VACANCY: Professor of Applied Mathematics, Ireland

TITLE OF POST: Professor of Applied Mathematics.

LOCATION: University of Limerick

SALARY SCALE: €114,740 – €140,961 p.a.



  • Doctoral degree (level 10NFQ) in a relevant discipline


Teaching, research and academic leadership in Applied Mathematics.


We are seeking to appoint a Professor of Applied Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. This department is responsible for teaching at all levels across the University and also has a thriving research programme. In November 2015 the department was granted an Athena SWAN Bronze award, reflecting its commitment to addressing gender equality.

Applications are invited from leading researchers in any of the following subfields of Applied Mathematics: mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, mathematical geophysics, complex networks, numerical analysis, mathematical biology, game theory, probability theory and systems theory.

A commitment to collaborative research with departments and research centres across the University of Limerick is desirable. The Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI) is a research centre based in the department which applies mathematics to diverse real-world problems. Recent examples of MACSI projects include the modelling of moisture absorption on a silicon chip, information diffusion on Twitter-like networks, and valve wear in an alumina refinery. MACSI also works closely with research centres within UL, such as the new smart manufacturing SFI funded centre Confirm, the Dairy Processing Technology Centre (DPTC), the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre (PMTC) and the Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC). Other collaborative opportunities within the University include the Bernal Institute, Lero and health-related departments.  Further application areas of interest to the University are outlined in its strategic plan, Broadening Horizons 2015-19.

Research areas of particular strength in the department include mathematical modelling, fluid mechanics, complex systems, differential equations, numerical analysis, inverse problems, optimisation, stochastic dynamics, financial mathematics and statistics.

The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree (level 10NFQ) in a relevant discipline, an international research reputation and a significant publication record. A record of achieving research funding and leading a research group is desirable, as is experience of working in collaborative and interdisciplinary projects. The successful candidate should also demonstrate interest and experience in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

 Essential Criteria:

  • Doctoral degree (level 10NFQ) in a relevant discipline
  • Post doctoral experience in research, industry or academia
  • A significant track record in research and publication in a relevant area of Applied Mathematics
  • Submission of a statement of research plans (maximum 2 pages) and a statement of teaching experience and interests (maximum 2 pages)

Desirable Criteria:

  • A commitment to collaborative research with departments and research centres across the University, in particular MACSI
  • Experience in teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate levels
  • A record of obtaining competitive research funding
  • Evidence of academic leadership in Applied Mathematics
  • A track record of academic/industrial collaboration and/or realising industry funding

 Informal enquiries regarding the post may be directed to:
Dr Sarah Mitchell
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
University of Limerick

Apply via the HR website

SFI Starting Investigator Research Grant

Science Foundation Ireland is seeking applications for the Starting Investigator Research Grant (SIRG)

SIRG  aims to support excellent postdoctoral researchers and others who are yet to hold an independent research post in taking the initial steps towards a fully independent research career.

The SIRG award provides an opportunity for excellent early-career-stage investigators to carry out their own research project in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The award provides a contribution to the salary for the Starting Investigator (SI) and also provides funding for a postgraduate student, who will be primarily supervised by the SI. The SI will work with an associated mentor, who will provide the necessary support and infrastructure for the project to take place. €425,000 direct costs over a period of four years and covers the salary of the SI and the stipend and fees of a postgraduate student.

One of SFI’s Agenda 2020 KPI targets is to increase the proportion of female award holders to 30% by 2020. Research Bodies will be permitted to put forward a maximum of 12 candidates for the submission of a proposal to the SFI SIRG Programme 2018. A maximum of six candidates, out of the 12 permitted from each eligible research body, may be male candidates.

If you are a postdoctoral researcher with a track record in the area of applied mathematics or statistics and are interested in applying to this programme with MACSI at the University of Limerick please contact with your CV.  An eligibility is available here.

Postdoctoral Data Science Associate, Manchester

We are looking to recruit a graduate with a PhD in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, or another related subject involving numerical mathematics, machine learning, and programming, to undertake a 36-month Knowledge Transfer Project between the University of Manchester and the Manchester-based company Process Integration Limited (PIL).

The position offers

  • an exciting project which combines innovative multidisciplinary research and new techniques from data science with an impactful industrial application
  • an invaluable experience of independently managing a high-profile project
  • access to a budget of £6,000 for professional development and training
  • mentoring and support from academic staff and industry professionals
  • a competitive salary of  £31,604 to £38,833 per annum.

