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Research Assistant in Applied Mathematics (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £29,605 to £33,966 pa
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 28th February 2024
Closes: 13th March 2024
Job Ref: LE40675

A position exists for a Post-Graduate Research Assistant 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 July 2024 or earlier/later by negotiation.

The PGRA 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 PGRA to attend international conferences and seminars will be provided.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in numerical analysis and the foundations of computation. They should demonstrate the ability to think innovatively, 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 master's degree in mathematics or a related discipline.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please click the 'Apply' button above.

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, please encourage them to do so promptly.

The closing date is 13 March 2024.

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting Dr. Matthew Colbrook at mjc249@cam.ac.uk and LE40675@maths.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference LE40675 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.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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