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Postdoc Position, Scientific Computing, Univ of Alabama

The University of Alabama Department of Mathematics invites
applications for a non-tenure-track, Postdoctoral Research Associate
position in Scientific Computing, beginning the fall term of 2014. The
initial appointment will be for one year and is renewable for up to
two years, depending on performance. The Postdoctoral Fellow will work
with Dr. Shan Zhao on Computational Molecular Biology. A Ph.D. in
Computational Mathematics, Mathematical Biology or a related field is
required. Strong programming skills are also required. Candidates with
expertise in immersed interface/boundary methods, high order methods
for PDEs, PDE models for molecular biology, mathematical biophysics,
or parallel/GPU computing are encouraged to apply. Applications should
include the following: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) cover letter, 3)
one-page research statement, and 4) copies of up to 3 selected
publications. All application materials must be submitted online at
https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/35006. Applicants must also
arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to
szhao@ua.edu. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity
Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to
apply.
 

Postdoc Position, Math/Comput Bio, Univ of Notre Dame

We invite applications for an NIH funded postdoctoral research
position in the mathematical and computational biology group in the
Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics
(ACMS), University of Notre Dame.  We are aiming to develop novel,
multi-scale computational models to study bacterial swarming, biofilms
and blood clot formation. Models will be calibrated using experimental
data. Priority will be given to candidates with research interests and
experience in biological modeling and parallel implementation of
computational models. The salary is competitive.  This position is for
1 year with possible extension to a second year.

Applications, including curriculum vitae, should be sent
electronically to Mark Alber at: Albemark@gmail.com Applicants should
also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent
to the same email address. The evaluation of candidates will begin
immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Post Doctoral Research Associate at SCOREC/RPI

 
Organization and Location:
Scientific Computation Research Center and Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering,
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
 
Job Title:
Post Doctoral Research Associate
 
Position Responsibilities:
The Scientific Computation Research Center (www.scorec.rpi.edu) at Rensselaer is seeking highly qualified post-doctoral research associates to develop and apply automated and adaptive computational fluid dynamics (CFD) methods for multiple application areas, specifically in the areas of fluid-structure interaction, multiphase flow, and complex non-Newtonian flow.
 
The successful candidates will develop and implement automated computational methods, including stabilized finite element methods for fluids, complex nonlinear slip laws, non-linear structural models, and complex multiphase flow models for analysis on massively parallel computers. The successful candidates must be able to interact with faculty and students at Rensselaer in order to develop tools for attacking complex applications of interest. The successful candidates will also be required to interact with sponsors (including industry).
 
Qualifications:
* PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Computer/Computational Science, or related engineering or science discipline
* Expertise in computational fluid dynamics/ fluid-structure interaction/ multiphase flow
* Experience in parallel programming and high performance computing
* Good knowledge of FORTRAN, C and/or C++ programming languages and UNIX operating system is required
* Knowledge of modern software engineering tools (such as subversion, redmine, etc.) will be considered favorably
 
Close Date:
Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
 
Contact:
Interested applicants should send a copy of their latest CV with a cover letter or email, names of at least three references, and a summary of recent work.  All applications should be submitted electronically (paperless process) via one (all combined) PDF document to: Prof. Mark Shephard, Scientific Computation Research Center and Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, Email: shephard@scorec.rpi.edu. For additional information on the position you can contact Professor Onkar Sahni,sahni@rpi.edu, Professor Assad Oberai, oberaa@rpi.edu, or Professor Shephard.

