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Postdoctoral Researcher (Systems Theory Research)

The Systems Theory Research Group at Laboratory of Mathematics at TUT is looking for postdoctoral researcher in the field of mathematical systems theory and functional analysis. The position will be filled for fixed term of two years.

The main research topics of the position include the mathematical theory of robust control of partial differential equations and infinite-dimensional systems, and the stability properties of partial differential equations, especially wave equations on multidimensional domains. The research is part of an Academy of Finland project “Robust Control of Distributed Parameter Systems” (2017–2021).

The theory developed in the research group has practical applications in engineering and industry, and these applications are also of interest in the current research position. The main applications include controlling and attenuating structural vibrations, for example in wind turbines and tall buildings, and in controlling industrial manufacturing processes. More generally,mathematical control theory is used in robotics and development of self-driving cars, design of energy efficient buildings, optimization of renewable energy production, biomedical technology, control of quantum systems, and many other fields.

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Job description: The main task in the position is to do research in the Systems Theory Research Group at TUT on the topics of robust control for partial differential equations and distributed parameter systems, and analysis of stability of abstract differential equations. The particular research topics will be discussed and planned to fit the research background and the main interests of the applicant.

The position involves research both independently and in a research group, as well as in collaboration with international partners.
Requirements: The applicant is required to hold a PhD degree in mathematics. In addition, a PhD in control engineering with a strong mathematical emphasis may be considered. The topic of the PhD or the subsequent research of the applicant should be related to the main research themes of the position.

The Phd degree must be completed by 31 December 2017.

The applicant is expected to have experience working as a researcher in mathematics, either in the field of control theory or in functional analysis. Extensive knowledge in the theory of infinite-dimensional control systems, partial differential equations and operator theory are essential. Additional knowledge and research experience, especially on the theory of strongly continuous semigroups, numerical methods for partial differential equations, engineering applications of control theory are considered a bonus.

Previous international academic and research experience is appreciated in the application.
Salary: The salary will be based on both the job demands and the employee's personal performance in accordance with the University Salary System. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff the position of a postdoctoral researcher is placed on the job demands levels 5-6. In addition, employees receive performance based salary.
Trial period: Trial period of 4 months applies.
Other: The position will be filled for a fixed-term period of two years from 1 January 2018 onwards or as mutually agreed.
For more information, please contact: Assistant professor Lassi Paunonen, (lassi.paunonen _ at _ tut.fi),
website: http://matriisi.ee.tut.fi/sysgroup/
How to apply: Applications must be submitted through the University’s online application form in English. The closing date for applications is on 30.11.2017. Please include attachments as PDFs.

Applications should include:

– Motivation letter describing your background in experience in research of mathematical systems theory and research interests in general (1–2 pages)
– CV including list of publications, please highlight your most significant publications related to the position and add links to these as well.
– Copy of PhD certificate
– two references with contact information

Early applications are encouraged. Applicants may be contacted and interviewed already during the application period.

Additional information on attachments to applications.