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 03/20/17

Postdoc: 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.


Posted 02/21/17

Postdoc Position in Computational Biology

Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies

The new group of Systems Medicine at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced
Studies invites applications for a PostDoc position in Computational biology.

Major duties:

·  Analyze clinical and experimental data from collaborators using machine
learning and bioinformatics approaches.

·  Publish research findings in scientific journals and present them at
major scientific meetings.


·  A PhD degree in a quantitatively-oriented field, such as engineering,
computer science or applied mathematics.

·  Excellent command of English.

·  Knowledge in analytical and quantitative methods.

·  Experience in MATLAB or R, and LaTex.

·  Knowledge of immunology is a plus.

Please send questions or your application with a motivation letter, outlining
your interest in the position, along with your curriculum vitae which should
include the names and contact details of three referees, to

Positions are open until filled.



Posted 02/21/17

Postdoc: Mathematical Modelling

Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh

Postdoctoral position in mathematical modelling of evolutionary and
epidemiological consequences of vaccination in livestock

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow to develop
a predictive quantitative framework for assessing the short- and long-term
effectiveness of vaccination programmes in domestic livestock. The successful
candidate will be responsible for developing mathematical models that combine
field and experimental data in order to predict potential evolutionary and
epidemiological consequences of vaccination in farm animals.

The post is available at The Roslin Institute of the University of Edinburgh
in Scotland, under the supervision of Drs. Andrea Doeschl-Wilson and Samantha
Lycett. The Roslin Institute is part of the University of Edinburgh's College
of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, and is internationally renowned for
its multi-disciplinary research in animal health.

The advertised position is part of the European Horizon2020 project SAPHIR:
Strengthening Animal Production and Health through the Immune Response
The successful candidate will thus interact with other group members and
external collaborators from a variety of backgrounds, such as computational
statistics, quantitative and molecular genetics, immunology and animal
or veterinary science, and will be expected to present the work to an
international audience.

The post-holder must have a PhD in a scientific discipline with
a substantial quantitative component (e.g. mathematics, statistics,
theoretical or computational biology, or physics), together with evidence
of skills in mathematical modelling and writing scientific publications.
Extensive knowledge in R or other programming languages is required. The
ideal candidate will have experience in modelling biological or ecological
processes and a strong interest in infectious disease dynamics, be autonomous,
organised and collaborative and also possess strong problem solving skills.

The position is full-time (100%) and available for a minimum of 16 months,
with an anticipated starting date of August 2017.

For further information, including details of how to apply, please visit
Vacancy Ref: 038971 Closing Date: 15-Mar-2017

Should you have any informal questions about the project, please contact
Andrea Doeschl-Wilson at,
phone +44 131 6519 224.


Posted 01/25/17

Tenure-track Positions 

Center for Applied Mathematics, IIIT, India

Job title: Professor (Open rank) - Center for Applied Mathematics
Company name: Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi
Location: New Delhi, India, 110020

Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-Delhi) has
emerged as one of the most promising, fully autonomous institution in IT
and allied sciences in India today. IIIT-Delhi has currently 60 faculty
members all with PhDs from top universities around the world. It has a
strong focus on rigorous research and has a robust doctoral program

The Institute is in the process of establishing the Center for Applied
Mathematics and aims to recruit tenure-track/tenured faculty at all levels
in Applied Mathematics with two broad goals:

1) Have a world-class research program in the areas of Mathematics allied
to Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Computational Biology.

2) Engage actively with industrial partners in collaborative research.

All faculty members are expected to pursue research leading to publications
in journals of repute and high impact and engage in sponsored projects and
collaborations. Strong support is provided for research and the teaching
load is light.

The institute has the best compensation in academia in India. All regular
faculty will be provided on-campus or leased accommodation. Other benefits
include initiation research grant, travel support, professional development
fund and personal benefits such as health insurance, LTC, contribution
to pension plan. More details regarding the Institute and the application
process are available on To
apply please submit your application (CV, research and teaching statement
and names of at least three reference) at



Posted 01/25/17

Postdoc, Computational Biology Biocomplexity Institute

Indiana University, Bloomington

The Biocomplexity Institute ( is seeking
Postdoctoral Fellows to participate in computational biology research
on embryogenesis, vascular, liver, kidney, eye, cancer and toxicology
modeling. These positions offer candidates the opportunity to work in a
multidisciplinary environment that includes engineers, modelers, physicists,
chemists, in vitro and in vivo biologists as well as clinicians working
at the interface between computation and real-world biological and medical

We have particular need for people to continue funded research on the effects
of toxins on the liver and in cancer modeling. Successful applicants may
have the opportunity to conduct experimental research related to their
simulations. The position will offer unique opportunities to collaborate
on funded as well as new research projects. Computational areas of
interest include systems biology, multicell models of tissues and organs
("virtual tissues"), biomechanics, fluid dynamics and scientific software
development. The candidate will develop models of both human and animal
development, homeostasis and disease.

Ideal Start Date for position: On or after March 1, 2017

For more information or to apply please visit




Posted 01/25/17

Postdoctoral Researcher

Oregon Health & Science University

Position Type:
Postdoctoral Researcher

Computational Biology Program

Position Description:
Do you think that biology needs better models and better software tools? Do
you want to bridge the low-throughput detailed biological information with
high throughput system scale profiling experiments? Are you interested
in computational approaches to precision medicine? If your answer is yes,
we might have a great position for you!

We are looking for postdoctoral researchers who are passionate about
making a positive impact and have demonstrated creative programming skills,
preferably in an open source setting. Our goal is to build on our existing
work in pathway informatics and cancer genomics to find creative ways to
generate very large models of cellular processes and apply them to understand
and cure cancer. We are at a very exciting junction with existing and new
collaborations with Intel, Dana Farber, Harvard Medical School and University
of Toronto.

Working in a dynamic, software development focused team, you will build tools,
algorithms and services for creating and using detailed, system scale pathway
information with specific focus on Cancer Biology. Previous experience in
-omic data, pathways and networks, real time collaborative platforms, natural
language processing and data visualization will be evaluated positively. Cross
training or experience in biology is highly desirable. Previous open source
software development experience is also a major plus.

Required Qualifications:
- Ph.D. in relevant field
- Demonstrated open source software development experience
- Prior work in algorithms development

Preferred Qualifications:
- Extensive OSS development record

Employer Name:
Oregon Health & Science University
School of Medicine, Computational Biology Program

Position Location:
Portland, Oregon, US

Application Deadline Date:

Questions please email:

To apply:

Reference: IRC51409
CV/Resume, cover letter and list of 3 references.




Posted 01/25/17

Postdoc, Modelling Control of Exocytosis

University of Padua

A postdoc position in the Bioengineering group at the University of Padua
is available from March 1, 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter. The
postdoctoral fellow will work on mathematical and/or statistical modeling
of exocytosis.

The research project will focus on how Ca2+ channel dynamics and clustering
interact with electrical activity to control exocytosis. This will involve
stochastic and spatiotemporal simulations of Ca2+ channels, calcium dynamics
and exocytosis using computational and theoretical tools, applied to existing
and new mathematical models

For further information and to express interest please contact Dr. Morten
Gram Pedersen ( -


Posted 01/25/17

CfA: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Systems Biology


The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)
and Department of Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology at the
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are currently accepting applications for a
three-year postdoctoral fellowship in computational biology with an interest
in using systems approaches to understand complex biological processes in
cell biology, cancer biology, immunology or developmental biology. While
the applicant must propose an independent research project as part of the
application, he/she will be expected to work closely with Dr. Tian Hong,
Department of Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology.

Support: annual stipend of $51,000 and full University of Tennessee employee
fringe benefits.

Deadline: Applications will be considered beginning April 2, 2017, continuing
until the position is filled. Letters of recommendation should be submitted
at the time of application.

How to apply: For more detail on the position and application guidelines,

For more information, contact NIMBioS Associate Director Dr. Brian O'Meara
( or Dr. Tian Hong, Department of Biochemistry & Cellular
and Molecular Biology (


Posted 01/18/17

PhD or Postdoc Position: Modelling Mosquito Movement

Swiss TPH

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) is looking to
fill a position for a PhD Student or a postdoctoral research assistant on
the mathematical modelling of mosquito movement linked to projects funded
by the Innovative Vector Control Consortium and the Swiss National Science
Foundation.  The position will involve developing mathematical models of
mosquito movement, calibrating these models to data from semi-field and
field experiments from East Africa, and using these models to determine
the impact of diffusive chemicals in reducing mosquito-biting on humans.

More details and the link to submit applications can be found here:

Posted 01/18/17

Postdoctoral Position in Computational Biology

Center for Quantitative Medicine and University of Connecticut Medical School

Dr. Pedro Mendes, in the Center for Quantitative Medicine (CQM) and also affiliated with Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling (CCAM) and Dept. of Cell Biology, University of Connecticut Medical School (UConn Health), is recruiting a postdoc to undertake research in the area of computational systems biology. The successful candidate will join an International team that are developing the modeling and simulation software COPASI ( Hoops et al. 2006 Bioinformatics 22:3067-74). The position, funded by an NIH grant and expected to last 3 years, is to develop and implement simulation and optimization algorithms, particularly focused on large biochemical networks.

The successful candidate will research algorithms and work on the C++ source code of COPASI, maintaining the existing code and implementing new features. She/he will also provide assistance to COPASI users, organize and participate in tutorials, demonstrations, and other educational and outreach activities. She/he will prepare manuscripts for peer review and present them at specialized conferences. A PhD or equivalent in biology, computer science, mathematics, physics, or related areas is required. Experience of programming in C++ or another object-oriented language, as well as modeling with differential equations, are essential. Previous experience of using COPASI is desirable but not essential.

To apply for this position please email your full CV <>.

More details at


Posted 01/05/17

Selected NIH Intramural Research and other job openings - Jan. 2017


Chief and Senior Investigator
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Branch, NICHD
(Review of applications begins: January 13)

The Division of Intramural Population Health Research is located within
the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human
Development and invites qualified candidates to apply for the position
of Chief and Senior Investigator of the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Branch. As one of three intramural branches in the Division, the Biostatistics
and Bioinformatics Branch mission is to develop novel statistical methods
motivated by the Division's population health research that includes
human fecundity and fertility, pregnancy, and child and adolescent
health and behavior. In addition, Branch scientists serve as statistical
co-investigators on all etiologic and interventional research in keeping
with the team science research paradigm practiced by the Division. The
Branch's mission also includes a strong commitment to mentoring trainees
at varying career stages and professional service.

As an intramural entity, the Branch is expected to develop innovative
methodologic and collaborative research that uses the rich trans-disciplinary
environment of the Division and the NIH Intramural Research Program. This
expectation includes developing and implementing methods that support
original research seeking to answer critical data gaps, and in the
analysis of a vast array of databases from completed and ongoing research
studies. The Biostatistics and Bioinformatics branch currently houses 4
investigators, with room for growth. A description of the Branch may be
found at,
and an overview of all Division research is summarized in the Division's

The Branch Chief must be a dynamic leader who provides scientific,
administrative and fiscal leadership, while maintaining his/her own
original methodologic and collaborative research. Candidates must have an
earned doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics or a closely related
quantitative field. The successful candidate must be an internationally
recognized methodologist whose accomplishments are commensurate with the
academic rank of a tenured full professor, as demonstrated by a strong
upward trajectory of high quality statistical publications, a trajectory
of high quality and impact collaborative publications, an international
reputation, extramural funding (for academic candidates), and a clear vision
of biostatistics' and bioinformatics' essential role in population health
research. The Chief is expected to lead in strengthening current research
areas and in developing new areas of expertise to address increasingly
challenging designs and analyses, including priorities such as bioinformatics
and causal inference. The Chief is expected to lead in developing and
implementing the infrastructure and culture of reproducible research.s
The position requires excellent inter-personnel and communication skills,
and experience leading trans-disciplinary scientific teams and recruiting
early stage biostatisticians are highly desirable. The Chief will serve as
a member of the Division's senior leadership working to further the Division
and Institute's vision and mission.

