Posted 02/15/18

Systems Administrators and Scientists


Join the NIH High Performance Computing team and help support biomedical
research on one of the 100 most powerful supercomputers in the world.

The NIH HPC staff advances research at NIH by planning, managing, and
supporting the NIH High Performance Computing (HPC) Facility, including the
94,000-core Biowulf cluster, 25 PB of storage, and the 600+ biomedical
applications used by over 2000 users in the NIH intramural program.

We are currently looking for enthusiastic systems administrators and scientists
to expand our existing team.

Please see for details.

Qualified individuals who are interested in these positions should send resumes
to Steve Bailey at


Posted 02/15/18

Postdoc Position: fruit modeling

INRA Avignon, France

The proposal is part of a research project (Interfaces) which deals with the
interface between raw material production and processing. The post-doctorate
will have to improve the understanding of fruit quality build-up from the raw
material to the processed product (i.e., from the pre-harvest stage in the
field to fruit storage and processing stages).

He/she will focus on two specific points: macronutrients (sugars and acids) and
structural material (as relevant for texture), and consider their control by
climatic conditions and agronomical and processing factors. The impact of
practices, maturity and storage (temperature and/or duration effect), and
process, on the availability of carbon and water and on the mechanical and
chemical properties of cells and cell wall, will be looked upon.
The approach will be based on modelling. The post-doctorate will first
contribute to deliver an agro-ecophysiological model of fresh apple fruit based
on an existing virtual fruit model (Fishman and Génard, 1998; Génard et al.,
2010). The model will predict growth and the accumulation of macronutrients and
structural material.

The post-doctorate will parameterize and test the model during the pre-harvest
phase. With such a model it will become possible to simulate the allocation of
assimilates and water to the fruit and to predict the effect of environment and
management on fruit quality at harvest. The model will also be adapted and
tested for its ability to predict the evolution of apple fruit quality during
the post-harvest storage period. A focus will be on the impact of storage
conditions (mostly storage duration) on the evolution of maturity and quality
traits after harvest and prior to processing. The post-harvest model for fruit
storage will focus on changes in water balance, turgor pressure, cell adhesion,
starch degradation and acids metabolism.

This agro-ecophysiological model of fresh apple fruit will be then connected to
a product processing model relying the characteristics of processed apples to
those of fresh apple. This product processing model will be done by another
team involved in the interface project.

Finally, the modeling framework will be used to find in silico the orchard
management practices and the fruit storage – ripening conditions that optimise
quality criteria of interest for processed apple fruits.

The postdoctoral scientist will benefit from a strong scientific background of
the host institution in plant sciences, in particular crop ecophysiology. He/
she will have access to a computing cluster for intensive calculation used for

He/she will have access to continuing training, scientific and technical
information, editorial online resources, as well as all scientific computing
tools of INRA. He/she will benefit from the social policies of the Institute in
the enjoyable campus of Avignon. Scientists at Avignon campus have access to a
broader science environment, conducive to cross disciplinary research.

Required Skills
We are looking for a self-motivated individual with strong communication and
organization skills, who will have completed a Ph.D. thesis in Plant Sciences,
Information Sciences, Agronomy or Horticulture, with an experience in modeling
and a publication record. Knowledge of programming languages (Java, Python, C+
+,…) and experience in statistical tools (R) will be an asset. Ability to
communicate in English both orally and in writing is essential.

Growth, Architecture and Quality (CRAQ)) team, Research Unit 1115 «
Horticultural Plants and culture Systems », INRA, Domaine Saint Paul, Site
Agroparc, CS 40509, 84914 Avignon Cedex 9, France

Between 2200€ and 2900€ gross, depending on prior experience.

12 months (initially 6 months, extension of contract after revision of goals).
The position will start in mid-2018. Open until filled.

Your application should include a cover letter, with a brief description of
your research interests, a detailed CV (including a list of publications) and
the names and addresses of at least two references. The deadline to send your
application is April 15th, 2018.


Posted 02/15/18

Position: Multiscale Modeling

UConn Health

The Laubenbacher Research Group at UConn Health and the Jackson Laboratory for
Genomic Medicine has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral researcher to join
an interdisciplinary team focused on an NIH-funded project to develop new
software design approaches to multiscale computational modeling. The
application area is the innate immune response to fungal infections in the
lung. For more details see:

The project team combines expertise in mathematical modeling, pulmonary
immunology, and scientific visualization. The position is for two years, with
the possibility of an extension. The researcher to fill this position will play
an important leadership role in the development of innovative approaches to
disease models in biomedicine. The Laubenbacher Group has several other ongoing
and planned multiscale disease modeling projects that will also benefit from
this research.

An important focus of the project is on the design of novel software
architectures for multiscale models, combining a strongly modular design with
Dockerization to build models that are easily extendable, modifiable,
shareable, and whose output is reproducible. Innovative visualization
techniques will make the models usable by non-modelers.

We are looking for a researcher who has experience with up-to-date software
design approaches in the context of multiscale mathematical and computational
modeling, the use of Docker containers, and familiarity with popular
programming languages, such as Java, Python, and C++. Previous experience in
implementing parallel and multithreaded applications is required. A strong
mathematical background related to various aspects of dynamic models would be a
great plus.

Please direct inquiries to Reinhard Laubenbacher,


Posted 01/24/18

Lab Tech Position

University of Maryland

The Kristian Lab at the University of Maryland, Baltimore has a vacant position supported by VA federal funds for a technician. The main focus of our research is on the role of mitochondrial and cellular bioenergetics metabolism in mechanisms of acute brain injury. We seek a skilled, dedicated person with experience in western blot technique, tissue processing for histology, and histological staining techniques. In addition candidates with experience in working with rodents, behavioral testing, maintenance of mouse colony, genotyping are preferred. Position is full time and requires applicants to have already or within the semester graduate college.

Email resume to

Posted 11/30/17

Faculty Positions

North Carolina A&T State University

The Department of Mathematics at North Carolina A&T State University
invites applications for three 9-month, tenure-track assistant or associate professorships available in August 2018.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Mathematics(Computational Mathematics)

Assistant/Associate Professor of Mathematics (Statistics)

Assistant/Associate Professor of Mathematics(Statistics & Data Science)

Any questions or inquiries about these positions should be addressed to
Dr. Guoqing Tang, Chair of the Department of Mathematics, at



Posted 11/30/17

Giovanni Prodi Chair Professorship, Mathematics

Würzburg University, Germany

The Giovanni Prodi chair professorship in Mathematics at Würzburg
University in Germany for visiting professorships in the academic year

The application deadline is January 9, 2018. Please see

In particular applications of leading scientists who may have strong
and/or promising research connections with members of our institute
are very welcome.

Applications from all fields of mathematics are welcome with the
applicant at the level of an associate or full professor. Only persons
coming from outside Germany are eligible. Female applicants are
especially encouraged to apply. The professorship carries a teaching
load of 4 hours per week plus the obligation to run a seminar or
exercise group for 2 hours per week.

For additional details, please see the link.


Posted 11/30/17

Postdoc Position: Ecological Modeling

RMIT University, Australia

Postdoctoral Fellow at RMIT University (Melbourne, Australia)

We are looking for a full-time postdoctoral fellow to work on an ARC
funded project that deals with ecological modelling. The project will
continue for one year over 2018. The applicant should be highly
motivated, have a good mathematics/statistics background as well as a
strong interest in ecology and biology (and/or possibly epidemiology).
Preference will be given to applicants who have experience with modern
spatial statistics. The project is being run at RMIT University
(Melbourne, Australia), led by CI's Yan Wang, Ascelin Gordon, and
support from Lewi Stone and Robert Dorazio.

Project Summary:
This project will provide innovative new spatial modelling tools to
improve our understanding of species distributions. Broadly speaking,
the successful candidate together with the CI's will be developing a
general framework for extending species distribution models to deal
with multiple species, incorporating both their interactions as well
as surveillance errors in detection. This is a loose guideline; there
are also possibilities for pursuing work on related research topics,
possibly including network and epidemiological modelling

Applicants should send full CV's (plus the names of three potential
referees) to Dr. Yan Wang




Posted 11/30/17

Postdoc Position: Computational Neuroscience

LSU Health Sciences Center

Two Postdoctoral Researcher positions are available in the computational
neuroscience lab of Carmen Canavier (email with
questions) in the School of Medicine, Department of Cell Biology and
Anatomy at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.

The first position is to study the dynamic diversity of midbrain
dopamine neurons in close collaboration with electrophysiologist Jochen
Roeper at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. The successful
candidate will construct morphologically and biophysically realistic
models of distinct subpopulations of dopamine neurons to account for
experimentally observed differences in their bursting and pacemaking
dynamics. These simulations will require in some cases incorporation of
stochastic channel models and second messenger cascades.

Qualified candidates may submit resume along with cover letter and
contact information for three references electronically to:

The second position is to study cholinergic contributions to hippocampal
information processing in close collaboration with electrophysiologist
Sonia Gasparini. The successful candidate will construct a
morphologically and biophysically realistic model of a hippocampal CA1
pyramidal neuron to explain the observed frequency selectivity of
different dendritic regions for slow versus fast gamma band inputs. Some
network modeling will also be required for the project.

Qualified candidates may submit resume along with cover letter and contact
information for three references electronically to:

The primary duties will involve linear and non-linear analyses, writing
code, calibrating single neuron models, and generating predictions that
lead to additional experiments. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in
Neuroscience, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or a
related field of study. The ideal candidate would have experience with
the simulation package NEURON and some knowledge of the basal ganglia
for the first position and of the hippocampus for the second position.
Familiarity with nonlinear dynamics, signal processing, and coding in
C and or python in a Linux environment is also desirable.

LSUHSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer for females, minorities,
individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.




Posted 11/30/17

Postdoc Position

Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI)

MBI Postdoctoral Fellows

The Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI) is accepting applications for
Postdoctoral Fellows to start September 2018.

MBI postdoctoral fellows engage in an integrated program of tutorials,
working seminars, workshops, and 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

MBI also expects to hire for co-sponsored postdoctoral positions with
academic and private sector partners, including researchers at Ohio
State University and Battelle Memorial Institute.

