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QB3 Fellow for Systems Biology, University of California, San Francisco closed

QB3 Fellow for Systems Biology
University of California, San Francisco

The California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) invites applications for Fellow positions in Systems Biology. UCSF seeks exceptional individuals to carry out an independent and creative research program in quantitative approaches to understand complex biological systems.
The focus of the positions is primarily on computational and theoretical models, however, Fellows will have the opportunity to work in wet labs through collaboration. UCSF
provides an interdisciplinary and highly interactive collegial environment.

Appointments are for three years, with generous salary and research support. For more information about our programs visit: http://ipqb.ucsf.edu and http://www.qb3.org.

Candidates must have strong quantitative backgrounds and have received, or are soon expecting, a Ph.D. degree in relevant areas, including Biology, Mathematics, Physics,
Chemistry, Computer Science, or Engineering.

Applications should be submitted by January 31, 2008 to receive full consideration. We will continue to review applications until the positions are filled. Please send CV,
summary of current/past research (1-2 pages), description of future research (1-2 pages), and 2-4 letters of recommendation to:

Kalai Diamond
Attn: QB3 Fellow Search Committee
University of California, San Francisco
1700 4th Street, Campus Box 2542
San Francisco, CA 94143-2542
Kalai.Diamond @ ucsf.edu
Fax: (415) 514-2073

UCSF is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. The University undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for underutilized minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for covered veterans.

posted 2007.12.13

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: Systems Biology of Woody Plants, NC State University. closed

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: Systems Biology of Woody Plants, NC State University.

Position Description:
The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track position. Responsibilities will be approximately 50% teaching and 50% research. Duties will include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels; advising undergraduate and graduate students; and developing a strong, externally funded research program in systems biology of woody plants, preferably on topics related to biomass production and processing. Demonstrated potential for productive collaboration with faculty within the Department and other scientists is strongly desired. Salary and benefits will be nationally competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

Qualifications:
* PhD degree or equivalent in a biological science or related field
* Expertise in one or more of the following areas: genomics, bioinformatics, biotechnology, genetics, forestry, or ecology; and interest in working at the systems level in collaboration with faculty in one or more of the other areas
* Ability to attract external funding.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills

About the Department:
The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources (www.cnr.ncsu.edu/for/) has 58 faculty with a wide variety of strengths in forestry and natural resources management, policy, and economics, environmental technology, fisheries and wildlife, tree improvement, silviculture, forest biotechnology, international forestry, biodiversity, conservation and restoration ecology, and geographic information systems. The Department offers undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees, and currently has 346 undergraduate and 117 graduate students. Consistent with the land grant mission of NCSU, the Department has a strong commitment to developing partnerships with stakeholders. Faculty, staff, and students work together with business, industry, government, community groups, and non-government organizations to address a wide range of challenges facing our state and the world. These partnerships facilitate research and discovery, teaching and learning, and outreach and service. Active research programs within the Department generate about $6 million annually in extramural funds.

About NC State University:
North Carolina State University (http://www.ncsu.edu) is one of the nation's leading public land-grant universities with a total enrollment of approximately 31,000 students. The university is located in the capital city of Raleigh (http://www.webs4you.com/raleigh/) and (http://triangle.citysearch.com/), and is primarily housed on about 2,110 acres within the city.

Application Process:
Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of college transcripts, and contact information for at least three references to:

Dr. Ross Whetten, Chair: Systems Biology Search
Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
Box 8008
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8008

For questions about this position or the department, contact Ross Whetten < ross_whetten @ ncsu.edu> (919-515-7578) or Barry Goldfarb, Department Head (919-515-4471). Review of applications will begin on January 11, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled. The position is available July 1, 2008.

NCSU is an EO/AA employer. In addition, NC State University welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. For ADA accommodations contact Eileen Broderick, . Phone: (919) 515-2893, fax: (919) 515-6193. Proper documentation of identity, academic credentials and employability in the United States will be required.

posted 2007.12.12

PhD Positions: Mathematical Modelling and Analysis of Cell Death closed

Applications are invited for two PhD positions in the Systems Biology Group of the Hamilton Institute at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. The vacancies are in the area of mathematical modeling and analysis of cell death.

