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Research Associate on the BELINDYSYS Project (x2 posts)

Posted: 14th November 2022

Department of Computer Science, Parks Road, Oxford.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in the BELINDYSYS Project

Full time, Fixed-term for 2 years

Grade 8: Salary £43,414 - £46,047 p.a. (Post may be under-filled at Grade 7 £34,308 - £42,155 p.a.)

We have openings for full-time research associates to work on the BELINDYSYS research project, which is a UKRI Frontier Research grant led by Professor James Worrell.  The positions are fixed-term for 2 years, starting in March 2023.  Welcome applications both from junior and senior postdoctoral scientists.

Under the supervision of Professor James Worrell, you will have responsibility for carrying out research on algorithmic questions on linear dynamical systems and extensions thereof, such as holonomic sequences and piecewise affine maps.  This work draws on connections with a number of areas of computer science and mathematics, including verification, control theory, logic, and number theory.  We will support your career development, through supporting your scientific work, and also through attendance to conferences, student supervision and supporting applications for personal fellowships, as appropriate.

You will hold a PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics or related discipline. You will possess either knowledge or a strong interest in in one or more of the following areas: weighted and hybrid automata, linear recurrences, holonomic sequences, matrix semigroups, control systems, and arithmetic geometry. Experience of actively developing research outputs such as publications is required.

We can consider candidates with potential but less experience who are seeking a development opportunity, for which an initial appointment would be at Grade 7 (£34,308 - £42,155 p.a.) with responsibilities adjusted accordingly. This would be discussed with applicants at interview/appointment where appropriate.

Applicants will be required to upload a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 16 January 2023.  Interviews are expected to be held in late January or in February. 

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Our staff and students come from all over the world and we proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged, through diversity groups and champions, as well as a number of family-friendly policies, such as the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example shared parental leave.

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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