The Branch Chief will be eligible for tenure, at a salary commensurate with
his/her credentials and experience. Full federal government benefits will
be provided, including leave, health and life insurance, long-term care
insurance, retirement plan, and savings plan (401k equivalent). Interested
candidates should submit the following items: Curriculum vitae; brief (2-3
pages) cover letter that summarizes professional training and experience
in the following areas: leadership, management, administration, research,
professional service, and mentoring; brief (2-3 pages) vision statement for
the Branch; and names, affiliations, and contact details for three references
(who will only be contacted following an interview).

Please email these materials as one package to: Ms. Adrienne Lonaberger;
Program Analyst, DIPHR, NICHD; 6710B Rockledge Drive; Room 3141D;
Bethesda, MD 20892; 301-496-6324; or All inquiries
about the position should be directed to the Committee Chair: Dr. Enrique
Schisterman; Chief and Senior Investigator; Epidemiology Branch, DIPHR,
NICHD; 6710B Rockledge Drive, Room 3136; Bethesda, MD 20892; 301-435-6893, Complete applications received by January 13, 2017,
will be considered for a first round of interviews, but applications will be
accepted until the position is filled. The selected candidate is expected
to assume the position and be onsite by July 1, 2017. HHS, NIH, and NICHD
are equal opportunity employers.

Chief Data Scientist
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, NCI
(Review of applications begins: January 13)

The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) of the National
Cancer Institute is recruiting an accomplished, senior investigator to
serve as Chief Data Scientist in the Office of the Director, DCEG. The
mission of DCEG is to discover environmental and genetic determinants
of cancer, and to identify new approaches to cancer prevention through
epidemiological research. The Chief Data Scientist will lead efforts to
define new infrastructure to extract, manage, and analyze data in a scalable
way to support epidemiological research within the Division. He/she will
also be provided with the resources to lead an internationally-recognized
scientific research program in big data analytics for cancer research.

The incumbent will play a leadership role and work closely with DCEG
investigators to conceptualize, design, and develop analytic solutions
for high dimensional, complex data, including the ability to articulate
data-intensive analytics using cloud computing infrastructure and
user-facing web computing/mobile development. Responsibilities include
creating a roadmap for implementing data and analytics strategy, including
infrastructure design and development of data models; leading efforts to
develop scalable, innovative approaches to extract, manage, and analyze
data; and providing oversight and procedures for modeler/statistical team
members on key projects in collaboration with the Biostatistics Branch. The
incumbent will also develop a vision for data analytics architecture and
workflows for epidemiologic studies; establish data policies, standards,
organization and enforcement of data governance; develop innovative
approaches to link internal systems with external data; lead collaborations
within other agencies of the federal government, academic institutions,
and healthcare industry to invent, pilot, and operationalize emerging data
science solutions, methods, and processes; and drive data science innovation
in epidemiology through active participation in professional societies,
key events, and public-private partnerships. He/she will work closely with
the NCI Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology to
coordinate DCEG solutions with NCI-wide programs, and will coordinate the
DCEG data strategy with other NIH Institutes and Programs.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
in computer science, mathematics, statistics or a related science and have
strong written and verbal communication skills. He/she must have a minimum
of five years of relevant experience in data science, and demonstrate
experience with algorithms for complex data integration and capture as
well as application of advanced data analytics, including data mining and
visualization. The incumbent must demonstrate deep understanding of database
design and structure. Experience should include work with applications
backed by data-intensive infrastructure and statistical applications. The
incumbent must demonstrate the ability to conduct high-quality, original
research that has been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals
and presented at scientific meetings. He\she must also have experience
in developing and mentoring staff at all levels and building an internal
capacity to deliver high quality and highly innovative analytics services.  

The Chief Data Scientist will be eligible for a tenured appointment at
a salary commensurate with his/her qualifications and experience.  Full
Federal benefits including leave, health and life insurance, long-term
care insurance, retirement, and savings plan (401k equivalent) will be
provided. Interested individuals should send a cover letter summarizing
research interests, accomplishments, and scientific administrative experience;
curriculum vitae and bibliography; a list of up to five key publications;
and the names and addresses of three references to: Ms. Catherine
McClave, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer
Institute,  Applications received by
January 13, 2017 will be considered for a first round of interviews, but
applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The DHHS and
NIH are equal opportunity employers.

Tenure-Track/Tenure-Eligible Investigator
Biostatistics Branch, NCI-DCEG
(deadline: February 28)

The Biostatistics Branch (BB) in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and
Genetics (DCEG), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of
Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting
for a tenure-track/tenure eligible position. BB statisticians develop
statistical research programs and actively collaborate both in cutting-edge
studies of genetic, lifestyle, and other environmental causes of cancer,
as well as in studies of cancer prevention, descriptive and clinical
epidemiology.  Statistical research is typically motivated by challenges
encountered in DCEG studies, such as choosing an efficient study and
sampling design, optimally combining data from multiple sources such as
electronic medical records, genetic data bases, disease and bio-specimen
registries, as well as designing validation studies and methods to evaluate
and correct for measurement error in exposures and disease outcomes. The
branch has active methodological research programs in areas that include 1)
absolute risk prediction, 2) analysis of longitudinal and survival data,
3) analysis and temporal and spatially related incidence data, and 4) the
analysis of "omics" data that includes the analysis of data from cutting-edge
next generation sequencing.

We anticipate increasing opportunities for methodological and applications
research in the analysis of complex biomarker and exposure related data,
longitudinal and correlated data, as well as in high-dimensional data analysis
including "omics" data integration. However, because of the breadth of the
problems we face, we seek qualified applicants with all areas of statistical
expertise in methods, including but not restricted to semiparametric
and survival analysis, functional data analyses, missing data and causal
inference, Bayesian and non-Bayesian computations, and network theory.

Applications will be evaluated on demonstrated potential to develop a
creative, independent program of statistical research applicable to cancer
epidemiology and genetics, and to collaborate effectively on epidemiologic
studies. Applicants should have a doctorate in biostatistics, statistics
or a related field, knowledge of the basic approaches used in cancer
epidemiology, and knowledge of biostatistical theory and methods. A record
of publications demonstrating an ability to conduct independent research
on statistical methods is required. Publications documenting collaborative
research in epidemiologic, clinical, biomedical, or biological sciences are
highly desirable. The successful candidate should have strong communication
skills to discuss scientific issues with non-statistical colleagues and to
write scientific papers.

Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments. The
incumbent will receive research support from the intramural research
program of NIH for computer programming and recruiting a post-doctoral
fellow. Interested individuals should send a cover letter; curriculum vitae
and bibliography; a brief summary of research experience, accomplishments and
research interests and goals; copies of three publications or preprints;
and three letters of reference to: Ms. Linda Littlejohn; Division
of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics; National Cancer Institute; 9609
Medical Center Drive, Suite 7E328, MSC 9775; Bethesda, MD 20892-9775.
Or e-mail: The closing date for applications is
February 28, 2017. Please contact Dr. Paul Albert (phone 240-276-7593
or for questions about the position. DHHS, NIH,
and NCI are equal opportunity employers.

The NIH Intramural Research Program

Link to Fellowships and Positions of Interest to fellows



Posted 01/05/17

Postdoc: Mathematical and Computational Modelling

Notre Dame

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW POSITION in Mathematical and Computational Modelling
of Neglected Tropical Diseases

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available immediately in the
inter-disciplinary Global Epidemiology and Biostatistics Group led by Prof.
Edwin Michael at the University of Notre Dame in the Department of Biological
Sciences and the Eck Institute for Global Health, to develop new mathematical,
data assimilation, and computational frameworks for modeling neglected
vector-borne parasitic infections, focusing on  diseases ranging from
lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciaisis to dengue.

Detailed information is available at

Posted 11/29/16

Faculty Position

University of California, Irvine

Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, University of California, Irvine.            

Applications are invited for a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. Candidates with integrative and quantitative approaches to biological problems  in emerging areas critical to the study of development, homeostasis and renewal, both at the tissue and organismal level, are particularly encouraged to apply. Exemplary areas include but are not limited to combining experimental genetics with Big Data analysis, or exploring gene-environment interactions and epigenetic control in the context of developmental systems and disease. The successful applicant is expected to conduct a strong research program and to contribute to the teaching mission of the University of  California. See for more information on the department. Please send curriculum vitae, 3 page summary of research accomplishments and goals, a brief statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion and the contact information for three individuals who can provide letters of reference via the on-line recruitment URL: Please follow the application instructions under "Department of Developmental & Cell Biology."

To receive full consideration, material should be received by December 31, 2016.


Posted 11/22/16

Two or More Tenure-track Faculty Positions

The University of New Mexico

The University of New Mexico NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNMCCC) invite applications for two or more tenure-track faculty positions in cancer-focused Computational Biology, Integrative Modeling, and Cancer Bioinformatics. We seek highly interactive junior faculty who are developing strong track records of academic accomplishment including peer-reviewed funding and impactful publications in high quality journals, as well as more established senior faculty with sustained records of outstanding scholarly achievements, current funding and leadership skills. We are particularly interested in individuals with expertise in predictive modeling of tumorigenesis or cancer-focused signaling pathways and an interest in developing novel modeling approaches to understand therapeutic response and resistance.  Successful candidates will have the opportunity to take advantage of large complex data sets, including but not limited to human genome sequencing and epigenetic data sets from multiple platforms and model systems; network reconstruction from transcriptomics and proteomics; high-resolution cellular, animal and human imaging data sets at multiple scales; and population science data (surveillance, cancer disparity patterns, epidemiology, behavioral, exposure) from large retrospective and prospective population cohorts. Many data sets include highly annotated patient information, including clinical and laboratory-generated correlative data, means of therapeutic intervention, and outcome, facilitating the development of computational models and algorithms predictive of response. Successful candidates will nucleate interdisciplinary interactions between UNM scientists and physicians with our partnering institutions. These partners include Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories, with their large scale massively parallel computing infrastructure and outstanding teams of computational and informatics scientists. Successful applicants will also benefit from collaboration with several unique centers and programs at the UNMCCC, including the Molecular Discovery and High Throughput Target Screening Center and the New Mexico Spatiotemporal Modeling Center (

The UNMCCC is also a member of the ORIEN National Network of NCI Cancer Centers engaged in cancer sequencing, precision oncology, data sharing, cancer clinical trials and collaborative research. Significant resources, including excellent salaries, comprehensive start-up packages, and endowed positions, are available. Faculty rank and appointment will be commensurate with accomplishments.  To apply and view the complete description, please access Posting # 0836558 at:    

Posted 11/22/16

Post Doctoral Fellow Position

Drexel University

The School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems of Drexel University has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral fellow to join a research group developing multi-scale models in the microcirculation.

The research group is currently working on a unique mathematical model to provide quantitative information regarding mechanisms governing nitric oxide activity in the microcirculation and using real-time in vitro and in vivo experiments to validate the model. The post-doctoral fellow is expected to focus on the development of the model and to help incorporate into the model experimental data provided by other members of the team.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in a related field such as bioengineering, mathematics, computer science, or physics. The applicant must have a foundation in advanced mathematics and numerical analysis, a strong interest in computational modeling and basic understanding of the principles underlying transport in the circulation.

The research project is funded by a multiple-year grant from the NIH.