The advertised positions are part of a Higher Education Authority investment for a National Biophotonics Imaging Platform (NBIP) for Ireland. NBIP is the largest European network in Biological Imaging and its mission is to provide an integrated national infrastructure in research, education, technology development and industry collaboration for Biophotonics and Imaging.

The Systems Biology Group at the Hamilton Institute in collaboration with the Department of Physiology and Medical Physics at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, will develop new algorithmic methods that perform the transition from temporal/spatial images to a quantitative mathematical representation of the corresponding dynamical variations (as part of the Image to Mathematical Model Transition (IMMT) facility of the NBIP).

In particular, the advertised vacancies will be focussed on (but not limited to) the following application areas:

(1) Systems analysis of effector caspase activation models.

Candidates interested in the above application area should hold a degree in Engineering/Applied Mathematics or a related field. Some background in biology or biochemistry is highly desirable.

(2) Mathematical modelling of the mechanisms of cell death.

Candidates interested in the above application area should hold a degree in Biochemistry/Biophysics/Bioinformatics/Engineering or a related field.

In both cases, applicants should have a sound scientific record in the area of mathematical modelling and model analysis. Good communication, interpersonal and presentation skills are required, as is proficiency in both written and spoken English.

The positions are available for a four-year period.

For further information on the Hamilton Institute and the Systems Biology Group, please refer to: www.hamilton.ie and www.systemsbiology.ie. Additional information about the posts can be obtained from Dimitris Kalamatianos (dimitris.kalamatianos @ nuim.ie).

To apply, candidates should submit a detailed CV, including a list of publications (if available), motivation letter, scientific interests, as well as the names and addresses of two referees for letters of recommendation to: hamilton @ nuim.ie. The start date of the projects is January 2008 but can be negotiable.

posted 2007.12.04

POST DOCTORAL POSITION IN SYSTEMS BIOLOGY AT CSIRO AUSTRALIA closed

POST DOCTORAL POSITION IN SYSTEMS BIOLOGY AT CSIRO AUSTRALIA

Applications are invited for post doctoral fellowship available at the JM Rendel laboratories in the Division of Livestock Industries, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Rockhampton, Australia. This position relate to high profile strategic scientific research projects in the area of Systems Biology and Quantitative Genomics in Livestock and are funded by the Office of the Chief Executive (OCE) of CSIRO.

Project: Systems Biology - Genetic dissection of -omics variations
Reference No. 2007/960

This is a three year appointment within the Systems Biology & Quantitative Genomics Group (Dr Haja Kadarmideen) at the JM Rendel laboratories, CSIRO Livestock Industries in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. The fellow will work closely with Computational Biology Group (Dr Toni Reverter) and Bioinformatics group (Dr Brian Dalrymple) at Queensland Bioscience Precinct (QBP) in Brisbane, Statistical Genetics Group (Assoc. Prof. Peter Thompson) at the University of Sydney, Camden and with Systems Biology group (Dr Markus Herrgard) at the University of California San Diego, USA.

Full description of the position and project, selection criteria and application package for this position can be found at the following web link: http://recruitment.csiro.au/asp/Job_Details.asp?RefNo=2007%2F960

This position is open to international applicants and offers an excellent opportunity for recent PhD graduates / young scientists to work in a rapidly emerging field of systems genetics and systems biology with internationally reputed group(s). In addition to computational / insilico investigations, training with large high throughput genomic and transcriptomic databases from beef cattle and sheep experiments are available. CSIRO offers a generous annual salary in the range of AUS 65000 to AUS 72000 plus employer's contribution to superannuation. Application must be lodged online using the above web link.

Deadline for lodging application online is 5 NOVEMBER 2007.