Postdoc Positions, Lab for Information & Inference Systems, EPFL

The Laboratory for Information and Inference Systems
(http://lions.epfl.ch/) at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
(EPFL) has multiple openings for energetic postdoctoral fellows in the
broad fields of Applied Mathematics, Theoretical Computer Science, and
Statistics as part of Prof. Volkan Cevher's 5-year European Research
Council project.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to Analysis and design
of advanced convex and non-convex optimization methods with
applications to inverse problems; Analysis and design of advanced
discrete optimization methods with particular emphasis on sublinear,
submodular, and approximation algorithms; Learning theory and methods
for non-parametric, sparse additive models; Encoder design for
compressive and adaptive measurement schemes, including information
extractors (e.g., polar codes) and expanders; Advanced linear algebra
methods for optimized information extraction from very large
dimensional datasets; Analysis and applications of non-iid
probabilistic models.

Applicants are expected to have finished, or are about to finish their
Ph.D. degrees. They must have an exceptional background at least in
one of the following topics: numerical convex optimization,
combinatorial optimization, statistics, coding theory, and
algorithms. A track record of relevant publications at top applied
mathematics, theoretical computer science, statistics, or engineering
journals or conferences is essential.  The working language at EPFL is
English.

Starting date: available immediately

For informal enquiries, please contact Gosia Baltaian
gosia.baltaian@epfl.ch

The application letter including a curriculum vitae with a list of
publications, statement of research, contact details for 3 references
should be sent via email to Gosia Baltaian gosia.baltaian@epfl.ch

Post-doctoral Researcher Position: Big Data Science Fellow Mayo Clinic

Who we are?

The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Healthcare Delivery (http://mayoresearch.mayo.edu/mayo/research/science-of-health-care-delivery) is a newly created center of excellence focused on combining health services research with healthcare engineering and large-scale data analysis principles to improve patient care, outcomes and cost. In 2013, Mayo Clinic formed a research alliance with Optum, a technology and healthcare services business to establish “Optum Labs”. The core mission for Optum Labs is to improve the value of healthcare for the patients. Optum Labs is a center for collaborative research and innovation, providing unique data and analytic resources that enable stakeholders from across the health care ecosystem to drive advances that lead to improved patient care.

 

Whom are we recruiting?

We are interested in recruiting you, if you possess the following:

Passion and interests

  • Understand the true value of Big Data analytics for improving healthcare
  • Strong research interest in mining millions of patient claims and electronic health records
  • Dimensionality reduction, process mining, feature calibration and ROC analysis are “common words” in your vocabulary
  • Can independently lead projects, work in teams and contribute to shaping scientific objectives
  • Can develop a vibrant, impactful and translational Big Data Science program, and engage in professional and institutional service and leadership

Qualifications and experience

  • PhD or MD/PhD in computer science, biomedical informatics, mathematics, biostatistics, health services research, operations research, decision sciences or a related field
  • Strong publications and track-record of success in data mining, machine learning, or predictive modeling (e.g., ACM KDD, SIGMOD, ICML)
  • Strong curriculum and experience with electronic health records, terminologies/ontologies, healthcare data standards, information visualization
  • Working knowledge about Big Data technologies (e.g., Hadoop, NoSQL, Pregel ,Hive)
  • Highly proficient in programming with Java, Python, R and/or SAS
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

 

What are the terms?

The position is available immediately and can be renewed annually. Mayo Clinic offers an attractive salary (commensurate with qualifications) and benefits package. Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities.

Whom to contact?

For additional information, contact Jyotishman Pathak and Nilay Shah with your (1) resume/CV, (2) letter of application/cover letter, and (3) contact information for three references including mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number. In the cover letter, specify that this is a “Big Data Science Fellow” position.

Jyotishman Pathak, PhD, Associate Professor of Medical Informatics (Pathak.Jyotishman@mayo.edu)
Nilay D. Shah, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Services Research (Shah.Nilay@mayo.edu)
 

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

Professorship Position in Visual Analytics

Professor Position in Visual Analytics

Leibniz Universität Hannover , Germany

Application Deadline: May 30, 2014 

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The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites
applications for a 

  University Professorship (Salary Scale W2 BBesO)
 in Visual Analytics

starting on January 15st, 2015. The position is initially limited to
five years.

The professorship is connected with the leadership of the research
department of the German National Library of Science and Technology
(TIB).

