Job Title: Openings for Postdoctoral Research Associate at SCOREC, RPI

Location of Position: Troy, New York

Employing Institution: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Description of Position: The Scientific Computation Research Center ( at Rensselaer is seeking a highly motivated individual to develop unstructured mesh technologies, and associated software, to be applied to a wide range of challenging scientific problems including the mechanics of ice sheets, fusion energy systems and aircrafts. The successful candidates must be able to interact with faculty and students at Rensselaer as well as computational physicists and computer scientist at partner DOE and DOD laboratories and universities.

Minimum Qualifications: Qualifications for consideration include:

  • PhD in Computational Physics, Computer/Computational Science, Scientific Computing, Applied Mathematics, or related engineering or science discipline.
  • Expertise in a subset of the following:
    • Development of unstructured mesh-based PIC calculation methods.
    • Development of adaptive unstructured mesh procedures.
    • Coupling large scale codes to combine different mesh-based calculations including particles.
    • Development of parallel computing methods, and associated software, that will execute on large scale parallel computing systems that include accelerators (e.g. GPUs).
  • Good experience in parallel programming and high-performance computing with emphasis on next generation HPC systems including platform portable libraries such as Kokkos.
  • Good knowledge of C, C++, and/or FORTRAN programming languages and GNU/Linux operating system is required.

Application Procedure: Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, copy of their latest CV, research statement, and names/email addresses for at least three references directly to

COVID-19 Pandemic Protocols: Rensselaer requires all faculty and staff to be vaccinated (and boosted when eligible) against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.

Contact InformationProf. Onkar Sahni, [email protected]


Closing Date: 11/14/2023