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Research Fellow

Operational Research

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £29,301
Full Time Fixed Term (18 Months)
Closing Date:  Friday 26 May 2017
Interview Date:   Wednesday 14 June 2017
Reference:  864417PJ

Computational Optimization

Applications are invited for a researcher in Mathematical Aspects of Operational Research, based at the University of Southampton. The post is a key part of a new research project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

The aim of the project is to develop a solver for bilevel optimization based on continuous optimization techniques which rely on strong mathematical foundations.

You will have a PhD* or equivalent experience in Operational Research (in the area of Optimization), the ability to pursue research independently and as part of a team, and a track record of high quality original research. Expertise in nonsmooth and/or nonconvex optimization and computational optimization would be advantageous.

*Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

The Operational Research Group at Southampton offers a welcoming, stimulating and active research environment with an excellent track record of postdoctoral development. Further information about the research group can be found at

The position is tenable from 1 September 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applications should include a Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications, a brief (<1 page) statement of research interests and the names and addresses of three referees

Informal enquiries can be made at any time to Dr Alain Zemkoho via email  or telephone: +44 23 8059 3863.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 864417PJ on all correspondence.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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