Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Position ID: 1040-PRFOPTIM [#10859]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Troy, New York 12180, United States [map]
Subject Areas: operations research, applied mathematics
Application Deadline: 2017/12/15 finished (2017/09/26, finished 2018/06/17, listed until 2018/03/26)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Department of Mathematical Sciences
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Troy, New York

Applications are invited for one postdoctoral fellow to begin on August 16, 2018 or sooner. Candidates must have a Ph.D., or foreign degree equivalent, in applied mathematics or operations research, or a closely related discipline, or be a graduate student who will complete such a Ph.D. before taking up the position. 

The research associated with the position will be in continuous optimization with a focus on algorithm development and analysis, with applications in data science and engineering. The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with Dr. Yangyang Xu and his research group in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Rensselaer. The work will also be conducted in collaboration with researchers associated with various centers at Rensselaer, including the Data Sciences Research Center and the Institute for Data Exploration and Applications (IDEA). The position is for two years with no teaching duties required. Depending on performance and funding availability, an extension is possible to one additional year.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, a research statement, and three letters of recommendation to MathJobs.Org.  Inquires should be sent to Dr. Xu (

Evaluation of applications will be ongoing.  For full consideration, applications must be submitted by December 15, 2017.

The Department welcomes candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer's work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
110 8th Street
Department of Math Science
Troy, NY 12180

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