Research and Training Opportunities at NIMBioS
NIMBioS is co-hosting the 2013 Modern Math Workshop to be held Oct. 2-3, 2013, preceding SACNAS in San Antonio, Texas. The Modern Math Workshop is intended to re-invigorate the focus of mathematics students and faculty at minority-serving institutions and the research careers of minority mathematicians. The application process is now closed. For more information, click here.
NIMBioS considers applications for postdoctoral scholarship two times per year, with deadlines on September 1 and December 11. We are particularly interested in requests to support research that integrates diverse fields, requires synthesis at multiple scales, and/or makes use of or requires development of new mathematical/computational approaches. Complete the online application and submit a brief project description, references, and CV following the guidelines available at http://www.nimbios.org/postdocs/. For a flyer describing postdoc support Click here.
Applications are now being accepted for the NIMBioS Investigative Workshop: Interface Disease Models, to be held March 11-13, 2014, at NIMBioS. Given that many diseases of current and future concern have both wild and domestic animal components, a need exists to understand the strengths and weaknesses of current modeling frameworks to capture the dynamics both within and between wild and domestic hosts. This investigative workshop will enhance collaboration across institutions and among biologists, modelers, and veterinarians to reduce the risks posed by animal-related diseases. Application deadline: Dec. 16, 2014. Click here for a descriptive flyer. For more information about the workshop and how to apply click here.
Applications are now being accepted for the NIMBioS Investigative Workshop: Modeling Contamination of Fresh Produce, to be held April 24-25, 2014, at NIMBioS. This workshop aims to develop novel models that capture contamination and pathogen growth dynamics involved in sanitization, packaging and shipping; to develop multi-scale models that connect these supply chain links to form a global picture; to explore how these new models can aid in more relevant data collection for testing and informing model predictions at local and global levels; and to provide a venue for collaboration among a multi-disciplinary group in order to synthesize knowledge in a way that establishes modeling as an indispensable tool for pathogen surveillance and control in the fresh produce industry. Application deadline: Jan. 20, 2014. Click here for a descriptive flyer. For more information about the workshop and how to apply click here.
Applications are now being accepted for the NIMBioS Investigative Workshop: Predictive Models for Ecological Risk Assessment, to be held April 28-30, 2014, at NIMBioS. This investigative workshop will bring together a multi-disciplinary group to explore the challenges and opportunities for developing and implementing models that are specifically designed to mechanistically link between levels of biological organization in a way that can inform ecological risk assessment and ultimately environmental policy and management. Application deadline: Jan. 20, 2014. Click here for a descriptive flyer. For more information about the workshop and how to apply click here.
Applications are now being accepted for the NIMBioS Investigative Workshop: Modeling Leptosiprosis, to be held June 3-5, 2014, at NIMBioS. This workshop will bring together experts in bacteriology, molecular biology, epidemiology, statistics, veterinary medicine, human medicine, ecology, hydrology, mathematical modeling, network dynamics, evolutionary dynamics, and nonlinear analysis to explore the state of knowledge of leptospirosis transmission in animal and human populations and the capabilities and limitations of existing techniques for explaining currently available empirical data. Application deadline: Feb. 10, 2014. Click here for a descriptive flyer. For more information about the workshop and how to apply click here.
Requests for NIMBioS support for Working Groups, Investigative Workshops, and Sabbatical Fellows are considered two times per year, with deadlines on March 1 and September 1. The upcoming deadline will be March 1, 2014 for activities beginning in Fall 2014. Applications for Short-term Visits are considered four times a year, with deadlines on March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1. All areas of research at the interface of biology and mathematics will be considered, but we are especially interested in activities expanding beyond the areas of research supported to date. Potential organizers of activities in areas of molecular biology, cell biology, network biology, immunology and systems biology are particularly encouraged to submit requests for support of Working Groups or Investigative Workshops.
Applications are now being accepted for the "Spring Opportunities Workshop for Women in the Mathematical Sciences," to be held April 9-11, 2014, at NIMBioS. This workshop will familiarize women in the mathematical sciences with professional opportunities in academics, industry and government labs and help them thrive in mathematics-related fields. Graduate students and PhD's in the early stages of their post-graduate careers are invited to apply to attend. Application deadline: January 20, 2013. Click here for a descriptive flyer. For more information about the workshop and how to apply click here.
Applications are now being accepted for the NIMBioS Tutorial: Parameter Estimation for Dynamic Biological Models, to be held May 19-21, 2014, at NIMBioS. This tutorial is for biologists interested in doing statistics with more complex non-linear models of their data and for mathematicians interested in learning how to apply their modeling skills to the unique demands of real dynamic biological data. Application deadline: January 31, 2014. Click here for a descriptive flyer. For more information about the tutorial and how to apply click here.
NIMBioS is pleased to begin offering fellowships for visits to NIMBioS for up to several months by graduate students interested in pursuing research with NIMBioS senior personnel, postdoctoral fellows or working group participants. The program is designed to facilitate graduate student training while fostering research at the interface of mathematics and biology. For more information about the fellowship and how to apply, click here.