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Postdoctoral Fellowships

The IMA hires up to eight postdoctoral fellows who stay at the IMA for one to two years. Postdoctoral fellows receive an annual salary and a travel allowance. Each incoming postdoc is connected with a faculty member at the University of Minnesota and also with a long-term visitor in the Annual Thematic Program. These pairings represent a significant opportunity for professional collaboration. During the second year of their stay, fellows have the opportunity to engage in a new annual program, continue research and collaborations, or teach a course in the university’s math department.

Goals

The IMA focuses on two important aspects to ensure that the postdoctoral fellows have a positive, rewarding experience during their visit. First, the institute creates a stimulating, scientific atmosphere built around the Annual Thematic Program. This offers a unique environment for the postdoc to become truly immersed in one broad field of interdisciplinary mathematics. Second, the IMA dedicates a great deal of resources to mentoring, supporting, and nurturing its postdoctoral fellows.

Application Process

Apply online via the MathJobs.org website. Please note, applications for the 2014-2015 program year will be accepted beginning Septerber 2013. The job posting includes a detailed description of the position and information on the application process, including deadlines and the required application materials.

View a list of former IMA post-doctoral fellows online.

Industrial Postdoctoral Fellowships

The IMA offers up to three two-year Industrial Postdoctoral Fellowships for recent Ph.D. scholars each year. These fellowships are designed to prepare the fellows for research careers in industry or those involving industrial interaction in academia. The industrial postdoc devotes half of their time to an industry project and half to their own research; the division of effort might be more continuous with the postdoc directing industrial and academic research in parallel while in residence at the IMA. Industrial postdocs receive a great deal of guidance as well as ample opportunities for collaboration with their industry mentor. These positions are funded jointly by the IMA and an industrial partner.

Goals

Fellows conduct research and are given the opportunity to network and collaborate with an industry member. About half of the program’s participants go on to careers in industry or government labs, with the rest pursuing careers in academia.

Application Process

Apply online via the MathJobs.org website. The job posting includes a detailed description of the position and information on the application process, including deadline and the required application materials.

To apply specifically for the Ford Motor Company postdoc position, use this link - Ford Postdoc

View a list of former IMA post-doctoral fellows online.

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