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Postdoc position at the interface between mathematics and computational physics/chemistry

Call for two 1-year renewable Post-Doctoral positions, at École des Pont ParisTech, under the supervision
of  Eric Cancès, in the framework of the ERC Synergy project on "Extreme-scale Mathematically-based
Computational Chemistry" (EMC2). The goal of these positions is, in interaction with the rest of the EMC2
interdisciplinary team, to develop mathematical analysis and numerical methods for electronic structure

The first project is concerned with the construction and implementation of numerical methods with error
estimators for linear and nonlinear Schrödinger equations, such as notably, the Kohn-Sham equations in
Density Functional Theory (DFT). The candidates are expected to have a strong background in numerical
methods for partial differential equations and good programming skills in at least one of the following
languages: Julia, Python, or C++. The implementation part of the project will be done in the DFTK
software ( []) originally developed in the framework of
the EMC2 ERC project.

The second project is concerned with model reduction and embedding methods for electronic structure
calculation. This problem will be considered from both theoretical and practical viewpoints. The
candidates are expected to have a strong background in linear algebra and/or linear operator theory, and
a solid experience in numerical simulation.
Candidates are welcome to apply to one of these positions, or both. Due to the interdisciplinary nature
of these positions, applicants with a PhD in applied mathematics, or theoretical/computational physics or
chemistry with a strong mathematical background and excellent programming skills, will be considered. 

Please send a CV and a cover letter that specifies employment availability date, contact information of
at least two academics who can provide reference letters upon request, and examples of past projects to
eric.cances@enpc.frwith 'EMC2 postdoc application' as a topic.

Timeline: Applications expected by Nov. 21st, 2023. Candidate selection and interview might be conducted
as soon as the application is received, and might last until Dec. 8th. The starting date is expected
between Feb. 1st 2024 and April 1st 2024. 

Location: Position based in CHAMPS-sur-MARNE (cité Descartes) - France
Access: RER A, 25 minutes from Paris city center.

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