Job Title: Post Doctoral Research Associate

Location of Position: Troy, NY

Employing Institution: Scientific Computation Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,

Description of Position: 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 areas of application including fusion modeling, computational fluid dynamics and others.

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 for particle-in-cell methods, mesh adaptation, 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.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  •  PhD in Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Computer/Computational Science, or related discipline.
  • Have expertise in a subset of the areas listed and be interested in working closely with others that provide expertise in the other areas:
    • Unstructured meshing generation/adaptation technologies,
    • Meshing operations involving high-order geometry for both the mesh and the domain being analyzed,
    • Development of parallel unstructured adaptive simulation technologies.
  • Experience in parallel programming and high performance computing.
  • Good knowledge of FORTRAN, C and/or C++ programming languages and GNU/Linux operating system is required.
  • Knowledge of modern software engineering tools will be considered favorable
Application Procedure: 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. Mark Shephard ([email protected]). 

Contact Information: 
Prof. Mark Shephard
Scientific Computation Research Center
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Email: [email protected]

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