Qualified candidates should email their CV, a summary of research experience, a statement of their qualification to join the research group and a list of at least 3 references with postal addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers to:



Posted 11/22/16

Faculty Opening, Chemical & Biological Engineering

University at Buffalo

There is a faculty opening in Chemical & Biological Engineering at Buffalo related to Systems Bioengineering -- computational and/or experimental methods. For more information click here


Posted 11/17/16

Faculty positions in biomedical data science

University of Virginia

The University of Virgina is interested in faculty candidates that develop innovative analytical or computational methods and apply them towards biomedical problems. This year they have four tenure-track positions available, at any rank. These positions have the opportunity for appointments in multiple departments in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Medicine, and also affiliation with our pan-University Data Science Institute.  This year were also awarded a new NIH T32 Biomedical Data Sciences training program.

For more information click here




Posted 11/17/16

Faculty Position: Bioengineering


The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign (UIUC) seeks full-time Bioengineering faculty for tenured or
tenure-track positions in the areas of translational bioengineering,
computational biology at the cell and molecular levels, neuro-engineering,
and cancer bioengineering.

To apply, see details at




Posted 11/17/16

Faculty Position: Quantitative Scientist

University of Washington

The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences: SAFS;
at the University of Washington (UW) seeks a tenure-track Assistant
Professor (0116) who develops and applies mathematical or statistical tools
to aquatic biological systems, fisheries, and conservation. This is a
multi-year, full-time (100% FTE), 9-month position for which a Ph.D. or
foreign equivalent is required and post-doctoral experience is strongly

We've extended the deadline to Dec. 1, 2016.

To view the UW job posting, please visit:




Posted 11/17/16

Faculty Positions: Math Modeling of Complex       Biosystems


Cluster hire to build a group in MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF COMPLEX

Applications are invited for two 9-month, tenure-track or tenure positions
at the Assistant or Associate levels beginning July 1, 2017, as a part of
the cluster hiring initiative in Mathematical Modeling of Complex
Biosystems at the University of California, Riverside (UCR).

To apply: Application materials for the Assistant Professor position
should be submitted through

Associate level applicants should apply through .





Posted 11/17/16

Postdoc Positions: Multiscale Modeling of Influenza

NCSU & Duke

The Koelle lab in the Department of Biology at Duke University and the Ke
lab in the Department of Mathematics at North Carolina State University
have multiple openings for postdoctoral researchers between the two
collaborating research groups.

The post-docs will work in a multidisciplinary team on a DARPA-funded human
influenza virus project that aims to understand the functional organization
of influenza viruses at multiple scales and develop novel evolution-proof
antivirals. We encourage applications from highly motivated and creative
individuals who have backgrounds in one or more of the following:

- mathematical modeling (ideally infectious disease modeling),
- statistically fitting models to data,
- theoretical biology (including multi-level selection theory and theory on
the evolution of multicellularity),
- population genetics,
- population ecology, and
- viral sequence analysis.

The project involves modeling influenza at multiple scales of organization,
including intracellular dynamics, within-host dynamics, and between-host
dynamics. Opportunity will be present to interact with the experimental
labs at UIUC, Rutgers, and Montana State University that belong to the
multidisciplinary team.

To apply, please send a brief statement of research interests, a CV, and
up to 3 publications to both Katia Koelle ( and
Ruian Ke ( by December 15, 2016 at the latest. We will
review applications on a rolling basis.



Posted 11/17/16

Postdoc Position, Applied Mathematics/Computational Biophysics

Underwood International College, Yonsei University.

Applications are invited for maximum three year postdoctoral position at
the Underwood International College (UIC), Yonsei University, Incheon,
South Korea. This position, which will be available from 1st January 2017,
is a part of a NRF-funded project to develop a new electrodynamic model
of the cardiac action potential propagation for crucial cardiac
electrophysiological phenomena such as atrial reentry, atrial fibrillation,
and defibrillation. The successful candidate will be part of the new
research center at UIC, called Computational BioPhysics (CBP) center.
Applicants are sought with experience in numerical analysis, scientific
computing, image analysis, computational biophysics, or biomedical
engineering. However, prior experience in any of this field of study is
not required. Outstanding applicants in other related areas with a proper
background and interests will receive full considerations. Preference is
given to those who can program in C or C++.

For additional information, please contact Sehun Chun at (

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, Research statement,
and the names and contact information for two references to Sehun Chun

The closing date for applications is 1 December 2016. Interviews are
expected to be held in the first week of December.




Posted 11/17/16

Cluster Positions in Mathematical Modeling


University of California Riverside (UCR) is a research university which
is currently going through rapid transformation and is pursuing an extensive
cluster hiring effort. It also recently established a medical school.

In particular, UCR has recently released through the AP Recruit ads
for two positions at the Assistant Professor Level:

and Associate Professor Level:

related to the Cluster Hiring Initiative in Mathematical Modeling of
Complex Biosystems.

Applications are welcome from those with strong interdisciplinary
background in any area of mathematical biology. Preference will
be given to applicants developing and using methods of (1) Stochastic
Modeling and Uncertainty Quantification and (2) Multi-scale Mathematical
and Computational modeling with applications to (1) Cellular Regulatory
Networks, (2) Developmental Systems, (3) Host-pathogen interaction
systems, and (4) Biomedical systems including cardio-vascular systems
and blood clotting.



Posted 11/17/16

Open-level Faculty Positions

Indiana University, Bloomington

We are looking for outstanding researchers in both experimental and computational areas which apply to "Intelligent Systems Engineering" very broadly defined. These areas include Computational Biology, Virtual Tissues, Tissue Engineering, Synthetic Biology, Toxicology, Computational Toxicology Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biosensors, Organ-on-a-chip,... Our aim is to rapidly build a program with outstanding research capability in these emerging areas. Joint  appointments between ISE and existing departments at Indiana University, Bloomington are also possible.
We anticipate up to six hires in the spring of 2017 and comparable numbers of hires in each of the succeeding few years and encourage applicants at all levels. The hires in the coming year will play a critical role in defining the direction of development of the new department. We will consider both exceptionally promising young researchers and senior researchers with established programs. We also encourage applications for cluster hires consisting of a distinguished senior investigator and one or more related junior or senior faculty.
You can find the formal announcement and application procedure  at
Please contact Prof. Geoffrey Fox (, Chair or Prof. James Glazier ( if you want to discuss these opportunities further.



Posted 11/15/16

Postdoc Position, Applied Math/Comp Biophysics

Yonsei University

Applications are invited for maximum three year postdoctoral position
at the Underwood International College (UIC), Yonsei University, South
Korea. This position, which will be available from 1st January 2017,
is a part of a NRF-funded project to develop a new electrodynamic
model of the cardiac action potential propagation for crucial cardiac
electrophysiological phenomena such as atrial reentry, atrial
fibrillation, and defibrillation. The successful candidate will be
part of the new research center at UIC, called Computational
BioPhysics (CBP) center.  Applicants are sought with experience in
numerical analysis, scientific computing, image analysis,
computational biophysics, or biomedical engineering. However, prior
experience in any of this field of study is not required. Outstanding
applicants in other related areas with a proper background and
interests will receive full considerations. Preference is given to
those who can program in C or C++.

For additional information, please contact Sehun Chun at  (

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, Research
statement, and the names and contact information for two references to
Sehun Chun (

The closing date for applications is 1 December 2016. Interviews are
expected to be held in the first week of December.




Posted 11/15/16

Postdoc Fellowship Position, Mathematical Sciences


The Mathematical Sciences department of the IBM Thomas J. Watson
Research Center invites applications for its 2017-2018 Herman
Goldstine Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship for research in the
mathematical and computer sciences. The fellowship provides scientists
of outstanding ability an opportunity to advance their scholarship as
resident department members at the Research Center. The Research
Center is located in Westchester County, less than an hour north of
New York City.

The application form will be available at
beginning November 15, 2016 and applications must be received by
January 17, 2017. Final decisions will be conveyed by the end of March

Upon submitting the form, applicants will receive a confirmation
message via email along with instructions on supporting materials that
the candidate will need to furnish.  A cover letter is not
required. We strongly prefer all documents in PDF format, but Word or
PostScript documents will be accepted if you absolutely cannot
generate them in PDF. Questions can be addressed to  with "2017 Goldstine Query" in the subject line.

IBM is committed to work-place diversity, and is proud to be an equal-
opportunity employer.




Posted 11/15/16

Faculty Positions


BISEC invites applications for positions at various levels including
postdoctoral fellows, tenure-track assistant, associate, and full
professors for research and graduate student education in the
institute. The salary, start-up funds, and fringe benefit for these
positions will be competitive by both domestic and international
standards and they will be commensurate with each applicant's research
credentials and working experiences.

Available Positions: BISEC plans to fill in numerous positions of
different types in areas of Computational Mathematics, FSI dynamics,
Virtual Medicine, 3D visualization and Computer Graphics, Parallel
Computation, Mathematical Statistics and Biostatistics, Optimization
(theory and application). In the coming academic year, the following
types of positions will be available:
1. Tenure-track assistant professor positions with annual salary up to
   250,000 (tax included).
2. A number of associate professor and professor positions with
   competitive salary and benefit by both China and international
Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree. Preference for
tenure-track positions will be given to those with at least three
years of research experience abroad, excellent research record, strong
motivation, good communication skills, and adequate teaching
3. Deadlines: Review of applications will begin immediately, and will
   continue for the next five years. There is a deadline for the
   tenure-track assistant professor positions: Dec. 31, 2016.
All applicants should submit their CV, research statement,
representative research papers, and three letters of references via
email to Ms. Ke Li ( All application materials
should be in English. More detailed information on any of the above
positions is available to interested applicants upon email request via



Posted 11/15/16

Software Engineer Position


Beijing Institute for Scientific and Engineering Computing (BISEC) is
a newly established research institution by the Beijing municipal
government; see BISEC locates inside the
Beijing University of Technology (BJUT). BJUT is one of the 100 key
universities for the 21st century and a member university of the 211
project. According to the demands of economic and social development
of Beijing and across China, BISEC focuses on the important problems
on various fields, such as scientific and engineering computing,
information, biology, and medical science. BISEC collaborates with the
advantage disciplines of BJUT and promote interdisciplinary research
on scientific and engineering computations. Besides, BISEC undertakes
the scientific research and social service to promote related economic
and social development of the capital city.  BISEC now invites
applications for software developing positions in computational
mathematics, high-performance computing, computational fluid
mechanics, dynamics of solid-fluid interaction, vibration of aero
engine, nonlinear vibration, discrete optimization, virtual medicine,
visualization, and biometric.

Potential candidates should satisfy the following conditions: (1)
Possess a PhD degree in computational mathematics or related fields
and have a strong interest in one of the above research areas; (2)
Have strong programming abilities; (3) Communicate well in both spoken
and written English.

(1) The annual salary depends on the applicant's qualification and
experience. For excellent candidates, the annual salary is as high as
RMB 300,000 (before tax).  (2) The institute can provide opportunities
for studying abroad (USA, Europe) based on the performance and
research interests of the employees;

Application materials include but not limited to: Curriculum Vitae and
at least two reference letters. Please email the application materials


Posted 11/15/16

IT Technician Position


Beijing Institute for Scientific and Engineering Computing (BISEC) is
a newly established research institution by the Beijing municipal
government; see BISEC locates inside the
Beijing University of Technology (BJUT). BJUT is one of the 100 key
universities for the 21st century and a member university of the 211
project. According to the demands of economic and social development
of Beijing and across China, BISEC focuses on the important problems
on various fields, such as scientific and engineering computing,
information, biology, and medical science. BISEC collaborates with the
advantage disciplines of BJUT and promote interdisciplinary research
on scientific and engineering computations. Besides, BISEC undertakes
the scientific research and social service to promote related economic
and social development of the capital city.  BISEC now invites
applications for an IT technician position, which is required to build
and maintain the internal computing and network infrastructure; take
care of the system administration computer labs and other computers at
BISEC; and provide IT-related support and services.

