Postdoctoral Researcher in Mathematical Demography

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands is inviting excellent candidates to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship position in epidemiology. This fellowship is last for two years and posible to extend. The deadline to apply is November 23, 2018.

A postdoctoral researcher position is available with Prof Hal Caswell, in the Theoretical Ecology Research Group, which is part of the Department of Theoretical and Computational Ecology within the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The Theoretical Ecology Group currently comprises 2 professors, one assistant professor, 1 post-doc, and 4 PhD students. It has active research programs in structured population modelling, resource-consumer interactions, epidemiology, demography, and evolutionary and eco-evolutionary theory.

IBED is one of the eight research institutes withinthe Faculty of Science.Its goal is a better understanding of the dynamics of ecosystems at all relevant levels, from genes to climate change, using a truly multidisciplinary approach.

This postdoctoral position is part of the research program The Formal Demography of Kinship and Family (FORMKIN), which is funded by aEuropean Research Council Advanced Grant to ProfHal Caswell. The overall goal of FORMKIN is to develop and apply a matrix analytic model for kinship demography, which will compute the kinship network implied by schedules of mortality and fertility. It will develop this theory at the levels of the individual, the cohort, and the population. The models will be applied to comparisons of countries, regions, socioeconomic groups, and historical periods.

This postdoctoral project will focus on applications of the models to human demographic data, from as wide an array of sources as possible (including, but not limited to, databases, surveys, censuses, register data, and models), to explore both familiar questions, and develop new ones, in family demography. You will be responsible for identifying sources of data, developing substantive research questions, and carrying out analyses.

The position start is flexible, but preferably soon. The full-time appointment will be on a temporary basis for initially one year, with an extension to a maximum period of two years after a positive evaluation. The full-time gross monthly salary will range from 2,640 to 4166, depending on experience.The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable.The annual salary will be increased by 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus.

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You can send in your application no later than 23 November 2018 using the link below.


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