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3 junior postdoc positions on Complex Systems, IFISC, Mallorca, Spain

The Institute for Cross-disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems (IFISC, UIB-CSIC) is looking for creative, curious and open-minded researchers to join its team of postdoctoral researchers. At IFISC they will be part of the María de Maeztu Unit of Excellence, joining a training and research program designed to develop their scientific skills and to tackle interdisciplinary topics. Fellows are selected from around the world and across disciplines for their creativity, curiosity, rigor, and interdisciplinary background.

IFISC offers up to three junior postdoc positions to work in any of the strategic lines of its María de Maeztu Unit of Excellence research program on Information processing in and by Complex Systems.

The research lines cover

L1: INFORMATION PROCESSING IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS

  • Information processing in biochemical networks, brain circuits and structures, and ecological networks
  • Genetic diversity in ecosystems and its response to environmental changes
  • Biodiversity patterns, especially in microbial communities; alternative ways to encode and store information


L2: BRAIN-INSPIRED ANALOG COMPUTING IN PHOTONIC AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS

  • Hardware implementations of reservoir computing and their applications in telecom and datacom
  • Development of novel computing concepts, theoretical framework for scaling and modelling
  • Autonomous operation of trained recurrent networks


L3: QUANTUM INFORMATION: DECOHERENCE, DISSIPATION, AND TRANSMISSION

  • Emergent quantum phenomena and information retrieval in extended and network systems
  • New functionalities based on nanoelectronic devices
  • Information processing using quantum materials


L4: INFORMATION PROCESSING IN SOCIO-TECHNICAL SYSTEMS

  • Evolution of social-system and processing of information: opinion, consensus, meme spreading, fake news, etc.
  • Studies of mobility of people and animals
  • Data-driven modeling and response of urban systems to external perturbations


Interested candidates should submit the following documents to postdocs.mdm@ifisc.uib-csic.es:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Date of PhD degree or expected date for the thesis defense
  • Brief proposal (maximum 1 page) including
  • Letter of motivation to work at IFISC
  • Research interests
  • The interest to work across 2 or more of the provided strategic research lines will be positively evaluated
  • Name of two senior scientists who can act as references
  • For Spanish citizens or foreigners who are residents in Spanish territory: copy of a valid identity document. For scientists from outside of Spain: copy of the passport

 

We offer 1+1-year contracts with a gross annual salary of 27.300 €. The contract includes all the benefits of the Spanish public health and social security system. The contracts have associated financial support for participation in conferences and scientific meetings.

IFISC’s working environment thrives on creativity, diversity, team interactions and scientific dialogues. Postdocs are encouraged to develop their own research initiatives and explore collaborations within IFISC.

Deadline for submission: June 30th 2020, 12:00 CET. Selected candidates will be informed by the end of August 2020. 

Starting date: the latest starting date is November 2020. 

General queries can be addressed by email to: postdocs.info@ifisc.uib-csic.es 

For more detailed information about the specific research programs, you can contact any of the permanent IFISC’s researchers

CountrySpain
LabMallorca
Starts on01/11/2020
Duration/Period2 years
Deadline30/06/2020 0:00
Linkhttps://ifisc.uib-csic.es/en/about-ifisc/join-us/junior-postdoc-mdm-2020/

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