Potential candidates should satisfy the following conditions: (1)
Possess a master or PhD degree in computer science, computational
mathematics, or some related fields; (2) Have strong abilities and
experience in computer system administration; (3) Communicate well in
both spoken and written English.

Benefits: (1) The annual salary depends on the applicant's
qualification and experience.  (2) For excellent candidates, the
annual salary is RMB 100,000--200,000 (before tax).

Application materials include but not limited to: Curriculum Vitae and
at least two reference letters. Please email the application materials There is a deadline for IT Technician
Position positions: Dec. 31, 2016.




Posted 11/03/16

Postdoctoral Enrichment Program for Underrepresented Minorities

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund wants to help advance the careers of underrepresented minority researchers in biomedical research. We believe that diversity is essential to the process and advancement of scientific innovation, academic discourse, and public service.

To find these talented scientists, we need your help.

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund has created the Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) to support early career scientists who are under-represented minorities (i.e. American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic, or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander).

PDEP awards a total of $60,000 over three years to postdocs in biomedical research, who are citizens of the United States or Canada, and hosted at a degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada.

Funding through PDEP expressly supports participation in the following activities:

  • Opportunities for the PDEP postdoctoral fellow to enhance their research productivity. Examples include travel and attendance to workshops, courses, and trainings in new techniques; or meetings and events that launch new collaborations and knowledge transfer.
  • Opportunities for the PDEP mentor to develop and provide mentoring resources at their home institution, to increase the research productivity and long-term career success of the postdoctoral fellow. Examples include career guidance discussions, research management trainings, or professional development in grant writing, communication, and other skills demanded of future principle investigators.
  • Opportunities for the PDEP mentor to attend an annual workshop of PDEP mentors hosted by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.
  • Opportunities for the PDEP postdoc-mentor pair to participate in a national peer network of PDEP fellows to foster inter-institutional collaboration and greater community engagement.

We need to enrich biomedical and medical research with new voices and faces. But molding a diverse research community begins with mentoring diverse talents. The Burroughs Wellcome Fund wants to hear from underrepresented postdocs working at the frontlines of scientific discovery, and invites application submission for the PDEP fellowship.

Help us identify these exciting scientists — and help us mentor diverse voices and faces to advance biomedical research careers.

For more information online, please visit:

Postdoctoral Enrichment Program



Posted 10/25/16

PhD Positions, Computational Science

San Diego State University

The Computational Science Research Center at San Diego State
University is looking for qualified applicants for its
interdisciplinary Ph.D.  program (joint with Claremont Graduate
University) in Computational Science.  We offer graduate students, on
a competitive basis, a broad range of financial assistance options
while they are pursuing their advanced degree, including Teaching,
Graduate and Research Assistantships and Fellowships.  Areas of
interest include: BioScience, Earth Science, Engineering Science,
Physical and Chemical Science, intersecting with Mathematical Modeling
and Scientific Computing.  Strong applicants with backgrounds in
mathematics, the natural sciences, computer science, or engineering
are all considered.

Please check our web site for details about the program, including
application process:

CSRC faculty profiles can be found at:

Also, check our YouTube channel "SDSU Computational Science Research
Center," and our most recent short video at:
Under the SDSU CSRC seal you will also see the playlist: "A Career in
Computational Science at SDSU," which includes three videos.

The link to the playlist is at:

Don't hesitate to contact our center if you have any questions about
our program. Our email




Posted 10/25/16

Tenure Track Position

University of Houston

The Mathematics Department at the University of Houston expects to
hire a tenure track assistant professor as early as Fall
2017. Preference will be given to a candidate who works in
mathematical biology, mathematical medicine, applied probability,
statistics, biostatistics or related areas. We are particularly
interested in someone who can foster collaborative efforts with
existing research teams in our department and the university at large,
and whose research interests will allow collaborative interactions
with local universities, local industry, and the Medical Center.

The University of Houston is one of the most diverse research
universities in the nation. The department is seeking outstanding
candidates with the potential for exceptional research, excellence in
teaching, and clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the
faculty, graduate and undergraduate student population. The University
of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities
are encouraged to apply. The University of Houston is responsive to
the needs of dual career couples. Requires a PhD in Mathematics or a
related field. Official transcripts are required for a faculty
appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate.

Please apply at





Posted 10/25/16

Faculty Positions, Computer Science

University of Colorado (CU) Boulder

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado (CU)
Boulder seeks applications for multiple tenure-track positions. The
openings are targeted at the level of assistant professor, but
experienced candidates may be considered for associate or full
professor. Research areas of particular interest include, but are not
limited to, security, systems, high-performance computing,
computational science and engineering, and data-driven approaches to
robotics (especially mobile manipulation). Computational biology is
also an area of particular interest, and interested applicants should
apply to the joint BioFrontiers and Computer Science search
( Our
department is committed to fostering an inclusive environment, and we
seek candidates who understand the benefits of interdisciplinary
collaborations with students, faculty and other researchers from
across CU. Our department is also responsive to dual career

Applications received by December 1, 2016 will be given priority and
are accepted electronically at  with further details.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action




Posted 10/25/16

Faculty Positions, Applied Mathematics

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

We are seeking to make at least two permanent academic appointments in
the Mathematics Department to strengthen our research in the areas of
applied mathematics, industrial mathematics, mathematical biology,
mathematical ecology, computational mathematics, mathematical data
science, stochastic modelling or uncertainty quantification.  The role
will also have a teaching responsibility.

We are particularly interested in individuals who can expand the
profile of the research group in mathematical biology and ecology or
who can exploit links to work on geosciences on our campus in the
Lyell Centre, one of the main bases of the British Geological Survey

The full description of the vacancy is at

The deadline for applications is 4 December.




Posted 10/24/16

Laboratory Manager

Rockefeller University

The Rockefeller University, the world's premier research university,
Seeks a Laboratory Manager to join our Laboratory of Virology and 
Infectious Disease. For more information click here.




Posted 9/21/16

Postdoc Position, Data Analysis and Image Processing

MPI Leipzig

A postdoc position is available in the Department of Neurophysics
(Director: N. Weiskopf) at the Max Planck Institute for Human
Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI-CBS) in Leipzig, Germany.  The
successful candidate will be part of a team developing and applying
methods for in-vivo histology of human brain microstructure using MRI,
which is crucial for understanding the human brain in both health and
disease. The project is funded by the ERC Consolidator Grant "Non-
Invasive In-Vivo Histology in Health and Disease Using Magnetic
Resonance Imaging".

The postdoc will be embedded in a unique world-leading research
environment and have access to the latest cutting-edge MRI hardware
including: 7T, 9.4T, and the only 3T Connectom (300mT/m gradient
amplitude) in Continental Europe for human MRI; novel quantitative
histology and small bore 7T/9.4T MRI for ex-vivo studies.  The post
holder will develop an image processing framework that fully
integrates the different imaging and histological modalities (e.g.,
relaxometry data, DWI and fMRI) and represents them in a 3D cortical
model. Particular challenges will be accurate registration of data
with different resolution; correction of physiological noise,
distortion and motion; precise delineation of the cortical sheet based
on multi-spectral segmentation.

Applicants must have a PhD in physics, computer science, mathematics,
biomedical engineering, or a comparable subject. A strong background
in image processing and/or data analysis plus high- level programming
languages (e.g. C/C++, Matlab) is essential.  The position is funded
for two years. Salary depends on experience and is based on
regulations of the Max Planck Society. The deadline for application
submission is 3 October 2016.  Further information can be found on the
MPI-CBS website:

Posted 8/24/16

Post-doc: Cardiomyocyte & Mitochondrial Function

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Computational and Systems Biology
of Cardiomyocyte and Mitochondrial Function in Health and Diseases,
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA

Position: Postdoctoral fellowship
Organization: Medical College of Wisconsin
Location: Milwaukee
Deadline: Open until the position is filled

Applications are being sought for a position of postdoctoral fellowship
at the Medical College of Wisconsin in the areas of Computational and
Systems Biology of cardiomyocyte and mitochondrial functions in health
and diseases. The prospective postdoctoral fellow will work on an
integrative research project built-on combining computational modeling
and experimental measurements of cardiac mitochondrial and cellular
functions (electrophysiology, bioenergetics, cation homeostasis,
reactive oxygen species (ROS) emission) with an overall goal of
quantitatively understanding the biophysical and biochemical mechanisms
associated with mitochondrial and cellular dysfunctions in cardiac
ischemic-reperfusion (IR) injury and related pathologies. This research
is critical for identifying important mitochondrial and cellular targets
for developing effective cardioprotective strategies against IR injury
and related pathologies. Funding for this research is through a
NIH-funded Program Project Grant, which involves close collaborations
with various faculties within the Departments of Physiology, Biomedical
Engineering, and Anesthesiology. The fellow will have the opportunity to
participate in wet-lab experiments (isolated mitochondria, isolated
cardiomyocytes, and ex-vivo and in vivo hearts) in addition to the
computational modeling. The research will provide significant training
and exposure to mechanistic computational modeling of integrated
biochemical and metabolic systems (e.g. calcium-ROS interactions) as
well as biological mass transport and exchange processes. The fellow
will gain significant training and experience to become an independent
researcher in the larger field of research.

The minimum criteria for the position are enumerated below:
(1) A Ph.D. degree in bioengineering, biomedical engineering,
biochemical engineering, biophysics, biochemistry, applied mathematics,
or a related scientific field. Completion of the Ph.D. dissertation
within the last 2 years will be highly desirable.
(2) A strong background in cardiovascular physiology and cellular
metabolism, mathematical modeling of physiological and metabolic
systems, experimental data analyses, computational methods, and
scientific and technical computing skills using MATLAB. Experience in
computer programming using other languages, such as FORTRAN, C, C++ will
be an added advantage. Hands-on experience in wet-lab work pertinent to
cardiomyocyte and mitochondrial physiology will be highly desirable.
(3) Excellent communication skills (written/spoken English) and a
demonstrable leadership in publishing in peer-reviewed journals and
receiving academic excellence.
(4) Lastly, the applicant should have a keen desire and initiative to
learn, and the ability to function as part of a team.

Application Process:
Interested applicants should submit a single pdf file with (1) letter of
intent outlining their qualifications and career objectives,
(2) Curriculum Vitae and list of publications, and (3) contact
information for 3 references who may be contacted. Application package
and reprints of 3 representative publications should be sent
electronically to Dr. Ranjan Dash, Departments of Physiology and
Biomedical Engineering, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee,
WI-53226 (Email: Salary will be based on NIH scale that
commensurate with background and experience. Medical College of
Wisconsin is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted 8/24/16

Post-doc: Systems Pharmacology/Biology

University of Florida

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Pharmacometrics and Systems
Center for Pharmacometrics and System Pharmacology
Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy
University of Florida
Orlando (Lake Nona), Florida

Job Function: Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions in
Pharmacometrics and Quantitative Systems Pharmacology

Department: Center for Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology (CPSP),
College of Pharmacy, University of Florida, Orlando (Lake Nona),
Florida, United States

Job Type: Full-Time

Minimum Education: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in quantitative sciences
including Systems Biology/Pharmacology, Pharmacometrics, Biochemical
Engineering, and/or Biophysics

Position Description:
The Center for Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology in collaboration
with a pharmaceutical partner is offering a two-three year, full-time,
postdoctoral research associate position in translational
pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics (PKPD) and quantitative systems
pharmacology (QSP). The position starts immediately and focuses on the
application of QSP with translational PKPD analysis, novel biomarker
identification analysis for a specific disease area and disease
progression modeling.

