Research Assistant (m/f/d) | Agent Based Simulation of Local Covid-19 Outbreaks

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg

Type of Job

Scientific and Technical Assistance

Complex Systems Computer Science Mathematics

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Job offer from September 02, 2020

The Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems is looking for a research assistant (m/f/d) with a basic understanding of mathematical models and solid skills in MATLAB to help in a research project to analyze testing strategies to prevent local Covid-19 outbreaks in a facility such as a hospital.

Job Description

Modelling a facility of about 500 inhabitants as a graph in MATLAB. This includes the realization of the organizational units as parts of the graph and the modelling of interactions through properties of the graph. Once the model is ready, simulations are run to explore the parameter dependencies and to evaluate possible scenarios.


You should be a student in mathematics, computer science, engineering, or a related field with some knowledge in mathematical modelling and simulation.

We Offer

Flexible work on a challenging and relevant project with top-notch supervision in an innovative research institute. Depending on the regularities of your study program, your work can well be the base of a Master or Bachelor thesis. The payment follows the guidelines of the Max Planck Society.


Please send a short motivated email, a CV, and a recent overview of your courses to the following contact:

Dr. Sara Grundel


Review of applications will end when a suitable candidate is found.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

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