The Theoretical Biophysics Group (PI: Greg Stephens) at VU Amsterdam seeks a postdoctoral fellow as part of a new HFSP-funded collaboration (with OIST Graduate University and Princeton University) to study the structure, dynamics and mechanisms of collective animal behavior in the 3D shoaling of zebrafish. This position is focused on the theoretical component in which we will combine ideas drawn from statistical physics and dynamical systems with precisely measured trajectories to characterize shoaling states and phases under a variety of environmental conditions and neural perturbations.
We seek highly-motivated candidates with a strong background in physics and a keen interest in living systems. Salary is competitive with international standards and substantial resources are available for conference and collaborative travel. The appointment is initially for a period of 1 year with an extension for 2 additional years upon adequate progress. A PhD in physics is required. Please send a statement of motivation, CV and contact information for three recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions can be sent to the same address.
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is a leading, innovative and growing university that is at the heart of society and actively contributes to new developments in teaching and research. Our university has ten faculties which span a wide range of disciplines, as well as several institutes, foundations, research centers, and support services. Its campus is located in the fastest-growing economic region in... the Netherlands (the Zuidas district of Amsterdam), and provides work for over 4,500 staff and scientific education for more than 23,000 students.