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Postdoctoral Associate

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

We are looking for a PostDoctoral Associate to carry out research in gyrokinetic theory and simulation.

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

The PARKER Research Group studies multiscale kinetic simulation methods and extreme scale computing applied tokamak edge turbulence and transport. Additionally, we are working on problems in quantum information science relevant to fusion plasma science, including the impact of quantum computing on nonlinear computational mathematics and direct numerical simulation of ultra-cold ion crystals. More information on the PARKER Research Group can be found at

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Research areas might include electromagnetic full kinetic ion models, equilibrium flow models in gyrokinetic simulation, edge turbulence simulation, and large scale computing and optimization of gyrokinetic particle simulation.
  • Research can range from algorithm development to using simulation to better understand experimental results.

What You Should Know

  • There is some flexibility in the research program depending on the interest and the talent of the prospective candidate.
  • The start date is flexible, as the position is currently open.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer



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.

Be Statements

Be ambitious. Be engaged. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Ph.D.
  • Research experience in applied mathematics, physics, or related engineering field is needed.

What You Will Need

  • Be flexible to ensure meeting deliverables for a fast-paced, deadline focused project.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.
  3. Optional: Professional Publications if not listed in Resume or CV
  4. Optional - Research Paper(s)

If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.

The position will be open until 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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