The University of Edinburgh
Job title: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Optimization
School/Support Department: School of Mathematics
Line Manager: Professor Jacek Gondzio
To undertake research in a specific area of large scale optimization in line with the School’s research strategy and to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
Approx. % of time
Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Experience Needed for the Job)
PhD in Mathematics, Optimization, or a related discipline (essential).
Evidence of high quality research outputs (essential).
Evidence of excellent programming skills (essential).
Willingness to undertake teaching duties and training therein (essential).
Head of School and Professor Jacek Gondzio.
Academic staff within the School.
Professional Services staff within the School.
Undergraduate and postgraduate students; postdoctoral colleagues.
Postdoctoral Teaching in the School of Mathematics
The School wishes postdocs to contribute to its teaching activities during their stay, and will seek to make teaching assignments that are beneficial in terms of career development and compatible with their research expertise.
Teaching loads are typically agreed between the School and the postdoctoral position holder at the time of hiring. The standard expectation for a three-year postdoctoral position, such as this, is of the order of two one-semester courses or equivalent tutorial or project work. The School will provide suitable mentoring for postdoctoral position holder who teach.
All applicants should apply online by clicking the apply link at the bottom of this page. The application process is quick and easy to follow, and you will receive email confirmation of safe receipt of your application. The online system allows you to submit a CV and other attachments.
Only complete applications will be considered. Candidates should read the job description before writing their application. Please upload a CV, a research statement explaining how you meet the selection criteria and add contact details of at least two referees. Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters of recommendation are sent directly to [email protected] and received by the closing date.
We anticipate interviews will be held on 16-17th March 2020. You will be notified by email whether you have been shortlisted for interview or not.
The closing date is 5pm on 12th March 2020.
Right to Work
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To do so, the University requires to see original documents evidencing right to work in the UK before commencement of employment and this is normally carried out at interview. Details will be provided in any letter of invitation to interview.
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You must wait 12 months before applying again.
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Conditions of Employment
This role is grade UE07 and therefore the post holder is automatically included in membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), subject to the USS membership criteria, unless they indicate that they choose not to join the Scheme.
For further information please visit our Pensions website .
The role is grade UE07 and attracts an annual salary of £33,797 to £40,322 for full time hours each week. Salary is paid monthly by direct transfer to your Bank or Building Society account, normally on the 28th of the month. Salaries for part-time staff are calculated on the full-time scales, pro-rata to the Standard Working Week.
The University reserves the right to vary the candidate information or make no appointment at all. Neither in part, nor in whole does this information form part of any contract between the University and any individual.
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