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The following jobs have been advertised to the SIAG/LA mailing list at the request of SIAG/LA members. If no closing date is included in the request, the default is two months after the original posting. If you are a job-seeker, you may also be interested in the SIAM Job Board or NA Digest. SIAG-LA members may submit job ads via a web form.

Two PhD studentships at Strathclyde University, Glasgow

Posted to SIAG/LA: April 12, 2018.

The department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Strathclyde ( is currently advertising two fully funded, four year PhD scholarships in all areas of the mathematical sciences (including statistics). These scholarships are in the EPSRC framework for ‘National Productivity Investment Fund 2018 training grant’, and thus, candidates must be a UK citizen, or a EU citizen fulfilling the EPSRC requirements.

The starting date of the scholarships is the 1st of October, 2018.

The selection process will be as follows:

  1. Please, send a cover letter (including research interests), a detailed CV (including transcripts), and two reference letters, by email, to Dr. Gabriel Barrenechea (
  2. After a ranking process (and possible interviews), two candidates will be chosen.
  3. These candidates will be given a number of projects to choose from, ranging over all the areas of applied mathematical sciences.

The deadline for applications is the 15th of June, 2018, and the results are expected to be communicated on the 15th of July.

For any inquires, please contact Dr. Gabriel Barrenechea, or Dr. Michael Grinfeld (

Full Time Position in High Performance Computing

Posted to SIAG/LA: April 5, 2018.

The Innovative Computing Laboratory (ICL, at the University of Tennessee is looking for bright, motivated people to join our leading edge research team. The primary duties of this position are: to participate in the design, development and maintenance of numerical software libraries for solving linear algebra problems on large distributed memory machines with multicore processors and hardware accelerators; to help write research papers documenting research findings; to present the team’s work at conferences; and to help lead students and research team in their research endeavors as related to ongoing and future projects. Given the nature of the work, there will be opportunities for publication, travel, and high profile professional networking in academia, labs, and industry.

Joining this team will offer qualified candidates exciting career opportunities, such as participation in the Exascale Computing Projects (ECP) by the U.S. Department of Energy, such as SLATE (, PEEKS (, xSDK (, and others.

We encourage both fresh PhD graduates, as well as seasoned HPC veterans to apply. For more information, check out the job offer at (section “Research Position in Numerical Linear Algebra”). For consideration, send CV and contact information for three references to Earl Carr at

A PhD position is available within the School of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh. The project is entitled “Modern Numerical Linear Algebra for Huge-Scale Optimization Problems”, and will be supervised by Dr John Pearson and Prof. Jacek Gondzio. Further details about this project are available at

The successful candidate will be fully funded by the School of Mathematics, including PhD fees, as well as a living stipend for 3.5 years, starting in September 2018 or an alternative date by mutual agreement. This studentship is available for all UK and EU students.

This project is suitable for the University of Edinburgh?s PhD programmes in Applied and Computational Mathematics (, or Operational Research and Optimization ( Candidates are asked to submit their applications at one of these links, according to their programme of interest. All applications received by Friday 27 April 2018 will be considered. Applications received thereafter will be considered until the position is filled

Informal enquiries are encouraged, and may be made to

Two postdoc openings at Sandia National Labs

Posted to SIAG/LA: February 23, 2018.

Sandia National Labs is a large DOE research laboratory located in enchanted New Mexico, USA. We are seeking two postdoctoral candidates to perform cutting-edge research in scientific computing at the Center for Computing Research in the following areas:

  • Combinatorial Scientific Computing (660662)
  • Linear Systems Solvers (660663)

To see the full text and to apply, please go to , “view all jobs”, and search for the title or the job id.

Erik Boman
Center for Computing Research
Sandia National Labs

Postdoc Positions in Computational Electromagnetics

Posted to SIAG/LA: February 5, 2018.

The high powered electromagnetics effects branch, part of the United States Air Force Research Lab at Kirtland AFB located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has advertised three postdoc opportunities for talented and knowledgeable individuals through the National Research Council (NRC) Research Associateship Program.

RO#: 13.10.03.C0029
Advanced computational plasma physics modeling for next generation technologies
Adviser: Dr.Michael White (

RO#: 13.10.03.B6938
Algorithm Development for Electromagnetic Plasma Simulation
Adviser: Dr.Andrew Greenwood (

RO#: 13.10.03.B6936
State-of-the-Art, Massively Parallel Computational Electromagnetics
Adviser: Dr.Andrew Greenwood (

All three opportunities require expertise in at least two of the following areas: plasma physics (simulation), computational electromagnetics, applied mathematics (computational linear algebra), particle-in-cell methods, and parallel computing. The initial postdoc award will be for one year ($74,000 base stipend plus $3,500 travel money) and it can be extended by one more year (with a stipend increase) upon satisfactory progress. Student who will graduate before the award begins, postdoc researchers with recent degrees awarded, and senior researchers are all eligible to apply. Selected associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

It is expected that any interested applicant should first look at the NRC requirements to see if they are eligible and what supporting documents will be needed. Then Dr.Michael White or Dr.Andrew Greenwood should be contacted with an up-to-date CV and an outline of proposed research and methodology (no more than one page). The adviser will then work with the applicant into expanding the proposal which is then submitted as a part of the application. The NRC RAP accepts applications four times a year with the next window opening online on March 1, 2018 and closing on May 1, 2018. All applications require adviser-approved proposals. All other applications will be automatically rejected by the submission system. Therefore it is recommended that the advisers be contacted early-on.

All three opportunities require US citizenship.

US citizenship is mandatory for all three positions. In addition, the associate must clear a background check to be able to work on-base.

Further information is available at