Research Associate in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing, Imperial College London

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London. The position is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council and will be part of a multi-university group in the UK (Imperial College London, Exeter, Leeds, Surrey) focussing on time-parallel numerics for atmosphere and ocean simulation.

Closing date: 7 July 2019

Duties and responsibilities
The project will involve working closely with Dr Colin Cotter on the design, implementation and analysis of time-parallel methods for atmosphere and ocean flow, focussing on fundamental proof-of-concept studies using the rotating shallow water equations on the sphere. The spatial discretisation will be based upon compatible finite element methods, implemented using the run-time code generation library Firedrake, also developed at Imperial College London. The postholder will be required to communicate with and visit our collaborators in other universities and our partners at the Met Office.

Essential requirements
The essential requirements for this post are as follow:
• A PhD (or equivalent) in Applied Mathematics or closely related field
• Research experience in design, analysis and implementation of numerical discretisations of partial differential equations
• Clear evidence of outstanding promise and originality in research, with a good publication record, commensurate with career stage
• A strong background in numerical discretisations for partial differential equations
• Excellent written communication skills and the ability to write clearly and succinctly for publication
• Ability to identify, develop and apply new concepts, techniques and methods

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