Postdoctoral Researcher in Applied Mathematics
University College Cork School of Mathematical Sciences

Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Applied Mathematics, School of Mathematical Sciences

12 Month, Fixed-term, Whole-time Post

Position summary

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Position to investigate stability and tipping points in the Irish healthcare system. The Post-Doctoral Researcher will be part of a cross-disciplinary research team including members of the Applied Mathematics Group at UCC, health industry experts from Laya Healthcare/AIG and medical consultants at Mercy University Hospital in Cork. The Post-Doctoral Researcher will be based in the UCC School of Mathematical Sciences which provides a vibrant and friendly research environment with expertise including Dynamical Systems, Analysis of PDEs, Critical Transitions and Tipping Points, Network Dynamics, Machine Learning, Agent-based Modelling and Scientific Computing. The Post-Doctoral Researcher will be required to spend part of the project working closely with healthcare industry experts at the headquarters of Laya Healthcare in Cork.

The aim of the project is to develop a mathematical model to study long-term stability of the Irish health system, identify potential disruptions and tipping points, understand the role of the public and private health sectors, and consider applicability to other health systems beyond Ireland. The project will require a combination of mathematical techniques from dynamical systems, network theory, agent-based modelling, evolutionary game theory and scientific computing.

The project is funded by Enterprise Ireland Innovation Partnership Programme and industrial partner Laya Healthcare/AIG.

Post Duration: 12 Months

Salary: €37,873 - €45,041 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)

Project Title: Stability of the Irish Health System: Mathematical Modelling the Future Impact of Unprecedented Disruptions

For an information package including further details of the post see

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Prof. Sebastian Wieczorek, Head of Applied Mathematics, School of Mathematical Sciences, Tel: + 353 (0) 21420 5828; Email:

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal ( Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title and project name.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Tuesday, 30th June 2020. No late applications will be accepted.


Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

Contact Person : Professor Sebastian Wieczorek

Contact Email :

Job ID : 040691

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Close Date : 30-Jun-2020 12:00

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