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.

JOB DESCRIPTION

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

Teaching, research and academic leadership in Applied Mathematics.

DESCRIPTION:

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
Head
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
University of Limerick
Email: sarah.mitchell@ul.ie

Apply via the HR website http://www.ul.ie/hrvacancies/

Invite to attend MACSI10 Event – Ireland

We are delighted to invite you and your colleagues to MACSI10, an event to mark the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI).

This FREE workshop will be held at the University of Limerick, Ireland on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th of December 2016.

 MACSI10 aims to empower the future of Irish industrial mathematical and statistical modelling. This event will bring together mathematicians, scientists and industrialists to reflect on the gains made in industrial mathematics over the past ten years and identify fresh challenges that could be solved by applying mathematical and statistical modelling techniques.

This two day event will be held in the Analog Devices Building in the University of Limerick and registration is available here

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Current plenary speakers include Professors Brian Wetton (Professor of Mathematics, University of British Columbia), Dietmar Hoemberg (ECMI President and Professor at the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics) and Wil Schilders (EU-Maths-In President and Professor of Scientific Computing for Industry at Eindhoven University of Technology).

MACSI10 will include talks from renowned experts in industrial mathematics with the themes of  “Case Studies of the Successful Implementation of Mathematical Sciences for Irish Industry”, “How the MACSI Experience has Influenced Careers Abroad” and “Industrial Mathematics in Europe and Further Afield”.

There will also be interactive sessions in which early-career researchers will present their work in poster form and at an Analog Devices sponsored “Thesis in 3” event. MACSI10 is very grateful to all of our sponsors Science Foundation Ireland, Dell, Teva, Rusal Aughinish Alumina, Regeneron and Analog Devices.

The event incorporates a visioning exercise which will be used to shape the future direction of industrial mathematics research in Ireland and will feature thought-leaders from industry, funding agencies and research centres.

Please see the event webpage  or email Peg Hanrahan for more information.

Please feel free to share this invite with anyone you think might be interested. We are looking forward to seeing you in December!

If you can’t make it in December we would love it if you would write a Blog Post about your experiences with or in MACSI over the last 10 years,  email peg.hanrahan@ul.ie for more information.

Many thanks,

The MACSI10 Organising Committee.

Chair in Applied Mathematics – University of Limerick Ireland

Chair in Applied Mathematics – Multiannual

Faculty of Science + Engineering

Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Limerick

Chair in Applied Mathematics – Multiannual

Salary scale:  €106,516 – €136,276 p.a.

Further information for applicants and application material is available online from:

http://www.ul.ie/hrvacancies/

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 16th September 2016.

Applications must be completed online before 12 noon, Irish Standard Time on the closing date.

Please email erecruitment@ul.ie if you experience any difficulties

Applications are welcome from suitably qualified candidates.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and committed to selection on merit.

DESCRIPTION:

We are seeking to appoint a Chair in 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, 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 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 10 NFQ) 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.

 

Eligibility Requirements

 

Essential:

  • Doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in a relevant discipline
  • Postdoctoral experience in research, industry or academia
  • A significant track record in research and publication in a relevant area of Applied Mathematics

 

Desirable:

  • 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 research funding
  • Evidence of academic leadership in Applied Mathematics
  • A track record of academic/industrial collaboration and/or realising industry funding

 

As part of their application, candidates are required to submit a statement of research plans (maximum 2 pages) and a statement of teaching experience and interests (maximum 2 pages).

 

Informal enquiries regarding the post may be directed to:
Dr Sarah Mitchell
Head
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
University of Limerick
Email: sarah.mitchell@ul.ie

Masters in Mathematical Modelling – University of Limerick, Ireland

The course will be run by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in association with MACSI.

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Course description

This course will provide training in applied mathematics techniques and will focus on mathematical models of real world processes, their formulation in terms of differential equations and methods of solution – both numerical and analytical. Central to the course will be practical problems that arise in industry, commerce, engineering and medicine, as well as in the environmental and life sciences.

In particular, students will gain hands-on experience with current MACSI projects in collaboration with industry.

The course has been designed by Stokes Professor of Industrial and Applied Mathematics Andrew Fowler (who has experience teaching a similar programme at the University of Oxford). The first two semesters will be examined on coursework from both a mandatory core and a suite of optional courses from which the student can choose. The coursework will be followed by the preparation of a dissertation over the summer months under close supervision. The dissertation will be at research level, and will focus on a problem that arises through MACSI’s connections with industry, although there is some flexibility in the choice of dissertation. A break down of the course structure can found here.

Part time option available.

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Mathematical modelling of polysilicon fuses, in collaboration with Analog Devices, is one of the current research projects at MACSI. Please see here for more details.

Turbine

High resolution forecasts for wind energy applications, in collaboration with Met Éireann, are currently being investigated. Please see here for more details.

Additional Information

Research in MACSI and the Department of Mathematics and Statisticsfocuses on applied mathematics. In particular, there is strong interest in numerical analysis, fluid mechanics, industrial applied mathematics, geoscience, imaging science and inverse problems, commerce and the life sciences.

The minimum entry requirement is a 2:2 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in mathematics, or any related numerate discipline.

Application Forms and Deadlines

To apply for the MSc please visithttp://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/course/mathematical-modelling-msc and follow the links Graduate Programmes/Taught Programmes/Science and Engineering/Mathematical Modelling MSc. You will find a list of the required documents and instructions on how to submit these online.

Scholarship and Funding – Graduate School

Contact

If you would like more information, please contact Dr. Romina Gaburro.

Dr. Romina Gaburro
Lecturer in Applied Mathematics
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Limerick
Ireland

Tel: +353 61 213193
Fax: +353 61 334927

We are always pleased to talk to prospective graduate students and answer any queries.

