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Postdoc position: Modelling Individualisation in Evolution and Economics

  • 27 Oct 2021
  • Uni Bielefeld, Germany

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to contribute to the new InChangE (Individualisation in Changing Environments) initiative by applying mathematical models as well as computer simulations as a means for studying causes and effects of individualisation in changing environments. This interdisciplinary project is positioned at the interface of biology and economics (jointly advised by Jun.Prof. Dr. Meike Wittmann, Theoretical Biology; Prof. Dr. Christian Stummer, Innovation and Technology Management; and Prof. Dr. Klaus Reinhold, Evolutionary Biology), and it is also linked with psychology, political sciences, and health sciences. Concrete research questions are as follows: What is the role of individualisation in the extinction or persistence of biological populations in changing environments or for the dynamics and consequences of an infection (e.g., through SarsCov2)? How does individual variation (i.e., individuality and heterogeneity) influence the spread of opinions via novel communication forms like social media or the digital transformation of companies and markets? When is individual-based simulation necessary to understand these dynamics and under what conditions can individuality be captured in meaningful approximations?

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The application deadline is October 27, 2021.

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