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Freie Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin - Cluster of Excel­lence MATH +

Researcher (m/f/d)

75%-part-time job
lim­ited to 31.12.2021
Ent­gelt­gruppe 13 TV-L FU
ref­er­ence­code: MATH+2020_EF4-9

Work­ing field:

The Ber­lin Math­em­at­ics Research Cen­ter MATH+ sets out to advance math­em­at­ics itself and its inter­dis­cip­lin­ary power with the aim of achiev­ing pro­gress on grand chal­lenges in a wide vari­ety of applic­a­tion fields.

Job descrip­tion:

The pos­i­tion is part of the research pro­ject EF4-9 "Mul­ti­level meth­ods for agent-based epi­demic policy design" in MATH+. The pro­ject shall develop con­cepts and meth­ods for math­em­at­ical optim­iz­a­tion of com­plex agent-based mod­els in sup­port of epi­demic policy design. 
The suc­cess­ful can­did­ate will con­trib­ute to this chal­len­ging research topic by estab­lish­ing deriv­at­ive con­cepts for agent-based mod­els, enabling effi­cient gradi­ent based optim­iz­a­tion, or by devel­op­ing het­ero­gen­eous mul­ti­level optim­iz­a­tion meth­ods employ­ing model hier­arch­ies from ordin­ary dif­fer­en­tial equa­tions up to stochastic agent-based mod­els.


Mas­ter of Sci­ence Degree (or equi­val­ent) in Math­em­at­ics, Phys­ics, Com­puter Sci­ence or related dis­cip­lines.

  • Advanced exper­i­ence in the­ory and/or method devel­op­ment in one or more of the fol­low­ing fields: optim­iz­a­tion, numer­ical ana­lysis, agent-based mod­el­ing, net­work dynam­ics
  • Addi­tional know­ledge from the fol­low­ing fields is advant­age­ous: stochastics, epi­demic mod­el­ling, com­puter sim­u­la­tions, data ana­lysis (tech­niques from machine-learn­ing that per­mit to handle com­plex data-sets)
• Advanced pro­gram­ming skills in sci­entific com­put­ing (e.g. Mat­lab, Python)
  • Excel­lent writ­ten and spoken Eng­lish

For fur­ther inform­a­tion, please con­tact Dr. Sarah Wolf ( ).

How to ap­ply:

All applic­a­tions (includ­ing a short cover let­ter out­lining your back­ground, a detailed CV includ­ing pos­sibly some ref­er­ences, and all rel­ev­ant cer­ti­fic­ates) quot­ing the ref­er­ence code should be dir­ec­ted no later than Novem­ber 30th, 2020 prefer­ably elec­tron­ic­ally in one PDF-file to: Frau Bet­tina Junkes: or postal to

Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin
Fachbereich Math­em­atik und Inform­atik
Insti­tut für Math­em­atik
Frau Bet­tina Junkes
Arn­im­al­lee 14
14195 Ber­lin (Dah­lem)

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