Research Associate - Applied Mathematics

Closing Date : 31/07/2017
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : Available from 1 September 2017 for 14 months
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-10322

To contribute to the European Commission project “Numerical Linear Algebra for Future and Emerging Technologies (NLAFET)” by designing, implementing and evaluating linear algebra algorithms and software library that will enable computational science applications to cope with the anticipated technology challenges of exascale systems.

We are inviting applications for two postdoctoral research associate positions in the Numerical Linear Algebra Group at the University of Manchester.  The successful candidates will join Numerical Linear Algebra for Future and Emerging Technologies (NLAFET) collaboration, a project funded by the European Commission and involving University of Manchester, INRIA, Umea University, and STFC/RAL.  

You will conduct research on dense and sparse linear algebra solvers aiming at a significant reduction of communication and thus suitable for future and emerging large-scale computers. The algorithms developed will be validated on several applications targeted by NLAFET, such as computational fluid dynamics, astrophysics, etc.  A close collaboration and visits with the other partners of the project will be involved.

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:

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

Enquiries about the person specification, shortlisting and interviews contact:

Professor Jack Dongarra

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

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

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