Postdoc vacancy at CWI
Founded in 1946, the Centrum Wiskunde&Informatica (CWI) is the national research institute for mathematics and computer science in the Netherlands. It is located at the Science Park Amsterdam and is part of the “Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research” (NWO). The institute is internationally focused and renowned for its high quality research. Over 160 researchers conduct pioneering research and share their acquired knowledge with society. More than 30 researchers are employed as professors at universities. The institute has generated twenty-one spin-off companies.
CWI maintains excellent relations with industry and the academic world, both in the Netherlands as well as abroad. After their research careers at CWI, an increasing number of young staff members find employment in these sectors, for example in spin-off companies that are based on research results from CWI. Of course, library and computing facilities are first-rate. CWI's non-scientific services to its personnel include career planning, training and courses, and assistance in finding housing.
The CWI Life-Sciences group has a full time vacancy for a talented
Postdoc, for a period of 3 years.
The post-doctoral researcher will work as part of the collaborative project "BioPreDyn - From Data to Models: New Bioinformatics Methods and Tools for Data-Driven, Predictive Dynamic Modelling in Biotechnological Applications".
The project is financially supported by the European Commission through its FP7 [KBBE.2011.3.6-01] programme. The BioPreDyn project aims at improving accessibility of the data, and developing novel algorithms and tools implemented in such a general framework, which will enable the efficient transfer of cutting-edge modelling and optimisation methods from an academic research setting to private biotechnology partners. Representative biological and biotechnological applications are used as benchmark problems to develop robust and generally applicable methodology.
The subproject at CWI focusses at Workpackage 3, the model-building cycle - modelling, system identification, validation, experimental design, and uncertainty quantification -; the specific research subjects will be decided in consultation with the candidate and the other participants in WP3. The project will be performed in close collaboration with the other - mathematical and biological - partners.
More information about our group can be found on: www.cwi.nl/research-groups/life-sciences
Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. degree in mathematics with a strong background in numerical/ applied mathematics and/or statistics and affinity to biology.
Candidates are expected to have an excellent command of English, and good academic writing and presentation skills.
CWI offers excellent and flexible terms of employment, including an employee pension fund.
The terms of employment are in accordance with Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Research Institutes ("CAO-onderzoeksinstellingen"). Moreover, CWI offers attractive working conditions, including flexible scheduling and help with housing for expat employees.
Depending on relevant work experience, the gross monthly salary for an employee on a full time basis ranges from € 3,090 to € 4,395. The appointment will be for a period of three years.