For additional information please visit
or contact Tony Nance ( ).

Applying for an MBI Postdoctoral Fellowship:

Applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship completed before
December 4, 2017 will receive full consideration.

Applications for an MBI Postdoctoral Fellowship should be submitted online at


Posted 11/30/17

Postdoc Position: Applied/Computational Mathematics

University of Queensland

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Mathematics and Physics, The
University of Queensland

Position Description



Posted 11/30/17

Postdoc Position: Evolutionary Theory

Queen's University

I am recruiting a postdoc for a 2-year fellowship, to develop models
and theory for life history evolution in size-structured populations.
The position is joint with Dustin Marshall's group at Monash
University and provides an excellent opportunity to develop theory
jointly with empiricists working on the same questions. The successful
applicant will be based at Queen's University in Kingston Canada but
will also spend time at Monash University in Melbourne Australia.
Salary for the position is very competitive and research funds will
also be provided for the candidate to use at their discretion for
conference attendance etc.

There is no formal application deadline or start date but we are
hoping to find someone sooner rather than later.

Interested applicants should contact me via email.

Posted 11/29/17

TEACRS Postdoctoral Training Program

Tufts University

There is a new postdoctoral training program that is in place at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. This program, called TEACRS (Training in Education and Critical Research Skills), is funded by the Institution Research and Career Development Award (IRACDA) mechanism of NIH-GMS.

TEACRS is designed to prepare talented young scientists for the multiple demands of an academic career in biomedical research. Trainees spend on average 75% of their time conducting bench research and 25% of their time in career development activities. Teaching skills are developed through programs involving mentored classroom assignments at minority-serving institutions in the Boston area.  The training is supplemented by workshops on teaching methods, career opportunities in academia, and essential skills such as grant writing, mentoring, and scientific presentations.  The training components are sequenced to allow trainees to balance the activities and to build on previous experiences. TEACRS fellows receive up to four years of salary support and a yearly travel and supply allowance.

The application deadline for positions beginning in the fall of 2018 is March 1. Later applications will be considered if positions are available.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with no more than two years of postdoctoral training at the time of their appointment to the program. Commitment to the goals of the program, strong academic and research credentials and a demonstrated interest in teaching and mentoring will be important criteria used in the selection process.

For additional information on the TEACRS program and application procedures, please visit our website, or contact Claire Moore, the Program Director, or Jordan Wilkinson, the Program's Research Administrator with questions.   

You can find a printable flier describing the program here



Posted 11/21/17

Postdoctoral Associate

University of Kentucky

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky is seeking an interdisciplinary computational scientist. For more information click here.


Posted 11/14/17

Tenure-Track Faculty Position

St. Mary's University

St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas ( has a new tenure-track faculty postion in Bioinformatics.  The position is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, but it will be institutionalized post-grant.  The successful candidate will join the faculty of the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET), and the area of specialization position can vary depending on the successful candidate's background.   All qualified applicants are welcome, and we actively encourage minorities and women to apply.

We are a primarily undergraduate institution, and we are looking for a faculty member with an interest in developing a robust undergraduate research program as part of a new Bioinformatics program.  As a PUI, the successful applicant will be expected to teach and develop new curriculum, and during the pre-tenure period, a full teaching load would be 3/3 on a semester-based system.

To apply visit


Posted 11/14/17

Post-Doc Opportunities


Postdoctoral Research Associate – Bioinformatics

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Microbiology or Virology

Posted 11/13/17

Selected NIH Intramural Research and Other Job Openings


Biostatistics and Computational Biology Branch, NIEHS
(Review of applications begins: November 12)

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
is recruiting an accomplished scientist to serve as Chief
of the Biostatistics and Computational Biology Branch (BCBB)

Members of the BCBB carry out methodologic research and collaborate
broadly across the Institute to address a wide range of questions related
to effects of the environment on human health. The Branch currently has 4
tenured investigators, 1 tenure-track investigator, 5 staff scientists and
additional trainees, with more recruitments anticipated. Research at NIEHS
incorporates both human- and laboratory-based studies including epidemiology,
genetics, epigenetics, toxicology, imaging, and structural biology. This
research provides both opportunities and analytic challenges related to
high-dimensional data.

The Branch Chief directs their own independent research program, provides
leadership, and facilitates the research and collaborative activities of
Branch scientists. In addition to administrative oversight, the Chief will
supervise staff members, mentor tenure-track investigators and post-doctoral
fellows, and ensure the scientific excellence of the Branch?s research
portfolio. The successful candidate must have a keen interest in synergizing
collaborations, both within the BCBB and with other Intramural and National
Toxicology Program investigators at NIEHS. The Chief will lead the BCBB into
new directions as biostatistics, computational biology, and environmental
science continue to evolve.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have an outstanding record of
publication, achievement, and leadership, with broad interests in
biostatistics and computational biology. Applicants must have a Ph.D.
or equivalent degree in statistics/biostatistics/computationalbiology/
bioinformatics or a related field, a record of accomplishments
commensurate with an academic rank of tenured associate or full
professor, and meet the requirements for tenure at the NIH
To be eligible, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen, resident alien,
or non-resident alien with, or eligible to obtain, a valid employment-
authorization visa.

Salary/Benefits: The Branch Chief will be eligible for a tenured appointment
with excellent start-up, salary, and benefit packages.

How to Apply: Interested persons should send a cover letter, their
curriculum vitae, a 3-page statement of research interests, goals and
leadership/administrative experience, and contact information for 3 references
in one combined PDF, to Ms. Bonnie Earnhardt at,
citing Vacancy Announcement DIR-AC1322 in the subject line. Incomplete
applications or paper applications will not be accepted. We will begin
evaluating applications on November 12, 2017. Applications will be accepted
until the position is filled.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and
employment programs. HHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers. Applications
from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.


Staff Scientist
Biostatistics Branch, NCI-DCEG
(deadline: November 30)

The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG), National Cancer
Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) is recruiting a Staff
Scientist in the Biostatistics Branch (BB).

The BB conducts research on statistical methodology for cancer research
and actively collaborates in cutting-edge studies of genetic, lifestyle,
and environmental causes of cancer and cancer prevention. BB research aims
to inform efforts to reduce the burden of cancer through development of
statistical methodologies that facilitate the translation of epidemiologic
insights into effective strategies for cancer prevention. A major focus of BB
research is developing statistical methodology for estimating absolute risk of
cancer to improve cancer screening, with particular focuses on cervical cancer
screening using human papillomavirus (HPV) testing and lung cancer screening.

The Staff Scientist, working under the direction of a Senior Investigator
within the BB, will have responsibilities for supporting BB statistical
methodologic research and for collaborating intensively with DCEG researchers
working in cervical cancer screening and lung cancer screening. Specific
duties will include supporting BB investigators developing statistical methods
for estimating risk (survival analysis, multi-state Markov models, metrics
for evaluating risk predictions), closely collaborating with junior and
senior researchers in cervical cancer screening and lung cancer screening,
developing user-friendly software to implement statistical methods, and
preparation of reports for presentation and publication.

The successful candidate must hold a doctoral degree or equivalent in
a relevant discipline (e.g., Statistics or Biostatistics). Extensive
experience programming in both R and SAS, as evidenced by development of R
packages and SAS macros, and experience collaborating with epidemiological
researchers in cervical cancer screening and lung cancer screening, as
evidenced by co-authorship of publications, is essential. The position
requires organizational abilities, attention to detail, initiative, and
an aptitude for multi-tasking. The ability to communicate effectively in
speech and in writing is essential, as demonstrated in presentations and
publications. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief
summary of research interests and experience, and two letters of reference to:
Ms. Linda Littlejohn, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National
Cancer Institute; 9609 Medical Center Drive, Rm. 7E328 MSC 9775, Bethesda,
MD 20892. E-mail: NCIDCEGOMR@MAIL.NIH.GOV. The closing date for applications
is November 30, 2017. This position is subject to a background investigation.
The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and
employment programs DHHS, NIH, and NCI are equal opportunity employers.



Posted 11/13/17

Faculty Position: Applied Math

Siena College

The Department of Mathematics of Siena College, Loudonville, NY,
invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Applied
Mathematics beginning in Fall 2018. The department seeks to enhance
its current strength in pure mathematics through growth in applied
fields. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in
mathematical biology, scientific computing, operations research,
control and systems theory, statistics, and data mining and analytics,
especially to those candidates with cross-disciplinary research
interests and experience that promise to enrich Siena's vibrant
undergraduate research culture.

See for more details about Siena College and
for further details of the position. Inquiries may also be directed
to Jon Bannon (Search Chair): The direct link to
the position on is
and at Siena College is



Posted 11/13/17

Faculty Position: Math Biology


The Department of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) at New Jersey Institute
of Technology (NJIT) invites applications for a tenure-track position
at the assistant professor level in mathematical biology. A second
DMS tenure-track assistant professor position in the broader area of
applied mathematics is advertised separately (links provided below).
The appointment is to start in Fall 2018. Candidates should have a
Ph.D. in mathematics, applied mathematics or a related discipline,
with an established record of independent research, strong potential
for seeking external research support, and a commitment to teaching
at graduate and undergraduate levels.

Candidates working in any subfield of mathematical biology will be
given consideration. Currently, members of the DMS mathematical
biology group are engaged in research in computational neuroscience,
biological rhythms, biofluids and mechanosensing.

To apply, please visit
The second position in applied mathematics is advertised separately

Submissions must include (a) cover letter, (b) resume/CV, (c) research
statement, (d) teaching statement, and (e) names and contact
information for at least four references. Review of applications will
begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Please direct any questions to the search committee chair, Victor
Matveev, at

Posted 11/13/17

Two Faculty Positions: Modeling Complex Systems

University of Idaho

The University of Idaho seeks to hire two tenure track faculty at the
assistant or associate level who have modeling skills that can be
applied to biological systems. We seek modelers who are creative in
applying their skills to new problems, who are good at communicating
across disciplines, and who see themselves thriving in our highly
collaborative environment. Faculty appointments and teaching
assignments will be in academic units appropriate to the training and
expertise of the successful candidates. The area of modeling expertise
is open, but we are particularly interested to grow research capacity
in mathematical biology (including both deterministic and stochastic
processes); data analytics; machine learning; systems modeling; or
molecular modeling.

