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Postdoctoral Research Position (f/m/d) at the Center for Humans and Machines
Max Planck Institute for Human Development
The project Optimal Strategies in Networked Labour Markets at the Center for Humans and Machines, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, is seeking applications for a
Postdoctoral Research Position
(E 13 TVöD; 39 hours/week)
Funding for the postdoctoral position is available for two years. The position is available from 1 January, 2020, or later.
The Machines and the Future of Work project (PI: Dr. Alex Rutherford) investigates Optimal Strategies in Networked Labour Markets. The postdoc will work closely with the CHM
director Prof. Iyad Rahwan, and with the principal investigator of the Machines and the Future of Work theme, Dr. Alex Rutherford. Future research will advance research
into how individual skills retraining can protect workers from the negative effects of automation. We expect that the postdoctoral researcher will undertake novel research
into the network structure of skills and jobs, possible strategies for navigating this network through retraining and implications for the workforce as a whole.
The successful candidate may supervise students who assist him/her during data analysis and data collection. There are no formal teaching requirements. The project is
part of the Center for Humans and Machines (director: Iyad Rahwan) at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development (MPIB) in Berlin.
We are searching a postdoc with a strong interest and established expertise in computational modelling and data analysis of social systems.
The successful applicant needs to possess:
PhD in computer science, physics, applied maths, economics or related fields
Graph algorithms (e.g. greedy search, depth first search)
Data science (data cleaning and munging using e.g. pandas, numpy, scipy)
Network simulation in Python/R (e.g. graph-tool, networkX, igraph)
Previous publications in interdisciplinary journals (PLoS One/EPJ Data Science)
Highly desirable experience
Proficiency also in one (or more) of the following skills will be advantageous to the successful applicant:
Preparing manuscripts for publication in interdisciplinary and high impact journals (e.g. Nature/Science)
Analytic methods (e.g. differential equations, evolutionary game theory)
Use of quantitative methods to model social systems
The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.
Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
To apply, please send (as ONE FILE and via email) a statement of research interests, a CV, a copy of relevant certificates, (p)reprints of two publications, and a list of
two references to Dr. Alex Rutherford, MPI for Human Development, Lentzeallee 94, 14195 Berlin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Receiving of applications will continue until the position is filled and evaluation of applicants will start on a first-come-first-serve basis. We are kindly asking you to
submit your application without a photo.