually act and interact in such a complex way that it is extremely difficult to study their effects experimentally.

A process-based simulation model will be built by integrating an architectural plant model with a tomato fruit model encompassing the most important processes involved in fruit growth and composition build-up. Environmental factors (light intensity, water availability and temperature) will act as input variables, affecting local resources and plant-fruit development. The post-doctoral position is opened in the framework of a transnational funding initiative supporting the convergence of life sciences (ERASysBio Net).

For more information please visit http://www4.paca.inra.fr/psh

Contract duration: One year. A few months extension is possible

Location: UR 1115 Plantes et Systemes en Horticulture Site St Paul - domaine Agroparc 84914 Avignon, France





Posted 07/05/11

Post-doc: Mathematical Oncology
Moffitt Cancer, Tampa, US

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in the Integrated Mathematical Oncology (IMO) Program at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. We are seeking a talented person interested in applying mathematical modeling and computational simulations to study various aspects of tumor initiation, progression and treatment. The appointed candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Katarzyna Rejniak within one of the nationwide NIH funded scientific initiatives: either the Integrative Cancer Biology Program (http://icbp.nci.nih.gov) or the Physical Sciences Oncology Program (http://physics.cancer.gov).

These projects will require implementation of various computational techniques for experimental data analysis and their integration with computational models, thus the potential candidate is expected to be highly motivated and scientifically curious. One of the project may involve use of the immersed boundary method, thus candidates familiar with CFD techniques are encouraged to apply. More information about the research topics can be found at http://labpages.moffitt.org/rejniakk/

To be considered, a PhD in applied mathematics, scientific computing, computer science or a similar field is required. The ideal candidate will have experience in modeling biological systems, strong working knowledge of computer programming languages (C/C++, Fortran, Java, Matlab or similar languages), demonstrated creativity, good communication skills and a desire to work closely with experimentalists. The ability to work both within a group and independently is critical.

Please apply online to REQ ID 5995 at http://www.moffitt.org/careers, and submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae and the names and email addresses of three academic/professional references directly to Dr. Rejniak at Kasia.Rejniak@moffitt.org.





Posted 07/05/11

Postdoctoral Fellowship
NIMBioS, UT-Knoxville, US

Call for Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications at NIMBioS

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), located at the Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, is currently accepting applications for postdoctoral scholarship at the interface between mathematics and biology. Highest priority will be given to those with explicit plans to develop their ability to effectively carry on research across these fields. We are particularly interested in requests to support research that integrates diverse fields, requires synthesis at multiple scales, and/or makes use of or requires development of new mathematical/computational approaches. NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellows are chosen based upon indications that the applicant's research plans are consistent with the mission of NIMBioS, the applicant has the demonstrated ability to carry out the proposed research, and the opportunities provided through NIMBioS will enhance the capacity for the research to be completed in an efficient and timely manner. For additional information on NIMBioS, visit http://www.nimbios.org.

Support: annual stipend of $51,000, full University of Tennessee employee fringe benefits, and an annual travel allowance of $2,000.

Requests for Support: Submit a brief project description, references, and CV following the guidelines available at http://www.nimbios.org/postdocs/ to Dr. Chris Welsh at cwelsh@utk.edu.

Deadline: NIMBioS postdoctoral requests for support are reviewed three times per year, and the selected researchers are offered positions at NIMBioS where they conduct research that is mostly self-directed. The deadline for activities beginning in early 2012 is Sept. 1, 2011. All letters of recommendation should be submitted before the request deadline.





Posted 07/05/11

Post-doc
Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State U, US

SPECIAL FUNDS FOR MBI POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

MBI has new funds for a one-year post-doc to begin September 1, 2011. These funds are flexible and could be used instead to support advanced graduate students or a junior faculty member.

We are looking for candidates with the background to fully participate in the MBI emphasis year program on "Stochastics in Biological Systems." See http://mbi.osu.edu/2011/scientific2011.html

MBI will review candidates beginning on July 5, 2011 Interested candidates should send an application letter (that addresses interest in the emphasis year program), CV and three letters of recommendation to Rebecca Martin rebecca@mbi.osu.edu.





Posted 07/05/11

Research Position: Biomathematics
University Lyon, France

Full-time research position for 3 years to be filled as soon as possible.

European project CRESim: Rare disease: use of clinical trial simulation and optimization for the choice of study design)

Position Profile:

If you are interested, thank you to contact and send your CV to:

Dr. Patrice-NONY: patrice.nony@chu-lyon.fr
Dr Catherine Cornu: catherine.cornu@chu-lyon.fr

Cover letters will be appreciated





Posted 07/05/11

Visiting Scientist
Novartis

Modeling and Simulation at Novartis is an organization with skill sets in systems biology, pharmacology and statistics and supports quantitative decision making at many stages of drug development. The M&S Visiting Scientist (VS) supports projects and functions throughout Research& Development, including compound selection, exploratory clinical development, and late development, with model-based evaluations, integrated analysis, and reporting. The position offers a unique experience in answering key clinical questions on safety and efficacy of new therapies through models that describe compound- or disease-related data using mechanistic or physiological, biophysical, PK/PD, population PK, and statistical methodologies.

The VS is expected to maintain working relationships and effective communication within the M&S team and the customer team, such as the Trial Statistician, the Lead Pharmaco-kineticist, the Global Project Team (GPT), the Early Development Project Teams (EDPT), and the Fully Integrated Program (FIP) project team as appropriate. They will coordinate work with appropriate partners from other line functions, e.g., Clinical Information Sciences, Research groups, and pharmaceutical development. They are expected to sustain scientific competence by establishing familiarity with new methods, continuing education in the field of expertise, maintaining current knowledge of relevant biological findings and contribute to the integration and sharing of modeling tools and developments within all M&S groups (e.g., Biology, Pharmacological, Statistical Modeling and the Programming Group) as well as other R&D functions.

Required profile:
The candidate is required to have a Ph.D or equivalent with a strong background in an area of mathematical modeling applied to the biological sciences. These areas can span engineering, mathematics, biostatistics, physics, pharmacology, etc. The candidate is expected to be proficient with the use of computational languages and software from such as C, FORTRAN, MATLAB, R, SAS, etc. The position is for either Switzerland or the USA and appropriate criteria for legal employment will have to be satisfied. Good communication skills in English and a strong publication record are required.

Selected Candidate must be able to start by October 2011.

Please address the CV to ramprasad.ramakrishna_AT_novartis_dot_com with "Novartis Visting Scientist Application" in the subject line.





Posted 07/05/11

Mathematical Modeling Positions
GlaxoSmithKline R&D, Ware, Hertfordshire, UK

GlaxoSmithKline R&D, has opened two positions for experienced modelers in the Pharmacokinetics and Translational Biology group in Ware, Hertfordshire, UK.

These investigator / senior investigator positions are an exciting opportunity to improve the lives of patients by applying mathematical modeling, computing and scientific knowledge to find novel solutions to accelerate the drug discovery and development process.

We are looking for those rare individuals who can successfully integrate biochemistry, biology and drug metabolism with sophisticated mathematics and computational techniques to bring novel insights and solutions in drug discovery and development.

The position will be responsible to:

Basic Qualifications:

To apply please look for job requisitions (req ID) 68040 and 68041 on the GSK careers website:

http://www.gsk.com/careers/uk-saa-jobsearch.htm

When applying, please include a "Cover Letter" to outline how you meet the requirements of the role.





Posted 06/29/11

Software Engineer, Computational Biology Center
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

The Computational Biology Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY is looking for a Software Engineer. For details click here





Posted 06/13/11

Postdoctoral Position, Computational Mathematics
University of Coimbra, Portugal

The UTAustin|Portugal Program and the Department of Mathematics of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra, Portugal (under the project below) invite applications for an one-year Postdoctoral Position in Computational Mathematics, beginning October 2011.

The focus of the research is on imaging sciences and scientific computing. It involves variational image processing, image analysis, partial differential equations, numerical analysis, optimization, visualization, and inverse problems in imaging, with applications in medicine and emphasis on endoscopic images.

Applicants should have a PhD in Mathematics or Computational Sciences and Engineering (preferably obtained after December 31, 2006). The position obeys to the Portuguese scholarship system and the corresponding salary is 1495 Euros per month (tax free). No teaching duties are associated with the position.

Applicants should send by email toisabelf@mat.uc.pt the following information:

Period for applications : from June 24 to July 07 , 2011.

This position is funded by the research project UTAustin/MAT/0009/2008 (UTAustin|Portugal Program, http://www.utaustinportugal.org).

Contact for further information: Isabel M. Narra Figueiredo (http://www.mat.uc.pt/~isabelf).





Posted 06/13/11

Junior Professor, Mathematical Data Analysis
Georg-August Univ of Gottingen

The Georg-August University of Gottingen invites applications for an open Junior professor position (W1) for Mathematical Data Analysis at the Institute of Numerical and Applied Mathematics to be filled by October 1, 2011. The initial appointment is for three years with an extension for three more years after positive evaluation.

The successful candidate is expected to have research experience in at least one area of mathematical data analysis such as mathematical signal and image processing, computational harmonic analysis, fast algorithms, numerical linear algebra or inverse problems.

A PhD degree in mathematics is required. Further, the candidate is expected to have an excellent research record as well as experiences in teaching and in fundraising. Further information on the profile of the position can be found at:
http://num.math.uni-goettingen.de/Juniorprofessur/





Posted 06/13/11

Professorship, Applied Mathematics
Karl-Franzens-University of Graz

The Institute of Mathematics and Scientific Computing at the Karl-Franzens-University of Graz invites applications for a professorship in "Applied Mathematics" as soon as possible.

The successful candidate should represent applied mathematics in research and teaching via a research area that is compatible with the research directions already represented at the institute. The candidate should have an international reputation for excellent research.

The research area shall cover modern methods for partial differential equations and preferably lie within one of the following mathematical fields: mathematical image processing, inverse problems, continuous optimization/calculus of variations.

The successful candidate can exhibit scientific, application-motivated contributions in the area of analysis as well as their numerical implementation. The ability to contribute to the mathematical research in the special research area "Mathematical Optimization and Applications in the Biomedical Sciences" is expected. In addition, a reasonable participation in the teaching duties of the institute is expected.

The university expects competence in the area of gender mainstreaming.

Further information (in German) about the position and the required documents for application can be found at:
http://www.uni-graz.at/perswww/www/index.php?idSite=53&show=job1





Posted 06/13/11

Asst. Professor in Parallel and Multicore Computing
Umea University, Sweden

We seek outstanding candidates for the following new tenure track position:

Assistant Professor in Parallel and Multicore Computing (Dnr 312-575-11)

For further information of the position, please contact professor Bo Kagstrom at the Department of Computing Science and HPC2N (bokg@cs.umu.se).

Dead-line for applications is June 28, 2011.

For the complete announcement, visit:
http://www8.umu.se/umu/aktuellt/arkiv/lediga_tjanster/312-575-11.html





Posted 06/13/11

Research Jobs - June Update
NIH

Chief
Nutritional Epidemiology Branch, NCI-DCEG
(deadline: September 1)

The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) seeks a senior epidemiologist to serve as Chief of the Nutritional Epidemiology Branch (NEB). The NEB carries out integrated interdisciplinary research projects that are designed to understand the causal relations between nutrition and human cancer. Branch research encompasses diet, nutritional status, body size, and physical activity, as well as food, nutrients, contaminants, metabolites, and the human microbiome. The research portfolio aims to estimate cancer risks, examine diet/nutrition-gene interactions, elucidate biological mechanisms of action, and improve research methods for nutritional epidemiology. Refer to http://dceg.cancer.gov/

The Branch Chief will have the opportunity and resources to shape the research direction of NEB and to conduct an independent program of research. NEB currently includes a staff of 8 tenured and tenure-track investigators, as well as staff scientists/staff clinicians and pre- and post-doctoral fellows; additional recruitments are anticipated. Resources available to NEB include several population cohort studies, access to biorepositories for processing and storage of biospecimens, core genotyping and other laboratory facilities, and contracts for computer programming and epidemiologic field studies. In addition to managing these resources, the Chief oversees the administrative management of the Branch, supervises staff members, mentors tenure-track investigators and post-doctoral fellows, and ensures the scientific quality of NEB research. Other duties include providing consultation to public health officials, and acting as liaison with other agencies and organizations seeking expertise in nutritional and molecular epidemiology, including interactions with genetic susceptibility in cancer risk and prognosis, clinical trials, and cancer prevention.

The successful candidate must hold either a doctoral degree in epidemiology or a related field or a medical degree. He or she must demonstrate knowledge of cancer epidemiology as well as a proven ability to: (1) conduct high-quality original research using epidemiologic and interdisciplinary approaches to investigate the role of nutrition in the etiology of cancer or other chronic diseases; and (2) publish such work in peer-reviewed scientific or medical journals and present it at scientific meetings. The candidate must also demonstrate administrative experience, including supervision at a senior level of scientific management.

The desired candidate for the Chief, NEB will be eligible for a tenured appointment at a salary commensurate with his/her qualifications and experience. Full Federal benefits including leave, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, retirement, and savings plan (401k equivalent) will be provided. Qualified candidates may be considered for the NIH Senior Biomedical Research Service.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and bibliography, a brief summary of research interests and accomplishments, scientific administrative experience, copies of up to five publications or preprints, and the names and addresses of three references to: Ms. Catherine McClave; Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute; 6120 Executive Blvd., Room 8062; Bethesda, MD 20892-7242; or e-mail: mcclavec@exchange.nih.gov. The closing date of the advertisement is September 1, 2011; however, the search will continue until a qualified candidate is found. The DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.


Systems Biology/Bioinformatics Staff Scientist
Neuro-Oncology Branch, NCI-NINDS
(deadline: open-ended)

The Neuro-Oncology Branch, a trans-institute program of the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health is seeking an outstanding candidate to work in the area of cancer genomics, bioinformatics and systems biology, particularly on computational modeling of signaling and gene networks in cancer cells. Ongoing projects include the integration of -omics and clinical data in the exploration of signaling and transcriptional networks that govern cell differentiation, proliferation and migration in primary brain tumors, cancer tumor stem cells and normal embryonic neural stem cells and the translation of those discoveries to patients through the highly integrated clinical brain tumor research program. Applicants should have a strong background in mathematical and computational modeling and be expected to carry out an interdisciplinary project with experimental groups.

The Staff Scientist candidate will take a lead role in the mentorship and scientific management of a team of bioinformatics research fellows. The following skills and qualifications are required: 1) PhD in computer science, mathematics, bioinformatics, or related fields, and at least 3 years of post-doctoral training in bioinformatics and/or systems biology; 2) experience in machine learning and network generation algorithms; 3) basic knowledge of cell/molecular biology; 4) experience in genome-wide genetic and gene expression data analysis.

Please send curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and two letters of reference to: Howard A. Fine, Chief; Neuro-Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute; MSC 8200, Room 225; 9030 Old Georgetown Road; Bethesda, MD 20892-8200 or to smithj9@mail.nih.gov. Candidates may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or nonresident aliens. DHHS, NIH, the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers that value and foster diversity throughout the entire organization.


Chief
Laboratory of Computational Medicine, NEI
(deadline: open-ended)

The NEI seeks to develop a new program in computational analysis that fully employs human genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, metabolomic, neurophysiological and clinical data sets to reconstruct biological networks characteristic of normal and disease states. The magnitude, diversity, rich information content, and hierarchical connectivity of these data sets require the utilization and development of novel quantitative tools. The goal is to understand human disease at a molecular level in order to develop mechanism-based therapeutic interventions.

We invite applications for head of a new laboratory of Computational Medicine within the NEI Intramural Research Program. This initiative seeks to integrate and translate knowledge from genetics and biology to a wide range of disease processes using systems, network, statistical and bioinformatics approaches.

Examples in ocular biology amenable to a systems approach would include neuro-immune interactions, gene regulatory networks during disease pathogenesis, protein interaction pathways, neuron-glial-vascular biological networks in the retina, neuronal networks in the CNS, and developmental conditions and disorders.

