Research Associate

Boulder, CO
May 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

This is a Research Associate position in field of computational plasma physics. A Ph.D. in theoretical plasma physics or applied mathematics (or equivalent) is required. We are looking for someone who will be comfortable working with large codes. The researcher will work on multiscale methods, including equation-free projective integration, to model the transport scale utilizing short runs or "bursts" from a "fine scale" gyrokinetic neoclassical or turbulence simulations. The work will involve close collaboration with theorists at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and will require on-site visits. The research will utilize the fastest supercomputers and involve developing new numerical algorithms. The position requires active participation in the high profile U.S. Department of Energy Exascale Computing Project.

Review of the applications will begin immediately and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in theoretical plasma physics or applied mathematics (or equivalent).
Special Instructions to Applicants:The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff

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Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Reference Letters (Not Confidential), Unofficial transcript(s), Statement of Research Philosophy

Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Cover Letter; 2 - Curriculum Vitae; 3 - The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree; and 4 - Letter of Recommendation (3). Additionally, please upload a statement of research background and interests. This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals. The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance of an offer letter. The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance of an offer letter.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10205 - CIPS

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: May 17, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Victoria Johnston

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00660403


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