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?
For further information (tasks, required qualifications, salary and benefits, application documents), please see the official job advert at:
The application deadline is October 27, 2021.
A postdoc position in mathematical biology is available in the research group
Mathematics with Applications to Biology and Medicine
at the University of Kaiserslautern (Germany).
Applications are invited for the above mentioned position (salary bracket TV-L 13), which involves research duties according to the German statutory rules. The position is limited for 2 years, plus an optional extension. It is made available in the framework of our new DFG project Coupled analysis of active biological processes for meniscus tissue regeneration.
The successful applicant should have a PhD degree with outstanding results in mathematics. Further requirements are:
● a strong background in the analysis of partial differential equations;
● active interest in interdisciplinary research and collaboration with our partners from biomedical engineering.
The University of Kaiserslautern wishes to increase the proportion of female academic staff and therefore especially welcomes applications from women. Applicants with children are welcome. Severely challenged persons will be given preference in case of equal qualifications.
Inquiries and applications with the usual documents (CV, copies of degree certificates, reference letter, publication list, letter of motivation) should be sent by December 1st via email to
Prof. Dr. Christina Surulescu
The position will be filled as soon as an appropriate candidate is found.
The stay in Bonn is fully financed by HIM, so that successful candidates can apply for leave from their home institutions. We recommend stays of 4 months, but visits as short stays of a few weeks are possible, too.
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