CDS&E Initiative @ Rurgers University

Postdoctoral Opportunities at RDI2 (posted February 2012)

Recognizing the increasingly important role of large-scale computation and data across all areas of science and engineering, Rutgers University is in the process of establishing the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2) to catalyze and nurture a fundamental integration of research, education and infrastructure towards stimulating new thinking and new discovery in all areas of Computational and Data-Enabled science and engineering (CDS&E). The overarching goal of RDI2 is to create a research and education environment that bridges more traditional research boundaries and catalyzes the socio-technical changes across all fields of science and engineering that are necessary to address the grand challenges of the 21st century.

As part of this initiative, we are looking to hire multiple highly qualified and motivated researchers at the post-doctoral and research associate levels. A successful candidate will have a PhD in Computer/Computational Science and/or Engineering or a closely related field, and a passion for driving new paradigms and practices in CDS&E through innovations in algorithmic and application formulations, programming models, and software systems. A background in large-scale and/or data-intensive computing and experience in working with real applications, and with current high-end architectures (e.g., IBM BlueGene), emerging platforms (Clouds, accelerators), and the National Cyberinfrastructure (i.e., XSEDE, Open Science Grid, etc.) is desired. Candidates must have strong analytical and systems skills and a solid research and publication record. We are also open to very strong candidates with non-traditional backgrounds, but the emphasis on proven ability to drive innovations in CDS&E applications would remain a key criteria.

Specific application areas of interest include computational material design, medical/health informative, bioinformatics and next generation sequencing, computational finance. However, candidates in all areas of CDS&E are encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates will be part of our multidisciplinary team and will be expected to contribute to a vigorous interdisciplinary research program. Demonstrated collaborative research experience would be an important asset.

Interested candidates should email the following to hiring "at"

  • A targeted cover letter expressing your suitability for a position.
  • A complete CV.
  • A list of at least 3 references.

Applications will be reviewed immediately and the review process will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to: Manish Parashar (email: parashar "at"

Rutgers is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Rutgers is also an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in the STEM disciplines.