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Postdoc Positions, NIST

The US National Research Council (NRC) Associateship Program is
accepting applications for two-year appointments for postdoctoral
research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
in Gaithersburg, Maryland and Boulder,Colorado. Among the topic areas
of interest are dynamical systems, combinatorial and discrete
algorithms, complexity theory, applied optimization and control,
finite element methods, quantitative visualization,
parallel/distributed computing, and verification, validation, and
uncertainty quantification in scientific computing. Of particular
interest are applications in materials science, electromagnetics,
optoelectronics, network science, quantum information, cryptography,
computer security, and software testing. For details see

http://www.nist.gov/itl/math/mcsd-postdoctoral-opportunities.cfm

Competition for postdoctoral awards across all NIST technical program
areas is managed by the NRC. Applications must be submitted directly
to the NRC; the deadline for applications is August 1.  Candidates are
urged to contact potential advisers in advance of submission. An
additional competition is held in the winter, with an application
deadline of February 1. Note that the NRC program at NIST is
restricted to US citizens.

Postdoc Position, Numerics of PDEs, Univ Vienna

At the University of Vienna one position of University Assistant
(post doc) at the Faculty of Mathematics (40 hours/week; duration
of employment 4 years; starting September 1, 2014) is open.

The application deadline is June 25, 2014.

Information for application: http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at/
Identification number: 4919 (Finite Element approximation of PDE's)
E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at

Areas of work:
The advertised post doc positions are associated with the chair for
Numerics of PDE's of Prof. Ilaria Perugia
(ilaria.perugia@univie.ac.at).

Topics of current interest to the group include non standard finite
element methods, such as Discontinuous Galerkin methods, finite
elements with operator-based (Trefftz) approximating spaces, and
mimetic/virtual element methods, for problems arising in acoustics,
electromagnetics, elasticity, and reaction- diffusion. The job
holder's responsibilities include independent research and holding
classes due to extent regulations of wage agreement and the usual
administrative duties.

The University of Vienna intends to increase the number of women on
its faculty, particularly in high level positions, and therefore
specifically invites applications by women.

Postdoc Position, San Diego State Univ

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Turbine Blade Vibration and Stress
Analysis, Department of Aerospace Engineering, San Diego State
University, San Diego, California, USA.

A post-doctoral research fellow position is available for a research
project related to the prediction and uncertainty quantification of
peak vibration stresses in turbine blades of integrally bladed rotors
under multi-frequency forced excitations. The position is for a period
of one year, with possibility for renewal for a second year.  The
position is available for an immediate start.

Applicants should have earned a doctoral degree in aerospace or
mechanical engineering or related area and possess expertise in
structural dynamics of rotating structures.  The candidate will need
experience and knowledge of the finite element analyses in structural
dynamics.  Expertise and/ or prior research in turbomachinery
vibration analysis or working experience with gas turbines and fans
will be an advantage.  Experience in parametric modeling for finite
element analyses and/or uncertainty quantification will help this
project.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae,
list of three referees, and copies of their recent publications
(conference papers, journal papers, and thesis/dissertation),
Professor Satchi Venkataraman (satchi@mail.sdsu.edu ), Department of
Aerospace Engineering, San Diego State Univeristy, San Diego, CA
92812, USA.

Computational Methods for Seismic Imaging

Postdoctoral Research Position in Computational Methods for Seismic Imaging

Department of Computational & Applied Mathematics (CAAM) Rice University

We anticipate multiple post-doctoral positions applying numerical methods and high- performance computing techniques to seismic imaging. Ideal candidates will have extensive applied experience in many-core programming for instance GPU programming with OpenCL. Key aspects of the research include developing, analyzing, implementing and testing high- order local radiation boundary conditions suitable for vertical transverse isotropy and tilted transverse isotropy elastic models used in industrial seismic inversion. Successful candidates will almost certainly have a comprehensive understanding of high-order discontinuous Galerkin methods, and related schemes for time-dependent wave modeling. The project will involve collaboration on an industrial project.

Each position will be for one year initially, with possibility of one additional year as funding permits. Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Computational Science and Engineering or similar.

Rice University is a private research university with a long tradition of excellence in undergraduate and graduate science and engineering education. The Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics hosts research programs in optimization, numerical linear algebra, control and inverse problems, mathematical biology, and partial differential equations. Interdisciplinary work is a fundamental aspect of the Department's program.

