Mathematics, University of South Carolina

Position ID: USC-POSTDOC [#11150]
Position Title: Williams-Hedberg-Hedberg Postdoctoral Fellow
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Columbia, South Carolina 29208, United States [map]
Subject Area: Applied and Computational Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2017/12/15 (posted 2017/10/24, listed until 2018/03/31)
Position Description:    

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Applied and Computational Mathematics 
Williams-Hedberg-Hedberg Post-Doctoral Fellow 

The newly founded center for “Data Analysis, Simulation, Imaging and Visualization” (DASIV) in the Department of Mathematics, University of South Carolina, seeks applicants for a Postdoc position with a start date in spring 2018. The initial one-year assignment can be extended to a second year. The DASIV Center together with the Interdisciplinary Mathematics Institute (IMI) and partners in material science offer a vibrant research environment with a strong international visitors program. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree by the start of this appointment. They should have strong research potential with some expertise and experience in at least one of the areas of scientific computing, mathematical modeling, data assimilation and parameter estimation, reduced order modeling and related stable variational formulations, or machine learning in structural imaging. They are expected to explore combinations of such concepts, implement proofs of principle, and contribute to building a versatile computational platform. They will also engage in organizing and conducting research seminars as well as advising research students but are otherwise free from teaching duties. Specific duties will include: (1) Develop and analyze numerical adaptive solution concepts such as adaptive space/mesh refinements, greedy algorithms, and dictionary learning techniques; (2) Implement algorithms and apply them to model problems in the respective focus area; (3) Help tutor graduate students, and coordinate / organize regular team meetings and research seminars; (4) Report research progress at weekly team meetings; (5) Assist in preparing grant-related publications, technical reports and other reports, conference/workshop presentations, web presentations; and (6) Engage in research and collaboration in the Center as well as in the IMI and the Mathematics Department by attending lectures of interest and presenting seminar lectures. 

Applications must be submitted through the University’s online employment system “USC Jobs” at

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

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Department of Mathematics
University of South Carolina
1523 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208

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