doctoral 4-year positions in SFB 1294 “Data Assimilation"University of Potsdam and partner institutes • Collaborative Research Center SFB 1294 “Data Assimilation – The Seamless Integration of Data and Models” • Potsdam OT Golm

Germany Universities


June 11, 2021


Open Positions 12

Time Span as soon as possible for 46 months Application Deadline 11 Jun 2021 Financing yes Type of Position

  • PhD - Individual Supervisor
  • PhD - Doctoral Programme
  • Field of Research

  • Mathematics / Natural Sciences
  • Subjects Mathematics and applications, data assimilation Description The DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center SFB 1294 “Data Assimilation – The Seamless Integration of Data and Models”, hosted at the University of Potsdam jointly with its partner institutions HU Berlin, TU Berlin, WIAS Berlin and GFZ Potsdam, invites applications for 12 doctoral/academic staff positions (4 years) in the field of data assimilation (including statistical inverse problems, dynamical systems, applied and computational mathematics, and machine learning) and its application to biophysics, neurosciences, geosciences, cognative science and pharmacology.

    Our vision. The assimilation of time-dependent data sets into complex evolution models leads to unique mathematical and computational challenges. These challenges which provide the central theme of the SFB 1294. Data assimilation constitutes a rapidly expanding field at the confluence of several established research areas in mathematics, statistics and machine learning, on the one hand and applications from the natural sciences and other disciplines. Our vision is to establish a rigorous mathematical underpinning of data assimilation, to develop principled computational methodologies, and to apply these methodologies to newly emerging application fields in the geosciences, neurosciences, pharmacology and biophysics.

    The SFB 1294 provides an excellent research infrastructure including a large interdisciplinary network of researchers and its own graduate school, as well as funding opportunities for conference visits, summer schools, and hosting international experts etc.

    The website www. provides more information on • detailed information on the available positions, • candidate requirements and application procedure, • contact persons.

    Candidate evaluation will begin immediately after the application deadline on June 11th, 2021; with an anticipated start of projects on Septemer 1st, 2021. Interviews will take place between June 25th to July 2nd. Employment will be made according to the individual conditions of the participating institutions (University Potsdam, TU Berlin, HU Berlin, GFZ, WIAS Berlin) employing the selected candidate.

    All institutions are equal opportunity / affirmative action employers. The SFB 1294 seeks to promote diversity in research, and encourages qualified applicants of any gender and from any background to apply. Applications need to be submitted via: https: // www.

    Working Language

  • English
  • German
  • Language of Dissertation

  • English
  • Required Documents

  • CV
  • Reports, certificates
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Motivation
  • List of Publication
  • Others : names and e-mail addresses of at least two referees + reference letters
  • More Information https: // www.