Employment opportunities within phymbie
Jobs for which I currently have funding will be posted here. Check back often for updates.
Type of work: Work within the phymbie group currently consists in constructing mathematical and computer models describing the course of a viral infection within a host (in vivo) or a cell culture (in vitro). The models are validated or applied by fitting them to experimental infection data (e.g., daily virus concentration levels collected over the course of the infection) using nonlinear least square regression methods. Note that these are NOT experimental projects: the data used in our research is gathered elsewhere by our collaborators or is taken from the literature.
Skills required: Students and fellows should possess programming skills in python, C or Octave/Matlab, already be familiar with or willing to learn the typesetting language LaTeX, be comfortable with a Linux operating system, and have experience in implementing and solving ordinary and partial differential equation systems or cellular automata/agent-based systems.
More info: If you meet these criteria and would like to learn more about the type of research conducted within phymbie, please visit the publications and research sections of the phymbie website. If you would like more information, please feel free to contact me at . Note that even if the position you are looking for is not currently being advertised, if you are highly qualified and interested you should still contact me: we can maybe work something out.
How to apply: Send your CV (in PDF format) along with the reasons for your interest in working in this area (in PDF format or in the body of the email) via email to .
Specific positions currently available
- Postdoctoral fellow position
Ideal candidates will hold a PhD in Physics (computational, quantum, particle, theoretical) or Applied Mathematics, possess a solid command of programming (python, octave and/or C), and have excellent written English skills. Absolutely no experience with anything to do with bio/virology required or expected.
- PhD student positions
For more information about the Doctor of Philosophy in the field of Biomedical Physics, please visit the website. Note that I can also supervise Ph.D. students through the Molecular Science or Computer Science Ph.D. programmes as well. Applications should be received no later than end of July for a September start date, and no later than end of November for a January start date.
- Masters student positions (Biomedical Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Molecular Science)
For more information about the Masters of Science in Biomedical Physics programme at Ryerson U, please visit the website. Note that I can also supervise M.Sc. students through the Mathematics, Biology/Chemistry, or Computer Science Departments. If you would like to register in a different MSc programme at Ryerson, please contact me and we can find out if a co-supervision through the Department of your choice can be arranged, within reason. Applications should be received no later than end of July for a September start date, and no later than end of November for a January start date.
- Undergraduate reseach assistant positions
If your cummulative GPA is above 3.50/4.33 and you are interested in the research being conducted in phymbie, please first try out the phymbie bootcamp. If you enjoyed it and feel you are good at this sort of stuff, please contact me to enquire about possible undergraduate research assistantship positions available within phymbie. You should also be sure to consider applying for an NSERC USRA around January of each year. The exact deadline at which the application is due to our department each year will be posted here along with details of any additional documentation that might be required.
Last modified: June 09, 2014, 23:07.