Primary contact for informal enquiries:
Dr Haja Kadarmideen
Principal Research Scientist and Group Leader,
Computational and Systems Biology Stream,
CSIRO Livestock Industries, JM Rendel Laboratory, Ibis Ave
Rockhampton QLD 4701 AUSTRALIA

Phone: + 61 7 4923 8266 ; Fax: + 61 7 4923 8222 ;
Email: Haja.Kadarmideen @ csiro.au
Web: www.csiro.au/li

posted 2007.10.31

Systems Biologist, Tenure-Track closed

California State University, Fresno, is searching for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Systems/Computational Biology. The successful candidate is expected to develop a research program in a current area of systems biology, including quantitative manipulation of genomic, proteomic and/or metabolomic datasets from complex physiological networks to investigate basic questions at any level of biological organization from molecular to tissue level to whole organism. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to teach an upper division majors/service course on a rotational basis, and an undergraduate and a graduate course in their areas of expertise (e.g. Bioinformatics). An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Biology or related field is required. Strong preference will be given to candidates with post-doctoral experience. Send completed application, including form available at ww.csufresno.edu/aps/vacancy/sc1.pdf, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research philosophy, and three current letters of reference (dated within the last 12 months) to: Dr. Jason Bush, Committee Chair, Department of Biology, California State University, Fresno, 2555 E. San Ramon Avenue M/S SB73, Fresno, CA 93740-8034, or to jbush @ csufresno.edu, Phone: (559) 278-2068, Fax: (559) 278-3963. For full consideration, all materials must be received by 14 January 2008. California State University, Fresno is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

posted 2007.10.26

Postdoctoral Position in Systems Biology closed

Postdoctoral Position in Systems Biology

Systems Biology of Apoptotic Cell Death Signaling Networks

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral position in Systems Biology (initially for two years) in the Department of Physiology and Medical Physics/RCSI, Dublin, Ireland. The position is funded by the Health Research Board Ireland (HRB).

Candidates should have a background in systems biology, computational biology, biophysics or applied mathematics, and be experienced in numerical analysis/programming (e.g. C++, MATLAB, Mathematica). Excellent written and communication skills and a high level of motivation and commitment are required. The institute is located in the heart of Dublin city and offers an international and interdisciplinary working environment spanning the fields of systems biology, cancer and molecular biology, biophysics, and mathematics.

Apoptotic cell death is regulated by complex signalling networks spanning several compartments within living cells. Impaired apoptosis can result in developmental disorders and cancer. In an industry collaboration with SIEMENS (Medical Division) the applicant will translate biological systems into novel computational models that allow the spatiotemporal and quantitative prediction of signalling events, and the identification of key regulatory factors or threshold mechanisms deciding on apoptotic cell death.
The applicant will work interactively with the experimentalists to discuss model validity and restrictions. Generated models will qualitatively and quantitatively be validated by experimentalists measuring the real time kinetics of key signalling events within living cells.

Applications should include CV and names and addresses of two referees and be sent (preferably by e-mail) until 30.11.2007 to:

Dr. rer. nat. Markus Rehm
Lecturer in Physiology and Biophysics
Department of Physiology and Medical Physics
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
York Street Building
Dublin 2
Ireland

email: mrehm @ rcsi.ie

Key publications are available on request

posted 2007.10.03

Research assistant or postdoc researchers on computational systems biology projects in the Alzheimer's disease open

The Medical Image Computing Lab of the Methodist Hospital Research Institute and the Department of Radiology, the Methodist Hospital, and the Weill Medical College of Cornell University is looking for research assistant or postdoc researchers to work on computational systems biology projects in the Alzheimer's disease. The qualified candidates should have strong experience with network modeling, bioinformatics, and/or systems biology. Our lab and department has fast growing potential. We provide competitive package of compensation.
 
For more information, please contact Mr. Tianming Liu at tliu @ tmhs.org or tliu @ bwh.harvard.edu

posted 2007.09.21

Faculty Position in Plant Biology closed

MSU-DOE PLANT RESEARCH LABORATORY
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
http://www.prl.msu.edu

 Faculty Position in Plant Biology

The MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory (PRL) has a twelve-month tenure-track faculty position available at the Assistant Professor level. We seek to identify individuals who investigate fundamental questions in plant biology that fall in the continuum between photon capture and the deposition of energy-rich molecules, or plant-environment interactions that influence these processes.

