Post doctoral research fellow in mathematics at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Mathematics and Statistics/The Centre for Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (CTCC) Application deadline: 28.04.11 The following reference number must be quoted in your application: 2011/618 The University of Tromsø has a position vacant as post doctoral research fellow in mathematics. The position of post doctoral research fellow position is for a fixed term of three years. The Faculty of Science and Technology consists of the following departments: Department of Physics and Technology, Department of Geology, Department of Computer Science, Department of Chemistry, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and Department of Engineering and Safety. The position is organized under the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. For further information, please contact: Professor Tor Flå, phone: +47 77 64 40 24, e-mail: email@example.com
A doctoral degree is a prerequisite for appointment in the position of post doctoral research fellow. A Norwegian doctoral degree within applied mathematics or scientific computing and modelling within theoretical physics or chemistry, or an equivalent foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree. The successful candidate is expected to devote her/his research time on Multiwavelet algorithms for solving the Kohn-Sham (KS) equation, obtaining the KS-orbitals and their energies in a linearly scaling manner. This problem reduces to the challenge of developing algorithms that only depend linearly on the number of atoms in the system. A breakthrough in this domain will open new paths to the computation of the electronic structure of large molecules. The Multiwavelet group at the CTCC has already implemented linear-scaling methods Poisson and Helmholtz equations which are central in molecular computations with Multiwavelets. The group works in addition on implementing effective algorithms for “Hartee-Fock” exchange. The next step in the development of this general framework for electronic-structure calculations will be the determination of the KS eigenvalues and eigenvectors (orbitals), and this will be the main challenge for the hired postdoc. The ground state of the KS equation can also be formulated as an optimization problem where our integral formulation of the equations offers natural direct minimization and iteration algorithms. Low rank tensor approximation methods is therefore important in our formulation of molecular orbitals and electronic potentials. The applicant must be able to document scientific knowledge in applied mathematics or scientific computing and modelling within theoretical physics or chemistry. The successful applicant must document basic knowledge in chemistry and/or atomic- and molecular physics. The successful applicant must be willing to engage himself/herself in the ongoing development of his/her discipline and the university as a whole. The working time will be set aside for research, research-related activities and research administration. Appointment for more than one fixed term period at the same institution is not permitted. Regulations concerning redundancy pay cannot be included in the fixed term work contract.
Remuneration for the position of post doctoral research fellow is in accordance with the State wage scale code 1352. A compulsory contribution of 2 % will be made to the State Pension Fund.
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The application is to be submitted electronically on the application form available at: http://www.jobbnorge.no/job.aspx?jobid=73623 In addition, the application, including CV, certified copies of diplomas and references, form regarding teaching qualifications (if applicable) and the list of scientific work are to be sent in 4 copies, by the deadline for applications, directly to: Faculty of Science and Technology University of Tromsø NO-9037 Tromsø NORWAY THE SCIENTIFIC WORK – published or unpublished – which the applicant wishes to be taken into consideration during the evaluation process must be submitted in three copies arranged as three complete sets. The scientific work is to be sent to the above-mentioned address by the deadline for applications. All documentation that is to be evaluated must be certified and translated into English or a Scandinavian language. Applicants are to refer to Supplementary regulations for appointment to teaching and research positions at the University of Tromsø and Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of postdoctor (post-doctoral research fellow) stipendiat ( research fellow), vitenskapelig assistent (research assistant) and spesialtistkadidat (resident), uit.no/poa/vitenskapelige-stillingerQuestions concerning the organization of the working environment, such as the physical state of the place of employment, health service, possibility for flexible working hours, part time, etc. may be directed to the telephone reference. According to personnel policy objectives that the staff is to reflect the composition of the population in general, both with respect to gender and cultural multiplicity, women and people with a minority ethnic background in particular are encouraged to apply. The University of Tromsø is an Inclusive Workplace enterprise, and will try to adapt the working conditions for employees with impaired capacity. Personal data given in an application or CV will be processed in accordance with the Act relating to the processing of personal data (the Personal Data Act). In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, section 25, 2nd paragraph, the applicant may request not to be registered on the public list of applicants. The University may nevertheless decide that the name of the applicant will be made public. The applicant will be notified beforehand in the event of such publication. In case of discrepancies between the Norwegian and the English version of this job description, the Norwegian version takes precedence. UNIVERSITY OF TROMSØ 9037 TROMSØ