Job Title: Postdoc Position, Isogeometric Reduced Order Methods

Location of Position: Lausanne, Switzerland

Employing Institution: École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne / Akselos

Description of Position: In the framework of an exciting industrial grant between the Chair of Numerical Modelling and Simulation (MNS) at EPFL, led by Annalisa Buffa, and the company Akselos, we are looking for a postdoctoral computational scientist/applied mathematician to work at EPFL on R&D problems that are relevant to Akselos customers. 

Akselos is an MIT spin-off that is providing a revolutionary new reduced order modeling approach for large-scale engineering simulations. Akselos has five main offices around the world with headquarters located on the EPFL campus.

Job description: The component-based reduced basis technology combines the strengths of domain decomposition and model reduction techniques in order to reach unprecedented simulation speed (around 1000 times faster than traditional finite element methods). The successful candidate will join a 2 year project focused on extending the current technology in the context of IsoGeometric Analysis applied to large-scale wind turbine applications.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • a PhD degree from a recognised university either in mathematics, mechanical engineering or related disciplines 
  • a strong background in scientific computing with C++. Experience with open source C++ FEA or CFD libraries is a plus (e.g. libMesh, Deal.II, DUNE, OpenFOAM, PETSc, etc) will be a plus. 
  • creativity and motivation for addressing computational mechanics problems 
  • excellent English language skills 
  • experience with IsoGeometric Analysis and/or model reduction techniques are a plus

We offer:

  • a one year contract, with possible extension to a second year
  • a young and dynamic work environment at one of the top universities in Europe and of a fast developing company 
  • a very competitive salary.

Application Procedure: The position is open starting anytime after November 1st, and applications are welcome until the position will be filled. To submit your application, please write to [email protected] and [email protected] sending your CV, your relevant publications, your graduate transcript(s), a letter of motivation, and two names for references. 

Contact Information: [email protected]