The applicant should have a strong research and publication record in
Visual Analytics, for example in  
- (Interactive) information visualization in digital libraries and 
 the Web 
- Visual search and analysis of big complex data sets, nontextual
 materials, research data and social media
- Interaction with and exploration of big and complex data sets
- (Interactive) data analysis and knowledge discovery
- Data management and knowledge representation for digital libraries
- Affinity to usability, human computer interaction and/or semantic
 visualization 

Visual analytics plays an important role in the research program of
TIB, a member institute of the German Leibniz Association. A strong
cooperation with TIB research and its competence center for nontextual
materials is expected, as well as interdisciplinary research and
acquisition of third party funding. Within the faculty the
professorship should contribute to the M.Sc. study programs of
computer science as well as internet technologies and information
systems.

Conditions of appointment are in accordance with § 25, Niedersachsen
Higher Education Act (NHG).

Leibniz Universität Hannover is a member of Niedersachsen Institutes
of Technology (NTH), to which the vacant professorship is also
attached. Candidates are therefore expected to participate in
coordinated interdisciplinary programmes and to collaborate in
research and teaching with the technical universities in Lower Saxony,
and especially within the NTH. For more information on NTH please
visit http://en.nth-online.org

Part time employment can be arranged on request.  As an equal
opportunities employer, Leibniz Universität Hannover has set itself
the strategic aim of significantly increasing the proportion of
women. Female scientists are therefore particularly encouraged to
apply. Applications from abroad are especially welcome. Equally
qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference.

In its mission statement, Leibniz Universität Hannover attaches great
importance to the international orientation of teaching and
research. At the same time, it places major value on the intensive
guidance and support of its students and on the university's close
ties to the region and to Lower Saxony. Its professors are thus
expected to take up residence in the Region of Hannover. Successful
candidates who have reached the age of fifty by the time of
appointment and who do not already have civil servant status will be
given an employment contract.

Further information is available from the Head of the Appointment
Committee, Prof. Wolfgang Nejdl, (Tel. 0511 762-19710,
nejdl@kbs.uni-hannover.de).

Please submit your full application by May 30, 2014 to 
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
Dean of the Faculty for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Appelstr. 11, 30167 Hannover

http://www.uni-hannover.de/jobs
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Postdoc and PhD Positions, High perf computing, Inria

C2S@Exa is a multi-disciplinary, multi-team, Inria initiative
gathering numerical mathematicians and computer scientists sharing
their expertise in view of the the development of numerical modeling
methodologies that fully exploit the processing capabilities of modern
massively parallel architectures.

Several postdoctoral and PhD positions are opened in the context of
this initiative. Subjects and application details are available at the
URL of the C2S@exa IPL, http://www-sop.inria.fr/c2s_at_exa

3 positions KTH, Stockholm in mathematics of medical imaging

 
The Department of Mathematics at KTH -- Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm, Sweden would like to invite applications for three Postdoctoral Scholarships starting either in September 1, 2014 or January 1, 2015.  
 
The positions are part of the five year program that centers around penalizing image complexity in tomographic reconstruction by sparsity and/or entropy. Research will be part of three collaborative projects: 
(1) 3D reconstruction for CT for diagnosis & monitoring of Alzheimer's Disease with Karolinska University Hospital
(2) 4D reconstruction for cardiac SPECT-CT and pulmonary  PET-CT imaging with Karolinska Institutet
(3) 3D reconstruction for imaging soft tissue tumors by C-arm 3D-CT for on-line treatment planning with Elekta
 
Description of postdoctoral fellowships
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Postdoctoral fellow 1 will work with development of analytic and trained dictionaries for compression of 3D neuroanatomical and dynamic 3D cardiac and pulmonary structures. Postdoctoral fellow 2 will work with project 2, employing variational regularization of Total Variation type in collaboration with postdoctoral fellow 1. Postdoctoral fellow 3 will work with projects 1 and 3 using sparsity promoting L1 or entropy type of variational regularization in collaboration with postdoctoral fellow 1.
 
