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E-News February 10, 2012

Editor: Sharene Bungay (


Other News

1.  Postdoctoral Research Position in Biomathematics
2.  Tenure-track position in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical
Physics – Western University

3.  CAIMS*SCMAI E-news Information

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Postdoctoral Research Position in Biomathematics

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph

Outstanding, highly motivated candidates are invited to apply for a
postdoctoral research position in biomathematics.  Potential topics
include sustainability science, applications of game theory and related
approaches, common pool resource problems, emergence of social norms
and cooperative behaviour, and health (broadly defined, including
ecosystem health and social/cultural health).  Research will emphasize
projects that integrate game theoretical/behavioural modeling
perspectives with biomathematical approaches.

The successful applicant will have a strong quantitative background
including a Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, theoretical biology,
engineering, computer science or a related field.  The position also
requires strong expertise in computer programming or modelling
software; previous experience with biomathematics research; excellent
written and oral communication skills; ability to work in on
interdisciplinary research topics; and ability to work collaboratively.
The applicant will be based in the laboratory of
Professor Chris Bauch ( in the Department of
Mathematics and Statistics and will collaborate with Bauch and
colleagues.  The applicant will have access to resources such as the
newly established Infectious Diseases and Ecological Systems (IDES)
Computational Laboratory.  Guelph is about one hour’s drive from
Toronto and its many attractions and opportunities.  Guelph has
consistently been ranked as one of the top 10 places to live in Canada.
The position is free from teaching obligations although there may be
opportunities to teach undergraduate mathematics courses, depending on
teaching needs of the department.  Salary is commensurate with

The initial appointment is for one year with automatic
renewal for a second year if performance is satisfactory.  To apply,
please send cover letter, research statement, representative
publications, and a CV including names and contact details of three
references to Professor Chris Bauch (cbauch at uoguelph dot ca).
Applications received prior to February 10, 2011 will receive priority
but applications will be considered until the position is filled.  The
appointment will start in Summer or Fall 2012.

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Department of Applied Mathematics
Western University
London, Ontario, Canada

Assistant or Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical

The Department of Applied Mathematics ( invites
applications for a probationary (tenure track) faculty position in the
area of theoretical physics at the rank of Assistant or Associate
Professor. The successful candidate will also be appointed as an
Associate Faculty member of the Perimeter Institute
( Areas of interest to the Department and to
the Perimeter Institute include condensed matter physics, astrophysics,
cosmology, gravitational physics and particle physics. Candidates must
have a Ph.D. in Physics or Applied Mathematics and at least one-year’s
postdoctoral experience (or equivalent). The successful candidate will
be expected to develop an independent, externally funded research
program in an area of theoretical physics, and contribute to the
graduate and undergraduate degree programs in the Department of Applied
Mathematics. The Department of Applied Mathematics and the Faculty of
Science provide a research-intensive environment, including
state-of-the-art computational facilities ( An
important goal for this position is the further integration of research
activities at Western University and the Perimeter Institute, and the
successful candidate will be expected to spend significant amounts of
time in both locations.

Consideration of applications will begin on March 12, 2012 and continue
until the position is filled. The starting date for the position is
July 1, 2012.  Applications must include a curriculum vita, a research
plan, a teaching statement, and the names of three references.
Applications will be reviewed by a search committee containing members
from Western University and from the Perimeter Institute.  Applications
should be submitted, preferably electronically, to
Prof. David Jeffrey, Chair, Department of Applied Mathematics, Western
University, London, Ontario, N6A 5B7

This position is subject to budgetary approval. Applicants should have
fluent written and oral communication skills in English. All qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent
residents will be given priority. Western University is committed to
employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women
and men including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons
with disabilities.

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CAIMS*SCMAI  E-News Information

CAIMS*SCMAI E-News is distributed electronically several times a year by
the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society/Societe
Canadienne de Mathematiques Appliquees et Industrielles

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