IFISC offers a new PhD position, funded by the European Research Council
through the ERC Starting Grant ARCTIC, on large-scale data processing in
IFISC’s strategic objective is the study,
exploration and development of information processing in and by complex
systems. This comprises connecting existing approaches in different fields,
developing common frameworks and the synthesis of novel information processing
concepts. Within this context, ARCTIC proposes the study of air transport as an
information processing systems, in which information, for instance representing
delays, is received, processed and redistributed by the different elements of
the system. This requires the development of ad-hoc software solutions, to
process large volumes of historical data and integrate them in models and simulations;
and the application of techniques coming from computer science, statistical
physics and neuroscience.
Your tasks will be:
software libraries for managing large-scale air transport data sets, including
the trajectories of millions of flights, and data volumes of GB per day.
models able to describe, in a simplified way, the information processing taking
place in the real system.
these libraries and models to study abnormal system behaviours, both endogenous
to the definition of new ideas, metrics, and analyses.
results in meetings and through manuscripts.
What we offer:
years full time contract, gross salary of approx. 18.000 €/year, plus mobility
funds for research stays.
in the Universitat de les Illes Balears’ PhD program.
international and inspiring environment.
contract includes all the benefits of the Spanish public health and social
in Python and standard libraries, especially in the development of models and
in the management of large volumes of data.
in advanced data analysis, e.g. based on information theory’s or statistical
for analytical and out-of-the-box thinking.
of air transport and / or neuroscience, albeit not essential, will positively
of science or equivalent academic degree. Note that the candidate must be able
to enrol in a Spanish PhD program.
Application submissions should be made by
sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “PhD position” as subject,
CV with full academic record
of previously-published scientific papers.
The position will remain open until filled.
Further inquiries about the position are
welcome and should be addressed to the same email address.
IFISC is an equal opportunity institution.
Applications to this position by female or minority group scientists are