Postdoc in Computational Applied Topology, University of Delaware

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Delaware invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position beginning July 1, 2020, supported by the NSF through DMS award 1854683.

The postdoctoral researcher will be a principal member of a collaborative team developing the ExHACT software package for applied/persistent homological algebra and associated theoretical foundations. The researcher will work closely with project PI’s Drs. Chad Giusti (Delaware), Gregory Henselman-Petrusek (Princeton), and Lori Ziegelmeier (Macalester).

The position carries a competitive salary and benefits, and offers interdisciplinary research and training opportunities in applied topology and theoretical neuroscience. Teaching opportunities are available but not required.

Qualifications: Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in mathematics, computer science, or another relevant field before the position begins. Successful applicants will have a strong background in both algebraic topology and computer programming. Experience with applied topology, C/C++, and software development are desirable.

How to apply: Please apply via Your application must include a cover letter, CV, research statement, and three recommendation letters. Screening of applications will begin on December 01, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Informal inquiries are welcome and may be addressed to Dr. Chad Giusti via e-mail at, Dr. Gregory Henselman-Petrusek at, and/or Dr. Lori Ziegelmeier at

The University of Delaware and the ExHACT project team recognize and value the importance of diversity and inclusive excellence in supporting our academic mission and enriching the experience of our employees. We are committed to attracting candidates with varying identities and backgrounds, knowing that diversity enriches the academic experience and expands the knowledge base for innovation. We strongly encourage applications from scholars from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to, and opportunity in, its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, and supports work-life balance through our family-friendly policies. The University of Delaware is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and Title IX institution. For the University’s complete non-discrimination statement, please visit

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