Postdoctoral Fellow in Inverse Problems

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Position NumberPOST40Working TitlePostdoctoral Fellow in Inverse ProblemsDivisionAcademic AffairsDepartmentCol Liberal Arts & Science (Col)Work UnitMathematics and StatisticsWork LocationFretwellVacancy Open ToAll CandidatesPosition DesignationPost DocEmployment TypeTemporary - Part-timeHours per week40Work SchedulePay Rate48000Minimum Experience/Education

The Postdoctoral appointee must have recently (within the last eight years) been awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., Sc.D., M.D.)

Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:Duties and Responsibilities

A Postdoctoral Fellow (""postdoc"") is a professional apprenticeship designed to provide recent Ph.D. recipients with an opportunity to develop further the research skills acquired in their doctoral programs or to learn new research techniques, in preparation for an academic or research career. In the process of further developing their own research skills, it is expected that Postdoctoral Fellows will also play a significant role in the performance of research at the University and augment the role of graduate faculty in providing research instruction to graduate students. A Postdoctoral Fellow works under the supervision of a regular faculty member, who serves as a mentor to the Fellow, and it is expected that the faculty mentor will impart the realities, and variety, of scientific careers, and will encourage experiences outside the laboratory to broaden postdocs’ aspirations. Within the confines of the particular research focus assigned by that faculty member, the Postdoctoral Fellow functions with a considerable degree of independence and has the freedom (and is expected) to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of appointment. Thus, the role of Postdoctoral Fellows is clearly differentiated from full-time technical employees.

Postdoc appointments are characterized by all of the following conditions:

  • the appointee was recently (within the last eight years) awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., Sc.D., M.D.);
  • the appointment is temporary;
  • the appointment involves substantially full-time research or scholarship;
  • the appointment is viewed as preparatory for a full-time academic and/or research career;
  • the appointee works under the supervision of a faculty member; and
  • the appointee has the freedom and is expected to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of appointment.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. Applicants subject to criminal background check.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.

Other Work/ResponsibilitiesNecessary Licenses or CertificationsProposed Hire Date01/15/2021Expected Length of Assignment12 monthsPosting Open Date10/01/2020Posting Close Date11/30/2020Special Notes to Applicants

Please upload the following documents with your electronic submission:
1) Cover letter
2) Curriculum vita
3) Research interest statement
4) One to three papers/preprints reflecting your research experience

Postdoctoral fellow in artificial intelligence approaches for inverse problems with applications to imaging.
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The duration of this position is a one year position with a possibility of renewal up to three years, subject to a budget approval. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Professor Taufiquar Khan. The research of this candidate will be focused on exploring computational aspects of solving an inverse problem using artificial intelligence approaches such as machine learning with applications to imaging. The candidate is also expected to have sufficient background on regularization of ill-posed inverse problems arising from coefficient inverse problems involving partial differential equations.

The position will begin in January, 2021 (pending hiring and possible visa paperwork). Interested candidates are welcome to send their curriculum vitas, a brief (max one page) statement of research interests and one to three papers/preprints reflecting their research experience to https://jobs.uncc.edu (under “Faculty” please click “Post Doc.”). In addition to submitting your application electronically, please email your materials to Professor Khan’s assistant, Ms. Sarah Hornbeck ([email protected]) Questions about these positions may be directed to Ms. Sarah Hornbeck.

As the largest and most diverse college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 21 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and military sciences, as well as 28 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. With its 35 graduate degrees and 78 undergraduate degree options, the College is connected to the world and its concerns, and is particularly supportive of the greater Charlotte region.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research-intensive urban university, located on an expanding modern campus. The second largest of the 16 UNC System campuses, UNC Charlotte offers more than 30,000 culturally and ethnically diverse students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus and an APLU Innovation and Economic Prosperity University. It supports faculty with excellent family and medical leave policies, junior faculty development awards, internal faculty research grant opportunities, and other research opportunities. Charlotte offers a dynamic space to live, work and connect for faculty, students, alumni, and staff, with its outstanding cultural, recreational, and business amenities. As the 15th largest U.S. city, Charlotte is consistently ranked one of the best cities to live (#20 by U.S. News & World Report.)

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.

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