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POST DATE 8/17/2016
END DATE 11/2/2016

University of California - Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara, CA
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree



Job #JPF00768

* College of Letters & Science - Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences - Mathematics


Open date: August 16th, 2016
Last review date: September 2nd, 2016
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled. Final date: October 31st, 2016
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Junior Specialist Position: Scientific Computation, Simulation, Software Development.

An immediate opening is available for a specialist position in the group of Dr. Paul J. Atzberger, Department of Mathematics at the University of California Santa Barbara

The project area concerns further development of computational software packages for fluctuating hydrodynamics and performing simulation studies in the area of soft materials and fluidics. Dr. Atzberger's group has interests in approaches that include but are not limited to: fluctuating hydrodynamics, fluid- structure interactions, and reduction analysis. For more details see, http://
The University of California Santa Barbara provides a rich multidisciplinary
environment for conducting research. This position is funded by a grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) and is currently anticipated to last six to twelve months depending on budgetary approval .

The Job duties are as follows:
Perform mathematical analysis of numerical methods and develop computational implementations in C/C++ for fluctuating hydrodynamic equations. Carry-out simulatin studies for mesoscopic systems using these methods and LAMMPS MD package.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a B.A. or B.S. in Mathematics and or Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field. In addition a solid background in computational simulation and related programming experience in developing methods (ideally, python, C/C++) and experience with LAMMPS MD software. Also, candidates should have a motivation to develop methods for studying
applications arising in the sciences or engineering.

To apply for this position, applicants should submit a curriculum vita or resume, a statement of research, and arrange for two letters of recommendation.
Materials should be submitted electronically via: [
jobs/8851]. The position is currently an immediate opening with start-date as soon as possible. The review of applications will begin on September 02 ,2016, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. Candidates with questions are also free to contact directly Dr. Atzberger at

The Department of Mathematics is committed to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Santa Barbara, CA


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2 letters of reference required