Research Associate in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

Job summary

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London. The position is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council and will be part of a multi-university group in the UK (Imperial College London, Exeter, Leeds, Surrey) focussing on time-parallel numerics for atmosphere and ocean simulation.

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT00476
  • Date posted 6 June 2019
  • Closing date 7 July 2019

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London. The position is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council and will be part of a multi-university group in the UK (Imperial College London, Exeter, Leeds, Surrey) focussing on time-parallel numerics for atmosphere and ocean simulation.

Duties and responsibilities

The project will involve working closely with Dr Colin Cotter on the design, implementation and analysis of time-parallel methods for atmosphere and ocean flow, focussing on fundamental proof-of-concept studies using the rotating shallow water equations on the sphere. The spatial discretisation will be based upon compatible finite element methods, implemented using the run-time code generation library Firedrake, also developed at Imperial College London. The postholder will be required to communicate with and visit our collaborators in other universities and our partners at the Met Office.

Essential requirements

The essential requirements for this post are as follow:
• A PhD (or equivalent) in Applied Mathematics or closely related field
• Research experience in design, analysis and implementation of numerical discretisations of partial differential equations
• Clear evidence of outstanding promise and originality in research, with a good publication record, commensurate with career stage
• A strong background in numerical discretisations for partial differential equations
• Excellent written communication skills and the ability to write clearly and succinctly for publication
• Ability to identify, develop and apply new concepts, techniques and methods

Further information

The position is fixed term for 22 months. The expected start date is 15 August 2019 until 30th June 2021.
*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £34,397 - £37,486 per annum.


In addition to completing the online application, candidates should attach:
• A full CV,
• A research statement of up to 5 pages describing the candidate’s previous and current research, expertise, and future research plans; and
• The details of three letters of references


For any specific queries regarding the post please contact Dr Colin Cotter (colin.cotter@imperial.ac.uk).
Should you have any queries about the application process please contact Miss Barsha Shrestha, (b.shrestha@imperial.ac.uk).


If you experience any technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk


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Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.