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Postdoctoral Position (f/m) field of Data Assimilation
University of Potsdam
The DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center SFB 1294 “Data Assimilation – The
Seamless Integration of Data and Models”, hosted at the University of Potsdam jointly with its
partner Institutions HU Berlin, TU Berlin, WIAS Berlin, GFZ Potsdam and University Mageburg invites
4 postdoctoral 3.5-year positions
in the field of data assimilation (including statistical inverse problems, dynamical systems, applied and computational
mathematics, and machine learning) and its application to biophysics, neurosciences and geosciences.
The approved first funding period is July 1st, 2017 to June, 30th, 2021. The maximum possible
funding period of collaborative research centres is 12 years.
Our vision. The assimilation of time-dependent data sets into complex evolution models lead to unique
mathematical and computational challenges which provide the central theme of SFB 1294. Data assimilation is a newly
emerging field which lies at the confluence of several established research areas in mathematics and statistics on the
one hand and application areas such as geosciences on the other. Our vision is to establish a rigorous mathematical
underpinning of data assimilation, to develop principled computational methodologies, and to apply these methodologies
to emerging application fields in the geosciences, neurosciences and biophysics.
SFB 1294 provides a fantastic research infrastructure including a large interdisciplinary network of researchers, its own
graduate school, and funding opportunities for conference visits, summer schools, hosting international experts etc.
SFB 1294 strives to increase the proportion of women in research. People with an immigration background are specifically
encouraged to apply.
The website www.sfb1294.de provides more information on
detailed information on the available positions,
candidate requirements and application procedure,
payment scheme for the postdoctoral positions
Candidate evaluation will begin after the application deadline on October 30th, 2017; with an
anticipated start of projects on January 1st, 2018. Employment will be made according to the individual conditions
of the participating institutions (TU Berlin, HU Berlin, GFZ, WIAS Berlin, University Mageburg, University Potsdam) employing
the selected candidate. All institutions are equal opportunity / affirmative action employers. Applications are to be
sent to SFB1294@uni-potsdam.de. Please clearly indicate in the subject
line which of the projects/positions you are applying for (e.g., “A03”).