Open PhD position
Computational Neurosciences / Complex Dynamical Systems
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 Covid-19 modeling. 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, Covid-19 modeling
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 early 2022, 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: January 15th, 2022
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