Work at AIMS

Work at AIMS

Executive Director, AIMS South Africa
Centre of Exellence · Cape Town, Western Cape

Role Overview

AIMS South Africa seeks a dynamic and visionary leader to inspire, motivate, and empower the diverse staff team, the international student body, and the visiting scholars to embrace its vision and mandate and achieve its strategic goals. Reporting to the CEO of the AIMS Global Network, it is expected that the Executive Director will utilise her or his academic, research, and managerial expertise to guide the Institute to its next level of success. Adept at building partnerships and pursuing strategic initiatives the Director will nurture a collaborative environment that is in pursuit of academic excellence and contributes to the ongoing growth of the mathematical sciences in South Africa and beyond.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Partial Differential Equations and Calculus of Variations

The German research chair, Dr Marc Sedjro, with specialization in Partial Differential Equations and Calculus of Variations at AIMS South Africa, in collaboration with the Communication and Information Theory Chair at TU Berlin, is offering Postdoctoral fellowships at the AIMS South Africa Research Centre in Cape Town. These fellowships are made available and funded by the DAAD to promote international academics exchange as well as educational co-operation with developing countries through a variety of funding and scholarship programs.

Scientific interests:
The German Chair’s research, at AIMS South Africa, revolves mostly around problems in Fluid Dynamics, games involving large number rational agents and optimal transport. More specifically, the Chair is interested in the Almost Axisymmetric Flows that arise in Meteorology, Mean Field Games and applications of the theory of optimal transport.

▪ PhD degree in Mathematics (not more than 6 years from the starting date of the appointment)
▪ Interest in Partial Differential Equations and Calculus of Variations
▪ Academic excellence and track record in conducting research and projects.
▪ Preferably a national of an African country
Female candidates and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to apply.

The deadline for the postdoctoral fellowship application is October 10, 2021.

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DISCLAIMER: AIMS South Africa reserves the right to disqualify ineligible, incomplete and/or inappropriate applications. AIMS also reserves the right not to make an appointment to the position as advertised or to extend the deadline for applications. Only successful applicants will be contacted.