Open Rank Faculty Position in Applied Mathematics

Job typeTenure-track facultyTime statusFull-timeArea of studyApplied MathematicsDESCRIPTION

The John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University seeks applicants for a position at either the tenure-track or tenured rank in the area of Applied Mathematics, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021. We welcome candidates in any area of applied mathematics broadly defined, including interfaces with all areas of engineering, physics, biology, earth and planetary sciences, economics and the social sciences, medicine, as well as mathematics and statistics.

We are seeking candidates with a record of theoretical or computational innovation, a vision for an original research program, and an interest in working collaboratively with experimentalists and theoreticians across multiple disciplines at the University. Candidates should have enthusiasm for teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses in applied mathematics and allied fields. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.

The Applied Mathematics program at SEAS benefits from outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, and being situated in a highly interdisciplinary environment. The program is highly synergistic with complementary efforts at Harvard in Physics, Earth and Planetary Sciences, and a number of cross-disciplinary initiatives such as the Center for Mathematical Sciences and Applications, the Quantitative Biology Initiative, the NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology, the Institute for Applied Computational Science, the Materials Research Science and Engineering Research Center, and the Center for Brain Science.  We seek to build a mathematical sciences community in which the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, complementing our undergraduate concentration that is the among the top 5 majors at Harvard College. Information about current faculty, research, and educational programs in SEAS is available at https://www.seas.harvard.edu/.How to Apply

Required application documents include a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests, a teaching/advising statement (describing teaching philosophy and practices), and up to three representative papers. In addition, we ask for a statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas. Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for at least three and up to five references, and the application is complete only when three letters have been submitted. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor. We encourage candidates to apply by December 31, 2020, but will continue to review applications until the position is filled. A doctorate or terminal degree in Applied Mathematics or an allied field such as Physics or Engineering is required by the expected start date.Applicants can apply online at: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9893.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posted Nov 20, 2020

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computer Vision

Job typePostdoctoral Fellow/ResearcherTime statusFull-timeArea of studyComputer ScienceElectrical EngineeringDESCRIPTION

Overview: Harvard University’s Assistive Technology Initiative has an immediate opening for an entrepreneurial research fellow to coordinate and lead a project at the intersection of wearable sensing, controls, neurophysiology, movement science, and clinical rehabilitation. The position will leverage expertise of the  Harvard Biorobotics Lab (http://biorobotics.harvard.edu/) in the area of real-time image processing(ultrasound, video, depth) used to assess human movement. The project will also be part of a collaboration with the Biodesign Lab (https://biodesign.seas.harvard.edu) applying these techniques to wearable and clinical assessment devices. The research fellow will work as part of a highly multidisciplinary team with backgrounds in engineering, biomechanics and rehabilitation science. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of new technology, evaluate the technology with human participants in state-of-the-art biomechanics facilities, and play a key role in setting the vision for commercial application.

Duties and responsibilities: The research fellow will be co-mentored by project faculty and staff leads to set the overall project direction and contribute technically to system development. They will work with a multidisciplinary team of graduate students, research physical therapists, and movement scientists to coordinate technical development, biomechanical and clinical testing, and planning for technology translation. Ideal candidates for this position will have strong experience or interest in team management, and excellent communication skills.How to Apply

Qualifications:

  • PhD in computer science, electrical engineering, or a closely related field
  • Experience with computer vision and real-time image and signal processing
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Strong interest in leading developing and translating to commercial application wearable sensing and rehabilitative technology

Additional information: Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

This position is for one year with a possibility for renewal of a second year. Applications should be assembled as a single PDF file, containing a complete resume, cover letter describing research interests and goals, a full list of publications, copies of up to three relevant scientific papers, as well as the names and contact information of three references who are able to provide letters of recommendation. Applications should be sent to:

Professor Robert D. Howe | [email protected]

David Perry | [email protected]

Posted Nov 20, 2020

Michael O. Rabin Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical Computer Science

Job typePostdoctoral Fellow/ResearcherTime statusFull-timeArea of studyComputer ScienceDESCRIPTION

The John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University (SEAS) seeks applicants for the Michael O. Rabin* Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical Computer Science. The normal duration of the Rabin Fellowship is two years. Rabin Fellows will receive a generous salary as well as an allocation for research and travel expenses.

We are looking for junior scientists in theoretical computer science, broadly construed. Rabin Fellows will be provided with the opportunity to pursue their research agenda in an intellectually vibrant environment with ample mentorship. While interaction with Harvard faculty, students, and visitors is encouraged, Rabin Fellows are free to pursue their own interests.