The research program has interest in developing novel computational methodologies for analyzing large genetic, biological, biomedical, neuronal, and functional data sets. Particular attention will be paid to genotype-phenotype correlations, gene-gene and gene-environment interactions. In parallel, we will actively seek to develop disease intermediate phenotypes that reflect the underlying biology and pathophysiology of disease.

Data sets from large clinical trials, genetic studies (including GWAS), expression profiling in normal and disease conditions, and from the eyeGENE human research repository for monogenic ophthalmic diseases will be developed to reconstruct and understand ocular biological networks that link genetic perturbations, small molecule interactions, and physiological processes, to predict normal and disease states.

The NEI/NIH provides an exceptional environment of dedicated scientists as well as a wide range of resources. We currently envision that this program will be located in the newly constructed Porter Neuroscience complex that houses a diverse set of investigators from many different Institutes. The successful candidate will be expected to recruit tenure-track faculty in areas that may include computational medicine or neuroscience, network biology, genetic or molecular epidemiology, cell and molecular biology, statistical genetics, bioinformatics, and biostatistics into the new Laboratory of Computational Medicine. Applicants should have a MD, MD/PhD or PhD and an outstanding record of accomplishments in genetics, epidemiology, neuroscience, cell and molecular biology, biostatistics, or a related quantitative discipline. Senior scientists would have the opportunity to maintain their participation in existing collaborative research in non-eye diseases if desired.

This position will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, bibliography, copies of their five most significant publications, a summary of research accomplishments, names of three references, and a detailed experimental plan for the development of this program. These materials should be sent to: The Office of the Scientific Director, National Eye Institute, Attention: Ms. Mica Gordon (gordonmi@nei.nih.gov, NIH Building 31, 31 Center Drive, Room 6A22, Bethesda, MD, 20892. The National Eye Institute does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Link to Fellowships, Staff Scientist and Tenured/Tenure-Track Research Positions:
http://www.training.nih.gov/
https://www.training.nih.gov/career_services/jobs

Link to NIH Jobs:
http://www.jobs.nih.gov/

Searchable database of all NIH intramural research projects:
http://intramural.nih.gov/search/index.tml

Clinical Training at NIH:
http://www.cc.nih.gov/training/index.html
http://www.cc.nih.gov/training/gme.html





Posted 06/13/11

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
University of Oxford

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Department of Engineering Science
University of Oxford
Grade 7: Salary in the range 29,099 - 31,798 pounds p.a.

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Control Engineering group at the Department of Engineering Science (central Oxford). The position is funded by EPSRC under a three-institution partnership grant, held by the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London. The position is fixed-term for up to 36 months with a start date of 19 September 2011.

This post will involve working in Synthetic Biology from a Control Engineering perspective and will be collaborative with two other postdoctoral researchers at the partner institutions. The project involves developing control engineering-inspired design approaches for biological systems and the position would suit a theoretician with a control engineering or mathematical background. The successful candidate will benefit from the international collaboration with MIT, ETHZ and Caltech on this project and will become part of the growing and flourishing interdisciplinary environment in Oxford, working in Systems and Synthetic Biology.

You should have a good first degree in Engineering or Mathematics and have completed or be about to complete a doctorate in Control Engineering/Dynamical Systems or a relevant subject. A good publication record commensurate with your stage of career is expected. You must have the organisational skills and initiative to carry out independent research; be able to work as part of an interdisciplinary team; and have the written and verbal skills necessary to present scientific ideas clearly. Experience of developing mathematical algorithms and simulations in MATLAB, and of the analysis and design of feedback control systems, is essential. Previous collaborative research experience in Synthetic and Systems Biology would be an advantage.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Antonis Papachristodoulou (email: antonis@eng.ox.ac.uk).

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=100293

Only applications received before midday on 17 June 2011 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter, a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity:
http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/eop/





Posted 06/13/11

Post-doc: Numerical Optimization
University of Rochester School of Medicine

Postdoctoral Position for Numerical Optimization Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral position in numerical optimization. We are looking for a creative and collaborative individual to join our dynamic research group to solve the complex optimization problems in estimating parameters in large nonlinear dynamic systems. The applicant should have a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, Computer Science, Computational Engineering, or other related scientific disciplines, with theoretical and practical experience in computational programming and optimization algorithm development. Expertise and background in nonlinear and high-dimensional optimization problems for complex systems with biomedical applications is desirable. Programming skills and experience of parallel computing using Open MP, MPI and GPU will be highly appreciated. Demonstrated evidence of good computational skills and capability of methodological/theoretical research is essential. The postdoctoral appointment is one year with possible renewal for more years subject to performance and funding availability. The scientific environment is conducive to professional development for those anticipating a career in both academic setting and applied industrial setting. This is a unique opportunity for well-trained individuals interested in both methodological and applied research. University of Rochester is an AA/EOE employer. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Please send your CV, three references and other supporting materials to:

Dr. Hulin Wu
C/O: Ms. Susan DiVincenzo (Job Code: Math-postdoc)
Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology,
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry,
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 630,
Rochester, NY14642.
Email: Susan_DiVincenzo@urmc.rochester.edu





Posted 06/02/11

Research Fellows Posts
University of Oxford and University College London

Three Research Fellowships in Mathematical / Computational Modelling of Complex Natural Systems Fixed term contract for up to 2 years.

The University of Oxford, University College London and Microsoft Research Laboratory, Cambridge have recently received funding from the EPSRC Cross-Disciplinary Interfaces Programme (C-DIP) for a programme of research that will involve up to 17 post-doctoral fellowships over the next 5 years. The programme is focused on fostering the creation of a new generation of future scientific leaders - new kinds of scientists with the ability to lead the way in tackling fundamental challenges in science in areas of societal importance. At the heart of the programme is the development and application of computational methods, scientific computing, scientific software development and software engineering that will underpin the development of a new class of predictive models of multi-scale complex, natural systems. The programme is closely associated with the Life Sciences Interface and Systems Biology Doctoral Training Centres in Oxford, and the CoMPLEX Doctoral Training Centre at UCL, and it is anticipated that students from each of these DTCs will also undertake research within this programme.

The emphasis of the programme is on producing a new generation of highly computational natural scientists and tool builders able to apply novel approaches to tackle a number of fundamental problems in the natural sciences. In this respect, all of our fellows are expected to develop their own research interests that make a significant contribution to one or more of the following goal-driven scientific foci:

The postholder will carry out research as a member of the University of Oxford, based in one of the Departments associated with the programme (Department of Computer Science, Mathematical Institute, Department of Statistics, Department of Physics, Department of Biochemistry or Department of Engineering Science) and as such be responsible to the Principal Investigators of the C-DIP Programme. The successful candidate will also interact with collaborative partners, including other Research Fellowship holders, at University College London and Microsoft Research Laboratory, Cambridge.

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant area (e.g. Computational Science, Mathematical or Computational Biology, Applied Mathematics, or Computer Science) and a documented track record of the ability to conduct and complete research projects, as witnessed by published peer-reviewed work. The posts are available for up to 2 years, have a salary on the University grade 07S scale (currently £29,099 to £35,788), include membership of the University pension scheme and an annual leave entitlement of 38 days per year (inclusive of all public holidays and university closed periods).

Further details of the post, including the selection criteria and method of application, are available from:
http://www.comlab.ox.ac.uk/vacanciesstudentships.html
http://www.comlab.ox.ac.uk/news/346-full.html

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 1 July 2011.

Oxford University is and Equal Opportunities Employer.

The policy and practice of the University of Oxford require that all staff are offered equal opportunities within employment. Entry into employment with the University and progression within employment will be determined only by personal merit and the application of criteria which are related to the duties of each particular post and the relevant salary structure. In all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration. Subject to statutory provisions, no applicant or member of staff will be treated less favourably than another because of his or her age, sex, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, racial group or disability.





Posted 06/02/11

Postdoctoral Research Associate
William and Mary

William and Mary Biomathematics Initiative
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Computational Cell Biology and Neuroscience

The Biomathematics Initiative of The College of William and Maryin Williamsburg, Virginia, and Prof. Gregory D. Smith invite applications for Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the Computational Biology Laboratory of the Department of Applied Science beginning Fall 2011.

We are seeking a motivated and creative junior scholar/educator interested in the development and analysis of mathematical and computational models of dynamic phenomena in cellular biophysics and neuroscience. Potential research projects include but are not limited to (1) normal and pathological calcium signaling pathways in the heart, (2) modeling gene regulatory networks using chemical reaction network theory, and (3) computational neuroscience of thalamus and basal ganglia. Mathematical and/or scientific computing skills are essential and prior experience is preferred. Collaborative research opportunities exist with Smith's collaborators.

Salary of $35K is provided by the William and Mary Biomathematics Initiative directed by Smith. The Postdoctoral Research Associate is expected to be highly active among the biomathematics faculty, provide leadership for the biomathematics journal club, and perform a limited amount of mentored teaching in biomathematics and/or quantitative biology.

To apply please submit a cover letter, CV, and two academic references online at https://jobs.wm.edu (Instructional Faculty position F0646W, Biomath Initiative Postdoctoral Research Associate). Teaching and research statements may also be uploaded but are not required.

For more information see http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/gdsmit

Review of applications will begin June 1 2011 and continue until the position is filled. The College is an EEO/AA employer.





Posted 05/18/11

Research Positions
University of Washington

Patient-specific clinical-scale mathematical modeling of brain tumor growth and response to therapy

Opportunities are immediately available at the University of Washington in Seattle for research positions in the field of clinical scale brain tumor modeling at the postdoctoral, graduate student and research scientist levels. We are seeking highly motivated people interested in applying mathematical models, numerical methods and image analysis techniques to clinical scale patient-specific data to provide novel insight into brain tumor disease progression, invasion and response to treatment using mathematical modeling. The appointed candidate(s) will work with Dr. Kristin Swanson and senior research staff on one or more of the following projects to answer a variety of questions focused on direct clinical applications of mathematical modeling, such as:

The ideal candidate should have a strong background in mathematics, with biology a strong plus. Experience with computational methods required to solve partial differential equations and experience in computer programming and visualization of results are highly desired. Excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for communicating modeling results to a clinical audience as well as working in an interdisciplinary team are essential. The candidate will be expected to contribute to achieving research grant goals and objectives as well as securing new sources of funding. Depending on experience, the candidate may supervise junior scientists, engineers or technicians on assigned work as well as provide input into staffing of overall project teams. Identify and evaluate candidates for open positions; mentor/train staff in development of technical, project development skills.

Applications will be accepted until positions are filled and are contingent on continued research funding. To apply, visit: http://www.pathology.washington.edu/research/labs/swanson/ and send a cv, cover letter and contact information for three references to:

Dr. Kristin R. Swanson
Department of Pathology
Department of Applied Mathematics
University of Washington
Seattle, WA, 98195
krae@uw.edu





Posted 05/18/11

Multiple Scientific Openings
MyPharmaJobs.Com

Detailed job descriptions along with on-line applications, for a number of scientific openings in CA, can be found at the JOBS page of http://www.mypharmajobs.com.

Some of the jobs are:





Posted 05/16/11

Research Jobs - May Update
NIH

Newly Advertised
Senior Scientist
Information Engineering Branch, NCBI-NLM
(deadline: June 24)

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) performs research in computational biology and creates and maintains information systems and computational tools for the biological research community. The Information Engineering Branch is seeking a Senior Scientist to lead the development and ongoing operation of the Genetic Testing Registry (GTR). The GTR is a new NIH activity intended to provide a centralized online resource for information about the availability and scientific basis of genetic tests. More information about the GTR is available here: http://oba.od.nih.gov/gtr/gtr.html.

The NCBI is looking for an outstanding candidate to work with NCBI and NIH staff to develop, deploy, and run the Genetic Testing Registry at NIH. The candidate will be responsible for the ongoing management of the GTR for both daily operations and any additional changes or extensions that may arise as the GTR develops.

We are looking for an individual with a track record of active involvement with clinical genetics and genetic testing. Candidates may be U.S. or non-U.S citizens, must have either a PhD or MD, and must have at least five years of genetic counseling credentials or medical genetics experience. Experience with computing systems and databases is desirable. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and proven ability to successfully engage with others to create useful resources and to achieve shared objectives. Successful candidates will serve in a non-competitive appointment in the excepted service. Salary and benefits are competitive, commensurate with education and experience.

Interested individuals should send a copy of their CV, cover letter briefly describing their interest in GTR, and names of three references to Gtrposition@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Review of applications will be on or about June 24, 2011, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Below are positions that still might be accepting applications, listed by the most recent. (That is, no one has told me to remove the posting; check with the contact person listed before applying.)


Systems Biology/Bioinformatics Staff Scientist
Neuro-Oncology Branch, NCI-NINDS
(deadline: open-ended)

The Neuro-Oncology Branch, a trans-institute program of the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health is seeking an outstanding candidate to work in the area of cancer genomics, bioinformatics and systems biology, particularly on computational modeling of signaling and gene networks in cancer cells. Ongoing projects include the integration of -omics and clinical data in the exploration of signaling and transcriptional networks that govern cell differentiation, proliferation and migration in primary brain tumors, cancer tumor stem cells and normal embryonic neural stem cells and the translation of those discoveries to patients through the highly integrated clinical brain tumor research program. Applicants should have a strong background in mathematical and computational modeling and be expected to carry out an interdisciplinary project with experimental groups.

The Staff Scientist candidate will take a lead role in the mentorship and scientific management of a team of bioinformatics research fellows. The following skills and qualifications are required: 1) PhD in computer science, mathematics, bioinformatics, or related fields, and at least 3 years of post-doctoral training in bioinformatics and/or systems biology; 2) experience in machine learning and network generation algorithms; 3) basic knowledge of cell/molecular biology; 4) experience in genome-wide genetic and gene expression data analysis.

Please send curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and two letters of reference to: Howard A. Fine, Chief; Neuro-Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute; MSC 8200, Room 225; 9030 Old Georgetown Road; Bethesda, MD 20892-8200 or to smithj9@mail.nih.gov. Candidates may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or nonresident aliens. DHHS, NIH, the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers that value and foster diversity throughout the entire organization.


Biostatistician for Gulf Oil Spill Study
Biostatistics Branch, NIEHS

The Biostatistics Branch is seeking a Staff Scientist with a strong background in biostatistics and a lively interest in methods and epidemiologic applications to participate in team-oriented research on a large prospective study of clean-up workers exposed to petroleum products, chemicals and other environmental hazards following the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The position is ideal for a person with proven experience in applications to environmental epidemiology and interest in working collaboratively to assess potential human health effects of this recent environmental disaster. This project is directed by Dr. Dale Sandler, Principal Investigator and Chief of the Epidemiology Branch at the NIEHS. The NIEHS is part of NIH and is located in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina. The position offers opportunities for collaboration with other ongoing projects in biostatistics and epidemiology and will include time and support for carrying out investigator-initiated methodology research related to inference in epidemiologic studies.

Minimum qualifications include a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) with a strong background in biostatistics and documented interest in epidemiology. Familiarity with methods for exposure assessment and modeling in the context of longitudinal studies is desirable. Salary is commensurate with background. Staff scientist positions within the NIH system are equivalent to research assistant professor positions in academia. The initial appointment is from 1 to 5 years and may be renewed after 5 years depending upon performance and need.

For additional information concerning the position, contact the Biostatistics Branch Chief, Dr. Clarice Weinberg, at weinber2@niehs.nih.gov, or phone 919-541-4927. For information concerning biostatistics and epidemiology branch research projects and publications, see http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/atniehs/labs/bb/index.cfm or http://www.niehs.nih.gov/epi.

Applications from women and minorities are particularly encouraged. Applications will be reviewed after March 1, 2011, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply, submit a cover letter indicating your research interests and experience, a curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to: Ms. Emily Starnes (Vacancy Number DIR 11-02); Intramural Program Specialist; National Institutes of Health; National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; P.O. Box 12233, Mail drop A2-06; 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Room A252; Research Triangle Park, NC 27709; or e-mail: dir-appls@niehs.nih.gov. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers. We are dedicated to building a diverse community in our training and employment programs.


