Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Sofja Kovalevskaja Research Group

Position ID:Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences-Sofja Kovalevskaja Research Group-PD1 [#17403]
Position Title: Postdoc
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Leipzig, Sachsen 04103, Germany [map]
Subject Areas: Biophysics / Biological Physics
Physics / Condensed Matter Theory, evolution, Statistical physics, Theoretical Physics
Biology / Evolutionary Biology, Mathematical Modeling
Bioinformatics / Interdisciplinary
Machine Learning / Machine Learning (more...)
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2020/10/30)
Position Description:    

The Smerlak group at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (Leipzig, Germany) has openings for one or more postdoc positions to work on quantitative evolutionary theory. Topics of interest include but are not restricted to:

- Analysis and inference of empirical fitness landscapes

- Application of physical concepts to evolutionary problems

- Evolutionary modeling of social dynamics

The Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences is a leading center for applied mathematical research in Germany. The broader scientific environment in Leipzig includes two other Max Planck Institutes (Cognitive Science and Evolutionary Anthropology) as well as the University of Leipzig.

The successful candidate(s) will have both an independent research program and a desire to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries.

Salary is competitive based on experience. The position includes a self-managed travel budget; relevant initiatives (conference, workshops, etc) can be funded.

Start date is flexible but earlier is better. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Further Info:
+49 (0) 341 - 9959 - 546
Inselstrasse 22, D-04103, Leipzig, Germany

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