Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Applied Mathematics 

Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
21 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Applied Mathematics 

Job number    ACAD103019 
Division/School   School of Mathematics 
Contract type   Fixed term contract staff 
Working pattern   Full time 
Salary   £36,613 - £41,212 per annum 
Closing date for applications   26-Nov-2017 

We are looking to recruit a passionate and driven researcher to join a ground-breaking, multidisciplinary project as a Post-Doctoral Senior Research Associate, tenable from 01 January 2018 for a duration of 2-years with the potential of an extension for a further year.

Positions are funded by an EPSRC Programme grant “Chemistry and Mathematics in Phase Space” (CHAMPS), which seeks to design new methods and tools to cope with the explosion in dynamical information coming out of modern experiments and classical and quantum molecular dynamics simulations in chemistry and chemical biology. To date, multidimensional datasets (e.g., from molecular dynamics simulations) tend to focus only on the 3n-dimensional configuration-space data. We aim to utilize methods in nonlinear dynamics and machine learning to cope with 6n-dimensional phase-space representations of molecular dynamics datasets. This will enable the formulation of comprehensible analytical models which capture the key dynamics of complex systems, and provide fundamental microscopic insight into the behaviour of dynamical systems.

This Bristol-based programme offers a significant degree of flexibility: you will be offered the chance to work with investigators at Leeds, Cardiff and Imperial College London, as well as working alongside industrial partners (e.g., Dassault Systems, Oracle, interactive Scientific, etc.) to co-develop research ideas and skills working with several partners across a range of exciting new areas. This unique offering aims to provide the role-holder the opportunity to further develop strong professional networks spanning academia and industry, along with the experience of trans-disciplinary and collaborative working culture.

This exciting, unprecedented partnership between mathematicians and chemists will bridge several critical research themes. The scientist trained in this programme will develop unmatched interdisciplinary skills spanning mathematics, computational science, molecular simulation, scientific software development, high-performance computing, big data analysis, and machine learning. We welcome applicants with the drive and determination to focus on and organize multiple projects concurrently.

We particularly welcome applicants who hold a PhD in Chemical Physics.

For informal enquiries and further detail, please feel free to contact Professor Steve Wiggins:  

Note: It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure their referees send a letter of reference by email to at the point of application.
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