Employment

Assistant Professor - Theoretical Aspects of Quantum Computing

The Mathematics Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) together with the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing (SCC) is seeking to fill one position in Theoretical Aspects of Quantum Computing at the level of tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2023 (for the 2023-2024 academic year, or as soon thereafter as possible). Specific topics of interest include quantum algorithms, quantum complexity theory, quantum information, and quantum cryptography. Appointments are based primarily on exceptional research qualifications. Appointees will be required to fulfill teaching duties and pursue their own research program. PhD in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, or related field required by employment start date.

The successful candidate will have a shared appointment in both the Mathematics Department and SCC, in either the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) or the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS). Faculty duties will include teaching, conducting original scholarly research, supervising and mentoring students, and playing an active role in shaping the academic work and cultures of both the Mathematics Department and SCC communities. Appointees are expected to teach in both the Mathematics Department and in educational programs of SCC.

The Mathematics Department and SCC offer supportive mentorship to junior faculty, an exceptional environment for research, and a strong commitment to an inclusive, welcoming culture. MIT is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for employment based on their experience and qualifications, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

For more information and to apply, please visit www.mathjobs.org. To receive full consideration, submit applications by December 15, 2022.

Postdoctoral Associate

This Postdoctoral Associate position is part of an MIT-based team working under the direction of Principal Investigator David Jerison as part of a Simons Foundation collaboration with PIs at U. of Minnesota, U. C. Santa Barbara, U. Cambridge, ETH, Zurich, and several schools in Paris. The postdoctoral associate will be engaged in mathematical research and numerical experiments. This is a full time, one-year position. It may be combined and extended with a separate application for a teaching position at MIT or combined with a postdoctoral position elsewhere in the collaboration. Responsibilities include devising ways to determine the shape of eigenfunctions, eigenvalue distributions, the behavior of harmonic measure, and to study optimal partitioning problems; assisting with the design of algorithms for numerical experiments motivated by theoretical physics and physical experiments; coordinating with researchers across multiple institutions, both internal and external to the collaboration, working in areas relevant to the research agenda of the collaboration; assisting in training and development including running workshops or teaching minicourses on topics relevant to the collaboration and the supervision of student researchers; participating in monthly meetings and annual workshops run by the collaboration; disseminating research through conference presentations and journal articles. Applications must be complete by December 15, 2022 to receive full consideration. However, we will still accept new applications until January 15, 2023. If you have already applied for an Instructorship in the Department of Mathematics you do not need to re-submit your CV and reference letters. Instead, submit a cover letter specific to this position indicating that your other materials are already submitted for an instructorship. You may also submit any additional materials or different reference letters that are relevant to this position.

The Simons Collaboration on Localization of Waves combines the efforts of mathematicians, numerical analysts, theoretical and experimental physicists to predict and control the behavior of waves in disordered media.

REQUIRED: Ph.D. in mathematics or physics with a research background in partial differential equations, probability, or variational problems; the ability to work independently and part of a team; the ability to travel and present research results. PREFERRED: Computer programming experience; familiarity with quantum physics.

The start date is September 1, 2023 and the end date is August 31, 2024. The annual salary is $80,000. Hiring for this position is contingent upon funding.

The Mathematics Department offers supportive mentorship to junior faculty, an exceptional environment for research, and a strong commitment to an inclusive, welcoming culture. MIT is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for employment based on their experience and qualifications, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

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Research Scientist

Simons Collaboration on Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory, and Computation

Join an MIT-based team working under the direction of principal investigators Bjorn Poonen and Andrew Sutherland as part of a collaboration with PIs at Boston University, Harvard, Dartmouth, and Brown. Will be engaged in a combination of mathematical research and software development. Responsibilities include designing and implementing algorithms in arithmetic geometry and number theory and facilitating the integration of these algorithms into existing and future computer algebra systems; compiling and analyzing number-theoretic research datasets and integrating the results into existing and future platforms such as the L-functions and Modular Forms Database; coordinating with researchers across multiple institutions, both internal and external to the collaboration, working in areas relevant to the research agenda of the collaboration; assisting with training and development, e.g., running workshops or teaching courses on topics relevant to the collaboration and supervising student researchers; participating in monthly meetings and annual workshops run by the collaboration; and disseminating research results through conference presentations and journal articles.

The Simons Collaboration aims to accelerate research through the development of computational tools that realize recent theoretical advances in arithmetic geometry and number theory, and to exploit these tools to advance the research frontier in these fields.

REQUIRED: Ph.D. in mathematics with a research background in number theory or arithmetic geometry; computer programming experience; familiarity with a computer algebra package, e.g., Magma, SageMath, or PARI/GP; and ability to work independently and as part of a team and to travel and present research results. Fluency in one or more programming languages (Python, Julia, C/C++) a plus.

Please apply with your cover letter, CV including publication list, and 3 reference letters. A research statement is recommended but not required.

The start date is September 1, 2023 (negotiable.) The anticipated end date will be August 31, 2024.

Hiring for this position is contingent upon the existence of funding.

The Department of Mathematics offers supportive mentorship to junior faculty, an exceptional environment for research, and a strong commitment to an inclusive, welcoming culture. MIT is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for employment based on their experience and qualifications, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

For more information and to apply, please visit www.mathjobs.org. Please apply by January 15, 2023 to receive full consideration.

MIT is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.