The applicant should email a CV, research statement, and at least two recommendation letters to Professor Timothy Warburton (tim.warburton@rice.edu).

Rice University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. 

MOX, Math, Politecnico di Milano

Title of the position: Numerical modeling of the electro-mechanic
coupling in heart driven by clinical measures

Profile: Possible candidates should have a consolidated knowledge in
the field of numerical analysis of PDEs, finite elements and C++
programming.

Where: MOX, Dipartimento di Matematica, Politecnico di Milano

Brief description: The importance of including the Purkinje network in
the electrical numerical simulations of the heart has been recently
proved, since it allows to provide accurate sources for the muscular
activation.  In order to generate a patient-specific network, clinical
data provided by clinicians about the activation time on the
endocardium could be considered.  Starting from these clinical
measures, the aim is to study and analyse numerical models that enable
to account for the effect of the inclusion of a patient-specific
Purkinje network on the mechanics of the heart, through the solution
of an electro-mechanical coupled problem in presence of this
network. A particular attention will be paid to cases where electrical
anomalies cause an incomplete contraction, as happens for example for
the ventricular dyssynchrony

When: From October 1st 2014 to September 30th 2015 (1 year)

Contact: For more details please contact luca.formaggia@polimi.it

UQ, Univ of Liege, Belgium


A postdoc position in Uncertainty Quantification is available at the
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering of the University
of Liege, Belgium.

This postdoc position involves carrying out methodological,
theoretical, and/or computational research in uncertainty
quantification, as well as contributing to the application of
uncertainty quantification in aerospace and mechanical engineering.

This postdoc position offers significant freedom in the choice of the
research focus, which will be ideally defined at the interface of the
expertise of the postdoc and expertise available at the Department of
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.  The postdoc will also have the
opportunity to join ongoing projects, including projects on multiscale
modeling of adhesion of microelectromechanical systems (in
collaboration with the computational and multiscale mechanics of
materials group), hybrid discrete- continuum modeling of bone fracture
healing (in collaboration with the biomechanics group), and benchmark
problems for UQ for coupled multiphysics problems (being defined under
the auspices of SIAM and USNCCM).

This postdoc position is a one-year appointment.

Candidates are welcome to contact Maarten Arnst
(maarten.arnst@ulg.ac.be), with whom the postdoc will collaborate
primarily, to obtain more information, as well as to apply for this
postdoc position.

UQ, Univ of Liege, Belgium

A postdoc position in Uncertainty Quantification is available at the
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering of the University
of Liege, Belgium.

This postdoc position involves carrying out methodological,
theoretical, and/or computational research in uncertainty
quantification, as well as contributing to the application of
uncertainty quantification in aerospace and mechanical engineering.

This postdoc position offers significant freedom in the choice of the
research focus, which will be ideally defined at the interface of the
expertise of the postdoc and expertise available at the Department of
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.  The postdoc will also have the
opportunity to join ongoing projects, including projects on multiscale
modeling of adhesion of microelectromechanical systems (in
collaboration with the computational and multiscale mechanics of
materials group), hybrid discrete- continuum modeling of bone fracture
healing (in collaboration with the biomechanics group), and benchmark
problems for UQ for coupled multiphysics problems (being defined under
the auspices of SIAM and USNCCM).

This postdoc position is a one-year appointment.

Candidates are welcome to contact Maarten Arnst
(maarten.arnst@ulg.ac.be), with whom the postdoc will collaborate
primarily, to obtain more information, as well as to apply for this
postdoc position.

Data modeling and analysis of brain/body imaging

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to be part of an interdisciplinary research alliance (Cognition and Neuroergonomics Collaborative Research Alliances (CNACTA)) working to develop data analysis and management methods and tools for mobile brain/body imaging data in support of a research program in neuroergonomics (the study of the brain and body at work). The research alliance seeks to discover relationships between brain dynamics (recorded by non-invasive EEG) and motivated behavior (recorded by body motion capture, eye tracking and other sensors) in interactive, information-rich human-system operating environments with an overall goal of developing performance enhancement and monitoring technology.

 

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in computation, machine learning, and/or visualization and have an interest in applying computational tools to large-scale problems in neuroscience.

