Instructor / Postdoc Openings
Instructor in Applied Mathematics
Every year, the Mathematics Department at MIT invites applications for teaching positions at the non-tenure-track instructor level. These positions are for 2 or 3 years. The salary is competitive. Instructors are qualified to apply for grants to seek additional summer funding. Candidates should apply to the regular instructor position via mathjobs. Additionally, candidates who have an interest in computational mathematics and wish to be considered in the Imaging and Computing group should contact Laurent Demanet via email. The message should contain "Instructor position" in the subject and should indicate any overlap of research interests with Prof. Demanet. The deadline is that indicated on mathjobs (around December).
Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Mathematics
Openings are announced on twitter @laurentdemanet.
The Imaging and Computing group in the Department of Mathematics
at MIT invites applications for two postdoctoral positions in
computational mathematics, with focus on some subset of the following
areas: computational wave propagation, optimization, inverse problems,
applied harmonic analysis, sparse and low-rank recovery, fast
algorithms, uncertainty quantification, radar imaging, seismic
imaging. Candidates are expected to have a good background in
computational mathematics and should be very comfortable with one or
more of the areas mentioned above. One position has a focus on
programming and high-performance computing, for which experience in
either Python, C++, Fortran, MPI, or CUDA/OpenCL is important. The
balance of work between theoretical and computational will depend on
the candidate's affinities. The position may be offered for 1, 2, or 3
years. It may involve some teaching within the Mathematics department
as part of an lecturer/instructor position. The salary is
competitive. There is flexibility in the starting date.
The application file should contain a CV, a list of publications, and a research statement. The research statement should, in no more than a few pages, summarize the candidate's past research accomplishments and vision for possible future research. Follow either of the following two options to apply for the position:
a) apply via mathjobs.org for MIT's instructor position, and send an email to Prof. Laurent Demanet to express your interest in the postdoctoral position;
b) or alternatively, the application package should be emailed (not mailed) to Prof. Laurent Demanet. The candidate's message should contain "Postdoc position" in the subject. In addition, the candidate is responsible for at least three recommendation letters to be sent to the same email address. It is not enough to list references in your resume, they will not be contacted. The letters should be sent directly by the referees and should not be seen by the candidate.
Additionally, candidates with a geophysics background should consider applying to the postdoctoral opening at ERL.
Applications will be considered immediately (October 2013) until the positions are filled. The candidacy file should preferably be received before the deadline of January 1, 2014.
Students interested in joining the Imaging
and Computing group for a Ph.D. thesis are
advised to signal their interest to
Prof. Demanet in October or November of the
year preceding the start date. The standard
procedure is to apply via the Mathematics
Department at MIT. An overview of the
application procedure is here. Express
your interest in the group's research in your
statement (or that of any faculty member who
could become your advisor.) The deadline is
December 15 of the year preceding that of the
start date. Note that it takes months to
schedule and take the GRE tests.
Additionally, candidates with a geophysics background should consider applying via the EAPS department as well and mention their interest in the group.
The Department of Mathematics at MIT has an
opening for a 12-week research internship
during the summer of 2014. The successful
applicant is expected to work on a project
funded either by the NSF, or the DoD, or
industry; on computational wave propagation,
inverse problems, optimization, seismic
imaging, radar imaging, or theoretical signal
This position is intended for people who are near completion of their bachelor's degree, at the master's level, or at the very early Ph.D. level.
The application deadline is January 1, 2014.
Preference will be given to a student in mathematics or computational mathematics, with a strong academic record. Familiarity with partial differential equations, numerical analysis, and experience with Matlab, Python, C, C++, or Fortran are preferred. Experience with parallel programming is a plus.
A stipend will be provided to cover travel and local expenses. The internship can take place during the summer of 2014, but there is some flexibility in the dates.
Interested applicants should send cover letter, CV, transcripts (past grade sheets) by email to Prof. Demanet. Additionally, each applicant should have at least one letter of recommendation sent (by the letter writer or by a secretary) to the same contact email. The letter should not be seen by the applicant.
The documents should be in English. The cover letter should detail the candidate's academic interests, dates he/she would be available, and possible career plans. MIT is an equal-opportunity employer; women, minorities, and nonresident aliens are all encouraged to apply.
Important remarks about eligibility. The internship is open to everyone, including international students. Earth scientists with affinities for mathematics or programming are strongly encouraged to apply. The internship is normally not suited for students in business administration. Ph.D. students who already have an advisor are usually not considered for this position. They should only apply in case (i) the internship makes sense as part of completing their Ph.D. thesis, and (ii) the advisor strongly encourages them to do so. If possible, a summer research assistantship position at the home institution is often the best academic option for Ph.D. students near graduation.
We do not respond to email inquiries on whether you are eligible or qualified for the internship. To be considered for the internship, you have to ask a professor to write a letter of recommendation on your behalf. Do not send an email indicating your interest in the internship unless you also take steps to have a letter of recommendation sent.
MIT undegraduate students who wish to be considered for a UROP project in the Imaging and Computing group should contact Prof. Demanet. For the spring and fall semesters, applications are due before the first Friday of the first week of classes. Summer UROPs are also possible. A writeup of possible projects is here.