Postdoctoral Position 2023 at CMM-Digital Mining — CLOSED

The Center for Mathematical Modeling (CMM) of the University of Chile invites applications for one postdoctoral position in Mathematical Models and Algorithms for the Digital Mining industry and related topics. CMM is one of the leading mathematical research institutions in Latin America, developing both theoretical and applied lines of research. These include innovative mathematical and computational tools in inverse problem theory, computer graphics, artificial intelligence, high performance computing and data analytics, and numerical/probabilistic models in solid mechanics, which aim at integrating real-time analysis of complex multisource data with novel real-scale numerical models of complex rock mass behavior in mining environments.

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Ideal candidates should show outstanding potential, hold a Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics, Mining/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, Scientific Computing or related fields, and have interests  aligned with the Digital Mining R&D line at CMM, which focuses in the development of innovative technological solutions to challenges posed by the 4.0 Mining Industry, including:

  • Inverse problems coming from mining and their computational implementation, fracturing  processes in rock mechanics, modeling and simulations – Planning and optimization under uncertainty in mining
  • Integrative computational methods and software for the characterization of  discontinuous rock masses and complex mechanic media
  • Models and algorithmic tools for forecasting and monitoring dynamic seismic hazards arising in the mining, energy, geophysics and civil engineering domains
  • Stochastic and statistical approaches for seismic data processing algorithms, including seismic  inversion and tomography

The position is available for individuals who expect to obtain a PhD by the date of the appointment or are within the first five years after obtaining their PhD (with exceptions for maternity leave and other special circumstances). The selected candidate will integrate the project which best fits with their expertise,  nevertheless a strong knowledge and experience in programming is required in all cases.

Spanish language is not required, but excellent communication skills in English, both oral and written, are required in order to work in a multidisciplinary international team.

The duration of each position is one year, renewable for up to one additional year. The starting date is flexible, but preferably not later than September 2023. The position is R&D oriented and does not carry any teaching responsibilities (although teaching opportunities can be provided) and is held at the CMM’s base at the University of Chile located in Santiago. The gross monthly salary is $2,000,000 CLP. Basic support for research activity is provided, including travel expenses. In addition, candidates can apply to government funding programs for further support.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications) and a research statement, using the online form below.

Applicants should also arrange for at least two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Applications need to be submitted by April 15, 2023.

Inquiries about the position can also be sent to

CMM is committed to foster diversity at all levels. Applications from women and other STEM minority candidates are strongly encouraged. The center has a gender and diversity committee educating and training its members, promotes diversity in all its teams, and is dedicated to improving the work-life balance of its members, including access to parental leave.


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Posted on Jan 30, 2023 in Job Opportunities