University of Victoria, Mathematics and Statistics

238 12563Position ID: UVic-MPDR [#12563]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2Y2, Canada [map]
Subject Areas: Dynamical systems, Fluid dynamics or other nonlinear PDEs, Convex optimization
Application Deadline: 2018/12/23 finished (2018/09/17, finished 2019/03/01)
Position Description:    

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

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has an opening for one postdoctoral researcher in the area of nonlinear dynamics or fluid dynamics.  The researcher will join the group of David Goluskin, working to develop and apply methods for studying nonlinear ODEs and PDEs using tools of convex optimization. These tools include sum-of-squares polynomials, semidefinite programming, and other types of conic programming; they can be used to study a wide range of dynamical properties, such as averages, extrema, and stability. Computation is essential to the research, but analytical questions can be studied also. The methods will be applied to various differential equations of scientific interest, including fluid dynamical PDEs.

A PhD in mathematics or a closely related field is required by the start date. Applicants should have strong computational skills, as well as experience with one or two of the following topics:

Dynamical systems
Fluid dynamics or other nonlinear PDEs
Convex optimization

A start date between January and September 2019 is preferred. Appointment will be for one year and renewable for a second year, contingent on satisfactory performance. Salary is expected to be at least 50,000 CAD annually, depending on experience. Additional funds will be provided for academic travel. Salary and other resources can be increased through fellowships; please contact Dr. Goluskin ( as soon as possible to pursue these options. Teaching is not required, but there are opportunities to teach one or two courses per year.

Please apply through Include a brief cover letter describing relevant experience, a CV that includes a publication list, a research statement, and three reference letters. Applications are reviewed on a continuous basis and will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Victoria is located in Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, at the southeastern tip of Vancouver Island. Founded in 1963, the University is ranked as one of the leading universities in Canada with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has nearly 30 research faculty members and over 50 Masters and PhD students. Further information about the Department can be found at

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Further Info:
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
University of Victoria
David Turpin Building, Room A425
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2

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