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Deadline for applications: 2018-12-16

PhD positions in mathematical and computational biology at Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh, UK

Two PhD positions in mathematical & computational biology are available at the University of Edinburgh, UK, at the Centre for Regenerative Medicine.

One fully funded (incl. overseas) PhD position on mathematical modelling of stem cells and regeneration:
https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=101556

One competitively funded position, involving theory and experiments, on Bayesian inference of rates of stem cell differentiation: http://www.eastscotbiodtp.ac.uk/modelling-cell-state-transitions-differentiating-embryonic-stem-cells

Application deadlines early December. See links above for application instructions.

Please contact: Linus Schumacher
https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=101556


Deadline for applications: 2019-01-01

PostDoc Position in Human-Environment Modelling at Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph, Canada

We are seeking 1-2 postdoctoral fellows to join the Global Ecological Change and Sustainability Laboratory directed by Prof. Madhur Anand (manand@uoguelph.ca) at the University of Guelph, starting in 2019 with experience and interest in one or more of the following:

1. Coupled human-ecological modelling (minimum skills needed: dynamical systems mathematical modelling, advanced computer programming for agent-based modelling) applied to agroecological mosaics, forest dynamics and/or other environmental systems (e.g., Henderson et al. 2016, PNAS).
2. Human-environment network analysis and modelling (applied to a variety of terrestrial ecosystems and human social systems including trade networks of food and other resources (e.g., Fair et al. 2017 Scientific Reports).
3. Vegetation dynamics of forest-grassland (not savanna) mosaics of the world, with potential field work in Brazil and/or India (experience in disturbance ecology, landscape ecology, etc. — sample ecosystem found in Silva and Anand (2011) Ecosystems).

Many collaborative opportunities are available. Please send enquiries (with CV) to manand@uoguelph.ca to initiate discussions. Enquiries will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2018 until a suitable candidate is found.

Please contact: Chris Bauch
http://www.math.uwaterloo.ca/~cbauch/


Deadline for applications: 2018-11-22

Postdoc positions and PhD stipends in mathematics at Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, DK

A number of attractive postdoc positions and PhD stipends in mathematics are available at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen.
Mathematical biology is a strong active area of research in the department, covering neuroscience, population genetics, ecology and the mathematics of reaction networks. In particular, the following topics and contact people are of relevance to this society:

-Statistical inference in neuronal networks (Susanne Ditlevsen, susanne@math.ku.dk).
-Modeling of behavior of marine mammals (Susanne Ditlevsen, susanne@math.ku.dk).
-Analysis of mathematical models in microbial signaling (pseudomonas aeruginosa) (Elisenda Feliu, efeliu@math.ku.dk).
-Real algebraic geometry for reaction networks (Elisenda Feliu, efeliu@math.ku.dk).
-Mathematical reduction of Chemical Reaction Networks (Carsten Wiuf, wiuf@math.ku.dk).
-Modelling of past human histories and analysis of ancient DNA data (Carsten Wiuf, wiuf@math.ku.dk).

Postdoc call:
https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx/?cid=1307&departmentId=18973&ProjectId=148226&MediaId=5&SkipAdvertisement=false The deadline for application is: November 15, 2018.

PhD call:
https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx/?cid=1307&departmentId=18973&ProjectId=148240&MediaId=5&SkipAdvertisement=false

The deadline for application is November 22, 2018.

Please contact: Elisenda Feliu
http://www.math.ku.dk/


Deadline for applications: 2019-08-01

Assistant Professor at Systems Biology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA (USA)

The Division of Systems Biology at Virginia Tech is seeking to hire an assistant or associate professor with expertise in mathematical modeling of molecular regulatory networks underlying the physiology of cells and tissues. The faculty appointment will be in the Department of Biological Sciences at our Blacksburg, VA campus, with a start date in August 2019 or shortly thereafter. The Division of Systems Biology resides in the College of Science's Academy of Integrated Science, which works with academic departments campus-wide to develop and support new directions in scientific research and education. The Division offers a unique undergraduate degree in systems biology, and its faculty participate in departmental graduate programs as well as the university's interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (GBCB). Scientists whose work and goals straddle traditional academic boundaries are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage in transdisciplinary research, curriculum, and/or outreach initiatives with other university faculty working in Virginia Tech's Destination Areas. The responsibilities of a successful applicant will be to maintain a visible and vigorous funded research program; to teach undergraduate systems biology courses and graduate level biological sciences courses; to mentor undergraduate research projects in systems biology and graduate research students in biological sciences and GBCB; to continue developing his or her professional capabilities and scholarly activities, including participation in professional societies and meetings, curriculum development, participation in department, academy, college, and university governance, and professional service.

