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Postdoc Position, Scientific Computing, Memorial Univ

Postdoctoral position at Memorial University of Newfoundland

The project ``High Performance Computing for Geophysical
Applications'', an interdisciplinary project between the Departments
of Earth Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics and
Physical Oceanography at Memorial University of Newfoundland, is
seeking candidates for a Post-DoctoralFellowship position.

This project is developing computational mathematical methods and
software for the numerical modelling and inversion of geophysical data
using high-performance, multi-core, shared-memory computer
architectures that include GPUs and CPUs.Development is taking place
on a dedicated large-scale hybrid CPU-GPU cluster recently purchased
by the project.

Topics currently being pursued include: full waveform sharp boundary
inversion using global optimization approaches; level-set methods for
sharp boundary inversion; global optimization methods for well
placement in reservoir modelling; joint inversion; numerical modelling
of geophysical electromagnetic methods; adaptive mesh techniques and
domain decomposition.The Post-Doctoral Fellow would be expected to
contribute to one or more of these topics, or to develop a
complementary research area.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D.  in Geophysics, Physics,
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics,Computational Science, or similar
discipline with a background in scientific computation and substantial
experience programming in Fortran or C/C.

Candidates who are in the final year of a Ph.D. programme and who will
have completed all the requirements for their programme by the start
date of the position will also be considered.

The position is initially for one year, with the expectation of
extension to a second year subject to budgetary constraints and

The start date is negotiable, but 1st January 2014 is preferred.Salary
will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information, or to apply for the position, please
contact:Dr. Ronald Haynes, Associate Professor, Department of
Mathematics and Statistics, Memorial University ofNewfoundland,
St. John's, NL, Canada.  Email:

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae,
statement of research interests, and the names of three referees and
their contact information.

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