The Center for Mathematical Biology at the University of Pennsylvania solicits applications for Simons Postdoctoral Fellows in Mathematical Biology, as part of the Math + X activities supported by the Simons Foundation. Fellows will be intellectually independent, but supervised by two faculty mentors, one in the biological sciences and another in the mathematical sciences. Research areas of interest include mathematical modeling in evolutionary biology and ecology, genetics, biophysics and physiology as well as the mathematical analysis associated with problems that arise in these areas. The prospective applicant should have completed his/her Ph.D. in some area of mathematical biology, but any strong candidate whose work and experience has significant overlap with the areas mentioned above is welcome to apply. Such areas may include dynamical systems, the analysis of PDE, numerical analysis and scientific computing, probability theory, soft condensed matter physics or fluid mechanics.

We anticipate sustained intellectual activity in the Center for Mathematical Biology, including subsequent cohorts of fellows in future years, a regular seminar series, short- and long-term visitors, as well as workshops in specific areas of mathematical biology. Simons Postdoctoral Fellows are invited to be active participants in these activities.

The initial appointment of the Simons Postdoctoral Fellowship will be for a term of one year, with the expectation that renewal for up to two additional years will be possible. The annual salary and benefits are competitive, and the position includes annual discretionary funds for travel or supplies (computers etc.). The position comes with no teaching responsibilities, but teaching opportunities may be available if the Fellow desires.

The Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences is commited to fostering an intellectually diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and under-represented communities in natural sciences.

Applications should be submitted online through MathJobs.org. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled, but will be reviewed starting Dec. 15. Prospective Fellows are encouraged to contact possible mentors in advance of submitting an application. The anticipated start date is summer/fall of 2020, but will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Information about the Center for Mathematical Biology and a list of possible mentors and their research interests can be found at web.sas.upenn.edu/math-bio. The prospective applicant may contact the Center at math-bio@sas.upenn.edu for any questions about the fellowships.

The Center for Mathematical Biology is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.