Archive for postdoctoral position

Methodological developments in evolutionary genomic [3 years postdoc in Montpellier]

Posted in pictures, Statistics, Travel, University life, Wines with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2014 by xi'an

[Here is a call for a post-doctoral position in Montpellier, South of France, not Montpelier, Vermont!, in a population genetics group with whom I am working. Highly recommended if you are currently looking for a postdoc!]

Three-year post-doctoral position at the Institute of Computational Biology (IBC), Montpellier (France) :
Methodological developments in evolutionary genomics.

One young investigator position opens immediately at the Institute for Computational Biology (IBC) of Montpellier (France) to work on the development of innovative inference methods and software in population genomics or phylogenetics to analyze large-scale genomic data in the fields of health, agronomy and environment (Work Package 2 « evolutionary genomics » of the IBC). The candidate will develop its own research on some of the following topics : selective processes, demographic history, spatial genetic processes, very large phylogenies reconstruction, gene/species tree reconciliation, using maximum likelihood, Bayesian and simulation-based inference. We are seeking a candidate with a strong background in mathematical and computational evolutionary biology, with interest in applications and software development. The successfull candidate will work on his own project, build in collaboration with any researcher involved in the WP2 project and working at the IBC labs (AGAP, CBGP, ISEM, I3M, LIRMM, MIVEGEC).

IBC hires young investigators, typically with a PhD plus some post-doc experience, a high level of publishing, strong communication abilities, and a taste for multidisciplinary research. Working full-time at IBC, these young researchers will play a key role in Institute life. Most of their time will be devoted to scientific projects. In addition, they are expected to actively participate in the coordination of workpackages, in the hosting of foreign researchers and in the organization of seminars and events (summer schools, conferences…). In exchange, these young researchers will benefit from an exceptional environment thanks to the presence of numerous leading international researchers, not to mention significant autonomy for their work. Montpellier hosts one of the most vibrant communities of biodiversity research in Europe with several research centers of excellence in the field. This positions is open for up to 3 years with a salary well above the French post-doc standards. Starting date is open to discussion.

 The application deadline is January 31, 2015.

Living in Montpellier: http://www.agropolis.org/english/guide/index.html

 

Contacts at WP2 « Evolutionary Genetics » :

 

Jean-Michel Marin : http://www.math.univ-montp2.fr/~marin/

François Rousset : http://www.isem.univ-montp2.fr/recherche/teams/evolutionary-genetics/staff/roussetfrancois/?lang=en

Vincent Ranwez : https://sites.google.com/site/ranwez/

Olivier Gascuel : http://www.lirmm.fr/~gascuel/

Submit my application : http://www.ibc-montpellier.fr/open-positions/young-investigators#wp2-evolution

postdoc in Paris?

Posted in Kids, Statistics, Travel, University life with tags , , , , , , , on November 4, 2014 by xi'an

Pont Alexandre III, Paris, May 8, 2012. On our way to the old-fashioned science museum, Palais de la Découverte, we had to cross the bridge on foot as the nearest métro station was closed, due to N. Sarkozy taking part in a war memorial ceremony there...There is an open call of the Fondation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris (FSMP) about a postdoctoral funding program with 18 position-years available for staying in Université Paris-Dauphine (and other participating universities). The net support is quite decent  (wrt French terms and academic salaries) and the application form easy to fill. So, if you are interested in coming to Paris to work on ABC, MCMC, Bayesian model choice, &tc., feel free to contact me (or another Parisian statistician) and to apply! The deadline is December 01, 2014.  And the decision will be made by January 15, 2015. The starting date for the postdoc is October 01, 2015.

EQUIP launch

Posted in Statistics, University life with tags , , , , , , on October 10, 2013 by xi'an

Today, as I was around (!), I attended the launch of the new Warwick research project EQUIP (which stands for Enabling quantification of uncertainty for inverse problems). This is an EPSRC funded project merging mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics and geophysics, with a primary target application [alas!] in the oil industry. It will start hiring four (4!) postdocs pretty soon. The talks were all interesting, but I particularly liked the idea that they were addressed primarily to students who were potentially interested in the positions. In addition, Mark Girolami gaves a most appreciated insight on the modelling of uncertainty in PDE models, connecting with earlier notions set by Tony O’Hagan, modelling that I hope we can discuss further when both in Warwick!

funding grants from Fondation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris

Posted in Kids, Statistics, Travel, University life with tags , , , on October 4, 2013 by xi'an

I just got news that there are several grant programs offered by the Fondation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris: the first two ones are for visiting professors and the last two ones are for postdocs and Master students from abroad. If you are interested by a postdoc in Paris-Dauphine or a Master in Statistics in my Master program, feel free to apply! Here they are (with different deadlines).