For a complete job description and to apply, go to Applications should include a cover letter
addressing the required and preferred qualifications, a CV, a list of
3-4 people who can be contacted to provide references, and PDFs of up
to 3 peer reviewed publications or submitted manuscripts. Review of
applications will begin November 15, 2017.

Posted 11/13/17

Postdoc Position: Hooke & Titchmarsh Fellowships

University of Oxford

We invite applications from talented postdoctoral researchers for Hooke
Research Fellowships (up to 3 positions are available) and Titchmarsh
Research Fellowships.(up to 4 positions are available). These prestigious
Fellowships at the University of Oxford are fixed term up to 36 months
and provide an ideal opportunity for candidates to pursue an independent
research programme.

More details are available here:

Hooke Research Fellowships
(in applied mathematics, including mathematical biology, mathematical
and computational finance and numerical analysis):

Titchmarsh Research Fellowships
(in other areas of mathematics, including PDEs and stochastic analysis)

Closing Date: Friday, December 8

Posted 11/13/17

Postdoc Position: Applied Math

Virginia Commonwealth University

Positions: One position (9-month) as 3-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow
in the Dept. of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics beginning August 16,
2018, subject to availability of funding. The Department and University
Web pages may be found at and

Responsibilities of Position: Collaborative research with the tenure-track
faculty in the mathematics department and teaching two courses per year.

Qualifications: A PhD in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics, or related
field, is required at the time of the appointment. Applicants must be
within five years of earning their PhD. Preference will be given to
candidates with a clearly identified research agenda in one of the areas
of mathematics related to Department interests. Applicants must have a
record of successful research during their PhD and identify a faculty
mentor within the department.

The Department: The mission of the Department of Mathematics and Applied
Mathematics is to offer a strong undergraduate and graduate education,
with an increasing focus on the development of cross-disciplinary efforts
that will prepare our students for real-world applications and
stimulating employment and career opportunities. Key current objectives
of the department include the continued development of a PhD program
emphasizing discrete mathematics and applications of mathematics to the
medical and biological sciences, the improvement of student outcomes in
our lower level courses, and the continued strengthening of our
department's track in secondary education preparation.

How to Apply for the Position: Candidates must submit electronically
through the following: a current
curriculum vitae, contact information for four references, and a cover
letter that clearly explains how they meet the qualifications outlined
above. In addition, candidates must submit electronically through the following: an AMS standard cover sheet, a
current curriculum vitae, a detailed research statement, a cover letter,
and a letter of support from the proposed department faculty mentor.
Applicants must also submit through four
letters of recommendation, one of which must support the applicant's
effectiveness as a teacher.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.A. Applications will be
considered until the position is filled; however, applications received
by Jan 8, 2017, will be given priority.

Posted 11/13/17

Postdoc Position: AMR Dynamics

University of Birmingham, UK

A two year postdoc position is available at the University of
Birmingham (UK) to develop mathematical models of AMR dynamics in
several compartments of the urban water cycle in three countries (DK,
UK, ES) and to apply Bayesian statistics for model selection and
parameter inference.

The position is part of an international team with partners in Denmark
(Barth Smets and Thomas Sicheriz-Pontén, Technical University of
Denmark; Søren Sørensen, University of Copenhagen), Spain (Jesús
Romalde, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela; Carlos García-Riestra,
University Hospital Complex of Santiago de Compostela), Israel (Mical
Paul, Rambam Health Care Campus, Technion, Haifa) and the UK (David
Graham, University of Newcastle; Jan Kreft, Sara Jabbari and Iain
Johnston, University of Birmingham).

More info can be found here



Posted 11/13/17

Postdoc Position: Data Science/Biophysics

Michigan State University

A postdoc position is available in one or certain combination of the
following fields:
-Machine learning/deep learning
-Structural bioinformatics
-Mathematical biophysics
-Topological data analysis

The ideal candidate will hold a PhD degree in mathematics, computer
science, biophysics, or bioinformatics, have experience in code
development, and have demonstrated potential for excellence in research.

Applications consisting of a letter of application, current vita, and
descriptions of research plans and teaching experience should be
submitted via In addition, candidates
should arrange for at least three letters of recommendations, which may
be submitted on the same website. To receive full consideration the
complete application must be received by December 20, 2017, but
applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please
send an email to to acknowledge your application.

Posted 11/13/17

Postdoc Position: Viral Dynamics

Harvard University

The Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University welcomes
applications for a postdoctoral fellow to work in the field of
infectious disease modeling with Dr. Alison Hill and Professor Martin
Nowak. We are seeking a motivated and creative PhD-level scientist with
experience applying mathematics to biological systems.

In particular, we are seeking a postdoc to contribute to two major
research efforts related to HIV/AIDS. One is an NIH-funded effort to
develop mathematical models to predict the outcomes of new, potentially
-curative treatment strategies for HIV infection. Another is a Gates
Foundation funded project to use dynamic models to understand outcomes
of antiretroviral therapy, including the risks of drug resistance, the
influence of patient adherence, and the potential impact of new drug
delivery mechanisms. We regularly work with data from experimental
collaborators testing new therapies in vitro, in animal models, and
in patients.

The successful candidate would also have the option to pursue
independent research of mutual interest. More generally, we are
interested in factors influencing the pathogenesis and evolution of
infectious diseases, both at the individual and population levels,
and in developing methods to infer mechanistic models from biological
data. More information about our research can be found at

More information about the position can be found at:

Inquiries can be directed to Alison Hill (


Posted 11/13/17

Postdoc Position: G-protein Signaling

UNC Medical School

The University of North Carolina, Schools of Medicine and Arts and
Sciences Heterotrimeric G proteins serve as a signaling nexus in a
myriad of normal and diseased cell states. Many extracellular signals
(e.g. hormones, peptides, cytokines, lights) are perceived by 7-
transmembrane receptors, often referred to as G protein coupled
receptors, that stimulate the activation state of the cytoplasmic G
protein complex. Interestingly, the majority of non-animal cells
(protists, fungi, plants, amoeba and many others) bind GTP without
the need for a GPCR. This recent discovery opens up new opportunities
to find novel mechanisms that regulate G protein signaling. This
project tightly integrates experimental investigations with
mathematical modeling to discover and characterize novel signaling
motifs that regulate pathway activity in the glucose sensing system
of Arabidopsis. The project is a continuation of a well established
collaboration between the labs of Drs. Alan Jones and Tim Elston
(Fu, et al 2014 Cell 156:1084-1095). The ideal applicant will have
experience with deterministic and stochastic modeling methods, and a
willingness to learn the experimental techniques needed to test their
mathematical models. Interested individuals should contact Tim Elston
( and Alan Jones (



Posted 11/13/17

Position: Math Neuroscience, 

Virginia Tech

The Neural Dynamics and Neural Engineering Lab at Virginia Tech has
an opening for a post-doctoral position in mathematical neuroscience.
This position is for three years and is being funded by the Army
Research Office (ARO). The research project will involve employing
biophysically based computational models to examine the role of
rhythmic activity in the expression of emotional memories during
behavior and their consolidation during sleep. An additional aim is
to employ the newly developed models to gain insight into the
pathophysiology of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Our lab investigates neural dynamics during active behavior and during
off-line states, such as sleep, using a combination of computational
modeling, signal processing techniques, and both invasive and non-
invasive techniques for recording neural activity. The basic science
knowledge gathered from these investigations is leveraged to
understand how memories are instantiated in the brain, to gain insight
into how learning occurs during brain machine interface (BMI) tasks,
to improve BMI algorithms, and to develop the framework for
stimulation and pharmacological therapies for diseases, especially
those marked by abnormal neural dynamics during sleep (e.g., post-
traumatic sleep disorder (PTSD) and Parkinson's disease).

Please see the lab website ( for
more details.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, computer
science, engineering, neuroscience, psychology, or a related field.
Strong programming skills and/or prior experience in modeling would
be an asset. Interested candidates should send a CV, a statement of
research interests, and the contact information for three references

Arrangements can be made to meet with candidates at the Society for
Neuroscience conference in Washington, D.C.




Posted 11/01/17

Computational Science Postdoctoral Fellowship

Data Tecnica International

Data Tecnica International has a computational science postdoctoral fellowship that is sponsored by the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The postdoctor scholar will also have special volunteer status with the NIH. For more information click here.



Posted 10/11/17

Postdoctoral Opportunity

Tufts University

Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, has an opportunity for graduate students in their new exciting postdoctoral training program . This program, called TEACRS (Training in Education and Critical Research Skills), is funded by the Institution Research and Career Development Award (IRACDA) mechanism of NIH-GMS.       

TEACRS is designed to prepare talented young scientists for the multiple demands of an academic career in biomedical research. Trainees spend on average 75% of their time conducting bench research and 25% of their time in career development activities. Teaching skills are developed through programs involving mentored classroom assignments at minority-serving institutions in the Boston area.  The training is supplemented by workshops on teaching methods, career opportunities in academia, and essential skills such as grant writing, mentoring, and scientific presentations.  The training components are sequenced to allow trainees to balance the activities and to build on previous experiences. TEACRS fellows receive up to four years of salary support and a yearly travel and supply allowance.

The application deadline for positions beginning in the fall of 2018 is March 1. Later applications will be considered if positions are available.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with no more than two years of postdoctoral training at the time of their appointment to the program. Commitment to the goals of the program, strong academic and research credentials and a demonstrated interest in teaching and mentoring will be important criteria used in the selection process.

For additional information on the TEACRS program and application procedures, please visit our website, or contact Claire Moore, the Program Director, or Jordan Wilkinson, the Program's Research Administrator with questions.

