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DOE job opportunities in applied mathematics and computer science

Job Summary for DOE Applied Mathematics Program Manager

The Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), is seeking a motivated and highly qualified individual to serve as a Program Manager for Applied Mathematics in its Computational Science Research & Partnerships (SciDAC) Division. The ASCR mission is to deliver forefront computational and networking capabilities to scientists nationwide that enable them to extend the frontiers of science. A particular challenge of this program is fulfilling the science potential of emerging computing systems and other novel computing architectures.

Applicants should have a strong background in applied mathematics and high-performance computing with an understanding of the computational modeling, simulation and analysis issues related to high-performance scientific computing given that numerous significant modifications to today’s tools and techniques will be required to deliver on the promise of exascale computing for science.

Job Summary for DOE Computer Science Program Manager

The Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), is seeking a motivated and highly qualified individual to serve as a Program Manager for Computer Science in its Computational Science Research & Partnerships (SciDAC) Division. The ASCR mission is to deliver forefront computational and networking capabilities to scientists nationwide that enable them to extend the frontiers of science. A particular challenge of this program is fulfilling the science potential of emerging computing systems and other novel computing architectures.

The Computer Scientist in this position will help to reinvent the field of Computer Science with respect to operating and runtime systems for extreme scale supercomputing.

At this time, these positions have not been officially posted.  However, interested candidates should monitor the DOE Office of Science jobs site and begin gathering the required materials. After the position has been posted, applicants will have to complete information on qualifications and other details.  Applicants will need an account on the USAJOBS site and it is essential that they are prepared to provide transcripts for graduate and undergraduate education when submitting their application.

Employment Opportunities for Program Directors at NSF’s Division of Mathematical Sciences

The Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS), within the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, National Science Foundation (NSF), announces a nationwide search for mathematical sciences professionals to fill Program Director positions:

NSF Program Directors bear the primary responsibility for carrying out the Agency’s overall mission. To discharge this responsibility requires not only knowledge in the appropriate disciplines, but also a commitment to high standards, a considerable breadth of interest and receptivity to new ideas, a strong sense of fairness, good judgment, and a high degree of personal integrity.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent training in a field of the mathematical sciences, a broad knowledge of one of the relevant disciplinary areas of the Division of Mathematical Sciences, a knowledge of the general scientific community, skill in written communication and preparation of technical reports, an ability to communicate orally, and several years of successful independent research normally expected of the academic rank of associate professor or higher. Some administrative experience and experience working in teams are desirable. Appointees are expected to function effectively both within specific programs and as a member of crosscutting and interactive teams. Skills in multidisciplinary research are highly desirable. Read the rest of this entry »

Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences

International Graduate Training Centre in Mathematical Biology

The PIMS International Graduate Training Centre in Mathematical Biology invites applicants for IGTC fellowships for the 2011–2012 academic year. Fellowships are worth up to $10K a year and are for students working in mathematical biology at PIMS universities (Alberta, British Columbia, Calgary, Regina, Saskatchewan, Simon Fraser, and Victoria).

Faculty members who know of students who have demonstrated excellence and who are currently applying to or are already enrolled in PIMS graduate programmes are urged to encourage these students to apply.

There are also opportunities for students to enroll in the programme. All students can benefit from IGTC graduate training elements, including annual research summits, summer courses, new term-time courses, seminars, graduate student exchanges, and international visitors.

Full details about the IGTC Programme and the application process can be found at: http://www.pims.math.ca/scientific/graduate-training-igtc/mathematical-biology.

Students with further questions can contact: IGTC coordinator, Maryna Yaskina, igtcmathbio@math.ualberta.ca, or programme director Mark Lewis, mlewis@math.ualberta.ca.

The application deadline is February 8, 2011.

Applying for a Job at a Small Teaching-oriented Undergraduate Institution

As a newly minted PhD in mathematics, you probably enjoy doing mathematics. For many people this means traditional scholarship and publication. But another natural consequence of loving your discipline is the desire to tell others about it. For some of us, this takes the form of teaching at schools that focus on educating undergraduates. It’s appealing to share the beauty of the subject with talented students who are experiencing it for the first time, and maybe turn some of them on to mathematics.
This article is directed to recent PhDs who are looking for positions at undergraduate-focused schools; it is based on my 17 years of experience in helping select and interview candidates for faculty positions at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. One important thing I’ve observed is that the kind of application that will get you a position at a tier-one research school might not get you in the door at a school that focuses on undergraduates. In a short article, I can’t tell you everything you might need to know, but I can highlight the salient differences between jobs of this type and more research-oriented positions, and ways in which your application should reflect this.

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Career Clarification

The statement “As a rule, you must be a U.S. citizen to work at a national lab” (“A Career in the Math Sciences at a National Lab,” SIAM News, October 2010, ) merits some clarification. Foreign nationals interested in jobs at national labs should be aware that some Department of Energy labs (e.g., Livermore, Los Alamos, and Sandia) require U.S. citizenship. Many other DOE labs—including Argonne, Oak Ridge, Berkeley, Pacific Northwest, Brookhaven, and Idaho—do not. As suggested in the article, readers interested in opportunities at any lab should check that lab’s requirements.