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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Research Scientist 3 in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Research Scientist 3

  • Job Number: 23914

  • Functional Area: Research - Scientific

  • Department: Mathematics

  • School Area: Science

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes

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    Job Description

RESEARCH SCIENTIST 3, Mathematics, to develop the Magma computer algebra system under a grant from the Simons Foundation. The position is based at MIT under the direction of principal investigator (PI) Andrew Sutherland and is part of a collaboration between MIT and the University of Sydney (PI John Voight). Will be engaged in a combination of software development research and mathematical research. Responsibilities include designing and implementing algorithms in arithmetic geometry, number theory, group theory, representation theory, commutative algebra, and algebraic geometry and facilitating their integration into Magma; the publication of research papers devoted to the theory and analysis of these algorithms; coordinating with researchers across multiple institutions working on computational aspects of these fields; compiling mathematical data sets relevant to research in these areas and integrating them into Magma; and participating in and supporting workshops and meetings.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: Ph.D. in mathematics with a research background in the computational aspects of arithmetic geometry, number theory, group theory, representation theory, commutative algebra, or algebraic geometry and experience in the design, analysis, and implementation of algorithms in one or more of these fields (preferably more than one); seven years’ experience in a research environment (which may include experience gained as a graduate student); and programming experience in Magma, including package development; and fluency in C/C++. Job #23914 Must be able to travel and present research results.

The start date is September 1, 2024 (negotiable), with an anticipated end date of August 31, 2029, and the possibility for renewal. Hiring for this position and any renewal is contingent upon funding. In addition to applying with a CV and cover letter via the MIT website, applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, CV including publication list and links to software repositories, and three reference letters to Search for job ID: "MIT-ASRSMAGMA 24499". A research statement is recommended but not required.

The deadline to apply is May 1, 2024. 4/11/24