Postdoctoral Position in Big Data and Complex Systems

University of Duisburg-Essen



Are you fascinated by interdisciplinary work? — Are you into big data analysis, network science and model building? — If yes, you might be interested in this position.

Ever more data of complex systems of all kinds become available, making applicable the quantitative approach of physics: Model building based on empirical information. We have very large data sets at our disposal for the study of financial markets, windenergy systems and traffic networks. We develop new methods for data analysis as well as theoretical models to describe the dynamics in the underlying networks. Our research is strongly data driven and very interdisciplinary.

We have a Postdoctoral Position (two years) to fill. Background knowledge in complex systems is helpful, but not a condition. More important is enthusiasm and verve! — Preferably, you have experience in computer supported data analysis and/or network science. You should be attracted to phenomenological work and to model building. More advanced mathematics is usually not needed. We also welcome applications by experimentalists who have respective interests and who wish to change their field of work. 

Your application should contain: curriculum vitae, copies of your university certificates, list of publications, copies of your three most relevant publications. Send your application to: Professor Thomas Guhr, Fakult¨at f¨ur Physik, Universit¨at Duisburg–Essen, Lotharstraße 1, D47048 Duisburg, Germany, or as e–mail to Very important: Arrange two recommendation letters, to be send directly to Thomas Guhr, preferably by e–mail. State the names of those you asked for such a letter in your application. This announcement is valid until the position is filled.

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