Category Archives: Open Positions

Postdoc at Exeter

Postdoctoral position in Dynamical Systems at the University of Exeter

This post is available from 01 November 2017 for 36 months to support the work of Mark Holland.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today.

This post is funding by the EPSRC on a project titled: “A geometric view of extremes in dynamical systems.”

Predicting high impact extreme events, such as severe weather and climatic events is a major challenge. Using innovative mathematical techniques this project will determine phenomenological mechanisms that lead to the occurrence of extremes, and develop a theory that can be used to predict when such events occur in physical modelling applications. Using dynamical systems theory, the project will use geometrical features of the underlying mathematical models to determine the future extreme behaviour.

The post will include:

Original research contributing to the above project. The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies. 

Training & collaboration: the successful applicant will collaborate across disciplines and will actively participate in seminars, workshops and conferences in the subject area.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD in the general area of Mathematics and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.

For further information please contact Mark Holland by e-mail

The College is working towards department Silver Athena SWAN awards as a commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution.  Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce

Postdoc in Porto

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position (BPD) in Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems within the project PTDC/MAT-CAL/3884/2014 funded by the FCT (Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation).

Applicants must hold a PhD in Mathematics or in a related field, preferably obtained less than 6 years ago and have research experience in at least one of the main research areas of the project.

The initial contract will be for 12 months, possibly extended to 15 months. The expected starting date is October 1, 2017 though some flexibility may be possible. The monthly salary is 1495 euros (tax free). There are no compulsory teaching duties associated with this position.

The successful candidate will be based at the Centre for Mathematics of the University of Porto (Faculty of Sciences) and work under the supervision of one of the senior members of the project, Jorge Milhazes Freitas, Jorge Rocha, José Ferreira Alves or Maria Carvalho.

Applications can be submitted from August 1, 2017 and the deadline is August 29, 2017.

Applications should be sent by e-mail to with copy to They should contain the reference FCUP-PTDC/MAT-CAL/3884/2014-BPD in the subject field and include the following:

– Letter of motivation;
– Proposed work plan (research statement);
– CV (including list of publications);
– Copy of PhD certificate;
– A physical address for correspondence;
– Any other documents considered relevant by the applicant.

Applicants should also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the above e-mail addresses.

For information about the project, please see the website:
Questions can be addressed to José F. Alves <>.


This announcement is for informational purposes only and does not in any way supersede or replace the official call, published at:

The project Probabilistic Methods in Chaotic Dynamics (PTDC/MAT-CAL/3884/2014) is funded by FCT (Portugal) with national funds through the programme “projeto 3599 – Promover a Produção Científica, o Desenvolvimento Tecnológico e a Inovação – Não Cofinanciada.”

PhD Scholarship on “Topological characterization of network dynamics”, Florence

The Ph.D. school in Information Engineering of the University of Florence has recently funded a scholarship in “Topological characterization of network dynamics”. The scholarship falls within the university program in multidisciplinary education, and therefore it is open to graduate students coming from various fields, such as Engineering, Physics and Mathematics. The scholarship lasts 3 years, and it is completely funded during this time. The winner has to attend the Ph.D. school during these years and will have to write a dissertation to earn the PhD degree.

The ideal candidate is a student familiar with Dynamical Systems, and also with the concept of “network of dynamic agents”. Experience in ODEs, PDEs or stochastic models is appreciated, but it is not necessary.

Interested students must apply before August 10th, 12:00 am (Italian time), by using the web form at the following link:

Complete information about the application procedure can be found at the same link in English.

The application requires the candidate to submit a project and to attend an interview. The project should be about 2 pages long, and it should be a research proposal based on the skills and interests of the candidate. Candidates may ask the tutors for the original research outline, and freely adapt it to make it their own project. The final choice of the type of scholarship will be done only at the end of the selection process.

Candidates are encouraged to get in touch with the scholarship tutors before the deadline for more information about how to better present their project and summary of previous research. The interview will be performed remotely via Skype or other services for foreign students (fair knowledge of English is required).

For more information, feel free to contact the scholarship tutors Giacomo Innocenti ( or Duccio Fanelli ( at any time.


INdAM Research Projects for Young Researchers

The Italian National Institute for Advanced Mathematics (INdAM) calls for 6 Research Projects to be submitted by “Young Researchers”.

The goal of the initiative is to foster the rise of new leaders in mathematical research, who will be able to compete for ERC Starting Grants and similar Research Funding Schemes.

The selected projects will have the duration of 1 year with no possibility of renewal and will be given funds for a postdoctoral position, which might be filled by the applicant him/herself. Each proposal must indicate an institution of reference, among those recognized by INdAM.

More info (in Italian):

Deadline: May 11, 2017