Mandatory and optional courses are listed in the table below. Five modules must be completed in each of the first two semesters. Each module is equivalent to 6 ECTS credits. During the summer, students must complete a research dissertation under close supervision with a member of staff.

Semister 1 Semister 2
Mandatory Modules Mandatory Modules
  1. Advanced Methods I (new)
  2. Scientific Computation (new)
  1. Advanced Methods II (new)
  2. Mathematical Geoscience (new)
  3. Mathematical Biology and Physiology (new)
Three electives to be chosen from the following list: Two electives to be chosen from the following list:
  1. Fundamentals of Continuum Mechanics (new level 9 course offered by M&AE)
  2. MS4025 Applied Analysis
  3. MS4627 Mathematics of Natural Phenomenon
  4. MS4407 Perturbation Techniques and Asymptotics
  5. MS4008 Numerical Partial Differential Equations
  6. MS4027 Fundamentals of Financial Mathematics
  7. MS4315 Operation Research 2
  8. MS4215 Advanced Data Analysis
  9. MS4217 Stochastic Processes
  10. MS4214 Statistical Inference
  11. MA4607 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
  1. MS4018 Dynamical Systems
  2. MS4408 Mathematical Modelling
  3. MS4028 Stochastic Differential Equations for Finance
  4. MS4518 Theory of Statistical
  5. Finance
  6. MS4218 Time Series Analysis
  7. MS4327 Optimisation

MA4128 Advanced Data Modelling

SUMMER
Project (submission by mid-September)
30 ECTS credits
Notes:

  • Choice of electives must be approved by the Course Director.
  • Any modules previously taken as part of an undergraduate programme may not be taken as electives.
  • All undergraduate modules being offered as electives are at an advanced undergraduate level (year 3 or year 4) and are designated as Level 8.
  • No applications for exemptions will be considered.

Calls for EOI – The Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship

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The Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI) at University of Limerick in Ireland welcomes expressions of interest from potential postdoctoral researchers with an excellent track record, to apply jointly with a research supervisor from UL to the European Commission Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship Scheme. Selected candidates will be provided with nominated academic support at UL, and assistance from the EU Research Support Office with regards to proposal development.

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The Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowships is a prestigious European funding scheme that supports mobility, career development, and training within and beyond Europe, and offer 2-3 years’ highly competitive salary, a mobility allowance, family allowance and research costs.

Click here for full details of the Scheme and application process.

The opening date for the call was 12 April 2016, and the final deadline date for applications is 14 September 2016.

All expressions of interest must meet the eligibility criteria of the scheme. In particular, applicants must not have resided or carried out the main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Ireland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline for submission of proposals, if wanting to apply for the European Fellowship pathway (MSCA-IF-EF).

Research Areas

Mathematical Sciences are a recognised area of strength of UL as described in the University’s strategic plan ‘Broadening Horizons’. MACSI is the leading applied mathematics and statistical research group for industry in Ireland.

This is complemented by excellent infrastructure in the School and across campuses and UL is strongly committed to the career professional development of staff, and is also supported by our HR division for Researcher Professional Development.

The research topic will be freely chosen by the applicant in collaboration with the academic supervisor.
We welcome expressions of interest within the following research areas:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Industrial Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics

How to express your Interest in a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship at UL.

Expressions of Interest (EOI) should consist of the following documentation:

  1. A copy of your CV (max. 2 pages plus full list of publications)
  2. A 2 page (A4) Research Proposal Summary, which includes details as to which research area(s) you are interested in
  3. Covering letter

 

Please submit your EOI to ( Sinéad Burke, PhD, MACSI Research Manager, Department of Mathematics and Statistics,  University of Limerick, E: Sinead.Burke@ul.ie, P: +353 61 234 643, by 30th May 2016)

Expressions of interest will be selected based on the quality of the research idea and the candidate will be invited to make a formal application with their UL mentor.

VACANCY: Post Doctoral Researcher in Mathematical Modelling of Transport Processes

bernal02The Bernal Project at the University of Limerick (UL) is a €52 million strategic investment particularly focused on the development of Pharmaceutical Science and Engineering within the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Key to this strategy is the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC).  The Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI) is a network of mathematical and statistical modellers based in Ireland. MACSI works closely with scientists and industrial companies across a wide variety of sectors including the Pharmaceutical sector. 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 role of this Postdoctoral Researcher position is to contribute the work programme of a new SFI and industry funded SSPC Spoke project, “Modelling of Multi-Phase Transport Processes to Enable Automation in Manufacturing” (MOMEnTUM).

DESCRIPTION:

A Post Doctoral Researcher in the area of mathematical modelling for transport processes is required for a specific purpose contract, which is initially funded for one year with a possibility of extension up to three years. The industrial partner is the biggest Alumina Refinery in Europe. The research programme will include developing models for the flow of slurry. As part of the Bayer process, crushed bauxite is mixed with spent caustic soda to form a pump-able slurry. Alumina is extracted from the slurry at a later stage.

 Essential Criteria

  • A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) completed, or near completion in mathematical modelling or related discipline with significant modelling and computational content.
  • Highly proficient in the use of at least one high-level computing language (e.g. MATLAB, Python etc.).
  • Well-developed ability to communicate technical concepts to non-experts.
  • Ability to liaise and collaborate with other researchers in the University and Industrial clients.

 Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in model development for flow in non-newtonian slurries.
  • Experience in some of the following areas; discrete element methods, multiphase lattice. Boltzmann methods or asymptotic analysis.
  • Experience of CFD analysis, specifically using ANSYS software.
  • Previous industrial experience.
Applications via: http://www.ul.ie/hrvacancies/