Post-Doctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral fellowships (up to 6) are available for two SAMSI Research Programs in 2017-18:
1) Quasi-Monte Carlo and High-Dimensional Sampling Methods for Applied Mathematics (QMC), and
2) Mathematical and Statistical Methods for Climate and the Earth System (CLIM).

Appointments will begin in August 2017 and typically last two years. Appointments are made jointly between SAMSI and one of its partner universities, where teaching is a possibility. Competitive salaries, travel stipends, and health insurance will be offered.

The goal of the QMC Program is to explore the potential of Quasi-Monte Carlo and deterministic, randomized and hybrid sampling methods for a wide range of applications. Specific topics for working groups are expected to include:

  • High-dimensional numerical integration and approximation
  • Sequential MC
  • Low-discrepancy sampling
  • Probabilistic numerics

To include an emphasis on potential applications to the numerical solution of PDEs, machine learning, computer graphics, uncertainty quantification, and chemical kinetics, among others
For more information on the QMC Program, please see:

The Climate Program will study the impacts among climate data, climate models and impacts with a view towards projecting future climate change and its impact on earth systems and the human population. Specific topics for working groups are expected to include:

  • Reconstructing climate databases using remote sensing data
  • Global carbon cycle
  • Parameter estimation in climate models
  • Data assimilation
  • Applications of data analytics to climate science
  • Climate prediction
  • Climate extremes
  • Stochastic Parameterizations
  • Climate and Health
  • Applications of dynamical systems and agent-based models to food systems

For more information on the Climate Program, please see:

Applicants for a SAMSI Postdoctoral Fellowship should have a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, statistics or another highly quantitative discipline related to the program area. The Ph.D. should have been received no earlier than 2017, and the applicant should not have any prior postdoc appointments. Criteria for selection include demonstrated research ability in statistical and/or applied mathematical sciences, interest and any relevant experience in the SAMSI program areas, together with strength in computation and in verbal and written communication. Applications should include a cover letter that clearly indicates the program (QMC or CLIM) for which the candidate is applying. The deadline for full consideration is December 15, 2016, although later applications will be considered as resources permit. Appointments may be made at any time.

SAMSI is an AA/equal opportunity employer All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, especially women and members of minority groups.

To apply, go to, SAMSIPD2017 Job #8986