*The fellowship is named after Michael O. Rabin, pioneer in Computer Science research and winner of numerous awards including the A. M. Turing award in 1976. Michael Rabin has been on the faculty at Harvard since 1981, and currently is the Thomas J. Watson, Sr. Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus in SEAS. The fellowship is aimed at researchers in all areas of theoretical computer science, including fellows that, like Rabin, might create new areas that do not yet exist.

Applicants to the Rabin Fellowship will also be considered for other possible postdoctoral fellowship positions in theoretical computer science at Harvard, depending on availability of funds and an applicant’s fit with the research activities in the group. Please note that these other fellowships may have different terms and/or salary than the Rabin Postdoctoral Fellowships.How to Apply

The Michael O. Rabin Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical Computer Science, the Privacy Tools Project, and Theory for Society are dedicated to building a diverse community that is welcoming for everyone, regardless of disability, gender identity and expression, physical appearance, race, religion, or sexual orientation.  We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Candidates are required to have a doctorate or terminal degree in Computer Science or a related area by the expected start date.

Required application documents include a cover letter, cv, a statement of research interests, and up to three representative papers. Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for at least three and up to five references, and the application is complete only when three letters have been submitted.

We encourage candidates to apply by December 1, 2020, but will continue to review applications until the positions are filled. Applicants can apply online at: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9833.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posted Oct 27, 2020

Privacy Tools Postdoctoral Fellowship

Job typePostdoctoral Fellow/ResearcherTime statusFull-timeArea of studyComputer ScienceDESCRIPTION

The Harvard Privacy Tools Project invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships to advance a multidisciplinary understanding of data privacy issues and build computational, statistical, legal, and policy tools to help address these issues in a variety of contexts. The normal duration of the fellowship is two years. Postdoctoral fellows will receive a generous salary as well as an allocation for research and travel expenses.

The postdocs will be hosted and mentored by one or more of the Privacy Tools faculty members, such as Flavio du Pin Calmon, Stephen Chong, Cynthia Dwork, Gary King, and Salil Vadhan, and will have the opportunity to engage with one or more of the ongoing Privacy Tools research efforts. These efforts include OpenDP: an open-source suite of differential privacy tools (http://opendp.io/) and Towards an end-to-end approach to formal privacy for sample surveys. Relevant areas of expertise and research methodologies include information theory, programming languages and formal methods, software engineering, applied and theoretical statistics, and theoretical computer science.How to Apply

The Michael O. Rabin Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical Computer Science, the Privacy Tools Project, and Theory for Society are dedicated to building a diverse community that is welcoming for everyone, regardless of disability, gender identity and expression, physical appearance, race, religion, or sexual orientation.  We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Candidates are required to have a doctorate or terminal degree in Computer Science or a related area by the expected start date.

Required application documents include a cover letter, cv, a statement of research interests, and up to three representative papers. Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for at least three and up to five references, and the application is complete only when three letters have been submitted.

We encourage candidates to apply by December 1, 2020, but will continue to review applications until the positions are filled. Applicants can apply online at: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9833.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posted Oct 27, 2020

Postdoc on Fairness in Prediction Algorithms

Job typePostdoctoral Fellow/ResearcherTime statusFull-timeArea of studyApplied ComputationComputer ScienceDESCRIPTION

The Theory for Society Project invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships to advance a multidisciplinary understanding of fairness issues in algorithms that predict risk or provide “individual probabilities.” The duration of the postdoc is one year with the possibility of renewal. Postdoctoral fellows will receive a generous salary as well as an allocation for research and travel expenses. This position is under the auspices of Harvard’s Center for Research on Computation and Society.

Relevant areas of expertise include: complexity theory, probability and philosophy of probability, machine learning, and knowledge of the algorithmic fairness literature. The postdoc will be mentored by Cynthia Dwork.How to Apply

The Michael O. Rabin Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical Computer Science, the Privacy Tools Project, and Theory for Society are dedicated to building a diverse community that is welcoming for everyone, regardless of disability, gender identity and expression, physical appearance, race, religion, or sexual orientation.  We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Candidates are required to have a doctorate or terminal degree in Computer Science or a related area by the expected start date.

Required application documents include a cover letter, cv, a statement of research interests, and up to three representative papers. Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for at least three and up to five references, and the application is complete only when three letters have been submitted.

