Angebot 544 von 615 vom 25.10.2021, 00:00


Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin - Fachbereich Math­em­atik und Inform­atik - Insti­tut für Math­em­atik

Researcher (Postdoc) (m/f/d)

full-time job
lim­ited to 31.12.2024 (sub­ject to author­iz­a­tion)
Ent­gelt­gruppe 13 TV-L FU
Ref­er­ence code: EVF_Froy­land_2022

Working field:

This announce­ment is pub­lished sub­ject to the final approval by the third-party fun­der.

The Ein­stein Vis­it­ing Fel­low­ship, fun­ded by the Ein­stein Found­a­tion Ber­lin, aims to enhance the inter­na­tional pro­file of uni­versit­ies and research insti­tu­tions in Ber­lin by involving lead­ing sci­ent­ists and schol­ars from abroad in long-term aca­demic research col­lab­or­a­tions.
This postdoc­toral pos­i­tion is avail­able at the Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin to work under the super­vi­sion of Prof. Gary Froy­land (Ein­stein Vis­it­ing Fel­low), Prof. Chris­tof Schütte, and Prof. Péter Koltai. The topic of the Ein­stein Vis­it­ing Fel­low­ship is “Coher­ent dynam­ics in com­plex sys­tems with applic­a­tions to engin­eer­ing, geo­phys­ical, and social sys­tems”, and it will be con­duc­ted in fur­ther col­lab­or­a­tion with Dr. Jobst Heitzig at the Pots­dam Insti­tute for Cli­mate Impact Research.

Job descrip­tion:
The aim of this pro­ject is the devel­op­ment and imple­ment­a­tion of model- and data-ori­ented trans­fer oper­ator meth­ods for the ana­lysis and com­pu­ta­tion of coher­ent dynam­ics in social sys­tems, with a view to a more com­plete under­stand­ing of dynam­ical trans­itions in sys­tems con­tain­ing human agents. The pro­ject con­cerns math­em­at­ical mod­els of com­plex social pro­cesses that con­tain agent-based com­pon­ents for describ­ing human beha­vior, and social decisions within those mod­els that exhibit dif­fer­ent meta­stable dynam­ical regimes. It tar­gets the the­or­et­ical devel­op­ment of prob­ab­il­istic and oper­ator-the­or­etic math­em­at­ical meth­ods for under­stand­ing the crit­ical dynam­ics of trans­itions between these regimes (so-called tip­ping phe­nom­ena), char­ac­ter­iz­ing social cohe­sion, and the applic­a­tion of these approaches to mod­els based on real-world social inform­a­tion.


PhD in Math­em­at­ics, Phys­ics, or Com­puter Sci­ence

  • Solid know­ledge from the fol­low­ing fields: agent-based mod­el­ling and sim­u­la­tion, dynam­ical sys­tems, prob­ab­il­ity the­ory / stochastic pro­cesses.
  • Addi­tional know­ledge from data ana­lysis and numer­ical ana­lysis is advant­age­ous.
  • Good know­ledge of a pro­gram­ming lan­guage used in sci­entific com­put­ing (Mat­lab, Julia, Python).
  • Excel­lent writ­ten and oral Eng­lish.

How to apply:

Applic­a­tions should be sent by e-mail, together with sig­ni­fic­ant doc­u­ments, indic­at­ing the ref­er­ence code, in PDF format (prefer­ably as one doc­u­ment) no later than Novem­ber 29th, 2021 to: Prof. Dr. Péter Koltai:
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Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin
Fachbereich Math­em­atik und Inform­atik
Insti­tut für Math­em­atik
Mr. Prof. Dr. Péter Koltai
Arn­im­al­lee 6
14195 Ber­lin (Dah­lem)

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