Tuesday, December 20, 2016

[DMANET] Postdoc position in evolutionary biomathematics at Greifswald University (Germany) at the Baltic Sea

Dear DMANET members,

I currently invite applications for a postdoc position in my working group, starting asap, but the starting date is negotiable.

It is a 100% position (paid according to German TVL 13) with 4 hours per week teaching obligation. If the candidate prefers a part-time position with reduced teaching load, this would also be possible. Teaching may include lectures if the candidate wants to gain experience, but will mainly consist of tutorials (4 hours per week amount to two tutorials per week during the semester; no teaching is done during the long summer break from mid-July to mid-October and from the end of January to early April).

Research in my group is focussed on biomathematics with a special interest in mathematical phylogenetics and population genetics, i.e. evolutionary research from a mathematical perspective. The ideal candidate has a strong background in mathematics and / or theoretical computer science, preferably with some biological pre-knowledge (and, if not, at least a strong interest in biology in general and evolution in particular). Mathematical areas needed for our research include, but are not limited to, graph theory, probability theory, combinatorics and complexity theory. Programming skills in at least one mathematical programming language (such as Mathematica, Maxima, Matlab, Maple or R) are required; additional programming skills are also desirable.

Knowledge of the German language is desirable, but is not a must at first (teaching at the Master's level can be done in English). Greifswald university offers affordable German language courses for researchers. However, the candidate must be proficient in both written and spoken English.

The offer:
- PostDoc position for 2 years with a possible extension if funding permits.
- No pre-set fixed project, i.e. the work focus is negotiable and will be chosen to match the candidate's interests and ideas.
- 4 hours teaching duties per week.
- The application deadline is January 31st 2017 (starting date flexible, but as soon as possible), but the offer will be kept open until a suitable candidate is found.
- A small but highly specialized maths institute with a renowned research focus on biomathematics, located in Greifswald in North-Eastern Germany, directly at the Baltic Sea with lots of nearby beaches and generally good living quality.

For more information, do not hesitate to contact me: mareike.fischer@uni-greifswald.de or to read the official job offer online (in German): https://www.uni-greifswald.de/universitaet/information/stellenausschreibungen/oeffentliche-stellenausschreibungen/wissenschaftliches-personal/institut-fuer-mathematik-und-informatik-16sa34/

Please send your applications electronically to mareike.fischer@uni-greifswald.de IN A SINGLE PDF FILE and refer to job number 16/SA34.

Best wishes,
Mareike Fischer

Prof. Dr. Mareike Fischer

Biomathematics and Stochastics

Institute for Mathematics & Computer Science
Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University
Walther-Rathenau-Str. 47
Office 3.15
17487 Greifswald

+49 (0) 3834 86 46 43


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