Posted 10/11/17

Post Doc Position with tenure track Option

Northwestern University

The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University has several full-time positions in the field of bioinformatics and computational biology available immediately:

- postdoctoral researcher;

- tenure track investigator at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Professor.

Responsibilities will include:

- integrative analysis of the transcriptomic, epigenetic, proteomics and clinical phenotype datasets;

- integrative analysis of the large single cell RNA-seq datasets from multiple clinical samples;

- development of the data management workflows to facilitate access of clinical and basic investigators to -omics data at multiple levels: from experimental design, sample collection, sequencing, QC to data interpretation and visualization;

- development of the novel computational tools.

Qualified candidates will have their MD, PhD or equivalent. This is an outstanding opportunity in an expanding and highly collaborative multidisciplinary research environment. Northwestern offers outstanding computational infrastructure and thriving bioinformatics and systems biology community. Salary is commensurate with experience. The start date is negotiable and the position will remain open until filled.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

How to apply: send CV and a letter of intent as a single PDF document to Alexander Misharin,



Posted 09/28/17

Bioinformatics Position

University of Michigan

A researcher from the Univeristy of Michigan is looking for bioinformatics help. Tthe position will be for a bioinformatics/genomics postdoc embedded into a cancer biology lab. Previous postdoc spent most of his time learning about cancer while using his expertise to write pipelines and perform computational analyses. This position would not be suited for someone who wants to spend all of their time developing new tools from scratch. It would be well suited for someone who wants to use available tools to push science forward.

The person requesting this is one of the best cancer researchers in the world along with being an exceptional mentor so the position should have a bright future.

If interested, please contact Dr. Donald Seto


Posted 09/22/17

Tenure-track Position

Middlebury College

The Neuroscience Program at Middlebury College is recruiting for a tenure-track position this fall and are very interested in alerting candidates from the best neuroscience programs. We are also reaching out to candidates from historically underrepresented groups.

They are seeking a person who can teach behavioral neuroscience, molecular neuroscience, a senior seminar, and an upper level elective in neuroscience, as well as establish a research program with either humans, non-mammalian systems, or computer modeling. The application deadline is October 1. If you can think of any of your former students who may be about to complete or have recently completed a Ph.D. with a specialization that would make them appropriate for this position, we would be very appreciative if you could forward the job ad appended below to them. Alternatively, if you prefer, you could provide them with their name and contact information so they can send the ad to them directly. They hope this will help us identify candidates from underrepresented backgrounds who are already familiar with life and work in a liberal arts setting.

If you have any questions or need further feel free to call or e-mail the Search committee chair (Jason Arndt) or Tom Root



Posted 09/22/17

Graduate Student Internship

DXC Technology

DXC Technology would like to announce a health informatics internship opportunity. Hourly salary is anticipated to be ~$35/hour. Students can apply by logging into Hire Mason and searching for:

Position Title: DXC Technology Federal Health Care Graduate Student Internship

Position ID: 146950

Application Deadline: Thursday September 28, 2017

Position Description:

Under the supervision of the DXC Federal Health Care (FHC) leadership team, the graduate intern students will work part-time during the academic year (~29 hours per week) and full-time during the summer. This hands-on position will be responsible for assisting across multiple program areas including building healthcare solutions, business analysis, healthcare informatics, finance, business planning and other areas to support the FHC account team.

Graduate Student Project: Upon mutual agreement between DXC Federal Health Care and George Mason University academic unit, the graduate student intern will be permitted to incorporate their work at DXC Federal Health Care for master's thesis, master's research project, or doctoral dissertation.

Duration: The internship is anticipated to conclude upon completion of graduate degree

Location: The headquarters are located in Reston, Virginia

Travel: This internship could include up to 10% travel outside of the DC Metropolitan area

Salary: Competitive hourly salary

Essential Job Functions

Acting as a member of an existing project team within DXC, work with the team to achieve organizational objectives in healthcare.
Assists the project team in expanding our capabilities in healthcare informatics from a technical perspective and developing documentation of system specifications. Develops codes, tests, and debugs computer programs from specifications
Ideate and build solutions and presentations for FHC clients as a member of the team
Assists in designing and implementing new methods, procedures, and systems (both automated and manual) to improve the processing and flow of analytic information for the healthcare clients.
Gathers information from users for analysis of technical problem areas and prepares elementary feasibility studies, strategic road maps and business planning activities.
Assists in the analysis and development of white papers and position papers on healthcare related topics to support the FHC business objectives.
Assists the project team in expanding our capabilities in healthcare informatics from a technical perspective and developing documentation of system specifications. Develops codes, tests, and debugs computer programs from specifications
Develop business planning and finance support collateral


Basic Qualifications

  • Currently working toward a Graduate degree (or global equivalent)
  • Degree program in healthcare informatics, computer science, management information systems, business administration or science related field preferred
  • Zero or more years of technology-related work experience
  • Experience with system development or system analysis preferred
  • Seeking graduate degree in healthcare analytics or health / business science.
  • Experience working with relevant programming languages i.e., Java, MIMPS, operating systems, hardware, and software preferred.
  • Fluent in MS Suite of work products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc)

Other Qualifications

  • Basic interpersonal skills to interact with customers and team members
  • Basic communication skills
  • Basic analytical and problem solving skills for design, creation and testing of programs

Ability to work in a team environment


Posted 09/12/17

Selected NIH Intramural Research job openings - September 2017


Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigators
(deadline: September 29)

The National Institutes of Health, the U.S. government's premier biomedical
and behavioral research enterprise and a component of the Department of Health
and Human Services, is pleased to announce its ninth annual call for "NIH Earl
Stadtman Investigators," a broad recruitment of tenure-track investigators
(assistant professor equivalent) for the NIH intramural research program.
Come join the team whose hallmarks are stable funding, intellectual freedom,
shared resources, and access to a wide range of scientific expertise. A
fantastic array of scientists already has been hired through the "Stadtman"
recruitment in the last eight years.

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

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

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

Qualifications/eligibility: Applicants must have an M.D., Ph.D.,
D.D.S./D.M.D., D.V.M., D.O., R.N./Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree
and have an outstanding record of research accomplishments as evidenced
by high quality publications in peer-reviewed journals. Applicants should
be non-tenured 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 (the first three items must
be in a PDF format): (1) a CV, which should include a list of publications,
and mentoring and leadership activities; (2) a three-page proposal titled
Research Goals, i.e., the research you hope to perform at the NIH; (3)
a one-page statement titled Long-term Research Vision and Impact, i.e.,
what you hope to achieve for yourself, your field, and society; and (4)
contact information for three professional references. Submit these through
our online application system at between
August 1 and September 29, 2017 (11:59 p.m. EDT). You will be asked to
designate up to two scientific areas of expertise to aid in assigning your
application to the appropriate review committee. Requests for letters
of recommendation will be sent to your references when you submit your
application. Reference letters will be accepted via upload to the website
until October 7, 2017 (11:59 p.m. EDT). Reference letters must also be
submitted in a PDF format. We cannot accept paper applications.

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

More information about our program is at The
inspiring story of Earl and Thressa Stadtman's research at the NIH is at Specific questions regarding this
recruitment effort may be directed to Dr. Roland Owens, Assistant Director,
NIH Office of Intramural Research, at DHHS and NIH are
equal opportunity employers.  The NIH is dedicated to building an inclusive
and diverse community in its training and employment programs.


Staff Scientist
Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch, NCI-DCEG
(deadline: September 30)

The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG), National Cancer
Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) is recruiting a Staff
Scientist in the Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch (IIB). IIB conducts
research on the role of infections and altered immunity in cancer etiology
through population-based epidemiologic research. IIB research aims to inform
efforts to reduce the burden of cancer through translation of etiologic
insights into effective strategies for cancer prevention.  IIB's research
spans the study of infectious agents associated with cancer. A major focus of
IIB research is evaluation of vaccines against human papillomavirus (HPV),
understanding the determinants of vaccine-induced protection, and building
the knowledge base to enable implementation of effective vaccination programs.

The Staff Scientist, working under the direction of a Senior Investigator
within the IIB, will have responsibilities for all aspects of a large
randomized clinical trial of HPV vaccines in Costa Rica and other related
projects.  Specific duties will include assisting with study design
(developing protocols, questionnaires, specimen handling procedures),
management (data coding and cleaning, specimen tracking, human subjects'
approvals), statistical analysis, and preparation of reports for presentation
or publication. Some international travel is required.

The successful candidate must hold a doctoral degree or equivalent in a
relevant discipline (e.g., epidemiology or public health).  Experience in
field-based epidemiological research would be an asset, as would knowledge of
Spanish, given that much of this work is conducted in Costa Rica. The study
also includes biologic specimens; thus, training in a biologically-related
field or experience working with laboratory samples is an asset. The position
requires organizational abilities, attention to detail, initiative, and
an aptitude for multi-tasking. The ability to communicate effectively in
speech and in writing is essential, as demonstrated in presentations and
publications. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief
summary of research interests and experience, and two letters of reference
to:  Ms. Kat Bern, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National
Cancer Institute, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Rm. 7E322 MSC 9775, Bethesda,
MD 20892.  E-mail:  Apply between August
1 and September 30, 2017.  DHHS, NIH, and NCI are equal opportunity employers.


Posted 09/12/17

Faculty Positions

OIST, Japan

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University invites
applications for at least 6 new faculty positions as part of its planned
expansion. Targeted areas for the current search include: Chemistry,
Computer Science, and Cell Biology. Applications from strong candidates in
other fields may be considered.

OIST seeks applicants with excellent scholarship and creativity. Successful
candidates are expected to establish an active program of research, to
supervise student research, and to teach in the graduate program. Generous
research resources are provided, which may be supplemented with external
grants. Appointments will be Tenure-Track or Tenured. Starting date is

All applications must be submitted online with the following materials:
1. Letter of intent
2. CV and publication list
3. Summary of previous research
4. Research proposal
5. Teaching statement
6. Three publications of note
7. Names and contact details of 3 referees

Information and instructions regarding application submission:

Application Deadline: October 15, 2017



Posted 09/12/17

Faculty Position: Multi-Scale Modeling/System Biology


The Department of Biological Sciences in the Dornsife College of Letters,
Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California invites
applications for an Open Rank (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or
Professor) tenured or tenure-track position in the fields of Multi-Scale
Modeling / Systems Biology. Priority will be given to applicants based on the
overall originality of their work and promise for establishing a strong
independent research program.

