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Postdoctoral Position in Computational Nonlinear Model Reduction

100%, Zurich, temporary

The Chair in Nonlinear Dynamics at ETH Zürich ( is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral candidate in the area of computational model-reduction for high-dimensional nonlinear mechanical systems, starting at the earliest possible date.

Job description

The objective of the position is the development of a professional-grade software package for an exact, dynamical-systems-based reduction of nonlinear mechanical systems to lower-dimensional Spectral Submanifolds (SSM). References to related theoretical results and existing numerical implementations can be found in recent publications of the Chair under the web address The charge of the postdoctoral fellow will be to develop the existing numerical results further in order to cover nonlinear model reductionfor oscillatory systems arising from finite-element models. Another, more senior postdoc will be assisting in this numerical development from the theory side.The initial appointment will be made for one year with the possibility of renewal up to three years in case of satisfactory progress.The salary is competitive and will be based on the experience of the candidate.

Your profile

A Ph.D. in applied mathematics, physics, engineering or computer science is required. Demonstrated experience in numerical linear algebra, high-performance computing and scientific software development is highly expected. Some bakground in nonlinear dynamical systems is a plus. The candidate must have excellent communication skills in English (oral and writing) and must be willing to work in an international team environment.

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.
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We look forward to receiving your online application, including a research statement and a CV with the names of at least three references. Please note that we only accept applications submitted through our online application portal until March 1, 2020. Applications via email or by regular post/carriers will not be considered.

For further information on the Chair in Nonlinear Dynamics at ETH Zürich, please visit Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. George Haller by email at (no applications).

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