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Postdoctoral Position in Model Reduction and Surrogate Modelling

The Computational Science Section at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) invites applications for a two-year postdoc research position starting as soon as possible. The position is embedded in an interdisciplinary project supported by the Climate & Energy Fund of the Austrian Research Foundation. The international consortium consists of ESS Engineering Software Steyr GmbH, Austria, TU Graz (Institute of Thermal Engineering), Austria, TU Kaiserslautern (Chair for Scientific Computing), Germany, and SDU (IMADA, Computational Science Section), Denmark.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a PhD in applied mathematics, computational engineering, or related fields who would like take part in making the automotive industry more economic and “greener”. The project involves innovations that target energy savings corresponding to a yearly reduction of 1.5 million tons of C02! Tasks include the development and implementation of reduced-order and surrogate models for solver acceleration and surrogate-based optimization, respectively.

The ideal candidate is well acquainted with one or more of the following areas: scientific computing, partial differential equations, model reduction, surrogate modelling, software engineering, high-performance computing. The project may open up future career paths in academia as well as in  industry.

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers a dynamic research environment and competitive salaries. The department is placed at SDU’s main campus in Odense, which is Denmark’s  third largest city, located 1:20 hours by train west of Copenhagen. Denmark is known for its high standards of living and free health care. Applicants from outside Denmark are eligible for substantial tax reductions. Detailed information on salaries, taxation, and working in Denmark can be found via below links.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Ralf Zimmermann (e-mail: prior to submitting their application.

Application, salary etc.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

The application must include the following:
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent. Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor/committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

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Deadline 2021-May-15

You can apply for the job at Faculty of Science by completing the application form