The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for
Geosciences is the national centre for geosphere research. As a
member of the
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
we are part of the largest scientific organization in Germany. With
our key mission is to secure a profound understanding of the systems
and processes of solid Earth, to develop strategies and options for
action in addressing global change and its impacts on a regional
level, to understand natural hazards and to minimize associated
risks, to ensure the sustainable provision of energy and raw
materials for a high-tech society and to evaluate the influence of
human activity on system Earth.
As a partner in
Geo.X, the GFZ
has access to an excellent network of other geoscience institutions
in Potsdam and Berlin. This largest regional concentration of
geoscientific competence in Europe offers first-class cooperation
and development opportunities.
For section 5.4 Data Science Centre (department Geoinformation), we
are looking for a:
Postdoc (f_m_x) - Data-driven Analysis of Complex Systems
Reference Number 6177
Develop data-driven methods for analysis of complex systems,
in particular towards identification of regime trends and
Deduce hypotheses on principles of system evolution and
Build computational models to study hypotheses
Validate models via targeted simulation, sensitivity analysis
Apply methods to problems in geosciences, in particular
Master's degree and PhD in Mathematics/Statistics
Research expertise in analysis of complex systems
Familiar with network analysis, concepts of resilience (e.g.
adaptive cycle) and system transitions (e.g. self-organized
criticality, critical transitions, catastrophe theory)
Experience in modelling, simulation and analysis of models
using various small-scale modeling approaches (e.g.
ODE/PDE Models, Agent-Based Modelling)
Solid experience in programming (R, Matlab, Python etc.)
Competence of working in inter-disciplinary teams
As soon as possible
2 years (with possibility of extension)
The position is classed as salary group 13 according to
"TVöD Bund (Tarifgebiet Ost)". The salary group is
determined on the basis of the Collective Wage Agreement and
the respective personal qualifications.
Full-time (currently 39 h/week); The position is generally
suitable for part-time work.