Research Associate in Computational Complexity
The post of Research Associate (post doctoral) is to conduct world-leading research in computational complexity theory with an emphasis on fundamental lower bound questions in complexity. The successful candidate will join the complexity group at Imperial College led by Professor Iddo Tzameret in the context of the ERC (European Research Commission) EPRICOT project. The post is based in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London at...
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- Reference ENG01598
- Date posted 25 February 2021
- Closing date 1 June 2021
The post of Research Associate (post doctoral) is to conduct world-leading research in computational complexity theory with an emphasis on fundamental lower bound questions in complexity. The successful candidate will join the complexity group at Imperial College led by Professor Iddo Tzameret in the context of the ERC (European Research Commission) EPRICOT project.
The post is based in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London at the South Kensington Campus. Imperial College London, Department of Computing is a world-leading department of computer science, one of the largest in the UK, and is consistently ranked among the best computer science departments in international league tables.
Duties and responsibilities
Apart from generous funding for equipment and travel covered by the flagship ERC grant scheme, the position offers an exciting opportunity to conduct internationally leading and impactful basic research in a major computer science department at the heart of London, with many leading research groups and other institutions nearby. The Research Associate will carry out a research programme in the areas of computational complexity, theory of computing, and may help supervise or collaborate with other group members and students. In addition, the candidate will be expected to submit publications to top-tier conferences and journals, thus publicising their research results at premier theory of computing conferences and journals.
To apply for this position, you must have a proven strong publication track-record in computational complexity, as manifested for instance in publications in top theoretical computer science conferences such as STOC, FOCS, CCC, ICALP, ITCS or in top journals such as JACM, Siam J. Comput. (SICOMP), etc.
You should also have:
- A PhD degree in computer science or a related area.
- Good communication skills and be able to organise your own work and prioritise work to meet deadlines.
- Be able to work independently and drive research agendas to a completion.
*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £36,045 - £39,183 per annum.
In addition to completing the online application, candidates should attach a full CV, with a list of all publications complete the online application and attach a full CV, with a list of all publications;
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