Qualifications & eligibility
For all three fellowships, candidates should posses strong expertise in a sub-field of computational sciences (numerical mathematics, signal processing, and/or computational physics). Furthermore, candidates should have good expertise & experience from software development and some experience from cross-disciplinary research. Familiarity with the physics of radiative transport is also appreciated. The following lists specific requirements for each of the above fellowships:
 
Fellowship 1: Strong expertise from computational harmonic analysis, like 3D wavelet & shearlet compression and/or dictionary learning, applied to imaging problems is highly appreciated. 
 
Fellowships 2 & 3: At least one candidate should have strong expertise from large scale non-linear optimization, preferably in the context of variational regularization. For fellowship 2, experience from TV, non-local-TV, Bregman-TV or higher order TV methods in imaging is highly appreciated. Likewise, for fellowship 3 we seek candidates with experience from L1 or entropy type of regularization in imaging.
 
Further information about the program and the fellowships can be obtained fromhttp://www.kth.se/polopoly_fs/1.465770!/Post-doc.pdf 
 
Information about the scholarship
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Form of scholarship: Time limited, up to 2 years.
Start date: According to agreement, at the latest February 1st, 2015.
Salary & benefits: Remuneration according to KTH policy for postdoctoral scholarships.
 
Application
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Application deadline: August 1, 2014
KTH reference number: S-2014-0390
 
Application must be submitted via e-mail tojobs@math.kth.se as a single pdf-file. Write the KTH reference number in the e-mail subject field, indicate the fellowship you apply for (if multiple, list them in priority order). A complete application should consist of CV, list of publications, a brief research plan, copies of PhD diploma and PhD thesis, contact information for three references, and any other relevant material that the applicant would like to be taken into account.
 
Contact person: Ozan Öktem (e-mail: ozan@kth.se), program PI

Politecnico di Milano

Subject: Mathematical modeling in mechanobiology

Duration: 14 months, starting on June 2014
Place: MOX Laboratory, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Description:
The post-doctoral position concerns the mathematical modeling of mechanical control in the developing biological systems. Specific possible applications  are - the emergence of a macroscopic shape as regulated by mechanical and  biochemical processes and/or out-of-equilibrium transport mechanisms at the  micro-scale - active forces in cell migration   
The ideal candidate has a PhD in applied mathematics, physics, mechanics or  engineering, with a solid background in biomechanical theories for biological  systems (nonlinear elasticity, instability, transport theories) and documented  skills in using numerical tools (finite elements, level-set and/or immersed  boundary methods). 
An interdisciplinary approach is requested for establishing fruitfu collaborations with experimental research groups.

Applications should be submitted to
                   davide.ambrosi@polimi.it

Please include a CV and the names of two possible referees

http://mox.polimi.it/~ambrosi

 

Inverse Problems Group, RICAM, Austria

At the Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied
Mathematics (RICAM) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Linz,
Austria, the “Inverse Problems Group” is searching two PostDocs with a
strong background in inverse problems and regularization. The research
focus will be adjusted according to the interests of the successful
candidate, but knowledge in regularization theory, scattering and
stochastic differential equations is especially welcome.

A doctorate in mathematics or a closely related field is required.
The working language is English. For more information contact Prof.
O. Scherzer at: otmar.scherzer@univie.ac.at

RICAM went into operation on January 1, 2003 and has built research
groups in eight areas: Analysis in Partial Differential Equations;
Computational Methods for Direct Field Problems; Inverse Problems;
Mathematical Imaging; Mathematical Methods in Molecular and Systems
Biology; Optimization and Optimal Control; Symbolic Computation;
Transfer Group

Further information is available under: http://www.ricam.oeaw.ac.at

Applications with personal and scientific data and a compact statement
about scientific interests and achievements should be sent by April
25, 2014, by email, to: otmar.scherzer@univie.ac.at.

