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Deadline: 2016-03-31
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Research Fellow in Mathematical Sciences at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Research Fellow (Mathematical Sciences)
Monash University

Candidates are sought for two Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions at the School of Mathematical Sciences, Clayton campus, Monash University, to participate in a research project on “Advanced Simulation Methods for the Coupled Solar Interior and Atmosphere”. The two postdocs will collaborate with the project team to develop advanced numerical methods and carry out large-scale simulations that allow us to address challenging questions in the area of wave propagation in the solar interior and atmosphere.

Research Fellow (Position A)

The first postdoctoral fellow (Position A) will focus on developing novel numerical methods and software for parallel simulation of compressible fluids on adaptive grids. The fellow will be supervised by Professor Hans De Sterck, in collaboration with Professor Clinton Groth from University of Toronto.

To be considered for Position A you will have a PhD in applied/computational mathematics, mechanical/aerospace engineering, or computational science, with specialisation in one or more of numerical methods for PDEs (hyperbolic conservation laws), scalable solvers, or computational fluid dynamics. Experience with parallel programming in C++ is desirable. Specific research topics of interest include parallel linear and nonlinear solvers for high-order accurate implicit time integration, and parallel adaptive grid refinement with error estimation.

Research Fellow (Position B)

The second postdoctoral fellow (Position B) will focus on the computational study of wave propagation in the solar interior and atmosphere using high-performance simulation codes. The fellow will be supervised by Professor Paul Cally (Monash) and Dr Sergiy Shelyag (Northumbria University).

To be considered for Position B you will have a PhD in applied mathematics, computational (astro)physics, solar physics, or a related discipline. Familiarity with magnetohydrodynamics, solar or stellar astrophysics and/or some experience in helioseismology would be an advantage. Specific topics of research will include numerical simulation of MHD waves in the solar interior and atmosphere, including data analysis, visualisation and solar physics interpretation.

The intended start date for these positions is between June and September 2016 (negotiable).

Your online application must address the selection criteria, identify the position you are applying for (Position A or B) and include contact details for 3 referees.

Applications must be made via the Monash website and your application must address the selection criteria.


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