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PostDoctoral Associate

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The Department of Computer Science encourages applications for a PostDoctoral Associate! This position will conduct research in collaboration with the DOE Exascale Computing Project’s co-design Center for Efficient Exascale Discretization (CEED) on the development of robust and efficient methods for high order/compatible PDE discretization and multilevel solvers, including deployment in open source libraries. 

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Founded in 1970, the Department of Computer Science at CU Boulder is passionate about real-world, interdisciplinary experiences for our students. Our researchers are making advances in computer science today that will change the world tomorrow. 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

The project is especially interested in strategies to provide performance portability on emerging architectures and novel parallelization techniques to improve time to solution in the strong scaling limit. The methods will be applied in a variety of application areas including sustainable energy and geophysics. Successful applicants will have strong written and verbal communication skills to collaborate with a distributed interdisciplinary team and disseminate results via publications and presentations, as well as an interest in research and development of high-quality community software infrastructure in areas including, but not limited to:
  • Element-based PDE discretization;
  • High-performance computing on emerging architectures, including CPU and GPUs; 
  • Algebraic solvers;
  • Applications in fluid and solid mechanics; and
  • Data-intensive PDE workflows.

What We Can Offer

Salary range for this position is $65,000 - $75,000 annually.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

Ph.D. in a related field.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Proof of Degree
    • The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree.
    • If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version (if applicable).
  4. List of references (used for phone reference checks)
During the application process you will need to enter contact information for one reference who will be contacted to provide a letter of recommendation as the search progresses.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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