Research Associate (Postdoctoral Position), Data Driven Methods and Scientific Computing, Departments of Applied Mathematics/Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington

University of Washington - Seattle, WA4.1

Full-timeEstimated: $51,000 - $67,000 a year
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Organization: Applied Mathematics

Title: Research Associate (Postdoctoral Position), Data Driven Methods and Scientific Computing, Departments of Applied Mathematics/Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington

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Position Description
We are seeking outstanding candidates for a full-time research associate (postdoctoral) position to work on data-driven methods and scientific computing at the University of Washington in Seattle. The position will be jointly supported by the Brunton (http://faculty.washington.edu/sbrunton/) and Kutz (http://faculty.washington.edu/kutz/) research groups at UW, in the mechanical engineering and applied mathematics departments respectively. Research Associates have an annual service period of 12 months.

Research topics of interest include developing data-driven methods, i.e. machine learning and applied optimization, for modeling and controlling dynamical systems, with a wide range of applications in fluid dynamics, neuroscience, manufacturing, nonlinear optics, materials science, etc.

The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University is the 2006 recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility, and is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty. Our NSF-supported ADVANCE program http://advance.washington.edu/ is dedicated to increasing the participation of women in STEM disciplines.

Qualifications
Ideal candidates will have strong past experience in data-driven science and engineering and an interest in working in a dynamic and collaborative research group. Research independence, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to set and accomplish research goals are essential. Research Associates will gain leadership and mentoring experience working with our graduate students and will also facilitate interactions with our international network of interdisciplinary collaborators.

Instructions
Candidates can apply for the position via interfolio. Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and research statement. Additionally, please arrange for three or more letter of recommendation to be submitted to interfolio. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.