Research Associate in numerical analysis for improved land mine detection

Closing Date : 15/01/2017
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : asap until December 2017
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
School/Directorate : School of Mathematics
Division : Applied Mathematics
Hours Per week : full time
Salary : £31,076 to £38,183 per annum
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : S&E-09353

The appointment will be in the School of Mathematics in the Inverse Problems Group and as part of our Centre for International Research into Clearance of Landmines and Explosives (CIRCLE).  We aim to improve metal detectors to by developing better algorithms for location and discrimination and to improve the design of coil arrays.  This project funded by a Royal Society Challenge Grant focuses on the use of polarization tensors for improved design of metal detectors, and improved location and characterization of metal objects.

You should have, or be working towards, a Ph.D. level qualification or experience in applied mathematics and a proven track record in scientific computing including the numerical solution of partial differential equations. You should also have an ability to implement numerical algorithms in compiled and interpreted languages and to adapt, reuse and extend existing code.  Knowledge and experience of computational electromagnetics is also desirable, as is an understanding of the relevant theory.

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

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Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Bill Lionheart


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

Date of external posting: Wednesday 14 December 2016

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.