UK Nonlinear News, February 2000
Applications are invited for four fully funded PhD positions in the Department of Mathematics at HeriotWatt University, which was rated joint highest in Scotland for Applied Mathematics in the last Research Assessment Exercise. Research interests in the department include
Successful applicants may also be submitted for EPSRC maths pool funding.
To apply, please contact
Prof Des Johnston,
Department of Mathematics,
HeriotWatt University,
Edinburgh EH14 4AS,
Scotland.
Tel: 441314513255,
Fax: 441314513249,
Email: des@ma.hw.ac.uk,
http://www.ma.hw.ac.uk/~des/phds.html
to whom informal enquiries may also be addressed.
Source: Gabriel Lord
The European Research Training Network Mechanics and Symmetry in Europe expects to start in May 2000 ("subject to contract negotiations"). The four key areas for the projects in MASIE are: Geometry and Dynamics, Numerical Methods, Atomic and Molecular Spectra, and Continuum Mechanics and Hamiltonian PDEs. After the network has started, five 3year postgraduate positions will become available:
Applications for most of these positions are being invited or will be invited soon. More information can be found on the MASIE website or via the links indicated above. Note that according to EU rules, an applicant for the posts above has to be a citizen of the European Community or of an Associated State, but not a national of the country in which the position is held.
Source: Gianne Derks
The UCL Centre for Mathematics and Physics in the Life Sciences and EXperimental Biology (CoMPLEX) has been awarded a number of linked MRes/Phd 4 year MRC studentships to start in October 2000. These are for a novel interdisciplinary programme on the application of the mathematical and physical sciences to biology and medicine. The first year of this consists of a mixture of lectures and projects exposing students to a variety of problems in the life sciences that require a mathematical or physical solution. At the end of the first year students choose a research project from a number that are on offer. All of these have dual supervision, with one supervisor from the biological side, and the other from the mathematical or physical.
Students with backgrounds in either the mathematical and physical sciences or the life sciences are encouraged to apply. Eligibility is restricted to applicants from the EEC, who should in the first instance contact:
Esta Adams
CoMPLEX Administrator
Department of Mathematics, UCL
Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
Tel: 01715042570
Email: complexwww@ucl.ac.uk
Source: Jaroslav Stark
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has a studentship available for exceptionally wellqualified applicants to study for a PhD in mathematics or statistics in the areas listed below. The studentship will pay a living allowance at EPSRC rates (currently £6500 pa) and is aimed at EU students who are eligible for an EPSRC grant which would pay fees but not living expenses. Overseas students who have funding to pay overseas fees are also invited to apply.
The main strength of the mathematics group at Surrey is in dynamical systems and nonlinear PDE and pattern formation. The statistics group has expertise in a range of theoretical and applied topics.
Further details on the research activity of the department and specific research projects can be found at http://www.maths.surrey.ac.uk/research/
Students who are interested in starting postgraduate study in October 2000 are invited to apply. Enquiries about the studentship may be made to Dr M. J. Nicol (tel: 01483300800 ext 2641, email: M.Nicol@surrey.ac.uk). An application form together with a list of possible projects can be obtained from the Postgraduate Secretary, Dept of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 5XH (tel: 01483259631, email: mapg@mcs.surrey.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 5 May 2000.
Mathematics areas of interest include:
Statistics areas of interest include:
Source: Matthew Nicol
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Surrey University has a scholarship for wellqualified applicants for PhD study in mathematics. The scholarship consists of a PhD studentship (home fees and a living allowance at EPSRC rates, currently £6500 pa) with an additional £1500 pa. There is a strong research group in Mathematics at Surrey which has an emphasis on dynamical systems and nonlinear PDE and pattern formation. Further details on the research activity of the group and specific research projects can be found at http://www.maths.surrey.ac.uk/research/maths
Students who are interested in starting postgraduate study in October 2000 are invited to apply. Enquiries about the scholarship may be made to Dr M. J. Nicol (tel: 01483300800 ext 2641, email: M.Nicol@surrey.ac.uk). An application form together with a list of possible projects can be obtained from the Postgraduate Secretary, Dept of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 5XH (tel: 01483259631, email: mapg@mcs.surrey.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 5 May 2000. Applicants should be eligible for an EPSRC award.
