Postdoc position in parallel solvers for sparse saddle-point systems at CIMNE/UPC, Barcelona (Spain)

CIMNE, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Job Description: 

The International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) is seeking a postdoctoral candidate in parallel sparse linear algebra for saddle-point type linear systems, arising from the finite element approximation of Navier-Stokes, Maxwell and Magnetohydrodynamics problems.

The candidate will belong to the newly created Computational Mathematics and Physics department, which will be focused on the development of computational methods for the numerical approximation of Partial Differential Equations (PDEs).

The creation of this group is funded by the Starting Grant COMFUS, recently awarded to Dr. Santiago Badia by the European Research Council (ERC). COMFUS is a five-year project that aims to advance in the field of numerical methods for fusion reactors technology. It involves the numerical approximation of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), electromagnetics and plasma physics.

We are looking for excellent candidates holding a PhD in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or Computational Mechanics/Physics. Strong background on sparse linear algebra, parallel computing and domain decomposition techniques will be highly appreciated. She/He would collaborate in the development of parallel linear solvers for saddle-point problems. The applications to be simulated in this project require state-of-the-art large scale computing.

The position will remain opened till filled, but it is recommended to apply before the end of January 2011. The appointment can be extended to five years, and the salary, among 32,000-39,000 EUR, will depend on experience.

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Send your application, providing CV, to:
Recommendation letters will likely be requested.
Dr. Santiago Badia
CIMNE - International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering

Job Categories: 
Research institutes
Deadline for Application: 
Dec 31 2011