THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND ENGINERING
SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN OPTIMISATION ALGORITHMS, COMBINATORICS AND MACHINE LEARNING – GRADE 7
£34,805 – £40,322 pa
Applications are invited for an ambitious scientist with a strong track record of excellence to work within an interdisciplinary team of researchers as part of the new Centre for Functional Materials Design funded by the Leverhulme Trust – one of only 4 such centres funded in the UK in this new scheme. The successful applicant’s research skills and experience will contribute to and determine the future and path of the Centre’s Research.
You will have a PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics or a relevant discipline and excellent, transferable skills evident in the disciplines of computational complexity, optimisation algorithms, machine learning or crystal structure prediction. It is important to note that this role has a broad scope and that many skills sets could be relevant rather than recruiting to fill a narrow list of technical requirements.
The Research Themes of interest are Optimisation Algorithms, Combinatorics and Machine Learning. We are looking for a person with a strong background at least in one of these themes, but who would be able and interested to contribute in other two themes.
You will work within an interdisciplinary team of researchers, developing and implementing modern computer science methods and algorithms to tackle optimisation and combinatorics problems related to the design of inorganic crystalline materials. Your application should therefore set out how your skills, experience, career ambition, and capabilities will contribute to the success of the centre at all levels.
Job Ref: 016801
Closing Date: 25 March 2020
For full details and to apply online, please visit: https://recruit.liverpool.ac.uk