M2NeT Lab, Wilfrid Laurier University,

MS2Discovery Interdisciplinary Research Institute,

Waterloo, ON, Canada

Positions Currently Open for 2018-2019


Research Associate/Postdoctoral Position in

Modeling for Complex Systems

(Focus on Coupled Problems and Multiscale Modelling)

Applications are invited for a Research Associate/Postdoctoral Position in Modeling for Complex Systems at the M2NeT Lab, Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, ON, Canada.The Lab is part of the MS2Discovery Interdisciplinary Research Institute.

The successful candidate will be part of the research program in mathematical modeling and computational science & engineering at the Laurier M2NeT Lab and MS2Discovery Institute, and will contribute substantially to at least one of the following research areas:

The search is not limited to the above areas, although experience in one or more of these areas, as well as with high performance computing, molecular dynamics simulation, coupled modeling including such tools as Comsol, and visualization tools such as VMD, will be considered a strong advantage and may be given priority. Strong candidates active in related areas of modeling for biophysics, nanoscience and quantum mechanical modeling, multiphysics problems, computational science and nonlinear analysis will be given careful consideration. Applicants should possess a recent PhD degree in physics, engineering, biophysics, applied mathematics or computational science and  have a demonstrated interest and experience in scientific computing, including high performance computing and visualization.  Proven ability to work independently and experience in software applications and development in the above context are considered to be important assets for this position.

The appointment is funded by the Canada Research Chair program as part of the continual development of interdisciplinary research in the areas of mathematical modeling at Laurier.  The position is for one year in the first instance. Current funding is sufficient to guarantee two years of support for a suitably qualified candidate if candidate skills and interest allow.  Ability to quickly adapt to new scientific environment and good personal and communication skills are assumed for this position.

The application must include the following: 

Electronic applications are preferred and are to be sent to ms2discovery@gmail.com  (please note that only pdf files will be considered). Informal inquiries by email (to Professor Roderick Melnik at rmelnik@wlu.ca) are welcome.

The position is available from January 1, 2018 and will start at the mutually agreed date. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including persons in a visible minority, persons with disabilities, and aboriginal people.


The successful candidate will be located at the M2NeT Lab which is part of the Laurier Science Research Center and the MS2Discovery Interdisciplinary Research Institute and will be a member of a dynamic research community with active collaborative links with colleagues inside and outside Canada, including the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia.  Laurier is part of the Shared Hierarchical Academic Research Computing Network (SHARCNET) and  is connected to ORION, Ontario's high speed network. The University is the older of the two Universities in the city of Waterloo. The University Library belongs to the TriUniversity Group of Libraries which unites library resources at the Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Guelph, and the University of Waterloo.  The Waterloo region is one of the fastest growing communities in Canada, with a population of half a million people. It is located in the beautiful part of the South-Western Ontario, a short driving distance from the western edge of the Greenbelt of Toronto,  the largest city in Canada.

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