Tenure Track or Tenure-Eligible Investigator
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Branch, NICHD

The Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research (DESPR) of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), invites applications for the position of Tenure Track or Tenure-Eligible Investigator in the Biostatistics& Bioinformatics Branch (BBB). BBB investigators develop statistical research programs and actively collaborate in cutting-edge studies of genetics, lifestyle, and other environmental causes of reproductive, perinatal and adolescent outcomes. Statistical research is typically motivated by analytic issues encountered in Division studies, including modeling complex longitudinal data, modeling recurrent events, developing new approaches for assessing risk, developing strategies to identify true associations in genome-wide scans for disease-producing genetic variants, and the analysis of nutritional data. Increasingly, analytic issues involving digital imaging and "omics" data are becoming important in Division projects. For example, many Division projects have research components focusing on examining biological function as measured by proteomics, metabolomics, along with other high dimensional biomarkers. These measurements are often longitudinal, raising exciting research opportunities in study design and analysis.

Given the Branch's current mix of expertise, we are particularly interested in candidates with established experience in bioinformatics, the analysis of high-dimensional data, and statistical genetics methodology. Applications will be evaluated on demonstrated potential to develop a creative, independent program of statistical research. Available resources include state of the art computing facilities (e.g., the NIH Biowulf cluster super computer), programming support for statistical methodology and collaborative projects from on-site computer and statistical contractors, and access to a diverse array of databases that have longitudinal and high-dimensional data for statistical methods development.

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in biostatistics, statistics or a closely related field from an accredited university, an outstanding methods research and collaborative research publication record in the peer-reviewed literature, evidence of success in mentoring junior scientists, and evidence of professional service. Those applying for a tenure-eligible position should have an international reputation. The successful candidate should have strong communication skills to discuss scientific issues and write scientific papers. Full Federal benefits including salary, leave, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, retirement, and savings plan (401k equivalent) will be provided. Questions about the position can be addressed by Dr. Paul Albert, Senior Investigator and Chief of BBB at 301-496-5582. Interested individuals should email a cover letter describing research interests and professional accomplishments, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references to: Adrienne Lonaberger; Program Analyst, DESPR, NICHD; 6100 Executive Blvd, Room 7B05; Rockville, MD 20852: or e-mail alonaberger@mail.nih.gov. Applications received by December 15, 2010 will be considered for a first round of interviews, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.


Tenure/Tenure-Track Investigator
Systems Immunology and Infectious Disease Modeling, NIAID

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Division of Intramural Research (DIR), is seeking an outstanding individual for its new Program in Systems Immunology and Infectious Disease Modeling (PSIIM). Modern technology allows the deep analysis of biological systems at multiple levels. The challenge is not only to collect the large amounts of data new technologies can generate at different scales of biological organization, but also to organize it in a manner that enhances our understanding of how such systems operate. Achieving this goal requires an interdisciplinary effort, and for this reason PSIIM is organized as an integrated team of scientists and support staff structured in groups. These groups will have access to the latest technology for gene expression profiling, next generation sequencing, high content screening of RNAi libraries, imaging, and genomic and proteomic analysis, as well as a substantial computer infrastructure, together with modern conventional laboratory facilities for cell and animal experimentation. They will also have access to BSL-3 facilities for working with infectious agents of high priority for human health and biodefense.

Although PSIIM has been established within NIAID and has an immune/infectious disease focus, it is also expected to play a major role in fostering the growth of systems biology efforts throughout NIH. PSIIM staff will interact extensively with investigators in other components of the NIH intramural research program, including but not limited to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH Chemical Genomics Center, Center for Information Technology, and Center for Human Immunology, all of which have activities emphasizing systems and informatic approaches to biomedicine. Current groups in PSIIM include Immunology, Computational Biology-Modeling and Simulation, Molecular/Cell Biology-High-throughput Screening, Proteomics, and Systems Genomics. PSIIM is now recruiting for a tenure-track or tenure level team leader appointment in the following area.

Transcriptional Networks and Control of Differentiation: The incumbent will be responsible for applying and, as required, developing novel experimental and computational methods for the systems-wide analysis of gene regulatory pathways and networks, with a specific emphasis on the transcription factor circuits that define cell fate and that translate extracellular signaling into cellular responses. As part of this effort, the incumbent will engage in quantitative measurements of transcription factor and gene expression, analysis of protein-DNA interactions, and assessment of the contributions of epigenetic modifications/chromatin remodeling events to regulation of the behavior of such transcriptional networks. PSIIM is especially interested in recruiting an individual with a strong interest in the application of these methods to the integration of information on cell signaling events, developmental state, and gene regulatory circuits into comprehensive models of the control of cellular differentiation, for example, of effector CD4+ T cells or iPS.

This position and its research activities are fully funded by the intramural research program of NIAID. The team leader is expected to build a working group consisting of postdoctoral fellows, students, technicians, and staff scientists. The team leader will work with the program director and other PSIIM faculty to help set the goals for PSIIM and to determine how best to reach these goals as an integrated group. To ensure appropriate career trajectories for those joining the PSIIM team effort, NIH has modified its tenure policies to take specific account of contributions made in such a team science setting. Members of PSIIM will be expected to play a major role in development of an integrated computational systems approach to biology, the application of these methods to questions of substantial biomedical importance, and the dissemination of the tools and techniques developed in PSIIM across the NIH intramural program and in the extramural academic and industrial spheres. Applicants should be seeking a challenge in which creativity, technical expertise, and a strong desire to achieve in a team setting will be critical for success.

Interested candidates may contact Ronald Germain, M.D., Ph.D., Program Director, PSIIM, DIR, NIAID, at 301-496-1904 or rgermain@niaid.nih.gov for additional information about this position. Additional information about PSIIM is available online at http://www.niaid.nih.gov/LabsAndResources/labs/aboutlabs/psiim/.

Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree in a relevant field with extensive postdoctoral experience, as well as a strong publication record demonstrating potential for creative research.

To apply, submit your curriculum vitae, bibliography, and a detailed statement of how your expertise can contribute to the success of the PSIIM program to Hanh Ngo at PSIIM4Search@niaid.nih.gov. In addition, three letters of reference must be sent directly from the referee to Robert Hohman, Ph.D., Chair, NIAID Search Committee, c/o Hanh Ngo at PSIIM4Search@niaid.nih.gov or 10 Center Drive, MSC 1356, Building 10, Room 4A22, Bethesda, MD 20892-1356. E-mail is preferred. Applications will be reviewed starting on October 3, 2010 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Further information regarding the DIR laboratories is available at http://www.niaid.nih.gov/about/organization/dir/ and information on working at NIAID is available on our Web site at http://www.niaid.nih.gov/careers/dps. For more information about the NIAID systems biology program, visit http://www.nih.gov/catalyst/2006/06.09.01/page1.html. HHS, NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers.

Link to Fellowships, Staff Scientist and Tenured/Tenure-Track Research Positions:
http://www.training.nih.gov/
https://www.training.nih.gov/career_services/jobs

Link to NIH Jobs:
http://www.jobs.nih.gov/

Searchable database of all NIH intramural research projects:
http://intramural.nih.gov/search/index.tml

Clinical Training at NIH:
http://www.cc.nih.gov/training/index.html
http://www.cc.nih.gov/training/gme.html





Posted 05/16/11

In Silico Immunology Positions
Johnson & Johnson

RESEARCH SCIENTIST In Silico Immunology-6507110428

Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research& Development L.L.C., a member of Johnson and Johnson's family of companies, is recruiting for a Research Scientist for Molecular Profiling, located in Radnor, PA.

Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research& Development, L.L.C. develops treatments that improve the health and lifestyles of people worldwide. Research and development areas encompass novel targets in neurologic disorders, gastroenterology, oncology, infectious disease, diabetes, hematology, metabolic disorders, immunologic disorders, and reproductive medicine.

This position is with the In Silico Immunology team and requires a highly motivated and skilled Research Scientist to assist in the development of innovative therapies for immune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, asthma, COPD and inflammatory bowel disease.

This position requires the Research Scientist to accelerate time to market of differentiated medicines for immunology through the use of informatics in driving innovation and enabling effective decision making. The successful candidate will work alongside scientists in discovery, biomarkers and clinical to design experiments, analyze and interpret data, and effectively communicate results. Data analysis will focus on determining the identification of prediction biomarker for patient stratification, the efficacy and safety of compounds, impacting dose decisions, selecting novel indication for targets and compounds and the biological interpretation of results. The successful candidate will represent the department on cross-functional disease focused teams.

The Research Scientist will be encouraged to publish, develop and maintain a strong professional network within the internal and external scientific communities.

The successful candidate will have at a minimum a Masters degree in Statistics, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Immunology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Epidemiology, or related field with 5 years of academic and/or industry experience. A Doctor of Philosophy degree in Statistics, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Immunology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Epidemiology, or related field is preferred. The ability to apply data mining, machine learning, and emergent algorithms to pre-clinical, clinical and health outcomes data is required. Experience in network analysis and/or modeling biological pathways is required. Experience in handling exploratory data such as microarrays is required, protein arrays, ELISA, MS or NGS is highly desired. Proficiency in software such as R, MATLAB, SAS, S-PLUS, Omicsoft, Cytoscape is desired. A strong publication track record is desired. The ability to build effective and trusted partnerships with internal and external scientists is essential. This position is located in Radnor, PA.


2011 PHARMACEUTICAL R&D INTERNSHIP in In Silico Immunology - 000001FR

Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research& Development L.L.C., a member of Johnson and Johnson's family of companies, is recruiting for a Research Scientist for a 2011 Pharmaceutical R&D Internship, located in Radnor, PA.

Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research& Development, L.L.C. develops treatments that improve the health and lifestyles of people worldwide. Research and development areas encompass novel targets in neurologic disorders, gastroenterology, oncology, infectious disease, diabetes, hematology, metabolic disorders, immunologic disorders, and reproductive medicine.

This position requires the intern to mine and analyze molecular interaction data that originates from external collaborations and/or internal text mining efforts to provide input that aids the identification of targets and target combinations. Compare and contrast open source and commercially available pathway/network analysis tools. The position will expose the student to drug discovery and development, and will enable the individual to become familiar with a range of pathway analysis tools.

The successful candidate will be a graduate student in Computer Engineering or Bioengineering, with strong computational skills and biology background. Knowledge in pathway/network analysis is required, and text mining is a plus.


2011 PHARMACEUTICAL R&D INTERNSHIP in In Silico Immunology - 000001FR

Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research& Development L.L.C., a member of Johnson and Johnson's family of companies, is recruiting for a 2011 Pharmaceutical R&D Internship, located in Radnor, PA.

Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research& Development, L.L.C. develops treatments that improve the health and lifestyles of people worldwide. Research and development areas encompass novel targets in neurologic disorders, gastroenterology, oncology, infectious disease, diabetes, hematology, metabolic disorders, immunologic disorders, and reproductive medicine.

The position requires the intern to undertake a literature review to identify innovative approaches to identify novel targets associated with human diseases, identify leading approaches that are able to go from hypothesis to validation using in silico, in vitro and in vivo experiments, and undertake initial work internally to determine the value of the recommended approaches and assess the feasibility of implementation.

The successful candidate will be a graduate student in Computational Biology or Cheminformatics with strong biology background.

Please apply for the position on the J&J Career Web site (http://careers.jnj.com).





Posted 05/16/11

Postdoctoral Position: Computational Modeling of Cardiac Calcium
School of Systems Biology, George Mason University

Postdoctoral Position in Computational Modeling of Cardiac Calcium Dynamics and Arrhythmias

A Posdoctoral Research Fellow is sought to work on a NIH-funded project studying the role of calcium signaling on cardiac arrhythmias. The position will be under the supervision of Dr. Saleet Jafri in the School of Systems Biology at George Mason University located in Manassas, VA. The successful applicant would be expected to develop computational models of cardiac calcium dynamics using ordinary, partial, and stochastic differential equations. Hence, the ideal candidate would have previous experience in one or more of the following: developing computational models, computer programming, and a knowledge of cardiac physiology. The position will also involve interactions with collaborators working experimental (Dr. Jonathan Lederer) and computational modeling studies (Dr. Raimond Winslow) related to the project. The position can be renewed for multiple years and has a salary of approximately $42,000 per year.

Interested candidates should apply online through http://jobs.gmu.edu/ and search for position number F9487z. Applicants should submit a CV with the names of three references knowledgeable with the candidates potential for research or work experience. Questions may be addressed Dr. Saleet Jafri at sjafri@gmu.edu. The position will be open until filled.





Posted 05/16/11

Postdoctoral Fellow: Mathematical Oncology
H. Lee Moffitt Comprehensive Cancer Center

Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematical Oncology - Available Immediately

Applications are sought for the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work under the supervision of Dr. Alexander R. A. Anderson on an exciting inter-disciplinary research project concerning the modelling of Cancer progression, development and treatment. We seek a talented individual with a PhD and background in applied mathematics, physics or a computational discipline to work in the unique research environment of the Integrated Mathematical Oncology (IMO). IMO integrates mathematicians, computer scientists, and physicists together with imaging specialists as well as clinical and experimental oncologists to develop novel approaches for the treatment and understanding of cancer.

The successful candidate will have experience in modelling biological systems, with a preference for those with knowledge of signaling networks. As well as demonstrated creativity, high motivation, good communication skills and importantly, experience in developing/writing publications in peer reviewed high impact scientific journals. They should possess the ability to work independently and within the research group. A good understanding of biology and the desire to work closely with experimentalists and clinicians is also necessary. Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to program (C/C++/Java/Matlab), visualise and analyse numerical/experimental data. Direct cancer modelling experience would be preferred but is not a requirement.

The IMO is housed within the H. Lee Moffitt Comprehensive Cancer Center which is a modern facility on the University of South Florida Campus that conducts research on various aspects of Cancer Biology with emphasis on translational research. Research environment includes state of the art modern core facilities and access to experimental and clinical data.

Further information on the position can be obtained by contacting me directly, details on how to apply for this position directly can be found at: http://labpages.moffitt.org/andersona/jobs.html





Posted 05/16/11

Postdoctoral Researcher: Mathematical Biology & Molecular Simulation
BCAM, Bilbao, Spain

We are currently looking for a post-doctoral researcher, who may be interested in joining our research line MBMS (Mathematical Biology and Molecular Simulation) http://www.bcamath.org/public_research/ctrl_research.php?accion=MBMS&vista=general which is one of the research lines of BCAM (Basque Center For Applied Mathematics) (http://www.bcamath.org), located in Bilbao, Spain.

MBMS has a strong interest in the area of mathematical modelling and analysis of structured population dynamics with applications in cell biology, ecology and epidemiology.

The mathematical formulation of the population equations includes integral equations, in particular renewal equations, and delay differential equations (DDE). We are trying to adapt the usual methods of linearization and bifurcation analysis using characteristic equations to the above types of equations. To compute from the characteristic equations stability boundaries in two-parameter space, we are developing numerical methods, which are a combination of numerical curve continuation and ODE solvers.

Currently, we are working on several projects in cell population dynamics, in the fields of stem cell maturation, tumour dynamics and quiescence. The projects involve a collaboration with a laboratory of the Biosciences research center CIC BioGUNE.

It would be desirable of the candidate to have an interest to become involved into our projects and to fit into one of the following profiles: (1) understanding of dynamical systems and their computational implementation, in particular, programming skills and experience in Matlab, preferably also C/C++.
(2) background in infinite dimensional dynamical systems, e.g., integral equations, delay differential equations and/or experience or interest in state-dependent delay

Researchers who are interested in this project are encouraged to contact informally Philipp Getto at getto@bcamath.org





Posted 05/10/11

Postdoc Position in Mathematical Biology
BCAM, Bilbao, Spain

We are currently looking for a post-doctoral researcher, who may be interested in joining our research line MBMS (Mathematical Biology and Molecular Simulation) which is one of the research lines of BCAM (Basque Center For Applied Mathematics) (http://www.bcamath.org), located in Bilbao, Spain.

http://www.bcamath.org/public_research/ctrl_research.php?accion=MBMS&vista=general

MBMS has a strong interest in the area of mathematical modelling and analysis of structured population dynamics with applications in cell biology, ecology and epidemiology.

