RTG Postdoctoral Fellowships

Our research program concerns large multi-scale nonlinear systems, and the mathematical and/or numerical methods needed to analyze them. We are also interested in applications with the result that we have an interdisciplinary program that integrates mathematical training in modeling, analysis, and computations with contemporary experimental research.

Our grant has funds to support four postdocs. Two were hired last year, and we are hiring two this year (to start August, 2016).


1. You must either hold a PhD in the mathematical sciences (or in a related discipline) or be a graduate student who will complete such a PhD before taking up the position.

2. You must be a US citizen, national or a permanent resident.

3. As stated by NSF, "An RTG postdoctoral associate may not have held the doctoral degree for more than two years as of January 1 of the year in which his or her appointment begins. Any exceptions to this restriction, occasioned for example by a career interruption, must be approved on a case-by-case basis by the cognizant program officer."

Finanical Support

A typical RTG postdoc will have a 3-year appointment, with a stipend of $50,000 per academic year (fall and spring). In addition, you will be paid $10,000 in summer support for each of the first two summers. Funding also includes $3,000/year to cover travel, equipment, and supplies. However, funds are not available to cover moving expersnses, insurance, or other fees that might arise (e.g., campus parking).


The RTG mentors (and PIs on the RTG grant) are: Mark Holmes, Gregor Kovacic, Peter Kramer, Fengyan Li, Yuri Lvov, and Donald Schwendeman.


An RTG postdoc will be invoved in both research, teaching, and providing help in mentoring graduate students and undergraduates

Teaching: On average, you will teach one couse per semester (fall and spring). Which courses you teach will be decided by you and your mentor. Note that we do not expect (or encourage) our postdocs to teach six different courses. It is better to select a few you enjoy and teach them two or three times, and use the remaining time for other pursuits.

Reaserch: In conjunction with working with your faculty mentor (the topic of which is determined in consulation with your mentor), you will be expected to paricipate in the various research and mentoring activities we are involved with. This includes the RTG research seminar, helping to organize and run Applied Math Days, organizing mini-symposia at national meetings, etc.

Previous Postdocs

Here are our previous postdocs: