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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den - Clus­ter of Excel­lence ‘Cen­ter for Advan­cing Elec­tro­nics Dres­den’ (cfaed), Chair of Net­work Dyna­mics

The TU Dres­den is one of ele­ven Ger­man uni­ver­si­ties that were iden­ti­fied as an “excel­lence uni­ver­sity”. TUD has about 36.500 stu­dents and almost 5319 employees, 507 pro­fes­sors among them, and, thus, is the lar­gest uni­ver­sity in Sax­ony, today.

Having been com­mit­ted to sci­en­ces and the engi­nee­ring before the reuni­fi­ca­tion of Ger­many, TU Dres­den now is a multi-disci­pline uni­ver­sity, also offe­ring huma­nities and social sci­en­ces as well as medi­cine.

Rese­arch Asso­ciate / Soft­ware Engi­neer / Post­doc
“Theo­re­ti­cal Phy­sics of Net­wor­ked Dyna­mi­cal Sys­tems”

(Sub­ject to per­so­nal qua­li­fi­ca­tion employees are remu­ne­ra­ted accord­ing to salary group E 13 TV-L)
The posi­tion is star­ting at 01.12.2019. The fixed-term posi­tion is limi­ted until 30.11.2022. The period of employ­ment is gover­ned by the Fixed Term Rese­arch Con­tracts Act (Wis­sen­schafts­zeit­ver­trags­ge­setz - WissZeitVG)

Work­ing field:

The Chair of Net­work Dyna­mics of Prof. Dr. Marc Timme advan­ces our con­cep­tual under­stan­ding of collec­tive phe­no­mena emer­ging in net­work dyna­mi­cal sys­tems across fields. It brid­ges fun­da­men­tal topics from the Theo­re­ti­cal Phy­sics of com­plex sys­tems to app­lied ques­ti­ons on sys­tem func­tion in bio­logy, engi­nee­ring, and sustai­na­bi­lity. Through mathe­ma­ti­cal, theo­re­ti­cal and com­pu­ta­tio­nal mul­ti­di­sci­pli­nary rese­arch and deve­lop­ment it addres­ses pres­sing real world chal­len­ges of sustainable deve­lop­ment. The cur­rent posi­tion to be fil­led focus­ses on data-dri­ven ana­ly­sis, com­pu­ta­tio­nal mode­ling, opti­mi­za­tion and design of fle­xi­ble and net­wor­ked mobi­lity sys­tems as well as stu­dies sys­temic sustai­na­bi­lity (sys­tai­na­bi­lity).
The suc­cess­ful can­di­date will con­tri­bute to world-lea­ding rese­arch and tea­ching on collec­tive phe-nomena in com­plex dyna­mi­cal sys­tems and theo­re­ti­cal phy­sics; the work is dri­ven by the aim of reve­aling fun­da­men­tal con­cep­tual, mathe­ma­ti­cal, and theo­re­ti­cal insights, is inspi­red by and aims at fee­ding back to natu­ral and human-made sys­tems such that it often has app­li­ca­ti­ons to future-com­pli­ant forms of com­pu­ting, mobi­lity or sustai­na­bi­lity. The can­di­date will also deve­lop mathe­ma­ti­cal and com­pu­ta­tio­nal tools; mine, ana­lyze, struc­ture and con­so­li­date expe­ri­men­tal and nume­ri­cal data; help estab­li­shing col­la­bo­ra­ti­ons wit­hin TU Dres­den and bey­ond; actively engage in theo­re­ti­cal phy­sics and cross-disci­pli­nary tea­ching and out­re­ach, take respon­si­bi­lity for orga­ni­za­tio­nal tasks and/or IT and sys­tems admi­nis­tra­tion tasks wit­hin the Chair and bey­ond.