The mathematical formulation of the population equations includes integral equations, in particular renewal equations, and delay differential equations (DDE). We are trying to adapt the usual methods of linearization and bifurcation analysis using characteristic equations to the above types of equations. To compute from the characteristic equations stability boundaries in two-parameter space, we are developing numerical methods, which are a combination of numerical curve continuation and ODE solvers.

Currently, we are working on several projects in cell population dynamics, in the fields of stem cell maturation, tumour dynamics and quiescence. The projects involve a collaboration with a laboratory of the Biosciences research center CIC BioGUNE.

It would be desirable of the candidate to have an interest to become involved into our projects and to fit into one of the following profiles:
(1) understanding of dynamical systems and their computational implementation, in particular, programming skills and experience in Matlab, preferably also C/C++.
(2) background in infinite dimensional dynamical systems, e.g., integral equations, delay differential equations and/or experience or interest in state-dependent delay

Researchers who are interested in this project are encouraged to contact informally Philipp Getto atgetto@bcamath.org





Posted 05/02/11

Postdoctoral position: Mathematical modelling
University of Exeter

Postdoctoral position: Mathematical modelling of host-virus coevolution, University of Exeter

We are recruiting a Research Fellow to participate in an exciting interdisciplinary collaboration between a mathematical modelling group of Dr Ivana Gudelj, University of Exeter, UK and an experimental evolution group of Dr Samantha Forde, University of California at Santa Cruz, US. The position is available from 1st September 2011 for the period of 3 years and will employ a combination of mathematical modelling and experimental microbial evolution to answer the following question: Why do some viruses evolve to be specialists while others are generalists?

The successful applicant will be working on the development and analysis of mathematical models in Dr Gudelj?s lab at the University of Exeter, in close collaboration with experimental colleagues at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Applicants will posses a PhD in a quantitative discipline (mathematics, physics, engineering or computer science) and ideally be familiar with ordinary differential equations, their use in modelling, analysis (Dynamical Systems techniques) and simulation.

The successful candidate should be able to communicate effectively with individuals from a wide range of disciplines.

More information about the project and how to apply can be found at:
http://people.exeter.ac.uk/ig232/Positions.html





Posted 04/25/11

Research Scientist
GNS Healthcare, Cambridge, MA

GNS Healthcare, headquartered in Cambridge, MA (USA) is seeking an Application Scientist, MS degree and above.

Company Description:
GNS Healthcare is a privately held firm at the leading edge of today's convergence of breakthroughs in genomics and parallel computing. We were founded in 2000 to put the power of modern mathematics and computation at the center of the drug discovery and healthcare data analytics.

Our company, which is headquartered in the biotechnology center of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a uniquely collaborative team of computational physicists, mathematicians, molecular biologists, bioinformaticians, and software engineers. Through our own discovery efforts and in partnership with many leading innovator health care companies, we are building the future of medicine by revealing the molecular basis of health and disease through the critical biological relationships among genes and proteins, disease progression, and drug efficacy and toxicity. And we are doing this faster than ever thought possible.

Job Description:
We are looking for a smart, innovative and detail oriented Application Scientist to join our Applications Research team. You will be working with external commercial clients? data to find molecular insights for their research and development programs and must be able to quickly grasp mathematical concepts and apply them to biological problems. You will be applying our proprietary Bayesian network inference engine to a variety of commercial data sets to discover new drug targets, identify and validate biomarkers of drug efficacy and toxicity and create efficient patient stratification strategies.

Responsibilities:

Requirements:
M.S. in life sciences, mathematics, statistics or computer science with relevant work experience; Ph.D with relevant post-graduate research. Bioinformatics and/or biostatistics experience, preferably in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical setting. Knowledge of one of the statistical programming languages. Experience with R and Bioconductor is preferred. Scripting in PERL/Python and experience constructing SQL statements to extract data from and to load data to databases are preferred. Excellent written and oral presentation skills required.

To apply, please forward your CV to job-734@gnshealthcare.com.





Posted 04/25/11

Postdoc: computational cardiology
Liverpool

Two-year postdoc position to work on EPSRC project "BeatBox - HPC Environment for Biophysically and Anatomically Realistic Cardiac Simulations" (with a possible extension for another year), to develop software for simulation of electrical excitation in the heart. The candidate is expected to have a PhD in applied mathematics, physics or similar subject and experience in numerical mathematics and scientific programming. Experience in mathematical cardiology and in parallel computations will be advantageous.

Details can be found at:
http://www.liv.ac.uk/working/job_vacancies/research/R-574815.htm
and
http://www.maths.liv.ac.uk/~vadim/projects/Bbx/index.html

Informal contacts welcome to the investigators of the project, Vadim Biktashev (vnb@liv.ac.uk) and Irina Biktasheva (ivb@liv.ac.uk).





Posted 04/18/11

Lecturer: Quantitative Biology
University of Chicago

The Biological Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in quantitative biology to develop and teach courses on quantitative methods for students in the biological sciences. This position is part of a broader effort to create an integrated biological sciences curriculum that serves the needs of future biological and medical scientists, by giving them the mathematical and computational skills necessary to model the mechanisms of biological processes and to analyze complex biological data.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for student learning, evidenced by a record of excellence in teaching, and must either: a) hold a Ph.D. in a quantitative field (including, but not limited to computer science, statistics, or applied mathematics), and have a record of significant contribution to biological research; or b) hold a Ph.D. in a field of biological sciences, and have expertise in application of computational or mathematical methods to biological problems.

Contingent upon funding, this position will start on September 1, 2011, and the appointment will be for a term of three years, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities web site https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu and select requisition number 00782.

Applicants are required to upload the following materials -- cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests, and names and contact information for three references.

Your application and supporting materials must be uploaded by May 23, 2011.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer





Posted 04/18/11

Postdoc and short-term visitors
Future University Hakodate, Japan

We like to offer:
(A) 2 or 3 positions as post-doc researcher and
(B) an invitation to short visit collaboration for one month to three months.

Our University, Future University Hakodate, is a small and compact university in Southend of Hokkaido island (1000km apart from Tokyo to the North). http://www.fun.ac.jp/en/

Please send an email to Prof. T. Nakagaki (nakagaki@fun.ac.jp) if you are interested in the research experience with us!

(A-1) post-doc researcher(s):
Main subject to be studied with this post-doc is biomechanics of animal locomotion : legged and legless crawling. But our group has broad interests on development of gap space between experimental biology and theoretical biology. Emphasis have been put on whole body biology and primitive organisms like protozoa. True Slime Mold {Yit Physarum} is the model organism that we have studied for 15 years.

We expect a successful applicant to be curious about living system from both points of mathematical and ethological perspective. If an applicant has at least one of the following disciplines, it may be helpful for her/himself and us to study: continuum mechanics, rheology, fluid mechanics, nonlinear dynamics, perturbation theory, experimental ethology, macroscopic physiology, etc.

Salary is expected about 3.4 ~ 5.6 million Japanese Yen / year, depending on the carrier of candidate. Period is up to 3 years from April 1, 2011.

(A-2) post-doc researcher:
Main subject is rheology of true slime mold {¥it Physarum} and morphogenesis of tubular network through a whole body. The network plays a role of transport of nutrients, signals and body mass and re-built drastically in a few hours in response to spatio-temporal changes in environments. We have studied for 10 years this nice model system for adaptive network established by natural design. With this post doc, we like to concentrate on two aspects: mathematical modeling of network morphogenesis and basic study of rheological dynamics of protoplasm and cell body.

Salary is expected about 3.4~4.5 million Japanese Yen / Year, depending on the carrier of candidate. Period is up to 3 years from April 1, 2011.

(B) short visit collaboration:
We offer an invitation to short visit at our laboratory in order to stimulate collaboration with broad interests. The period of visit is from one month to 3 months, in principle, but it is not strict but flexible. We expect 5~6 visitors through 2011 and 2012. Travel and living costs will be covered. Both young and senior researchers are welcomed.





Posted 04/18/11

Postdoc: Mathematical and Computational Oncology
European Institute of Oncology, Milano, Italy

One year post-doc position on Mathematical and Computational Models in Oncology at European Institute of Oncology, Milano, Italy

Description:
In the framework of the EU Integrated Project "P-medicine", the research unit on "Systems Biomedicine" at the Department of Experimental Oncology of the European Institute of Oncology, invites applications for a postdoctoral candidate for one year with a strong interest in mathematical and computational modelling of cancer growth and anti-cancer therapies.

The focus of the unit is on the trans-disciplinary use of mathematics and physics to model cancer related biological phenomena, for better understanding of biological experiments and clinical trials.

See: http://www.ifom-ieo-campus.it/research/donofrio.php

The location of work is Milan (Italy). The deadline to apply is May 12 2011.

The successful candidate will have to work on the development, at multiple spatio-temporal scales, of realistic mathematical and computational models for:
i) Tumor angiogenesis and anti-angiogenesis anti-tumor therapies
ii) Tumor-Immune system interaction and immuno-therapies
iii) Intracellular signal pathways of particular relevance for tumor development, growth and anti-tumor therapies

The interplay with biomedical researchers, involved both in clinical and in experimental research, will be an integral part of the post-doctoral work.

Requirements:
a) PhD in Physics or Theoretical Biology or Applied Mathematics
b) A good knowledge of biology
c) A solid background in both theoretical and computational aspects of mathematical biology

Although we are definitely not searching for a programmer, the candidate must have a good knowledge of computer programming, and of matlab and/or mathematica software tools.

We are looking for a highly motivated scientist who shares our passion for cutting edge research in theoretical biology of cancer.

For applications: please include a detailed CV, publications, and two reference letters.

Infos or applications: please contact Dr. Alberto d'Onofrio (email: alberto.donofrio@ifom-ieo-campus.it).

http://www.ifom-ieo-campus.it/joinus/detail_postdoc.php?docuID=1517





Posted 04/11/11

Postdocs: Biomathematics
William and Mary

William and Mary Biomathematics Initiative
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Computational Cell Biology and Neuroscience

The Biomathematics Initiative of The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and Prof. Gregory D. Smith invite applications for Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the Computational Biology Laboratory of the Department of Applied Science beginning Fall 2011.

We are seeking a motivated and creative junior scholar/educator interested in the development and analysis of mathematical and computational models of dynamic phenomena in cellular biophysics and neuroscience. Potential research projects include but are not limited to (1) normal and pathological calcium signaling pathways in the heart, (2) modeling gene regulatory networks using chemical reaction network theory, and (3) computational neuroscience of thalamus and basal ganglia. Mathematical and/or scientific computing skills are essential and prior experience is preferred. Collaborative research opportunities exist with Smith's collaborators.

Salary of $35K is provided by the William and Mary Biomathematics Initiative directed by Smith. The Postdoctoral Research Associate is expected to be highly active among the biomathematics faculty, provide leadership for thebiomathematics journal club, and perform a limited amount of mentored teaching in biomathematics and/or quantitative biology.

To apply please submit a cover letter, CV, and two academic references online at https://jobs.wm.edu. Teaching and research statements may also be uploaded but are not required.

For more information see http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/gdsmit

Review of applications will begin June 1 2011 and continue until the position is filled. The College is an EEO/AA employer.





Posted 04/11/11

Postdoc: Metabolism and Body Weight Regulation
NIH

NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship: Mathematical Modeling of Metabolism and Body Weight Regulation

A postdoctoral fellowship is available in the Laboratory of Biological Modeling at the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases, one of the National Institutes of Health located in Bethesda, Maryland. The successful candidate will develop mathematical models of human or rodent metabolism and body weight regulation in collaboration with experimental physiologists. There is also an opportunity to play a role in the development and execution of relevant physiological experiments. Specific projects include, but are not limited to:

1. Modeling the adaptations of metabolism to dietary manipulations
2. Modeling the regulation of body weight and composition
3. Modeling the effects of exercise on metabolism and body composition
4. Modeling the effects of growth and aging on metabolism and body composition

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Biochemistry, Physiology, Nutrition, or a related field. The successful candidate will have strong quantitative and mathematical abilities and an interest in studying the regulation of metabolism in humans. Salary will be commensurate with experience according to NIH guidelines.

Please send your CV and a list of 3 references to:
Kevin Hall, Ph. D.
Senior Investigator
Laboratory of Biological Modeling
National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases
National Institutes of Health
12A South Drive, Room 4007
Bethesda, MD 20892-5621
Email: kevinh@niddk.nih.gov

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.





Posted 04/11/11

2 Postdocs
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

The Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) offers a position as postdoctoral scientist in the Department Systems Immunology. The position is offered in the context of research projects in the fields Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Immunology and Biology. The successful candidates will be interested and/or experienced in mathematical modelling of complex biological systems using at least one of the following techniques:

Agent-based modelling
Differential equations
Markov processes
Master equation

Ideally the candidate will be educated in Physics, Mathematics or other quantitative disciplines having interest in biological systems with medical impact. The initial appointment will be for the duration of 2 years with the option of prolongation and will be payed according to the German standards TVoD13 with upgrade to TVoD14 including full social security. The starting date is at the earliest convenience.

The Department Systems Immunology was newly founded in 2010 and is currently expanding. We seek for scientists with definite will to shape and influence the development of the Department with new ideas and creativity. The members of the Department have a wide spectrum of expertises covering the aforementioned techniques with applications in adaptive immunity, onto- and neo-genesis of organs, autoimmune diseases, chronic inflammation, intracellular dynamics of organelles, tumour growth, electrophysiology of cells, and interpretation of multi-photon imaging data. A special emphasis is set on the dynamics of complex systems in space and time. The success of the group relies on an uncompromising relation to quantitative experimental data. For further information please visit http://www.systems-immunology.de.

Please send your application including c.v., publication list, acquisition of third party funding, statement of research interest, experience in supervision of PhD thesis and teaching experience referring to Code Nr. 13/2011 to:

Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research,
Human Resources Department,
Inhoffenstrase 7,
38124 Braunschweig
Germany
or by email to: Michael.Meyer-Hermann@helmholtz-hzi.de.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Michael Meyer-Hermann, Department Systems Immunology, telephone +49(0)531 / 61 81-5400 or by email: Michael.Meyer-Hermann@helmholtz-hzi.de.

The Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) offers a position as postdoctoral scientist in the Departments Systems Immunology and Host resistance and susceptibility. The position is offered in the context of a collaborative research project on chronic infections. The aim is to use the available comprehensive data set of 5000 pseudomonas single knock-outs with 140 annotated functional read-outs for each knock-out for the reconstruction of the underlying molecular network. This world wide unique data set shall be analysed with algorithms stemming from supervised and unsupervised learning. Thus, we are seeking for a specialist in one of the following fields:

machine learning
neuronal network self-organisation
molecular network reconstruction

The successful candidate will be experienced in at least one of the aforementioned fields, will have an excellent publication track, and will have the capacity to, on long term, develop a research group with a high degree of responsibility. The initial appointment will be for the duration of 2 years with the option of prolongation and will be payed according to the German standards TVoD13 with upgrade to TTVoD14 including full social security. The starting date is at the earliest convenience.

Please send your application including c.v., publication list, acquisition of third party funding, statement of research interest, experience in supervision of PhD thesis and teaching experience referring to Code Nr. 14/2011 to:
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research,
Human Resources Department,
Inhoffenstrase 7,
38124 Braunschweig
Germany
or by email to: Michael.Meyer-Hermann@helmholtz-hzi.de.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Michael Meyer-Hermann, Department Systems Immunology, telephone +49(0)531 / 61 81-5400 or by email: Michael.Meyer-Hermann@helmholtz-hzi.de or Prof. Dr. Susanne Hausler, Research Group chronic Pseudomonas Infections, telephone +49(0)531 / 61 81-3150 or by email: Susanne.Haeusler@helmholtz-hzi.de.

The HZI is a research centre under the roof of the Helmholtz Society, which is a world leading and powerful institution funding basic and applied research in natural sciences. HZI is narrowly connected to the Technical University of Braunschweig and the University of Hannover and is, thus, embedded in a dense environment of fundamental research in Biology and Immunology. The HZI has proven in the past to provide excellent support for the appointed scientists in order to promote their career. The Department Systems Immunology, to which the positions will be attributed, is a newly founded and expanding Department at HZI providing high potential to shape its structure. Form more information please consult http://www.systems-immunology.de.

