Postdoctoral Research Associate in Statistical Physics

London Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate position in physics at the London Institute for Mathematical Sciences. The position will be supervised by Dr Thomas Fink and will last for up to two years. 

The successful candidate will play a key role in developing theory and simulations of innovation and its relation to evolution.

Candidates should have a PhD in physics with experience in statistical physics or discrete mathematics, and an excellent research record.

Innovation is to organizations what evolution is to organisms: it is how organisations adapt to changes in the environment and improve. Yet despite steady advances in our understanding of evolution, what drives innovation remains elusive. New mathematical models based on component recombination can help us gain fundamental insight into how organizations and technologies develop. 

A recent relevant paper by the supervisor and a review of this paper are:

The London Institute for Mathematical Sciences ( is a private research centre for theoretical physics and mathematics. It gives scientists the freedom and support to do what they do best: make fundamental discoveries. The Institute is made up of full-time and part-time Fellows, full-time Postdocs and Visiting Scientists and occupies a five-floor building in Mayfair in the heart of London.

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