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Postdoctoral Fellowship
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Date Posted September 21, 2021
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Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 

Caltech's Computing and Mathematical Sciences (CMS) Department announces openings for postdoctoral fellowships, starting in Fall 2022. CMS is a unique department focusing on applied mathematics, computer science, and allied fields, emphasizing the interactions between areas and the role these fields play in advancing science and engineering more broadly.

 

Positions are contingent upon completion of an accredited PhD program.

 

Applicants are encouraged to find connections with faculty research groups or interdisciplinary centers associated with CMS, such as the following.

 


Caltech's Center for the Mathematics of Information (CMI) announces openings in the CMI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, for positions beginning in Fall 2022. The CMI is dedicated to fundamental mathematical research with an eye to the roles of information and computation throughout science and engineering. Areas of interest include algorithms, complexity, cryptography, applied combinatorics, applied probability & stochastic processes, statistics & machine learning, information & coding theory, control & dynamical systems, optimization, networked systems, autonomous systems, geometry processing, formal verification, and multiresolution methods. As an integral part of their postdoctoral training CMI postdocs may, if they would like to, teach a course with the permission of the department.


A CV, Research Statement and three reference letters are required. The research statement should contain a section that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (e.g., mentoring activities, committee service, research, or teaching activities). A cover letter and a Teaching Statement are optional. All candidate materials are due by December 1st, 2021 and letters are due by December 15, 2021.

 

The Caltech Center for Social Information Sciences (CSIS) invites applications for the Linde Postdoctoral Fellowship in Economics and Computation.

 

CSIS brings together researchers from computer science, economics, engineering and mathematics in a truly interdisciplinary environment. The researchers at CSIS strive to improve the basic sciences of complex markets and social/communication networks while helping to develop our understanding of the emerging interaction between the two.

 

Requirements: Positions are contingent upon completion of the PhD. A CV, a Research Statement, and three reference letters (up to a maximum of five) are required. The Research Statement should contain a section that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (e.g., mentoring activities, committee service, research, or teaching activities). A cover letter and a Teaching Statement are optional. Applications will be reviewed starting on November 15th. The deadline for the receipt of applicant materials is Saturday, December 11th, 2021, and reference letters must follow shortly.

 

NOTE: This position is also advertised on JOE (Job Openings for Economists). Please apply on only one platform.

 


The Decision, Optimization, and Learning at the California Institute of Technology (DOLCIT) research group announces postdoctoral openings starting Fall 2022. Areas of interest are: decision theory, machine learning, optimization, statistics, and data-driven methods broadly construed.

 

DOLCIT brings together people from machine learning, optimization, applied math, statistics, control, robotics, and human-computer interaction to form an intellectual core pertaining fundamental and applied research in "Decision, Optimization, and Learning at the California Institute of Technology." DOLCIT envisions a world where intelligent systems seamlessly integrate learning and planning, as well as automatically balance computational and statistical tradeoffs in the underlying optimization problems. For more information, please visit: http://dolcit.cms.caltech.edu.

 

In addition, we have a strong interdisciplinary program at Caltech, AI4Science, that aims to develop and apply Artificial Intelligence to different scientific areas. Candidates with an interest in participating can specify it in their application.

 

A CV, a Research Statement, and three reference letters (up to a maximum of five) are required. The Research Statement should contain a section that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (e.g., mentoring activities, committee service, research, or teaching activities).  A cover letter and a Teaching Statement are optional. Applications will be reviewed starting January 1, 2022.

 


The von Karman Postdoctoral Instructorship is open to candidates showing exceptional promise in research and teaching, and we invite applications from researchers in all areas of applied mathematics including (but not limited to) mathematics of data science, statistics, machine learning, numerical analysis, PDE analysis, optimization, probability, scientific computing, signal processing, and uncertainty quantification. We also invite applications from researchers who have demonstrated strong connections between computational mathematics and applications in science and engineering. The instructorship is offered as a two-year position, and, depending on mutual interests, may be extended to the third year.  Candidates are expected to contribute to teaching in the department, including working with a diverse student body, as well as pursue research. The teaching requirement consists of 2-3 quarters per year with the subject matter mutually agreed upon to provide a balance between departmental needs and research interests of the candidate.

 

Application materials must include a current CV, three confidential letters of reference (one of which should address teaching), a research statement (putting past accomplishments into perspective and indicating future directions as they pertain to opportunities at Caltech), and a teaching statement (current applied mathematics courses the applicant would be interested in teaching, or new courses that the applicant would like to offer). The teaching statement should also address teaching experience and training as a teacher as well as past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (e.g., mentoring activities, committee service, research, or teaching activities). All complete applications received by November 15th, 2021 will be guaranteed consideration.

 

Caltech has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy effective October 15, 2021, requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees (with Institute-approved exemptions for religious or medical contraindications only). At present, an individual is deemed “fully vaccinated” when that person has received, at least 14 days prior, either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series (e.g., Pfizer or Moderna) or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson). As a condition of employment, employees must submit official COVID-19 vaccine documentation. More information may be found at https://together.caltech.edu.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Caltech is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. To request disability accommodations for any part of the interview or hiring process, please contact 626-395-4555 for assistance or contact sydney@caltech.edu.

Caltech is required by law to record ethnic/racial and gender data on the Institute's workforce. We therefore are requesting that you please provide such information as part of the application process. Refusal to do so will not result in any adverse employment action. This information is confidential and will be communicated only as permitted by applicable law.

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