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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

£32,052 - £35,672 per annum
Closing date: 
Sun, 24/04/2016

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 seven research groups, namely: Algebra, Combinatorics, Complex Systems and Networks, Dynamical Systems and Statistical Physics, Geometry and Analysis, Probability and Applications, Statistics and Data Analysis. 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 optimisation problems in Energy, including electrical power and heat networks. The appointee will need to have a PhD in mathematics (obtained or near to completion) or equivalent qualification, and a promising track record related to MCMC including both publications and practical experience.

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. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for child-care support for the attendance of conferences. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN and the LMS Good Practice principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

Please visit for information about the School and for our family friendly policies and parental leave.

Pay & Benefits

The post is full time fixed term appointment for up to 11 months. We are looking for a start date as soon as possible as the post’s funding has time restrictions. Starting salary will be £35,319 per annum pro rata. Other benefits include 30 days annual leave pro rata and defined benefit pension scheme.

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 should be addressed to Dr John Moriarty at

Details about the school can be found at

The closing date for applications is Sunday 24th April 2016. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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