Research on mathematical and computational modeling for molecular systems biology in the work group Mathematics in Life Sciences of Prof. Alexander Bockmayr. Teaching activities in mathematics or bioinformatics. Opportunity for a doctorate.
Master's (or diploma's) degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, or a related field.
In‐depth knowledge in algorithmic discrete mathematics; Basic knowledge of molecular biology; Readiness for interdisciplinary cooperation; Experience in scientific software development; Very good English skills.
For further inquiries, please contact Prof. Dr. Alexander Bockmayr (firstname.lastname@example.org‐berlin.de)
All applications quoting the reference code should be addressed no later than August 06th, 2018 to Prof. Dr. Alexander Bockmayr (email@example.com‐berlin.de) or by post to
Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik
Institut für Mathematik
Herrn Prof. Dr. Alexander Bockmayr
14195 Berlin (Germany)
The Collaborative Research Center TRR 170 "Late Accretion onto Terrestrial Planets (LATP)" offers a new doctoral position on the topic of "Formation and evolution of crust on early Earth". The position is guaranteed until 12/2019. The TRR 170 focusses on improving our understanding of the late accretion history of the terrestrial bodies in the inner Solar System including the Earth and the Moon from about 4.5 to 3.8 billion years ago. One of its main goals is to develop quantitative models for the evolution of the terrestrial planets in the relevant time interval. These models will be tested by means of geochemical, petrological, geological and geophysical constraints.
Topic: Formation and evolution of crust on early Earth. The aim of this project is to investigate thermodynamic pathways in the mantle and feedbacks between mantle material properties and crust formation to investigate the coupled, earliest evolution of Earth’s oceanic and proto-continental crust. For this, a thermodynamically consistent convection code for compressible mantle flow will be used and an improved mantle mineral physics (and related phase transitions) model will be developed.
Diploma/M.Sc. in geosciences or related field.
A background in mineralogy, petrology or geophysics is desired together with basic knowledge of programming (ideally with Fortran and Matlab).
All applications quoting the reference code should be addressed no later than July 23 rd, 2018 to Prof. Dr. Lena Noack: firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to
Freie Universität Berlin
Institut für Geologische Wissenschaften
Frau Prof. Dr. Lena Noack
Malteserstr. 74-100, Haus B
12249 Berlin (Lankwitz)
The interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Center 1114 „Scaling Cascades in Complex Systems” aims for methodological developments for the modeling and simulation of complex processes involving cascades of scales derived from prototypical challenges in the natural sciences.
In three Research Areas, each focusing on a different characteristic problem class, scientists from Biochemistry, Physics, and the Geo-Sciences join forces with mathematicians. They follow the two-fold goal of making sizeable progress on challenging applications and of laying generalizable methodological foundations on the way.
We aim to develop a hybrid model combining the deterministic large scale atmospheric flow with a conceptual stochastic description of small scale precipitation. To establish this bi-directional coupling, we will utilise data-based identification and investigation techniques for non-linear and stochastic dynamical systems, and we will apply and simultaneously develop coherent set analysis—sets are called coherent if they are not or barely mixed with their exterior by the otherwise chaotic dynamics. This project is carried out in collaboration with the Institute of Meteorology at the Freie Universität Berlin.
Diploma/M.Sc. in mathematics or a related field
Theoretical and practical experience in the following fields: dynamical systems, stochastic processes, numerical mathematics. Basic knowledge in atmospheric physics and data analysis is of advantage. Excellent programming skills (MATLAB, python, or related programming language), good Latex skills. Good command of English language (oral and written).
All applications are to be submitted no later than July26th, 2018 via the project website jobs.sfb1114.de or mailed quoting the reference code to
For more information on the position, please contact: Dr. Péter Koltai (email@example.com).