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4 Year PhD Programme in Mathematical Genomics and Medicine, University of Cambridge, UK

Modern genomics promises not only to help uncover the molecular basis of disease, but also to have a major impact on health care through translation of advances in techniques, computation and knowledge into clinical trials and clinical practice. Quantitative analysis is at the heart of this goal, and there is a pressing requirement for researchers with thorough mathematical and statistical expertise, in addition to training in medical genetics and informatics. This PhD programme has been established as a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. The programme will provide the opportunity to work at the interface between the mathematical and computational sciences, and genome-scale and translational medical research.
The programme is a four year PhD programme but follows a “1 + 3″ model, comprising a tailored first year of taught modules and research rotations, followed by a three-year research project. All students will have two supervisors: one from mathematics, engineering or other quantitative science background, and the second from a genetics or genomics/biomedical background. Successful applicants will have strong mathematical, statistical and computational skills, and may include exceptional biologists. They will develop quantitative techniques and theoretical approaches and apply them to practical problems in both translational and basic biomedical research. This PhD Programme will award fees to students at the University of Cambridge graduate ‘home rate’:

Scholarship Application Deadline: 21 March 2011

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Compiler and GPU Tools Research, USA

The Computer Science and Mathematics Division (CSM) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks postdocs in the area of Software Application Tools to work in a programming environment for the petascale, and current and future ultra scale class platforms. This person will be part of the Application Performance Tools group, and will be expected to help contribute to bringing such an environment into being with technical contributions, as well as by working in collaboration with the user-community, industry, and the wider R&D community.
The Software Application Tools Developer will report to the Application Performance Tools Group Leader. The successful applicant will work with other staff members within the CSM and National Center for Computational Sciences organizations on providing a Programming Environment that meets the technical challenges posed by the petascale and exascale class of platforms, and that meets user requirement on these systems.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications may be submitted throughout the year, and appointments may begin at any time.

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