Postdoc in numerical modelling
University of York

Department of Mathematics

Closing date: 2nd May 2016

You are invited to apply for an EU-funded two-year postdoctoral research position at the University of York to develop and implement novel numerical modelling techniques, and to apply them in the field of fish population dynamics as part of the MINOUW project.

This research position is suitable for you if you have a strong background in continuous dynamical systems (PDEs), numerical analysis and scientific computing, and are ready to bring your expertise to a new field of application where your work can have the greatest impact. Fisheries policy is strongly driven by predictions from mathematical models, more so than most areas of public policy, but as yet only very basic numerical analysis techniques are applied to the scientific models. Improvements are urgently needed. Your mathematical work will help science to make better recommendations for actions to maintain the health of marine ecosystems while at the same time exploiting them sustainably to provide high-quality food, employment for fishers and a prosperous fishing industry. In addition to benefiting nature and society, this post will open a potential career path for you, because fisheries science needs researchers with a strong mathematical background.

At the University of York we have developed partial integro-differential equations to model marine ecosystems. Your first task will be to develop and implement efficient numerical schemes for these equations. Beyond that, the position offers you much scope to influence the further direction of the research. Because you will be working as part of the MINOUW project, you have immediate contact to 14 partner institutions across Europe, which will help you to bring your work to have real-world impact. If you have prior experience in large-scale modelling of continuous systems (weather, climate, currents, fluids, fields, etc.) this will be useful, as it will be transferable.

Ideally you will begin the post before August 2016. However the precise start date is subject to negotiation.

For further information please consult the candidate brief and contact: Gustav Delius ( or Richard Law (

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12:00 midnight on Monday 2 May 2016. Interviews are likely to be held the week commencing 23 May 2016.

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