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Job announcement: PhD position in Greifswald, Germany

Job announcement: PhD position available

There is a biomathematics PhD position available in my group as of the 1st of July 2019.

This position is part of a larger project aiming at digitalizing ecological data, but the subproject concerning this PhD position is about graph theory and graph symmetry/balance. Ideally, graph balance measures can be used to interpret root data of plants (which graph theoretically can be modelled by rooted trees or sometimes by networks; and the other subprojects will digitalize suitable underground photographs of roots), but the development of new balance indices is a purely mathematical problem. Thus, this project offers ideal perspectives for a mathematically oriented PhD student to develop new mathematical models for ecology and apply them to real data, which might also lead to statistical challenges.

For the position, mathematical and statistical pre-knowledge, particularly in the area of graph theory, is essential. It is beneficial if the candidate is also fluent in at least one programming language. Ecological and biological pre-knowledge is also beneficial, but not mandatory. However, willingness to cooperate interdisciplinarily is essential. Knowledge of the German language is not essential in this project.

The application deadline is the 14th of April 2019. Applications should be sent as one single PDF file to mareike.fischer@uni-greifswald.de with the job number 19/Sa14 in the subject line.

The official position description (unfortunately in German) is to be found here: https://www.uni-greifswald.de/universitaet/information/stellenausschreibungen/oeffentliche-stellenausschreibungen/wissenschaftliches-personal/institut-fuer-mathematik-und-informatik-19sa14/

Greifswald is located in northeastern Germany directly at the Baltic Sea. It is a beautiful holiday region with a high quality of life. Greifswald is a small town with roughly 55,000 inhabitants. It is renowned for its academic flair, as besides the university, it also hosts a Max Planck Institute and the Friedrich-Loeffler Institute.

Should you have any questions about this PhD position, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,
Mareike Fischer

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