Postdoctoral

Postdoctoral Researcher - Interface of Theoretical Neuroscience and Applied Algebra or Topolgy

The Department of Mathematics is seeking to fill two postdoctoral positions to work at the interface of theoretical neuroscience and applied algebra or topology. An ideal candidate is a new/recent mathematics Ph.D. with background in areas such as algebraic topology, geometry, or combinatorics; applicants in other fields will be also considered. Prior familiarity with neuroscience is not required, but interest in learning the relevant background is expected. The research associate will engage in the development of novel mathematical methods for understanding neural coding and neural networks. This position may include light teaching, depending on the preferences. This is a non-tenure track 48-week appointment.  A Ph.D. in mathematics is required. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must complete the Penn State application at https://psu.jobs/job/64385 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 vladimir.itskov@math.psu.edu. See also http://sites.psu.edu/mathneurolab/ for more information. 

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Postdoctoral Researcher - 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 PhD 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++ programing.  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/64389 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 addressed to Professor Xu, 2) Current vitae including a list of publications, 3) Current research statement, 4) Three letters of recommendation addressed to Professor Xu (Please ensure that one of the letters addresses your teaching background and ability.)  We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. 

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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 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.

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Postdoctoral Scholar - 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 PhD in mathematics or a related field (such as physics, engineering, computer science).  The position requires expertise in numerical methods for partial differential. Fortran, C, or C++ programing is required. Experience in heterogeneous parallel computing is desirable but not required. Appointed candidates will work closely with the faculty at the CCMA on research related to numerical methods for large-scale practical applications. 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/60880 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 addressed to Professor Xu, 2) Current vitae including a list of publications, 3) Current research statement, 4) Three letters of recommendation addressed to Professor Xu (Please ensure that one of the letters addresses your teaching background and ability.)  We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.

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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 Scholars

The Department of Mathematics is seeking postdocs. New or recent Ph.D.s with 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/64594 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, (5) Research Statement, and (6) Teaching Statement. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

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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.