The Department of Systems Science at Beijing Normal University, China, invites applications for a full-time Postdoc position in multi-agent based modeling. Among the topics considered as particularly relevant for this position are multi-agent learning and agent-based simulation. The project will focus on consensus problems, cooperation and information sharing of multi agents.
Ph.D. in Systems Science or a closely related subject area such as Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science (completed or nearly completed). Demonstrated research excellence in multi-agent technology and preferably in at least one of above mentioned topics of particular relevance. Interest in both theory and real-world applications. Team orientation and willingness to take a leading role in research. Perfect English Skill (the working language is English).
The position is initially offered for a three-year period. Salary is competitive in China, depending on qualifications and work experience, and ranges from RMB 120,000 to RMB 150,000 per year for a full-time job (38 hours/week). The food in campus is about RMB 10 each meal and the house rent around the campus is about RMB 3000 each month. On top of this, there is a summer holiday (6 weeks) and a winter holiday (4 weeks).
Beijing Normal University (BNU, http://english.bnu.edu.cn) is a renowned institution of higher learning, emphasizing teacher education and basic learning in both arts and sciences. The school has over 3,000 faculty and 21,000 full-time students, including 8,700 undergraduates, 10,000 graduates, and 1,800 long-term international students. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad.
The Department of Systems Science ranks top of the Systems Science research institutes in Chinese universities. In 1990, a Systems Science Ph.D. Program was established at Beijing Normal University. The program encompasses both theory-oriented and applications aspects of the field. Research interests of the department include complex systems theory, socio-economic systems, systems biology, and evolutionary computation and agent-based systems.
A pplicants are asked to send a detailed curriculum vitae, together with a less-than-two-page summary of their primary research foci and visions as well asa strong publication record or other achievements, to zhanbnu.edu.cn (preferably in a single PDF file).
Screening of applications will begin on July 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants may be called in for an interview. It is intended to occupy this position as soon as possible.
Inquiries concerning this position should be directed to Prof. Zhangang Han, zhanbnu.edu.cn.