Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship position in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McMaster University. This fellowship will provide an opportunity to engage in research in close collaboration with Dr. Protas and his group, with a limited amount of teaching, and it is particularly suitable for a talented mathematical scientist who has recently completed his/her Ph.D. The position will be initially tenable one year, but there is the possibility of an extension for a second year contingent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding. To learn more about the department, please visit our web page.

The fellowships are open to candidates of any nationality and selection will be based upon the candidate's research potential and fit with Dr. Protas; research group.

The focus of the position will be research on mathematical and computational modeling of nonequilibrium electrochemical and thermodynamic processes occurring in Li-ion batteries. This position is intended for an applied mathematician interested in exploring a rapidly developing application area, or for a mathematically-minded chemist with a solid background in theoretical and computational chemistry. In either case, knowledge of multiscale modelling (especially homogenization), electrochemistry, PDEs and scientific computing will be an asset. This research project will also involve close collaboration with chemists and material scientists as well as research scientists with our Industrial Partner.

The fellowship normally starts September 1, 2017 and provides an annual stipend salary of $42,000 plus a grant for research expenses. In order to receive full consideration, candidates are required to apply for this fellowship by using the MathJobs website by April 14, 2017, although applications will continue to be received until the position is filled. See our advertisement with ID McMaster-PDFMMSC [#10171] at

Applicants should provide at least three letters of recommendation. At least one of these letters should report on the candidate's teaching abilities. Preferably these letters will be submitted through the MathJobs website (see above); they may also be sent directly to:

Dr. Bartosz Protas
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA L8S 4K1

We appreciate all replies to this advertisement, but only applicants under consideration will be contacted. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities, and persons with disabilities.


Openings for graduate students (Master's and/or Ph.D.) and a post-doctoral fellow are anticipated in Dr. Protas' research group at McMaster University. The focus of these positions will be fundamental investigations of extreme behavior, such as potential singularity formation, in fluid flow models using a combination of mathematical analysis and large-scale computations (the post-doctoral position may also involve some teaching). Required background involves (ideally, a combination of) theoretical fluid mechanics, large-scale scientific computing (including numerical optimization) and PDE analysis. Details concerning student positions are available here, whereas candidates interested in the post-doctoral opening should contact Dr. Protas for more information and application procedures.