 

Post-doctoral or research scientist position at the University of Delaware

There is an immediate opening for a post-doctoral or research scientist position in data analytics and high performance computing in the Global Computing Lab (http://gcl.cis.udel.edu) at the University of Delaware.  The ideal candidate has a degree in applied mathematics; his/her research should focus on high- performance computing, linear algebra, and big data.

For more information, please contact Michela Taufer, taufer@udel.edu

 

 

University of Innsbruck

Post-Doctoral Position Opening in Computer Graphics
 
The newly founded Interactive Graphics and Simulation Lab at the
University of Innsbruck invites applications for the position of
a full-time post-doctoral researcher in computer graphics, with
a focus on physically-based simulation.
 
A motivated candidate with a PhD degree in Computer Science or
related fields is sought, showing enthusiasm for leading-edge
research, team spirit, and capability for independent problem-
solving. The intended starting date is on or after March 1st, 2014.
The position is offered on the level of non-permanent university
research staff, for up to four years.
 
Candidates should send their application electronically as PDF to:
<matthias.harders@uibk.ac.at>.
 
Detailed information is available in the attached PDF or on the
group webpage: http://informatik.uibk.ac.at/igs -> Open Positions.

Inverse Problems, Univ of Münster

The  Institute of Computational and Applied Mathematics at the
University of Münster is seeking to fill the position of a
         Research Associate
    (full-time, Salary Level E 13 TV-L)
as soon as possible. This fixed-term position is available for one
year (with possible extension up to four years). Currently, the
regular full employment time is 39 hours and 50 minutes per week.
All posts can, as a rule, also be filled as part-time positions if
there are no compelling work-related reasons against doing so.

The scope of duties includes analytical and numerical investigations
of inverse problems in biomedical imaging and regularization methods
for dynamic inverse problems.  The following requirements must be met:
PhD in Mathematics, good knowledge of inverse problems, mathematical
imaging and partial differential equations.

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is
committed to increasing the proportion of women academics.
Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female
candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements
will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal
possibilities.We also welcome applications from candidates with severe
disabilities. Disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will
be preferentially considered.

Please submit your application by e-mail together with the usual
documents by February 26, 2014 (later applications may considered) to
the following address:

Prof. Dr. Martin Burger
Institut für Numerische und Angewandte Mathematik
WWU Münster
Einsteinstr. 62, 48149 Münster
martin.burger@wwu.de
http://imaging.uni-muenster.de

Cardiovascular Fluid Mech Lab, Georgia Tech

The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia
Tech and Emory University (Georgia Tech, Atlanta Campus) is seeking an
outstanding candidate to fill the position of Postdoctoral Fellow in
the Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (CFM Lab).  This
position is available immediately.

The required qualifications are: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or a
related discipline (including Applied Mathematics, Mechanical
Engineering, Aerospace Engineering), demonstrated experience in
modeling and numerical simulation of fluid flow (applications to the
heart and cardiovascular system are a plus but not required),
programming expertise, excellent collaborative and communication
skills, strong proficiency in English.

Georgia Tech offers a competitive total compensation package.

Further information on the CFM Lab can be found at
http://groups.bme.gatech.edu/groups/cfmg/group/home.htm

Interested applicants should forward by e-mail a cover letter,
curriculum vitae (please attach up to three recent publications), a
short description of career goals and the names, telephone numbers and
e-mail addresses of three professional references to Dr. Ajit
Yoganathan: ajit.yoganathan@bme.gatech.edu and Ms. Sandra Maffey:
sandra.maffey@bme.gatech.edu

Disney Research Zurich for Imaging and Video

The Imaging and Video group of Disney Research in Zurich has an open postdoctoral researcher position. 

