UK Nonlinear News, November 2001



Studentships


Post graduate fellowship in Metapopulation Theory

Helsinki University (Finland)

Department of Ecology and Systematics

Mathematicians / Physicists / Mathematically oriented biologists are invited to apply for a post graduate fellowship in a project on the dispersal and survival of species in fragmented landscapes. The position is available from January 2002 onwards for 4 years. Monthly salary is ca 1700 EUR.

The project is part of an ongoing research programme aimed at developing models for assessing the survival of species in highly fragmented landscapes (see e.g. Hanski & Ovaskainen 2000. The metapopulation capacity of a fragmented landscape. Nature 404, 755-758). The main study species of the Metapopulation Research Group is an endangered butterfly (Melitaea cinxia), though the models are of general nature and applicable for a wide range of species inhabiting highly fragmented landscapes. Depending on the interests and skills of the student, the research will include analytical and/or simulation work on some of the following topics: correlated random walks, diffusion, dynamical systems, stochastic processes.

Applications should be submitted before 30 November 2001 to Professor Ilkka Hanski (address below). To obtain further information, please contact either

Dr. Otso Ovaskainen, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK, otso.ovaskainen@helsinki.fi, p. +44 1223 330933

or

Professor Ilkka Hanski, Department of Ecology and Systematics, University of Helsinki, PO Box 17, FIN-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland, ilkka.hanski@helsinki.fi, p. +358 9 19128817.

Source: Andrew Yates ( ayates@ich.ucl.ac.uk)


PhD studentships

School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Exeter

Three EPSRC Doctoral Training Account funded 3-year PhD Studentships are available for October 2002 entry at the School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Exeter. These awards are available on a competitive basis to support doctoral research in any of the School's research areas, including Dynamical Systems, Fluid Dynamics and Control. Each studentship covers fees (for EU students) and provides an additional maintenance grant for UK students.

See http://www.maths.ex.ac.uk/, email admissions_pg@ex.ac.uk or write to `Postgraduate Admissions, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Exeter, Laver Building, Exeter EX4 4QE, UK' for more information and application details.

Source: Peter Ashwin


Postdoctoral Positions


Post-doctoral positions

Center for Mathematical Analysis, Geometry, and Dynamical Systems

Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal

The Center for Mathematical Analysis, Geometry, and Dynamical Systems of the Department of Mathematics of Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal, invites applications for postdoctoral positions for research in mathematics. Positions are for one year, with the possibility of extension for a second year upon mutual agreement. Selected candidates will be able to take up their position between September 1, 2002, and January 1, 2003.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in mathematics obtained after December 31, 1999. They must show very strong research promise in one of the areas in which the mathematics faculty of the Center is currently active. There are no teaching duties associated with these positions.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae; reprints, preprints and/or dissertation abstract; description of research project (of no more than 1,000 words); and three letters of reference directly to the director:

Professor Carlos Rocha
Center for Mathematical Analysis, Geometry, and Dynamical Systems
Departamento de Matematica
Instituto Superior Tecnico
Avenida Rovisco Pais
1049-001 Lisboa
Portugal.

To insure full consideration, complete application packages should be received by January 15, 2002. Additional information about the Center and the positions is available at http://www.math.ist.utl.pt/cam/.

Source: Luis Barreira ( barreira@math.ist.utl.pt).

Numerical Analysis of Random Dynamical Systems

University of Warwick

Funding is available to work in a variety of possible areas in this field: applicants with interests in stochastic differential equations, or in deterministic problems with random data, and with expertise in analysis, computation or both, are encouraged to apply.

The post is available for 17 months, with start date, ideally, on or before April 1st 2002. There is some flexibility in the precise terms of appointment.

Please send a CV, and statement of interests, to Georgina Copeland at the address below, by November 12th 2001.

There is some flexibility in the terms of appointment. For further information contact:
Andrew Stuart stuart@maths.warwick.ac.uk
Mathematics Institute Office: +UK (0)24-7652-2685
University of Warwick Department: +UK (0)24-7652-4661
Coventry CV4 7AL Fax: +UK (0)24-7652-4182
England

Source: Andrew Stuart


Lectureships


Three positions in Mathematical Biology

Department of Mathematics

Michigan State University

The Department of Mathematics at Michigan State University is seeking to hire a team of three people with research interests in some aspect of Mathematical Biology. It is anticipated that one will be at a senior level and will have considerable influence in the selection of the other two. It is also expected that at least one of these individuals will hold a joint appointment in one of the biological science departments at MSU.
Contact: Hiring Committee, Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1027.

Source: Peter Bates ( peter@math.byu.edu).


