Junior Research Scientist in Partial Differential Equations : theory, models and numerical analysis


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INRAE presentation

The French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment (INRAE) is a public research establishment under the dual authority of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Research.

INRAE is recruiting researchers by open competition and offering permanent position.

It is a major player in research and innovation created on 1st of January 2020. INRAE is a research institute resulting from the merger of INRA and IRSTEA. It is a community of 12,000 people with more than 200 research units and 42 experimental units located throughout France.

The institute is among the world leaders in agricultural and food sciences, in plant and animal sciences, and is 11th in the world in ecology and environment. INRAE’s main goal is to be a key player in the transitions necessary to address major global challenges. In the face of the increase in population, climate change, scarcity of resources and decline in biodiversity, the institute develops solutions for multiperformance agriculture, high quality food and sustainable management of resources and ecosystems.

Work environment, missions and activities

The BioSP research team includes 14 researchers and 6 engineers with three main domains of expertise : (i) mathematical analysis of deterministic and stochastic dynamical systems, (ii) spatial statistics, (iii) ecology and epidemiology.

You will work within the mathematicians group for the theoretical aspects. There, you will develop methods for the analysis of partial differential and integro-differential equations from the life sciences. Typically, these equations describe the propagation and/or genetic adaptation of biological species. You will work closely with the unit's probabilists on the justification of these equations from microscopic models. At the same time, you will interact with the BioSP ecologists and statisticians on more applied aspects, participating in the development of spatio-temporal models and implementing the appropriate numerical methods for solving these models.

Training and skills

PhD or equivalent

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent.
A PhD in mathematics is desirable. Theoretical work on the analysis of spatio-temporal models based on partial differential equations (PDEs) is strongly recommended. The implementation of numerical methods for the resolution of PDEs is strongly recommended. Applications to problems from biology will be appreciated.
Fluency in English is desirable as well as long-term international experience: successful candidates who have not yet had one will have to stay abroad at the end of the year of internship.

INRAE's life quality

By joining our teams, you benefit from:

- 30 days of annual leave + 15 days "Reduction of Working Time" (for a full time);
- parenting support: CESU childcare, leisure services;
- skills development systems: training, career advise;
- social support: advice and listening, social assistance and loans;
- holiday and leisure services: holiday vouchers, accommodation at preferential rates;
sports and cultural activities;
- collective catering.

Offer reference

  • Profile number: CR-2021-MATHNUM-5
  • Corps: CRCN
  • Category: A
  • Open competition number: 21

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