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Application deadline: 19th April 2013
£26,450 to £29,710 per annum
Satellite Oceanography, Marine Physics and Ocean Climate, Directorate of Science and Technology, National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton
Application deadline: 4th March 2013
The Physics Department at King's College London (http://www.kcl.ac.uk/physics) has an opening for a Lectureship in the Theory and Simulation of Condensed Matter group. Any qualified person with specialisation in condensed matter theory or modeling will be considered.
Application deadline: 6th February 2013
The University of Southampton has a significant community of computational modelling research and infrastructure across all our Faculties, offering a multitude of opportunities for state-of-the-art research that exploits the power of computer simulations. Southampton hosts the largest university-owned computational cluster in the United Kingdom (Iridis, 12,000 cores) and has more than 200 academic staff and their groups working on computational modelling. Southampton's EPSRC funded Doctoral Training Centre in Complex Systems Simulations is training 20 PhD students per year in the simulation of complex systems. One of only two European Microsoft Institutes for High Performance Computing is located at the University.
Application deadline: 25th January 2013
Applicants are invited for a joint post in the School of Pharmacy and the School of Mathematical Sciences, in a project measuring and modelling the role of poly(A) metabolism in rapid transcriptional regulation.
Application deadline: 26th August 2012
This is a EPSRC-funded post-doctoral position as part of the SCID project [http://scid-project.org](http://scid-project.org). It is for a person with physics-skills/mindset who will be part of the complex systems group in the Department of Physics in the University of Manchester. The work is applying techniques from physics to modelling complex social simulation models. Thus some interest in simulation models may including more abstract individual-based simulations is also desirable.
Application deadline: 2nd August 2012
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work with Professor Jonathan Essex and Dr Chris-Kriton Skylaris on the simulation of the association of new types of lipid-based ligands with a protein that is central to the function of the human immune system.
Application deadline: 21st June 2012
Prof. Des Higgins (of ClustalW fame) is looking for a Post-doc to work on multiple sequence alignment methods. (University College Dublin)
Application deadline: 18th June 2012
The project is funded by the US Air Force for an initial period of 1 year with the possibility to extend to 3 years.
The ideal candidate would have experience in the development of isogeometric finite element techniques.
Application deadline: 3rd May 2012
We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher to work for three years on an exciting project at the interface between mathematics, physics and computational science. The project aims to develop new mathematical and computational models of liquid crystals configurations that will have practical use in modelling optical devices and liquid crystals doped with nano- and micro-particles.
Application deadline: 29th March 2012
The University of Pittsburgh is starting a new interdisciplinary PhD Program in Computational Modeling & Simulation and we are currently searching for candidates for Fall 2012.
Application deadline: 19th February 2012
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position, which will initially be for 2 years, at the Optoelectronics Research Centre in the area of theory and modelling of optical waveguides with microelectromechanical actuation.
Application deadline: 7th October 2011
High Performance Computing Wales (HPC Wales) is a £40 million five-year project to give businesses and universities involved in commercially focused research across Wales access to the most advanced and evolving computing technology available.
HPC Wales is a partnership between Welsh Government and the Higher Education Institutes in Wales who have established a Special Purpose Vehicle and Limited Company to deliver the project.
PhD Studentship, University of Southampton: "Physics-based modelling of wear of UHMWPE used in total joint replacement. A novel approach based on level set and finite element techniques"
Application deadline: 11th September 2011
Borrowing recent ideas from computer graphics techniques developed for the movie and gaming industries, the goal of this project is to develop a generic computational modelling platform combining level set and fast marching methods together with finite element techniques to simulate explicitly the wear of UHMWPE. Level set and/or fast marching methods will be used to track interfaces between virgin and worn UHMWPE phases while finite element techniques will handle the physics-based constitutive equations describing the behaviour of UHMWPE.
Application deadline: 14th July 2011
The individual will conduct research in climate modelling in support of the National Centre for Earth Observation. This research focuses on the improvement of the Met Office JULES land-surface model. JULES is written in Fortran 90, and calculates the fluxes of carbon, water and energy from the land to the atmosphere, it combines models of various land-surface processes, e.g., evapotranspiration, photosynthesis and energy exchange. JULES can be used as a stand-alone model or can be coupled to a general circulation model of the atmosphere. The objective of the work is to improve the integration between the JULES model and satellite data. This will involve improving the calculation of absorption and scattering of solar radiation by the land surface vegetation in JULES.
Application deadline: 11th October 2011
A PhD studentship is available in the AFM research group, School of Engineering
Sciences (SES), which fully covers University tuition fees (at EU/UK level**)
and provides a tax-free bursary of £16,000 per year for a 3.5-year
Application deadline: 31st May 2011
This is a prestigious BBSRC CASE PhD studentship which is supported by Boehringer Ingelheim who will enhance its tax-free stipend (approximately £16,000 p.a. and subject to annual increase) and will provide periods of placement within the company’s research laboratories in Germany.
Applicants should have a good (preferably first or 2:1) degree in Chemistry, Physics or related subject and a keen interest in computational chemistry and biochemistry.