 

The fellow will be based at the University of Texas at San Antonio but will collaborate with a group of Army-funded government and industry researchers in gathering and analyzing data from successively more complex and realistic experiments. The successful applicant will be hired by and will work closely with the CANCTA research group at the University of Texas at San Antonio led by Dr. Kay Robbins of Computer Science and Dr. Yufei Huang of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The fellow will also interact with partner groups at UC San Diego, University of Michigan, Columbia University, University of Osnabrück, and National Chiao Tung University. In addition to participating in this unique large-scale analysis project, the fellow will present the research at conferences and in the open research literature.

 

Salaries will be competitive. Transitions to permanent government or industry research positions may be available for successful candidates.

 

Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. with research experience in machine learning and computational approaches to data analysis. It is preferred that the candidate is an American citizen or Permanent resident.

 

Preferred Qualifications: Strong skills in statistical learning with experience applied to data from complex experimental designs especially in neuroscience such as EEG data.

 

UTSA is an equal opportunity employer.

 

For additional information please contact:

Professor Yufei Huang

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Texas at San Antonio

One UTSA Circle

San Antonio, TX 78249

210-458-6270

Yufei.huang@utsa.edu

 

Postdoc Position, Texas A&M

The Computer Science and Engineering Department at Texas A&M offers a
postdoctoral position for research in high-performance GPU computing,
under the direction of Tim Davis (formerly at the University of
Florida).  As a newly NVIDIA designated CUDA Research Center, we are
developing new algorithms for sparse direct methods that exploit one
or more GPUs.  Priority will be given to candidates who have a record
of developing robust and reliable high-performance mathematical
software.  A PhD is required.  The salary is competitive.  The
position is for one year with possible extensions to one or two more
years.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, should be sent to
DrTimothyAldenDavis@gmail.com

Applications should also arrange for at least three letters of
reference to be sent to the same address.  The evaluation of
candidates begins immediately and will continue until the position is
filled.

Postdoctoral position at Sandia Livermore

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher at Sandia Livermore to work on stochastic optimization problems in power systems. We are looking for candidates with background in stochastic optimization, uncertainty quantification, and electric power systems. 
 
You can apply for this position at
 

Multicore HPC, LBNL

The Scientific Computing Group at Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory (LBNL) has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral
researcher to conduct applied research and development in the area of
next-generation multicore high-performance scientific computing. The
position is part of a larger effort involving the Computational
Research Division at LBNL and the National Energy Research Scientific
Computing Center (NERSC).

The Scientific Computing Group is focused on enabling scientific
discovery through the development of advanced software applications,
tools, and libraries in key research areas, as well as the development
of scientific computing applications and capabilities for the
integration and analysis of complex data from simulation and
experiment.

The candidate will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
composed of computer, computational, and applied math scientists
conducting research and development for next-generation
high-performance computing. The focus of the candidate will be on
research and development in the computational chemistry domain area
with the goal to greatly improve the performance of current algorithms
on multicore architectures.

Specific responsibilities:
- Design and implementation of computational chemistry and applied
 math algorithms on multicore architectures
- Analysis and optimization of computational chemistry algorithms
- Publish and present research results in journals and conferences.

UCL, London in inverse problems/control theory

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work
on the project 'The inverse source problem arising in Photoacoustic
Tomography'. The project lies in the intersection of inverse problems
and control theory for hyperbolic partial differential equations.
 
The post is available from 1 September 2014 (or according to
agreement), and is funded by the EPSRC and UCL for 2 years.
 
Application deadline 1 June 2014
 
Further information

High Performance Computing Center

The High Performance Computing Center from the The Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute for Graduate Studies and Research in Engineering, The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (NACAD-COPPE/UFRJ) is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to develop massively parallel uncertainty quantification algorithms for seismic imaging. The Center, recognized as a leading institution in HPC in Brazil, being part of the worldwide Intel IPCC's centers (http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-parallel-computing-centers), conducts interdisciplinary research in computational science and engineering with applications mainly in Energy, Life and Computer Science (http://www.nacad.ufrj.br/en/informacoes/projects).
 
