*(NEW!) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Systems Biology at NIMBioS*
The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
(NIMBioS), located at the Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, is currently
accepting applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in
computational biology with an interest in using systems approaches to
solve problems in cell biology, cancer biology, immunology or
An applicant may propose to use modeling, simulation, or analysis to
produce useful biological information and concepts that current theories
cannot provide. The proposed study should address biological problems
involving complexity and dynamics of networks at molecular and/or
cellular levels. Examples of the biological topics include, but are not
• Cell cycle progression, cellular senescence, cell differentiation
• Plasticity of cells during development or cancer progression.
• Cancer metastasis and dormancy.
• Dynamical response of immune system (including response to viral
• Development of immune cells.
• Embryonic development.
• General theories concerning biological networks.
Examples of the proposed computational methods include, but are not
• Ordinary Differential Equation (ODE), Partial Differential Equation
(PDE), and stochastic methods.
• Multiscale modeling.
• Spatiotemporal dynamical modeling.
• Parameter optimization.
• Analysis using bifurcation theory, landscape theory, and
• Processing of omics data for dynamical modeling (e.g., genomic,
transcriptomic, proteomic data).
• Integration of multiscale data for dynamical modeling (e.g.
transcriptomic, epigenomic, subcellular, cellular data).
*Support:* annual stipend of $51,000, full University of Tennessee
employee fringe benefits, and an annual travel allowance of $3,000.
*Deadline:* The deadline for fellowship research beginning as early as
late spring 2017 is *December 11, 2016*. All letters of recommendation
must be submitted before the request deadline.
*How to apply: *Follow the guidelines at http://www.nimbios.org/positions/
For more information, contact NIMBioS Deputy Director Chris Welsh at
cwelsh from nimbios.org