We will accept applications before May 9th 2011 but will consider prolongation if no suitable candidate is identified in the first round. The probation period amounts to 6 month, severely disabled applicants will be favoured if equally qualified.





Posted 03/22/11

Postdoctoral Research Associate
William and Mary

William and Mary Biomathematics Initiative
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Computational Cell Biology and Neuroscience

The Biomathematics Initiative of The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and Prof. Gregory D. Smith invite applications forPostdoctoral Research Associate position in the Computational Biology Laboratory of the Department of Applied Science beginning Fall 2011.

We are seeking a motivated and creative junior scholar/educator interested in the development and analysis of mathematical and computational models of dynamic phenomena in cellular biophysics and neuroscience. Potential research projects include but are not limited to (1) normal and pathological calcium signaling pathways in the heart, (2) modeling gene regulatory networks using chemical reaction network theory, and (3) computational neuroscience of thalamus and basal ganglia. Mathematical and/or scientific computing skills are essential and prior experience is preferred. Collaborative research opportunities exist with Smith's collaborators.

Salary of $35K is provided by the William and Mary Biomathematics Initiative directed by Smith. The Postdoctoral Research Associate is expected to be highly active among the biomathematics faculty, provide leadership for thebiomathematics journal club, and perform a limited amount of mentored teaching in biomathematics and/or quantitative biology.

To apply please submit a cover letter, CV, and two academic references online at https://jobs.wm.edu. Teaching and research statements may also be uploaded but are not required.

For more information see http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/gdsmit

Review of applications will begin June 1 2011 and continue until the position is filled. The College is an EEO/AA employer.





Posted 03/14/11

Bioinformatics Scientist
BHSAI

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) is looking for junior and senior scientists to join the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's Biotechnology High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute (BHSAI) [www.bhsai.org]. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support to the BHSAI. This opening is for a dynamic computational scientist to work on the analysis of next-generation sequencing data in an interdisciplinary environment with special focus on microbial genomics, metagenomics, RNA- Seq, exome sequencing and association studies. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in computer science, computational biology, bioinformatics, or a related discipline, post-graduate experience, and a strong publication record. Experience with high performance computing, biostatistics or population genomics is a plus. Expertise in at least one of C, C++, Java, Python or Perl is a must. The candidate is expected to simultaneously work in multiple projects, involving a diverse and interdisciplinary team of scientists across multiple laboratories. The position is located in Frederick, Maryland.

Foreign nationals (OPT, H1B, permanent residents) and U.S. citizens are welcome to apply.

To apply, please submit CV or direct any questions to careers@bioanalysis.org.

HJF administers innovative medical research, supports education and training, and facilitates collaborations between the military and private medical communities. We provide comprehensive management and scientific services for more than 1,000 basic, clinical and applied research projects conducted around the globe. We also support continuing medical education programs for more than 160 military medical research and treatment facilities, and military medical organizations. AA/EEO

For a comprehensive list of our benefits, please visit: http://www.hjf.org/careers/benefits.html





Posted 03/14/11

Lecturer in Applied Mathematics
Durham University, UK

Durham University, UK
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Lecturer in Applied Mathematics
Salary: 29972 GBP - 39107 GBP

Closing Date: 26 April 2011

The successful candidate will have an excellent research record in an area of Applied Mathematics other than theoretical particle physics or general relativity. Preference may be given to candidates with research interests which mesh with existing ones in the department: continuum mechanics, computational applied mathematics, partial differential equations, mathematical biology/medicine, applied dynamical systems. Applications from holders of personal fellowships would be welcome. For appointment at Grade 8 candidates will need to provide evidence of relevant teaching experience at University level and a significant record of publications at international level.

For the job description and further particulars see:
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ACJ198/lecturer-in-applied-mathematics

For informal enquiries contact Professor Brian Straughan at brian.straughan@durham.ac.uk



Posted 03/10/11

Biocomputing Science Fellow Appointment
Department of Homeland Security

Research Participation Program
Department of Homeland Security
Plum Island Animal Disease Research Center
Orient Point, New York
Biocomputing Science Fellow Appointment

Description:
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate, Agriculture Security Program, is immediately seeking a highly motivated and energetic biocomputing science fellow to join the Foreign Animal Disease Biological Countermeasure Development Team at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC). This position is available immediately and is funded for 1 year, with the opportunity of renewal for up to 3 years.

As part of a dedicated team, the incumbent will learn, develop and execute skill sets for the real-time management of BSL-3 laboratory and BSL-3 Agricultural vivarium activities. In this role the incumbent will use computer software tools for database creation, data management, data warehousing and data mining for application to large animal hospital, select agent, and research laboratory inventory management systems. The incumbent will also use software and develop and implement effective and efficient approaches for protecting the security of scientific data.

PIADC is the only U.S. laboratory facility performing research, development and diagnosis of foreign animal diseases of highest threat to the U.S. This critical national asset is located off the northeast coast of Long Island, NY, and accessible by government-provided ferry from Orient Point, NY, and Old Saybrook, CT. Research at PIADC is performed on animal diseases that threaten the nation's animal industries and exports. One of the missions of PIADC is to develop technologies to help mitigate the risks of catastrophic economic losses caused by foreign animal disease (FAD) agents accidentally or deliberately introduced into the United States.

Qualifications:
Candidates should possess a strong multidisciplinary background in biology and computer sciences in order to liaise with research biologists and IT specialists. Individuals with a bachelor’s degree in computer sciences or biological sciences with a strong interest or background in computer system support to a scientific program are encouraged to apply. This is an excellent educational opportunity to become familiar with DHS Agrodefense programs for future career progression.

U.S. citizenship is required. The program is open to all qualified individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran.

Application:
Information about the application process and application forms are available on our web site http://www.orau.gov/piadc/.

For More Information:
For more information about the PIADC Research Participation Program, please refer to http://www.orau.gov/piadc/. The PIADC Research Participation Program is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).

For additional information, please contact Patti Obenour at Patti.Obenour@orau.org or (865)574-1447.





Posted 03/09/11

Computational Post Doc
Columbia University

The Columbia University Medical Center has a Postdoctoral Research Opportunity in Epigenomics. For more information click here.





Posted 03/01/11

Faculty Positions
University of Sussex

Applications are invited for up to three positions on the level of lecturer, senior lecturer or professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Sussex.

Candidates should have research interests related to one or more of the current research activities of the Department, which is organised into the three areas: analysis and PDEs, including financial mathematics; mathematics applied to biology; numerical analysis and scientific computing. Candidates will be expected to make a significant contribution to research in the Department involving research publications, research funding and supervising postgraduate students, and to undertake an appropriate teaching and administrative load.

Deadline for applications: 21st of March.

For details see http://www.sussex.ac.uk/jobs or contact e.n.burman@sussex.ac.uk.





Posted 03/01/11

Postdoc Position in HPC
Penn State

The Scalable Computing Laboratory in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Penn State invites outstanding candidates to apply for a postdoctoral position in high performance computing. The successful candidate will conduct research on topics related to: (i) the design of scalable algorithms for sparse matrix and graph computations and for the mining of sparse high dimensional data sets, and (ii) energy-aware supercomputing including performance and power scalability of heterogeneous systems in Petascale regimes and beyond.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Computational Sciences or Computer Science and Engineering or a related discipline with a background in scientific computation and parallel programming experience using MPI and OpenMP. The candidate should demonstrate a strong research record and outstanding research potential.

Interested candidates should contact Professor Padma Raghavan at raghavan@cse.psu.edu (see web page at http://www.cse.psu.edu/~raghavan). Please submit a curriculum vitae, research statement (including previous research experience and career goals) and the names and contact information of three references. The position is for two years, subject to suitable performance with a start date of May 1, 2011. The salary range for this position will be commensurate with qualifications. In addition, the successful candidate will be part of a vibrant community of graduate students and faculty with interests in high performance computing and computational science and engineering.





Posted 03/01/11

Comp Middleware Engineer/Scientist
South Carolina

A "Research Associate" Scientific Middleware Engineer is sought to directly engage scientific and engineering faculty researchers to provide parallel processing system development, software and hardware support for High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters, develop operational and strategic plans and procedures, oversee infrastructure upgrades and acquisitions, and supervise system administration. A candidate must have advanced knowledge of research computing, cyberinfrastructure systems and issues, along with detailed knowledge of computational algorithm development and scientific programming. The middleware engineer will participate in scientific computing projects as a senior participant or a co-Prinicipal Investigator as needed and may be required to lecture or teach in areas of expertise. This is a limited term, renewable appointment. Master's degree is required and a terminal degree is preferred. Candidates should arrange for 3 letters of recommendation sent directly to CCR.sc.edu@gmail.com. The position is expected to be filled by April 15, 2011. For any questions or problems in submitting applications, please write to the above email address.

The University of South Carolina requires all applicants to submit an electronic application for employment. Interested individuals can complete an online application at http://uscjobs.sc.edu, then selecting "Search Positions" on the left navigation pane, and entering "003094" in the Requisition field. USC is an AA/EOE.





Posted 03/01/11

Open Position in Physics Group
Philips CT

CT Physics - Research Scientist
Job ID: 73850
Location: US-OH-Cleveland
Type of Function: Full-Time Regular

Apply at: http://tinyurl.com/PhilipsJob

Organization Description:
We simplify healthcare by focusing on the people in the care cycle - patients and care providers. Through combining human insights and clinical expertise, we aim to improve patient outcomes while lowering the burden on the healthcare system. Philips delivers advanced solutions for both health professionals, to meet the needs of patients, and empowered consumers for affordable healthcare whether in hospital or at home.

Some product highlights: 256-slice Brilliance iCT scanner, Integrated cath lab, Avalon FM 20 & FM 30 fetal monitors, Ambient Experience MR and CT systems, Philips Lifeline's personal emergency alert service.

Global CT Physics:
The primary responsibilities of CT Physics group include system level physics support through design and delivery of algorithmic solutions for calibrations and image reconstruction, top level responsibility for image quality, algorithms and acquisition strategies for dose optimization, and development of diagnostic and simulation tools to support research and development activities.

Your Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to influence all aspects of CT system research and development and to specialize in an area to provide leadership in innovation and quality. Specific roles include
- Invention and implementation of CT reconstruction algorithms
- Development of novel calibrations and corrections
- New system definition
- Image quality optimization and metrics
- Development of dose reduction algorithms and acquisition strategies
- Data acquisition optimization
- System performance assessment
- Radiation dose modeling
- Clinical protocol definition
- System troubleshooting and investigations of clinical needs

Model system characteristics using simulation and modeling tools to support development of new features and capabilities in CT scanners.

Provide detailed specification documents, designs, and/or prototype software to hardware and software engineering groups for nominal product implementation with a focus on optimal image quality, competitive performance, and dose utilization. Provide consultation to software implementation team in product development and transfer to production. Consultation support to production and customer support teams as needed.

Develop and maintain an extensive R&D framework with a wide variety of modeling, simulation and diagnostic tools to support algorithmic research and image/data analysis during product development.

Investigation of image quality issues encountered by customers in a clinical setting.

Your Profile:
- M.S., Ph.D. or post-postdoctoral fellowship in physics, mathematics, electrical or biomedical engineering, or related field.
- Strong system level thinking with evidence of ability to design and execute detailed system experiments, analyze results and generate clear documentation of experimental results.
- Proven history of innovation including patents and/or publications is a plus.
- Experience in medical imaging research environment (academia or industry, with preference for CT) is preferred.
- Knowledge/working experience in tomographic reconstruction, x-ray physics, or x-ray tube design is preferred
- Proficiency with image/signal processing and algorithm development using modeling and simulation tools.
- Excellent communication skills: Ability to communicate well with internal and external customers, global team members, and international organizations.





Posted 02/28/11

Senior Biomedical Research Group Leader/Assistant Epidemiology
The University Children's Hospital Basel (UKBB)

The University Children's Hospital Basel (UKBB) is an independent, university Centre for Children and Youth Medicine and also for the university teaching and research. You can find us in the new UKBB building at Spitalstrasse 33 in Basel. For the most modern built children's hospital of Switzerland we are looking for a new Research Team in Paediatric Pulmonology under supervision of Prof. Urs Frey, MD, PhD, Chairman of Paediatrics, University Children's Hospital Basel (UKBB), Switzerland

Senior Biomedical Engineering Research Group Leader:
Interested in the non-linear time series analysis of physiological signals and clinical data in the field of Neonatology, Paediatric Pulmonology and cardiology. Applicants should have a knowledge or interest in mathematical methods dealing with fractal and chaos theory of biological systems and methods dealing with networks and complexity. Apart from development of methods of nonlinear analysis, the position would involve the supervision of the Paediatric Lung Function and Biomedical Engineering research lab, acquiring grants and supervising students. Some experience in group leadership desired Proficiency in communicating in English necessary.

Assistant (MD/PhD) Epidemiology:
The research group will be complemented by a MD or PhD in epidemiology, working closely with the bioengineering group and focusing on aspects of clinical epidemiology. Applicants should have knowledge in the basic techniques of clinical epidemiology and an interest in multi-level modelling and cluster-type analysis. Some experience in writing publications in English desired.

For further information please contact Anita Herzog: anita.herzog@ukbb.ch, ph +41 61 704 19 00.

Applications should be sent to:
Prof. Urs Frey, MD, PhD, Chairman of Paediatrics, University Children's Hospital Basel (UKBB), PO Box, CH-4005 Basel, Switzerland.





Posted 02/28/11

Research Scientist
Johnson & Johnson

I have an open informatics position at J&J. It's a great opportunity for an informatician to work alongside scientist and impact pipeline decisions in the Immunology Therapeutic Area. Search for Research Scientist (2902110210) at http://careers.jnj.com. I've included the job description below.

RESEARCH SCIENTIST-2902110210

Description:
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research& Development L.L.C., a member of Johnson and Johnson's family of companies, is recruiting for a Research Scientist for Molecular Profiling, located in Radnor, PA.

Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C. develops treatments that improve the health and lifestyles of people worldwide. Research and development areas encompass novel targets in neurologic disorders, gastroenterology, oncology, infectious disease, diabetes, hematology, metabolic disorders, immunologic disorders, and reproductive medicine.

This position is with the In Silico Immunology team and requires a highly motivated and skilled Research Scientist to assist in the development of innovative therapies for immune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, asthma, COPD and inflammatory bowel disease.

This position requires the Research Scientist to accelerate time to market of differentiated medicines for immunology through the use of informatics in driving innovation and enabling effective decision making. The successful candidate will work alongside scientists in discovery, biomarkers and clinical to design experiments, analyze and interpret data, and effectively communicate results. Data analysis will focus on determining the efficacy and safety of compounds, impacting dose decisions, selecting novel indication for targets and compounds, the biological interpretation of results, and the identification of prediction biomarker for patient stratification. The successful candidate will represent the department on cross-functional disease focused teams.

They will be encouraged to publish and to develop and maintain a strong professional network within the internal and external scientific communities.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have at a minimum a Masters degree in Immunology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Epidemiology, Statistics, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics or related field with 5 years of academic and/or industry experience OR a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Immunology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Epidemiology, Statistics, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics or related field. The ability to apply data mining, machine learning, and emergent algorithms to pre-clinical, clinical and health outcomes data is required. Experience in network analysis and/or modeling biological pathways is required. Experience in handling exploratory data such as microarrays is required, protein arrays, ELISA, MS or NGS is highly desired. Proficiency in software such as SAS, S-PLUS, R, Omicsoft, Cytoscape is desired. A strong publication track record is desired. The ability to build effective and trusted partnerships with internal and external scientists is essential. This position is located in Radnor, PA.





Posted 02/28/11

Postdocs in Environmental Decision-making
CEED

Post-doctoral research fellowships will be available within the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED). Each university will advertise these positions early in 2011. Positions will be for three years in most cases. Salaries will be>$65,000 p.a. and offer 17% superannuation. We encourage possible applicants to send their CV to Karen Gillow (k.gillow@uq.edu.au) and identify the node(s) where they would be interested in being based and their research interests. We will ensure that these people will be notified when the positions are advertised.