We encourage candidates to apply by December 1, 2020, but will continue to review applications until the positions are filled. Applicants can apply online at: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9833.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posted Oct 27, 2020

Tenure track faculty position in Computer Science

Job typeTenure-track facultyTime statusFull-timeArea of studyComputer ScienceDESCRIPTION

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in Computer Science at the assistant or associate professor level, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021.

We invite applications from all areas of Computer Science. Areas of special interest include (but are not limited to) both machine learning and algorithms (broadly construed). There is also a tenure-track search in the theory of quantum information and computation, posted at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9835.

We seek candidates who have a strong research record and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and training. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.

Computer Science at Harvard benefits from outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, world-leading faculty, significant industrial collaboration, and substantial support from SEAS. Starting in Spring 2021, Computer Science will be among the founding occupants of Harvard’s new Science and Engineering Complex, with ample space for growth and surrounded by state-of-the-art facilities. Information about Harvard’s current faculty, research, and educational programs in computer science is available at http://www.seas.harvard.edu/computer-science.

The associated Institute for Applied Computational Science (http://iacs.seas.harvard.edu), Data Science Initiative (https://datascience.harvard.edu/), and Center for Research on Computation and Society (http://crcs.seas.harvard.edu/) foster connections among computer science, applied math, data science, and various domain sciences at Harvard through its graduate programs and events.

A doctorate or terminal degree in a relevant field is required by the expected start date.How to Apply

Required application documents include a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests, a teaching statement, and up to three representative papers. In addition, we ask for a statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas. Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for at least three and up to five references, and the application is complete only when three letters have been submitted. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor. We encourage candidates to apply by December 15, 2020, but will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Applicants can apply online athttp://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9834.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posted Oct 27, 2020

Tenure track faculty position in the Theory of Quantum Information and Computation

Job typeTenure-track facultyTime statusFull-timeArea of studyComputer ScienceDESCRIPTION

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) area of Computer Science and the Harvard Quantum Initiative seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in Computer Science at the assistant or associate professor level in the area of the theory of quantum information and/or computation.

Areas of interest may include but are not limited to quantum algorithms, communication, complexity, control, cryptography, and information processing. The expected start date is July 1, 2021.

There is another, broader search for a tenure-track position in Computer Science, posted at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9834. Candidates interested in both positions should apply for each position separately.

We seek candidates who have a strong research record and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and training. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.

Computer Science at Harvard benefits from outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, world-leading faculty, significant industrial collaboration, and substantial support from SEAS. Starting in Spring 2021, Computer Science will be among the founding occupants of Harvard’s new Science and Engineering Complex, with ample space for growth and surrounded by state-of-the-art facilities. Information about Harvard’s current faculty, research, and educational programs in computer science is available at http://www.seas.harvard.edu/computer-science.

The successful candidate will be part of the Harvard Quantum Initiative in Science and Engineering (HQI), a community of researchers from physics, computer science, and other fields with an intense interest in advancing the science and engineering of quantum systems and their applications.

A doctorate or terminal degree in a relevant field is required by the expected start date.How to Apply

Required application documents include a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests, a teaching statement, and up to three representative papers. In addition, we ask for a statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas. Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for at least three and up to five references, and the application is complete only when three letters have been submitted. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor. We encourage candidates to apply by December 15, 2020, but will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Applicants can apply online athttp://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9835.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posted Oct 27, 2020

Lecturer in Computational Science and Data Science

Job typeTeaching facultyTime statusFull-timeArea of studyApplied ComputationApplied MathematicsComputer ScienceDESCRIPTION

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences seeks applicants for the position of Lecturer in Computational Science and Data Science in the Institute for Applied Computational Science (IACS) (http://iacs.seas.harvard.edu), with an expected start date of July 1, 2021. This is a 12-month academic appointment for three years, with the second two years contingent on a satisfactory performance review during the first year.  

Duties include teaching three computational or data science courses per year, supervising and advising master’s student projects, and conducting independent research in an area of the lecturer’s choosing. In addition, the lecturer will be expected to participate in the planning and execution of community events planned by the IACS. 

Candidates are required to have a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field (physical science or social science with a focus on computational methods) by the expected start date. In addition, we seek candidates with programming skills in some programming language and a record of teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level. Teaching experience in parallel and distributed computing, high performance computing, and computational simulation and modeling is preferred.How to Apply

Required documents include: a cover letter, including a description of teaching experience and philosophy and comments on any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging; a current CV; and course evaluations for all recently taught courses. Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for three to five references. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received. Applicants can apply using this link: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9799.

 We encourage candidates to apply by November 15, 2020, but will continue to review applications until the position is filled.

