Postdoc position to Apply Uncertainty Quantification to Multiscale Systems, SCI Institute, University of Utah‏‏

The Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute at the University of Utah and 
the Center for Multiscale Modeling of Electronic Materials (MSME) invites applications 
for one post-doctoral researcher for interdisciplinary work spanning applied 
mathematics, computer science and material sciences. The successful candidate will 
perform research in the application of uncertainty quantification (UQ) techniques 
to multiscale algorithms developed at both the continuum level and molecular dynamics 
level, and will work closely with SCI Institute researchers and external collaborators 
to integrate research into SCI Institute software applications and apply this software 
to compelling problems in science and engineering.  Previous postdocs who have held 
this position benefited from its interdisciplinary nature: placing individuals with 
strong applied mathematics and computing skills at the interface of realistic and 
compelling engineering problems involving electronic storage devices (batteries and 
fuel cells) and electronic devices and methodologies (such as optimization of 
plasmonic nanoparticles).  

The SCI Institute is seeking a highly talented and committed individual with a 
demonstrated ability to work well with minimal supervision in a multi-disciplinary 
research environment. Backgrounds in the engineering sciences, applied mathematics, 
physics and computational sciences will be considered. Individuals comfortable with 
uncertainty quantification (sensitivity analysis, reduced-order modeling, etc.), 
probability theory, multiscale theory, and statistical mechanics preferred. The 
candidate selected will contribute to the Institute's world-class research and software 
development efforts and have the opportunity to develop their research, publication, 
and presentation skills under mentorship from established faculty investigators. Please 
contact Mike Kirby ( for further information, and send all applications 
to both Prof. Kirby and Ms. Dawn Porter (, executive administrator 
for the MSME Center.

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