Flatiron Research Fellow, Center for Computational Mathematics

Applications are invited for postdoctoral Flatiron Research Fellowships (FRF) at the Center for Computational Mathematics (CCM), in the Flatiron Institute, in all our active areas of research. These include:
▪ computational physics, including statistical mechanics, biophysics, fluid mechanics, quantum physics, and molecular dynamics
▪ numerical methods for partial differential equations and integral equations
▪ machine learning, especially the areas of optimization, learning theory, probabilistic modeling, deep learning, and high dimensional data analysis, as well as applications of scientific interest at Flatiron (e.g., cosmological modeling, quantum many-body systems, computational neuroscience)
▪ statistical methodology, modeling, and inference
▪ probabilistic and differential programming
▪ signal and image processing, with a particular focus on cryo-electron microscopy
▪ numerical analysis, including numerical linear algebra and high-order methods
▪ high performance computing and open source software libraries

(For a full description of CCM research areas and scientific staff, please see our website.)

FRF positions are initially two-year appointments, renewable for a third year contingent on performance. Fellows will be based, and have a principal office or workspace, at the Simons Foundation’s offices in New York City. Fellows may also be eligible for subsidized housing within walking distance of the Flatiron Institute. The start date is between July and October 2024.

Flatiron Research Fellows are mentored by one or more research scientists. They are also encouraged to carry out an independent research program, to collaborate across the various centers at the institute, to participate in the institute’s vibrant activities such as workshops and seminars, and to mentor students through our summer internship program. They are expected to disseminate their results through scientific publication, conferences, and/or software distribution. Fellows receive a generous travel and research budget, and have access to the institute’s powerful scientific computing resources.

Tremendous opportunities exist at the intersection of mathematics, computer science, statistics, and their scientific applications, with the lines between theory, algorithm development and software implementation often blurred. Thus a major goal of CCM is to develop the next generation of simulation and analysis methods and to make them available to the scientific community. The center also hosts an array of meetings, workshops and conferences, serving as a focal point for the field internationally. The center currently has around 52 members, and will grow to about 60, including short- and long-term visitors.

The Flatiron Institute also hosts computational centers for astrophysics, biology, quantum physics, and neuroscience. CCM encourages collaboration with these centers, and some FRF positions may be joint between CCM and another center. If you believe such a joint position could be appropriate for you, please indicate this in your research statement.

For more information about life at the Flatiron Institute, please visit https://www.simonsfoundation.org/flatiron/careers.

▪ Ph.D. in relevant field

Related Skills & Other Requirements
▪ Demonstrated abilities in mathematical analysis, software and algorithm development, modeling, and/or scientific simulation
▪ Ability to work independently and to collaborate on multidisciplinary research in a collegial environment
▪ Effective oral and written communication skills

Applications, including letters of reference, should be received by or on December 15, 2023.

▪ The full-time annual compensation for this position is $90,000.
▪ In addition to competitive salaries, the Simons Foundation provides employees with an outstanding benefits package.

Application Instructions
▪ Curriculum vitae which includes publication list and, if relevant, links to software
▪ Research statement (preferably no more than 5 pages) describing past important results and future research plans
▪ During the application process you will be required to enter the name of a potential mentor or collaborator at CCM
▪ Three (3) letters of recommendation submitted confidentially by the letter writers

To apply, visit: https://apptrkr.com/4772039