Post Doctoral Fellow

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LogoPosting NumberSTA00519PO20Classification TitlePost Doctoral FellowInternal TitlePost Doctoral FellowCampusColumbiaWork CountyRichlandCollege/DivisionCollege of Engineering and ComputingDepartmentCEC Chemical EngineeringBand UnclassifiedAdvertised Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications.Advertised Salary RangeCommensurate with Education and ExperienceLocation of VacancyPart/Full TimeFull TimeHours per Week37.5Work Schedule

The standard hours the employee is expected to work per week. For example, if the employee works 8:30 am – 5:00 pm with one hour for lunch, the hours per week is 37.50.

Type of Staff PositionResearch Grant (RGP)Basis 12 monthsJob Search CategoryPost-doctoralBenefit Eligibility TypeResearch Grant (RGP)South Carolina RetirementNoState Insurance ProgramsYesAnnual LeaveYesSick LeaveYesAdvertised Job Summary

Under general supervision of the Co-Principal Investigators, this individual will assist in conducting research in the area of Modeling and Data Processing in Electron Microscopy. The duties of this position are to: 1) conduct research and obtain theoretical results in the general area of mathematical electron microscopy; 2) develop algorithms that correspond to the theoretical results; 3) design and carry out computational experiments for evaluation of the theoretical algorithms and comparison against competing theories; 4) prepare and deliver presentations of project’s research contributions; and 5) attend workshops and conferences to make presentations.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

The position requires a PhD in Computational Mathematics or a related field with expertise in the following, which could have been gained during the normal course of a doctoral degree program:
•data processing or numerical simulations
•data assimilation and/or modelling in scanning transmission electron microscopy.
•finite element methods for PDEs
•methods for regularized minimization
•mathematical foundation of data processing and computational mathematics.
•algorithm development
•proficient in at least one scientific programming language (Matlab or C++ preferred).

Preferred Qualifications

To be able to perform at a high research level with minimal supervision. To have an expertise in data assimilation and/or modelling in scanning transmission electron microscopy. To have an expertise in finite element methods for PDEs. To have an expertise in methods for regularized minimization.


Excellent English written and verbal communication skills.

Safety Sensitive or Security SensitiveNoHazardous weather categoryNon-EssentialNumber of Vacancies1Desired Start Date02/01/2021If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date07/31/2022Job Open Date09/02/2020Job Close Date10/17/2020Open Until FilledNoSpecial Instructions to Applicant

The Research Portfolio should contain a list of publications; the list of references needs to include your affiliation with each as well as their email address.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least a PhD in Computational Mathematics or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Portfolio
  4. List of References and Contact Information
  5. Research Statement
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 9/10/2020
    Application Due: 9/25/2020
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