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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL16672

Department: School of Mathematical Sciences
Salary: £33,615 - £37,411 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL16672
Date posted: 01-Nov-2018
Closing date: 30-Nov-2018

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About us

Queen Mary is one of London and the UK’s leading research-focused universities. With over 20,000 students, it is amongst the largest of the colleges of the University of London. Queen Mary’s 4,000 staff teach and research across a wide range of subjects in Science and Engineering, the Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, and Medicine and Dentistry.

The School of Mathematical Science has an exceptionally strong research presence across the spectrum of areas within Pure and Applied Mathematics, and is currently organised into six research groups, namely: Algebra, Combinatorics, Complex Systems and Networks, Dynamical Systems and Statistical Physics, Geometry and Analysis and Probability and Applications. The School also has large and popular undergraduate and graduate programmes.

About the role

The role involves the application of Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods to problems of rare event sampling and optimisation. The successful applicant will collaborate with the Data-Centric Engineering programme at the Alan Turing Institute, which brings together world-leading academic institutions and major industrial partners from across the engineering sector. The appointee, who may sit either at QMUL or the Alan Turing Institute, will need to have a PhD in mathematics (obtained or near to completion) or equivalent qualification. A promising track record related to MCMC would be an advantage.

The School and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science

The School holds a departmental Bronze Athena SWAN Award and is a registered supporter of the LMS Good Practice scheme. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers.

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Pay & Benefits

The post is full time, fixed term appointment for 1 year. The expected start date is 1 January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. Salary will be in the range of £33,615 - £37,411 inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

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The closing date for applications is 30th November 2018. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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