Research Associate (75 %, fixed-term for 3 years, E13-TV-L)

The Research Centre for Mathematical Modelling invites applications for

a Research Associate

(part-time, fixed-term for 3 years, E13 TV-L)

Your Tasks

We are looking for an individual to work on a project in mathematical genetics. The project is part of thePriority Programme on "Probabilistic Structures in Evolution" (DFG-SPP1590), which offers an excellent research environment. The same holds for Bielefeld University, a particular strength being due to close interaction between biomathematics, mathematics, bioinformatics and biology.

Concretely the tasks comprise

  • Research about genealogical processes under various combinations of genetic processes such as mutation, selection, and recombination (100%)

Your Profile

We expect

  • Master or Diploma degree in Mathematics, Biomathematics, or Mathematical Statistical Physics
  • Solid knowledge of probability theory
  • Solid knowledge of the English language
    • Remuneration

      Salary will be paid according to Remuneration level 13 of the Wage Agreement for Public Service in the Federal States (TV-L). As stipulated in § 2 (1) paragraph 1 of the WissZeitVG (fixed-term employment), it is a fixed term contract for 3 years. If the project is successful, the contract may be extended. In accordance with the provisions of the WissZeitVG and the Agreement on Satisfactory Conditions of Employment, the length of contract may differ in individual cases. The employment is designed to encourage further academic qualification. It is suitable for a doctoral dissertation (German PhD). The position is advertised as a 75% part-time job. In individual cases, this percentage may be reduced on request, as long as this does not conflict with official needs.

      Bielefeld University is particularly committed to the career development of its employees. It offers attractive internal and external training and further raining programmes. Employees have the opportunity to use a variety of health, counselling, and prevention programmes. Bielefeld University places great importance on a work–family balance for all its employees.

      Application Procedure

      For full consideration, your application should be received via either post or email (a single PDF document sent to by the 18th of January 2018. Please mark your application with the identification code wiss17345. Please do not use application portfolios and send only photocopies of original documents because all application materials will be destroyed at the end of the selection procedure. Further information on Bielefeld University can be found on our homepage at

Job location: 
Bielefeld University / FSP Mathematische Modellierung
P.O. Box 10 01 31
33501 Bielefeld
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