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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

£30,500 - £35,824 (grade 4)
Closing date: 
Sun, 01/07/2012

The School of Mathematical Sciences has a position for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to participate in the EPSRC-funded project “Computational Counting”. The research will be undertaken within the Pure Mathematics Group in the School of Mathematical Sciences, under the supervision of the Principal Investigator. The overall aim of the project is to provide a better understanding of the inherent computational difficulty of counting (including approximate counting) and to provide efficient algorithms where they exist. This is a joint project with the University of Leeds and the University of Liverpool. The project will involve close collaboration between the three sites.

The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent in the general area of algorithms or computational complexity or in a closely related area of discrete mathematics.

This post is full time and fixed-term for 22 months is available to start ideally in August 2012. Starting salary will be in the range of £30,500 - £35,824 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave plus 4 College closure days, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries for further information are encouraged. These may be addressed to Professor Mark Jerrum (on Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5472 or email:

Apply online here.

The closing date for applications is 1st July 2012. 

Interviews are expected to be held in July 2012. 

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