Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) | Machine Learning for Dynamical Systems

Einsatzort: Magdeburg


  • Complex Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics

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Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) | Machine Learning for Dynamical Systems

Stellenangebot vom 05.11.2020

The Computational Methods in Systems and Control Theory (CSC) group at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg is inviting applications for the position of a Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) in Machine Learning for Dynamical Systems.

Job description:

The Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg, Germany, seeks a postdoctoral researcher to carry out innovative research in the area of learning nonlinear dynamical systems using deep learning. Data-driven modeling of nonlinear dynamical systems is challenging and often requires several assumptions and prior knowledge by the practitioners. This project aims to construct models for nonlinear dynamical systems by innovative synergies between machine/deep learning and system identification tools. Combing prior knowledge of dynamical systems is essential to improve the efficiency of deep learning models. An ideal candidate is expected to investigate suitable architectures for deep learning models, leading to physics-informed deep learning models.

Type of position:

Postdoctoral position on machine learning for nonlinear dynamical systems

Starting date:

January 1, 2021


December 31, 2022, with the possibility of an extension of 1-2 years

Working area:

Computer Science, Complex Systems, Mathematics, Scientist, Young Researchers

Expected requirements:

The candidate is expected to fullfil the following requirements:

  • Ph.D. degree or equivalent (obtained or to be available soon) in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Computational Mathematics, Computational Science and Engineering
  • Experience with artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning
  • Good understanding of dynamical systems and time-series modeling
  • Excellent programming proficiency in Python and hands-on experience in using deep learning frameworks (e.g., PyTorch, TensorFlow, Scikit-Learn)
  • Strong interpersonal skills, such as written and oral communication skills in English
  • Highly motivated and ambitious

We offer:

A warm working atmosphere in an international and interdisciplinary team with challenging research questions and access to high-quality software and hardware resources. Our working language is English.


The successful candidate receives a standard working contract with payment and benefits in accordance with a public collective agreement (TVöD). Your salary is based on TVöD E13.


Please send a cover letter, CV, a short summary of your Ph.D. thesis, and contact information of at least two references willing to write a letter of recommendation until December 1, 2020.

Please send your application via e-mail (subject: Postdoc2021_fullname) to .

For further details about the job profile, please contact , team leader “Physics-Enhanced Learning for Computing" within the CSC department.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce, and therefore, encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and, therefore, explicitly encourages women to apply.

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