Postdoc researcher in agent-based modelling
Posted: 23rd February 2022
Department of Computer Science, Parks Road, Oxford.
Postdoctoral Researcher in Agent-based Modelling
Full Time - Fixed Term Contract
Grade 7: Salary £33,309 - £40,927 p.a. (Post may be under-filled at Grade 6 £29,614 - £35,326 p.a.)
The Department of Computer Science seeks to employ a postdoctoral researcher to work on a project in the area of agent-based modelling/multi-agent systems, under the direction of PI Professor Michael Wooldridge. The post is full-time, fixed term position, tenable immediately, and will be available until the end of September 2026 subject to satisfactory review.
The position will be based within the Department’s offices in central Oxford (depending on prevailing COVID circumstances). The successful candidate will work with Professor Wooldridge and Professors Ani Calinescu and Doyne Farmer on one or more of the following four areas: modelling languages for agent-based models (with particular interest in probabilistic programming); populating agent-based models with realistic agent behaviours (e.g., using machine learning techniques); calibrating large-scale agent-based models; and the validation and verification of agent-based models (e.g., using techniques from game theoretic model checking/synthesis).
The successful candidate will be expected to have a PhD (or be close to completion) in a related area and should indicate their special area(s) of interest from the four topics above in a cover letter. The primary selection criteria will be relevant research experience and publication track record. We can consider candidates with potential but less experience who are seeking a development opportunity, for which an initial appointment would be at Grade 6 (£29,614 - £35,326 p.a.) with responsibilities adjusted accordingly. This would be discussed with applicants at interview/appointment where appropriate.
All applicants must complete an application form and submit a CV and supporting statement.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday, 23 March 2022. Interviews are expected to be held (remotely) in April.
We would particularly welcome applications from women and black and minority ethnic applicants who are currently under-represented within the Computer Science Department.
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Demonstrating a commitment to provide equality of opportunity. We would particularly welcome applications from women and black and minority ethnic applicants who are currently under-represented within the Computer Science Department. All applicants will be judged on merit, according to the selection criteria.
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