Postdoctoral Appointee - Numerical Optimization

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, IL

Job posting number: #7071812 (Ref:409015)

Posted: November 3, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory is seeking postdoctoral candidates with expertise in numerical optimization to help solve important quantum information science problems. Applicants with interest in theory, algorithms, and/or software are encouraged to apply. We especially encourage applications from researchers with interests in stochastic optimization, optimal control, derivative-free optimization, or combinatorial optimization.

Candidates must have a recent doctoral degree in applied mathematics, statistics, computer science, industrial/systems engineering, or related field. Expertise in one or more areas of numerical optimization is also required.

This position is available immediately, but there is flexibility in start dates for highly qualified candidates. Applications received by December 15, 2020 will receive full consideration. 

Questions can be addressed to Jeffrey Larson (jmlarson@anl.gov) or Sven Leyffer(leyffer@anl.gov). 

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