The appointment is for a fixed term of 24 months. The offer is competitive and in accordance with Brazilian standards and the cost of living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio de Janeiro will host in 2014 FIFA's World Cup and in 2016 The Summer Olympics. Rio de Janeiro is today's one of the hottest places to be on the Oil and Gas industry. The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro hosts the Latin America's largest technological hub, with Research Centers of major Oil and Gas companies and service providers (http://www.parque.ufrj.br/?page_id=4628).
 
The successful candidate must hold a PhD and have experience in the following areas; parallel computing (OpenMP, MPI), algorithms and software for parallel seismic imaging (e.g., RTM, FWI, etc). A strong background in developing and or working with high level software is essential. Experience in developing software for coprocessors or on Uncertainty Quantification is highly desirable, but not essential.
 
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, publication list, two letters of reference and a copy of their doctoral certificate to Alvaro Coutinho (alvaro@nacad.ufrj.br) before the end of May 2014. The expected starting date is mid July 2014.
 
Funding for this project is provided by Intel's IPCC program with NACAD-COPPE/UFRJ.

Scientific Computing and Inverse Problems.

As part of an on-going EPSRC funded collaboration between the College of Engineering, Swansea University, UK, the School of Mathematics and School of Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff University, UK, a 2-year post-doctoral (PDRA) position in scientific computing is available.
 
The position will be focused on the application of parallel computing and the use GPUs to accelerate the solution of Maxwell inverse problems for a medical imaging application. The position will be based at the School of Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff University under the supervision of Professor David Walker. The PDRA will also work together with the other grant holders Professors Marco Marletta and Malcolm Brown (Cardiff University), Dr Paul Ledger (Swansea University) and the other PDRAs on the project. For further details and how to apply please see
 
 
The closing date for the position is Thursday 29 May 2014.

Scientific Computing and Inverse Problems - Swansea

As part of an on-going EPSRC funded collaboration between the College of Engineering, Swansea University, UK, the School of Mathematics and School of Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff University, UK, a 2-year post-doctoral (PDRA) position in scientific computing is available.
 
The position will be focused on the application of parallel computing and the use GPUs to accelerate the solution of Maxwell inverse problems for a medical imaging application. The position will be based at the School of Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff University under the supervision of Professor David Walker. The PDRA will also work together with the other grant holders Professors Marco Marletta and Malcolm Brown (Cardiff University), Dr Paul Ledger (Swansea University) and the other PDRAs on the project. For further details and how to apply please see
 
 
The closing date for the position is Thursday 29 May 2014.

Postdoc position at Penn State University

The Scalable Computing Laboratory (http://www.cse.psu.edu/research/scl) in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Penn State invites outstanding candidates to apply for a postdoctoral position in high performance computing. The successful candidate will conduct research on topics related to: (i) the design of scalable sparse matrix and graph algorithms and their applications to scientific data mining, and (ii) performance modeling and optimization including resilience, and performance and power scalability of supercomputing  systems.

 

This position is aimed at candidates looking to be a part of a vibrant and growing community of graduate students and faculty with interests in computation and data enabled interdisciplinary research through the Institute for CyberScience at Penn State (http://www.ics.psu.edu/ ).

Candidates must hold a PhD in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or a related
discipline with a background in computational modeling and simulation. Necessary qualifications and skills include an in-depth knowledge of parallel computing and experience with programming in parallel using libraries such as MPI, OpenMP and CUDA. Successful candidates should demonstrate a strong research record, outstanding research potential and the ability to work interactively with graduate students and interdisciplinary groups of researchers.


Interested candidates should contact Professor Padma Raghavan  at
raghavan@cse.psu.edu  (see web page at www.cse.psu.edu/~raghavan). Please
submit a curriculum vitae, research statement (including previous research
experience and career goals) and the names and contact information of three
references. The position is for three years, subject to suitable performance with a start date of July 1, 2014. The salary range for this position will be commensurate with qualifications.

 

Postdoc Position, Computational Math, Univ of Coimbra

The CMUC|Department of Mathematics of the Faculty of Sciences and
Technology of the University of Coimbra (under the project below)
invite applications for an one-year Postdoctoral Position in
Computational Mathematics, beginning July 01, 2014.

The focus of the research is on imaging sciences and scientific
computing. It involves variational image processing, image analysis,
partial differential equations, numerical analysis, optimization,
visualization, and inverse problems in imaging, with applications in
medicine and earth observation imagery.

