Open PhD position
Complex Dynamical Systems / Computational Neurosciences
Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD position
in the Lab of Claudius Gros at the Institute for Theoretical
Physics, Frankfurt University, Germany.
We are developing new models and generative principles for
complex systems, using a range of toolsets from dynamical
systems theory, game theory, and the neurosciences.
Examples are self-generated gaits for animals and
robotic systems, criticality in autonomous networks,
as well as investigations of the 'tragedy of the commons'.
Several subjects are available for the announced PhD thesis,
depending on the background of the successful
candidate. The work will include analytical
investigations and numerical simulations.
Fields: complex systems theory, physics of envy,
computational neurosciences, game theory
The candidate must have a Diploma/Master in physics, an excellent
academic track record and good computational skills. Experience or strong
interest in the fields of complex systems, computational neurosciences,
dynamical systems theory and/or artificial or biological cognitive systems is
expected. The degree of scientific research experience needs to be on the
level of a German Diploma/Master.
The appointment will start late 2022 / early 2023,
for up to three years.
Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a list of
publications and copies of the academic record. Name, affiliation and
email of one or more potential references are to be given.
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Application deadline: October 30th, 2022
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and again in the legal form of a foundation since 2008, the
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The time limit for academic staff is based on the provisions
of the Academic Term Contract Act in conjunction with the
Hessian Higher Education Act. The university advocates equal
rights for women and men and therefore encourages women to apply.
Disabled applicants with equal qualification
will be given preferential consideration.