Jobs in the School of Mathematics

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Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

Closing date : 31/07/2015

Reference : E&PS-06548

Faculty / Organisational unit : Engineering & Physical Sciences

School / Directorate : School of Mathematics

Division : Applied Mathematics

Employment type : Permanent

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester

Salary : £34,233 to £47,328 per annum

Hours per week : Full-time

You will join the Applied Mathematics Group within the School of Mathematics at the University of Manchester. We welcome applications from researchers whose interests complement and extend existing activity within the School. Researchers with interests addressing data-driven or interdisciplinary applications (for example in industry, medicine, biology or geophysics) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Your primary duties will lie in research and teaching, with some administrative duties. You will be expected to build independent and externally funded research programmes in any areas which complement and strengthen existing fields of research, and which are aligned with the University and Faculty research strategies.

You must have (or be on course for) a PhD in a relevant discipline and ideally have experience of inter-disciplinary research. Also required are a record of original high-quality research, with evidence given by publications in internationally-leading journals, good communication skills and an ability to foster interdisciplinary collaboration, the capability for developing and leading new research areas, establishing links with industry and other academic researchers, and generating funding streams from research councils, the European Commission and industry, the potential for knowledge transfer to industry, and the ability to deliver high-quality lectures and tutorials / supervisions to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The post is available from 1 September 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The School of Mathematics is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School received a Bronze Award in 2013 for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit http://www.maths.manchester.ac.uk/about-us/athena-swan/.

Further particulars and application details can be found here.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
General informal enquiries
Professor Peter Duck, Head of School (Mathematics)
Email: peter.duck@manchester.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)161 275 5831

Subject-specific enquiries
Professor Oliver E Jensen (Mathematics)
Email: oliver.jensen@manchester.ac.uk
Telephone: + 44 (0)161 306 3685

General enquiries:
Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk
Telephone: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:
Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk
Telephone: 01565 818 234

Research Associate in Ultrasonic Propagation in Complex Media

Closing date : 14/08/2015
Reference : E&PS-06798
Faculty / Organisational unit : Engineering & Physical Sciences
School / Directorate : School of Mathematics
Division : Mathematics General Admin
Employment type : Fixed Term
Duration : Available from 01/10/2015 to 30/09/2018
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Salary : £30,434 to £37,394 per annum
Hours per week : full time

This is an opportunity to join the School’s Waves in Complex Continua Group.

You will undertake a theoretical investigation of wave propagation in aggregated or partially structured particulate materials in suspension. This post is part of a larger research programme between the Universities of Loughborough, Leeds and Manchester that aims to identify ways to interpret ultrasonic measurements as a means of characterising inhomogeneous materials such as composites.

The Waves in Complex Continua Group has broad research interests in wave propagation and scattering in fluids and solids, with applications including aero and hydroacoustics, elasticity, and industrial and biological composite materials.

Other activity in physical applied mathematics within the School of Mathematics includes areas such as high Reynolds number and experimental fluid dynamics, fluid-structure interactions, granular materials, inverse problems and combustion theory.

You should have, or be working towards, a PhD level qualification or experience in applied mathematics or a related discipline. Experience of continuum theory modelling such as fluid or solid mechanics is essential, and knowledge of wave propagation or scattering theory would be highly advantageous.

You must also have knowledge of skills commensurate with the intended analyses. You should be capable of working under your own initiative and interacting with a research team, so excellent communication and organisational skills are required.

The School of Mathematics is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School received a Bronze Award in 2013 for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit http://www.maths.manchester.ac.uk/about-us/athena-swan/.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Professor I. David Abrahams

Email: i.d.abrahams@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: 0161 275 5901

Or

Dr William J Parnell

Email: William.J.Parnell@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: 0161 275 5908

General enquiries:

Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:

Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk

Tel: 01565 818 234

Date of external posting: Monday 20 July 2015

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars and application details.

Research Associates in Large Scale Linear Algebra (3 posts)

Closing date : 24/08/2015
Reference : E&PS-06816
Faculty / Organisational unit : Engineering & Physical Sciences
School / Directorate : School of Mathematics
Division : Applied Mathematics
Employment type : Fixed Term
Duration : Available from 01/11/2015 for 3 years
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Salary : £30,434 to £37,394 per annum
Hours per week : full time

We have three vacancies available in the Numerical Linear Algebra Group at the University of Manchester, England.

You will join Numerical Linear Algebra for Future and Emerging Technologies (NLAFET) collaboration, a project funded by the European Commission and involving University of Manchester, INRIA, Umea University, and STFC/RAL.

You will conduct research on dense and sparse linear algebra solvers, aiming at a significant reduction of communication and thus suitable for future and emerging large-scale computers. The algorithms developed will be validated on several applications targeted by NLAFET, such as computational fluid dynamics, astrophysics, etc. A close collaboration and visits with the other partners of the project will be involved.

Future extreme-scale supercomputers will be heterogeneous and lead to new and challenging demands for efficient numerical algorithms and parallel software libraries. The aim of NLAFET is to tackle these challenges and ultimately deliver new scalable numerical libraries for fundamental problems in numerical linear algebra, including the solution of dense and sparse systems of equations and eigenvalue problems. Achieving this requires a co-design effort including developing novel algorithms, exploration of advanced scheduling strategies and runtime systems, offline and online autotuning, as well as avoiding communication and synchronization bottlenecks.

These positions will focus on design, implementation, and evaluation of parallel algorithms for matrix eigenvalue problems with regards to the extreme-scale challenges. The research will be done in close collaboration with recognized researchers and PhD students in the research group, as well as with other partners in NLAFET.

You should have a PhD in applied mathematics or computer science and expertise in numerical linear algebra and high-performance computing.

The particular focus of this post is:

  • Numerical linear algebra (analysis, algorithms, rounding error analysis) for basic algorithms (LU, Cholesky, QR, eigenvalue, and SVD) on extreme scale machines.
  • Prototype software, develop scalability and identify and expose tunable components for multicore and hybrid hardware configurations.

The School of Mathematics is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School received a Bronze Award in 2013 for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit http://www.maths.manchester.ac.uk/about-us/athena-swan/

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Professor Jack Dongarra, Turing Fellow.

Email: dongarra@icl.utk.edu

General enquiries:

Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:

Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk

Tel: 01565 818 234

Date of external posting: Thursday 23 July 2015

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars and application details can be found here.

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