Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Position ID: MIT-PDA [#12831]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2018/12/31 (posted 2018/10/12, listed until 2019/04/30)
Position Description:    



This position is part of an MIT-based team working under the direction of Principal Investigator David Jerison as part of a collaboration with PIs at U. of Minnesota, U. C. Santa Barbara, U. Cambridge, and several schools in Paris. The postdoctoral associate will be engaged in mathematical research and numerical experiments. This is a full time two-year position that may possibly be combined and extended with a separate application for a teaching position at MIT. Responsibilities include devising ways to determine the shape of eigenfunctions, eigenvalue distributions, the behavior of harmonic measure, and to study optimal partitioning problems; assisting with the design of algorithms for numerical experiments motivated by theoretical physics and physical experiments; coordinating with researchers across multiple institutions, both internal and external to the collaboration, working in areas relevant to the research agenda of the collaboration; assisting in training and development including running workshops or teaching minicourses on topics relevant to the collaboration and the supervision of student researchers; participating in monthly meetings and annual workshops run by the collaboration; disseminating research through conference presentations and journal articles. Applications must be complete by December 1, 2018 to receive full consideration. However, we will still accept new applications until December 31, 2018. If you have already applied for an Instructorship in the Department of Mathematics you do not need to re-submit your CV and reference letters. Instead, submit a cover letter specific to this position indicating that your other materials are already submitted for an instructorship. You may also submit any additional materials or different reference letters that are relevant to this position.

The Simons Collaboration on Localization of Waves combines the efforts of mathematicians, numerical analysts, theoretical and experimental physicists to predict and control the behavior of waves in disordered media.

REQUIRED: Ph.D. in mathematics or physics with a research background in partial differential equations, probability, or variational problems; the ability to work independently and part of a team; the ability to travel and present research results. PREFERRED: Computer programming experience; familiarity with quantum physics.

The start date is September 1, 2019 and the end date is August 31, 2021. The annual salary is $66,000.

MIT is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

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Further Info:
(617) 253-4347
Mathematics Search Committee
Room 2-350A
Department of Mathematics
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

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