Open Positions

for PhD and Postdoctoral Researchers 


Canada Research Chairs | University of Ottawa| 

Two PhD positions, one Postdoc position are available at the University of Ottawa in the framework of the Canada Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence at the interface of Mathematics and Chemistry. Moreover, several other oportunities are available to undergraduate and master students to join and work in Gerolin's research group.

Graduate students and young researchers from Ukraine are warmly encouraged to apply or, just simply, contact me via the e-mail: CRCAIMathChe@uottawa.ca .   

Postdoctoral Position in Mathematics 

Candidates are expected to have experience or interest in developing a research program in the field of Calculus of Variations, Computational Chemistry and/or Machine Learning with a particular emphasis on the mathematical and computational aspects of Optimal Transport and applications in Statistics, Machine Learning and/or Density Functional Theory.

Candidates are invited to apply by email via the address CRCAIMathChe@uottawa.ca with subject “Postdoc 2022”. The application package should include the following documents as attachement in a single pdf file:

1) CV with list of publications;
2) Research statement on current and planned research (max 5 pages);
3) A list of at most three referees, willing to write a letter of recommendation.

Selected candidates will be requested to have their referees send a letter of recommendation directly to Prof. Gerolin, and will be invited for an online interview. Applications will be evaluated starting from April 5th. The position will remain open until the appropriate candidate is hired.

PhD position 1: Optimal Transport and applications in Theoretical Chemistry and/or Machine Learning   

Candidates are expected to have experience or interest in conducting research on mathematical and/or computational aspects of optimal transport. Possible topics include regularized Optimal Transport, gradient flows in the space of probability measures, mean-field games, multi-marginal optimal transport and applications in Machine Learning (e.g., Generative Models, Neural ODEs, etc).

Depending on the profile and interest of the candidate, research visits at industrial partners can be scheduled as well as develop part of the PhD at one of our academic collaborators in the Netherlands, Italy, Finland, Germany or United States.

The selected PhD candidates will receive training in mathematics and scientific computing as well as perform their PhD research in a highly collaborative environment, under the supervision of Prof. Gerolin. The starting date of the PhD is expected to be between July and October 2022.

Candidates are invited to apply by email via the address CRCAIMathChe@uottawa.ca. The email, with subject “PhD 1 Application” should include the following documents as attachments in a single pdf file:

1) CV with (possibly) list of publications;
2) Evaluations of university exams;
3) Current and future study project, including for instance a short description of the master thesis and research directions (max 3 pages);
4) A list of at most three referees, willing to write a letter of recommendation.

A few candidates will then be requested to ask their referees to send a recommendation letter directly to Prof. Gerolin and will be invited for an online interview.

Applications will be evaluated starting from April 5th. The position will remain open until the appropriate candidate is hired.

PhD position 2: Mathematical Physics, Quantum Information and/or Computational Chemistry

Candidates are expected to have experience or interest in conducting research in at least one of the following areas: mathematical aspects of Density Functional Theory; One-Body Reduced Density Matrix Functional Theory; and Quantum Information Theory. Good programming skills is an asset.

Depending on the profile and interest of the candidate, research visits at industrial partners can be scheduled as well as develop part of the PhD at one of our academic collaborators in the Netherlands, Italy, Finland, Germany or United States.

The selected PhD candidates will receive training in mathematics and scientific computing as well as perform their PhD research in a highly collaborative environment, under the supervision of Prof. Gerolin. The starting date of the PhD is expected to be between July and October 2022.

Candidates are invited to apply by email to the address CRCAIMathChe@uottawa.ca. The email, with subject “PhD 2 Application” should include the following documents as attachments in a single pdf file:

1) CV with (possibly) list of publications;
2) Evaluations of university exams;
3) Current and future study project, including for instance a short description of the master thesis and research directions (max 3 pages);
4) A list of at most three referees, willing to write a letter of recommendation.

Selected candidates will be requested to have their referees send a letter of recommendation directly to Prof. Gerolin, and will be invited for an online interview.

Applications will be evaluated starting from April 5th. The position will remain open until the appropriate candidate is hired.