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Post Doctoral Scholar - Applied Math

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Description

The University of California, Merced is a dynamic new university campus in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced offers research-centered and student-oriented educational opportunities at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through three academic schools: Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences/Humanities/Arts.

There is an opening for a postdoc position in Professor Noemi Petra's research group in the School of Natural Sciences at the University of California, Merced. The postdoctoral researcher will work on an NSF-funded Collaborative Research (with UC Merced, UT Austin and MIT) entitled: ``Integrating Data with Complex Predictive Models under Uncertainty: An Extensible Software Framework for Large-Scale Bayesian Inversion''. The postdoctoral researcher will work on research in the field of large-scale Bayesian inverse problems, and on the implementation of new features in the Inverse Problem PYthon library (hIPPYlib: https://hippylib.github.io). The postdoc will contribute to the research dissemination and will also help build the user/developer community by attending and speaking at conferences, workshops and summer schools at local and international events.

The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.

The minimum required education is a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, computational science, or a related field (with computational experience as part of the applicant's dissertation). Candidates should have a strong background in computational science/mathematics (e.g., advanced-level knowledge of the Python programming language and C++). Candidates should have a strong background in computational science mathematics. The minimum required education is a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, computational science, or a related field (with computational experience as part of the applicant's dissertation)

Salary is based on the University of California Academic Salary Scales.

Review of applications will begin on 8/1/2017. The position will remain open until filled.

Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae 3) a list of three references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e- mail address to be submitted through AP Recruit 4) a research statement and 5) a Diversity statement.

For more information, please contact Noemi Petra at npetra@ucmerced.edu.

Job location

Merced, CA

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)