Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, PIMS

349 24225Position ID: PIMS-SPPIMSPDF [#24225]
Position Title: Structure-Preserving Discretization PIMS CRG Postdoctoral Position
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Canada [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
Starting Date: 2024/09/01
Application Deadline: 2024/03/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/01/23, updated 2024/01/22)
Position Description:    

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The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) Collaborative Research Group (CRG) on Structure-Preserving Discretizations and their Applications (2024-2027) is seeking applicants for one or more two-year postdoctoral positions to be hosted at either Simon Fraser University or the University of Saskatchewan, focusing on the mathematical analysis and development of novel structure-preserving discretizations and/or machine learning methods. The ideal candidates should have strong backgrounds in numerical analysis, scientific computing, and/or scientific machine learning. We are particularly interested in the following areas but are not limited to:

  • Structure-preserving spatial and/or temporal discretizations for differential equations
  • Structure-preserving machine learning methods
  • Applications of structure-preserving discretizations or machine learning methods

The anticipated start date is September 1, 2024.

This position is supported in part by the PIMS CRG program, which is a collaborative research group initiated by CRG organizers from four participating universities in Canada and the United States:

  • Jingwei Hu, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Washington (
  • Steven Ruuth, Department of Mathematics, Simon Fraser University (
  • Raymond Spiteri, Department of Computer Science, University of Saskatchewan (
  • Andy Wan, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of California, Merced (

The principal location of the postdoctoral research will be held at either Simon Fraser University or the University of Saskatchewan, with potential of extended collaborative research visits at the two participating universities in the United States. The minimum total stipend is $55,000 (CAD) per year plus benefits for duties including research, work travel and teaching one to two courses per year.

The postdoctoral scholar will be expected to synthesize and publish in peer-reviewed journals, to develop and publish open-source software, to present research results at conferences, to participate in and assist with CRG events, and to work with and to help mentor graduate and undergraduate student researchers across participating institutions.

Applications must be submitted electronically through, consisting of the following:

  • Cover letter (candidates should indicate the Canadian CRG organizer they propose to work with)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement (three pages maximum)
  • Three reference letters, including one addressing teaching
  • A Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity, addressing your past and future contributions and experiences.

We are committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion and we encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including women, people with any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; people of any race, including Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, and racialized people; and people with disabilities. Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and foreign nationals are eligible to apply.

The CRG organizers will begin to review applicants starting on March 1, 2024, but the application will remain open until at least one postdoctoral position is filled.

Application Materials Required:
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