|Salary:||£36,694 to £49,210 per annum|
|Placed On:||24th September 2021|
|Closes:||24th October 2021|
South Kensington Campus
Research Associate salary range: £41,593- £49,210 per annum*
Research Assistant salary range: £36,694 - £39,888 per annum
Full-time, Fixed term to start ASAP for 24 months
The post of Research Assistant (pre-doctoral) or Research Associate (post-doctoral) involves conducting world-leading research on integrating deterministic global optimisation and machine learning for surrogate optimisation. We will consider two main themes: (i) developing new computational approaches for optimising over already-trained machine learning models and (ii) developing machine learning approaches, e.g. selecting cutting planes and branching variables, for automatically improving the performance of global optimisation algorithms.
The post will be based in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London at the South Kensington Campus. The Department of Computing is a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities, and has consistently been awarded the highest research rating. In the 2014 REF assessment, the Department was ranked third (1st in the Research Intensity table published by The Times Higher) and was rated as "Excellent" in the previous national assessment of teaching quality.
Duties and responsibilities
The successful candidate will collaborate with Professor Ruth Misener and Dr Panos Parpas in the Department of Computing and will be a member of the broader EPSRC-funded ADOPT project (Advancing optimisation technologies through international collaboration). This EPSRC project is a collaboration between Imperial, UCL, and the Center for Simulation and Data Science RWTH Aachen and Forschungszentrum Jülich (JARA-CSD). We will also collaborate with several commercial solver software vendors.
In addition to publishing research in top optimisation and machine learning venues, the Research Assistant/Associate will be expected to contribute towards developing and maintaining open source software related to this project (https://github.com/cog-imperial).
For further information on the Prof Misener’s and Dr Parpas’ research and related projects in the Computational Optimisation Group (https://optimisation.doc.ic.ac.uk), see https://wp.doc.ic.ac.uk/rmisener/ and https://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~pp500/index.html
*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £36,694 - £39,888 per annum.
How to apply
Visit https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/ and search using vacancy reference number ENG01875. In addition to completing the online application, candidates should attach:
For queries regarding the application process contact Jamie Perrins: email@example.com.
Closing Date: 24th October 2021 (midnight)
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