Research Fellow (80991-117)

University of Warwick - Department of Mathematics

Fixed Term Contract for three years.

You will undertake research as part of the Leverhulme Trust funded project “The Nature of Interatomic Forces in Metallic Systems” to assist the investigators, Prof. Christoph Ortner (Mathematics) and Dr James Kermode (Warwick Centre for Predictive Modelling/Engineering) in the successful execution of the project. Key objectives are (i) to characterise the locality of forces and energy in metals, (ii) to develop novel interatomic potentials and (iii) to apply these to prototype applications including the interaction between dislocations and point defects and the brittle-ductile transition in metals.

Two linked postdoc positions are available, one in Mathematics and one in Engineering, and close collaboration between mathematics (random matrices, approximation theory, numerical analysis) and materials modelling (density functional theory, tight binding, interatomic potentials) will be required to achieve these objectives.

You will undertake independent and collaborative research and will be expected to write up your research for publication, and will be responsible for ensuring that project objectives and deadlines are met.

You will have a developing research profile with the ability to publish high quality research. You will have experience in one or more of the following areas: (1) approximation theory and numerical analysis; (2) random matrix theory, weak localisation, Anderson localisation; (3) electronic structure models. Some scientific computing skills and/or exposure to machine learning will be beneficial.

Note there are two positions available, one in Mathematics and one in the School of Engineering (post no. 80976). Applicants who are qualified for both posts are encouraged to apply for both.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.

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