Job Title: Peter O'Donnell Jr. Postdoctoral Fellowship

Location of Position: Austin, Texas

Employing Institution: Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences

Details of Position: Postdoctoral researchers are vital to the Oden Institute’s world-renowned work in interdisciplinary education and research. Each year the Institute seeks outstanding researchers trained at the interfaces of computer science, mathematics, statistics, high performance computing, and applications across science, engineering, and medicine for the prestigious Peter O’Donnell, Jr., Postdoctoral Fellowship. O'Donnell Fellows perform interdisciplinary research with exceptional faculty in areas such as computational mechanics and computational oncology, among many others. They also have the opportunity to participate in external collaborations and access world-class computational tools at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, such as Frontera, one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers and the fastest supercomputer on a university campus. The Oden Institute has a number of strategic partnerships with other institutions, including MD Anderson Cancer Center, The Alan Turing Institute, and several European universities. Depending on the particular circumstances (research area, research advisor, and Oden Institute center/group of affiliation), there may be opportunities for Peter O'Donnell, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellows to participate in exchange programs with these partners. Fellowship salaries are $74,000 a year and include a relocation stipend of up to $1,000. Applications are accepted September – December and can be accessed here (PDF file). Fellowships are for the period September 1 — August 31, and dependent upon funding availability and performance. They may be extended for an additional year.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Candidates must display a significant ability to contribute to Oden Institute interdisciplinary research efforts in broad areas across computational science and engineering. In general, fellowship recipients collaborate in research under the supervision of one or more Oden Institute core faculty members for one year. The fellowship may be extended for an additional year depending on performance and availability of funds.
  • Without prior approval from the Oden Institute Director, applicants must not concurrently hold another fellowship or similar award from the University of Texas System or any other entity.
  • Must not have received your PhD more than two years prior to the Fellowship start date in September.

Application Procedure: See

Contact Information[email protected]


Closing Date: 12/1/2023