Mathematics/Math Physics Postdoctoral Scholar
STRATCOM UARC is currently seeking US Citizen candidates for a postdoctoral scholar position. The job location is in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area.
The Scholars Program was designed to utilize mission-critical expertise possessed by highly qualified subject matter experts in DTRA’s mission to combat and respond to weapons of mass destruction (WMD) proliferation and use. The position will support research activities to improve methods for understanding the mathematical modeling of effects on critical infrastructure networks.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent in mathematics or mathematical physics. Preferred skills may include PDEs/ODEs and/or mathematical physics.
Proficiency in the following areas are of interest: PDE/ODE theory and/or mathematical physics. Candidates should be flexible and willing to learn/review new concepts beyond their specialty.
This is not primarily a bench research position within a lab, but is mostly focused on support of applied research and program/project creation and management/assessment. The following are emphasized: (1) depth of analytic thinking to identify critical research needs and opportunities; and, (2) follow-up assessment of investments in applied research efforts to foster success of the portfolio. The successful candidate will help implement new ideas into development of research tools, review proposals and scientific progress, and support funding oversight. Program success is achieved by increasing innovative knowledge needed for understanding nuclear weapon effects on infrastructure, followed by fostering transition of basic research to applied research and development.
The successful applicant must be a US citizen capable of obtaining a security clearance, and be willing to re-locate to the Washington DC metropolitan area. The appointment will be for a one-year period with a possibility of renewal. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV or resume. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Eligibility & Requirements
- Candidate must be a US citizen.
- Candidates must be able to obtain a SECRET level security clearance.
- Candidates must have a doctoral degree
(Students who will have degree conferred within six months are encouraged to apply.)
Fort Belvoir, VA
Applicants must be willing to relocate to greater Washington, DC area.