Postdoc position in Control and Machine Learning, Erlangen (Germany)

Postdoc position in Control and Machine Learning, Erlangen (Germany)

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany

The “Chair for Dynamics, Control, Machine Learning, and Numerics – Alexander von Humboldt Professorship (FAU DCN-AvH),” led by Professor Enrique Zuazua, invites applications for one (01) open postdoctoral research position.

Position Details

Duration: Initially limited to up to three (3) years, with the possibility of extension.
Starting Date: To be adapted to the availability of selected candidates (preferably on September 1, 2024).
Salary: Competitive international annual gross salary following the German TV-L (E 13) scale.
Location: The position is based in Erlangen – Bavaria, Germany.

While the primary focus is on research, collaboration with the Chair activity and mentoring is encouraged.

Your profile. Requested background knowledge

• PhD in Applied Mathematics or Machine Learning
• High level/experience in Control and/or Machine Learning
• Proven experience in Partial Differential Equations and Numerical Analysis
• Computational skills to develop computational codes (Python and MATLAB)
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively in an international and interdisciplinary team
• Excellent knowledge of English (oral/written)

Application Procedure
Application Deadline

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via email to dcn-jobs[at] by Friday July 19, 2024.

Applicants should provide the following information:

a) Cover Letter:
• Brief description of the topic and results of your PhD thesis.
• Brief description of your previous postdoctoral activities (if applicable).
• Explanation of how your expertise relates to the research topics of the FAU DCN-AvH Chair.
• Description of your expectations from the postdoctoral position in our research group.

b) Curriculum Vitae:
• Including a list of publications and preprints.

c) Reference Information:
• List of 2-3 professors (with contact information) who can provide a reference letter. Explain your connection to them. No recommendation letters are required at this stage.

d) Tentative Research Proposal:
• One-page proposal aligned with the Chair’s research scope

Please send a single PDF file (titled FAU_postdoc2024_candidateNameLastname.pdf) with the required information.
* Subject of Email: FAU Postdoc 2024

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview, either in person or online.

Institutional Values

FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg is committed to international standards, transparent performance agreements, equal opportunity, inclusivity, support for under-represented groups, an inclusive culture, and diversity. The university also prioritizes the needs of dual career couples and is recognized as a family-friendly employer.

Last update: July 2, 2024

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