Brown University, Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics

556 21337Position ID: ICERM-SIMONSAPR23 [#21337]
Position Title: Junior or Senior Research Associate
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Providence, Rhode Island 02912, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: algebraic geometry, arithmetic geometry, number theory
Application Deadline: 2023/01/04 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/31, finished 2023/07/08)
Position Description:    

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The Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) at Brown University invites applications for a Junior or Senior Research Associate appointment (depending on background and experience), with a start date on or after July 1, 2023. This position will be under the direction of ICERM Director and Professor of Mathematics, Brendan Hassett, as part of the Simons Collaboration on Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory, and Computation, together with PIs at Boston University, Dartmouth College, 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. This position will engage in a combination of mathematical research and the development of algorithms, software, and datasets. 

Responsibilities for the position include: 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; 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.   

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and be able to work well both independently and collaboratively in mathematical research and supporting computational work; have sufficient computer programming experience and familiarity with a computer algebra package, e.g., Macaulay2, Magma, SageMath, or PARI/GP; and have a Ph.D. in mathematics, preferably with a research background in algebraic geometry, arithmetic geometry, or number theory. This is a two-year position, subject to funding approval.  

ICERM is one of seven national mathematics research institutes funded by the National Science Foundation and the only one in New England. The institute was launched in 2010 with a five-year $15.5-million grant from the NSF. In 2015, a $17.5M grant was awarded for an additional five years. Most recently, a $23.7M grant renewal to Brown University was announced in July 2020.

Job Requirements: Ph.D. in mathematics with a research background in algebraic geometry, arithmetic geometry, or number theory; familiarity with a computer algebra package, e.g., Macaulay2, Magma, SageMath, or Pari/GP; ability to work independently and as part of a team and to travel and present research results; and substantial computer and programming experience.   Fluency in one or more programming language (Python, Julia, C/C++) is desirable.   

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research plans and interests, and at least three letters of recommendation. At least one letter should specifically address the applicant’s computer and programming skills. The position will remain open until filled. 

Appointment is contingent on the continuing availability of external funding.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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