Additionally, postdoctoral research associates at CPSP have the
opportunity to be engage in a combination of duties that will include
research projects, graduate student mentoring, grant writing and
classroom teaching experiences. Fellows will also gain experience
outside the University of Florida through industry or FDA internships or
off-site participation in research with our Orlando partners including
the Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute (SBMRI), Nemours Children
Hospital, and SBMRI-Florida Hospital Translational Research Institute.
It is expected that fellows attend and present at professional meetings,
participate in workshops and seminars and prepare at least 3-4
peer-reviewed publications to build a foundation for personal career
achievements. In addition to the scientific and clinical duties, fellows
are given the opportunity to grow their "soft skills", such as oral
communication, presentation skills and working on multi-disciplinary

Job Qualifications
Preferred qualifications for the position are a doctoral (Ph.D. or
equivalent) degree in quantitative sciences including Pharmacometrics,
Biochemical Engineering, and Systems Pharmacology/Biology as well as
knowledge of, or experience in, therapeutics in one or more disease
areas with an interest in pursuing a career in Pharmacometrics and
Quantitative Systems Pharmacology. The ideal candidate should possess
strong programming skills, excellent written and verbal communication,
good organizational abilities, and team work. A background and
understanding of basic pharmacology, pharmacometrics and/or systems
biology/pharmacology is preferred and strong hands-on knowledge in using
software platforms such as NONMEM, MATLAB, R/SAS or other software/
scripting languages is required. The candidate must be self-directed and

Center for Pharmacometrics and System Pharmacology (CPSP) Overview
The CPSP ( is located in the University of
Florida Academic & Research Center at the Lake Nona Medical City about
5 miles southeast of the Orlando International Airport. The CPSP
provides an academic home to a multidisciplinary and integrative,
quantitative clinical pharmacology program in drug development and
regulatory science. Lake Nona Medical City
( is a landmark for Orlando and a
premier location for medical care, research and education. It is
anchored by University of Central Florida Medical School, the
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, the newest VA Medical Center
in the country, the Nemours Children's Hospital, and University of
Florida Academic & Research Center. In addition to the pharmaceutical
industry and the FDA, CPSP will also provide the opportunity for
hard-working and self-motivated candidates to work collaboratively with
a multidisciplinary group of scientists from other institutes and
hospitals in the Orlando area.

How To Apply
Please send curriculum vitae, a brief letter of interest and contact
information for three references to Dr. Mirjam N. Trame via email to


Posted 8/10/16

Research Director (Synthetic Portabolomics)


The EPSRC project Synthetic Portabolomics is a looking for a Senior Research
Associate to act as Research Director, supporting the PI in the delivery of
the project objectives including (but not limited to) coordinate and carry
out its management activities including all reporting activities, e.g. to
EPSRC, stakeholders, REF related, UKRC related (e.g. research fish), etc.
The Research Director will also be lead in the execution and further
development of Pathways to Impact plan and carry out translational
research activities. In addition, the post holder will work closely with
Prof. Krasnogor in (a) the exploration, dissemination and exploitation
of IP generated by the project and, more generally, the Interdisciplinary
Computing and Complex Systems (ICOS) research group and (b) the conception,
design and implementation of funding opportunities for ICOS from UKRC,
Innovate UK, H2020, etc.
This post is fixed term for two years.
For informal enquiries please contact Professor Natalio Krasnogor
For further information and to apply:

The ICOS group http://ico2s.or



Posted 8/10/16

Open systems pharmacology modeling/mathematical biology


Posting: Open systems pharmacology modeling/mathematical biology - Principal
scientist position at Sanofi. Please contact  or, to
see a description and apply online, search for Position 75034404-0001 at

Posted 8/8/16

Two Tenure-Track Positions

Oregon State University

Mathematics. Systems Biology. Physiological modeling. Drug discovery.
Oregon State University is searching for two faculty with enthusiasm or
collaborative research and teaching at the interface between the life
sciences - biological, biomedical, pharmaceutical, or environmental -
and the quantitative or physical sciences. Appointees will be expected
to develop independent and collaborative grant-funded research programs,
at any level of scale from the molecular to the ecological. The
research, teaching, and extension programs of the appointees are
expected to integrate student success, diversity, and inclusion as core
values. This search is part of a large cohort of new faculty hires  at
OSU focused on interdisciplinary computational research, and on
advancement of diversity, inclusion and student success.
An assistant professor (9 month, tenure track) position is available in
any domain where the life or environmental sciences intersect with the
quantitative or physical sciences. Complex systems in the life and
environmental sciences span numerous levels of scale from metabolites,
macromolecules, cells, tissues, and organisms, to populations,
communities and ecosystems. Increasingly, understanding these systems
requires interdisciplinary collaborative research at the intersection
with quantitative or physical sciences. The appointment will reside
jointly in two units, one a life or environmental sciences unit, and the
other ideally in a physical or quantitative sciences unit, depending on
the appointee's expertise and interest. To review the full position
announcement, qualifications and detailed application go to and select posting number P00447UF.
Contact: Brett Tyler (
For full consideration, please apply by September 9, 2016.
The College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, is
seeking applications for an assistant professor position (12 month,
tenure track) with expertise in using computational or bioinformatics
tools to discover new drug targets or mechanisms of action, or uncover
disease or physiological mechanisms. A Ph.D. or terminal degree in a
biomedical or pharmaceutical science, computer science or statistics,
biochemistry or a related discipline with relevant postdoctoral
experience is required. Responsibilities include establishing and
maintaining an extramurally funded research program; collaborating on
initiatives and needs for expertise in computational and systems level
approaches; and teaching and mentoring graduate, professional and
undergraduate students. To review the full position announcement,
qualifications and detailed application go to
and select posting # P00444UF. Contact: Chrissa Kioussi
( For full consideration, please apply
by September 23, 2016.
OSU is an AA/EOE and has a policy of being responsive to dual-career



Posted 8/8/16

Four Tenure-Track Positions

Italian Institute of Technology

The Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) is pleased to announce openings
for FOUR tenure-track positions in:
Synthetic & Systems Biology
Tissue Engineering
Multidisciplinary Biosystems
Robot Locomotion
These open calls are part of an ambitious plan to recruit more than 100
new tenure-track scientists over the next decade. The new tenure-track
scientists will be intellectually and financially independent (i.e.,
true principal investigators) and will enjoy world-class facilities and
start-up and operational funding, as well as internationally competitive
salaries and benefits.
For details of the job searches, please visit
Deadline for applications in 15 October 2016.


Posted 7/20/16

Tenure-Track: Theoretical Neurosciences

Bates College, US

The Neuroscience Program at Bates College, a private liberal arts
college in Maine, invites applications for a tenure track assistant
professorship in theoretical neuroscience to begin August 1, 2017. A
Ph.D. is required, with post-doctoral experience preferred. We welcome
applications from any sub-discipline in which neural phenomena are
studied using quantitative and/or computational formalisms. We are
especially interested in candidates whose work has potential
clinical/medical applications but does not require use of a vertebrate
animal colony. Candidates are expected to teach Introduction to
Neuroscience as well as additional courses that could include
quantitative methodologies in neuroscience, neural modeling,
bio/neuroinformatics, neural prosthetics, or computing in the health
sciences. Bates values innovative, inclusive pedagogy and active
scholarship and seeks applicants who can successfully integrate
undergraduates in their research. The College and the Neuroscience
Program are committed to enhancing the diversity of our campus community
and curriculum, and the most competitive applicants will have a record
of engaging people from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM fields.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background
check. Bates is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Because the College recognizes that employment decisions often involve
two careers, Bates welcomes applications from those interested in
sharing a single faculty position. For more information about the
College and the Program, please visit the Bates website:

Consideration of candidates will begin September 15, 2016 and continue
until the position is filled. Your application should include your cover
letter, CV, unofficial graduate transcript, three letters of
recommendation, research statement, teaching statement, and diversity
statement. For this last item, please describe how your teaching,
scholarship, mentorship, and/or service would support the college's
historical and ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion. Finalists
will be invited to send additional materials suchas reprints, sample
syllabi, and teaching evaluations. Please direct any questions to Nancy
Koven, Ph.D., at Applicants should submit all
requested materials through Interfolio (referencing job announcement

Posted 7/20/16

Post-doc: Forest-Grassland Ecotones

University of Guelph, Canada

We are seeking a PDF for a large collaborative project on modelling
forest-grassland ecotones in the face of global ecological changes
including agriculture and climate change. The candidate should have a
strong background in ecological modelling (mathematical and/or
computational), some experience with field work in terrestrial systems
and/or using empirical data in modelling, and a strong related
publication record. Start date in 2016 or early 2017. More information
can be obtained by contacting Prof. Madhur Anand,, at the Global Ecological Change & Sustainability
Laboratory, University of Guelph. Please include a CV with your enquiry,
and note that we cannot respond to all enquiries.



Posted 6/27/16

Tenure Track Assistant Professor

University of Pennsylvania

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Basic and Translational Sciences

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at the

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor position in the tenure track. The successful applicant will have experience in the field of genetics and biology of head and neck cancers with a focus on the role of microbiome in cancer etiology and/or cancer genomics, inflammation, and the development of novel therapeutic approaches to head and neck cancers. Particular areas of interest include tumor immunology or virology, genetics, bioinformatics, and/or translational therapeutics. Responsibilities include building an independent research program in basic and/or translational studies in head and neck cancer, training of graduate students and post-doctoral investigators, as well as to develop interactions with investigators within the greater cancer research environment at the Abramson Cancer Center and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In particular, the candidate should demonstrate the vision and potential or ability to interact with clinicians to foster translational research programs. We are looking for candidates with a keen interest in building interdisciplinary programs through interactions across the many basic and clinical departments within the Perelman School of Medicine as well as other Health related schools at the University of Pennsylvania. Key selection criteria will be research excellence and originality of science. Applicants must have an M.D. or Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree and have demonstrated excellent qualifications in research.

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is among the leading departments of its kind in the nation, and is home to basic and translational scientists who conduct world-class research in such areas as cancer, virology, microbiome, smell and taste, otology, audition, and cognition. The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania provides for an intellectually vibrant and collaborative interdisciplinary environment with a wealth of cutting edge research resources.

The ideal candidate should be an advanced postdoctoral trainee or early career investigator with an exceptional record of research achievement demonstrating a trajectory for success in academic medicine. Review of applicants will begin as they are submitted in March 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. Apply for this position online at:

Posted 6/27/16

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Informatics

University of Nebraska at Omaha

The College of Information Science & Technology (IS&T) of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is seeking candidates for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank in the School of Interdisciplinary Informatics. Candidates for the position must have earned a Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics, Bioinformatics or a related field, and are expected to have a strong research background, with an emphasis on Healthcare Informatics and/orPublic Health Informatics. Responsibilities include research, teaching, and service. The candidate is expected to develop a robust research programcapable of attracting extramural fundingand to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The College of IS&T provides an ideal environment for performing cutting edge computational research in biomedical sciences, offering the fastest computing resources in the state (Holland Computing Center). Faculty benefit from a range of intramural funding opportunities and a strong commitment by the state to fund innovative research programs. Collaborative research is a hallmark of the unit, which boasts faculty with recognized expertise in cybersecurity and data science. Further, the College of IS&T has several ongoing collaborations with the University of Nebraska Medical Center and other renowned medical centers across the country. On the educational side, the College has been a pioneer in Bioinformatics and Biomedical Informatics education since 2004, and it offers a full range of degrees including a B.Sc. in Bioinformatics, a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics.
The University and School have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff.  We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of under-represented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position.The appointment can be effective as early as Spring of 2017.
To apply, please submit a Curriculum Vitae, a list of three references, and a letter of intent with a summary of research interests and future plans at
If you have any additional questions, please contact:
Dr. Dario Ghersi
Chair, Search Committee
College of Information Science & Technology                                
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, NE 68182     
phone: (402) 554-2097
FAX:   (402) 554-3284




Posted 6/27/16

Postdoctoral Position


A Postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Daphne W. Bell, within the Cancer Genetics and Comparative Genomics Branch of the National Human Genome Research Institute, at NIH. For more details, and intructions on  how to apply, please click here.

