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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

£30,229 - £33,659 per annum (grade 4)
Closing date: 
Fri, 31/12/2010

The School of Mathematical Sciences has a position for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow 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 Professor Mark Jerrum. 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 (Prof. Martin Dyer) and the University of Liverpool (Prof. Leslie Ann Goldberg). The project will involve close collaboration between the three sites.

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

This full time, 3 year fixed term position is available to start ideally on 1 March 2011. Starting salary will be in the range of £30,229 - £33,659 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave plus 4 College closure days, final salary 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

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Further details and application form can be found below.

Completed application forms and a CV, including publications list and a research statement, should be returned, preferably by post, quoting the reference number 10402/SP to Recruiting Officer, School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS. Alternatively, applications can be sent electronically, to by the closing date of 31 December 2010.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to advise candidates who have been unsuccessful in their application.

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