Research Fellow (106456-0922) . Job Reference: 1887746

University of Warwick

United Kingdom

September 30, 2022

Description

Vacancy Type/Job category

Research Only

Department

Computer Science

Salary

£32,348 - £42,155 per annum

Location

University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

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.

Job Description

JOB PURPOSE

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.

Person Specification

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) Presentation.

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)

Further Particulars

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.

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website.

Warwick is committed to building an organisation of mutual respect and dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse and inclusive working and learning environment. We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised, respected, and valued. Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full potential. We aspire to remove economic, social and cultural barriers that may otherwise prevent people from succeeding.

We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit our webpages here.

The University of Warwick holds an Athena SWAN Silver award; a national initiative to promote gender equality for all staff and students. Further information about the work of the University in relation to Athena SWAN can be found at the following link: Athena Swan (warwick.ac.uk)

The University of Warwick is one of the six founder institutions of the EUTOPIA European University alliance, whose aim is to become by 2025 an open, multicultural, confederated operation of connected campuses.

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Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants' suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University's Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.

Closing Date

30 Sep 2022

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