Job Title: Post Doctoral Research Associate

Location of Position: Troy, NY

Employing Institution: Scientific Computation Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Position Responsibilities: The Scientific Computation Research Center ( at Rensselaer is seeking highly qualified post-doctoral research associates to develop parallel adaptive unstructured mesh technologies that will be applied in multiple application areas involving compressible flows with strong shocks, multiphase flows with phase change, flow over rotors, evolving geometry and others related areas.


The successful candidates will develop and implement parallel algorithms that effectively operate on the current and future heterogeneous massively parallel computer systems to support unstructured mesh methods, anisotropic mesh adaptation, discontinuity capturing, simulation driven evolution of geometry and meshes over complex domains, etc. The successful candidates must be able to interact with faculty, research staff and students in the Scientific Computation Research Center. The successful candidates will also be required to interact with sponsors.


  • PhD in Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Computer/Computational Science, or related discipline.
  • Expertise in a subset of the following areas:
    • Unstructured meshing generation/adaptation technologies
    • Error estimation and indication for anisotropic adaptation
    • Feature detection such as shocks
    • Development and execution of parallel unstructured adaptive simulation technologies
  • Proficiency in FORTRAN, C and/or C++ programming languages and GNU/Linux operating system is required.
  • Good knowledge of parallel programming and high-performance computing.
  • Experience in large-scale software development.
  • Knowledge of modern software engineering tools will be considered favorably.

Close Date: Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Contact: Interested applicants should send a copy of their latest CV with a cover letter or email and names of at least three references.  Applications should be submitted electronically and addressed to Prof. Onkar Sahni ([email protected]).