Areas of interest include:
Source: Matthew Nicol
Applications are sought for young researchers by the nodes of an EC Research Training Network called LOCNET (Localisation by Nonlinearity and Spatial Discreteness, and Energy Transfer, in Crystals, Biomolecules and Josephson Arrays), which has been funded for the period March 2000  February 2004, as follows (postdoc months unless specified otherwise):
Node 
Number of months 

Warwick, UK  35 
mackay@maths.warwick.ac.uk 
HeriotWatt, UK  15  chris@ma.hw.ac.uk 
Saclay, FR  22  aubry@bali.saclay.cea.fr 
Lyon, FR  20  mpeyrard@physique.enslyon.fr 
Erlangen, DE  36 predoc  ustinov@physik.unierlangen.de 
Dresden, DE  8  flach@idefix.mpipksdresden.mpg.de 
Zaragoza, ES  16  floria@posta.unizar.es 
Barcelona, ES  12  jmsancho@ecm.ub.es 
Madrid, ES  12  lvazquez@eucmax.sim.ucm.es 
Lyngby, DK  35  lg@imm.dtu.dk 
Heraklion, GR  28  gts@physics.uch.gr 
Athens, GR  10  nth@eie.gr 
Firenze, IT  58  livi@fi.infn.it 
Thiais, FR  14  fillaux@glvtcnrs.fr 
Montpellier, FR  8  mariette@gdpc.univmontp2.fr 
Standard EC eligibility criteria apply (these are contained in a long document on http://www.cordis.lu/improving, but you'll get the basic idea from questions 3,4 and 5 of http://www.cordis.lu/improving/src/rtn_faq.htm; note that candidates can not apply for a position in their country of citizenship).
Eligible and interested candidates are invited to email the contact person at the node(s) which interest them most. A website for this network will be set up shortly at http://www.maths.warwick.ac.uk/~mackay
Source: R.S.MacKay
The MultiAgent Control (MAC) network is a collaboration between the Universities of Glasgow, Strathclyde, Maynooth, NTNU, DTU and the Jozef Stefan Insitute (participants). This project is funded by the European Commission as a Research Training Network. The University of Glasgow acts as the project coordinator. There are vacancies for researchers at each of the members of the network as follows.
NOTE: To be elegible it is *essential* that applicants satisfy EU requirements (i.e. be citizen/resident of EU member or associated state  see below for further details)
Highlights of the programme for potential applicants are:
Project Goals
The overall research objective of the network is to develop rigorous methods for analysis and design of MultiAgent Control systems. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this objective, the network has been structured to include expertise from relevant problem domains; probabilistic reasoning, optimisation, stability analysis, control theory and computing science. The specific design problems to be addressed are:
The emphasis in this network is to develop a theory to support the design of computercontrolled systems where performance and safety are crucial. The efficacy of the research results will be evaluated using a number of testbed industrial applications (aerospace, automotive, process and renewable energy fields). These applications will be supplied by a number of major European industrial companies, some of which are members of the network, and others that have expressed an interest in the scientific output of the network. Software tools developed during prototyping, as well as the scientific results, will be made available to the wider academic and industrial community.
Funding
The project is funded by the European Commission under a Research Training Network. The European Commission requires that the candidate is aged 35 years or less at the time of his appointment and must be a national of a Member State of the Community or of an Associated State excluding the country in which you plan to work) or have resided in the Community for at least five year prior to the appointment. It is emphasised that these elegibility conditions are strict requirements.
Note that predoctoral positions are essentially fully paid Ph.D. positions, where the candidate is expected to gain a Ph.D. by the end of the work period. Postdoctoral positions require the candidate to have qualified for a Ph.D. or equivalent before starting work.
For further information, please visit the project web site http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/mac/. Details about the individual vacancies can be found at http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/mac/vacancies.htm.
Deadline: 1st March 2000
Source: Douglas Leith
Research Assistant Positions at Oxford University
It is likely that in the near future there will be funding two Research Assistantships (starting immediately) and one D Phil Studentship (starting next fall) at Oxford. One RA will work with both Leonard Smith in maths and Professor Lionel Tarassenko in engineering. We would welcome applicants with a strong nonlinear dynamics background and an interest in physical and/or medical signals. The post is advertised at http://www.eng.ox.ac.uk/~wpcadm2/jobs/ralt3.html
Anyone who would like to be informed as other positions become available should write to lenny@maths.ox.ac.uk
Source: Leonard Smith
Applications are invited for an EPSRC postdoctoral fellow to study localized buckling in model structures. Familiarity with methods of nonlinear dynamics, bifurcation theory or perturbation methods would be desirable. Funding is available from April 2000 and for up to 36 months.