Successful candidates will join the Molecular and Computational Biology
section within Biological Sciences at USC, located in Los Angeles, California.
We have a robust Ph.D. program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics,
which emphasizes both rigorous mathematical training and immersive
co-localization with experimental biologists. The anticipated start date is
August 16, 2018, and applicants must have received a Ph.D. (or equivalent)
degree by time of appointment.

Review of applications will begin November 1st, 2017 and continue until the
position is filled. Applicants are required to submit an electronic application
Please submit, in a single PDF file, a curriculum vita, a cover letter, a
statement of research accomplishments and future research plans, and the
contact information of at least three references that will provide letters of
recommendations. Please direct inquiries to: .




Posted 09/12/17

Faculty Position: Mathematics

Harvey Mudd College

Math (Data Science & Analytics): Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Must
demonstrate teaching excellence, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and a
strong research program accessible to undergrads. More information:

Mathematics - all areas broadly related to applications and data analytics.



Posted 09/12/17

Postdoc Position: Model Selection and Discrepancy

University of Nottingham

A two year postdoctoral position is available at the University of Nottingham
to work on a Wellcome Trust, Royal Society and Nottingham University funded
project entitled "Improving assessment of drug-induced cardiac risk with
mathematical electrophysiology models".

Details at

Job Specification and application at:

Informal enquiries can be made to



Posted 09/12/17

Postdoc Position: Computational Biology Modelling

Uppsala University

I have funding for two new computational biology modelling postdocs in my
Uppsala University lab, Sweden on integrated projects working with several
highly distinguished vascular biology collaborators: Elizabetta Dejana, Lena
Claesson-Welsh, Christer Betsholtz and Taija Makinen.

Full job advert and application process:




Posted 09/12/17

Postdoc Position: Modeling Healthcare-associated Infections

Washington State University

The Lofgren Lab in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health at
Washington State University is seeking a postdoctoral research associate
to support an ongoing research project on the dynamics of healthcare-
associated infections. The postdoctoral research associate will have
access to an extensive infection surveillance database and will be working
with a diverse team of biomedical and computer science researchers working
to understand how the stochastic dynamics of infections within hospitals
impacts surveillance, intervention evaluation, and clinical care.

Responsibilities of the position include the mentoring of graduate and
undergraduate students in the lab; the analysis of datasets; the design,
implementation, and analysis of mathematical models of disease
transmission; and the preparation of manuscripts and conference abstracts.
The specific focus of the postdoctoral research associate can be tailored
to their interests and expertise but will likely include the implementation
and analysis of stochastic network models of disease transmission
addressing a broad range of clinically-driven questions, including surface
decontamination, hand hygiene, antimicrobial stewardship, and active

Requirements: It is recommended candidates should have a PhD or equivalent
degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Mathematical Biology, Disease
Ecology, or a related field at time of hire, as well as good written and
oral communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively across
disciplines. Candidates who have not yet completed their PhD but have a
scheduled defense date in the near future may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with mathematical or simulation
models of infectious diseases; fluency in Python, Julia, or R programming
languages; and an interest in the control of healthcare associated

This position is initially a one-year appointment with yearly extensions
possible depending on progress and performance, and/or available funding.

Start Date: 1/1/2018 or as soon as possible

Salary per Month: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

To apply for this position at Washington State University, Pullman,
Washington, please visit to apply. Candidates will need
to include a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references
with the online application. WSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative
action educator and employer.

If you have questions regarding this position, please contact
Dr. Eric Lofgren at



Posted 09/11/17

Lectureship Position, Applied Mathematics

University of Bath

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Bath is advertising a
Lectureship (roughly equivalent to Assistant Professor) in Applied
Mathematics to strengthen the activities in its Centre for Doctoral
Training in Statistical Applied Mathematics at Bath (SAMBa).

We particularly encourage applications from within the fields of
control theory, imaging, inverse problems, multi-scale problems,
networks and their applications, optimisation, uncertainty
quantification, as well as from those working in the application
driven areas of mathematical biology, mathematical geosciences,
nonlinear mechanics and other interdisciplinary or industrial areas.

For more details see




Posted 09/01/17

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biomedical Research

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

If interested, please view the details below:




Posted 08/18/17

Doctoral Fellowships in Conservation Science

The Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (SMSC)

The Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (SMSC) is pleased to announce the availability of Doctoral Fellowships in Conservation Science. Two fellowships, the ConocoPhillips/SMSC Conservation Research Fellow, and The Jacquemin Family Foundation Fellow, will be offered in fall 2018 for students with a B.S. or M.S. in Conservation Biology, Ecology, Zoology or a related field, and whose research interests coincide with scholars from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) and George Mason University. If you would like more information please see the announcement here.





Posted 08/18/17

Academic Calendar Internships

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' Science and Technology Innovation Program welcomes applicants from graduate programs (including Masters and PhD) for academic calendar internships. STIP focuses on understanding bottom-up, public innovation; top-down, policy innovation; and, on supporting responsible and equitable practices at the point where new technology and existing political, social, and cultural processes converge. We recommend exploring our blog and website to determine how your research interests align with STIP programming prior to applying.

This fall, we are seeking a research intern with a specialty in topics including precision medicine, biomedical research and innovation, and/or science policy, ethics and regulation on biomedical research to work with our Citizen Science and Health Program. Applicants with backgrounds in technology development or science and technology studies (STS) will also be considered. Experience conducting cross and trans-disciplinary research is an asset.

STIP interns advance a specific research project, while also providing general intellectual and logistical support.

The project associated with this internship will relate to analyzing key challenges and promises arising in the domain of citizen and patient-driven biomedical research and innovation, including interesting trends in precision medicine. The intern may:

·         Help curate the Citizen Health Innovators Map and community, data-mining and reaching out to innovators and experts.
·         Co-author analyses on challenges and promises in citizen and patient-driven biomedical research and innovation
·         Conduct research and/or capacity building to support the mission of the Citizen Health Innovators Project, for example by advancing work in mapping citizen and patient-driven innovation and matching these trends with tech skills and regulatory expertise
·         There will be opportunities to write and gain expertise – this is part of the internship goals.

Support operations may include:
·         Conducting independent research on science and technology innovation issues relevant to STIP initiatives, as requested by supervisor.
·         Co-authoring a journal article or Wilson Center policy brief.
·         Developing grant proposals.
·         Writing articles and blog posts for the STIP website, in conjunction with specific projects as described above.

Desired skills include:
·         Familiarity with precision medicine, biomedical research and innovation, and/or science policy, ethics and regulation on biomedical research
·         Familiarity with national regulation and guidelines on precision medicine in USA
·         Ability to write for multiple audiences (academic publications, white papers, social media, etc.)
·         Ability to work independently with minimal day-to-day guidance.

This internship is paid. Applicants should be able to commit 20 hours a week to this position.

International students are eligible, but they must hold a valid F-1 or J-1 visa and appropriate work authorization. All international students must obtain written permission from their Designated School Official or Responsible Visa Officer at their university stating that they are in valid immigration status and eligible to do an internship at the Center.

The Wilson Center is an equal opportunity employer and follows equal opportunity employment guidelines in the selection of its interns.

To apply please email with the following information. Please specify in the subject line the intended time period for your internship with [SEMESTER] [YEAR] Internship e.g. "FALL 2017 Internship"
·         Cover letter explaining your interest in STIP
·         CV/Resume
·         1-2 page writing sample
·         SPRING/SUMMER/FALL availability


Posted 08/18/17

Visiting Fellowships

University of Verona, Italy

Department of cell and Molecular biology, University of Verona, Italy, invites young fellows to spend 4-12 weeks in their lab to learn comprehensively some of the techniques that are used in genetics and cell biology labs. The primary goal is to get your fellows on board with the techniques (with hands-on training), so your grant funding and time is not lost for training purposes. At the same time, these Trialect partnered bridging fellowships facilitate knowledge, cultural, and educational exchange. Please refer your fellows or students who may be interested. The details can be perused at Genetics Visiting Fellowship

Some of the techniques include:

Genome editing using CRISPR/Cas9
RNA interference
Cell cultures, transfections, nucleofections,
Confocal microscopy
Cell sorting (FACS)
Bimolecular Fluorescence Complementation
Basic molecular biology techniques (gene cloning, blots, PCR, sequencing, etc.)




Posted 08/18/17

Graduate Students needed to teach Introductory Biology Courses

Trinity Washington University

Trinity Washington University is seeking graduate students with master’s degrees or ABD in biological sciences for (low-capped) sections of introductory biology and anatomy & physiology – a great way for students to acquire teaching experience.  I appreciate any referrals you can provide, by return email or directly to the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at or program chair at

Please find the position announcement here:


Posted 08/18/17

Three ORISE Research Opportunities

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has three ORISE research opportunities.  All three opportunities are twelve month research opportunities, with the option to be renewed for additional twelve month terms.  U.S. Citizenship is required for all three opportunities.  All three opportunities are seeking Postdoctoral candidates; one opportunity is open to consider Graduate Students or Post-Master Candidates.  Questions regarding these three opportunities can be directed to

Please note, these opportunities are posted on the website, which is different from where the Department of Defense opportunities are posted on the ORAU Maryland website. Please feel free to share the following opportunities with qualified individuals from your institution!

Organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Opportunity: Research Opportunity in Chemical Medical Countermeasures
Reference Code: BARDA-CHEM-2017-249-0005
Academic Levels: Graduate Students, Post-Master's, Postdoctoral
Direct URL:

Organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Opportunity: Research Opportunity in Filovirus therapeutics animal model development
Reference Code: BARDA-AVAT-2017-249-0006
Academic Levels: Postdoctoral
Direct URL:

Organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Opportunity: Research Opportunity in Radiological/Nuclear Medical Countermeasure Development
Reference Code: BARDA-RADNUC-2017-249-0007
Academic Levels: Postdoctoral
Direct URL:



Posted 08/02/17

Postdoc/PhD Positions

University of Auckland, New Zealand

Improving our understanding of human atrial ionic mechanisms of
arrhythmogenesis (Postdoc position and funded PhD opportunities

About the project: Atrial fibrillation (AF), characterized by rapid or
irregular electrical activity in the upper chambers of the heart, is
the most common heart rhythm disturbance. AF is associated with
substantial morbidity and mortality.  Anti-arrhythmic drug therapy is
a frontline treatment for AF by targeting specific ionic channels with
variable success rates due to our incomplete understanding of the
basic mechanisms of atrial cellular behaviours in patients under
normal and diseased conditions. Computer activation models provide a
powerful framework for investigating exact mechanisms behind AF and
testing effectiveness of proposed novel treatment strategies by
providing a flexible way to dissect highly intertwined contributing
factors and set up series of control studies.

The potential projects for one Postdoc and couple of PhD students are
1) To develop biophysics-based human atrial cellular models to
understand the pathophysiology of AF associated with gene mutations
and to identify a potential effective, targeted treatment;
2) To develop biophysics-based human sino-atrial node (SAN) models to
determine the contribution of heart-failure induced structural and
molecular substrates to SAN dysfunction, and potential targeted
3) To develop biophysics-based human atrial cellular models to
understand the precise ionic mechanism of new-onset AF under diabetic
conditions and to identify a potential upstream therapy.

To find out more about this project please contact Dr Jichao Zhao
(, Auckland Bioengieering Institute, The
University of Auckland, New Zealand.


Posted 08/02/17

PhD / Post-Doc Position, Numerical Analysis

Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg

The group of Thomas Richter at the Otto-von-Guericke University of
Magdeburg is looking for a PhD candidate (Post-Doc possible) in
Numerical Analysis. The position is available from 01.10.2017 and
limited to three years.

Candidates must bring a degree (Masters or Diploma) in mathematics
above average and a focus on numerical mathematics for partial
differential equations, preferable finite elements. Good knowledge of
German is required.

For details see:



Posted 08/02/17

Senior Postdoc Position, Machine Learning

Simula Research Lab, Norway

We are searching for candidates for a senior postdoctoral position in
data science at Simula Research Laboratory, Norway. The position is
part of a recently established strategic initiative addressing Data
Science with emphasis on Machine Learning. The successful candidate
will play a vital role in this initiative and is expected to
participate both scientifically and strategically.

The project will have an initial funding for four years, and it is
expected to spin out sustainable research activities in the field. The
goal is to advance theoretical and methodological frameworks for
complex high-dimensional data and systems analysis, with
simultaneously addressing applied problems encountered in biomedicine,
image and video processing, communication systems, and software
engineering. The project will also play an important overarching role
for machine learning at Simula. It particular, the project will
provide a venue for researchers across both applied and theoretically
oriented research projects.  Prospective applicants should have a PhD
in machine learning, signal processing, applied mathematics,
statistics, or related fields. Applicants with 2++ years of
postdoctoral experience in machine learning, data analysis or related
fields are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate
could have flexibility in the choice of research topics given
alignment with project goals.

For more details please see the full advertisement:

For informal enquiries please contact Dr. Valeriya Naumova:



Posted 08/02/17

Postdoc Position

University of California, Merced

There is an opening for a postdoc position in Professor Noemi Petra's
research group in the School of Natural Sciences at the University of
California, Merced.

The postdoctoral researcher will work under an NSF-funded
Collaborative Research (with UC Merced, UT Austin and MIT) entitled:
Integrating Data with Complex Predictive Models under Uncertainty: An
Extensible Software Framework for Large-Scale Bayesian Inversion (see for a general overview of the project).

The postdoctoral researcher will perform research in the field of
large-scale Bayesian inverse problems, and on the implementation of
new features in hIPPYlib. The postdoc will contribute to the research
dissemination and will also help build the user/developer community by
attending and speaking at conferences, workshops and summer schools at
local and international events.

Interested candidates should contact Noemi Petra at and apply at:



Posted 08/02/17

Postdoc Position, Scientific Computing

University of Manchester

The University seeks to appoint a research associate in the School of
Computer Science for a period of 12 months to work on an
interdisciplinary project related to the development and
implementation of a simulation tool for the analysis of thermal
stability in emerging 3-D Integrated Circuit technologies with liquid

The specific tasks within the simulator design related to this post
include development of the internal liquid cooling and the external
free and forced convection cooling models and development of parallel
adaptive time integration methods.

Specific skills: specialist knowledge in computational science and
engineering, strong mathematical skills, knowledge of the finite
element method (experience with deal.II desirable), solution of
initial value problems, Krylov methods, multigrid, strong C++
programming skills.

Further details about the post can be found at:



Posted 08/02/17

Postdoc Position, Population Modelling

University of Kansas

Dr Daniel Reuman is recruiting into his lab in the University of
Kansas Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB). At least
3 years of funding are available to carry out modelling and numerical
analysis of spatial population dynamics. The postdoc will join an
interdisciplinary team consisting of Reuman, three postdocs and one
student currently in the Reuman lab, collaborators in EEB and in the
Math Department at KU, and collaborators at several institutions in
the USA and UK. Funding is from the NSF Mathematical Biology program
and the James S McDonnell Foundation.

We seek individuals from biological or physical-science backgrounds
with skills and demonstrable interests in modelling and related
areas. Experience with stochastic process modelling and Fourier or
wavelet approaches is a plus. Experience with population models and
linear and nonlinear dynamical systems is a plus, as are computational
skills, particularly if applied in a statistical or modelling
context. A PhD or ABD in a related field is required.  Applicants from
underrepresented groups are encouraged.

The University of Kansas (KU) is a major research university with
special strength in quantitative ecology and evolutionary biology.  KU
is located in Lawrence, Kansas, about 30 miles from Kansas City.
Lawrence is a progressive and cosmopolitan university town with
vibrant art, music, and sports scenes that has been ranked among the
top ten college towns in the country for liveability.

See for further information about the
Reuman lab and links to past publications. See

for more details of the position. Email or call 785 864
1542 with questions. A start date during or before autumn/winter 2017
is preferred. To apply, please send a CV, a cover letter of up to two
pages, the names and contact information of two references, and one
publication to Position open until filled.

Posted 08/02/17

Research Position, Optimization of Climate Models

Kiel Univ

The Research Group "Algorithmic Optimal Control - Oceanic CO2 Uptake"
in the Department of Computer Science at Kiel University (CAU),
Germany, is offering a Researcher Position starting as soon as
possible.  The position is initially limited until August 31,
2019. The salary corresponds to 50% of a full position (19,35 hours
per week) at the level of TV-L E13 of the German public service salary
scale. We offer the opportunity to undertake doctoral research.

The position is part of the research project "Optimization of quality
and performance" in the german national climate modeling initiative
"From the Last Interglacial to the Anthropocene: Modeling a Complete
Glacial Cycle (PalMod,", which aims at simulating the
climate from the peak of the last interglacial up to the present using
comprehensive Earth System Models. A project extension beyond 2019 is
planned. Task of the researcher is performance optimization of a high
resolution climate model, beginning with the realization of a version
of the atmospheric radiation module in single precision arithmetic.

Requirements are: Diploma or M.Sc. in computer science, mathematics,
climate sciences or related fields; proficiency in procedural
programming and handling Unix/Linux systems; experience (or the
willingness to familiarize oneself) with FORTRAN- based simulation
programs on high-performance computers.

Interested candidates should send an application letter including
curriculum vitae and copies of transcripts via e-mail to Prof. Thomas
Slawig, Please refrain from submitting
application photos.  Closing date for applications: August 15th, 2017.



Posted 08/02/17

Research Associate/Senior Research Associate Position

Cambridge, UK

Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in the Mathematics of
Measurement (Fixed Term)

The Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information
(CCIMI) in collaboration with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL)
are seeking strong candidates for a Research Associate / Senior
Research Associate position to work on a collaborative project in
the. Mathematics of Measurement. The postholder will be employed by
the University of Cambridge and affiliated with both CCIMI and NPL,
with part of their time spent in the CCIMI based in the Centre for
Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge and the other part in the NPL
offices based in the Maxwell Centre in Cambridge or at the NPL main
site in Teddington, Southwest London. The exact percentage of time
spent at each institution will vary as appropriate over the course of
the project, with the expectation of a minimum of 20% of time spent at
NPL (either at the Maxwell Centre in Cambridge or the main site in
Teddington) and the University of Cambridge throughout.

Applicants must have a PhD degree in mathematics or statistics (or
closely related discipline), and have a demonstrably excellent
research record and future research potential.

Interviews are expected to be held in the week beginning 18 September.

Informal enquiries about the position may be made to the coordinator for
this recruitment at:

Please quote reference LE12567 on your application and in any
correspondence about this vacancy.

Further information can be found here:

CLOSING DATE: 15 August 2017




Posted 08/02/17

Department Chair Position, Mathematical Sciences

Clemson University

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Clemson University invites
applications and nominations for the position of Department Chair.
Candidates are expected to hold the rank of Full Professor, or
equivalent, and possess administrative and leadership experience. The
department is the largest unit within the College of Science and
offers B.A., B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs. It houses 52
tenured/tenure-track faculty members, 28 lecturers, 8 full-time staff
members, as well as 116 graduate and 231 undergraduate
students. Research areas of the faculty include algebra, discrete
mathematics, applied analysis, bioinformatics, computational
mathematics, operations research, probability, and pure and applied

Applications received by August 15, 2017 will receive full
consideration, but later applications may be considered until the
position is filled. For the complete job posting and more details,
please visit



Posted 07/28/17

Post Doc Positions

Cherry Biotech

Cherry Biotech, a French start-up aiming at developing next generation in vitro devices (ORGAN-ON-A-CHIP) is  looking for post doc candidates to collaborate and submit with us a prestigious Marie Curie Individual Fellowship application. This fellowship would lead to a 2 years post  doctorate contract to develop cutting-edge technologies applied to healthcare/diagnosis.

