Postdoctoral Fellow in Applied Mathematics

ShanghaiTech University - Institute of Mathematical Sciences

About the Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Opening in fall 2018, the Institute of Mathematical Sciences aspires to be a leading research center for mathematics. The Institute will provide an ideal environment for world-class researchers, enabling them to cultivate a new generation of creative talents in all areas of mathematics. Faculty members will be supported by excellent opportunities to hire postdoctoral researchers and doctoral students. The Institute will regularly host international research conferences and longer research programs and host many visiting professors, both for short-term and for long-term. Alongside its research activities, the Institute will also offer active undergraduate and graduate programs for talented students.

About ShanghaiTech University
ShanghaiTech University is an international research university with academic excellence, focused on science and technology. It was founded in 2013, as a joint venture between the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Shanghai Municipal Government. It consists of five schools and three research institutes, including the Institute of Mathematical Sciences. 
ShanghaiTech currently has 500 faculty members, recruited globally, a figure that will grow to 1000 in the next few years. The faculty currently includes three Nobel laureates, six members of the US National Academy of Sciences, two fellows of the Royal Society (UK), twenty-seven members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and three members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

The University’s high ambitions are matched by a well-designed state-of-the-art campus, which will also house the new Institute of Mathematical Sciences. The campus is in the Pudong district of Shanghai, the most cosmopolitan and culturally diverse city in China. The University is committed to providing an international environment, and lecturers are encouraged to teach in English. Candidates from all nationalities are welcome.

About the position available at the Institute for Mathematical Sciences
The institute expects to fill up to six positions in 2018, initially focusing on the following discipline of Applied Mathematics. However, excellent candidates from any area of Mathematical Sciences will be given serious consideration.

Applied mathematics: computational mathematics, data sciences, physical mathematics, mathematical biology, mathematical finance, operations research, actuarial sciences.

Limited-term postdoctoral fellow positions are available for scientists at an earlier career stage. Salaries are competitive and subsidized housing is available for faculty in the faculty village on campus.

The application procedure
Applicants should submit the following documents to talents@shanghaitech.edu.cn and cc ims@shanghaitech.edu.cn:

  • CV, including a list of publications
  • A research statement of up to 5 pages, describing their main achievements to date, as well as outlining the program of research they intend to follow for the next few years.
  • Three letters of recommendation, to be submitted directly to the hiring committee at the address given above by the letter writers.

Applications will be considered starting from February 1, 2018. Applications received after that date will be considered until positions are filled.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to Shanghai for interview beginning in February 2018.


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