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Research Associate in Computational Mathematics (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £32,816 to £40,322
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd October 2019
Closes: 21st November 2019
Job Ref: LE21126

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral Research Associate in computational mathematics in connection with a collaborative project between Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (Dr. Anders Hansen) and Cavendish Physics Laboratory (Dr. Andrew Jardine). The project focuses on using modern mathematical techniques to reduce acquisition time in microscopy, and the successful candidate will work closely with the Cavendish team on practical applications.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in mathematics, applied mathematics, computer science or related areas.

The project emphasises practical implementations, and a strong background in programming is needed. Knowledge of compressed sensing, optimisation, and inverse problems will be very useful, as well as some theoretical background in signal and image processing.

Duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research projects. You will be expected to plan and manage your own research and administration, with guidance from academic staff. You must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. You may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, the development of student research skills, provide instruction or plan/deliver seminars relating to the research area.

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The successful candidate is expected to start on 1st of December 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Limit of tenure: the funds for this post are available for 1 year.

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Please indicate the contact details of two academic referees on the online application form and upload a full curriculum vitae and a description of your recent research (not to exceed three pages). Please let your referees be aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System; and encourage them to do so promptly. Ensure that at least one of your referees is contactable at any time during the selection process.

Please quote reference LE21126 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. We particularly welcome applications from women and/or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our Department.

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