Three positions in Mathematical Materials Sciences

Department of Mathematics

Michigan State University

The Department of Mathematics at Michigan State University is seeking to hire a team of three people with research interests in some aspect of Mathematical Material Science. It is anticipated that one will be at a senior level and will have considerable influence in the selection of the other two. It is also expected that at least one of these individuals will hold a joint appointment in a related engineering or science departments at MSU.
Contact: Hiring Committee, Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1027

Source: Peter Bates ( peter@math.byu.edu).

Assistant Professor in Dynamics / Mathematical Biology

University of Colorado at Boulder

Department of Applied Mathematics

Applications are invited for a tenure-track assistant professorship, to begin in August 2002. Preference will be given to those candidates with research emphasis in dynamical systems, or mathematical biology, or both. The teaching load is three courses per year. Areas of research expertise within the Department include computational mathematics, dynamical systems, nonlinear waves, analysis of differential equations, physical applied mathematics, statistics and applied probability. Further information about the Department can be found at:
http://amath.colorado.edu.

Applicants should send a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, an AMS Standard Cover Sheet (see http://www.ams.org/employment/cover-template.doc) and three letters of recommendation (sent directly) to:

Chair, Search Committee in Dynamics / Math. Biology
Department of Applied Mathematics
526 UCB
University of Colorado
Boulder CO 80309-0526

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2001 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Source: James D. Meiss


Lectureship in Mathematics

University of Surrey

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics will be advertising for a Lecturer in Mathematics. Candidates with a strong research background in any branch of applied mathematics or the interface between pure and applied mathematics will be encouraged to apply. Candidates in the areas of dynamical systems, geometric mechanics, patterns and symmetry or mathematical biology will be particularly encouraged to apply.

Research in mathematics at Surrey focuses on themes in applied and nonlinear mathematics with particular emphasis on dynamical systems, pattern formation, symmetry, geometrical mechanics, turbulence, nonlinear analysis and mathematical biology. The programme is particularly strong at the interface between pure and applied mathematics, which has been mined to deduce new mathematics which can be applied, for example, to fluid mechanics, biology, pattern formation, physics, turbulence, electronics, molecular spectra, and oceanography. The research spans the subject from the development of new ideas in mathematics, to the development of methods for physical problems, to modelling and interdisciplinary collaborations. Visit the website
http://www.maths.surrey.ac.uk/research/maths/
for further information and details of current projects.

The start date for the post will 1 May 2002 or such other date as may be agreed. Salary is on the Lecturer Grade A or Grade B Scale (20,267 to 32,215 pounds per annum) according to qualifications and experience.

Informal academic enquiries are welcome and may be made to Professor Ian Melbourne, via Tel: +44 (0)1483 689643, or email: I.Melbourne@surrey.ac.uk, or Professor Mark Roberts, via Tel: +44 (0)1483 689640, or email: M.Roberts@surrey.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is expected to be the first week of January 2002, with an appointment board planned for the first week of February. A formal invitation to applications will be advertised in mid-November and will be posted on the Department website
http://www.maths.surrey.ac.uk
as well as at
http://www.jobs.ac.uk.

Source Tom Bridges


Miscellaneous Positions


Doctoral Training in Theoretical and Applied Nonlinear Systems

University of Surrey

School of Electronics, Computing and Mathematics

The Surrey Mathematics Research Group soon expect to be able to invite applications for approximately 12 Marie-Curie Training Fellowships to be held during the period 2002-2005. Candidates must be registered for a PhD or similar research degree at a university in the European Union (excluding the UK) or an Associated State. Fellowships will enable them to visit Surrey to work with members of the Group for periods of 3-12 months on topics of mutual interest.

The research of the Group focuses particularly on applications of analysis, geometry, ergodic theory and symmetry methods to finite and infinite dimensional systems (general and Hamiltonian), and on applications of nonlinear systems theory to problems from physics, chemistry, biology and engineering. Examples include fluid flows, sand rippling, electric circuits, molecular dynamics and spectra, astrodynamics, and the modelling and analysis of biological and bio-fluid systems.

Further information on the Group and its research can be found at:

http://www.maths.surrey.ac.uk.

Informal enquiries can be sent now to the coordinator: Prof. Mark Roberts, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Surrey, Guildford, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom. e-mail: M. Roberts@surrey.ac.uk. or any other member of the Group.

Potential applicants will be strongly encouraged to contact the coordinator or other member of the Group to discuss their application before submitting it, and at least 4 months before the proposed visit.

The University of Surrey is committed to an equal opportunities policy.

Source: Mark Roberts.


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