You can find here the  ongoing national/international programs in our Innovation Unit.

We are particularly looking for:

Microfluidics/Biomechanical engineers PhD with interest for biology (organ on a chip platform design)
Computational scientist (machine learning, algorithmic) for biological application
Programmer/electrotechnician (embed artificial intelligence into our hardware) to push forward the technology

Applicants can contact Pierre Gaudriault with their own project or get in touch to collaborate on one of our projects.



Posted 07/25/17

Post-Doctoral positions in Genomics, Computational Biology, and Bioinformatics

Karolinska Institute

Karolinska Institute has posted on Trialect soliciting applications for Post-Doctoral positions in Genomics, Computational Biology, and Bioinformatics. The available postdoctoral position concerns developing and applying novel genomic and computational approaches to study ribosome dynamics and RNA metabolism, and its impact to cell-to-cell phenotypic heterogeneity. This funded position is exclusively for overseas students. Residents of Sweden cannot apply. Stipend is around 26000-28000 SEK/ month. Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institute has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine. Please do refer interested fellows or students. The details can be perused at: Genomics and Computational Biology



Posted 04/21/17

Postdoc: Scientific Computing/Systems Biology

Uppsala University

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher for an interdisciplinary project
on modelling and simulation of multicellular systems in developmental biology.
The project, described below, will be conducted as part of a collaboration
between the the research groups headed by Associate professor Andreas
Hellander, Uppsala University, see, and
Associate professor Igor Adameyko, Karolinska Institute, see

In this project we seek to develop eScience simulation methods and software
driven by data from advanced imaging-techniques based on genetic labeling in
confetti embryos. The potential for simulations to probe intricate cellular
coordination processes is large, but currently there are no methods available
to bridge the large scale differences between the microscopic, cellular level
organization and the macroscopic shape transitions that define the
developmental processes. In this project we aim to develop new multiscale
methods that capture both mechanical and molecular interactions between
individual cells. We will use the methods to study how these interactions give
rise to rapid and reliable scaling of structures in the facial region of
embryonic mice. The project has the dual objective to serve as a driving
example for development of a cloud-based virtual laboratory for collaborative
modeling in biology. A more detailed description of the project is available

More information and instructions for how to apply can be found here:

We welcome applications no later than May 7 2017.


Posted 04/21/17

PhD and Postdoc: Biomedical Informatics

Kansas State University

SEADS ICCM Postdoc and PhD Description: Biomedical Informatics or Related
Field in Computational Biology

Job Summary: Biomedical informatics (BMI) is the interdisciplinary, scientific
field that studies and pursues the effective uses of biomedical data,
information, and knowledge for scientific inquiry, problem solving and
decision making, motivated by efforts to improve human health.

Purpose of these positions: The incumbent to these positions would be
responsible for initial configuration and implementation of a prototype of the
Structured Environment for Animal Data Simulation (SEADS) platform in the
Cerner Inc. computational environment. The SEADS is envisioned as a
multipurpose platform that will integrate disparate sources of animal health
data (veterinary electronic medical records, FDA regulatory drug submissions,
pharmacogenomic data, preclinical toxicological data, pharmacological and
diagnostic laboratory data, etc.) into a single platform using tools developed
by Cerner (CODE, Ignite, etc. ) to create and manage their integrated human
health databases.

For further details and to apply:




Posted 03/20/17

Senior Research Fellowship

Queens University, Belfast

Wanted: a quantitative scientist with a strong mathematical background and
experience of scientific programming using e.g. Matlab, R, Python, C or
similar, to help build and test mathematical models of new fisheries
management systems to apply to commercial marine fisheries in the waters
around Ireland. The emphasis is on finding ways to achieve sustainability
across multiple species simultaneously, using improvements in data that
allow the spatio-temporal dynamics to be modelled. The post-holder will lead
mathematical modelling within the project (commissioned by an Irish
Government Ministry) which involves other scientists and PhD students as
part of a collaboration across several Institutes in the UK and Ireland.
This 5-year post is offered at a senior level since substantial experience
of independent work making mathematical models, using advanced statistics
and publishing results is needed. Experience of fisheries science would be
an advantage. Further information from Dr Keith Farnsworth
( Apply online at

Posted 03/20/17


University of Houston

The Mathematics Department in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
at the University of Houston expects to hire a Research Associate 1
(postdoctoral position). The position will be for two years, with the
possibility of a one year renewal. The successful applicant will conduct
research in an area compatible with the research interests of the Mathematics
Department. For this position we are especially interested in computational
mathematics, mathematical medicine, mathematical biology or related areas. In
addition the successful applicant may teach up to one course per semester.
Screening of applications will begin as soon as possible and the search will
continue until the position is filled.

The University of Houston is one of the most diverse research universities in
the nation. It is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY: Submit applications to both (mathjobs) and
(University of Houston internal system).

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please contact Kreimir Josi -


Posted 03/20/17

Postdoc: Forest Modeling

Washington State University

We have an exciting opportunity within a new research project on forest
landscape change and climate change. We are seeking an individual who can
conduct forest modeling and work collaboratively across teams for two years.
The research (postdoctoral) position is available at the Dynamic Ecosystems
and Landscapes Lab at Portland State University
( and the
Mathematical Ecology and Environmental Modeling Lab at The Washington State
University Vancouver ( This person will work
with the project PIs, Dr. Robert Scheller (PSU) and Dr. Nick Strigul (WSUV),
on parameterization and validation of ecological models, in particular,
LANDIS-II and SORTIE-PPA. Additional information about the project is
available at:

Desired qualification: PhD in relevant field, excellent programming skills
(C++ and R), experience in datamining of ecological, environmental or climatic
databases, statistics and model parameterization. We would also consider a
candidate with MS degree in relevant area and 5+ years of professional
experience in environmental modeling. Highly competitive salary and benefits.
The successful candidate will be officially hired by Washington State
University Vancouver. Position located in the Portland metropolitan area (OR).
Portland area is in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, it provides
exceptional recreational opportunities and healthy work/life balance. There is
a flexibility in the starting date, the position can begin on June 1, 2017 or
later. In order to receive full consideration please submit CV, cover letter
and research statement by email ( and
and arrange 3 letters of recommendation sent by references.

Washington State University is an EO/AA educator and employer

Posted 03/20/17

Postdoc: Mathematical modelling/Systems biology



Posted 03/20/17

Postdoc: Cholera Dynamics

Johns Hopkins University

Postdoctoral Position in Cholera Dynamics and Oral Cholera Vaccination Impact

Our group in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg
School of Public Health is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to work on
projects related to cholera dynamics to better understand the global burden
and geographic distribution of the disease. The ideal applicant will be highly
quantitative with experience in epidemiology, statistics, ecology and/or
infectious disease modeling. Experience in disease mapping and/or the
development of R packages is highly desirable. Applicants with, or nearing
completion of, a doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, or a related
quantitative field (e.g., computer science, ecology) will be considered.

The successful applicant will work with Dr. Justin Lessler, Dr. Andrew Azman
and colleagues on a project primarily funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation that aims to improve our understanding of cholera epidemiology in
order to design rational strategies for use of oral cholera vaccine. Over the
past years our team has built a massive database of cholera incidence and
mortality worldwide and the postdoctoral work will largely focus around
gaining new insights from these data. This work will involve the development
of Bayesian methods to estimate the incidence and endemicity of cholera across
the world and the exploration of how various covariates shape cholera risk
across time and space. In addition, there will be opportunities to combine
phylogenetic and epidemiologic data to understand large-scale patterns of
cholera transmission within Africa. While this work has theoretical components,
it is highly connected to ongoing cholera control work throughout the world
through the Global Taskforce for Cholera Control, and the successful applicant
will have the chance to share results with policy and operational partners
including the WHO, MSF and others.

You would be joining a highly collaborative group ( who
works on projects ranging from empirical data collection to theoretical
modeling of disease dynamics, and there will be ample opportunities to work on
cross-cutting projects focused on issues in infectious disease transmission
and control.

The position will be for 1-2 years, depending on applicant interest and career

Interested candidates should contact Laura Bowles ( with a CV,
statement of interest, and references. Applications will be considered on a
rolling basis and should be submitted by May 30, 2017.

Posted 03/20/17Postdoc: TB Transmission Modelling





Posted 03/20/17

Bioinformatics Job



●       Support lab researchers and bioinformatics team in data management, processing and analysis

●       Maintain/debug/improve the existing web-based databases/applications and data processing pipelines in the lab

●       Perform routine data processing and QC checking using the lab computer cluster

●       Design, develop and deploy new databases/applications and data processing pipelines, as well as custom scripts to meet new needs

●       Perform light/routine administrative work on the lab computer cluster, including monitor/report the cluster status, cron jobs and routing data backup

●       Maintain/install application software on the linux servers

●       Document work

●       Interact with other members in the team

●       Participate in lab meetings and other activities

●       Perform other duties as assigned



●       Work products and documents related to the development of new or improved web-based databases/applications

●       Work products and documents related to the development of new or improved scripts for data processing and analysis

●       Work products and documents related to the administration of the lab cluster



MS in biostatistics, bioinformatics, computer sciences, etc. with at least two years' relevant experience or Bachelor's degree with at least three years of relevant experience.


Required Skills:

●       Software development skills in R/Bioconductor, Python, shell; expertise in a low-level language is desirable.

●       Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills required.

●       Ideal candidates will demonstrate ability to work independently as well as work with others in a team.

Additional Skills:

●       Experience in developing web-based databases/applications with PHP, MySQL, Apache, AJAX, etc. in Linux/Mac OS X environment is highly desired

●       Good familiarity in using a computer cluster and running pipelines is highly desired

●       Experience/familiarity in systems administration of a linux computer cluster is a plus.

●       Good knowledge in biology, molecular biology, genetics and Next-Generation sequencing (NGS)

●       Hands-on bioinformatics and NGS data handling experience

●       Experience in a life sciences environment

Job Type: Full-time

This position is for immediate staffing and we would like to interview candidates soon.

