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Assistant Professor – Applied Mathematics BioMath

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first_imgAssistant Professor – Applied Mathematics BioMathJob Description SummaryThe Department of Applied Mathematics at Florida PolytechnicUniversity seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor with broadteaching capacity that supports an undergraduate degree inEngineering Mathematics and has a research specialization inMathematical Medicine and Biology (which may include ComputationalNeuroscience, neural imaging, brain informatics, bio-inspired datascience, brain signal generation and propagation, brain diseasemodeling, etc) at the Assistant Professor level to begin on August15, 2021.The Department of Applied Mathematics at Florida PolytechnicUniversity has embarked on a new initiative in EngineeringMathematics since August 2019. The new undergraduate programprovides the nexus of Florida Polytechnic University – wideactivities in engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry andbiology and anticipates close collaborations between appliedmathematics faculty and faculty members in other engineering andscience departments.This position is part of a strategic expansion of the departmentthat will add approximately four faculty to the current eight fulltime faculty members within the department. As a part of thisfaculty expansion, the department will be emphasizing and improvingits current teaching mission and also putting in place a researchpresence for the department. Relatively near-term plans include aMaster’s degree program for the department.Applicants must demonstrate the ability to develop a highlysuccessful teaching and research program, participate in extramuralfunding efforts, publish the results of their research studies inleading scientific journals of their discipline, superviseundergraduate students, and to teach effectively at both thegraduate and undergraduate level courses. In addition, thecandidates are expected to assist in the broader education missionof the department.Job DescriptionMINIMUM QUALIFICATION: Diversity Statement:Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal accessinstitution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provideequal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities toall (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants foradmission, students, and others affiliated with the University)without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex,religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status,veteran status or genetic information.Special Instructions Regarding Attachments:Required attachments are listed on each posting. Please besure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field beforecontinuing through the application. Once your applicationhas been submitted, no changes may be made and additionalattachments will not be considered.An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable duringthe application process. For positions requiring a degree, theofficial transcripts are required upon hire.Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United Statesrequire a equivalency statement from a certified transcriptevaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of anaccredited institution within the USA. This report must be attachedwith the application and submitted by the applicationdeadline.All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date ofthe job announcements.This position requires a background check, which may includea level II screening as required by the Florida Statute§435.04. Teaching and/or relevant research/industry experienceDemonstrated ability to conduct independent andinterdisciplinary funded applied research.Experience in curriculum delivery and developmentExperience with students’ academic mentoringExperience in program assessment and execution of a continuousimprovement plan. Ph.D. in Mathematics or closely related field with emphasis inthe specializations listed above or related field/ areas. APPLICATION PROCESS: All Applicants are required to submitthe following in PDF format during the application process: ABOUT FLORIDA POLY:Florida Polytechnic University opened for classes in 2014-15 and isthe twelfth university in the Florida State University System. TheUniversity was created as an exclusively STEM-focused publicuniversity that offers high-value undergraduate and graduatedegrees and that has intentional industry connections with a focuson economic development of the high-tech I-4 corridor. Dedicated topreparing students for the competitive STEM workforce, FloridaPolytechnic University blends traditional subject matter masterywith problem solving and laboratory experiences to provide studentswith learning opportunities applicable to both the workplace and acareer of lifelong learning. The University delivers its courses insmall class sizes, emphasizes a positive student to facultyexperience, and is dedicated to both its teaching and researchmission.Faculty are employed at Florida Poly via renewable, term definedappointments, codified in a collective bargaining agreement, thatsubstantially mirrors tenure systems with reappointment andprogression in rank upon completion of a significant review ofaccomplishments.Lakeland, home to Florida Polytechnic University’s ultra-moderncampus, is located along the I-4 High Tech Corridor halfway betweenTampa and Orlando. Our central Florida community combines smalltown comfort with big-city culture. Florida’s High-Tech Corridor ishome to 11,000 high-tech businesses, and Polk County alone has morethan 600,000 residents, four universities and one state college.Lakeland is just a 45-minute drive from Walt Disney World,Universal Studios, professional sports teams, and thrivingperforming art centers. With no income tax in Florida, and homevalues increasing by approximately 10% over the past year, Lakelandand Central Florida continue to rise among the best places to liveand work.EXPECTED STARTING SALARY: Commensurate with experience andqualificationsAPPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: Positions are open until filled (or recruitment cancelled).Review of applications will begin immediately and continue untilthe positions are filled.center_img Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to workin the United States. This proof must be provided prior toemployment at the University. An appointment is not final untilproof is provided. Active participation in professional activities andorganizations. Prior professional US experience with progressiveresponsibility.Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively withdiverse campus community. Cover letterCurriculum VitaeStatement of Research InterestsStatement of Teaching PhilosophyList of at least 3 professional references (names and contactinformation)Unofficial copy of the Ph.D./M.Sc. transcript DESIRED / PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:last_img read more

