PhD positions within the María de Maeztu Unit of Excellence.

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 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: predocs.mdm@ifisc.uib-csic.es:


  • Curriculum vitae
  • Brief proposal (maximum 1 page) including
    • Motivation to do the PhD thesis at IFISC
    • Research interests
  • Name of two reference senior scientists
  • For Spanish citizens or foreigners being resident in Spanish territory: Copy of a valid identity document. Foreigners from outside of Spain: copy of the passport
  • Academic records (including degree and master).


We offer 3-year contracts with a gross annual salary of 16415 €. The contract includes all the benefits of the Spanish public health and social security system. The contracts have associated financial support for the participation in conferences and scientific meetings.


IFISC’s working environment seeks coherence and integration from diversity, interactions and scientific dialogue, while focusing on novel strategic objectives. If you want to become part of this endeavor, do apply for these positions!


Deadline for submission: July 31st 2019, 12:00 CET. Selected candidates will be informed by September 2019.


Starting date: preferably between October and December 2019.


Candidates are welcome to suggest a potential PhD advisor from IFISC research staff. General questions can be addressed by email to: predocs.info@ifisc.uib-csic.es


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


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