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February 2016: Postdoctoral Position, Scalable Solvers for CFD on Adaptive Grids

posted Feb 24, 2016, 6:50 PM by Hans De Sterck

Candidates are sought for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position at the School of Mathematical Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

The position focuses on developing novel numerical methods and software for parallel simulation of compressible fluids on adaptive grids. Specific research topics of interest include parallel linear and nonlinear solvers for high-order accurate implicit time integration, and parallel adaptive grid refinement with error estimation. The fellow will be supervised by Professor Hans De Sterck, in a project that involves collaboration with Professor Clinton Groth from the University of Toronto.

We are looking for accomplished candidates with a PhD in applied/computational mathematics, mechanical/aerospace engineering, or computational science, and with specialization in one or more of numerical methods for PDEs (hyperbolic conservation laws), scalable solvers, or computational fluid dynamics.  Experience with parallel programming in C++ is desirable. This is one of two postdoctoral positions in an interdisciplinary project on "Advanced Simulation Methods for the Coupled Solar Interior and Atmosphere". The second postdoctoral fellow will use the advanced simulation techniques developed in the project to address challenging questions in the area of wave propagation in the solar interior and atmosphere.

Monash University is a leading Australian research university that ranks in the top-100 globally. Monash University is located in Melbourne, which is a major cosmopolitan centre and has been named the world's most liveable city for five years in a row. This postdoctoral position is for two years, with an intended start date between June and September 2016 (negotiable). The annual salary is approximately A$80,000.

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The closing date for applications is 31 March 2016.

Please contact with any questions.