The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Postdoctoral Fellow - Postdoctoral Fellow in High Performance Computing for Network Problems

Hiring department Cwe-PI-Hodges
Monthly salary $4,075+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 700AM to 600PM
Posting number 18-01-02-01-0712
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

The Center for Water and the Environment (formerly the Center for Research in Water Resources) is a research unit of the University of Texas at Austin and is located on the J.J. Pickle Research Campus in Austin, Texas. Daily work will be conducted at CWE offices. Occasional travel for conferences might be required. The top candidates may be asked to complete a short coding exercise.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: Three significant publications Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

Additional Information


Develop a fast algorithm that is usable on both multi-core desktop workstations and 10,000+ core supercomputers. The solvers will be designed for compatibility with the existing StormWater Management Model (SWMM) and EPANET pipe network model.

Essential Functions

Develop state-of-the-art open-source numerical solvers for of network problems associated with urban water supply and stormwater runoff. The goal is a fast algorithm that is usable on both multi-core desktop workstations and 10,000+ core supercomputers. Solver code and linkages to existing code will multi-language, including C++, Fortran, and Python. Other duties include preparing scientific papers for publication, collaboration with other scientists working on related codes in GitHub, mentoring graduate students in code and model usage. other appropriate tasks deemed necessary by the project director. Other appropriate tasks deemed necessary by the project director.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

PhD in in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or any branch of Engineering within the last three years. Significant experience in High-Performance Computing (HPC).

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal applicant will demonstrate: (1) good coding skills, (2) an understanding of the latest advances in parallel computation for nonlinear equations, and (3) a successful publication record. A history of work on numerical solutions of network problems. Familiarity with pipe distribution networks and stormwater networks is also desirable, but more important is the candidate's experience with numerical algorithms and willingness to learn new applications.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity n/a

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