Web site: www.ceed.edu.au

Research contacts: Professor Hugh Possingham (Director), h.possingham@uq.edu.au, Dr Michael McCarthy (Deputy Director), mamcca@unimelb.edu.au, Admin contact: Ms Karen Gillow (Centre Manager - Acting), k.gillow@uq.edu.au.

CEED: Despite facing the sixth global mass extinction of species, most conservation management is unevaluated and inefficient. CEED will provide international research leadership in tackling the complex problems of environmental management and monitoring in an uncertain world. Working through six Australian and six international organisations, the Centre will forge new approaches and tools from ecology, mathematics, statistics, economics and the social sciences. It will lead the world in developing and delivering predictive models and decision-making approaches to improve outcomes in conservation management, habitat restoration, spatial planning and threat adaptation under a changing climate. Research topics of Centre Fellows will be determined based on the interests and expertise of the post-doctoral fellow and the research agenda of CEED. Centre Fellows within CEED are expected to collaborate across multiple research nodes. Funding is available to support travel between nodes.





Posted 02/28/11

Summer Intership
University of Limerick

MACSI within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Limerick are pleased to announce the Summer Internship Scheme for 2011. http://www.macsi.ul.ie/

The Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI) at UL is offering internships to carry out short research projects in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for a period of up to 10 weeks during the summer vacation. The bursaries are for mathematicians who are undergraduates in their middle years and those between their undergraduate degree and a Masters course, and provide an excellent opportunity to gain first hand research experience and find out whether you might be suited to a research career.

Application process:
Applicants should send a CV and covering letter detailing the reason why they are applying for an internship at MACSI to macsi@ul.ie. The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Friday 6th May 2011. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of May. Projects will normally be undertaken during the months of June, July and August.

To apply you must be: 1. Registered at a recognised higher education institution
2. A mathematician in the middle years of an undergraduate degree, or between an undergraduate degree and a Masters degree
3. Able to commit to undertaking a research project over the summer vacation and be based in Limerick throughout its duration.

Scheme details:
Each internship provides a bursary of ?350 per week for the duration of the project. Interns will be given desk and computing access in MACSI and will receive assistance in finding accommodation. For non-EU students, offers will be conditional on you obtaining an appropriate visa for entry into Ireland.

More information about MACSI can be found at http://www.macsi.ul.ie/

Possible project topics and supervisors:
Industrial Mathematics (Dr William Lee)
Complex Networks Dynamics (Prof James Gleeson)
Mathematical Biology (Dr Andrei.Korobeinikov)
Financial Mathematics (Dr Eugene Gath)

In addition to considering the projects described above, students should feel free to think about their own projects that fit in with MACSI's research areas (see http://www.macsi.ul.ie/), and are encouraged to contact macsi@ul.ie (in advance of the deadline) to discuss their ideas.





Posted 02/24/10

Postdoctoral Fellow Positions
University of Hawaii Cancer Center

University of Hawaii Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, is seeking applications for postdoctoral fellowships in Nutrition & Behavioral Cancer Prevention in a Multiethnic Population. The training program is supported by the NIH/NCI under the R25T mechanism. Trainees will experience the interdisciplinary nature of the nutritional and behavioral epidemiology of cancer through individually tailored educational and research experiences. Fields of research include genetic epidemiology, diet, physical activity, hormones and cancer, and biostatistics. UH Cancer Center offers several unique resources including three prospective cohorts, consortia, a nutritional database designed for multiethnic populations, and a tumor registry.

We are particularly interested in recruiting trainees who are members of ethnic/racial groups underrepresented as cancer researchers, defined by the National Institutes of Health as American Indians or Alaska Natives, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders. Given our location, our program offers excellent opportunities for research addressing Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.

Trainees are awarded a yearly stipend, medical insurance, and a research/educational allowance. Applicants should have a recent doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, DrPH, MD/MPH) in Epidemiology, Nutrition, Biostatistics, Behavioral Sciences, Biostatistics, or related disciplines. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required.

How to Apply: A 2 to 3-year commitment is expected. Interested applicants should submit a single PDF file containing an application form downloaded from http://www.uhcancercenter.org/postdoc.htm, Curriculum Vitae, 2-page statement of research interests and career goals, copies of all college and graduate school transcripts, and the names and contact information for three references by May 1, 2011, via email with the subject line "APPLICATION FOR POSTDOCTORAL POSITION" to: Ms. Karin Koga, kkoga@crch.hawaii.edu.





Posted 02/21/11

2 Lectureships in Mathematical Biology
University of Dundee

he Division of Mathematics, University of Dundee, seeks to appoint two outstanding candidates to lectureship positions in Mathematical Biology. The Division has a long-standing history of research excellence in the area of Mathematical Biology, which it seeks to develop further through these appointments. The successful candidates will take their places in a dynamic, interdisciplinary environment following substantial University investment in this area, which has recently seen the addition of a new Chair in Computational Systems Biology and a lecturer in Mathematical Biology.

It is intended that the lecturers will be involved in the running of the new MSc degree in Mathematical Biology, which commenced in September 2010. There is also an expected commitment to interact with colleagues in the Colleges of Life Sciences and Medicine (Ninewells Hospital) and the Scottish Crop Research Institute, and develop interdisciplinary collaborative research projects in the areas of mathematical/computational biology and theoretical ecology.

The successful candidates should therefore have a PhD in Mathematics (or cognate discipline), and have either an outstanding research record in Mathematical Biology, or display a clear potential to work at the highest level within the field. They must also demonstrate enthusiasm for genuinely inter-disciplinary research.

This scheduled start date for the posts will be 1 September 2011 or earlier by agreement.

The positions will also be advertised at http://jobs.ac.uk

Formal applications must be made via the University Human Resources website:
http://www.dundee.ac.uk/hr/uodrecruitment/jobvacancies/

Reference Number: ASE0038
Grade: Grade 7/8 LECTURER (32,620 - 43,840 pounds)
Closing Date: 23 February 2011

Informal approaches regarding the positions may be made to:

Prof. Mark Chaplain, FRSE
Head of Division
Division of Mathematics
University of Dundee
Dundee DD1 4HN
Scotland
email: chaplain@maths.dundee.ac.uk
tel: 01382 385369
fax: 01382 385516





Posted 02/21/11

Postdoctoral Position in Computational Genetics and Systems Biology
The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME

The Carter Lab at The Jackson Laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in computational genetics and systems biology. Our group (http://research.jax.org/faculty/greg_carter.html) is developing novel computational methods to understand complex genetic architecture in mouse models of disease. Current research involves the inference and testing of genetic models, the integration of diverse data types, and exploring how biological information is encoded in genetic networks. We are seeking a postdoctoral associate to join our efforts in computational genetics.

The Jackson Laboratory (http://www.jax.org) in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA, offers a unique research and training environment characterized by scientific collaboration, unparalleled mouse resources, and outstanding core services within a spectacular setting adjacent to Acadia National Park. The Jackson Laboratory?s postdoctoral program ranks among the nation's top - voted #2 in a poll of postdocs conducted by The Scientist (2009).

Applicants should have a PhD (or equivalent degree) in quantitative biology or another quantitative discipline such as computer science, physics, or applied mathematics. Applicants must have a strong commitment to solving biological problems. Successful applicants must have good communication skills. Experience with scientific programming languages including R, C/C++, Ruby, Perl, or Java is recommended. Laboratory experience is desired but not required.

To apply, please submit a current CV, a statement of research interests, and the names of three referees online at http://www.jax.org/careers, Job ID 2452, or via email to Greg.Carter@jax.org.





Posted 02/21/11

Associate Senior Lecturer in Complex Systems
Icelab

IceLab (Integrated Science Laboratory) seeks to constitute a hub of interdisciplinary, theoretical science at Umea University that gathersresearchers looking for new ways of modelling and analyzing systemswithin a broad spectrum, including life- and social sciences. The employment is intended to be a career step for a young talented scientist. The purpose of the present employment is to strengthen IceLab's competence within the area of complex biological systems. The duration of the position is four years of research, and can be expanded to five years with 20% of teaching. It will be based at one of the above departments. At the end of the employment period, an associate senior lecturer owns the right to be examined for a permanent position as senior lecturer at Umea University. The assessment criteria for such an examination are described in the corresponding job profile.

The applicant should have a PhD or corresponding, in the first place not older than five years, with focus on theoretical modelling of well-defined research problems within natural sciences. Documented experience of real interdisciplinary collaborations is highly qualifying, as well as experience of interdisciplinary international post-doctoral studies.

For further information on the position and instructions on how to apply, see http://www8.umu.se/umu/aktuellt/arkiv/lediga_tjanster/312-100-11_sv_eng.html

Your complete application, marked with reference number 312-100-11, should be sent to jobb@umu.se (state the reference number as subject) or to the Registrar, Umea University, SE-901 87 Uea, Sweden to arrive March 10, 2011 at the latest.





Posted 02/21/11

Tenure track: Global Change and Ecosystem Center
University of Utah

The Global Change and Ecosystem Center at the University of Utah seeks applications for an Associate Professor tenure-track position. Tenure, teaching assignments, and laboratory facilities for the candidate selected will be in one of four departments (Atmospheric Sciences, Biology, Geology & Geophysics, or Mathematics), depending on the qualifications of the individual. We seek an interactive colleague with an established research program that is relevant to environmental science issues in natural or urban systems, or regional landscapes, and who is interested in participating in multidisciplinary research in addition to their own established research program.

Preference will be given to a candidate who can also take advantage of existing campus-wide analytical facilities, such as Utah?s Stable Isotope Ratio Facility for Environmental Research. Information about the center is available at http://environment.utah.edu and questions about this position may be directed to Dr. Jim Ehleringer at jim.ehleringer@utah.edu.

We welcome applications from minorities and women.

Applications, including an application letter, statements of both research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, copies of three relevant publications, and at least three letters of reference, sent directly from the referees, should be sent electronically to: GCEC_search@utah.edu. The review of applications will begin on February 15, 2011 and will be accepted until March 15, 2011.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented student. The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information:
http://www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-106.html.





Posted 02/21/11

Postdoc and permanent positions
Biological Computation, Microsoft Research

Research Opportunities in Biological Computation

Microsoft Research, Cambridge, England (1st February 2011)

The Biological Computation Group at Microsoft Research is seeking to hire outstanding scientists to conduct research into uncovering fundamental principles of biological information processing. The overall aim of the group is to transform our understanding of how biological systems compute.

The group is studying biological systems across multiple scales and scientific domains, ranging from DNA computing and synthetic biology, through to developmental biology and immunology, tackling fundamental scientific questions in each domain. Current projects include designing molecular circuits made of DNA, and programming single cells that cooperate to perform complex functions over time and space. We also aim to understand the computation performed by cells during organ development, and how the adaptive immune system detects viruses and cancers in the human body, focusing on mechanism and function. We are tackling these questions through the development of computational models and domain-specific computational tools, in close collaboration with leading scientific research groups. The tools we develop are being integrated into a common software environment, which supports simulation and analysis across multiple scales and domains. Further information about the group is available at http://research.microsoft.com/biology, including links to our software tools, which are freely available for use by the scientific community.

We are seeking to hire outstanding scientists to undertake research in one or more of the following areas: fundamentals of biological computation, immunology, developmental biology, synthetic biology, DNA computing and neuroscience. Candidates should have a strong research background in one of these areas, or a background in computer science, engineering, maths or physics and have applied their work in biological modelling. Candidates with an experimental background should be able to demonstrate strong computational or mathematical expertise.

Candidates will be expected to develop collaborations with leading research groups, particularly experimentalists, and to publish their research in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals. However, the primary expectation is more ambitious: to make important contributions that enable fundamental progress in biological science.

The Biological Computation Group is part of Microsoft?s Computational Science Laboratory, which is well-resourced and also includes a Computational Ecology group together with expertise in software development. This is an exciting opportunity to join a young, dynamic team with excellent opportunities for growth in the future, including plans for state-of-the art wet lab facilities.

Postdoctoral positions are available for between two and three years, while permanent research positions are also available for more senior candidates. To apply, please complete the online application at https://research.microsoft.com/apps/tools/jobs/fulltime.aspx, preferably before February 28th. Any pre-application enquiries should be sent to Andrew Phillips (firstname.lastname@microsoft.com) with subject ?Hiring?. Applications will be considered on receipt, and suitable candidates will be interviewed on an ongoing basis.





Posted 02/21/11

Postdoc: Epithelial Cell Physiology
NIH

A postdoctoral position is available in the Epithelial Systems Biology Laboratory (Mark Knepper, PI) at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD (starting July or September, 2011). Applicants should have either a Ph.D. or M.D. degree earned in 2006 or later, and experience investigating signaling and/or transport processes in epithelial cells using modern cell biological techniques. The successful applicant will be a member of a multidisciplinary team of physiologists, cell biologists, bioengineers and computational biologists studying cellular pathways involved in the action of the peptide hormone, vasopressin, to regulate aquaporin-2 in the renal collecting duct. Experience in basic molecular biology and computational methods is highly desirable. For a synopsis of see: https://intramural.nhlbi.nih.gov/labs/LKEM_G/LKEM/Pages/ResearchInfo.aspx

Appointment and salary are dependent on experience. Applicants should submit (in a single PDF file to Mark Knepper, M.D., Ph.D., via e-mail: knepperm@nhlbi.nih.gov) a brief letter of interest summarizing qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three individuals willing to provide letters of reference. Optionally, the applicant can apply through this Web site by clicking below.

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, but no later than April 15, 2011.

DHHS/NIH/NHLBI are equal opportunity employers.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.





Posted 02/21/11

Postdoc: Coarse graining biological networks
Case Western

A theoretical ecologist, a mathematician, and a protein biophysicist seek a postdoctoral scholar to explore methods of coarse graining naturally occurring biological networks that preserve dynamics of random processes on the network. We are particularly interested in analysis techniques exploiting spectral structures of related linear operators (such as the adjacency matrix and the graph Laplacian). Examples of such methods include spectral coarse graining (Gfeller & Los Rios, Phys. Rev. Lett. 2007) and communicability (Estrada & Higham, SIAM Review 2010). Sample networks for analysis will be drawn from a variety of biological settings, including ecological food webs, amino acid residue contact networks, signal transduction network, and other networks supporting a Markov chain description of dynamics related to the network's biological function. Funding is available for two years beginning July 1, 2011, with the possibility of extending to a third year. The successful candidate will have a strong interest in theoretical biology and the application of mathematical ideas to biological problems. A foundation in graph theory, spectral analysis (linear algebra), or Markov processes, while not necessary, would be welcomed. The postdoctoral fellow will be jointly mentored by Prof. Robin Snyder (Biology), Prof. Peter Thomas (Mathematics) and Prof. Patrick Wintrode (Physiology and Biophysics), and will have the option of selecting any of these departments as their primary affiliation in the University. Application materials, including a cover letter, a statement of research interests, unofficial graduate transcript, curriculum vitae and names and contact information of three references, should be uploaded to https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/2729 or mailed to Department of Biology, Case Western Reserve University, DeGrace Hall 205, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7080, attention Prof. R. Snyder. Applications should be submitted by March 21, 2011 for full consideration, however applications will be considered until the position is filled.





Posted 02/21/11

Postdoc: Population biology of fungicide resistance
Institute of Integrative Biology, ETH Zurich

A postdoc position is available in the Theoretical Biology Group of Sebastian Bonhoeffer at the Institute of Integrative Biology, ETH Zurich. The main research area of the group is the population biology and genetics of infectious diseases. With the advertised position we are planning to expand our research to mathematical models of the evolution of fungicide resistance in plant pathogens. The ideal candidate has both strong quantitative skills (mathematics, programming, statistics) as well as background in the relevant areas of biology (population biology, infectious diseases, resistance, epidemiology).

In the Theoretical Biology Group postdocs can develop their research with a high degree of independence. The group provides a stimulating environment with a broad range of expertises and ample opportunities for collaboration. For more information on research and current members of the Theoretical Biology Group see http://www.tb.ethz.ch. The group has strong links with several experimental groups (Experimental Ecology: Paul Schmid-Hempel; Molecular microbial ecology: Martin Ackermann). Moreover a close collaboration with the Bruce McDonald's plant pathology group is foreseen.