Posted Sep 28, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellow – Harvard Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS)

Job typePostdoctoral Fellow/ResearcherTime statusFull-timeArea of studyComputer ScienceDESCRIPTION

The Harvard Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS) solicits applications for postdoctoral fellows for the 2021-2022 academic year. CRCS provides postdoctoral fellows with an annual salary plus travel and research funding to allow them to engage in independent research. Fellows spend up to two years at CRCS. We seek researchers who are enthusiastic about interacting with computer scientists and colleagues from other disciplines and who have a demonstrated interest in connecting their research agenda with societal issues. 

Areas of specific research interest for the 2021-2022 academic year include computing for  public health and conservation. Research in this arena may involve, among a myriad of other possibilities, computational methods to detect and prevent disease or to model disease dynamics, computational methods to spread health information, computational methods for  protecting endangered wildlife, fisheries, and forests, use of satellite imagery in service of conservation or public health goals, and many others. Other topics that continue to remain of interest to CRCS include social computing; economics and computation; and ethics and fairness in the application of technological innovation to societal problems. 

Many of these topics involve interdisciplinary collaboration. To that end, CRCS researchers have collaborated in interdisciplinary work with other centers at Harvard, including the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD), Edmund J. Safra Center for Ethics, and the Harvard Chan India Research Center. 

The ideal CRCS researcher will have a technical background in an area related to computer science and a desire to creatively use those skills to address problems of societal importance. CRCS is a highly collaborative environment, and we expect fellows to engage with researchers both inside and outside of computer science. 

CRCS offers postdoctoral fellows numerous opportunities to engage with Harvard faculty, students, and scholars in computer science and other disciplines, including the CRCS lunch seminar series, professional development panels, informal CRCS lunches, and other research group meetings.

Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We are particularly interested in attracting women and underrepresented groups to participate in CRCS.

For further information about the Center and its activities, seehttps://crcs.seas.harvard.edu/.How to Apply

A complete application will include:

  • A cover letter addressing what you hope to gain from your time at CRCS and listing up to three faculty members with whom you would like to work
  • A CV
  • A roughly 3 page research statement
  • At most, three research papers
  • Three letters of reference

Applicants can apply using this link:

http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9806

The application deadline is December 1st, 2020

Posted Sep 17, 2020

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED PHYSICS

Job typePostdoctoral Fellow/ResearcherTime statusFull-timeApplication deadlineSep 14, 2020Area of studyApplied PhysicsDESCRIPTION

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to work with Professor David Weitz and Professor Sharad Ramanathan on 3D neuronal organoids.  A PhD and prior postdoctoral and industrial experience are required.  Expertise in biomaterials, microfluidics and CRISPR gene editing are essential.

The successful candidate will work as part of team performing research to support the project.  Additional responsibilities include preparation of publications and reports, mentoring of graduate students, and collaboration with other groups. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, have a strong work ethic, be technically skilled and have excellent oral and written skills. The position will be filled as soon as possible and will initially be for one year, renewable for additional years following exemplary performance.How to Apply

The review process is competitive, based on experience. To apply, please send a CV, research statement, and the names and contact information of three people who can be asked for letters of reference to [email protected] with the subject header titled “Research Associate Position”.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posted Sep 4, 2020

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW IN THERMAL BARRIER COATINGS

Job typePostdoctoral Fellow/ResearcherTime statusFull-timeArea of studyApplied PhysicsMaterials Science & Mechanical EngineeringDESCRIPTION

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work with Professor David Clarke on oxide materials for high-temperature thermal barrier coatings and related materials. A PhD or equivalent in applied physics, thermal transport, mechanical engineering or a related area is required.

The ideal candidate would also have experience in the design of experiments, should be comfortable with a wide variety of materials and, also, be able to conductexperiments independently. A background in radiative transport and scattering would be desirable.

The successful candidate will carry out both experimental and modeling research related to novel high-temperature thermal protection systems and their thermal as well as microstructural characterization. Responsibilities include preparation of publications in high impact journals and reports, mentoring of graduate students and collaboration with other groups. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, have a strong work ethic, be technically skilled and have excellent oral and written skills. The position will be filled as soon as possible and will initially be for one year, renewable for additional years following exemplary performance.How to Apply

The review process is competitive, based on academic record, as well as professional and extra-curricular experience. To apply, please send a CV, research statement, and the names and contact information of three people who can be asked for letters of reference to: [email protected] with the subject header titled “Thermal Protection Fellow”.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posted Aug 21, 2020

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