PostDoc (f/m/d) (possibly extendable) ( Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1456 Mathematics of Experiment) (ID 100818)

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Einrichtung: Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1456 Mathematics of Experiment (ID 100818)

Ansprechpartner: Eva Hetzel

Besetzungsdatum: 31.03.2021

Veröffentlichungsdatum: 16.02.2021

The Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1456 Mathematics of Experiment: The challenge of indirect measurements in the natural sciences at the Georg-August-University Göttingen started on January 1, 2021 and offers a position for a two year

PostDoc (f/m/d) (possibly extendable).

The successful applicant will work on the mathematical modelling side of subproject
A02 Geometry of bio-polymer conformational dynamics” within an interdisciplinary environment provided by the stochastic modelling group of Anja Sturm, the discrete differential geometry group of Max Wardetzky and the biophysics lab headed by Jörg Enderlein.

The project aims at combining state-of-the-art coarse-grained models for the stochastic dynamics of thin elastic rods with single-molecule fluorescence-spectroscopic experiments that allow for directly measuring conformational fluctuations of intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs). The aim is to embed measurements of conformational fluctuations of IDPs into a comprehensive and powerful mathematical model that allows for connecting the experimental data with a full picture of the underlying conformational dynamics. The task of the PostDoc/doctoral student is to model and analyze the dynamics via stochastic differential equations on manifolds, develop numerical approximations and simulations, and fit the model to the experimental data that is generated for this purpose by the Enderlein lab.

The position should be filled until May 31, 2021. The salary is in accordance with the German public service salary scale (E13 TV-L). The position is offered with 100 % of the regular working hours.

About us:
The aim of CRC 1456 is to develop and to analyse mathematical models for the natural sciences, i.e. we want to advance the mathematical theory and tools in order to gain maximal and quantitative information from experimental data.

Your profile:
o You have a background in stochastic analysis and/or differential geometry, and some experience with or interest in numerical analysis, simulation and/or data analysis.
o You hold an excellent PhD degree (or equivalent) in mathematics or a related field.
o You like to work in an interdisciplinary team at the cutting edge of mathematical theory and experimental labs.
o You are fully proficient in written and spoken English.
o You already have or wish to gain experience in data modelling and analysis in the natural sciences represented in this CRC.

The institutions mentioned above are equal opportunities employers and place particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. We have committed ourselves to being family-friendly institutions and support our employees in balancing work and family life. We are committed to employing a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

More information on the individual projects and the positions can be found at

Your application including also a curriculum vitae, copies of your certificates and contact information of at least two references should be submitted to the online application platform by March 15, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact Eva Hetzel via e-mail ( ) or
Anja Sturm ( ).

Please note:
With submission of your application, you accept the processing of your applicant data in terms of data-protection law. Further information on the legal basis and data usage is provided in the Information General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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