Vacancy Type/Job category
£32,348 - £42,155 per annum
University of Warwick, Coventry
Fixed-term contract for 18 months, 1.0 FTE.
We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work in the area of design
and analysis of algorithms. The start date is negotiable but preferably before
2 January 2023.
The position is available in connection with a research grant held by Dr.
Ramanujan Sridharan (https: // msramanujan.weebly.com) in collaboration with
Professor Graham Cormode
(https: // warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/dcs/people/grahamcormode) and the main
objective is to pursue cutting edge research in the intersection of
approximation algorithms and kernelization, and streaming algorithms
(https: // msramanujan.weebly.com/multiprocess-project.html).
You will have a strong background in the mathematical analysis of algorithms,
with a specialization in one of the following areas: graph algorithms,
kernelization or approximation algorithms. You will have (or expect to obtain
shortly) a PhD in the relevant area.
You should provide with your application form a CV, including a list of
publications, three references, a research statement, and a short statement
highlighting your suitability for this post.
You will be formally based in the Department of Computer Science at the
University of Warwick, and you will be associated with the Centre for Discrete
Mathematics and its Applications
(https:// www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/crossfac/dimap) and the Division of Theory
and Foundations at the University of Warwick.
For further information, please contact Dr. Sridharan
(https: // msramanujan.weebly.com).
If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have
recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research
Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£31,411 pa). Upon
successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted
to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade
structure (£32,348 pa).
Interview Date: TBC.
To undertake cutting edge research in the area of design and mathematical
analysis of algorithms.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• To carry out high quality research in the area of algorithms and complexity
and to publish results in leading international conferences and journals in
computer science and mathematics.
• To attend and present research findings and papers at academic conferences.
• To assist in the organisation of research meetings/workshops in the areas
relevant to the project.
• To contribute fully to the research activities (including the seminars and
workshops and visitor programme) in the Centre for Discrete Mathematics and
its Applications (DIMAP) and the Division of Theory and Foundations in the
Department of Computer Science.
The duties and responsibilities are not intended to be an exhaustive list but
provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. You will be required to be
flexible in your duties.
The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and
qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by
(a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d)
Essential Criteria 1
Possession of a PhD or an equivalent qualification (or close to completion)
in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related subject. (a)
Essential Criteria 2
Good quality research publications. (a)
Essential Criteria 3
Ability to initiate, develop, and deliver high quality research in algorithm
design. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 4
Good effective communication skills. (c, d)
Essential Criteria 5
Good interpersonal skills. (c, d)
Essential Criteria 6
Ability to work independently and as part of a research group. (a, c, d)
Essential Criteria 7
Ability to initiate, plan, organize and deliver a research programme and to
work to tight deadlines. (a, c, d)
Desirable Criteria 1
An interest in the mathematical analysis of algorithms. (a, c, d)
Desirable Criteria 2
Experience in the design of graph algorithms. (a, c, d)
Desirable Criteria 3
Experience in kernelization or design of approximation algorithms. (a, c, d)
Desirable Criteria 4
Experience in the design of streaming algorithms. (a, c, d)
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick is one of the
top-ranking computing departments in the United Kingdom. In the most recent
national research evaluation exercise published in 2014 (REF 2014), the
Department was ranked 2nd of all UK computer science departments. The
department is especially renowned for its excellence in theoretical aspects of
computer science, in the areas of algorithms and combinatorial optimization.
The Centre for Discrete Mathematics and its Applications (DIMAP) is an
internationally renowned centre of excellence in algorithms, discrete
mathematics and combinatorics, theoretical computer science and mathematical
aspects of operational research. It is led by a number of internationally
recognised researchers and has an extensive programme of scientific seminars,
international workshops and conferences, and visiting researchers.
For further information about DIMAP, please see our website.
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