Brandeis University, Mathematics

Position ID: Brandeis-AMPD [#12998]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Position in Applied Mathematics
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Waltham, Massachusetts 02454, United States [map]
Subject Area: Applied Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2018/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2018/10/26, finished 2019/06/02)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

A postdoctoral position is available at Brandeis University to work on mathematical modeling and simulation of membrane-bound vesicle transport inside of neurons (hosted by Thomas Fai). Mathematical techniques include PDE-based models of cell mechanics and fluid dynamics, numerical methods for fluid-structure interaction, dynamical systems, and asymptotics. Potential research topics include building stochastic models to assess the importance of noise, using image processing of experimental data to characterize the behavior in real dendritic spine geometries, and exploring the mechanisms of synaptic strengthening and atrophy.

The successful candidate will join the Mathematics Department at Brandeis University ( and have strong ties to the Neuroscience group ( The position, which is for up to 2 years contingent on funding and satisfactory progress, is funded through an NIH postdoc training grant in Neuroscience. Postdocs in this program participate in seminars and journal clubs, obtain mentoring experience, and are expected to apply for external awards during the first year.

First consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2018. Applications should be submitted through and should include an AMS cover sheet, a curriculum vitae, research statement, publication list, and three letters of recommendation. The start date is negotiable, but can be no later than June 16, 2019. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in mathematics or related topic, including physics or engineering, by the starting date, and have an excellent track record of scholarship, have experience in continuum mechanics and/or fluid dynamics, and be familiar with numerical simulations.

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Further Info:
415 South Street
Department of Mathematics, MS 050
P.O. 9110
Waltham, MA 02453

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