University of Pennsylvania, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: Penn-MATHBIOPOSTDOC [#18786]
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 (2021/10/27, finished 2022/03/01)
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 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.

The Center for Mathematical Biology hosts a regular seminar series, short- and long-term visitors, as well as workshops in specific areas of mathematical biology. Simons Postdoctoral Fellows are expected 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 committed 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 Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled, but will be reviewed starting Dec. 22. The anticipated start date is summer/fall of 2022, 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 Center for Mathematical Biology at the University of Pennsylvania.

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