Postdoctoral Research Associate

Posting Information

Position Information

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Vacancy ID PDS001814
Department Mathematics - 318900
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar

Posting Details

Salary Range $50,000 -$65,000
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
If part-time, hours per week
FTE 1.0
Proposed Start Date 11/01/2017
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months
Posting Open Date 09/15/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Summary

Applications are invited for one or more postdoctoral associates within the Carolina Center for Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Potential projects include:

  • aortic mechanics, including the mechanics of aortic aneurysm and dissection;
  • cardiac electro-mechanical coupling;
  • cardiovascular fluid dynamics and fluid-structure interaction, especially the fluid dynamics of medical devices such as prosthetic heart valves;
  • numerical methods and computational infrastructure for fluid-structure interaction; and
  • numerical methods and computational infrastructure for complex (polymeric) fluids

One position could be funded through an NSF Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) award that supports the development of related computational software ( Another position could be funded in part through an NSF Focused Research Group (FRG) award that supports research on computational methods for complex fluids.

Educational Requirements

A PhD in mathematics, computer science, bioengineering, or a related field is required.

Qualifications and Experience

Substantial experience with scientific computing using compiled software languages (C, C++, Fortran).

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions

In addition to applying at the UNC website, applicants should post the following at (1) a vita; (2) a brief statement of research interests; and (3) three letters of reference. In addition, applicants must apply online at to be considered for this position.

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Posting Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Boyce Griffith, Associate Professor
Department Contact Telephone or Email
Postdoctoral Affairs Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity office at (919) 966-3576 or send an email to

Please note: The Equal Employment Opportunity office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. List of References
Optional Documents

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