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The interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Center SFB 1114 „Scaling Cascades in Complex Systems“ is hosted at Freie Universität Berlin and aims at methodological developments for the modelling and computational simulation of complex processes involving many interacting scales, driven by real-life applications from the bio-, geo-, and material sciences. In its individual projects, mathematicians cooperate with colleagues from the natural sciences to advance both their modelling capabilities and their insight into concrete multiscale phenomena.

SFB 1114 invites talented and highly motivated candidates committed to basic research to apply for a position within project C03 as

Postdoctoral researcher (f/m).

The fixed-term contract starts as soon as possible and is initially limited to 30/06/2018, which is the end of the first funding period of SFB 1114. The position is full-time (100%). The salary is according to the German payscale E13 TV-L FU and depends on the qualification and experience of the candidate.

As a passionate scientist you will study the anomalous kinetics of an enzyme-catalysed reaction in the crowded environment of the Lorentz model, as a minimal model for biochemical reactions inside cells. You will design, implement, and carry out large-scale simulations of the reaction--diffusion dynamics. In a possible extension of the project, you will develop a multi-scale description of the observed phenomena using, e.g., critical scaling theory, spatio-temporal chemical master equations, and effective medium theory.

The task requires you to hold a doctorate in theoretical physics or a related field with a strong background in statistical physics, substantiated by publications of high quality. Ideally, you bring expertise in reaction--diffusion processes and high-performance computing with an aptitude for software development, modern C++, and scripting. You are a team player and a good communicator with hands-on mentality and have command of written and spoken English.

Please send your application electronically as a single PDF document (including a detailed CV, list of publications, certificate copies, letter of motivation and research interests) no later than 8/5/2017 quoting the reference code SFB1114-2017-C03 to Prof. Dr. Felix Höfling.

The complete text of this job offer is published at FU Stellenanzeiger. Freie Universität Berlin explicitly encourages women to apply. Handicapped applicants will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Applications from people with a migration background who meet the recruitment requirements are desirable.