Postdoctoral Research Associate in Numerical Analysis

University of Oxford, Mathematical Institute | Oxford, United Kingdom

Classification: Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

We are currently inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with Professor Yuji Nakatsukasa at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. This is a two-year, fixed-term position, funded by a research grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The starting date of this position is flexible with an earliest start date of 01 March 2024. We particularly welcome applications from individuals who are able to start between 01 March and 01 October 2024. The successful candidate will be part of a research group funded by a joint NSF and EPSRC grant to the University of Oxford and the University of Texas: “DMS-EPSRC: Certifying Accuracy of Randomized Algorithms in Numerical Linear Algebra”. The postdoctoral position at the University of Oxford is funded by EPSRC. The research will involve collaboration between the postdoctoral research associate, Professor Yuji Nakatsukasa (University of Oxford), and Professor Gunnar Martinsson (University of Texas). The work is premised on the recent development in numerical linear algebra of new randomized algorithms that have enabled many computations involving massive data sets that were previously infeasible. The central goal of the research is to develop efficient and accurate techniques for assessing the errors incurred in any specific instantiation of a randomized algorithm. Such techniques will provide a user with a guarantee that even though the algorithm used is randomized, the output produced is certain to satisfy whatever level of computational precision was requested. There is significant flexibility in the exact research to be conducted, depending on the Research Associate’s strengths and preferences. We proudly hold a departmental Athena SWAN Silver Award and an institutional Race Equality Charter Bronze Award, which guide our progress toward advancing racial and gender equality. As part of our strategic aim to improve staff equality and diversity, we would particularly welcome applications from women and BME candidates, who are currently under-represented in positions of this type within the department. Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Coordinator (email:, quoting vacancy reference 168612. Applicants will be selected for interview purely based on their ability to satisfy the selection criteria as outlined in full in the job description. You will be required to upload a statement setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, a statement of research interests, and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application. (NOTE: Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters are received by the closing date). Only applications received before 12.00 noon UK time on Monday 04 December can be considered. Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this vacancy and for further information, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

Last updated: 13 October 2023

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