Posted 6/22/16

Postdoc: Computational Cognitive Modelling

Vanderbilt University

This position is for a postdoctoral fellow as part of an NSF-funded
project entitled "The Impact of Dynamically Changing Information on
Decision Processes".  Applicants will join a collaboration at Vanderbilt
University between Dr. William Holmes (Physics) and Dr. Jennifer Trueblood
(Psychology) with the aim of using computational models to understand how
people make decisions in dynamic environments.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in a quantitative field such as physics,
mathematics, computer science, engineering, neuroscience, psychology,
or related disciplines. A background in psychology is not required. The
following skills are strongly desired:

1. Background in computational modelling in an interdisciplinary setting.

2. Solid programming skills, including in MATLAB.

3. Some experience with parallel computing either in the MATLAB environment
or in C, Fortran, CUDA, or OpenCL.

4. Experience with model fitting (particularly using Bayesian methods)
is a plus.

5. Demonstrated scientific expertise, with publications in refereed journals.

For further information, see
( Please submit a cover letter
including a brief statement of career goals, curriculum vitae, one example
publication / manuscript, and contact information of three references. To
apply or to request further information, contact Dr. William Holmes at Review of applications will begin immediately
and will continue until the position is filled.




Posted 6/22/16

PhD & Postdoc Positions: Mathematical and Population Genetics

McGill University

PhD and postdoc projects in mathematical and population genetics are
available at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. The projects aim
to develop mathematical, statistical, or computational models to better
understand human genetics, human history, and disease. Sample projects are
outlined below.

Candidates should have:

- a strong background in mathematics, statistics, programming, or related

- demonstrated interest in biology, evolution, or medical research;

- a curious and creative mind.

Experience in genetics, stochastic processes, or machine learning are assets.

The fully-funded positions offer an exceptional opportunity to develop
theoretical and computational ideas and apply them to cutting-edge data in
a supportive and thriving research environment.

Applications and queries should be sent to Simon Gravel
Please include a statement of interest (1 page or less), a CV, contact
information for three references, and a low-resolution scan of transcripts.

*Project 1: Genetics and Human history*

The student will develop mathematical models of human genetic diversity to
refine our understanding of human history, demography, and disease risk,
especially in non-European populations.

*Project 2: Tumor heterogeneity*

The student will model heterogeneity in primary and metastatic tumors through
simulation and mathematical models. She will seek to answer fundamental
questions about cancer progression and resistance to treatment, and to help
interpret the latest generation of sequence data.

*Project 3: Genetics, Genealogies, and Evolution*

The student will develop statistical models that combine genetic and
genealogical data to learn about the transmission history of alleles over
generations and identify evidence for selection or disease-causing alleles. He
will work with some of the largest and most complete genealogical datasets
available, as well as with cutting-edge biological datasets.



Posted 6/15/16

Associate Director

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Position Title: Associate Director for Scientific Operations, Center for 
                Cancer Evolution - Sr Scientist
Company Name: Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02101
For details and to apply, see



Posted 6/15/16

Postdocs: Modeling to develop new types of antiviral therapy


Prof. Andino at the Department of Molecular Biology and Immunology, 
University of California, San Francisco, anticipates a strong possibility of 
one or several postdoctoral openings starting in October 1 to model dynamics 
and evolution of viruses at multiple levels of biological organization. The 
successful candidate will participate in a large interdisciplinary project 
to develop new types of antiviral therapy with the participation of leading 
virologists, modelers, and data analysts from IBM, Boston University, 
University of Haifa, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, and other 
organizations. The candidate should possess excellent numeric skills and 
have previous experience in modeling biological systems. We seek individuals 
who are intellectually independent but open and flexible and can communicate 
with an interdisciplinary team. Ph.D. in physical sciences is preferred but 
not required. The results will be published in leading journals and used to 
guide experiments of collaborating groups. The anticipated positions, 
subject to funding approval, will start in the Fall of 2016, October 1, and 
remain open until filled. Interested individuals are requested to send their 
CV, publication list, and names and electronic addresses of two references 
to Dr. Rouzine,



Posted 6/15/16

Postdoc: Modeling viral dynamics and evolution

UPMC, France

Dr. Igor Rouzine at LQCB, Institut de Biologie Paris-Seine, Université 
Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, seeks to fill two postdoctoral positions to 
model dynamics and evolution of viruses on multiple scales of biological 
organization. The Laboratory of Quantitative and Computational Biology 
offers a unique environment of four experimental and five theoretical teams 
working on different biological topics.

The topics of this project, conducted in collaboration with data analysts 
and experimental teams at UPMC and elsewhere, include applied virus 
evolution (virulence, evasion of immune response), general mathematical 
methods and numeric tools, and HIV pathogenesis. Clinically, the project is 
connected to the development of new types of therapy and personalized 
medicine. The candidate should possess solid numeric and analytic skills and 
have some experience in modeling biological systems. A successful candidate 
will be intellectually independent but flexible and able to thrive in an 
interdisciplinary environment. Ph.D. degree in physical sciences is 
preferred but not required. Results will be published in leading journals 
and used to guide experiments of collaborating teams. The positions will 
start in the Fall of 2016, October 1, and will remain open until filled. 
Interested individuals are requested to send their CV, publication list, and 
names and electronic addresses of two references to


Posted 6/8/16

Postdoctoral Research Associates

Cardiac Systems Biology Lab

The  Cardiac Systems Biology Lab is looking for two postdoctoral research associates to join their team. The Cardiac Systems Biology Lab combines experimental and computational approaches to identify molecular networks that mediate cardiac remodeling and heart failure. These research associates will be developing network models to integrate -omic and phenotypic data, with applications in inflammation and drug cardiotoxicity. The ad can be viewed here:



Posted 5/19/16

Quantitative Systems Pharmacologist / Modeler

Pfizer, USA

Job Title:
Quantitative Systems Pharmacologist / Modeler Job ID 1031636

About Pfizer:
A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact. All over the 
world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for 
everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop 
a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an 
ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are 
energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of 
millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical 
industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose 
to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their 

Role Description:
The Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP) Lab in Pfizer?s Cardiovascular 
and Metabolic Diseases (CVMet) Research Unit is responsible for identifying 
and evaluating promising therapeutic targets and drug candidates through the 
application of systems modeling and simulation approaches. We seek a highly 
motivated candidate with experience in cardiomyocyte/cardiac function to lead 
the development of mechanistic, mathematical models to enable the in silico 
testing of novel targets and compounds for the treatment of heart failure 
(HF). The successful applicant will be responsible for providing QSP support 
to CVMet programs from target ideation through Phase 2 clinical development.

 * Develop and execute strategy for the application of QSP approaches to 
   identify and evaluate novel pathways, targets and drug candidates for the 
   treatment of HF
 * Work in close collaboration with CVMet biologists and clinicians to 
   advance our HF programs and improve our understanding of disease mechanisms
 * Serve as QSP modeling & simulation expert in multidisciplinary project 
   teams to solve challenging problems in drug discovery and development; 
   contribute to preclinical and clinical study design
 * Develop and/or utilize state-of-the-art mathematical and statistical tools 
   to gain insight into causal relationships between individual components 
   within metabolic pathways and systems
 * Analyze and interpret complex data sets in the context of disease 
   mechanisms and pathways; develop a deep disease knowledgebase

 * Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Physics or a related discipline 
   with strong numerical components focusing on modeling and simulation in 
   the area of cardiomyocyte/cardiac function and 5+ years of experience in 
   applying quantitative systems pharmacology approaches in drug discovery 
   and development.
 * Deep understanding of theory, principles, and statistical aspects of 
   mathematical modeling and simulation, including numerical methods, 
   parameter estimation/optimization, ordinary differential equations (ODEs), 
   and how these can be applied in the development of complex models of 
   biological pathways and systems
 * Extensive, hands-on experience with modeling and simulation software 
   (e.g., MATLAB, SimBiology, C/C++)
 * Self-directed, independent researcher who excels in a collaborative, 
   multi-disciplinary environment
 * Excellent communication and writing skills
 * Primary authorship on relevant publications in peer-reviewed scientific 



Posted 5/19/16

PhDs & Postdocs: Hepatic Cell Differentiation

UCLouvain, Belgium

Experts in development and cancer biology are teaming up with modellers to 
build a network of experimentalists and theoretically-oriented scientists at 
UCLouvain and de Duve Institute (Louvain-la-Neuve and Brussels, Belgium). The 
goal of the network is to unravel fundamental mechanisms of organ development 
and growth by combining mathematical modelling with experimental approaches 
in cell, molecular and mouse transgenic technology.

Our specific goals are to identify and predict the dynamics of signalling 
pathways and transcriptional networks which drive thyroid and pancreas 
morphogenesis, and which regulate hepatic cell differentiation and liver 
cancer development. We are seeking PhD students and post-doctoral fellows 
who will develop mathematical models, in collaboration with experimentalists. 
We offer the opportunity to interact with experts in experimental biology 
and applied mathematics, and to acquire transversal skills via participation 
to national and international workshops.

The research will be performed in the laboratories of Emmanuel Hanert 
( and Christophe Pierreux 

PhD candidates must hold a Master degree in mathematics, (bio-)engineering, 
physics or in an equivalent quantitative discipline. Post-doctoral candidates 
must have a strong track record of conducting interdisciplinary research in 
computational biology. They must have published the results of his/her PhD in 
international peer-reviewed journals. Candidates are expected to be fluent in 
English, written and spoken. They should not have resided or have carried out 
their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Belgium for more than 12 months 
in the 3 years immediately prior to the start of the fellowship.

Interested candidates should send their CV, a motivation letter and the names 
of three references to


Posted 5/11/16

Research Geneticist/Computational Biologist Postdoctoral Research


This Research Geneticist/Computational Biologist Postdoctoral research
opportunity affords the opportunity to be a team member in the research
project entitled "Integrated Research Approaches for Improving Production
Efficiency in Salmonids", in collaboration with ARS scientists located in the
USDA-ARS National Center for Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture (NCCCWA),
Leetown, West Virginia and scientists from the Department of Animal and Dairy
Science, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. This position is co-mentored
by Dr. Yniv Palti from ARS-USDA and Dr. Daniela Lourenco from the University
of Georgia. Dr. Lourenco will be the technical mentor and host of the
selected applicant at the University of Georgia. The selected applicant will
conduct quantitative genetics analyses and genome-wide association studies
(GWAS) for commercially important disease resistance traits in rainbow trout
aquaculture such as bacterial cold water disease (BCWD) resistance and
columnaris disease (CD) resistance. Large datasets of pedigrees, phenotypes
and genotypes from the new rainbow trout 57K SNP chip are available for this
project from the NCCCWA selective breeding program population and from
commercial partners who are working closely with the NCCCWA. In addition, the
selected applicant will work with the mentor and other members of the animal
breeding, genetics and genomics team at the University of Georgia on
developing refined genomic selection models for salmonids aquaculture using
real genotype/phenotype data relevant to rainbow trout aquaculture and taking
advantage of the emerging rainbow trout genome resources from research
conducted at the NCCCWA. Options for follow-up studies based on the results
of the GWAS include designing focused SNP assays and validation of the marker
association information on additional commercial populations and/or use of
the SNP association information and the rapidly emerging reference genome of
rainbow trout to identify candidate genes for disease resistance in trout and
to conduct analyses of the candidate genes through gene-expression and
functional genomics studies. The successful candidate will participate as a
multi-disciplinary team member in the selection and development of
appropriate methodologies and experimental procedures.