The PRL, with core funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, provides an excellent environment for creative research in plant biology. Michigan State University has a history of exceptional breadth and depth in the plant sciences and provides a simulating atmosphere with excellent colleagues and facilities. PRL faculty members are jointly appointed in an appropriate academic department.

Applicants should have postdoctoral research experience with demonstrated productivity and evidence of potential for independent research. To assure consideration, applications should be submitted electronically to prlsrch @ msu.edu by October 1, 2007. Applications should include curriculum vitae, a summary of research accomplishments, and a brief description of future plans. Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted. Questions regarding this position should be directed to prlsrch @ msu.edu.
 
Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

posted 2007.08.27

Head of a Research Group for Systems Biology closed

Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research Muenster, Germany in the Medical Faculty of the Westfaelische Wilhelms University of Muenster

Head of a Research Group for Systems Biology

The Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research (IZKF) in the Medical Faculty of Muenster focuses on disease oriented research predominantly in the fields of inflammatory, infectious, cardiovascular and neurological diseases. The Center also takes great efforts to make state of the art technologies available to its scientists. Central to this is the technology platform on Integrated Functional Genomics, offering services in the area of Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics. Due to increasing technical sophistication and the rapid development towards single cell analysis, the latter increasingly requires more complex data analyses, e.g. pattern recognition, pathway identification etc.

The IZKF is offering the position of Head of a Research Group for Systems Biology with special emphasis on inflammation and infection. Appointment will be according to the German salary scale (E14) for a period of five years. The successful candidate can recruit one post-doctoral fellow (E13) or two doctoral students (E13, 50%), will be provided with 25.000 Euros/year for consumables, and will have access to research core proteomics, genomics and bioinformatics facilities. Opportunities exist for active collaboration with faculty members studying related themes.

The IZKF is seeking an exceptional, ambitious individual to fill this position. Candidates should have a MD and/or PhD degree, with a strong record of peer-reviewed publications, extramural funding and an active research program. Applicants should demonstrate their potential to develop an outstanding research program with a team of young scientists whose research interests are in accord with the Center's research activities, and should posses the ability to work collaboratively with other faculty members.

To apply please submit a letter of application, including a statement of current and future research interests, curriculum vitae, sample publications, and the names of three referees to the following address by September 07, 2007.

IZKF Muenster
Scientific Office
Westfaelische Wilhelms University Muenster
Domagkstrasse 3
D-48149 Muenster
Germany

For further information please visit our website at www.izkf.uni-muenster.de or contact us at izkf.muenster at uni-muenster.de; Tel: +49(0)251-8358695

The IZKF Münster is an equal opportunity employer and strives to increase the number of women involved in research and teaching. We also encourage and invite applications from disabled individuals, who will be given priority if suitably qualified.

posted 2007.08.15

Senior Scientific Researcher-Computational/Systems Biology Software Programmer open

Senior Scientific Researcher-Computational/Systems Biology Software Programmer

Position Description
Seralogix is seeking Scientific Software Programmers to support research and development of new systems biology software for genomic/proteomic modeling and analysis of diseases of high public health concern. The successful applicant will provide scientific research and computational support for ongoing and future research and development for bioinformatics, genomic, proteomic and systems biology projects.

Candidates must have a strong background in software development, mathematics and statistics. Experience in bioinformatics, systems biology, data mining or pattern recognition is a plus. The candidate should be able to demonstrate the ability to quickly learn and apply methods and procedures to accomplish research and development objectives. The ideal candidate must have demonstrated ability to:
- Develop scientific-based software independently and in a team environment.
- Design and implement statistical and probability algorithms
- Communicate the algorithms and/or results to both technical and non-technical audiences.
- Methods of advance machine learning, Bayesian and Neural Net

The candidate should be fluent in Java, SQL and Perl, PHP or similar programming language, C++, MATLAB a plus. Proven ability to design and implement computational algorithms, user interfaces, APIs. Installing, configuring, and maintaining RDBMSs and developing software using RDBMS APIs.

Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or related scientific discipline. This position requires strong analytic, organizational, written, and verbal communications skills. The candidate must be an innovator and self-starter, and work equally well in interdisciplinary teams or independently.

To Apply
Please email your resumes/CV to careers @ seralogix.com.

About Seralogix
Located in Austin, TX, Seralogix is a privately owned bioinformatics and research services company with a mission to serve the unmet genomic/proteomic based computational analysis and modeling needs for human and animal diseases of high public health concern. Seralogix is developing new computational systems biology methods and tools to support genomic/proteomic investigations. Our clients include the National Institutes of Health, academic institutes, and pharmaceutical companies.

posted 2007.07.27

Research Fellow in Systems Biology - Analysis of Biochemical Networks closed

Research Fellow in Systems Biology - Analysis of Biochemical Networks using Robust Control Theory

The Research Fellow will join the University of Leicester Systems Biology Lab (www.SBLab.org), based in the internationally leading Control and Instrumentation Research Group, to work on this BBSRC funded project.
The research is focussed on the development and application of techniques for analysing biomolecular network models, with particular application to models of cyclic-AMP oscillations in aggregating Dictyostelium cells, and the genetic circuits underlying control of tryptophan production in E.coli. As well as developing novel analytical techniques in collaboration with Dr. Declan Bates and Prof. Ian Postlethwaite, the Research Fellow will have the opportunity to test these methods via interaction with experimentalists in the laboratory of Prof. Pat Heslop-Harrison at Leicester (www.molcyt.com). This is an exciting opportunity for a young researcher to join a genuinely multidisciplinary team of researchers working at the Life Sciences Interface. Applications are welcome from candidates holding (or about to complete) a PhD in Control or Systems Engineering, Physics or Mathematics.

Salary: £27,465 to £31,840 pa, available from October 2007 for 24 months. Downloadable application forms and further particulars are available from www.le.ac.uk/personnel/jobs or from Personnel Services, tel: 0116 252 2758, fax: 0116 252 5140, email: recruitment3 @ le.ac.uk .
Please note that CVs will only be accepted in support of a fully completed application form. Closing date: 30th September 2007. Informal enquiries are welcome to Dr. Declan Bates (dgb3 @ le.ac.uk).

posted 2007.07.19

Post-doc in Systems Biology of Cancer closed

A two years post-doctoral position is open at the Institute of Mathematical Research in Rennes (France) for Computational Systems Biology of Cancer, starting with September 1, 2007.

This position is created to support the participation of IRMAR to the interdisciplinary project SITCON (Modeling signal transduction induced by a chimeric oncogene) in collaboration with the Curie Institute in Paris and with IRISA in Rennes (Symbiose team).

Job description:
Qualitative modeling of molecular pathways involved in the Ewing inducible cellular model.

The role of this post-doc is to apply and to extend existant qualitative approaches to heterogeneous data in cancer. These approaches use qualitative equations, graph theoretical methods and polynomial coding in Galois fields. Qualitative modeling will be used for three purposes:

1) Construction and correction of graphical models which integrate information from heterogeneous data: micro-arrays, micro-RNA, ChIP-on-chip, CGH, time series. Data is provided by our collaborators in Curie Institute.

2) Qualitative analysis of transduction pathways and of their cross-talk.

3) Experiment design.

The successful candidate will collaborate with Ovidiu Radulescu in IRMAR and with several members of the group Symbiose (computer science, IRISA).

Requirements for candidates:
We expect the candidate to have formation in mathematics, physics or computer science. Experience in modeling molecular mechanisms in biology will be appreciated. It will be advantageous to be able to demonstrate some knowledge of basic biological mechanisms involved in cancer (regulation of cell cycle, apoptosis, etc.) and to have experience of collaboration with biologists for solving concrete biological problems. Another advantage will be familiarity with standards in Systems Biology (SBML, BioPax) and with existing software for pathway modeling. Programming skills are needed. Good communication skills are required.

