|Salary:||£36,024 to £44,263 per annum with the potential to under-fill at Grade 6 with salaries in the range of £32,332 - £38,205 p.a.|
|Placed On:||21st September 2023|
|Closes:||31st October 2023|
The Department of Computer Science seeks to employ two postdoctoral researchers to work on a project in the area of agent-based modelling/multi-agent systems, under the direction of PI Professor Michael Wooldridge. The posts are full-time, fixed term positions, tenable immediately, and will be available until the end of September 2026 subject to satisfactory review. The positions will be based within the Department’s offices in central Oxford.
The successful candidates will work with Professor Wooldridge and Professors Ani Calinescu and Doyne Farmer on one or more of the following four areas: modelling languages for agent-based models (with particular interest in probabilistic programming); populating agent-based models with realistic agent behaviours (e.g., using machine learning techniques); calibrating large-scale agent-based models; and the validation and verification of agent-based models (e.g., using techniques from game theoretic model checking/synthesis). Candidates will be expected to have a PhD (or be close to completion) in a related area and should indicate their special area(s) of interest from the four topics above in a cover letter. The primary selection criteria will be relevant research experience and publication track record. Both posts are offered at Grade 7; we would be willing to consider a Grade 6 appointment for less experienced candidates for up to one post – this would be discussed with applicants at interview/appointment where appropriate.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 31 October 2023.
Interviews are expected to be held in November.
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