Seven lessons for millennials in leadership

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first_img continue reading » Millennials get a bad rep just about everywhere. If you’re a Millennial on your credit union or bank’s leadership team, then you’re well aware of the uphill battle you fought to get there, and the even greater battles ahead.But let me remind you: Steve Jobs was 21 when he started Apple. Jeff Bezos was 30 when he started Amazon. Howard Schultz was 32 when he took over Starbucks.My point? Almost every business leader in history has been where you are. Even your board and executive team were once rookies.You can’t control your generation’s pre-existing reputation. You can’t control what your board and executive team think about “those young people.”What you can control, however, is your response. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Moderna, Pfizer start decisive COVID-19 vaccine trials, eye year-end launches

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first_imgTopics : Both vaccine candidates rely on a new technology that allows for faster development and manufacturing than traditional vaccine production methods but does not have an extensive track record.So-called mRNA, or synthetic messenger RNA (mRNA), teaches the immune system to recognize and neutralize the coronavirus by mimicking its surface.Moderna, which has never brought a vaccine to market, has received nearly $1 billion from the US government, which is helping bankroll several vaccine candidates under its Operation Warp Speed program.Pfizer has an agreement to sell vaccines for 50 million people to the US government for around $2 billion, if the vaccine is effective. Moderna Inc and Pfizer Inc launched two 30,000-subject trials of COVID-19 vaccines that could clear the way for regulatory approval and widespread use by the end of this year, the companies said on Monday.The trials, both announced on Monday, are the first late-stage studies supported by the Trump administration’s effort to speed development of measures against the novel coronavirus, adding to hope that an effective vaccine will help end the pandemic.Moderna stock rose 9%. Pfizer shares rose 1.6% in afterhours trade and its partner BioNTech, which developed the vaccine, rose 4.2%.center_img More than 150 coronavirus vaccine candidates are in various stages of development, with some two dozen prospects already conducting human testing.Johnson and Johnson is launching clinical trials in the US this week and could start a larger, late-stage trial as early as September. British drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc said it will begin large-scale US trials this summer of its vaccine under development with Oxford University researchers.”Having a safe and effective vaccine distributed by the end of 2020 is a stretch goal, but it’s the right goal for the American people,” National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins said in a release announcing the start of Moderna’s large Phase III trial.Manufacturers are ramping up production while testing is underway in order to respond as soon as possible to virus, which is still spreading rapidly around the world. COVID-19 has killed nearly 650,000 people worldwide and battered economies.Moderna could have tens of millions of doses ready when and if the vaccine is deemed safe and effective, Collins told reporters on a call.Pfizer said that if the trial was successful, it could seek regulatory approval as soon as October and supply vaccines for 50 million patients, at two doses each, by the end of the year.Pfizer aims for about 1.3 billion doses by the end of 2021, and Moderna aims for 500 million-1 billion doses a year, beginning 2021, Moderna Chief Executive Stephane Bancel said on the call.The late-stage trials are designed to evaluate the safety of vaccines and determine if they can prevent symptomatic COVID-19.Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious disease official, said a readout from the Moderna trial could come by November or even earlier. Fauci said he was “not particularly concerned” about the vaccine’s safety after seeing data from earlier, smaller trials. He also said he had briefed President Donald Trump about the trial the Oval Office on Monday.As other companies ready inoculations, the COVID-19 Prevention Network, a US government-funded program formed by the NIH, said it plans to roll out a large-scale clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate with at least 30,000 participants each month through fall.last_img read more

