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Two Targeted Postdoctoral Fellowships at NIMBioS

Posted: 4/30/2018 (Employment)

*New!* Targeted Postdoctoral Fellowships at NIMBioS

Since 2009, the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) has provided opportunities for postdoctoral scholarship at the interface between mathematics and the biological sciences. Targeted Postdoctoral Fellowships at NIMBioS provide support for specific research questions on projects directed by faculty at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. NIMBioS announces two new Targeted Postdoctoral Fellowships.

**Targeted Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mathematical Modeling of Epidemiology and Evolutionary Game Theory**

Applications are currently being accepted for a postdoctoral position in mathematical modeling of epidemiology and evolutionary game theory at NIMBioS and in the Fefferman Lab at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. This is a full-time, one year position, with the potential for renewal.

The work involves the mathematical modeling, including analysis and simulations, of systems of differential equations and game theory. The ideal candidate would have some experience in both areas of applied bio-mathematical research. The researcher will be expected to help formulate mathematical models, characterize analytic properties of the systems, implement numerical simulations, take a primary role in preparing manuscripts for publication, and contribute to the collaborative research group environment.

Requirements:
Ph.D. in pertinent field, including but not limited to applied mathematics, infectious disease epidemiology, or evolutionary biology
Research experience in applied mathematical modeling (epidemiology or evolutionary biology fields preferred, but not required)
Basic understanding of analysis of differential equations
Basic understanding of game theory
Interest in infectious diseases and their evolution
Ability to write clearly and scientifically (e.g. to produce drafts of papers for publication in scientific journals and web-based public outreach without too much oversight); evidence of successful prior publication is a plus
Ability to work/communicate with a multidisciplinary team
Fluency in a mathematical programming environment (preferably Matlab, but Mathematica, R, Python, or equivalent are also acceptable)
Willingness to help with the preparation of additional grant proposals

The Fefferman Lab (http://feffermanlab.org/) is affiliated with the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, the Department of Mathematics, and the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the UT-Knoxville. The candidate will be welcome to participate in any/all of these communities. This is a full-time, one year position, with the potential for renewal.

Review of applications will begin 1 May 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Ideal start date: July 1, 2018.

For more information and the online application, visit http://www.nimbios.org/postdocs/targeted_postdocs

**Targeted Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mathematical Modeling of Biological Systems**

Applications are currently being accepted for a postdoctoral position in mathematical modeling of biological systems at NIMBioS and in the Fefferman Lab at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. This is a full-time, one year position, with the potential for renewal.

The work involves mathematical modeling, focusing initially on analysis and simulations of difference and differential equation models of physiological processes. An ideal candidate would have some experience in at least one relevant area of applied bio-mathematical research. Beyond the initial project, this position will entail collaborating to design new mathematical models for a diversity of novel applications. Any candidate should be comfortable with a variety of modeling techniques and willing to learn new areas of modeling application in collaboration with interdisciplinary research teams. The researcher will be expected to help formulate mathematical models, characterize analytic properties of the systems, implement numerical simulations, take a primary role in preparing manuscripts for publication, contribute to a collaborative research group environment, and participate in preparation of new grant proposals.

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in some pertinent field. Such fields could include, but are not limited to applied mathematics, epidemiology, ecology, evolutionary biology, physics, engineering, or computer science
  • Research experience in applied mathematical modeling (epidemiology or evolutionary biology are preferred, but not required)
  • Familiarity with at least two of the following mathematical modeling techniques: ODEs, PDEs, SDEs, Game Theory, Cellular Automata, Network Theory, Decision Theory, and Agent Based Modeling
  • Ability to write clearly and scientifically (e.g. to produce drafts of papers for publication in scientific journals and web-based public outreach without too much oversight); evidence of successful prior publication is a plus
  • Ability to work/communicate with a multidisciplinary team
  • Fluency in a mathematical programming environment (preferably Matlab, but Mathematica, R, Python, or equivalent are also acceptable)

The Fefferman Lab (http://feffermanlab.org/) is affiliated with the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, the Department of Mathematics, and the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the UT-Knoxville. The candidate will be welcome to participate in any/all of these communities.

Review of applications will begin 1 May 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Ideal start date: September 1, 2018.

For more information and the online application, visit http://www.nimbios.org/postdocs/targeted_postdocs

 

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