Based at PIL offices in Altrincham, Manchester, the Data Science Associate will work directly with supervisors from both the University and PIL, and will use the facilities and resources of both organisations.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

For enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews please contact Dr Stefan Güttel (

Please click here for further particulars and the application form.


Postdoctoral Research positions: Mathematical modelling of social spreading phenomena, MACSI, University of Limerick

The emerging discipline of Computational Social Science (CSS) studies human behaviour, as manifested in the digital trails we leave in our interactions with each other. The development of mathematical models for CSS is urgently required to underpin the analysis of large-scale data and to move beyond the identification of correlations to create new scientific understanding of collective behaviour in both online and offline social networks.

In this Science Foundation Ireland funded project, we are seeking to recruit two postdoctoral researchers to develop new mathematical techniques and models to help revolutionise the understanding of the dynamics of social spreading phenomena, such as viral information contagion and cascades of popularity. We will focus on the mathematics of age-dependent (non-Markovian) branching processes to generate analytical and asymptotic results for inference and calibration with large-scale CSS data. Understanding and controlling the temporal aspects of information diffusion and cascade dynamics on social networks will improve the predictability of technology adoption and opinion propagation and enable us to accurately identify the most influential nodes within diverse dynamical systems on complex networks. As part of the project, we will seek to develop and apply algorithms to social spreading phenomena that are of interest to industry partners.

The Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI) is Ireland’s largest applied and industrial mathematics group and works closely with scientists and industrial companies across a wide variety of sectors. MACSI’s aim is to foster new collaborative research, in particular on problems that arise in industry through the application of cutting-edge mathematical and modelling techniques.

The candidate should have completed a doctoral degree in applied mathematics, mathematics, physics, computer science, or other relevant discipline, with a strong publication record in either or both of the following areas:

  • Mathematics of networks.
  • Analysis and model calibration using large-scale Computational Social Science data.

Further details of the posts are available here. Please note that applications must be submitted online at (search using keyword MACSI) in advance of 12 noon Irish Standard Time on 31 October 2017.

PostDoc Position in Computational Optimization

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton (UK) is currently recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computational Optimization to work on a new research project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

The aim of the project is to develop a solver for bilevel optimization based on continuous optimization techniques which rely on strong mathematical foundations. Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent experience in Mathematical Optimization, the ability to pursue research independently and as part of a team, and a track record of high quality original research. Expertise in nonsmooth and/or nonconvex optimization and computational optimization would be advantageous.

The post is located in the Operational Research Group (part of the Department of Mathematical Sciences), a committed and vibrant team of more than 30 academic staff and postgraduate students. We collaborate with more than 150 industrial partners across the world to enable impact arising from our research. We take part in CORMSIS, the Centre for Operational Research, Management Science, and Information Systems, a joint research endeavour of the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Business School of the University of Southampton. CORMSIS is the largest of such groups in the UK, and spans the full spectrum of current Operational Research and Management Science.
For more details on the position and the application procedure, please visit the following link:

NA Positions, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

We have an fixed-term opening for an outstanding, ambitious junior researcher to join the Numerical Analysis Group at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, near Oxford, England. The Group’s main focus is on topics relating to large-scale numerical linear algebra and optimization.

The position will involve undertaking novel independent and collaborative scientific research at an international level in an area of computational numerical analysis that is closely related to the existing research interests of the Group. The role will also contribute to developing, supporting and maintaining software within the Group’s key software projects (notably HSL, SPRAL and GALAHAD).

Further responsibilities will include developing national and international research collaborations, and working with colleagues on the development and expansion of projects involving STFC scientific facilities (notably the ISIS pulsed neutron and muon source, Diamond Light Source and RAL Space).

For further details, please visit
or contact us (, by email for particular queries. The closing date for applications is the 14th of May 2017, with interviews scheduled for the 12th of June 2017.

We also have an opening for a software engineer to join the group.  The new role will involve developing, supporting and maintaining software within the Group’s key software projects, and will also involve helping and advising users of the Group’s software. This is a post that will appeal to a highly-motivated and proactive software developer with a mathematical background and experience of software engineering.  For further details, please visit


Postdoc position in computational engineering at University of Leeds

A fixed term (12 months) grade 7 researcher position is available at the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leeds. It is funded by EPSRC through a project in collaboration with the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy.

You will develop a novel time stepping algorithm to speed up simulations of fast ions in fusion reactors and integrate it into CCFE’s GPU-accelerated simulation suite LOCUST. Development of the new algorithm will be based on a recent combination of the widely used Boris method for the Lorentz equations with spectral deferred corrections.

Please consult this website for more information and to apply.