We conduct research in all areas related to digital image and video processing. Our research ranges from basic image analysis to image-based modeling, editing, and rendering. A representative list of topics includes light field and video processing, big data imaging, image-based 3D reconstruction and rendering, color processing, stereoscopy, and visual saliency analysis. Furthermore, we are interested in innovative applications of image-based technologies in the fields of 2D animation and interactive environments such as games and theme parks. See http://zurich.disneyresearch.com/~ahornung/ for a representative list of our work.

Thanks to our unique setting we offer exciting research challenges at the interface between computer vision and graphics and the entertainment industry, with the potential for significant  impact on practically relevant problems for the Disney Studios, Media Networks, Interactive Studios, and Walt Disney Imagineering. Furthermore, our close relationship to the computer science department of ETH Zurich enables interesting collaborations with other researchers, supervision of students at all levels, and teaching opportunities.


We are looking for a strong researcher with PhD in computer vision or graphics with background in the above mentioned research areas. General prerequisites are self-motivation and creativity, strong programming skills, and independent leadership and supervision abilities.  
  
Please submit your full academic CV, a link to a personal webpage, and a cover letter to Alexander Sorkine-Hornung <alex@disneyresearch.com
 

Postdoc Position, Imaging Science, Univ College London

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral Research Associate in
Imaging Science to work with Prof. S. Arridge, Dr. M. Betcke and
Dr. B. Cox, to develop novel spatio-temporal modelling and
reconstruction methods for dynamic high-resolution photoacoustic
tomography (PAT). The advertised post is a part of a large
interdisciplinary group, based in the UCL Centre for Inverse Problems,
the UCL Centre for Medical Imaging Computing, and the departments of
Computer Science and Medical Physics & Bioengineering researching new
instrumentation and algorithms for the emerging field of Imaging from
Coupled Physics.

The Research Associate will contribute to the development of novel
spatial temporal analysis methods including compressed sensing,
generalised linear models, and state space estimation. A strong
background in mathematics, scientific computing or related areas is
required. In particular, candidates should have experience with
dynamic imaging from undersampled data and inverse problems. Software
development experience in a high level programming language and
knowledge of Matlab are essential.

The post is funded until 31 December 2015 in the first instance.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to
Prof. Simon Arridge, tel: +44(0)20 7679 3714,
  email: s.arridge@cs.ucl.ac.uk
Dr Marta Betcke, tel: +44(0)20 7679 4355, email: m.betcke@ucl.ac.uk
Dr Ben Cox, tel: +44 (0)20 7679 0292, email b.cox@ucl.ac.uk

Further details can be found at
https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?
owner=5041178&ownertype=fair&jcode=1392111

The closing date for the applications is 24 Feb 2014.

Postdoc Position, Optimization & UQ, Sandia National Labs

The Optimization and Uncertainty Quantification Department at Sandia
National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM, invites applicants for a
post-doctoral position. The individual will work with a strong and
growing multidisciplinary team to study the spectral and statistical
properties of sample distributions, and algorithms for generating
sample designs for optimization and uncertainty quantification. The
position requires a highly motivated individual with a PhD in
engineering, statistics or a related discipline, and strong academic
and publication records. The candidate should be proficient at
programming, and fluent in C++ and object oriented software design
principles as well as software prototyping and experimentation, for
example in Matlab. Research results are expected to be published in
reports and leading technical journals, and presented at technical
workshops and conferences. Results, when appropriate, are to be
implemented into our optimization/UQ and mathematical software
toolkits such as Trilinos and Dakota.

For a complete description of the posting, and to apply, go to
http://www.sandia.gov, click on Careers, then search for job opening
644919.

Sandia National Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

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, applied optimization and control, mathematical software,
quantitative visualization, materials modeling, electromagnetics,
network science, quantum information, cybersecurity, and verification,
validation, and uncertainty quantification in scientific computing.
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 February 1. An additional
competition is held in the summer, with an application deadline of
August 1. Note that the NRC program at NIST is restricted to US
citizens.

