Research Officer in Algorithms and Optimisation

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Department of Mathematics


Research Officer in Algorithms and Optimisation


Salary is competitive and not less than £36,647 pa inclusive of London allowance


This is a fixed term appointment for 12 months, with the possibility of a further extension of 12 months subject to funding


LSE’s Department of Mathematics is looking to appoint a Research Officer on the European Research Council Starting Grant Project “Scaling Methods for Discrete and Continuous Optimisation” (‘ScaleOpt’) working with Principal Investigator Professor László Végh. Please see the brief summary of the project on our webpage:


The successful applicants will;


  • hold (or be near completion of) a PhD in a discipline relevant to optimisation, such as Mathematics, Computer Science, or Operations Research by post start date.
  • demonstrate research interests and comprehensive knowledge in areas relevant to the project ScaleOpt: the theoretical foundations of discrete and continuous optimization.
  • show evidence of developing a body of good quality publications in well-recognised peer reviewed outlets through independent original research.
  • have excellent written and oral communication skills, including an ability to place one's specialist work within a broader context and to communicate research findings effectively to a range of audiences.
  • Ability to analyse and research complex ideas, concepts or theories.
  • Ability to take a lead role in pursuing the activities and objectives of the research project.


The post holder will be expected to work as part of a research team.


We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.


If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email the principal investigator of the ScaleOpt project, Professor László Végh:


LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university. For this post, we particularly welcome applications by women and ethnic minorities.


The closing date for receipt of applications is Saturday 5th June 2021 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

Research Officer in Algorithms and Optimisation