University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Position ID: UOIT-PDF [#14558, 1769-136]
Position Title: Post Doctoral Fellow - Continuum Modelling of Collective Motion
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Oshawa, Ontario L1G0C5, Canada [map]
Subject Area: Continuum Modelling of Collective Motion
Application Deadline: finished (2019/09/23, finished 2020/04/12)
Position Description:    

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Faculty of Science Tracking Code: 1769-136 Position Title: Post Doctoral Fellow - Continuum modelling of Collective Motion Number of Positions: 1 Appointment Type: Limited Term Posting Date: September 9, 2019 Closing Date: October 11, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is found

Job Summary:

The Faculty of Science at Ontario Tech University (University of Ontario Institute of Technology) has an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) in the field of modelling of collective motion with non-local partial differential equations. Host researchers are Luciano Buono and Lennaert van Veen. The goal of the project is to derive and analyse non-linear, non-local systems of partial differential equations that model collective motion in two space dimensions. We are particularly interested in modelling bacterial motility and the formation of biofilms. Techniques will include (equivariant) bifurcation theory, numerical simulation and assimilation of lab measurements in collaboration with local and international partners. The initial contract will be for one year, with an extension to two years subject to the availability of funds.

The salary of $52,000 per year includes an assignment as a Teaching Assistant and may be augmented by an appointment as a sessional lecturer subject to availability of suitable courses in Fall 2020.

Required Skills • Background in dynamical systems, scientific computing, mathematical biology or a combination of these. • Prior knowledge of bacterial motility would be an advantage but is not required.

Education: • The successful candidate will have a PhD in applied mathematics, computational science, mathematical biology or a strongly related field.

Required Experience • Experience with programming and numerical simulation in Python, Fortran, C or similar.

This position falls within the bargaining unit represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the University and PSAC. The collective agreement may be found on the Human Resources section of our website. Candidates will be required to certify that they are currently legally eligible to work in Canada for the duration of the contract.

How to Apply:

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names and (email) addresses of at least two references. Applications will be accepted until October 11, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is found. We appreciate all applications received; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Ontario Tech University is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, while especially encouraging applications from women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Ontario Tech University respects people's different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify the Human Resources Department.

Job Location Oshawa, Ontario, Canada Expected End Date N/A Expected Start Date N/A Campus Travel N/A Salary Grade Administered in accordance with the Collective Agreement

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