Research Associate (fixed-term) (ED11709)

University of Bath
June 05, 2024
Offerd Salary:£37,099
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Job title Research Associate (fixed-term)

Department Computer Science

Salary Starting from £37,099, rising to £44,263

Grade Grade 7

Contract Type Full Time, Fixed Term

Placed on Wednesday 15 May 2024

Closing date Wednesday 05 June 2024

Interview date Wednesday 19 June 2024

Reference ED11709

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About the role

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow position in Algorithmic Game Theory and Mechanism Design, funded by the Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant "Towards Practical Algorithmic Mechanism Design: Beyond the Worst-Case Analysis," led by Dr. Jie Zhang in the Department of Computer Science, University of Bath.

The project aims to explore incentive engineering questions in a wide range of topics, including matching, scheduling, internet markets, and developing new algorithms and analysis techniques.

Typical tools and topics are Probability and Statistics, Game Theory, Optimisation, etc. The successful applicant will be supported by the grant.

The post starts in June 2024 and is negotiable.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • PhD (or near completion) in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related fields
  • Evidence of the ability to conduct high-quality research and produce publications in top-tier venues
  • Confidence in understanding and handling of complex mathematical ideas. Firm knowledge of designing and analyzing algorithms and mechanisms.
  • Excellence in written and oral communication, planning and time management skills
  • Please address any queries to Dr. Jie Zhang, [email protected]

    What we can offer you:
  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan.
  • Find out more about our benefits.

    We consider ourselves to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

    We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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  • We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

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