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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Research Scientist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Research Scientist

  • Job Number:

19012

  • Functional Area:

Research - Scientific

  • Department:

Mathematics

  • School Area:

Science

  • Employment Type:

Full-Time Temporary

  • Employment Category:

Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available:

Yes

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Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

RESEARCH SCIENTIST, Mathematics-Simons Collaboration on Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory, and Computation (multiple positions), to join an MIT-based team working under the direction of principal investigators Bjorn Poonen and Andrew Sutherland as part of a collaboration with PIs at Boston University, Harvard, Dartmouth, and Brown. Will be engaged in a combination of mathematical research and software development. Responsibilities include designing and implementing algorithms in arithmetic geometry and number theory and facilitating the integration of these algorithms into existing and future computer algebra systems; compiling and analyzing number-theoretic research datasets and integrating the results into existing and future platforms such as the L-functions and Modular Forms Database; coordinating with researchers across multiple institutions, both internal and external to the collaboration, working in areas relevant to the research agenda of the collaboration; assisting with training and development, e.g., running workshops or teaching courses on topics relevant to the collaboration and supervising of student researchers; participating in monthly meetings and annual workshops run by the collaboration; and contributing to proceedings’ volumes to be published by the collaboration and disseminating research results through conference presentations and journal articles.The Simons Collaboration aims to accelerate research through the development of computational tools that realize recent theoretical advances in arithmetic geometry and number theory, and to exploit these tools to advance the research frontier in these fields.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: Ph.D. in mathematics with a research background in number theory or arithmetic geometry; computer programming experience; familiarity with a computer algebra package, e.g., Magma, SageMath, or PARI/GP; and ability to work independently and as part of a team. Fluency in one or more programming languages (Python, Julia, C/C++) a plus. Job #19012Must be able to travel and present research results.The start date is September 1, 2021 (negotiable), with an anticipated end date of August 31, 2024. Hiring for this position is contingent upon funding renewal and the number of available slots is to be determined.In addition to applying online via the MIT website, please submit a cover letter, CV including publication list, and three reference letters to https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/16382. A research statement is recommended but not required. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2021.10/15/20

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