University of Pennsylvania, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: Penn-POSTDOC1 [#14272]
Position Title: Simons Postdoctoral Fellows in Mathematical Biology at the University of Pennsylvania
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6395, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematical Biology
Application Deadline: finished (2019/08/14, finished 2019/11/07)
Position Description:    

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

Simons Postdoctoral Fellows in Mathematical Biology at the University of Pennsylvania

The Program for Mathematical Biology of the University of Pennsylvania solicits applications for the 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 to prospective faculty mentors 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 Program with 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, as supported by the Simons Foundation. The Simons Postdoctoral Fellows are invited to be active participants in these activities.

The term of the Simons Postdoctoral Fellowship is two years, with a possibility of renewal for a third year. The starting annual salary is $63,000 plus benefits, with annual discretionary funds of $5,000 that the Simons Fellow may use for travel or supplies (computers etc.). The position comes with no teaching responsibilities, but teaching opportunities may be available if the Fellow desires.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Prospective Fellows are encouraged to contact possible mentors in advance of submitting an application. The anticipated start date is Fall 2019, but will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Any questions about the fellowships should be directed to Yoichiro Mori ( or to Joshua Plotkin (, Co-Directors of the Simons Program in Mathematical Biology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Applications should be submitted online through

The University of Pennsylvania is strongly committed to Penn's Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of Mathematics
University of Pennsylvania
4W1 David Rittenhouse Laboratory
209 South 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6395