EPSRC CASE PhD studenthship in Large-scale quantum simulations of chemical reactions on entire metal nanoparticles
Application deadline: 31st May 2011
This is a prestigious 42 month EPSRC CASE PhD studentship which is supported by Johnson Matthey who will enhance its tax-free stipend and will provide periods of placement within the company’s research laboratories.
Applicants should have a good (preferably first or 2:1) degree in Chemistry, Physics or related subject and a keen interest in computational chemistry.
Application deadline: 30th June 2011
An experienced researcher is required to work on a European project funded under the Marie Curie Actions (people) program to develop improved Computational Aero-Acoustics (CAA) tools for predicting noise propagation in turbofan aircraft engines.
Application deadline: 16th May 2011
You are invited to apply for the post of Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work closely with Dr R Edwards on a BBSRC-funded project to develop and apply computational tools for the prediction of protein motifs that mediate protein-protein interactions.
Application deadline: 4th April 2011
We are seeking an engineer to join one of the University’s most successful industrial units to provide consultancy using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).
Application deadline: 30th June 2011
The IBM India Semiconductor Research and Development Center invites applications from outstanding scientists/engineers for multiple positions in the area of nano science and technology at IBM, Bangalore, India. The candidates are expected to contribute to the design, theory, and modeling of next generation semiconductor nanodevices. The research and development work involves ab-initio physics based modeling and Technology-CAD for the 32/22/14nm and beyond devices.
Application deadline: 1st March 2011
Chair in Computational Modelling of Molecular Systems - Southampton
Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences, School of Chemistry
You must be an established international leader, wishing to build a substantial research programme at Southampton. A track record of internationally leading and well funded research in computational modelling are both essential requirements. Candidates with outstanding research profiles in all relevant areas will be considered.
Joining the Computational Systems Chemistry group in the School of Chemistry, you will benefit from the University's recent investment in High Performance Computing (http://cmg.soton.ac.uk/iridis), the EPSRC-funded Institute for Complex Systems Simulation (http://www.icss.soton.ac.uk/), and the University's Computational Modelling Group (http://cmg.soton.ac.uk/). You will be expected to contribute towards the teaching activities within the School.
Application deadline: 31st May 2011
The Smarter Cities Technology Centre (SCTC) is a new IBM Research Centre based in Dublin, Ireland. We are leading the transformation to Smarter Cities for our planet's population centres through an exciting programme of collaborative research with Universities, Vendors, Businesses and Government Agencies across the world. This research program is headed by one of IBM's Leading Scientists based in IBM Watson which is the main global centre for research in supercomputing.
IBM Smarter Planet would like to recruit 6 Senior Research Scientists in the following areas:
1) IBM Senior Research Scientist Communication Protocols and Network Architectures
2) IBM Senior Research Scientist Exascale Technologies
3) IBM Senior Research Scientist Parallel Discrete Event Simulations
Reader/Senior Lecturer in Operational Research/Management Science University of Southampton - School of Mathematics/School of Management
Application deadline: 26th November 2010
The LANCS Initiative (see http://www.lancs-initiative.ac.uk) is a £13 million project to expand UK research capacity in the foundations of Operational Research (OR). LANCS is a collaboration between four of the leading OR research groups in the UK (Lancaster, Cardiff and Nottingham are joined with Southampton in the Initiative).
Benefiting from their position within the research-oriented culture of a Russell Group University, the Schools of Management and Mathematics are seeking to consolidate strength in Operational Research/Management Science (OR/MS). Through the LANCS Initiative, three excellent appointments have already been made at Lecturer level. Applications are now invited for the post of Reader/Senior Lecturer in OR/MS. All four of these posts are joint appointments between the two Schools.
Application deadline: 22nd November 2010
The Centre for Computational Science (http://ccs.chem.ucl.ac.uk/) at UCL is seeking high quality applicants for a range of new projects described below. Several of these are aligned with the activities of the new UCL Computational Life and Medical Sciences Network (http://www.clms.ucl.ac.uk/). The successful candidates will join a very active inter-disciplinary group, working on international projects in fields ranging from condensed matter physics and chemistry to life sciences and medicine.
Application deadline: 16th November 2010
Multiple Ph.D. and a post-doctoral position in the general area of bioinformatics are open in the Applied Algorithmics Lab at the University of Connecticut.
Imperial College London: non-clinical Lecturers for Faculties of Engineering, Medicine and Natural Sciences
Application deadline: 4th January 2011
Imperial College London intends to appoint a significant number of non-clinical Lecturers to our Faculties of Engineering, Medicine and Natural Sciences, with outstanding ability and potential.
Application deadline: 9th November 2010
The School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) invites applications from outstanding researchers for a post-doctoral research fellowship on the EPSRC-funded R-Futures project.
ECS is the pre-eminent school of its kind in the UK with a world-class reputation for computer science and electronics, and a growing reputation for fundamental and applied complex systems modelling.
The R-Futures research programme is led by Southampton and brings together a world-class interdisciplinary team to model the resilience of the UK’s interdependent infrastructure systems to natural hazards and malign threats. The research team combines social scientists with researchers in civil and environmental engineering and complex systems simulation.
