Research Associate

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Colorado Boulder
Department Name: 
Department of Applied Mathematics
Street Line 1: 
1111 Engineering Drive UCB 526
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Colorado invites applicants for a 2-year postdoctoral position in stellar convection modeling and numerical technique development. The successful applicant will work closely with Dr. Nick Featherstone and Professor Keith Julien in one or both of these areas.

This position entails:

    1.  The development and analysis of convection models targeted at understanding solar convective dynamics.
    2.  Co-Development of Rayleigh convection code. Current development goals include optimization of the OpenMP implementation, development of a hybrid GPU/OpenMP/MPI scheme, and implementation of a sparse linear solve. Rayleigh is a open-source software developed through the Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics (CIG; Work in this area will be conducted in close collaboration with CIG.
    3.  Teaching: During each year, the candidate will teach 1 course per semester (spring/fall) for the department. Specific topics will be up to the Associate Chair and the teaching needs of the department.

Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas:

    Computational fluid dynamics
    Astro-geophysical fluid dynamics
    Sparse linear algebra
    Running parallel programs in a remote environment
    Fortran 95/2003
    GPU programming (OpenACC or Cuda)

Curriculum vitae with list of publications, a statement of research interests, a teaching statement, and contact information of at least 3 references should be submitted through the CU Jobs portal at

Position start date will be January 1, 2020.

Questions concerning the position may be sent to Nick Featherstone (

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$60000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$60000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

Medical, Dental, Retirement, PTO, Tuition Benefit and Public Transit Pass.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, August 23, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, September 30, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
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