Posted 03/20/17

Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP) Scientists 

Certara Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP) Group

The Certara Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP) group is a global
organization focused on the impactful application of QSP and mechanistic PKPD
modeling and simulation in drug discovery and development.  We recently
launched the first-of-its-kind QSP Consortium and have a rapidly expanding
consultancy portfolio.

Our modellers work in close collaboration with other Certara staff and clients
to generate and use state-of-the-art QSP models for pharmaceutical R&D. The
models are designed in close dialogue with clients and developed with a
view to creating user-friendly tools that will inform drug development
programs from discovery to regulatory filing. We are seeking highly motivated
and talented QSP modelling experts, who share our passion for using
quantitative approaches to understand and impact complex drug discovery and development
questions. Positions are available at various levels of experience.

Please send your CV, covering letter and the names of two references quoting
QSP/2017/March to
Closing Date for Applications: 2nd April 2017



Posted 03/20/17

Mathematical Biologist

Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University

The Program for Evolutionary Dynamics (PED) at Harvard University is seeking a
mathematical biologist to work on interdisciplinary research projects. A
strong doctoral record is required. Candidates with excellent quantitative
skills should send a research statement, current curriculum vitae, and two
letters of reference by email to Katherine Gallagher at

We highly encourage applications from female and other underrepresented
minority candidates. Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual identity, gender identity, national
origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work
in the United States.



Posted 03/20/17 

Research Fellow: Brain Stimulation for Epilepsy & Seizure Prediction

University of Melbourne

Exciting med-tech opportunity at the interface between academia and industry.
We are seeking talented research scientists to join
a team conducting a clinical trial of a fully implantable system for seizure
forecasting and control with epilepsy patients. Requires experience in
electrophysiology and neural signal analysis.

There are two Research Fellow positions available in our epilepsy research
group for a new NHMRC research project titled Critical
Slowing in Epilepsy. The research will quantify how the brain changes around
times where it is susceptible to seizures. Seizure susceptibility will be
studied using a new deep brain stimulation and recording system in a first in
man clinical trial in
partnership with the medical device company, Medtronic. There are also
opportunities to study seizure susceptibility using the one-of-a-kind long-
term continuous intracranial electroencephalography database obtained from the
clinical trial of the
Neurovista Seizure Advisory System.

At least one of the Research Fellows will be involved in all aspects of the
Medtronic trial, from testing with patients to data analysis and reporting.
Testing will involve measuring the interaction between the brain's response to
very small electrical stimuli and epilepsy-related changes.

Close date:  12 Mar 2017

Contact both Dr Levin Kuhlmann ( and Dr Dean Freestone
( for details. For a position description, selection
criteria and to apply visit:



Posted 03/20/17

Postdoctoral Positions

University of Melbourne

Postdoctoral positions in Mathematical and Computational Biology at the
Systems Biology Laboratory, University of Melbourne, Australia. The Systems
Biology Laboratory at the University of Melbourne led by Professor Edmund Crampin has three postdoctoral
positions available starting immediately. We are looking for talented and
motivated quantitative scientists with interests in mathematical modelling of
biological systems at the molecular and cellular level to join our team.

For more information about the Systems Biology Laboratory and its constituent
research groups, please go here:

For each of the positions, the required qualification is a PhD in applied
mathematics, mathematical physics, bioengineering, or a related field. A
strong interest in biology and the application of mathematical and
computational modelling approaches
to understand biological systems is also required. Specific skills are
described below for each project. Postdoctoral positions are available in each
of the following projects:

1) Multiscale modelling of calcium signalling in heart cells (supervised by
Prof. Edmund Crampin and Dr. Vijay Rajagopal; funded by ARC Discovery Project
'How does calcium make the heart grow?? )

You will develop biophysically realistic and structurally detailed
computational models of calcium signaling in heart cells, at scales from
molecular through to multicellular models. As part of an international
interdisciplinary team including modellers, biophysicists, bioimaging experts
and physiologists, you will develop models to gain mechanistic insights into
the role of sub-cellular calcium dynamics in diseases such as cardiac
hypertrophy and diabetic cardiomyopathy. Familiarity with one or more of the
following areas would be advantageous: modelling and simulation of spatial
and/or stochastic systems, finite element modelling, stochastic processes,
calcium signalling, cardiomyocyte physiology.

2) Cell-nanoparticle interactions for nanomedicine (with Prof. Edmund Crampin,
in collaboration with other investigators in the ARC Centre of Excellence in
Convergent Bio-Nano Science & Technology)

As part of a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative team at the ARC Centre
of Excellence and across several Australian universities, you will develop
integrative computational modelling approaches and model-based standards for
understanding the 7interactions between nano-scale materials and cells. The
aims of the project are to better understand, and hence predict, how
properties of nano-engineered particles for drug delivery determine cellular
recognition, uptake and processing.  An interest in nano medicine, use of
computational modelling to interpret experimental data, and a confidence and
willingness to bring mathematical approaches into a highly collaborative
research cluster would be useful.

3) An energy-based approach for cellular systems and synthetic biology (with
Prof. Edmund Crampin and Prof. Peter Gawthrop)
We are developing a theoretical framework for constructing and analysing
physically-based models of cellular systems. Such a framework incorporating
both mass-flow (as is commonly represented in systems biology) as well as
energy flow (commonly neglected)
is urgently needed in order to construct integrative models which actually
work as expected. Furthermore this will allow design of new synthetic biology
networks and circuits which may actually function as intended. Desirable
skills include experience working with large systems of nonlinear ODEs,
knowledge of and interest in thermodynamics, familiarity with markup languages
(such as CellML and SBML).

Additional Information:
Start date is negotiable, although all positions are available to start
immediately. Appointments will be initially for two years, with possibility of
renewal contingent on satisfactory performance, progress in carrying out the
assigned duties, and mutual agreement. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter including a brief statement of career goals, past
research, which position(s) you are interested in, and why you are interested.
Additionally, please include a curriculum vitae and one example (your best!)
publication / manuscript. In your cover letter, list the name of three
references. If you are short listed, referees will be contacted. Review of
applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are

Candidates are encouraged to contact Prof. Crampin
( directly for further information.




Posted 03/20/17

Postdoc: Phylodynamics model of Dengue dynamics in Cambodia

Pasteur Institute (Paris)

An 18-month post-doc position is available at the Pasteur Institute, Paris and
Department of Biology (ENS) under the supervision of Dr. Richard Paul and Pr.
Bernard Cazelles. Candidates are invited to work on "Phylodynamic models for
Understanding Dengue Dynamics in Rural Cambodia".

Today, Dengue fever represents a major challenge in public health and poses a
particular threat in South-East Asia. This study is part of two projects,
DENFREE a European project ( and PANIC an ANR project.
The mutual objective of these projects is to improve our knowledge of the
ecological and evolutionary dynamics of Dengue, in South East Asia, in order
to design innovative public health measures. These projects are strongly
interdisciplinary and involve the collaboration of epidemiologists,
biologists, computer scientists, statisticians and mathematicians.

As part of this research, the successful candidate will have to develop
cutting-edge models that would be used 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 and PANIC consortia, in close
co-operation with the Pasteur Institute in Cambodia. In particular, 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 benefit from the use of the SSM platform

The successful applicant will have trained in quantitative biology or a
related field (PhD or equivalent degree required), with expertise in one or
more of the following areas; computer science, mathematics, and/or
computational biology. Previous
experience in biological modeling is expected. A strong aptitude for inter-
disciplinary research is required. The appointment is for eighteen months with
a start date between May and September 2017. The net salary will be
?28,000 pa after tax depending on the experience and qualifications of the

Applications should include a letter of motivation and a CV listing
publications and the addresses of at least two referees. Applications and
enquiries to: and



Posted 03/20/17

Postdoc: Mixed Effect Models & Immune Response

Inria, Lyon

We are seeking for a highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow to develop
mixed effect models for the description of the CD8 T cell immune response. The
successful candidate will be in charge of developing and analyzing statistical
models in collaboration with immunologists. The aim is to better describe
experimental data, by incorporating both an average behavior and a measure of
inter-individual variability, in classical deterministic models of the immune

The position is full-time (100%) research at Inria, the French Institute for
Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, and the successful candidate will be
located in Villeurbanne/Lyon, France, on the University Lyon 1 campus, as a
member of the Dracula research team ( The
postdoc position should start on November 1st (possibly on October or December
1st) for 12 or 18 months, depending on the availability of the candidate. All
details can be found at

The applicant will have experience in mathematical and/or computational
modeling in biology with, ideally, experience in nonlinear mixed-effects
models. In addition, any of the following knowledge will be considered as a
plus: use of Monolix software (,
mathematical analysis of dynamical systems, numerical implementation of
continuous models (ODE, PDE). For further information, please contact Dr.
Fabien Crauste (, Dr. Olivier Gandrillon
( and Dr. Céline Vial (, who
will be in charge of supervising the postdoc. Deadline for applications is
March 24th 2017.


Posted 03/20/17

Postdoc: Mathematical Neuroscience, Basal Ganglia Dynamics

University of Pittsburgh

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Department of
Mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh, funded in part by the U.S.
National Science Foundation. The successful candidate will work with Professor
Jonathan Rubin and other collaborators on the mathematical and computational
analysis of issues relating to activity patterns in the basal ganglia,
particularly under parkinsonian conditions, and will interact with other
members of the Mathematical Biology Group and the Center for Neuroscience at
the University of Pittsburgh. There will likely be the opportunity to engage
in research in other areas of mathematical neuroscience and in some direct
neural data analysis as well.

The position is funded for at least 2.5 years, with an initial one-year
appointment and an expectation of extension, given satisfactory
performance. Applicants with a PhD in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics,
Computational Neuroscience, or a related discipline that includes training in
dynamical systems should send a CV including a list of publications, a
research statement, and reference contact information to
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity
Employer, and women and members of minority groups under-represented in
academia are especially encouraged to apply.