The ideal starting date is May/June 2011. Salary is approximately 80,000 Swiss Franks per year. Zurich is a great place to live and to do research. It is the home of two big universities (the University of Zurich and the ETH), and is an attractive city in beautiful surroundings with a multinational population and many educational and recreational opportunities.

To apply send a letter describing your interest in this position, a CV and the names and contact addresses of two referees by email to sebastian.bonhoeffer@env.ethz.ch. To enable automatic e-mail filtering please mention "PPP-Application" as the subject of the mail. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2011.





Posted 02/21/11

Postdoc: Modelling development of retinotopic maps
Cambridge

A postdoctoral position is being offered under a joint computational/experimental Wellcome Trust Programme Grant awarded to Dr Stephen Eglen (Cambridge) in collaboration with Professor David Willshaw (Edinburgh) and Professors Ian Thompson and Uwe Drescher (Kings College London). The aim of the grant is to evaluate the relative contributions of electrical activity and molecular guidance cues in the development of ordered nerve connections in the vertebrate visual system. For further details, visit http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/eglen/

The Research Associate will be based at Cambridge and will develop computational models for the formation of retinocollicular connections, comparing the roles of molecular gradients and spontaneous neural activity. These models will help generate hypotheses that can be tested by the experimental partners. The candidate will also be expected to quantify and analyse relevant experimental data. The job will involve travel to project partners and attendance at workshops and conferences.

The ideal candidate will have a first degree in the mathematical, physical or engineering sciences, and a PhD in Computational Neuroscience or a closely related discipline. He/She will have an interest in developmental neuroscience and experience in interacting with colleagues across disciplines. Experience in developing computational models in C/Matlab/R is highly advantageous. Good communication skills are also essential, both for working with the project team and publication of results.

The start date for this position is expected to be Spring 2011. The post will be for three years.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Stephen Eglen (S.J.Eglen@damtp.cam.ac.uk). Applications should include a CV, a statement of research and a completed form CHRIS 6 (downloadable from http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/chris6/). Applications should be sent to Ms Danielle Stretch, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge CB3 0WA. E-mail: D.Stretch@damtp.cam.ac.uk. E-mail is preferred. Please also arrange for two referees to send reference letters directly to Ms Stretch by the closing date.

Vacancy Reference No: LE07800
Salary: 27,319-35,646 pounds.
Closing date: 9 March 2011.





Posted 02/21/11

Postdoc: Bioinformatics
Institut Pasteur, Paris, FRANCE

Post-doctoral position in bioinformatics at the Institut Pasteur, Paris, FRANCE

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) analysis for the study of host-viral interaction in dengue infection.

The objective is to develop bioinformatics analysis strategies for NGS data, in the framework of a program to study the outcome of dengue infection in relation to both viral and host factors and their interaction. This innovative project involves deep sequencing for determining viral quasi-species and host whole genome expression in many asymptomatic and symptomatic individuals.

Institut Pasteur is a leading institute both in the study of infectious diseases and in genomics. A multidisciplinary grouping of laboratories, including specialists in virus analysis (Viral Populations and Pathogenesis -- M. Vignuzzi), human genetics (Molecular Viral Pathogenesis -- A. Sakuntabhai), bioinformatics (Genomic Integration and Analysis -- I. Moszer), statistics, and NGS technologies (Transcriptome and Epigenome -- J.-Y. Coppee) provides a perfectly suited work environment to the project.

The successful applicant will be involved in the development and use of novel methods and tools for handling, analyzing and interpreting NGS data in the context of this program.

The candidate should have a background in genomics and computing science (PhD degree), including programming capabilities (Java, Python, Perl), relational database expertise (SQL) and skills in bioinformatics methods. Previous experience with large-scale sequence analysis is highly desirable. Knowledge of statistics, viral diversity, or human genetics would be a plus.

Duration: 2 years, available immediately.

Salary: depending on qualifications.

Application (detailed CV, cover letter, references):
Dr. Ivan Moszer - ivan.moszer@pasteur.fr Integration et Analyse Genomiques http://genopole.pasteur.fr/PF4 Institut Pasteur, Paris, FRANCE

Applications will be accepted until February 25, 2011.





Posted 02/21/11

PhD and Postdoc: Principles of Genetic Evolution
NZIAS

Two Marsden-funded posts (one postdoctoral fellowship and one postgraduate studentship) are available in Paul Rainey's lab at the New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study (Auckland, NZ) and provide opportunity for outstanding individuals to contribute toward a long-term research programme aimed at elucidating the principles of genetic evolution.

Building an Extended Evolutionary Synthesis involves incorporation of development into the Modern Synthesis. This requires knowledge of the factors that affect the translation of mutation into phenotypic variation. Central to the translation process is the complex network of functional and regulatory connectivities that define the genotype-to-phenotype map. Theory predicts that this network of genetic interactions - the totality of development - constrains and channels evolution; restricts the pathways it takes and - by imposing limits to phenotype space - defines the rules by which it operates.

Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, the postdoctoral fellow will take advantage of a well-established and uniquely powerful experimental system to test the hypothesis that evolution proceeds via 'pathways of least resistance', that is, via those pathways that have the greatest capacity to translate mutation into phenotypic variation (see McDonald et al 2009 Genetics). The project is lab-based and will be heavily reliant on the tools of analytical genetics; next generation sequencing will be used to obtain direct measures of the rate at which mutation is translated into phenotypic variation. The successful candidate will be a dedicated, career-minded individual with a passion for science. S/he will have experience in bacterial genetics, the analysis of phenotypes and interest in evolution.

The postgraduate student will work in close association with Dr Eric Libby and will be responsible for development of mathematical models that describe genetic evolution. Informed by experimental insight, the student will develop Bayesian approaches leading to general predictive models. The successful candidate will be mathematically literate and will have a strong interest in evolution and/or development.

Both posts are of three years duration and are available immediately. A letter of interest/statement of purpose, CV and the names of three referees should be sent to Vesna Davidovich-Alexander (v.davidovic-alexander@massey.ac.nz). Inquiries can be directed to Eric Libby () or Paul Rainey.





Posted 02/21/11

Research Jobs - December Update
NIH

Newly Advertised Biostatistician for Gulf Oil Spill Study Biostatistics Branch, NIEHS (deadline: March 1*)

The Biostatistics Branch is seeking a Staff Scientist with a strong background in biostatistics and a lively interest in methods and epidemiologic applications to participate in team-oriented research on a large prospective study of clean-up workers exposed to petroleum products, chemicals and other environmental hazards following the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The position is ideal for a person with proven experience in applications to environmental epidemiology and interest in working collaboratively to assess potential human health effects of this recent environmental disaster. This project is directed by Dr. Dale Sandler, Principal Investigator and Chief of the Epidemiology Branch at the NIEHS. The NIEHS is part of NIH and is located in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina. The position offers opportunities for collaboration with other ongoing projects in biostatistics and epidemiology and will include time and support for carrying out investigator-initiated methodology research related to inference in epidemiologic studies.

Minimum qualifications include a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) with a strong background in biostatistics and documented interest in epidemiology. Familiarity with methods for exposure assessment and modeling in the context of longitudinal studies is desirable. Salary is commensurate with background. Staff scientist positions within the NIH system are equivalent to research assistant professor positions in academia. The initial appointment is from 1 to 5 years and may be renewed after 5 years depending upon performance and need.

For additional information concerning the position, contact the Biostatistics Branch Chief, Dr. Clarice Weinberg, at weinber2@niehs.nih.gov, or phone 919-541-4927. For information concerning biostatistics and epidemiology branch research projects and publications, see http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/atniehs/labs/bb/index.cfm or http://www.niehs.nih.gov/epi.

Applications from women and minorities are particularly encouraged. Applications will be reviewed after March 1, 2011, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply, submit a cover letter indicating your research interests and experience, a curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to: Ms. Emily Starnes (Vacancy Number DIR 11-02); Intramural Program Specialist; National Institutes of Health; National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; P.O. Box 12233, Mail drop A2-06; 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Room A252; Research Triangle Park, NC 27709; or e-mail: dir-appls@niehs.nih.gov. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers. We are dedicated to building a diverse community in our training and employment programs.


Statistician, Tenure or Tenure-Track
Radiation Epidemiology Branch, DCEG-NCI
(deadline: April 15)

The Radiation Epidemiology Branch (REB, http://dceg.cancer.gov/reb, Chief, Dr. Martha Linet), a component of NCI's intramural Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG), is recruiting a statistician to develop an independent research program focusing on development of statistical models that incorporate dose uncertainties, that provide cancer risk projections for low-dose exposures, that can be used to estimate radiation-induced lifetime risks, that quantify the effect of key modifiers on radiation-related cancer risks, or that provide mathematical formulations of biological models for radiation carcinogenesis.

Current REB research includes studies of late effects of radiological diagnostic examinations, radiotherapy, occupational exposures, or nuclear fallout from above-ground tests, military sources (Japanese atomic bomb survivors) or radiation accidents (Chernobyl). REB is also evaluating late health effects of new radiation technologies in medicine including the estimation of doses, extremely low-frequency and radio-frequency electromagnetic field exposures, and ultraviolet radiation. In addition, REB studies are examining gene-radiation interaction in studies of breast and thyroid cancer, etiologic and genetic studies (including genome-wide association studies) of brain tumors and thyroid cancer, and the development of various strategies for reconstructing historical radiation doses of medical radiation workers and populations exposed to environmental, military, and accidental sources of radiation exposure. Challenges for the statistician include modeling the excess relative and absolute risk as a function of dose, evaluating the modifying effects of dose-rate and type of radiation, addressing effects on risk estimates of uncertainties from complex dosimetry systems, developing appropriate analytic approaches for special study designs, identifying and describing gene-environment interaction, and developing strategies to identify true associations in genome-wide scans for disease-producing genetic variants. REB investigators are encouraged to collaborate with scientists in other parts of the DCEG, including members of the Biostatistics Branch and the Human Genetics Program.

Candidates must have a doctorate in biostatistics, statistics, mathematics or a related discipline (with additional post-doctoral experience in statistics). They must have at least two years of post-doctoral research experience and an established record of publications that demonstrates their ability to apply cutting edge, appropriate statistical models and analyze and interpret data from radiation epidemiology studies. They should also have knowledge of and demonstrated capacity to apply state-of-the-art statistical and epidemiologic methods in at least one of the following areas of research: risk assessment, measurement (dosimetry) errors, genetic susceptibility in relation to radiation carcinogenesis, or mechanisms of radiation carcinogenesis. Collaboration with epidemiologists, dosimetrists, health or medical physicists, radiologists, and laboratory investigators is central to the success of our research. Candidates must document the strong verbal and written communication skills that will be required to write effective research papers, present work at scientific meetings, and convey information clearly to staff, collaborators, consultants and contractors. Candidates must also be sufficiently experienced to function independently, both in the development of their own research efforts and in the mentoring and supervision of less experienced investigators. Appropriate office space and resources will be provided.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with research experience and accomplishments, and a full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health insurance, life insurance, and a thrift savings plan) is available. Candidates may be eligible for the NIH Loan Repayment Program (http://www.LRP.NIH.gov). This position is not restricted to U.S. citizens.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief summary of research interests, experience and future plans, copies of no more than 5 selected publications and three letters of reference to: Ms. Judy Schwadron; Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics; National Cancer Institute; 6120 Executive Blvd., Room EPS 8073; Rockville, MD 20852-7242; or e-mail: schwadrj@mail.nih.gov. The closing date of the advertisement is April 15, 2011. A completed package of your application is required in order to be considered for this position. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.


Systems Biology/Bioinformatics Staff Scientist
Neuro-Oncology Branch, NCI-NINDS
(deadline: open-ended)

The Neuro-Oncology Branch, a trans-institute program of the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health is seeking an outstanding candidate to work in the area of cancer genomics, bioinformatics and systems biology, particularly on computational modeling of signaling and gene networks in cancer cells. Ongoing projects include the integration of -omics and clinical data in the exploration of signaling and transcriptional networks that govern cell differentiation, proliferation and migration in primary brain tumors, cancer tumor stem cells and normal embryonic neural stem cells and the translation of those discoveries to patients through the highly integrated clinical brain tumor research program. Applicants should have a strong background in mathematical and computational modeling and be expected to carry out an interdisciplinary project with experimental groups.

The Staff Scientist candidate will take a lead role in the mentorship and scientific management of a team of bioinformatics research fellows. The following skills and qualifications are required: 1) PhD in computer science, mathematics, bioinformatics, or related fields, and at least 3 years of post-doctoral training in bioinformatics and/or systems biology; 2) experience in machine learning and network generation algorithms; 3) basic knowledge of cell/molecular biology; 4) experience in genome-wide genetic and gene expression data analysis.

Please send curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and two letters of reference to: Howard A. Fine, Chief; Neuro-Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute; MSC 8200, Room 225; 9030 Old Georgetown Road; Bethesda, MD 20892-8200 or to smithj9@mail.nih.gov. Candidates may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or nonresident aliens. DHHS, NIH, the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers that value and foster diversity throughout the entire organization.


Chief
Laboratory of Computational Medicine, NEI
(deadline: open-ended)

The NEI seeks to develop a new program in computational analysis that fully employs human genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, metabolomic, neurophysiological and clinical data sets to reconstruct biological networks characteristic of normal and disease states. The magnitude, diversity, rich information content, and hierarchical connectivity of these data sets require the utilization and development of novel quantitative tools. The goal is to understand human disease at a molecular level in order to develop mechanism-based therapeutic interventions.

We invite applications for head of a new laboratory of Computational Medicine within the NEI Intramural Research Program. This initiative seeks to integrate and translate knowledge from genetics and biology to a wide range of disease processes using systems, network, statistical and bioinformatics approaches.

Examples in ocular biology amenable to a systems approach would include neuro-immune interactions, gene regulatory networks during disease pathogenesis, protein interaction pathways, neuron-glial-vascular biological networks in the retina, neuronal networks in the CNS, and developmental conditions and disorders.

The research program has interest in developing novel computational methodologies for analyzing large genetic, biological, biomedical, neuronal, and functional data sets. Particular attention will be paid to genotype-phenotype correlations, gene-gene and gene-environment interactions. In parallel, we will actively seek to develop disease intermediate phenotypes that reflect the underlying biology and pathophysiology of disease.

Data sets from large clinical trials, genetic studies (including GWAS), expression profiling in normal and disease conditions, and from the eyeGENE human research repository for monogenic ophthalmic diseases will be developed to reconstruct and understand ocular biological networks that link genetic perturbations, small molecule interactions, and physiological processes, to predict normal and disease states.

The NEI/NIH provides an exceptional environment of dedicated scientists as well as a wide range of resources. We currently envision that this program will be located in the newly constructed Porter Neuroscience complex that houses a diverse set of investigators from many different Institutes. The successful candidate will be expected to recruit tenure-track faculty in areas that may include computational medicine or neuroscience, network biology, genetic or molecular epidemiology, cell and molecular biology, statistical genetics, bioinformatics, and biostatistics into the new Laboratory of Computational Medicine. Applicants should have a MD, MD/PhD or PhD and an outstanding record of accomplishments in genetics, epidemiology, neuroscience, cell and molecular biology, biostatistics, or a related quantitative discipline. Senior scientists would have the opportunity to maintain their participation in existing collaborative research in non-eye diseases if desired.

This position will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, bibliography, copies of their five most significant publications, a summary of research accomplishments, names of three references, and a detailed experimental plan for the development of this program. These materials should be sent to: The Office of the Scientific Director, National Eye Institute, Attention: Ms. Mica Gordon (gordonmi@nei.nih.gov), NIH Building 31, 31 Center Drive, Room 6A22, Bethesda, MD, 20892. The National Eye Institute does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Link to Fellowships, Staff Scientist and Tenured/Tenure-Track Research Positions:
http://www.training.nih.gov/
https://www.training.nih.gov/career_services/jobs

Link to NIH Jobs:
http://www.jobs.nih.gov/

Searchable database of all NIH intramural research projects:
http://intramural.nih.gov/search/index.tml

Clinical Training at NIH:
http://www.cc.nih.gov/training/index.html
http://www.cc.nih.gov/training/gme.html





Posted 02/21/11

Postdoc: mathematical ecology/evolution
University of Helsinki, Finland

The Biomathematics Group of the Department of Mathematics, University of Helsinki, Finland, is looking for a highly motivated candidate with background in mathematical modelling and prior work in mathematical ecology/evolution to join our group as a postdoc. PhD in mathematics or PhD in a related field with strong and demonstrated mathematical background is required. Applicants with their own research programme proposal are at an advantage.

