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Research Associate

The University of Edinburgh - College of Science and Engineering - School of Informatics

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th January 2022
Closes: 9th February 2022
Job Ref: 3010
 

Fixed term for 24 months

2 posts available

The School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh invites applications for research associate positions in Algorithms and Complexity, funded by the European Research Council (ERC) starting grant “New Approaches to Counting and Sampling” (NACS), led by Dr. Heng Guo. The posts are full-time and fixed term for 2 years with a possibility of extension. The starting date is flexible.

The Opportunity:

The project NACS aims to explore new frontiers in computational counting and sampling, including developing new algorithms and analysis techniques. Typical tools and topics are Markov chains Monte Carlo, Lovasz local lemma, high dimensional expanders, geometry of polynomials, etc. The successful applicant will be generously supported by the project and will have the opportunity to collaborate with project partners.

Your skills and attributes for success:

Essential:

  • PhD (or near completion) in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related fields
  • Evidence of the ability to conduct high-quality research and produce publications in top-tier venues
  • Confidence in understanding and handling of complex mathematical ideas. Firm knowledge of randomised algorithms and discrete probability.

Desirable:

  • Experience of research in computational counting and sampling
  • Outstanding publication record
  • Excellence in written and oral communication, planning and time management skills.

The post-holder is expected to work independently, have strong communication skills and be able to work in a team. Please ensure you include a supporting statement and CV in your application.

Please note that feedback will be provided only to interviewed candidates. Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr. Heng Guo (hguo@inf.ed.ac.uk)

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336. Is e buidheann carthannais a th’ ann an Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann, clàraichte an Alba, àireamh clàraidh SC005336.

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