PhD and Postdoc Positions SFB 1294 Data Assimilation (Potsdam/Berlin)

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)


2 postdoctoral/academic staff positions (2 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 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 provides more information.

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

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