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Visual Analytics at Simon Fraser U

(Feel free to contact me, Lyn Bartram, John Dill, or Chris Shaw about this job)

Description: We invite applications from leading scholars for a Canada Research Chair Tier I position in Visual Analytics. Visual Analytics is the science of analytical reasoning facilitated by interactive visual interfaces. It is an interdisciplinary field that draws upon a range of disciplines including Information Design, Visualisation, Cognitive and Perceptual Sciences, Data Analysis, and others.

SFU is internationally known as a leader in visual analytics. SIAT researchers are at the core of the Vancouver Institute for Visual Analytics (VIVA), a multi-university consortium hosted by SFU to support collaboration in VA across universities in BC. VIVA affiliates bridge fundamental cognitive and vision science research with advanced software development in applications that include scientific research, advanced manufacturing, aircraft safety, public health, financial risk, and emergency management. With support from the Boeing Company, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and federal sources, VIVA has been a leader in promoting visual analytics across Canada and is working with industrial sponsors to establish a national aerospace research consortium.

The CRC Tier I Chair is a highly prestigious position for distinguished scholars. Only senior investigators with outstanding publications will be considered and the applicant is expected to make an application for a Tier 1 CRC within the first year of appointment. Candidates should demonstrate a strong record of academic accomplishments and the capability to provide leadership to SFUs Visual Analytics community and its collaborators in BC and across Canada. Applicants should be eligible for appointment at the rank of Full Professor and have the terminal degree in their discipline (normally a Ph.D.) in a field relevant to Visual Analytics. The applicant will have an opportunity to establish collaboration with and complement other research areas of strength within our School, including interaction design, human computer interaction, computer aided design, sustainable design, health informatics, cognitive and perceptual science, and learning analytics.

SIAT is a vibrant, multidisciplinary program connecting computing, media and design. SIAT’s teaching and research draw upon fields ranging from cognitive science, media arts, electronic games, design and interactive technology. SIAT offers degrees at bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, and is the home of the SFU Visual Analytics graduate certificate program. The School currently enrolls about 800 undergraduates and approximately 110 graduate students, over 65 of whom are at the doctoral level. SIAT’s infrastructure includes purpose-built, state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories at SFU’s Surrey campus.

Simon Fraser University at Surrey is the University’s newest campus located in the greater Vancouver region of British Columbia. The area is home to Canada’s cultural and entertainmentindustry and much of its digital media production. The region’s rich cultural, natural and intellectual resources make it one of the world’s most desirable places to live and work. SIAT works as a unit of the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology (FCAT), which additionally includes the School of Communication, The School of Contemporary Arts, The Master of Publishing Program and the Master’s in Digital Media Program (MDM). In Visual Analytics area, SIAT faculty collaborate closely with colleagues from School of Computing Science in the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified men and women, including visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. The successful candidate will begin work on 1 September 2014. Screening of applicants will commence on January 1, 2014 and will continue until position is filled. The successful applicant will develop with the Simon Fraser University the Canada Research Chair application for the October 2014 deadline. All appointments are subject to the availability of funding.

Applicants should seek additional information, about the School at http://www.siat.sfu.ca/ to understand better the character of SIAT and their possible contributions within it.
To apply, candidates should send a recent curriculum vitae, a concise description of their research area and program, a statement of their teaching philosophy to:
Dr. Marek Hatala, Director
School of Interactive Arts & Technology Simon Fraser University
250-13450 102nd Avenue
Surrey, BC CANADA V3T 0A3
Email: mhatala@sfu.ca
CC: dirsec_siat@sfu.ca

Contact information for three academic referees will be requested of candidates moving to the second stage.

Under authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the university for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html
-- 
Brian Fisher
Associate Professor, SFU School of Interactive Arts and Technology and Program in Cognitive Science
Associate Director, UBC Media And Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre
http://www.siat.sfu.ca/faculty/Brian-Fisher/
http://interaction-science.iat.sfu.ca