Boston University, Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: BUMA-PDASIMONS [#20427]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory, and Computation
Application Deadline: 2022/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/08/19, finished 2023/06/17, listed until 2022/12/19)
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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Boston University invites applications for a postdoctoral associate appointment with a start date before September 1, 2023.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and applicants are encouraged to apply before December 15, 2022.

This position will be under the direction of principal investigator Jennifer Balakrishnan, as part of the Simons Collaboration on Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory, and Computation (, together with PIs at Brown, Dartmouth, Harvard, and MIT. (The collaboration website will announce job openings at the other participating institutions as they become available.) The Simons Collaboration aims to accelerate research through the development of computational tools that realize recent theoretical advances in arithmetic geometry and number theory and seeks to exploit these tools to advance the research frontier in these fields. The postdoctoral associate will engage in a combination of mathematical research and the development of algorithms, software, and datasets.

Responsibilities for the position include the following: designing and implementing algorithms in arithmetic geometry and number theory and facilitating the integration of these algorithms into existing and future computer algebra systems; compiling and analyzing number-theoretic research datasets and integrating the results into existing and future platforms such as the L-functions and Modular Forms DataBase; 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 with training and development, e.g., running workshops or giving presentations on topics relevant to the collaboration and supervising student researchers; participating in monthly meetings and annual workshops run by the collaboration, and contributing to proceedings volumes to be published by the collaboration and disseminating research results through conference presentations and journal articles.

Required: Ph.D. in mathematics with a research background in number theory or arithmetic geometry; computer programming experience; familiarity with a computer algebra package, e.g., SageMath, Magma, PARI/GP, Nemo/Hecke; and ability to work independently and as part of a team. Fluency in one or more programming languages (Python, Julia, C/C++) a plus.

This is a one-year position, which may be renewable for an additional year, subject to performance and budgetary availability.

Please apply with your cover letter, research statement, CV, and three reference letters.

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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