The position is available within the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Analysis and Dynamics Research for 1 year, with possibe extension. The position is supervised by Prof. Mats Gyllenberg and one of the senior group members Stefan Geritz, Eva Kisdi, Yi Wang and Ping Yan. Salary and social benefits according to the standard Finnish University Salary System, 3100 - 3400 euros per month. The starting date is negotiable, starting within the first half of 2011 is possible and preferred.

Our research areas include structured population dynamics, adaptive dynamics, dynamical systems, and applications thereof. We offer an international research environment and wide-ranging possibilities to cooperate with experts in mathematical physics, geometric measure theory, operator theory, stochastic differential equations etc. in the Centre of Excellence in Analysis and Dynamics. For more information, see http://mathstat.helsinki.fi/research/biomath/ (Biomathematics Group), http://wiki.helsinki.fi/display/huippu/ (Centre of Excellence), and http://mathstat.helsinki.fi/english/ (Department of Mathematics); with specific queries, contact Eva Kisdi at eva.kisdi@helsinki.fi.

Applications including a CV, list of publications, a letter of motivation or research proposal, and two reference addresses are to be sent to eva.kisdi@helsinki.f with a cc to mats.gyllenberg@helsinki.fi. Please write "Application for postdoc position in biomathematics" in the subject line. Evaluation will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.





Posted 02/21/11

Postdoc: mathematical population biology
Imperial College London

In the laboratory of Dr Daniel Reuman, Imperial College London. Dr Reuman runs an interdisciplinary lab and welcomes applicants from mathematical/physical sciences backgrounds as well as from quantitative life sciences backgrounds. The positions will start in the Autumn, 2011. The application deadline is 25 March 2011. All positions are funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council for 3+ years.

Position 1: Postdoctoral researcher: Synchrony in metapopulations at multiple time scales: theory, experiments, and field data.

For further details please see:
http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/people/d.reuman





Posted 02/21/11

Postdoc: Decision Science
CEED

CEED is currently asking for Expressions of Interest for a number of post doctoral fellowships around Australia, starting in 2011 and 2012.

For full information please see our web site at http://ceed.edu.au/work-with-us/post-doctoral-fellowships - please complete the questionnaire there and submit your CV by email (link provided) if you are interested.





Posted 02/21/11

Postdoc Positions in Numerical Biophysics
CWI, Netherlands

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI; http://www.cwi.nl) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has two full time vacancies for a Postdoc position:

One position for a two year period on Computational Biology of Tumour Development. See: http://www.cwi.nl/jobs/postdoc-0

A three year position on Computational biomechanics of extracellular matrix materials and cell-matrix interactions during blood vessel growth. See: http://www.cwi.nl/jobs/postdoc

The openings are research positions within the field of computational biology.

The work will be embedded in the Biomodeling and Biosystems Analysis group of the Netherlands Consortium for Systems Biology (http://www.ncsb.nl) at the CWI in Amsterdam. As the "core modeling group" of the NCSB, the group carries out biomodeling research in collaboration with systems biology groups in partner institutes.

Requirements:

- The post-doc on Tumour Development modeling is required to have a completed PhD in computational biology or a related discipline. This is not a vacancy in bioinformatics: a background in modeling and simulation is required. The candidate is expected to have affinity with interdisciplinary applications, able to communicate with scientists in biology and bioinformatics, and have excellent programming skills.

- The postdoc on extracellular matrix materials modeling is required to have a completed PhD in computational science, numerical mathematics, or a related discipline. The candidate is expected to have affinity with interdisciplinary applications, able to communicate with scientists in (theoretical) biology and mathematics, have excellent programming skills and a background in computational (fluid) mechanics.

- Both candidates are expected to have a demonstrated record of excellent research, have strong organizational and guidance skills, be able to carry out his/her own research agenda, and to be able to collaborate with colleagues at CWI and other institutions. Candidates are required to have an excellent spoken and written command of English.

For general information about working at CWI, see our movies at:
http://www.cwi.nl/general/movies-about-cwi

Additional information can be obtained from dr. Roeland Merks, email Roeland.Merks@cwi.nl (NOT for sending applications), telephone +31(0)20 592 4117, website: http://www.cwi.nl/~merks

Application:
Please send your application before 31 March 2011 to: pd@cwi.nl. Applications should include a detailed CV, a motivation letter, and a list of publications.





Posted 02/21/11

Postdoc Position
University of Goettingen

In the Research Training Group RTG 1023 "Identification in Mathematical Models: Synergy of Stochastic and Numerical Methods" at the University of Goettingen, a two-year postdoctoral research position will be available from April 1, 2011.

The research program of the RTG 1023 includes statistical inverse problems in imaging and in biometrics, kernel based and robust identification methods and identification problems in partial differential equations. The topics cover a broad range connecting theoretical mathematical problems, application relevant problems from numerical analysis and statistics, and interdisciplinary projects in collaboration with researchers from other sciences. Further information on the research and teaching program and, in particular, on the participating research groups can be found on the RTG 1023 webpage http://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/105414.html

The University of Goettingen is aiming at increasing the portion of women among the young researchers.

Application should be sent before March 10th, 2011, to the spokesman of the program:
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Hohage
Institut fur Numerische und Angewandte Mathematik
Georg-August-Universitat Goettingen
Lotzestr. 16-18,
37083 Goettingen Germany

In addition to the curriculum vitae, copies of relevant academic transcripts or university degrees and two letters of recommendation, the applications should contain specifications on the intended direction of research within the PhD program and preferences for one of the research groups.





Posted 02/17/11

Postdoctoral Fellowship
Virginia Commonwealth University

Applications are now open for IRACDA, a Postdoctoral Fellowship program at Virginia Commonwealth University.

VCU IRACDA is a unique 3-year postdoctoral program designed to train fellows in biomedical research and in teaching. IRACDA is funded by the NIH/NIGMS, and combines a traditional mentored postdoctoral research experience with an opportunity to develop teaching skills through formal pedagogic training and mentored assignments at minority-serving institutions. The program facilitates the progress of postdoctoral candidates toward research and teaching careers in academia. Other goals are to provide a resource to motivate the next generation of scientists at minority-serving institutions, and to promote linkages between research-intensive institutions and minority-serving institutions that can lead to further collaborations in research and teaching.

VCU IRACDA has NIH-funded positions available to begin training on August 1st . Candidates for VCU IRACDA must have a PhD and/or MD degree, or complete their degree by August 2011, and be US citizens or permanent residents. The successful candidate must demonstrate an interest in teaching, excellence in research, and an interest in increasing diversity in the biomedical sciences workforce. VCU IRACDA fellows will have a research mentor at Virginia Commonwealth University and a teaching mentor at a partner University: Virginia Union, Virginia State, or Elizabeth City State. Applicants should submit an application, their curriculum vitae, a statement of career goals, graduate transcripts, and 3 letters of reference to the Program Director, Dr. Paul B. Fisher, at COHDTraining@vcu.edu. The priority application deadline is April 1, 2010.

For more information please visit our website at:
http://www.healthdisparities.vcu.edu/workforce/pipeline.html





Posted 02/16/11

Project Managers and Research PI
PharmaJobs

Pharma jobs has 2 Project Manager openings and one Principal Research Investigator / Research Leader opening. The links to the job descriptions are below.

http://jobs.cbizsoft.com/cbizjobs/jobs.aspx?cid=cbizl_mypharma&consintid=&consid=&contactid=&source=#Job-0072
http://jobs.cbizsoft.com/cbizjobs/jobs.aspx?cid=cbizl_mypharma&consintid=&consid=&contactid=&source=#Job-0071
http://jobs.cbizsoft.com/cbizjobs/jobs.aspx?cid=cbizl_mypharma&consintid=&consid=&contactid=&source=#Job-0074





Posted 02/16/11

Bioinformatics Scientists and Data Programmer/Analyst
SRA

SRA International Inc. is looking for two Bioinformatics Scientists and a Data Quality Programmer/Analyst. The links to the job descriptions are below.

http://www.iscb.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=380&Itemid=162&lqm_job_id=2412
http://www.iscb.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=380&Itemid=162&lqm_job_id=2411
http://www.iscb.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=380&Itemid=162&lqm_job_id=2410





Posted 02/16/11

Systems Engineer
SRA

SRA International Inc. is looking for a Systems Engineer. For more information please go to http://www.sra.com/careers/search.php and search for Requisition Number 32719.





Posted 01/19/11

Director, Health Information Management
SBR

The Director of Health Information Management is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling the activities of personnel performing duties designed to ensure provision of an efficient, effective and legally responsive health information system. Ensures that the systems’ patient records are current, authenticated, legible, and complete and maintained in a secure and confidential manner.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
Level of knowledge equivalent to that ordinarily acquired through completion of two years of a college level program in HIT is required and four years of college level in HIA or comparable is preferred. Additional management training required.

Five to seven years experience in supervisor/management. Acquire an in-depth and thorough knowledge of the health information systems. Acquire an advanced knowledge of system and department policy and procedures. Acquire a thorough knowledge of various agency standards governing record maintenance and preparation. Acquire a thorough knowledge of the legal parameters governing record confidentiality and develop proficient managerial skills. Credentials as Registered Information Technician (RHIT) or a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA). Supervisor traits should include customer service, analytical skills, problem solving and people-oriented skills.

Bachelors Degree Preferred
5-7+ years experience required
Supervisory experience required

Send resume to:

Kevin Cullen
Healthcare Recruiter | SBR
Office 615 316 7085
kcullen@thinkingahead.com





Posted 01/19/11

Post-doc: Computational Biology
Universiteit van Amsterdam

Postdoc in Computational Biology at the Section Computational Science of the Universiteit van Amsterdam

Project: 'Multi-objective optimization for modeling developmental gene regulatory networks'

The project is financed by the NWO research programme Interdisciplinary Challenges for Complexity Science (Complexity-Net). The project is a collaboration with the research groups from Dr J. Jaeger (Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain) and Dr F. Alves (Center for Developmental Biology, Lisbon, Portugal). The candidate is expected to collaborate extensively with system biologists and molecular developmental biologists. In this project, we propose to compare distinct network modeling formalisms applied to the study of real-world developmental gene regulatory networks. An important challenge is the determination of model parameters. Even models of moderately sized networks contain a large number of (unknown) parameters. We propose to use multi-objective optimization for the network inference and estimation of unknown model parameters. Models will be optimized both with regard to their ability to fit the data, as well as their robustness towards molecular fluctuations and changes in parameter values. In this part of the project we will use qualitative and quantitative spatial gene expression data from the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis. We want to test systematically under which circumstances each formalism is best able to reproduce the observed expression patterns and which one is the most suited for prediction of network topology and perturbed gene expression, and is able to reproduce the robustness of pattern forming gene regulatory networks.

More information about the job and application procedure can be found at http://www.uva.nl/vacatures (post-doc computational biology) or contact Dr. Jaap A. Kaandorp, E-mail J.A.Kaandorp@uva.nl.





Posted 01/19/11

Postdoc Positions in Comp Biomech
Simula Research Laboratory

Simula Research Laboratory conducts basic research in the fields of communication technology, software engineering and scientific computing. The research in the Center for Biomedical Computing is focused on the development of numerical methods, algorithms and software, and large-scale biomedical and systems biology oriented simulation studies applying these methods.

To further strengthen our research in the area of cardiac modeling we seek two candidates for available Postdoc positions. Both positions are connected to the project "In Silico Heart Failure - Tools for accelerating biomedical research", and will be focused on computer simulations of cardiac electrical and mechanical activity. The goal of the research project is to contribute to improved understanding of causes and mechanisms of heart failure, which is a serious and increasing health problem throughout the industrialized world.

Simula offers excellent opportunities for doing high quality research, generous support for travels and equipment, and competitive salaries.

We are looking for candidates with a strong interest in biological and biomedical research and a University degree in physics, applied mathematics, computer science, artificial intelligence, biomedical engineering, or computational biology. The position requires excellent English writing skills and high marks from the BSc and MSc degree. Women are encouraged to apply for these positions. For more information visit http://www.simula.no/jobs or contactsundnes@simula.no.





Posted 01/19/11

Post-doc: Systems Biology of Aging
U Lyons, France

Postdoctoral Research Fellows in Systems Biology of Aging

We are seeking post-doctoral candidates with strong interest in interdisciplinary research aimed at quantitative understanding of aging. The successful candidates will join dynamic& joyful teams to study cellular degeneracy & aging in unicellular organisms by coupling state- of-the-art time lapse microscopy, microfluidics, robotics, molecular biology and genetics with computational and mathematical modeling and data analysis.

Highly creative candidates with a track record of peer-reviewed publications and ability to collaborate within an interdisciplinary team are sought for two 2-year positions:

Position I:

Contact: Dr. Ariel Lindner
ariel.lindner@inserm.fr
http://www.necker.fr/tamara
Evolutionary Systems Biology - INSERM U1001
Centre for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI)
Faculty of Medicine, Paris Descartes U., Paris 14, France

Position II:

Contact: Dr. Hugues Berry
hugues.berry@inria.fr
http://www.inrialpes.fr/Berry/
The French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA), University of Lyon, Lyon, France.

Synopsis of the project:
The project aims at understanding one of the key phenomena underlying cellular degeneracy, protein aggregation and further extent our knowledge on diverse mechanisms implicated in ageing. We have recently demonstrated that (i) E. coli ages (ii) the aging process is linked to accumulation of damaged aggregated proteins, a hallmark of human aging and causal to numerous aging-related (i.e., neurodegenerative diseases as Alzheimer and Parkinson). In essence, using both quantitative experimental and theoretical approaches, the project tackles the spatial-temporal dynamics of in vivo protein aggregation at two scales: (i) the aggregation process per se and, (ii) machinery governing the process. Protein aggregation in vivo will be followed experimentally coupled with a diffusion-aggregation-based modeling approach. Furthermore, the dynamic changes with age of the machinery (chaperones, proteases) governing protein folding quality will be considered as a paradigm of aging and addressed both experimentally and by modeling of the underlying machinery interactions. To realize its objectives, the project intimately blends innovative experimental approaches (nanofabrication and microfluidics, image analysis and quantitative fluorescence microscopy) with mathematical simulation& modeling (individual-based simulations, continuous dynamical systems).

The work will be carried out between the labs of Dr. Ariel Lindner (coordinator) of the Evolutionary Systems Biology Group (headed by Dr. F. Taddei; INSERM) and the lab of Dr. Hugues Berry (Computational Biology, INRIA) in collaboration with Profs. Yong Chen & Damien Baigl of the Chemistry Dept, Ecole Normale Superieure & Lionel Moisan (Applied Math, Paris Descartes University) as part of a project financed by the French National Research Agency.





Posted 01/13/11

Postdoctoral Research Associate
USDA/ARS Knipling-Bushland Research Laboratory

The lab is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate, (Research Computational Biologist) for full-time, 2 year appointment. This position requires a recent Ph.D. (within last 4 years) in computational biology or bioinformatics. Salary is commensurate with experience ($57,408 per annum) plus benefits.

During this appointment, the incumbent will process, analyze, and assemble next generation sequencing data to establish a bioinformatics workstation that incorporates processing raw sequence data, assembly into contigs and singletons, annotation, and curation into our existing gene sequence databases for cattle tick, horn fly, and New World screwworm. Please see the attachment document for further details regarding this position and application instructions. I would appreciate if you would alert any suitable candidates about this position.

If there is any interest, please contact:

Dr. Felix Guerrero
USDA/ARS US Livestock Insects Research Laboratory
Kerrville, Texas 78028
Felix.Guerrero@ars.usda.gov