Postdoctoral Research (R2)

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Postdoctoral Research (R2)

Closing Date

Wednesday, 30 September, 2020
Reference: 297_20_CASE_GMS_R2
Job title: Postdoctoral Research (R2)

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Context And Mission

The CASE department is looking for a Postdoc Researcher in geometry and meshing for simulation with experience in the development of software prototypes that implement the research methods. The candidate will be engaged in the project "Optimal curved adapted meshes for space-time flow simulation", offered through the European Research Council Starting Grant contract TESSERACT, to work under the supervision of the project principal investigator.

Key Duties

  • Research on four dimensional curved mesh generation
  • Co-supervise the PhD students of the TESSERACT project
  • Coordination of the implementation of prototypes developed in the team


  • Education
    • PhD in Applied Mathematics
    • Higher University Degree in Mathematics or equivalent
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Proved experience in mesh generation research
    • Experience in the development of software tools
    • Experience with geometry kernels such as EGADS or OpenCascade
  • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Strong background on geometry, numerical methods and partial differential equations
    • Julia, C, C++, Matlab, Python
    • Experience with mesh generation and visualization tools
    • Publication record in numerical analysis and mesh generation
    • Meshing specifics: advancing front methods, curved adaption, high-order interpolation, bisection
  • Competences
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Fluent in English and Spanish
    • Capacity to interact and build strong relations with a diverse members/stakeholder/staff base
    • Ability to work both independently and within a team


  • The position will be located at BSC within the CASE Department
  • We offer a full-time contract, a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible working hours, extensive training plan, tickets restaurant, private health insurance, fully support to the relocation procedures
  • Duration: Temporary - 30/09/2020 renewable
  • Salary: we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in Barcelona
  • Starting date: 01/10/2021

Applications Procedure

All applications must include:

  • A Cover Letter with a statement of interest in English, including two contacts for further references - Applications without this document will not be considered

  • A full CV in English including contact details


The vacancy will remain open until suitable candidate has been hired. Applications will be regularly reviewed and potential candidates will be contacted.

Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment

BSC-CNS is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable state or local law.

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