Job requirements: Applicants must have demonstrable research experience in molecular systems biology or computational cell biology, including a Ph.D. in a relevant field of science (such as biology, biophysics, biochemistry, applied mathematics, bioengineering, etc.) and postdoctoral experience. We are looking for applicants who are knowledgeable in the use of deterministic, stochastic and hybrid models to study the spatiotemporal dynamics of cellular control systems by analytical and numerical methods, with a strong commitment to biological realism and experimental facts. Additionally, applicants must be dedicated to interdisciplinary education at the undergraduate and graduate level, committed to teaching a student body that is diverse with respect to socio-economic status, interests and abilities, and sensitive to issues of diversity in the university community.

Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests and experience complement the program's excellence in cell cycle dynamics, circadian rhythms, systems immunology, microbial physiology, and infectious disease. Demonstrated experience with interdisciplinary teaching and/or research in areas that align with Virginia Tech’s university-wide, multi-disciplinary focus, as exemplified by the Destination Areas, will also be of particular interest.

Applications must be submitted online at http://listings.jobs.vt.edu (#TR0180141) and should include (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of teaching experience and philosophy, (4) summary of research experience and future plans, (5) a description of any previous activities in expanding the diversity of the scientific community (such as mentoring members of under-represented groups), and of the applicant's plans to build a culturally diverse educational environment at Virginia Tech (http://www.diversity.vt.edu). Applicants should also provide contact information for three references.

The review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. As part of the hiring process, the successful applicant must provide an official Ph.D. transcript and pass a criminal background check.

Virginia Tech is an EO/AA university. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process should notify Ms. Dreama Price, Department of Biological Sciences, (540) 231-5712, or call TTY 1-800-828-1120. Requests for further information about the systems biology program should be directed to Professor John Tyson.

Please contact: John Tyson
http://www.ais.science.vt.edu/programs/sysbio.html


Deadline for applications: 2018-10-15

Postdoctoral Researcher in Quantitative Ecology and Modeling at The Morton Arboretum, near Chicago, Illinois

The Morton Arboretum invites applications for a two year postdoctoral researcher to work on an NSF-supported project, "Quantifying biogeographic history: a novel model-based approach to integrating data from genes, fossils, specimens, and environments". The successful applicant will join an international team of researchers in mathematics/ statistics, ecology, biogeography, distribution modeling, and population genetics. The postdoctoral researcher will collaborate with the project team to design, develop and implement novel methods for integrating datasets which have different characteristics and resolution (environmental, paleoecological, and genetic data) to make inference about historical shifts in species ranges and changes in population sizes.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or Ph.D. defense scheduled) in a quantitative science (i.e., mathematical biology, statistics, theoretical ecology, or related fields), or in an ecological field plus experience with ecological modeling, species distribution or population modeling, or quantitative ecology. Interest or experience in one or more of the following is beneficial: Bayesian statistics, parameter estimation, data-driven modeling, spatial modeling, state-space modeling, or mathematical modeling. Applicants should be interested in working at the interface of statistics and ecology. Experience in programming is beneficial.

The position is for two years, with possibility for continuing support pending future funding. The postdoctoral researcher will be based at The Morton Arboretum and will primarily work with Dr. Sean Hoban, Dr. Andria Dawson (Mount Royal University, Calgary), and Dr. Adam Smith (Missouri Botanical Garden). The position will require some travel for team meetings. All travel expenses are covered by grant funds. The postdoctoral researcher will be provided opportunities for professional development, suited to their interests (e.g. attend scientific meetings, teaching or mentoring, skill training), for which funding is provided.

The Morton Arboretum is a world-class plant science research institute and public botanic garden near Chicago, USA, with strengths in ecology, conservation, informatics, and genomics. The Arboretum has collaborations with scientists at the Field Museum, University of Illinois Chicago, two National Laboratories, Brookfield Zoo, and Chicago Botanic Garden.

Applications may be submitted until the position is filled; applications received by October 15 are guaranteed consideration. A start date by January 2019 is preferred. Applicants must apply at careers.hireology.com/themortonarboretum/. Inquiries about the position or the application are welcome. Please contact Dr. Sean Hoban (shoban@mortonarb.org), Dr. Adam Smith (adam.smith@mobot.org), or Dr. Andria Dawson (andria.dawson@gmail.com).

Please contact: Dr. Andria Dawson
https://careers.hireology.com/themortonarboretum/


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