|Salary:||£27,929 to £42,155|
|Placed On:||1st February 2023|
|Closes:||3rd March 2023|
A position exists for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics to work on verified algorithms for infinite-dimensional spectra, control and data science with Dr Matthew Colbrook to start in October 2023 or earlier by negotiation.
The PDRA will work on developing robust numerical methods for infinite-dimensional spectral computations and data-driven control (broadly understood) under the project entitled "Verified data-driven algorithms for control and neural network training" funded by the Isaac Newton Trust.
Duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. The role holder will be expected to plan and manage their own research and administration, with guidance if required, and to assist in the preparation of proposals and applications to external bodies. 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, and plan/deliver seminars relating to the research area. Full travel support for the PDRA to attend international conferences and seminars will be provided.
The successful candidate will have a strong background in research that has led to several publications at the highest level in numerical analysis and the foundations of computation. They should show research novelty, an aptitude for absorbing new ideas, and the ability to develop original lines of research enquiry. A strong background in both analysis and programming is essential.
Applicants should have (or be close to completing) a PhD in mathematics or a related discipline.
Informal inquiries can be made by contacting Dr Matthew Colbrook at firstname.lastname@example.org and LE35187@maths.cam.ac.uk.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.
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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 ensure that at least one of your referees is contactable at any time during the selection process, and is made aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System; and please encourage them to do so promptly.
Please quote reference LE35187 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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