University of Pennsylvania, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: Penn-MATHBIOPOSTDOC [#23891]
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] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematical Biology
Application Deadline: none (posted 2023/11/16)
Position Description:    

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, supported in part through the Simons Foundation Math + X program. Fellows will be intellectually independent, but supervised by faculty members associated with the Center. 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, which are described on the Center’s website:

The initial appointment of the Simons Postdoctoral Fellowship will be for a term of one year, with renewal subject to funding availability. 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 especially encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, 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. 18. The anticipated start date is summer/fall of 2024, but will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a community of students, scholars, and staff that reflects the diversity of the world we live in. We create working and learning environments that are affirming, equitable, and inclusive. As a community, we value dynamic interactions, thoughtful discussions, and strive for an environment where everyone is supported and valued. For information on the School of Arts and Sciences’ inclusion and anti-racism initiatives, please see:

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:
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Department of Mathematics
University of Pennsylvania
209 South 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6395