Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Position ID: 1040-POSTDOC [#20487]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Troy, New York 12180, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: finished (2022/08/30, finished 2023/09/02, listed until 2023/02/28)
Position Description:    

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Scientific Computation Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

Description: The Scientific Computation Research Center (, in collaboration with the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Rensselaer, is seeking a highly motivated individual to develop new efficient algorithms and simulation techniques for application to space weather prediction. The successful candidate will be jointly advised by Professors Mark Shephard and Jeffrey Banks as part of an NSF CSSI project, and is expected to interact with other faculty and students at Rensselaer, as well as computational physicists, computer scientist, and applied mathematicians at partner universities.

 Qualifications for consideration include: 

  • PhD in Computational Physics, Computer/Computational Science, Applied Mathematics, or related engineering or science discipline.
  • Expertise in a subset of the following:
    • Development of high-order-accurate numerical methods,
    • Application of computational techniques for plasma physics problems,
    • Methods for simulation of kinetic phenomena, and/or
    • Structured adaptive meshing.
  • Experience in parallel programming and high performance computing with emphasis on next generation HPC systems.
  • Good knowledge of C, C++, and/or FORTRAN programming languages and GNU/Linux operating system is required.

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Interested applicants are expected to submit a cover letter addressed to Professor Jeffrey Banks, along with copy of their latest CV, research statement, and names/email addresses for at least three references directly to

 COVID-19 Pandemic Protocols: Rensselaer requires all faculty and staff to be vaccinated (and boosted when eligible) against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

 We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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Contact: Jeffrey Banks
Postal Mail:
110 8th Street
Department of Math Science
Troy, NY 12180
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