This appointment is an opportunity for a researcher with proven ability in developing complex systems simulations for real-world problems in science or engineering. Experience in networks science or modelling transport or energy networks is desirable. An appetite for interdisciplinary collaboration is required.
Application deadline: 15th November 2010
This appointment is an opportunity for a researcher with an outstanding track record to join and help to develop a complexity science activity within ECS’s Science and Engineering of Natural Systems (SENSe) research group.
Candidates should be engaged in a combination of fundamental and applied complexity science research, employing and developing novel computational methodologies. The use of complex systems simulation to help solve real-world problems in science or engineering will be an advantage. Experience of securing research funding and of teaching and supervising at undergraduate/post-graduate level is desirable. The successful applicant will be closely involved in Southampton’s Doctoral Training Centre in Complex Systems Simulation and will be expected to play a leading role in developing new collaborative research activities across the University.
Application deadline: 22nd October 2010
Closing date: 22nd October 2010
Post Type: full-time, fixed term 3 years
We need an imaginative and talented researcher to develop innovative computing techniques in support of cutting-edge research in climate science, Earth observation and other areas of environmental science.
You will be either an environmental scientist with a strong interest in computing or a computer scientist or software engineer with a strong interest in environmental science. You will need to be able to work individually and in small teams and to be able to communicate with colleagues from different disciplines.
Application deadline: 30th November 2010
GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Potsdam University and Freie Universitt Berlin invite applications for
10 PhD fellowships in the field of simulation of Earth System processes.
We aim to train a new generation of young, interdisciplinary scientists with skills in combining applied geosciences with the development of physical concepts of Earth systems, mathematical abstraction, and the use of high-performance computing.
Application deadline: 24th September 2010
Industrial Mathematics KTN and Roxar (www.roxar.com) are seeking an academic partner and a PhD student with an expertise in cloud computing for an Industrial Mathematics Internship.
Roxar(Oxford): Using cloud computing for oilfield reservoir simulation
Strong programming skills are required, especially in scripting languages.
Center for International Development at Harvard University (CID): Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Networks/Complexity
Application deadline: 15th August 2010
The Center for International Development at Harvard University (CID) is recognized as a global leader in research to advance human well-being and economic progress in the developing world by expanding the understanding of development challenges and offering viable solutions to global poverty. The CID has an immediate opening for a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Networks and Economic Complexity to conduct interdisciplinary research in the area of economic development for the Growth and Empowerment Labs based at the CID.
Application deadline: 31st July 2010
Roundabouts are currently modelled by the software package ARCADY through the empirical relationships that predict the capacity of a roundabout given its geometry. These ARCADY relationships were developed through regression analysis on the geometry of a set of test roundabouts, but the developments of new roundabout layouts combined with gradual changes in vehicle characteristics and driver behaviour mean that these relationships need to be expanded to encompass a wider range of scenarios.
Application deadline: 20th August 2010
NOTE DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 20 AUGUST -- A funded PhD position is available in the National Oceanography Centre from Oct 2010 to study the Agulhas current from Space. This will suit an engineer of physicist with strong computing skills who desires to apply those skills to oceanography and climate
Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Parallel Computing for Partial Differential Equations in Biomechanics
Application deadline: 7th June 2010
Post-doctoral research fellow sought to work for three years on an EPSRC-funded project entitled Acoustic Localisation of Coronary Artery Stenosis. This project is concerned with mathematical modelling and development of novel software for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease. It is a joint effort with biomedical engineers at Queen Mary University of London and Barts & The Royal London NHS Trust (Whitechapel), and with mathematicians at North Carolina State University.
Application deadline: 30th May 2010
We need to recruit engineers with good knowledge of FEA
and/or Fracture & Fatigue.
Application deadline: 24th May 2010
Development of Surrogate Modelling Techniques for Applications in Orthopaedic Biomechanics
Application deadline: 31st March 2010
There are excellent postgraduate opportunities for EU resident students with a good degree in a variety of disciplines to receive an interdisciplinary 4-year PhD training in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, based in Dublin (funded through IRCSET GREP and by SFI).
Application deadline: 3rd March 2010
School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Manchester
Application deadline: 7th January 2010
Post-doctoral research fellow sought to work for three years on an EPSRC funded project Acoustic Localisation of Coronary Artery Stenosis. This is concerned with mathematical modelling and development of novel software for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease. It is a joint effort with biomedical engineers at Queen Mary University of London and Barts & The Royal London NHS Trust (Whitechapel), and with mathematicians at North Carolina State University.
Application deadline: 15th January 2010
The Astrophysical Relativity Division of the Albert Einstein Institute (Max-Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics) in Potsdam (Germany) seeks a creative individual with experience in both scientific research and information technology (IT) to fill a new hybrid research/IT position within the Institute. While great flexibility is left in the vision of the position, which the candidate will also help define, the successful applicant is expected to assist the scientists in their computational efforts to model sources of gravitational waves. On a case-by-case basis, the successful applicant may also negotiate a fraction of his/her time for use in independent research.