Multiple Postdoctoral Positions in Applied Mathematics

The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Goettingen, Germany, invites applications for several postdoctoral positions in applied mathematics. The positions are available as early as August 1, 2014 for a period of ca. two years, with the possibility of an extension. The ultimate goal is to image the solar interior (structure and dynamics) in three dimensions using space observations of seismic waves from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. The project will cover different aspects of computational helioseismology, such as (1) development of a forward solver to model the random wave field in the solar interior, (2) linear and non-linear inverse problems, or (3) HPC, processing of very large data sets, compressive sensing, data mining, visualization. The MPS offers outstanding facilities in a brand new building on the Goettingen university campus, close to the mathematics and physics faculties.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in either applied mathematics, mathematics, computer science, or physics. Applications should include a CV, a full list of publications, and a proposed start date, all combined in a single PDF file to with the mention ''Postdoc Applied Maths" in the subject line. Candidates should arrange for at least one letter of recommendation to be emailed to the same address. Applications received by July 1, 2014 will receive full consideration. Remuneration is according to the German public salary scale TVöD. The MPS is an equal opportunity employer and places particular emphasis on providing career opportunities for women.

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Monday, June 30, 2014
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Solar and Stellar Interiors Department (Laurent Gizon)
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