Job location:
Institute for Mathematical Research and IRISA, Campus de Bealieu, 35042 Rennes. This job offers true interdisciplinar environement. IRMAR is one of the best university institutes in France, as well as a world-class mathematical center. IRISA, a flexible and excellently managed structure, strongly supports interdisciplinarity: many IRISA teams host mathematicians, biologists and physicists working on interdisciplinar projects. Rennes is a small, enjoyable university town, in the pleasant to live Brittany (north-west of France), not far from unique sea shore.

Contact for more information:
ovidiu.radulescu at univ-rennes1.fr

Links:
For more information about IRMAR:
For more information about IRISA:

Application:
Applicants should submit a letter of motivation (with reference ANR SITCON), a detailed CV with publication list, and the names of three referees by e-mail to ovidiu.radulescu at univ-rennes1.fr

posted 2007.06.05

Call for Team Leaders CNRS ATIP Programmes closed

CNRS ATIP PROGRAMMES
(Actions Thematiques et Incitatives sur Programme)
Call for Team leaders 2007-2008

The "Departement des Sciences du Vivant" (Life Sciences Division) of the CNRS, offers an opportunity to scientists at the end of their postdoctoral training for developing an innovative independent research project while setting up their own group within a CNRS laboratory. Successful applicants will receive a three year grant (150 kEuro for equipment and consumables), the possibility of hiring a postdoctoral fellow for two years, at least 50 m2 of lab space and, whenever possible, technical assistance. At the end of the three years, the ATIP team leaders may compete for a two year extension through the "ATIP Plus" programme.

Eight programmes concern specific research areas (Biodiversity and ecosystem dynamics, Cell biology and Immunology, Developmental biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Systems biology, Neurobiology: from molecular to cognitive neurosciences, Structure-function relationships, Dynamics of biomolecules and their assemblies), and one (ATIP "Blanche") is open to any project of high scientific quality related to Life Sciences. Applications from scientists presently working in a foreign country are particularly encouraged.

Applicants must be less than 40 years old, or have defended their PhD thesis within the last ten years (exception may be made for women with children). At the beginning of the ATIP contract, applicants need not hold a permanent position within a French research organisation such as CNRS, INSERM or University. In this case, the CNRS will hire the team leader, and salaries will range between 3,400 and 3,800 Euro per month. However, he/she must apply for and obtain such a tenured position in order to be eligible for a possible two year extension ("ATIP Plus" programme). Applications for tenured positions are independent from the ATIP programme and have to be submitted in parallel. Applicants are not allowed to join a laboratory in which they have been PhD student or postdoctoral fellow for years.

Application forms and more detailed information are available either directly or through the web site of the CNRS: http://www.cnrs.fr/infoslabos/atip/lifeatip.htm. Applications must be written in English and addressed before October 1st, 2007 to:
Jean HOUMARD - Charge de Mission
CNRS - Departement des Sciences de la Vie
3, rue Michel Ange - F-75794 Paris Cedex 16.
E-mail: sdv-atipe at cnrs-dir.fr

posted 2007.06.05

Vacant Positions in Systems Biology at AstraZeneca open

As one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, we recognise the huge potential Systems Biology offers drug development. That's why we want to enhance our capability in this area. Join us in any of these opportunities, and you'll be part of a team making a real contribution to the development of innovative, effective medicines.

  • Team Leader - Computational Biology
  • Senior Scientist - Computational Biology
  • Scientist - Computational Biology - Modelling
  • Associate Principal Scientist - Bioinformatics
  • Scientist - Bioinformatics

    For details, please check PDF. or Search under the appropriate reference at careers.astrazeneca.co.uk.
  • posted 2007.05.11

    postdoctoral position in computational system biology open

    One postdoctoral position in computational system biology is available in the research group of Ao Ma in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The research subject is stochastic modeling of the regulatory network of spindle dynamics during cell mitosis. The project involves close interaction with experimental groups, and will provide a unique and exciting research experience.

    Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field, a strong background in system biology or computational physics/chemistry and excellent programming skills. The starting date is negotiable, and applications will be received until the position is filled. The initial appointment is for one year with reappointment for a second or a third year upon mutual agreement.

