Postdoctoral researcher in Scientific Computing and Uncertainty Quantification

Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)
June 11, 2023
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Contract Type:Fixed-term (CDD)
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EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. The EPFL employs more than 6,000 people supporting the three main missions of the institutions: education, research and innovation. The EPFL campus offers an exceptional working environment at the heart of a community of more than 16,000 people, including over 12,000 students and 4,000 researchers from more than 120 different countries.

Postdoctoral researcher in Scientific Computing and Uncertainty


Your mission :

The Chair of Scientific Computing and Uncertainty Quantification (CSQI) at EPFL invites applications for one or more postdoctoral researcher positions.

We seek outstanding candidates with expertise in at least some of the following areas: theory and numerics for deterministic and stochastic differential equations, high dimensional approximation, uncertainty quantification, optimization under uncertainty, stochastic optimization, reduced order modeling, digital twins, data assimilation, scientific machine learning. The precise research topic(s) will be discussed with the successful candidate depending on their background and affinities but should align with the ongoing research in the chair. The successful candidate is also expected to participate in and contribute to ongoing collaborative and interdisciplinary projects with applications in mechanical engineering and the energy sector. There is also scope for the researcher to pursue their own research interests.

Main duties and responsibilities include :

Candidates are expected to be active members in the CSQI chair, to interact with other members of the group including PhD students, postdocs, and visitors, to supervise / co-supervise research Bachelor and Master projects, to participate and contribute to ongoing research projects, and to fulfill any duties required from the department.

Your profile :

The candidate should hold a PhD degree in applied mathematics, computational science and engineering, or related fields by the starting date, have a strong research record, a strong attitude toward collaborative and interdisciplinary research, and proficiency in English.

We offer :

The position comes with excellent research conditions, a stimulating work environment set in beautiful surroundings, opportunities to interact with other world-class research groups, a very competitive salary, and a budget to cover travel expenses and other expenses. We encourage personal initiative and independent research tasks related to the candidate's interests.

EPFL is an equal opportunity employer and family-friendly university. It is committed to increasing the diversity of its scientific staff.

Start date : The position is available as of August 2023, but the start date is flexible. Review of applications starts on June 1st until filled.

The application pack should include:

  • a brief cover / motivation letter (up to 1 page),
  • a curriculum vitae including a full list of publications and names and contacts of 3 referees,
  • a research statement (up to 3 pages)
  • Term of employment : Fixed-term (CDD)

    Work rate : 100%

    Duration : 1 year, renewable subject to funding and satisfactory performance.

    Contact : [email protected]

    Remark : Only candidates who applied through EPFL website or our partner Jobup's website will be considered. Files sent by agencies without a mandate will not be taken into account.

    Reference : Job Nb 2921

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