The appointment is full-time for 12 months and may be renewed based upon
recommendation of the ARS and availability of funding. The annual stipend
rate for this position is $64,650. The participant must show proof of health
and medical insurance. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE.
Relocation expenses in the amount of $2,000 will be reimbursed, with prior
approval. The participant will not enter into an employee/employer
relationship with ORISE, ORAU, USDA, ARS, or any other office or agency.
Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration
of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of

While participants will not enter into an employment relationship with ARS,
this position requires a pre-appointment check and a full background

This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents
(LPR), and foreign nationals. Non-U.S. citizen applicants should refer to the
Guidelines for Non-U.S. Citizens Details
page of the program website for information
about the valid immigration statuses that are acceptable for program

For more information about the ARS Research Participation Program, please
visit the Program Website



Posted 5/2/16

Bioinformatics Scientist

Sterne Kessler

Did you know that law firms hire scientists and engineers? Sterne Kessler, an intellectual property law firm employing 60 PhDs, is seeking a bioinformatics scientist with a desire to try an outside of the box career. Tap into your scientific expertise to protect and enforce the intellectual property rights of world known clients.

Not only will you be a part of a dynamic team, you will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge beyond science ensuring too! Join a large and stable practice group for long-term professional growth and success.

Specifically seeking someone with an advanced degree in bioinformatics or computation biology and also expertise in some form of biology, immunology, or biotechnology. A patent registration number or time spent as an examiner at the USPTO would be a plus but not required. Will train the right candidate!

Please send your resume to


Posted 4/28/16

Postdocs: Epigenomics & Multi-scale Modelling

University of North Dakota

The Rhen Lab seeks two highly motivated postdocs. Our overarching goal is to 
understand mechanisms underlying organism-environment interactions and 
genotype-environment interactions, which are ubiquitous in nature. Such 
interactions have implications for problems as diverse as predicting the 
impact of climate change on individual species and understanding individual 
differences in susceptibility to environmental causes of disease.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Epigenomics ? This position focuses on epigenetic 
regulation of genes required for testis and ovary development in a species 
with temperature-dependent sex determination. The successful candidate will 
conduct and analyze ChIP-qPCR and ChIP-Seq studies. Proficiency with 
standard bioinformatics methods is required. Prior experience with genome 
assembly, annotation, or genome-wide ChIP analysis is preferred. Excellent 
opportunity for individuals with bioinformatics training to expand their 
understanding of biology and develop practical expertise with wet lab 

Postdoctoral Fellow in Multi-scale Modeling ? This position focuses on 
development of multi-scale models to link "inside-the-skin" biological 
systems with "outside-the-skin" environmental factors. The successful 
candidate will develop multi-scale models that integrate genetic, 
epigenetic, and gene expression data for temperature-dependent sex 
determination with data on the spatial and temporal pattern of variation in 
temperature across North America. Expertise in computational and/or 
mathematical modeling is required. Familiarity with multi-scale modeling is 
preferred. Excellent chance for individuals with quantitative background to 
enter the life sciences.

Interested candidates should send their CV, a letter that describes their 
scientific interests and research experience, and the names of three 
references to Dr. Turk Rhen at


Posted 4/26/16

Postdoc/PhD: Modeling Infectious Diseases

Life Science Zurich Graduate School

We are looking for a highly motivated Postdoc or PhD-Student interested in 
the Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Disease transmission.  The project 
combines mathematical modeling with molecular epidemiology approaches and 
clinical data in order to investigate epidemiological trends and prevention 
strategies in HIV/HCV. Accordingly, the candidate should have in addition to 
a strong mathematical background, skills to deal with complex and diverse 
data, and a strong interest in infectious-disease epidemiology. 

The Project will be carried out in the context of the Swiss HIV Cohort Study 
(SHCS) and the Zurich Primary HIV Infection Study (ZPHI). Those studies are 
the ideal setting for these projects as they are highly representative for 
the HIV population in Switzerland and combine sequence and clinical data of 
extraordinary quality. The student/postdoc will work on a range of specified 
research projects, but will be also highly encouraged and expected to develop 
and investigate his own research questions. In case of a PhD-student, the PhD 
will take place within the PhD-Program Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the 
Life Science Zurich Graduate School (run jointly by the University of Zurich 
and the ETH Zurich). 

Research will be conducted at the Division of Infectious Diseases at the 
University Hospital of Zurich; University of Zurich (supervision: Roger Kouyos, 
The Division of Infectious Diseases provides a highly interdisciplinary and 
translational research environment with links both to clinical practice and 
basic science. Moreover, we are strongly interconnected with a variety of 
other research institutes in Zurich and beyond. In particular, we maintain 
strong collaborations with the Institute of Medical Virology at the 
University of Zurich, and the Institutes of Theoretical Biology and 
Computational Biology at the ETH Zurich.

Applicants should send a cover letter, a detailed CV, and contact information 
for two or three academic references to:




Posted 4/26/16

Postdoc Position, Uncertainty Quantification

TU Munich

A postdoctoral research and teaching position in numerical and mathematical aspects of Uncertainty Quantification is open at the Department of Mathematics, TU Munich, Germany.  

Applications info and requirements are available at the link:  

For more info and details please contact



Posted 4/21/16

International Postgraduate Research Awards

University of New England (Armidale, Australia)

The University of New England (Armidale, Australia) has announced 25
International Postgraduate Research Awards (UNE IPRA).

These are Scholarship being offered to top quality international
candidates who wish to commence in a research degree at UNE in early 2017.
Up to 25 Scholarships are available to outstanding applicants in the
upcoming round, which opens 18 April 2016 and closes 30 June 2016.
Note that this scholarship round is a one-off and  unique opportunity, as
usually there are only a limited number of these scholarships each year.

Information about the UNE IPRA Scholarship  can be found at

The scholarships are UNE-wide, but people interested in Quantitative
Genetics, Genomics, and Animal Breeding can approach me or one of my
colleagues in Animal Science or AGBU.

There will be plenty of flexibility regarding your research topic, so
check carefully the research interests of the people in our group.
The process will be highly competitive, so it is important that you make
contact and seek clarity about potential supervisors before your apply.

If you are interested to apply, please contact me, or one of my colleagues
in the School of Environmental and Rural Science (incl. Animal Science):

- Prof Julius van der Werf
  livestock genetics, genomics, breeding programs
- Prof John Gibson (
  livestock and agriculture genetics; applications in international
- Dr Cedric Gondro (
  bioinformatics, population genetics, genomic analysis
- Dr Sam Clark (
  quantitative genetics and animal breeding
- Dr Sang Hong Lee (
  statistical genetics and genomics
or from  the Animal Breeding and Genetics Unit


Posted 4/15/16

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

U.S. Meat Animal Research Center

The U.S. Meat Animal Research Center invites applications for a
post-doctoral Research Associate position in livestock genomics.  The
successful candidate will work on problems related to identifying genomic
variation responsible for phenotypic variation in cattle and pigs.
Responsibilities will include assessing reference pig and cow genomes
assembled from the latest long-read sequencing technologies, and
characterizing novel variation expressed in cattle and pig transcriptomes.
There will be opportunities to develop and implement data processing
pipelines, analyze sequence, genotypes and phenotypes from large, intensely
measured research populations, and evaluate application of research results
to industry.  If youяяre interested in a challenge, and desire to use your
skills and experience in bioinformatics, genetics, genomics, mathematics
and scientific computing to improve livestock, please contact Brittney Keel ( or Warren Snelling (

A PhD is required.   U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents seeking U.S.
Citizenship may apply.  USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity provider and




Posted 4/8/16

Postdoctoral Position in Cancer Genomics

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory 

The Sheltzer Lab at Cold Spring Harbor is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to characterize the genetics underlying cancer progression.

Using an integrated platform that we've developed, we have identified dozens of genomic features – including protein-coding genes, ncRNAs, and CNVs - that correlate with survival times across multiple cancer types. We are pursuing these findings with in vitro and in vivo assays to characterize the features that we have uncovered and to understand the mechanisms that link them to cancer prognosis. Through the use of CRISPR, RNAi, and pharmacological screening, we hope to enhance our understanding of the biology that underlies metastasis, immune evasion, and death from cancer.

This position is ideal for scientists seeking a project that will combine computational and wet-lab approaches to investigate fundamental questions about cancer biology. Candidates for this position should have a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Computational Biology, or a related field.

More information on research in the Sheltzer Lab can be found at Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is located on beautiful Long Island, outside of New York City, in New York, USA. Home to eight Nobel Laureates, Cold Spring Harbor provides an immersive and highly-collaborative research environment on the shores of the Long Island Sound. Cold Spring Harbor is an NCI-designated Cancer Center, and every year, over 10,000 scientists journey to Cold Spring Harbor to attend one of CSHL's famous Meetings and Courses

Posted 3/30/16

Pre-doctoral Summer Internships and Post-doctoral Research Staff Positions

HRL Laboratories

1)Machine Intelligence - Summer Internship & Post Doc Research Staff

EDUCATION DESIRED: Ph.D. in Applied Math, Computer Science or related fields

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Primary job function is to develop and apply modern mathematical algorithms and machine learning algorithms to perform grammar induction to build a semantic memory. Tasks will include the development, implementation, evaluation, and integration of algorithms to build a semantic memory. Additional job functions include solving customer problems, writing invention disclosures, publishing papers, briefing customers, and assisting in marketing HRL expertise.

EXPERIENCE DESIRED: Research experience in one or more of the following areas: machine learning, grammar induction, pattern recognition. Experience in building incremental learning algorithms, with real time processing a plus. Experience developing innovative solutions based upon the application of relevant research results from a wide variety of sources. Proficiency with C, C++, Matlab, Python, Java, Hadoop and Spark.

KNOWLEDGE DESIRED: Background in one or more of the following areas: EM algorithm, algorithms for inference and prediction, statistical learning, graph theory and algorithms, ontologies, and dimensionality reduction techniques.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Good communication (verbal and written) skills, active participation in R&D team activities is required. Able and willing to occasionally travel.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status required.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

If interested, please apply at the HRL Laboratories, LLC website: and email Dr. Rajan Bhattacharyya (email address:

2)Machine Reasoning - Summer Internship & Post Doc Research Staff

EDUCATION DESIRED: Ph.D. in Applied Math, Computer Science, Cognitive Science or related fields

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Primary job function is to develop and apply artificial intelligence algorithms and machine learning algorithms for machine reasoning. Tasks will include the development, implementation, evaluation, and integration of algorithms in a software architecture to perform machine reasoning for autonomous systems that form hypotheses, evaluate them, forage for new information, and perform adaptive decision making. Additional job functions include solving customer problems, writing invention disclosures, publishing papers, briefing customers, and assisting in marketing HRL expertise.

EXPERIENCE DESIRED: Research experience in one or more of the following areas: machine learning, artificial intelligence, neural networks, cognitive systems. Experience developing innovative solutions based upon the application of relevant research results from a wide variety of sources. Proficiency with C, C++, Matlab, Python, Java, Hadoop and Spark.

KNOWLEDGE DESIRED: Background in one or more of the following areas: algorithms for inference, prediction, statistical learning, cognitive systems, decision making, graph theory and algorithms.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Good communication (verbal and written) skills, active participation in R&D team activities is required. Able and willing to occasionally travel.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status required.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

If interested, please apply at the HRL Laboratories, LLC website: and email Dr. Rajan Bhattacharyya (email address:

3)Cognitive Computing -  : Summer Internship & Post Doc Research Staff

EDUCATION DESIRED: Ph.D. in Applied Math, Computer Science, Cognitive Science or related fields

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Primary job function is to develop and apply cognitive computing algorithms on large volumes of structured and unstructured data for applications in large scale inference, prediction, anomaly detection, and autonomous systems. Tasks will include the development, implementation, evaluation, and integration of algorithms in a software architecture.   Additional job functions include solving customer problems, writing invention disclosures, publishing papers, briefing customers, and assisting in marketing HRL expertise.