    Applications (including a CV, a publicatoin list, and contact information of three references) should be sent to Dr. Ao Ma through email (ama @ aecom.yu.edu).

    posted 2007.05.10

    Postdoctoral positions in Computational Systems Biology open

    The Computational Biology and Biological Physics group at Lund University (http://cbbp.thep.lu.se/) is recruiting several postdoctoral fellows (2 + 1 years) in the areas of dynamical modeling transcriptional networks, intercellular signaling and cell growth in plants and processes related to stem cell and cancer biology. In addition to dynamical modeling, bioinformatic efforts will also be involved. Prior experience in the field is desirable. However, in cases of extreme talents, we invite researchers with other backgrounds also to apply.

    The group, which is generously funded by prestigious grants from the Human Frontier Science Program and the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, is truely cross-disciplinary and interacts seamlessly with and is part of:
    - The Lund Strategic Research Centers for Stem Cell Biology and Cell Therapy
    - Create Health - the Lund Strategic Center for Clinical Cancer Research
    - The Computable Plant Project at Caltech and UCI.

    Lund University is the largest campus in Scandinavia and is conveniently located within an hour from Copenhagen and its airport (http://cbbp.thep.lu.se/contact/).

    Successful candidates should hold a PhD in Computational Biology /Physics /Applied Mathematics /Bioinformatics /Computer Science or Engineering.

    Appointments will be made as successful candidates are identified.

    Candidates who are willing to work in an exciting environment on the cutting edge of systems biology, genomics, proteomics and translational medicine are encouraged to apply. Please send a CV, a brief description of previous research and the names of three references to:

    Professor Carsten Peterson
    Computational Biology and Biological Physics
    Department of Theoretical Physics
    Lund University
    S?vegatan 14A
    SE-223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Email: carsten @ thep.lu.se

    or

    Assistant Professor Henrik J?sson
    Computational Biology and Biological Physics
    Department of Theoretical Physics
    Lund University
    S?vegatan 14A
    SE-223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Email: henrik @ thep.lu.se

    posted 2007.05.03

    Postdoc in systems biology open

    The postdoc will implement a computational model of transcriptional networks that is both realistic enough to be related to yeast data and simple enough for experimental evolution to be rapidly simulated. The model will then be used to study a range of questions, including network topology and the evolution of robustness/canalization to mutation, to the environment, and to the stochasticity associated with small numbers of molecules in cells.

    The postdoc will work closely with PI Joanna Masel
    (http://eebweb.arizona.edu/Faculty/bios/masel.html) at the University of Arizona in Tucson, and will also interact with collaborator Mark Siegal (www.nyu.edu/fas/dept/biology/faculty/siegal) at NYU.
    The position is renewable over multiple years, and is available immediately. Ph.D. with modeling and/or scientific programming experience is required. Experience in systems biology, genomics, evolutionary biology and/or the biology of transcription factors and their binding sites is preferred.

    Contact Joanna Masel at masel at u.arizona.edu for more information and to apply.

    posted 2007.04.11

    Researcher / Postdoctoral positions for Systems Biology available closed

    ERATO-SORST Kitano Symbiotic Systems Project (http://www.symbio.jst.go.jp/) has an opening for researcher or post-doctorial fellow to work on systems
    biology research. The project is funded by Japan Science and Technology Agency as a part of SORST Program and carried out by The Systems Biology Institute.

    A position is available for those who are interested in development of the computational platform for systems biology; including development of CellDesigner, SBML, and SBGN, application of web 2.0 to biological knowledge accumulation, and other novel ideas on computational platform for systems biology.

    Extensive collaborations with other institutions in Japan and around the world are expected.
    The position is based on annual contract and for approximately two years until the end of the current funded project. The office and laboratory is in Tokyo . Salary range and benefits is based on JST scale.

    For details, please contact Hiroaki Kitano (job at sbi.jp) with your research interest, major papers, and CV. Title of e-mail should be "SORST POSITION: your name"

    posted 2007.02.06