Research Officer

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university

 

 

Department of Mathematics

 

Research Officer

 

Salary is competitive and not less than £34,736 pa inclusive

 

This is a fixed term appointment for 1 year, with possible further extension

 

LSE 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 Dr László Végh. Please see the brief summary of the project on our webpage: http://personal.lse.ac.uk/veghl/scaleopt.htmlThe postholder will contribute to the research objectives of the “ScaleOpt” project, by conducting substantive individual research and developing new results in the theory of algorithms and optimisation.  The main objectives of the project are developing new scaling methods in discrete and continuous optimisation, and extending the limits of strongly polynomial computability.

 

Applicants should:

 

  • By January 2018, hold (or be near-completion of) a PhD in a discipline relevant to optimisation, such as Operations Research, Computer Science, or Mathematics.
  • Demonstrate research interests and comprehensive knowledge and experience in discrete or continuous optimisation (or both), and the willingness to work on the interface of these areas.
  • A commitment and demonstrated ability to work as part of a collaborative research team in assisting the smooth running of the project.
  • Ability to develop a coherent programme of research and establish models in the context of the research project and analyse and research complex ideas, concepts or theories.
  • 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.

 

Applicants 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, Dr László Végh L.Vegh@lse.ac.uk.

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 8 December 2017 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

 

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 22nd January 2018.

            

 

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university

 

 

Department of Mathematics

 

Research Officer

 

Salary is competitive and not less than £34,736 pa inclusive

 

This is a fixed term appointment for 1 year, with possible further extension

 

LSE 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 Dr László Végh. Please see the brief summary of the project on our webpage: http://personal.lse.ac.uk/veghl/scaleopt.htmlThe postholder will contribute to the research objectives of the “ScaleOpt” project, by conducting substantive individual research and developing new results in the theory of algorithms and optimisation.  The main objectives of the project are developing new scaling methods in discrete and continuous optimisation, and extending the limits of strongly polynomial computability.

 

Applicants should:

 

  • By January 2018, hold (or be near-completion of) a PhD in a discipline relevant to optimisation, such as Operations Research, Computer Science, or Mathematics.
  • Demonstrate research interests and comprehensive knowledge and experience in discrete or continuous optimisation (or both), and the willingness to work on the interface of these areas.
  • A commitment and demonstrated ability to work as part of a collaborative research team in assisting the smooth running of the project.
  • Ability to develop a coherent programme of research and establish models in the context of the research project and analyse and research complex ideas, concepts or theories.
  • 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.

 

Applicants 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, Dr László Végh L.Vegh@lse.ac.uk.

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 8 December 2017 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

 

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 22nd January 2018.