PhD position in theory of network coupled dynamical systems
The research group of Philippe Jacquod at the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland/Department of Quantum Matter Physics is active in network theory, with a focus on problems of synchronization and dynamical stability in physical systems. Topics of interest include theoretical problems of power flow, power grid stability and network synchronization, stability and multistability under external noise, among others. In the framework of this research program we have an opening for a PhD student to work on theoretical aspects of coupled dynamical systems on complex graphs. The positions are funded by a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation. The PhD candidate will be officially registered at the University of Geneva, where Philippe Jacquod holds a joint appointment.
The positions are open to candidates with a recent master degree in theoretical physics, mathematics or judged equivalent, with a strong interest in network/graph theory. Demonstrated mathematical (analytical and/or numerical) skills are a prerequisite.
The research group currently consists of Prof. Philippe Jacquod, one postdoc and three PhD students. For more information on the research group, see http://etranselec.ch .
Interested candidates should email a cv and a brief statement describing how their research interests and competences relate to the open position. They should arrange to have at least one letter of recommendation emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, where further information on the position may be obtained. Applications will be considered in the order they are received, until the position is filled. Appointment starts as early as possible. Applications from women are particularly welcome.