Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Position ID: 1040-PRF [#12854]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Troy, New York 12180, United States [map]
Subject Area: applied mathematics
Application Deadline: 2019/09/01help popup finished (2018/10/16, finished 2020/03/08, listed until 2019/09/01)
Position Description:    

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

Department of Mathematical Sciences
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in applied mathematics to begin as early as May 2019.  The postdoctoral position is associated with our research program in Computational Nano-Photonics (CNP).  Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in applied mathematics or engineering (or in a related discipline) or be a graduate student who will complete such a Ph.D. before taking up the position.


The focus of our research program is the development of a scalable and high-order accurate numerical modeling toolbox for CNP with the goal of accurate multi-scale modeling of nano-photonic systems.  Of particular interest are models based on classical electrodynamic PDEs coupled to various models of material response, such as linear and nonlinear dispersion and active-medium models; their analysis and their accurate numerical approximations.  The toolbox will be based upon the CgMx solver within the Overture suite of software tools (see


The postdoctoral fellow will be involved in a dynamic research group consisting of faculty and students at RPI, together with collaborators at Purdue University and Penn State University.  The research fellow will gain a deep understanding of state-of-the-art numerical techniques for the simulation and optimization of nano-photonic devices, as well as a broad exposure to high-quality software for the solution of PDEs in complex geometry.  Academic and summer support is available for two years and travel support to attend conferences is also provided.


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


Evaluation of applications will be ongoing.  For full consideration, applications must be submitted by January 15, 2019.


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.

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Department of Math Science
Troy, NY 12180

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