Starting salary: Up to £18,185
Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr M. K. Wadee (School of Engineering and Computer Science) (m.k.wadee@ex.ac.uk) or Dr A. P. Bassom (School of Mathematical Sciences) (drew@maths.ex.ac.uk)).
Further particulars are available from the Personnel Office.
Closing date: 29 February 2000.
Dr Khurram Wadee,
School of Engineering and Computer Science,
Harrison Building,
University of Exeter,
North Park Road,
Devon, EX4 4QF.
Source: Khurram Wadee (barbm@ucar.edu).
The Centre for Nonlinear Studies at the Hong Kong Baptist University invites applications for several postdoctoral positions in the general area of statistical physics, soft condensed matter physics, biophysics, nonlinear dynamics, chaos, and complex systems. The candidate should have a Ph.D. and a demonstrated strong record of research. Salary will be competitive and the commencement date is flexible. Initial appointment will be for one year and it can be renewed. Interested individuals should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation to
Professor Bambi Hu
Department of Physics
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong.
Tel: (852) 2339 7029
Fax: (852) 2339 5813
Email: BHU@HKBU.EDU.HK
The search will continue until all vacancies have been filled.
Source: Dynamics Days AsiaPacific
The European Research Training Network Mechanics and Symmetry in Europe expects to start in May 2000 ("subject to contract negotiations"). The four key areas for the projects in MASIE are: Geometry and Dynamics, Numerical Methods, Atomic and Molecular Spectra, and Continuum Mechanics and Hamiltonian PDEs. After the network has started, five 2year postdoctoral positions will become available:
Applications for most of these positions are being invited or
will be invited soon. More information can be found on the MASIE
website or via the links indicated above.
Note that according to EU rules, an applicant for the posts above
has to be a citizen of the European Community or of an Associated
State, but not a national of the country in which the position is
held.
Source: Gianne Derks
We have two PostDoctoral positions (one each in Mathematics and Electronics) for the remaining period of the EPSRC project in the modelling and control of packet traffic using chaotic deterministic processes. One of the vacancies has arisen from the appointment of Dr Raul Mondragon, currently a PostDoc on the project, to a lectureship in Electronics at QMW from March 1st, 2000.
The project has generated interest and substantial support from industry and substantial progress has already been made. The interdisciplinary group currently consists of three permanent members of staff (mathematics, statistics and electronics), one postdoc and three research students. There are other interested parties within the two departments.
The main thrust of the research is to use deterministic dynamical systems for generation of realistic packet traffic and internet models and to implement control techniques.
For further details, please see the WEB site: http://www.maths.qmw.ac.uk/~arrow/JRG.html and you can also contact:
David Arrowsmith (Mathematics) on 020 7882 5464
and
Jonathan Pitts(Electronics) on 020 7882 5543
David Arrowsmith
School of Mathematical Sciences,
Queen Mary and Westfield College,
University of London,
LONDON E1 4NS
Source: David Arrowsmith
The mathematical institute in Leiden has an opening (possibly at the tenuretrack level) in the area of applied, computational and interdisciplinair mathematics. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in mathematics or a related discipline and should show outstandig promise (and/or accomplishment in reseach and teaching). Areas of special interest include: approximation of infinite dimensional systems, computational dynamics, mathematics of life sciences and stochastic computation.
Applicants should send a cv, bibliography, and description of research and have three letters of recommendations (upon request).
Further information about this position can be obtained from Prof. Dr. S.M. Verduyn Lunel at verduyn@math.leidenuniv.nl or http://www.math.leidenuniv.nl/~verduyn.
Source: S.M. Verduyn Lunel.
Job description: full time position with 6 hours of teaching a week during termtime. The language of instruction is french. The tasks also include directing a research group and administrative duties.
Title required: PhD or equivalent. Strong experience in teaching and leading of a research group is required.
Position available: from 1.10.2000.
Information can be obtained at the following address, to which
candidates should also send the usual documents;
Doyen de la Faculte de Sciences
30 Quai ErnestAnsermet
1211 Geneve 4
Switzerland.
Deadline for submission: 29 February 2000.
Information about the mathematics section is available at http://www.unige.ch/math.
Source: David Urbach.
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