University of Edinburgh, School of Mathematics

Position ID: 713-PDRA1 [#13967]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Position Location: Edinburgh, City of EH9 3JZ, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2019/06/28help popup (posted 2019/05/29, listed until 2019/06/28)
Position Description:    

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The post-holder will conduct research at the intersection of mathematical optimization and machine learning with applications to energy and transportation. This research is motivated by the large quantities of data now available in myriad applications and the growing interest in exploiting the information that this data can provide to improve decision-making.

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available at the University of Edinburgh with a focus on the intersection of mathematical optimization and machine learning with applications to energy and transportation. Based in Edinburgh, the position comes with the opportunity for extended visits to project collaborators in France and Canada. The post-holder will be encouraged to pursue his or her own, and newly arising, research questions, and will also be expected to contribute modestly to teaching in a manner compatible with his/her research expertise. Preference may be given to candidates with proven expertise in one or more of the following:

• mixed-integer linear or nonlinear optimization;

• machine learning;

• modeling and optimization of energy and/or revenue management.

Candidates should have (or soon to obtain) a PhD in mathematical optimization, operational research, or a related field, by the time of the start of the position and have expertise in at least one of the areas of mixed-integer linear or nonlinear optimization, machine learning, modeling and optimization of energy and/or revenue management. They should also have strong coding skills (one or more of Java, C++, Julia) and experience using one or more commercial optimization solvers. Candidates should be enthusiastic about learning new methods, and applying their expertise in innovative ways. Prior experience in interdisciplinary research and/or in providing efficient solutions to problems arising from practical/industrial applications will be an advantage.

The post is available from 1st September 2019, or a mutually agreed date, for a 24-month fixed term contract. The starting salary will be in the range of £33,199 - £39,609 per annum, depending on experience.

Informal enquiries are encouraged; please contact Professor Miguel Anjos by email: Closing date is 28 June 2019 at 5pm GMT.

Application Procedure

All applicants should apply online. The application process is quick and easy to follow, and you will receive email confirmation of safe receipt of your application. Besides filling in the information required by the online system, please upload a cover letter and a CV under “Optional Documents”, and also arrange for three referees to send letters of recommendation by email to by the closing date. As an optional item, applications may include under “Optional Documents” a one-page original research proposal that could become part of the Research Associate's research work during the appointment. Only complete applications will be considered. We anticipate that interviews of shortlisted candidates will take place in July 2019. You will be notified by email whether you have been shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from us by the end of July 2019, your application has been unsuccessful.

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