University Lecturer at University of Cambridge

A new lecturer position in mathematics is available at University of Cambridge. Successful candidate will have funding to work and study for 5 years in UK. The deadline for applying is July 21, 2019.

The Department of Physics invites applications for the Gianna Angelopoulos University Lectureship in Scientific Computing. This particular post will focus on continuum multi-physics modelling and will complement a separate appointment on atomistic and multi-scale modelling at the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy.

The lectureship is part of the Gianna Angelopoulos Programme in Science Technology and Innovation (GAPSTI), see

The Programme will nurture exceptionally talented early-career scientists, from postgraduate study and research to the successful commercialisation of their ideas, through a structured training and research programme enhanced by industrial collaboration and entrepreneurial activities.

The appointee is expected to meaningfully engage with the research, training and delivery of the Programme, which aims to transfer fundamental science into research objectives relevant to economic opportunities for industry and the society.

Applications are particularly welcome from candidates with a track record of excellence on the development of mathematical formulations and associated numerical algorithms for computational continuum physics, and on the implementation of these algorithms into software to simulate complex science and technology problems arising from industrial applications.

In particular, demonstrative track record on innovative research and development of continuum methodologies such as high resolution shock capturing finite volume methods for compressible flows, low Mach number finite volume methods, methodologies to capture nonlinear interactions between multiple states of matter (e.g. level-set GFM approaches), embedded boundary mesh generation (e.g. Cartesian cut-cells) and structured hierarchical adaptive mesh refinement or other closely-related areas.

The start-up package for the appointee includes 50,000 for research-related expenses (10k per annum for 5 years), two fully-funded 4-year PhD studentships and possibility to access a pool of fully-funded PhD studentships, all funded by GAPSTI, subject to a competitive allocation process.

This Lectureship will be based at the Department of Physics and will complement the activities of the Laboratory for Scientific Computing and the Centre for Scientific Computing. Office space for the appointee and their team will be provided at the Maxwell Centre for Industrial Engagement.

Applicants should have a PhD in physics (or a cognate discipline), a strong record of relevant research, and must show evidence of enthusiasm and ability to teach a wide range of physics courses successfully at both undergraduate and master’s level. This work will include the delivery of existing courses, and the development of new teaching materials, lecture courses, examinations and laboratory classes.

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Applicants should submit a CV and list of publications together with a research proposal of no longer than 4 pages, including a discussion of their software development and application to solve science and technology problems. This should also include a discussion describing how their teaching and research plans fit within and complement the existing Centre and Laboratory for Scientific Computing activities, technology transfer and the remit of the Gianna Angelopoulos Programme.

Applicants are also invited to submit (or supply a link to) their most important paper with a brief summary (half an A4 side) of the reasons behind its significance, and an explicit mention of their contribution to that work (in the case of multi-authored papers). The deadline for applications is Sunday 21st July 2019

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to visit Cambridge in the week commencing 5 September 2019 to give a presentation, for informal discussions and formal interview. The lectureship is available from 1st October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

For informal enquiries please contact the Director, of GAPSTI, Dr. N. Nikiforakis,

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.


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