Require­ments:

We aim at attrac­ting the best talents from the exact sci­en­ces bet­ween sta­tis­ti­cal phy­sics, non­linear dyna­mics and app­lied mathe­ma­tics. Hence, we expect:
  • out­stan­ding uni­ver­sity and doc­to­ral degree in theo­re­ti­cal phy­sics or clo­sely rela­ted areas,
  • some expe­ri­ence as a post­doc­to­ral rese­ar­cher or equi­va­lent
  • expe­ri­ence in brid­ging theo­re­ti­cal and com­pu­ta­tio­nal basic rese­arch to real world app­lica-tions, e.g. with indus­try
  • expe­ri­ence in soft­ware archi­tec­ture, deve­lop­ment and deploy­ment
  • advan­ced ana­ly­ti­cal, com­pu­ta­tio­nal and IT know­ledge and skills requi­red for the above tasks
  • very good inter­per­so­nal and com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills; in par­ti­cu­lar, the abi­lity to effec­tively work in col­la­bo­ra­tive rese­arch efforts, the abi­lity to write and pre­sent con­cisely,
  • an inde­pen­dent, tar­get- and solu­tion-dri­ven work atti­tude,
  • inter- and mul­ti­di­sci­pli­nary thin­king,
  • strong moti­va­tion and inte­rest to join one of the most ambi­tious inter­di­sci­pli­nary rese­arch teams in the field,
  • very good com­mand of Eng­lish - writ­ten and oral.

What we of­fer:

You will join a team of enthu­si­astic sci­en­tists who crea­tively pur­sue their indi­vi­dual rese­arch agenda inspi­red by the clus­ter’s inno­va­tive approach and sup­port. Your rese­arch will be fos­te­red by the cfaed phi­lo­so­phy to pro­mote young rese­ar­chers, which inclu­des: access to state of the art rese­arch of lea­ding aca­de­mic insti­tu­tes, career deve­lop­ment, pro­mo­tion of gen­der equa­lity and family-fri­endly work envi­ron­ment.
Infor­mal enqui­ries can be sub­mit­ted to recruiting.cfaed@tu-dresden.de.
App­li­ca­ti­ons from women are par­ti­cu­larly wel­come. The same app­lies to per­sons with disa­bi­li­ties.

About cfaed
cfaed is a clus­ter of excel­lence wit­hin the Ger­man Excel­lence Initia­tive. As a cen­tral sci­en­ti­fic unit of TU Dres­den, it brings tog­e­ther 300 rese­ar­chers from the uni­ver­sity and 10 other rese­arch insti­tu­tes in the areas of Elec­tri­cal and Com­pu­ter Engi­nee­ring, Com­pu­ter Sci­ence, Mate­ri­als Sci­ence, Phy­sics, Che­mi­stry, Bio­logy, and Mathe­ma­tics. cfaed addres­ses the advan­ce­ment of elec­tro­nic infor­ma­tion pro­ces­sing sys­tems through explo­ring new tech­no­lo­gies which over­come the limits of today’s pre­do­mi­nant CMOS tech­no­logy. https://cfaed.tu-dresden.de
TU Dres­den
The TU Dres­den is among the top uni­ver­si­ties in Ger­many and Europe and one of the ele­ven Ger­man uni­ver­si­ties that were iden­ti­fied as an ‘elite uni­ver­sity’ in June 2012. As a modern full-sta­tus uni­ver­sity with 14 depart­ments it offers a wide aca­de­mic range making it one of a very few in Ger­many.

How to ap­ply:

Your app­li­ca­tion (in Eng­lish only) should include: moti­va­tion let­ter, CV, copy of degree cer­ti­fi­cate and proof of Eng­lish lan­guage skills.
Com­plete app­li­ca­ti­ons should be sub­mit­ted pre­fer­a­bly via the TU Dres­den Secu­re­Mail Por­tal https://securemail.tu-dresden.de by sen­ding it as one sin­gle pdf docu­ment to recruiting.cfaed@tu-dresden.de quo­ting the refe­rence num­ber PD1909 in the sub­ject hea­der or alter­na­tively to TU Dres­den, cfaed, Herrn Prof. Dr. Marc Timme, Helm­holtz­str. 10, 01069 Dres­den, Ger­many. Please sub­mit your app­li­ca­ti­ons by 30.10.2019 (stam­ped arri­val date of the uni­ver­sity cen­tral mail ser­vices app­lies). Please sub­mit copies only, as your app­li­ca­tion will not be retur­ned to you. Expen­ses incur­red in atten­ding inter­views can­not be reim­bur­sed.