University of Edinburgh, School of Mathematics

Position ID: 713-PDRA6 [#15854, 051847]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Applied Mathematics
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Edinburgh, City of EH9 3JZ, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Area: Applied Mathematics
Application Deadline: (posted 2020/03/31, listed until 2020/04/22)
Position Description:    

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School of Mathematics

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Applied Mathematics

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Applied Mathematics focused on network science and data science. The position will be based at the School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh, and is available from 1st May or a mutually agreeable date, for a 24 months fixed-term contract.

The successful candidate will work with Prof D J Higham as part of the EPSRC Programme grant ‘Inference, Computation and Numerics for Insights into Cities’ in collaboration with teams at the Universities of Cambridge, Manchester and Oxford. The project focuses on uncertainty quantification for mathematical models relating to urban environments. The particular emphasis in this postdoctoral position is the development of theory and algorithms for the analyse of large-scale, multi-level networks arising in from social, environmental and technological interactions. The candidate will join the Applied & Computational Mathematics group of the School of Mathematics.

Applicants should hold a PhD by the start date, demonstrate an outstanding research potential and have a strong background in one or more of: spectral methods for network analysis, topological data analysis, random graph theory and modelling, and large-scale matrix computation, evidenced by high-quality publications.

The starting salary will be in the range of £33,797 - £40,322 per annum depending on experience. All applicants should apply online. Please upload a CV and a research statement and arrange for at least two referees to send letters of recommendation directly to by the closing date of 5pm on 22nd April 2020. Informal enquiries can be made by contacting: Professor Des Higham,

Application Procedure All applicants should apply online by clicking the apply link at the bottom of this page. The application process is quick and easy to follow, and you will receive email confirmation of safe receipt of your application. The online system allows you to submit a CV and other attachments.

Please upload a CV and a research statement and arrange for at least two referees to send letters of recommendation directly to by the closing date The closing date is 5pm on 22nd April 2020.

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Contact: Professor Des Higham
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School of Mathematics
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