Laboratoire de Mathématiques de Besançon, Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté

Position ID: 2107-TENURETRACK [#12490]
Position Title: Tenure Eligible Investigator Mathematics: numerical analysis, scientific computing, and modeling
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Besançon, FRANCE 25000, France
Subject Areas: Numerical analysis, scientific computing, and modeling
Application Deadline: 2018/10/30 (posted 2018/09/11)
Position Description:    

The University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC) is recruiting a tenure eligible investigator in the field of Mathematics, specifically in the Laboratoire de Mathématiques (UMR CNRS 6623) located in Besançon (France). This position is supported by the French “Investissements d’Avenir” program, project ISITE-BFC.

We encourage applications of outstanding scientists in the field of numerical analysis, scientific computing, and modeling, owning a PhD degree, featuring at least three years of postdoctoral experience; a substantive record of publications and the potential to develop an independent research program.

The successful applicant will be provided a 450 k€ grant (including her/his salary and research budget) for a period of three years. The salary will be negotiated on the basis of education and experience. It integrates a benefit package including retirement, health insurance, annual and sick leave.

UBFC ( is a research university federating six organizations. The tenure eligible position will be provided by Université of Franche-Comté (UFC), member of the UBFC federation, during the tenure probation period. During the same period, the successful candidate will be committed to apply for an European Research Council (ERC) grant.

We invite the interested candidates to follow the link
to download the form to be filled and returned by email to, before Oct. 30th, 2018

UBFC and UFC are equal opportunity employers.

Job description:

The successful applicant will join the Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing (ANCS) group ( within the Laboratoire de Mathématiques de Besançon. Research interests should be compatible with or complement the existing research profile of the ANCS group. While applicants with expertise in any area of numerical analysis, scientific computing and modelling are encouraged to apply, we would be particularly interested in receiving applications from those with a strong research background in one or more of the following areas:

  • multiscale numerical methods, numerical homogenization ;
  • a posteriori error analysis and adaptive meshes for finite elements ;
  • non standard finite element methods (unfitted meshes, polygonal/polyhedral meshes, XFEM, GFEM, etc)
  • finite volume methods for conservation laws;
  • free boundary problems ;
  • artificial boundary conditions ;
  • reduced basis methods ;
  • uncertainty quantification.

An openness to the interdisciplinary research and the ability to launch industrial collaboration will be particularly appreciated. This can include (but is not limited to) applications to bio-mecanics, plasma physics, material science, traffic modelling, epidemiology, and population ecology.

Duties for the position will include: active and pioneering reearch as oulined above, disseminating the results through conference presentations and journal articles, teaching Applied Mathematics courses at the Master’s level, and the supervision of research students.

About the hosting research team

The succesful candidate will be affiliated with the Laboratoire de Mathématiques de Besançon of the University of Franche-Comté and of the CNRS. This laboratory contains about 50 permanent researchers and about 50 non-permanent including PhD students, Post-doctoral positions and invited collaborators. The laboratory is structured en 5 teams: Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing, Functional Analysis, Algebra and Number Theory and Probabilities-Statistics. The successful candidate will be affiliated with the first team which has 8 permanent members.
The main objective of the team of Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computation is to propose and to study methods of approximation and innovative algorithms capable to give reasonably accurate solutions to problems arising from mechanics, physics and biology.

Targeted profile

All the research areas in numerical analysis, scientific computing, and modelling are welcome. The applicants able to develop interactions with disciplines other than mathematics or with the industry will be appreciated.

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