Research Assistant/Associates in Randomised Algorithms/Random Walks

University of Cambridge - Computer Laboratory

Research Assistant:  £25,298-£29,301 or Research Associate:  £29,301-£38,183

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance, with the possibility of an extension.

One (or two) fully funded Postdoctoral Research Associate/Research Assistant positions are available in the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. The successful candidates will work on the project "DYNAMIC MARCH", funded by the European Research Council under the supervision of Dr Thomas Sauerwald. This project aims to advance the foundations of multiple random walks and design new algorithms that are able to cope with massive graphs and data sets.

The start date is flexible and can be negotiated.

This position can be filled by an appropriate candidate at research assistant or research associate level, depending on relevant qualifications and experience. Candidates suitable for appointment at research assistant level should hold, or will shortly complete, a Masters degree in Computer Science or Mathematics. Appointment at research associate level is dependent on having a PhD in Computer Science or Mathematics. Where a PhD has yet to be awarded appointment will initially be made as a research assistant and amended to research associate when the PhD is awarded.

The successful candidate should be familiar in one or more of the three areas (i) randomised algorithms, (ii) random walks and (iii) distributed computing. The candidate will conduct theoretical research in an area related to the project, to be broadly interpreted. This includes research collaboration with the PI and other team members, as well as the preparation and presentation of conference and journal publications.

The positions do not involve any teaching duties, but they will include opportunities for supervision of graduate and undergraduate students contributing to these broader research agendas.

Further Details: For informal enquiries please contact Dr Thomas Sauerwald (

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) including list of publications, the contact details of two academic references and a brief research statement (maximum one page). A cover letter is not required.

If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference NR10748 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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