Postdoctoral Openings

Three-Year Postdoctoral Position

BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY Department of Mathematics invites applications for a 3-year postdoctoral position beginning fall 2019. The teaching commitment is three semester courses per year.

Candidates must have a Ph.D., demonstrate potential for excellence in research, and display a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Candidates in all areas of pure and applied mathematics will be considered.

The search committee is particularly interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching and/or service experiences, will increase Brandeis’ reputation for academic excellence and better prepare its students for a pluralistic society. 

Applications should include an AMS coversheet, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, a list of publications and four letters of recommendation, one of which addresses teaching effectiveness. Applications should be submitted through (Job #12597). First consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2018. 

At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates that represent a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, just, and inclusive campus community.

Applied Mathematics, Postdoctoral Position in Applied Mathematics

A postdoctoral position is available at Brandeis University to work on mathematical modeling and simulation of membrane-bound vesicle transport inside of neurons (hosted by Thomas Fai). Mathematical techniques include PDE-based models of cell mechanics and fluid dynamics, numerical methods for fluid-structure interaction, dynamical systems, and asymptotics. Potential research topics include building stochastic models to assess the importance of noise, using image processing of experimental data to characterize the behavior in real dendritic spine geometries, and exploring the mechanisms of synaptic strengthening and atrophy.

The successful candidate will join the Mathematics Department at Brandeis University ( and have strong ties to the Neuroscience group ( The position, which is for up to 2 years contingent on funding and satisfactory progress, is funded through an NIH postdoc training grant in Neuroscience. Postdocs in this program participate in seminars and journal clubs, obtain mentoring experience, and are expected to apply for external awards during the first year.

First consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2018. Applications should be submitted through and should include an AMS cover sheet, a curriculum vitae, research statement, publication list, and three letters of recommendation. The start date is negotiable, but can be no later than June 16, 2019. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in mathematics or related topic, including physics or engineering, by the starting date, and have an excellent track record of scholarship, have experience in continuum mechanics and/or fluid dynamics, and be familiar with numerical simulations.