Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Randomized Algorithms for Matrix Computations

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Salary Range: 

£31,604 - £38,833 p.a.

Appointment Term: 

Fixed-term 36 months

Closing Date: 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:00


We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant position, funded by EPSRC, to work with Professor Gunnar Martinsson at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. This is a 36 months fixed-term position.  The successful candidate will be expected to be in post no later than by the start of the academic year 2018. 

The successful candidate will take part in research aimed at the development of randomized algorithms for accelerating matrix computations in data analysis and scientific computing. The research involves theoretical work, as well as practical algorithmic design aimed at achieving high performance on modern hardware.  They will also be given the opportunity to undertake teaching which will not exceed 3 hours per week for 24 weeks per annum.

Applicants should have a PhD awarded, or a Masters degree and PhD submitted (at the time of taking up the position) in mathematics or a related discipline, possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes together with the ability to manage own academic research and associated activities.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Administrator (email:, quoting vacancy reference 133183.

Applicants should read the job description before writing their application. You will be required to upload a letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, a statement of research interests and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application.  (NOTE: Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters are received by the closing date).

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.  To apply for this post and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below

Only applications received before 12:00 noon UK time on Wednesday 28th February 2018 can be considered.

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