GROUP LEADER – SCIENCE OF NOVELTY AND INNOVATION - Vienna
The Complexity Science Hub Vienna is a new and expanding international research institution in the area of complexity and Big Data science. We are hiring an exceptionally strong and internationally experienced
GROUP LEADER – SCIENCE OF NOVELTY AND INNOVATION
The group leader has the vision and capacity to create and coordinate a new team in the emerging field of science of innovation and novelty with a focus on understanding the dynamics of the adjacent possible.
During the next five years the group should establish a mathematical framework or theory of the adjacent possible space and developing empirical approaches to its quantification and data-driven assessment. The novel framework could also be used to understanding “creativity”. This is a pure research position — no teaching, no admin work is expected.
You have a strong applied mathematics and/or theoretical physics background, or equivalent skills in computer or data science. Strong modelling skills are also necessary. Ideally, you have experience in interdisciplinary work and are willing to build and lead a team. You have proven your ability to independently carry out and lead data-intensive research with top-quality publications that showcase your modelling and mathematical skills. You are proficient in English.
- a 5 years contract with the possibility of extension.
- a competitive start-up package and salary, including two funded research positions (Post-Doc or PhD) that can be appointed by the group leader.
- a highly international and interdisciplinary research environment that attracts outstanding PhD students and postdocs.
- support for acquiring third-party funds (not obligatory).
Your application includes a curriculum vitae, list of publications, a research statement including a description of your scientific accomplishments and vision for your future research activities, as well as any additional material showing your mathematical excellence, computational skills, and creativity. Please also include full contact addresses of at least two individuals that are willing to write a letter of reference for you.
We especially encourage female researchers to apply.
Shortlisted applicants are invited for interviews, which are planned for October/November 2019.
We invite you to apply for this position by October 1, 2019. Please email your application material with the subject line “GL Novelty and Innovation” to firstname.lastname@example.org.