School of Mathematics

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Optimization

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in optimization in the School of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. The post is available from 1st September 2016 for a 3 year fixed term contract.The successful candidate will join the Edinburgh Research Group in Optimization and participate in the EPSRC funded project "Randomized Algorithms for Extreme Convex Optimization". The postdoc will become a member of the Big Data Optimization group and will work closely with Dr Peter Richtarik. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and creative individual with a Ph.D. in Optimization, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, Machine Learning, Computer Science, or a related field, and will have strong track record. Prior experience with convex optimization, randomized algorithms, complexity analysis, and high-performance computing is welcome. The starting salary will be in the range of £31,656 - £37,768 per annum, depending on experience.For informal enquiries about the post, please contact Dr Peter Richtarik at

All applicants should apply online via our vacancy websitePlease include i) a CV (including publication list) , and ii) a research statement (summarizing your current research and outlining a few novel exciting research ideas; recommended length up to 5 pages) with your application.In addition, please arrange for iii) at least three referees to send letters of recommendation directly to by the closing date.We anticipate interviews to be held in late February. If you have not heard from us by 4 March 2016, please assume that your application has not been successful.

Closing Date: Friday 29th January 2016 at 5pm (GMT)

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