Applicants should have a PhD in Mathematics or Computational Sciences
and Engineering (preferably obtained after December 31, 2011). The
position obeys to the Portuguese scholarship system and the
corresponding salary is €1495 per month (tax free). No teaching duties
are associated with the position.

Applicants should send by email to isabelf@mat.uc.pt the following:
- Curriculum vitae (publication list included).
- Statement of research interests (one page maximum, describing
 concisely scientific interests and the relation with the proposed
 postdoctoral position).
- Names and email-addresses of at least two scientists willing to
 provide references.

Period for applications : from 07th to 20th May, 2014.

This position is funded by the research project “Advances in Image
Processing and Inverse Problems: Applications in Medical and Earth
Observation Imagery, and Biomathematics, PTDC/MAT-NAN/0593/2012“ -
Research project of FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia,
Portugal).  Contact for further information: Isabel M. Narra
Figueiredo ( http://www.mat.uc.pt/~isabelf ).

Postdoc Position, Scalable Algorithms, Sandia National Labs

Sandia National Laboratories' Scalable Algorithms department is
seeking postdoctoral researchers to develop algorithms for high
performance computing on next generation HPC platforms.  Candidates
should have a background in parallel algorithms for large scale
scientific applications, particularly the solution of systems of
PDEs. Experience in one or more of the following areas is desired:
combinatorial scientific computing methods, resilient algorithms,
linear solvers and multilevel methods, hybrid parallel programming 
(MPI, CUDA , threads), advanced HPC architectures, and modern
softwareengineering practices.

For more information and to apply, please see the job posting at
http://tinyurl.com/SNL-1426-postdoc, or search for posting 645980 at
http://www.sandia.gov/careers/index.html.

Postdoc Position, High-performance Computing, Georgia Tech

A 2-year postdoctoral position is available in the School of
Computational Science and Engineering at Georgia Institute of
Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. You will conduct research in
high-performance computing and numerical linear algebra for chemistry
and biology applications. Specific research will depend on your
interests and skills but may include a combination of:

- High-performance computing on accelerators, particularly Intel Xeon Phi
- Asynchronous and randomized algorithms in numerical linear algebra
- Parallel algorithms for quantum chemistry and/or biomolecular simulation

For more information and how to apply, visit
http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~echow/postdoc
 

Postdoctoral Researchers at Disney Research

Job Opportunities for Postdoctoral Researchers and Lab Associates (Interns)

 

 

 

Disney Research is continuing to invest and expand its research work in computer graphics in Zurich, Switzerland and Edinburgh, Scotland.

 

 

 

Job Description

 

A Postdoctoral Researcher position has an initial term of one to two years with possible extension.  The researcher will build a research portfolio that includes projects led by a Senior Researcher, as well as smaller self-initiated projects.  A Lab Associate position varies from 3 to 6 months with similar, but lighter, responsibilities. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

 

• Conduct research directed by and in collaboration with an assigned Senior Researcher.

• Present research problems, plans, and results.

• Document research in internal reports, peer-reviewed publications, and patent applications.

 

• Work with Disney's businesses to transfer research results.

 

• Provide expert consulting to various business units of The Walt Disney Company.

 

 

 

About Disney Research

 

Disney Research is a network of research laboratories combining the best of academia and industry.  The family of labs consists of Disney Research, Pittsburgh (co-located with Carnegie Mellon University); Disney Research, Zurich (co-located with The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology/ETH); Disney Research, Boston; Disney Research, Los Angeles (co-located with Walt Disney Imagineering); Walt Disney Animation Studios Research; and the Pixar Research Group.  These research labs partner with each of the business units of The Walt Disney Company to work on a broad range of commercially important challenges.  Such partnerships include Lucasfilm/ ILM (UK).  Engagement with the global research community is encouraged, and publication is viewed as a principal mechanism for quality control.  Disney Research honors Walt Disney's legacy of innovation by exploring novel technologies, and our research has applications that are experienced by millions of people around the globe. 

 

 

 

Application Process

 

To apply, please submit a current CV along with a cover letter to careers@disneyresearch.com.  Please identify DRZ EG 2014 in the subject field.  We also request a link to representative papers or other body of work in your candidate profile.