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Postdoctoral Researcher - Models and Protocols for Quantum Distributed Computation

Can distributed consensus problems be accelerated with a quantum coprocessor? Can a cryptocurrency be based on shared quantum state instead of proof-of-work? How can we trust quantum computing in the cloud? Explore these and related questions in an AFOSR-sponsored postdoc in the mathematics department at Penn State. New or recent Ph.D.s are sought with exceptional research potential and in some positions with teaching required (for these you should have a commitment to excellence in teaching). These are non-tenure track appointments and are typically for one year (48 weeks). A Ph.D. in mathematics, computer science, or physics is required. Candidates from all areas of mathematics will be considered. Applicants must complete the Penn State application electronically at https://psu.jobs/job/75156 and must submit an application through Mathjobs.org (https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs) with the following materials in order for the application to be complete: 1) at least 3 reference letters (one letter must address in details the candidate's abilities as a teacher), 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) Publication list, 4) Cover letter which should reference this position for full consideration, and 5) Research Statement. Further information can be received from morton@math.psu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.  
 

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Eberly Research Fellow

The Eberly College of Science at Penn State University invites nominees for the Eberly Research Fellowship program. Eberly Fellowships are designed to attract exceptional early career scientists to Penn State to enhance their career goals in the vibrant, highly collaborative environment of the Eberly College of Science and the broader STEM community of Penn State University. The Eberly College of Science which includes the Departments of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics, ranks in the top 10 universities in the U.S. and has annual research expenditures exceeding $100M. Each of the seven departments is expecting to appoint one or more Eberly Fellows. Nominations for early career scientists with exceptional promise in basic research in physics, chemistry, biology, molecular biology, astronomy, mathematics, and statistics and/or applied research in health, energy, materials, or the environment are encouraged. Interdisciplinary as well as traditional disciplinary research is encouraged. Fellows who wish to also gain training and experience in teaching may elect to receive mentored teaching experience. Eberly Fellow advisors must hold their primary appointment in one of the seven departments of the Eberly College of Science. Co-advisors and cross-disciplinary research are also supported. 
 

Eligibility and appointment: Applicants must be current doctoral student or have received a doctoral degree in science, statistics, or mathematics within the past three years. Current doctoral students must have their doctoral degree prior to the start of the fellowship. Current doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows at Penn State are not eligible. Eberly Research Fellowships may be held from 1-3 years with annual appointments conditional on satisfactory performance. Fellows will receive a stipend of $65,000 and $5,000 per year in discretionary funds, which can be used for travel and other research expenses. 
 

Nomination and applications: Nominations will be accepted from faculty advisors, graduate program chairs, department chairs, or others who can attest to the nominee's potential as a scientist. Nominations should include the nominees CV. Nominations of women and under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged. The nomination deadline is November 15 for appointments beginning 6-12 months later. Nominations should be sent to research-fellows@psu.edu
 

The Eberly Research Fellowship Selection Committee will select the nominees who will then be requested to submit their applications by December 1, 2017. Applications will include (1) a biographical sketch- including publications, accepted, and submitted manuscripts, (2) three letters of reference including one from the doctoral advisor, (3) research statement summarizing research accomplishments and research that you intend to pursue at Penn State, (4) names of one or more potential faculty advisors among the faculty in the seven departments of the Eberly College of Science, Penn State University. 
 

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Postdoctoral Scholars

The Department of Mathematics is seeking postdocs. New or recent Ph.D.s with an exceptional research potential and in some positions with teaching required as a commitment to excellence in teaching. These are non-tenure track appointments and are typically for one year (48 weeks). A Ph.D. in mathematics is required. Candidates from all areas of mathematics will be considered. Applicants must complete the Penn State application at https://psu.jobs/job/73303 and must submit an application through Mathjobs.org (https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs) with the following materials in order for the application to be complete: (1) Cover letter; (2) Curriculum Vitae; (3) at least three reference letters (one letter must address in detail the candidate’s abilities as a teacher); (4) Publication List; (5) Research Statement; and (6) Teaching Statement. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled. 

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Postdoctoral Researcher - The Center for Computational Mathematics and Applications (CCMA)

The Center for Computational Mathematics and Applications (CCMA) in the Department of Mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, is seeking one or two scholars for postdoctoral appointments. Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. in mathematics or a related field (such as physics, engineering, computer science). The position requires expertise in numerical methods for partial differential equations with Fortran, C, or C++ programming. Appointed candidates will work closely with the faculty at the CCMA on research related to numerical methods for partial differential equations or big data. The postdoctoral scholar will contribute to a number of research projects including the CCMA’s projects supported by the NSF, the DOE and industries. The number of candidates appointed will depend on the availability of funding. These appointments may include the possibility of teaching. This is a non-tenure track 48-week appointment. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position(s) are filled. Applicants must apply online and complete the Penn State application at https://psu.jobs/job/73304 and must submit an application through Mathjobs.org (https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs). 

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Postdoctoral Researcher - Models and Protocols for Quantum Distributed Computation

Can distributed consensus problems be accelerated with a quantum coprocessor?  Can a cryptocurrency be based on shared quantum state instead of proof-of-work?  How can we trust quantum computing in the cloud? Explore these and related questions in an AFOSR-sponsored postdoc in the mathematics department at Penn State. New or recent Ph.D.s are sought with exceptional research potential and in some positions with teaching required (for these you should have a commitment to excellence in teaching). These are non-tenure track appointments and are typically for one year (48 weeks). A Ph.D. in mathematics, computer science, or physics is required. Candidates from all areas of mathematics will be considered. Applicants must complete the Penn State application at https://psu.jobs/job/64128 and must submit an application through Mathjobs.org (https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs) with the following materials in order for the application to be complete: 1) at least three reference letters (one letter must address in details the candidate’s abilities as a teacher), (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) Publication List, (4) Cover letter which should reference this position for full consideration, and (5) Research Statement. Further information can be received from morton@math.psu.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to  http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.