Aussie Open: Thiem upsets Nadal to reach semi-finals

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first_imgRelatedPosts Djokovic clinches fifth Italian Open title Djokovic zooms to 10th Italian Open final Thiem claims his first Grand Slam title after thrilling fightback in US Open Dominic Thiem produced a superb performance to send an angry Rafael Nadal tumbling out of the Australian Open in the quarter-finals. The world number one had hoped to equal Roger Federer’s record of 20 grand slam singles titles but that will have to wait after fifth seed Thiem powered his way to a 7-6 (3) 7-6 (4) 4-6 7-6 (6) victory to set up a clash with Alexander Zverev. Zverev had joked of his rivals: “I’ll have a cold glass of Coke sitting in my hotel room with my AC (air conditioning) hopefully watching them play for six hours.” It did not quite take that long but after four hours and 10 minutes it was Thiem who clinched another dramatic Melbourne encounter. He looked like he might have blown his chance when he played a horribly nervous game serving for the match at 5-4 in the fourth set but recovered impressively in the tie-break. Nadal saved two match points, the second with a HawkEye challenge after a Thiem lob had been called in, but on the third the Spaniard netted a forehand. Thiem, beaten by Nadal in the last two French Open finals, had never reached the last eight here before but, if he can maintain this form, he will have a good chance of winning a first grand slam title. Nadal would have expected a fierce battle, having taken nearly five hours to see off Thiem in their only previous grand slam meeting on hard courts at the US Open in 2018. The 26-year-old has improved significantly since then and he stunned Nadal time and again with his power off forehand and backhand, his court coverage and the way he was able to recover from seemingly desperate positions. Thiem has surely never played better yet Nadal will be hugely disappointed that he did not capitalise on leads he had in both the first two sets. The Spaniard had wobbled in sight of the finish line against Nick Kyrgios on Monday, but his opponent had not been able to make him pay. Thiem was much more ruthless. After breaking for 5-3, Nadal attempted to serve out the opening set and had one set point but could not take it and back came the Austrian. One of Nadal’s greatest strengths has been his mental fortitude at the biggest moments, yet there were more errors in the tie-break. The top seed played more aggressively at the start of the second set and got his reward with a break for 3-2, but a time violation in the next game left him furious, Nadal saying to umpire Aurelie Tourte: “You don’t like the good tennis.” He lost his rhythm completely, becoming increasingly agitated with a malfunctioning fan next to his seat and allowing Thiem to break back for 4-4 with a meek double fault. Nadal saved one set point at 5-6 and fought back from 0-4 to 4-4 in the tie-break only to play a dreadful drop shot two points later, giving Thiem the impetus to take the set, with a little help from the net cord. Competitors do not come more determined than Nadal but it is 13 years since he won a match from two sets down. He took a step towards it by breaking Thiem to win the third, crouching down and fist-pumping wildly in celebration. Nadal had three chances to break again at the start of the fourth but Thiem dug in just when it looked like the momentum had really turned and wrestled it back in his direction.Tags: Alexander ZverevAustralia OpenDominic ThiemHawkEyeRafael Nadallast_img read more

Rudy Gobert, NBA’s coronavirus Patient Zero, records first points of restart: ‘Life works in mysterious ways’

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first_imgMitchell added: “That also kind of stops y’all from talking about it, to be honest with you.”At the end, we’re basketball players. We go out there and make the right play. He did a hell of a job. I try to find my way and find guys who get open. For me, at the end of the game, it’s about making the right read. I’ve told y’all a thousand times I’m trying to be a better passer, better playmaker as a whole. To be able to do that in that situations just shows the steps I’ve made.”It’s just me trusting him and him trusting me. That’s really what it is… He had the first two points, and for that [play] to end it, it should kind of seal everything as far as talking about all that extra stuff.” The NBA season was postponed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic after Gobert had become the league’s first player to return a confirmed positive test.”I’m just grateful,” Gobert, who sunk the first and last points of the match, told ESPN. “Just grateful to be able to do what I love to do. After everything that I’ve personally and everything the world is going through right now, to be able to keep inspiring millions of kids around the world and keep spreading positivity is just a blessing.”And it’s great to start with a win, of course.”MORE: A timeline of the Rudy Gobert-Donovan Mitchell relationshipSealed the win #PerformanceLeader | @Lexus pic.twitter.com/Rn7LUYbTFN— utahjazz (@utahjazz) July 31, 2020Gobert had caused consternation by mocking the league’s distancing protocols at media events by breathing on and touching podium microphones days before his positive test.Donovan Mitchell, who also tested positive, did not speak with Gobert for a month after the shutdown, as he was angry with his team-mate’s perceived carelessness around the locker room.Perhaps fittingly, it was a Mitchell dribble that allowed Gobert to sink the decisive free throws with 6.9 seconds left.”A lot of people probably won’t be able to probably say the things they want to say to try to break our team apart,” said Gobert. “Like I said, life works in mysterious ways.” Rudy Gobert described it as “just a blessing” to have turned in a decisive display as the Utah Jazz beat the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA’s Thursday restart.The Jazz won 106-104 at Walt Disney World Resort thanks largely to Gobert’s 14 points and 12 rebounds against a Pelicans side for whom Zion Williamson could only manage 15 minutes.last_img read more