EXPERIENCE DESIRED: Research experience in one or more of the following areas: cognitive computing, machine learning, artificial intelligence, neural networks, graphs, probabilistic reasoning. Experience developing innovative solutions based upon the application of relevant research results from a wide variety of sources. Proficiency with C, C++, Matlab, Python, Java, Hadoop and Spark.

KNOWLEDGE DESIRED: Background in one or more of the following areas: algorithms for analysis and extraction of knowledge from large volumes of structured and unstructured data, machine learning, self directed learning, casual inference and reasoning, probabilistic reasoning, logic & rule-based systems, cognitive systems, decision making, graph theory and algorithms.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Good communication (verbal and written) skills, active participation in R&D team activities is required. Able and willing to occasionally travel.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (e.g. driver's license, special tools or restrictions): U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status required.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

If interested, please apply at the HRL Laboratories, LLC website: and email Dr. Rajan Bhattacharyya (email address:



Posted 3/24/16

PhD studentship

The University of Georgia

The animal breeding and genetics group at The University of Georgia
( is seeking talented PhD students who
want to join a team to conduct cutting-edge research on genomic methods
for livestock improvement.

Our research combines quantitative genetics, genomics, programming,
bioinformatics, and statistics. We collaborate with the largest U.S.
breeding companies and associations in dairy, beef, swine, poultry,
and fish. We have access to extensive data sets across species and
premier computing facilities.

If interested, please send an email to



Posted 3/23/16

Postdoc Position

Swiss Institute of Equine Medicine (ISME)

The Swiss Institute of Equine Medicine (ISME) and the Institute of
Genetics of the Vetsuisse-Faculty of the University of Bern are seeking a
skilful and self-motivated individual to participate in cutting-edge
research. The successful candidate will be part of the interdisciplinary
team led by Prof. Dr. Vinzenz Gerber and Prof. Dr. Tosso Leeb that
applies state of the art bioinformatics tools to interpret multi-scale
data generated from horse subjects with RAO - asthma like allergic disease.

i) Analyze next generation sequencing data, including whole genome,
RNA-Seq and small RNA Data
ii)Integrate and translate genetic, genomic, eQTL data for predictive
diagnostics of RAO in horses
iii) Publish and present novel research findings in academic journals and
iv) Some supervision of trainees and technical staff may also be required.

i) Good programming skills in  either perl, python or ruby, R and Unix
shell scripting
ii) Experience in analyzing next generation sequencing data. Experience
in network analysis and eQTL mapping is a plus.
iii) Knowledge of statistics, statistical genetics, bioinformatics
concepts, methods and tools. Familiarity with genomic data tools,
repositories, and databases.
iv) Good oral and written communication skills.

PhD in computational biology, genomics, or a related field.

If interested, please submit a letter of interest, CV and 2 names of
referees in one comprehensive pdf-document by email to the ISME office at

Start Date: immediately
Application Deadline: Until a Suitable Candidate is found.

The project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).The
position is paid according to the SNSF standards and will be filled for
18 months.




Posted 3/14/16

Associate Biologist and Lead Biologist


Cell Derivation Unit of ATCC is in need of both an Associate Biologist and a Lead Biologist.  The Associate position could be someone right out of college with some tissue culture experience.  For the Lead they are looking for someone with 8 years+ experience in the field.  Specifically, hands on experience isolating or at least working with primary cells would be a huge plus. More details about the Associate Biologist postion are here.

If interested please contact:

Stephen Arold, Ph.D.
Manager, Cell Derivation Unit
(703) 365-2700 ext. 2297


Posted 2/18/16

Postdoc and Research Scientist Positions

Mayo Clinic's TIMMS Lab

Postdoc and Research Scientist Positions with Mayo Clinic's Translational
Innovations in Mathematical Medicine and Surgery (TIMMS) Lab

The Translational Innovations in Mathematical Medicine and Surgery (TIMMS)
Lab at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, has openings for postdoctoral
fellows and research scientists who are interested in advancing the
state-of-the-art in mathematical modeling of brain tumors and other
neurological conditions as well as the state-of-the-practice in the
clinic. Tin addition to the excellent clinical-translational environment
of the Mayo Clinic, the TIMMS lab benefits from affiliations with Arizona
State University and The Translational Genomics Institute.

Successful candidates will work with Director Dr. Kristin Swanson and senior
research staff on projects in one or more of the following areas to answer a
variety of questions focused on direct clinical applications of mathematical
modeling, such as:
. Model development, implementation, and comparison with experimental and/or
clinical data
. Modeling the response of tumors to various courses of treatment based on
. Quantitative mapping of tumor phenotypes to underlying genotypes, and
back again
. Quantifying extent of tumor cell invasion and proliferation in individual
. Optimizing radiation therapy dosing

The ideal candidate should have a strong background in applied mathematics,
computational sciences, physics or data science, with biology and medicine
a strong plus. Experience with computational methods required to solve
partial differential equations and experience in computer programming and
visualization of results are highly desired. Excellent communication skills
and enthusiasm for communicating modeling results to a clinical audience as
well as working in an interdisciplinary team are essential. The candidate will
be expected to contribute to achieving research grant goals and objectives
as well as securing new sources of funding. Depending on experience, the
candidate may supervise junior scientists, engineers, or technicians on
assigned work as well as provide input into staffing of overall project
teams. Research scientists also identify and evaluate candidates for open
positions and mentor/train staff in development of technical and project
development skills.

Postdoctoral fellow candidates shall have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent
doctoral degree in applied mathematics, biology, computer science, or
related field.  Research scientist candidates shall have a BS or MS or
equivalent doctoral degree in applied mathematics, biology, computer science,
or related field.  Start dates are flexible.

Please send inquiries including a cover letter, CV and contact for 3
references to:

Kristin R. Swanson, PhD
Director, TIMMS Lab
Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Neurosurgery, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ
Professor, Mathematics, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Professor, Cancer and Cell Biology, Translational Genomics Institute, Phoenix,



Posted 2/11/16

Postdoc Position: Biomedical Data Scientist
Harvard Medical School Summary
Imagine a dynamic dataset that encompasses comprehensive information about
a patient in the health care system: what diseases they have, their genomic
sequence, their social media messages (e.g, tweets and likes), and where
they live. How would you - a data hacker - store, retrieve, and analyze this
information to drive biomedical discovery to find a new way of predicting
disease or even a new therapy for a disease? Chirag Patel's Group at the
Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School is looking
for a data engineer to build cutting-edge platforms and data infrastructure
to enable large-scale data-driven research to address this question. We
aim to integrate diverse data sources from geotemporal information (e.g.,
NOAA Weather Data, EPA AirData), individual genomic sequence, social media
data, and health claims information to paint a comprehensive picture of
individuals who are sick and healthy.

First, the Biomedical Data Scientist Postdoctoral Associate will aggregate
publicly available data sources from numerous sources. The Data Scientist
will apply statistical machine learning algorithms for prediction and
discovery of clinical, genetic, and environmental factors related to disease.

The diversity of subject matter will require a creative mind and a candidate
capable of deploying imaginative strategies and who is dedicated to solving
complex and challenging problems within an interdisciplinary environment.

Candidates must have a PhD in computer science, mathematics, physics,
biomedical informatics, bioinformatics, computer science, or a related
quantitative field.

Preferred qualifications for this position include experience designing large
software applications and infrastructure to store, retrieve, and analyze large
datasets. Industry experience with R, Python, SQL (Oracle), JavaScript is not
required, but awesome. Experience in hacking with cloud technologies (e.g.,
Amazon, Hadoop) is also awesome. Experience with geographical information
systems (GIS), including google maps, ArcGIS would honestly make us cry
in joy.

The position is available immediately and can be renewed annually.

How to apply
Email applications including curriculum vitae, summary statement of personal
objectives, and the names and email addresses of 2-3 references to Chirag
Patel (

Harvard Medical School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.




Posted 2/11/16

Postdoctoral Scholar Position: Computational Biology and Genomics

Harvard Medical School

Applications are invited from enthusiastic, innovative and talented
researchers for a Postdoctoral Scholar position in Computational Biology
and Genomics in the Kreiman lab (Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical
School). The goal of this project is to build quantitative models to
understand biological coding mechanisms, with a particular emphasis in
shedding light on the biological circuits responsible for transcriptional
and translational control. The research efforts will examine and exploit the
synergistic interactions between computational models and high-throughput
dynamic quantification of gene expression and peptide levels.

Please visit and for a list of recent
publications. The postdoc will be part of an enthusiastic and intellectual
vibrant community of researchers. The position is funded for 2 years, with
an initial one-year appointment and expectation of extension contingent on
progress. The start date is negotiable. Successful candidates are expected to
have a PhD in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science or a related discipline
with a strong quantitative background. To be considered for this position,
please send a CV to




Posted 2/11/16

Postdoc: Theoretical Evolutionary Ecology


Postdoc position in theoretical evolutionary ecology in Paris (France)

A postdoc position, funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR),
is available to work with Florence Débarre in the SMILE group (Stochastic
Models for the Inference of Life Evolution), at Collège de France in Paris
(France). We are an interdisciplinary research group gathering evolutionary
biologists, probabilists, and bioinformaticians; our lab is located in the
Latin Quarter in Paris.

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoc interested in developing
mathematical and computational models of evolution, to explore various aspects
of the effects of environmental heterogeneity and population subdivision on
local adaptation and diversification.  Background (or a strong interest) in
evolutionary biology / ecology and strong quantitative skills are required
for the position.

The position can start on April 15th 2016 or later. It is initially for 1
year, but can be renewed twice. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the position.

*To apply:*
If you are interested in this position, please send a CV, a 1-page
description of your research interests and motivation, and the contact
details of potential references (all in one single pdf) to Florence Débarre
( ).
Review of applications will start on February 15th but will continue until
the position is filled.




Posted 2/11/16

Postdoctoral Research: Computational Analysis


Computational Analysis of Genome Replication with Conrad Nieduszynski (Oxford).

The advertisement for the computational
post-doc position in my group is now out:
It's an exciting project. I'm looking for candidates that hold (or
shortly receive) a PhD or equivalent involving a high level of numeracy,
e.g. engineering, mathematics, physics or computer science. No prior
biological knowledge is required, but an interest is essential!


Posted 2/08/16

Researcher Position

The Unit of Animal Genomics (Liège, Belgium) 

The Unit of Animal Genomics (Liège, Belgium) and the Walloon Breeders
Association invite applications for a position to implement genomic
selection in Belgian Blue Beef cattle.

The Unit of Animal Genomics
under the supervision of Prof Michel Georges, focuses on the forward
genetic dissection of Mendelian and complex traits in domestic animals
and humans. One of the key projects of the group is the development of
approaches for the utilization of molecular information in livestock
breeding, including genomic selection and transgenics. The lab is based
in the Interdisciplinary Cluster of Applied Genoproteomics
(GIGA-Research) at the University of Liège in Belgium

The researcher will join our team to implement a genomic selection
program in the Belgian Blue Beef cattle breed, whose animals are famous
for their exceptional muscular development referred to as
"double-muscling". The main responsibility will be the development of a
new evaluation model for all traits recorded on farm. In addition, he
will explore solutions to improve the accuracy of genome-enabled
predictions through the development of statistical models or through
integration of information obtained through whole-genome sequencing
(causative or functional variants). The successful candidate will have
access to high-density genotyping and whole-genome sequencing data in
addition to phenotypes for a large series of traits.

The candidates should have good skills and strong interest in statistical
modeling and programming. A background in quantitative genetics is an
asset. Experience in genetic and genomic evaluation and in animal
breeding would be desirable. The work will be performed in an
international environment with communication in English.

Applications, including a C.V., a letter of interest in the position and
a list of three referees (with contact information) should be addressed
per e-mail to:

Dr Tom Druet
Unit of Animal Genomics
GIGA-Research and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
University of Liège

The position remains open until a good candidate is identified.