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Research Associate in Numerical Analysis of Adaptive UQ Algorithms
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: S&E-09446

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 12/02/2017

Salary: £31,076 to £38,183 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Applied Mathematics

Hours Per Week: full time

Contract Duration: 01/04/2017 to 31/03/2020

School / Directorate: School of Mathematics

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and highly-motivated researcher to work on the EPSRC funded project “Numerical analysis of adaptive UQ algorithms for PDEs with random inputs”.

This collaborative project between the University of Manchester and the University of Birmingham is managed jointly by Professor David Silvester at Manchester and Dr Alex Bespalov at Birmingham. You will be based in the Uncertainty Quantification group within the School of Mathematics at the University of Manchester:

The position is part of an ambitious project and you will join the project team comprising three investigators (Dr Catherine Powell, Professor David Silvester and Dr Alex Bespalov), a Research Fellow and associated PhD students. In collaboration with other members of the team, you will be designing adaptive algorithms, performing rigorous mathematical analysis of the underlying numerical methods, and developing and testing software for numerical solution of a range of PDE problems with random inputs.

You should have a PhD in Mathematics awarded, or have a PhD thesis submitted, at the time of taking up the appointment. You must have a background in the numerical analysis of partial differential equations and prior experience in programming and software development. Due to the highly collaborative nature of this project, excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills are also required.

The School of Mathematics is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in science, engineering, and technology employment in higher education. The School received a Bronze Award in 2013 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

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CV's or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Professor David Silvester, Chair in Numerical Analysis



Catherine Powell, Senior Lecturer


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

Date of external posting Tuesday 10 January 2017

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

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