Chaire d’excellence
Les candidatures se font désormais en deux étapes.
Du mardi 1er octobre 2013 au jeudi 31 octobre 2013 à 23h59 : dépôt du pré-projet.
Du mardi 1er octobre 2013 au jeudi 12 décembre 2013 à 23h59 : candidature en ligne.
Pour toute information sur ce programme et sur les nouvelles modalités de candidature :
Pour candidater en ligne :
Chaire Junior
Du mardi 1er octobre 2013 au jeudi 12 décembre 2013 à 23h59.
Programme post-doctoral
Du mardi 1er octobre 2013 au dimanche 1er décembre 2013 à 23h59.
Pour toute information sur ce programme :
Pour candidater en ligne :
PGSM Internationnal
Du mardi 1er octobre 2013 au lundi 27 janvier 2014 à 23h59.

five years in Edinburgh

Posted in Kids, Mountains, Travel, University life with tags , , , , , , , on April 12, 2013 by xi'an

Duddingston Loch, Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, September 6, 2011Got an email with this tantalizing offer of a five year postdoctoral position in mathematics at the University of Edinburgh:

Chancellor's Fellowship (five positions) [tenure-track posts at Lecturer or Reader
level]

Applications are invited for up to five Chancellor's Fellowship posts in
Mathematics. Each Fellowship provides a research-focused reduced-teaching position
for up to 5 years, followed immediately by a standard open-ended (ie "tenured")
lectureship or readership post.

Applicants should have research interests in any area of:

Applied and Computational Mathematics
Financial Mathematics
Mathematical Physics
Operational Research
Pure Mathematics
Statistics

One of the positions will be specifically dedicated to algebra (Representation
Theory, very broadly conceived).

Applicants will have a research record of the highest calibre, exhibiting the
potential to become an international leader. We welcome candidates whose interests
may also reach out to other disciplines.

Appointment will normally be made on the Lecturer scale, £37,382 - £44,607.
Dependent on experience, and in exceptional circumstances, appointment may be to
Senior Lecturer/Reader level for which the salary scale is £47,314 - £53,233.

Interviews will be held during May 2013. Applications containing a detailed CV and
an outline of a proposed research programme should be made online

ISBA, the other one…

Posted in Statistics, University life with tags , , , on December 18, 2012 by xi'an

I often get emails from ISBA that leave me confused until I realise they are from the “other” ISBA, namely the Institute of Statistics, Biostatistics and Actuarial Sciences in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Here is one such call for a postdoctorant:

The Institute of Statistics, Biostatistics and Actuarial Sciences (ISBA) at the Université catholique de Louvain opens up a PhD position and a postdoc position in the framework of an Interuniversity Attraction Pole Programme (IAP-Belgian Science Policy).

The Institute of Statistics, Biostatistics and Actuarial Sciences (ISBA, http://www.uclouvain.be/isba) is a renowned research centre of high international reputation which offers a very stimulating working environment. Around 30 pre- and postdoctoral researchers are working under the supervision of 10 full-time professors, in a variety of fields of methodological and applied statistics, including biostatistics and actuarial sciences.

The ISBA is currently working on the IAP project _’Developing crucial statistical methods for understanding major complex dynamic systems in natural, biomedical and social sciences_’ and is searching candidates with interest and experience in:

– The study of associations and dependencies in complex systems

– The study of different dynamics in complex systems

– Multivariate modelling and hierarchically structured data

– Dynamics of a stochastic system and the impact of non-observed characteristics

– Variable and model selection and the study of (ultra-)high dimensional data

The candidate (PhD) will also be involved on a small scale into some teaching activities of the institute. *Deadline for application:* February 1, 2013.

Paris Bandhit seeking postdoc

Posted in Statistics, University life with tags , , , , , , , on January 20, 2012 by xi'an

Our (ANR) research project BANDHIT (which stands for Bayesian nonparametrics, high dimensional techniques and simulation, so there is no spelling mistake!) is calling for  applicants to a one-year postdoc position. The themes are highly exciting: Bayesian nonparametrics, simulation techniques like MCM, SMC and of course ABC! Here is the full call:

We are seeking accomplished applicants for a post-doctoral research associate position. Candidates must hold a PhD in mathematical or computational statistics, and the ideal candidate will have research experience in theoretical properties of Bayesian nonparametric statistics, MCMC or SMC algorithms or nonparametric estimation. The associate will work with several members of the BANDHITS (Bayesian nonparametrics, high dimensional techniques and simulation) research project which includes statisticians from several universities  in Paris (Paris-Dauphine,  CREST-ENSAE, Paris 6, Paris 7, University Paris-Sud (Orsay), and CEA). The associate will be expected to participate in research leading to publications in top journals. The appointment, which can begin immediately, will be for a one-year contract. Applicants should email their vita, a brief statement of their background and interests to Judith Rousseau, rousseau[chez]ceremade[dot]dauphine[dot]fr

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